I’m getting a jump on tomorrow’s holiday with some clips from past shows. The Holy Grail here is the show where Stephen reputedly reminded his viewers that the day after Halloween was a holy day of obligation and they better get to church. If anyone knows where I can find that clip, please let me know.
In the meantime, here’s a clip from the new Daily Show website, a past episode of the segment Even Stevphen:
And from one of the shows earlier this month, the War on Halloween:
Finally, a search of Comedy Central turned up a lovely (though unembeddable) clip comparing Halloween and Ramadan.
Now, here’s hoping for some new Halloween material tonight or tomorrow night, although that treat may be overshadowed by the “trick” of the impending Writers Guild strike. The contract is set to expire on the 31st.
Much more on the roots of Halloween, as well as All Saints and All Souls here.