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1999 Broadcast of Garfield’s Halloween Adventure!

Got a new video for you tonight, and it’s a hot one! My buddy Chad blessed me with a copy of the final network television broadcast of Garfield’s Halloween Adventure, from 1999!

In this video, I’m diving into the tape to gush about the classic Halloween special and all of the TV commercials that came with it!

Click here to watch on YouTube!

If you grew up with the ‘80s airings of Garfield’s Halloween Adventure, seeing it with TV spots from *1999* is a real trip. Course, since even that was more than 20 years ago, the commercials pack their own kind of nostalgic punch.

The spots feature everything from America Online to Grape Nuts O’s Cereal, and in the video, I yanked out five of my favorites for a closer look. I’m really happy with how this one came out, so I hope you dig it!

Thanks for watching. I’m looking to get another vid done soonish, so while you wait for that, be sure to visit Dino Drac’s Daily Halloween Thing for regular doses of spooky nonsense. (And if you liked this video, remember, sharing is caring.)

And PS, if all of this puts you in the mood to watch Garfield’s Halloween Adventure, the whole thing is on YouTube, uploaded by the fat cat himself.

Purple Stuff: 1990s Halloween eBay Dig!

On the eve of October, we’re just in time with this month’s Purple Stuff Podcast!

We think you’re gonna have a blast with this one. Me and Jay from Sludge Central dived deep into eBay to pluck out the best and weirdest Halloween collectibles the 1990s had to offer! Join us on our eerie eBay search party!

Highlights include everything from old spooky Ziploc bags to the Monster in My Pocket Monster Mountain! And yeah, of course some Halloween McNugget Buddies make an appearance, too. There’s something for everyone in this ep!

Click here to listen to this month’s show!

You can also find the new episode on Spotify, or Apple, or wherever else you listen to podcasts.

As a reminder, The Purple Stuff Podcast is also on Patreon, where you can grab an exclusive bonus show each and every month. September’s is up now, and when you join, you’ll also gain access to ALL prior bonus shows! Years of them!

Stop here if you’re avoiding spoilers, but if you wanna check out the actual auctions we’re highlighting, here’s the list:

1. Monster in my Pocket Monster Mountain!
2. Halloween Ziploc Bags!
3. Halloween McNugget Buddies Store Display!
4. Hostess Munster Pack Cupcakes Box!
5. Count Chocula Box featuring Igor the Spider!
6. Michael Myers Halloween H20 Sketch!
7. Super Expensive OG Ghostface Masks!
8. The Norfin Trolls “Castle of Doom” VHS!

Thanks so much for listening, and for sharing the show around! We hope you enjoy the new episode, and we’ll be back next month with more Halloween nonsense. Get set for October, y’all!

Dino Drac’s Haunted Halloween Funpack!

Be afraid, be very afraid… of missing out on Dino Drac’s HAUNTED HALLOWEEN Funpack! The last of three all-spooky Funpacks for the 2022 season is finally here, and if you act fast, you just might get one!


From spooky sounds to creepy coffee to sinister stickers to terrifying trading cards, there’s something for everyone in the October Funpack.

Subscriptions are currently closed, but I do have a fair amount of spares to sell on an individual, non-subscription basis. Once these are gone, they’re gone forever. Jump to the bottom to order one while supplies last, or keep reading to learn about everything in this month’s box! Read More…

Video: 1989 TV Broadcast of Amityville 3-D!

I’ve been sitting on a particularly great home-recorded VHS tape for a while now, waiting for the Halloween Countdown to get rollin’ so I could show you its holy/unholy contents. The day is finally here!


In my new vid, we’re diving into a network television broadcast of Amityville 3-D, recorded back in October of 1989. This aired on WWOR-TV in New York, which was probably the only broadcast network that would’ve fricked around with a movie like Amityville 3-D.

I’ll tell you a bit about the film, but this video is really just an excuse to talk about the great TV commercials that aired during it. We’ve got everything from Robert Stack’s Maaco commercial to a sultry 900 number, and maybe even some English Muffins.

I had a lot of fun with this one, and I hope it shows. “1989 TV broadcast of Amityville 3-D” isn’t exactly the easiest pitch to make, but give it a shot. If you’re into the kind of junk I cover, you’re gonna dig this.

Fun fact, or maybe a not-so-fun fact: I’ve been under the weather today, but I muscled through this fairly major edit to keep up my Friday night video release streak. So when you watch this, just know that I suffered for it! I suffered more than anyone should for a video about old Maaco commercials.

Hope you dig the vid, and have a spooky Saturday and Sunday! Remember to keep checking Dino Drac’s Daily Halloween Thing, too, because brother, it works weekends.