Jay’s Month Of Scares, Day 8- Captain Underpants
When I was a kid, I loved Captain Underpants! I thought it was one of the funniest thing I ever read. That led me to go see the DreamWorks film when it can out, and while I’m not a big fan of the Netflix series, I see the appeal it has to kids. Since the Netflix series came out with a Halloween special today, I thought it would be fun to watch it for my daily Halloween quota. In this case, though, it would be Hack-a-Ween.
It’s almost Halloween in Piqua, and everyone’s getting ready for the holiday. Everyone except Melvin and Mr. Krupp, who hate Halloween, but for entirely different reasons. Melvin hates it because he’s “candy intolerant”, and because George and Harold prank him every year. Krupp hates it because he’s Krupp. So they spearhead a campaign that does the impossible: getting Halloween banned in Piqua!
Next to getting really bad clothes as Christmas presents, no Halloween seems like a kid’s worst nightmare. Yet George and Harold refuse to let their favorite holiday die. Since they can’t celebrate Halloween, though, they come up with their own holiday: Hack-A-Ween.
Hack-A-Ween is essentially Halloween but with different names for everything. It’s so stupid yet so clever in the end! I can’t help but admire it. As a side effect, it helps everyone remember why Halloween’s so much fun. It also helps George and Harold realize the real reason why Melvin hates it: he never got enjoy Halloween with anyone. Once they fix that problem, and a few other problems, Melvin realizes the true joy of Halloween!
A Good, But Not Great, Special
Did I enjoy the Captain Underpants Halloween Special? I did, to an extent. To be honest, the show is not as funny as the books or movie were. It can still appeal to kids, but unless you’re a hardcore Captain Underpants fan, you can skip this special.
Yet, I have to give the special credit, as it reminds people of why Halloween can be so much fun, even when you’re an adult. Yeah, grownups have to worry about decorations and buying candy, but when you get down to it, it’s still a lot of fun. I’m an adult, and yet I love Halloween as much as any kid does! It’s nice to see a special that reminds people of that. Growing old isn’t the same as growing up, after all. So whatever your age may be, Happy Halloween!
Click here to see the FANDOM Article I did for Halloween last year.