Thursday, October 31, 2013

Spook-a-Nanny!

My earliest — and most vivid — Halloween memory is probably the Woody Woodpecker "Spook-a-Nanny" special from 1964. I would have been in kindergarten at the time. I'm pretty sure it originally aired on WFMY Channel 2 from Greensboro, as I recall the distinctive North Carolina drawl of the on-air personality — almost certainly Lee Kinard, who was with the station for many decades — excitedly exhorting all the kids to tune in for the "exciting Spook-a-Nanny, coming up next!" That Halloween may well have been my first trick-or-trick outing.

Here 'tis — the first five minutes of it, anyway — and I am glad beyond glad you can find just about anything on YouTube. The full-length cartoon (22 minutes) is also available on YouTube.

2 comments:

James Robert Smith said...

Man. That cartoon sucks.

Mark Rainey said...

Rather. Never said it was good. Just my earliest Halloween memory — though I'm rather fond of it for that reason.