Classic Nick. Wed. – Marc Summers’ Mystery Magical SpecialWednesday, October 30, 2013
Happy Halloween everyone! As some of you may know this is my favorite holiday so naturally I wanted to write about something spooky and what better than Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Special!
Most of us know and love Marc from Double Dar but how many of you knew that he was an amateur magician?
Created as a vehicle for Marc’s new found fame the Mystery Magical Special opens with Marc and this three friends, Trenton Teigen, Jonathan Brandis and Shiri Appleby, are returning home from the movies on a dark night when they, naturally, get a flat tire.
After realizing that they didn’t have a spare they make their way to the creepy old house where they meet John Astin (Gomez Addams) who tells them to, “help themselves.”
Inside they find the usual dust, spider webs, skeletons, heads falling from the ceiling, and various other spooky things. They also encounter a few magicians along the way namely Tina Lenert and Lance Burton.
Tina’s charming performance makes you forget that she’s the only one performance and Lance’s showdown with the bizarre demon-like villain ends in a swoard fight with a suprizing ending!
This Halloween themed special was originally produced in 1986, but continued air, often multiple times, every October for several years afterward.