For someone celebrating 40 years in the business, Elvira is definitely making the most of her anniversary year, as she’s not content with a Halloween special and spending a month on Netflix for their “Netflix and Chills” lineup, will also perform in The Goldbergs Halloween episode on ABC. The episode titled The Hunt for the Great Albino Pumpkin will air on Wednesday, October 27 at 8pm. EDT, and watch the Mistress of Darkness follow in the footsteps of that other iconic horror character Freddy Krueger as they celebrate the haunted season in the comedy series.
It has been three years since Robert Englund underwent his transformation into the Nightmare in Elm Street killer to make another appearance in The Goldbergs’ Halloween Special 2018, and it seems that having a favorite from the horror genre on the show at this time of year could well become a sporadic tradition with Elvira showing up for this year’s outing.
The episode’s official synopsis reads: “Adam misses his pops and finds himself disenchanted with his once-favorite time of year, Halloween. Beverly tirelessly tries to resurrect Adam’s Halloween ghost from the dead, encouraging Pop Pop (Judd Hirsch) to spend some quality time with his grandson. A night of mishaps and chaos turns out to be just the adventure Adam needs. Meanwhile, with the urging and support of Joanne, his former alter ego, rapper ” Big Tasty’, and a chance encounter with the legendary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, brings Barry and Joanne closer together.”
As mentioned before, Elvira, or actress Cassandra Peterson, is celebrating her 40th anniversary as the queen of horror hosts, and for her fans, it couldn’t be much more of a celebration, with the seductive icon not just here, there, and everywhere. pops up TV, but also to get her own 7″ action figure from NECA, which became available for pre-order last week. Who wouldn’t want to have their own little fully articulated Elvira on their shelf – it sure beats an Elf.
Two weeks ago, Elvira brought a special live night of entertainment to Shudder, with the entire event now being streamed on demand on the platform for those unable to tune in when it originally aired, and announced the following week that she would also Offering its services to Netflix every Sunday in October by joining their social channels as Dr. Elvira, to give strictly non-medical advice for the Halloween season.
The Goldbergs is currently in its ninth season on ABC, which was green-lit last year when season eight premiered in 2020. Despite drastically declining ratings over the past few seasons, the Halloween special starring Robert Englund clearly got a lot of attention for the series. of the only times Englund has appeared as Freddy Krueger since the clash of the killers movie, Freddy vs. Jason back in 2003. Whether Elvira can bring a comparable rating boost is doubtful, because while she’s an icon in her own right, she doesn’t have the same worldwide fan base, but she’s guaranteed to camp out a bit, dark fun for the proceedings, so there are worse ways to spend half an hour. The episode airs October 27 on ABC and will be available on demand and on Hulu the following day.
Topics: Elvira, The Goldbergs