Oh, reach into your own cauldron, you clump nugget!

— Teddy Duncan

It's Halloween in Denver and when Charlie gets scared by a teenager, Teddy decides to give him a taste of his own medicine. Meanwhile, Gabe agrees to protect Mrs. Dabney's house, but when her house gets trashed he has to do whatever she says. PJ becomes goth because of his new girlfriend, Zoey; while Bob and Amy pretend to be each other for Halloween.

Episode Summary

PJ announces that he has a date for Halloween with a girl named Zoey. Teddy agrees to take Charlie trick-or-treating with her and Ivy. Gabe promises to protect Mrs. Dabney's house (from himself) during Halloween for $50 and although she agrees, she makes him sign a contract first.

Bob and Amy dress as each other for Halloween and meet PJ (dressed as a goth wearing a mustache)'s date Zoey whom Bob describes as a "spark plug". Mrs. Dabney comes over to get Gabe and show him that her house has been egged and toilet papered. She then shows him the contract that states he has to work for her for an entire day. Teddy and Ivy take Charlie to a house where a local teenager, Karl, scares her. When Teddy calls him out he attempts to apologize only to prank Teddy. She vows to get revenge.

The next day PJ is still wearing the goth costume (minus the mustache) and reveals that he is now a goth. When Amy questions why, Zoey turns up also dressed as a goth. PJ refers to himself as the complete opposite of what he used to be, asking to now be called JP. Gabe spends the day doing chores for Mrs. Dabney including giving Kaboodle a bath until he takes out the trash and discovers empty egg cartons and rolls of toilet paper. He figures out that Mrs. Dabney egged and TP'ed her own house then used the contract to trick Gabe.

Amy follows PJ to a cemetery and convinces him that he doesn't need to change who he is for a girl and that somewhere there's a girl who will appreciate him for who he is. PJ decides to break it off with Zoey but can't bring himself to hurt her feelings. Teddy and Ivy come up with a successful plan to get back at Karl by pretending Teddy is insane.

End Credits

The ghost of Ezekiel Fitchorn from the grave Amy pretended to be visiting while really spying on PJ, visits Duncan house and Amy sucks him up in a vacuum cleaner.

Production Information

International Premieres

  • October 29, 2011 (Disney Channel Poland)



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Good Luck, Charlie

Ivy: Give it a rest, Mary.
Teddy: Good luck, Charlie.

Charlie's Lines

Charlie (in sheep's costume): Baa-haa
Charlie: Who are you?

PJ (in goth costume): I'm PJ.

Charlie: No you're not.

Memorable Quotes

Gabe: Happy Halloween, Mrs Dabney.

Mrs Dabney: What do you want?
Gabe: I see you've put on the witch's costume early this year.
Mrs Dabney: And I see you're going as an evil monster devil child again.
Gabe: You added the word "evil" this year. Nice touch.

Mrs Dabney: I like to keep it fresh.
Gabe: I'm here to talk to you about the trouble that you always have on Halloween.
Mrs Dabney: You mean the trouble that started 11 years ago right about the same time you learned to walk?
Mrs Dabney: So you're offering me protection... from you.

Gabe: From an unnamed hooligan.
Mrs Dabney: Named Gabe.

Gabe: Who hurt you so bad that you can't trust?
Gabe: You set me up!

Mrs Dabney: I don't know what you're talking about.
Gabe: You egged and TP'ed your own house!

Mrs Dabney: Who hurt you so bad that you can't trust?
Teddy: Hey, look, it's... Ashley Tisdale?
Bob: I'm Mom! and I'm a STAR!
Teddy: We're not giving out candy this year. I thought it'd be fun to hand out healthy snacks instead.
PJ: Uh, we're gonna be that house?
Ivy: Carrots? You're that house?
PJ: Zoey, I'd like you to meet my mom... I mean my dad... Guys! Your costumes are too good.
PJ: My parents are dressed as each other.

Zoey: You remind me a lot of my parents.
Amy: Do they like to have fun too?

Zoey: No. I meant that there are two of them.
Gabe: What next?

Mrs Dabney: You have to give Kaboodle his vitamin.
Gabe: Is he supposed to swallow this?

Mrs Dabney: Oh, no. That goes in the other end.
Bob (as Amy): Did I ever tell you about the time I went to southwest Denver Community College?
Amy (as Bob): Me want donut, me want donut!
Gabe: PJ, you're a goth now?

PJ: That's right. And because I'm the complete opposite of what I used to be, from now on call me JP.
Gabe: If you're the total opposite shouldn't we call you Albert Einstein?

PJ: Albert who?
Amy: Honey, you're in the middle of a cemetery at 11 o'clock at night when you could be at home... in bed.

PJ: I do like to go to bed early.
Amy: Because you're not a nighttime person.
PJ: No... I'm a daytime person.
Amy: And look at you, all in black.
PJ: Black isn't me. I like pastels!
Amy: Right? Sweetie, when you're with the right person you don't have to change who you are.
PJ: Then why are you always trying to change dad?

Amy: Because that's who I am.
Amy: So, are you gonna talk to Zoey?

PJ: Yeah. I've just gotta be honest with her, you know? Tell her it's not working.
Walks back to the group
PJ: The police are here! RUN!
Amy: What was that?

PJ: I don't like to hurt people. That's who I am.

Background Information

  • PJ reveals that he doesn't like to hurt people which is consistent with his personality.
  • Emmett has previously dressed as Beyonce for Halloween.



  • Although not seen in a previous episode, Mrs. Dabney has referred to at least one of Gabe's Halloween costumes as a "Monster devil child" before.
  • Gabe has caused trouble for Mrs. Dabney on Halloween (amongst other things) from the time he learned to walk.
  • The word Clump-Nugget is used again.
  • The Duncan family go all-out on Halloween. This is repeated in "Le Halloween".
  • Emmett is mentioned but not seen during the episode.
  • The sassy trick-or-treater who turns up at the door will appear again the following Halloween ("Le Halloween").
  • This episode marks the first appearance of recurring character Karl, a local trouble-making teen.

Duncan/Dabney Pranks

  • Gabe typically eggs and toilet papers Mrs. Dabney's house during Halloween although this year he attempts to extort money from her to keep her house safe. Mrs. Dabney turns the tables by writing up a contract for Gabe to sign then proceeds to egg and toilet paper her own house to trick him into doing work for her for a day.


  • The episode's title is a pun on the nursery rhyme Mary had a Little Lamb.
  • Teddy dresses as Little Bo Peep from the nursery rhyme of the same name.
  • Emmett has dressed as Beyonce for Halloween before. Beyonce Knowles is a singer, dancer, and actress.
  • Teddy calls Bob "Ashley Tisdale" who is a singer, actress, and former Disney channel alumni.


Guest Stars


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