Nightmare on Wilson Way (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)

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Nightmare on Wilson Way (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)
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Part of Season: 5
Episode Number: 10
Air Date: October 12, 2007 (3D)[1]
October 19, 2007 (2D)
Writer: Darrick Bachman
Director: Robert Alvarez
Eric Pringle
Previous episode: Ticket to Rod
Next episode: Better Off Ed


"Nightmare on Wilson Way" is the tenth episode in the fifth season of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends.

Plot

Bloo tries the old peanut brittle can filled with snakes trick, thinking it as the ultimate Halloween prank after strapping Mac to his bed, thus not allowing him to go trick-or-treating because of his regular sugar rushes. However, when Mr Herriman tries it, Bloo thinks it has gone awry, and Herriman becomes a zombie, with the others also becoming undead later on through the episode. However, everyone was just pretending to be zombies and it was a prank set up for Bloo.

Why It Rocks

  1. Mac not being allowed to go trick-or-treating is justified, due to his regular sugar rushes, along with some of the people/imaginary friends in Foster's declining Bloo's request to open his peanut brittle can due to him pranking everyone with it every year.
  2. The Halloween costumes everyone at Foster's has on look pretty cool & spooktacular, along with their undead zombie forms.
  3. Although Bloo "killed" Mr Herriman just by pranking him with his peanut brittle can, at least he felt remorse and buried him underground despite him becoming a zombie later on.
  4. Bloo trying to imitate Mr Herriman when realizing that he "killed" him just by pranking him with his peanut brittle can is hilarious, along with Bloo and Eduardo screaming over and over and the sugar rush Mac goes on when Bloo forced Halloween candy into his mouth - which also reveals continuity from "Partying is Such Sweet Soiree" & "Affair Weather Friends".
  5. A great concept where Mr Herriman becomes a zombie after Bloo uses the old peanut brittle can prank on him, along with the rest of the people/imaginary friends (except for Bloo) at Foster's.
  6. Bloo's plan to stop the zombies is ingenious and very clever, as he gets the Halloween candy from the two kids that were at Foster's earlier on looking for candy and shoves the candy into Mac's mouth - which becomes useful when Mac goes on another sugar rush, therefore attacking the zombies.
  7. Plot Twist: It turns out that Mr Herriman and the others were pretending to be zombies to get back at Bloo due to them getting sick and tired of him tricking them with his peanut brittle can, and watching Bloo getting told off by everyone at Foster's was very satisfying to watch due to the aforementioned peanut brittle prank & feeding Mac Halloween candy.

Bad Qualities

  1. Although not as bad as usual, Bloo is in a few parts still an intolerable character due to him pranking the others with the same peanut brittle prank every year and doesn't care about it until Mr Herriman closes his eyes.
  2. Mostly Bad Ending: Although him feeding Mac the Halloween candy to stop the zombies was a clever move, he was technically making Mac attack everyone at Foster's for no reason when Mr Herriman reveals that they were pretending to be zombies to get back at him. To make matters worse, for the candy he used he stole it from trick-or-treaters.

Reception

  • It holds a rating of 8.1/10 on IMDB.

Trivia

  • A flashback shows Wilt in his werewolf appearance. This was first seen in the movie "T-Rexatron Alienwolf III, A Prequel in Time: The Unrelenting" in "One False Movie" and was later seen again on a tabloid magazine in "Cheese a-Go-Go!"
  • The episode title is a reference to the 1984 film, "A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)".
  • Some of the costumes are references to other types of media:
    • Frankie, Bloppy Pants and Bloo's costumes reference the Original Powerpuff Girls, with Frankie dressed as Blossom, Bloppy Pants as Bubbles & Bloo as Mojo Jojo in one flashback.
    • Madame Foster's one references Yoda from the Star Wars franchise.
    • Chief Hoseynose is dressed up as Mr Peanut without the monocle and top hat, and Fluffer Nutter as The Wicked Queen from Snow White.
    • Mabel Licorice is Batman.
    • Pinecone Cola is Huckleberry Hound.
    • The first 3 trick-or-treaters reference as some of the main characters from The Wizard of Oz (1939).

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