New Jersey’s Great Pop Culture Moments Vol.70: Paul Lynde Halloween Special


Paul Lynde’s classic Halloween special aired in 1976 and what kind of show would it have been without a joke about New Jersey? Even back then Jersey was the butt of jokes. On behalf of our state’s capitol, we were honored to be uttered in the same broadcast with the likes of KISS, Donny and Marie, and the Wicked Witch of the West herself, Margaret Hamilton!

Returning from a commercial break, Witchiepoo from H.R PufnStuf was reading The Exorcist and the Wicked Witch was reading Rosemary’s Baby, and then Paul Lynde materializes.

The Wicked Witch of the West Margaret Hamilton: “Welcome back, did you have a nice trip?”
Paul Lynde: “Terrible! The broom broke down over Trenton!”