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Laugh of the Party is the 8th episode of season 1.



It's Halloween and Claire's throwing the biggest bash in Peaceful Pines until Lydia announces that she, too will throw a party. But there are a few problems:

  1. All she has to wear is a cute pink bunny costume after Delia gets involved
  2. There will be no food or decorations
  3. No one is coming. (No one was invited, in fact... unless you count Delia inviting every kid in Lydia's school in a fit of enthusiasm, which-- to Lydia-- makes it seem mortifying whether or not guests are to actually arrive.)

Beetlejuice then tricks the Deetz's into hiring his alter ego Mr. Beetleman as a party planner and charges them money for "Party supplies" and uses the money to buy strange food and objects such as "Punk" in a pie and "Punch" as well as "Party People in a can." Lydia then changes her bunny costume into a wolf just as the guests arrive, Claire arrives to make fun of Lydia's party only to fall in love with a monster Beetlejuice brought from the neitherworld, Beetlejuice then opens the can (Ignoring the warning label) letting out monsters that make the party even more fun. Lydia then reads the label and tries to warn Beetlejuice (Now as Bettyjuice) who is distracted by the fun to listen to her, Claire introduces the monster to her parents only for them and Claire to run away after its head falls off. Beetlejuice then listens to Lydia who tells him the warning saying not to open the can during a full moon but it's too late as the monsters then go rampant and cause mayhem across town as Lydia and Beetlejuice manage to get the monsters back in the can as Beetlejuice takes the stuff back to the neitherworld party store and asks for his money back only for the store to tell him about their no return policy. Because of that, when Lydia asked what he did with the party people in a can, Beetlejuice admits that he simply flushed them down the toilet, which was a mistake as they are activated with water, causing our duo to chase them down all over again.


  • The episode has a sequence of a cute pink bunny costume for Lydia Deetz on Halloween was based on a movie from "A Christmas Story" (1983), which was on Christmas Day, Ralphie Parker (played by Peter Billingsley) was forced by his parents, named Mrs. Parker (played by Melinda Dillon) and Old Mad Parker (played by Darren McGavin), to wear the cute pink bunny costume as a Christmas present.
  • This is the first time Beetlejuice (or Mr. Beetleman) turns into Bettyjuice.
  • In the movie, when everyone sings Day-O, Delia wears a black dress with a single glove on her right arm, but in this episode, she wears a dress with a pair of gloves on both arms instead of just one as in the movie.
  • When Lydia drys out the guest at the water tower, she says “go ahead, make my Halloween night”, a reference to Clint Eastwood's famous line from Dirty Harry: "go ahead, make my day". Ironically, Beetlejuice makes a reference to this line in the movie by saying, “go ahead, make my millennium.”


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