Now I'm not going to reveal all the wonderful surprises in Rip's evening of entertainment, but I will offer up a few of my favorite moments just to wet your whistle:
- Rip and Ms. Crawford (played, of course, by the fabulous Cerda) singing their unique version of "Kids" from Bye Bye Birdie (which only helps to remind us of the similarities between Mr. Nelson and comedian Paul Lynde - who also hosted his own Halloween TV special back in 1976).
- Ms. Arthur crooning "Werewolves of London" in a perfect Maude Findlay outfit (which made me want to see her excellent portrayer, Michael Hampton, perform an entire episode of the 1970s sitcom).
- The unlikely duo of Kate Smith (Missy Aguilar) and Bob Dylan (Red Genson, who is especially good as the singer) giving us a memorable mash-up of "God Bless America" and "Blowin' in the Wind".
- Charo (played by Elizabeth Lesinksi with just the right amount of sweet daffiness and fiery flamboyance) leading the entire cast in an amusing rendition of "Hootchie Cootchie Halloween".