Chatswin gets deep into the Halloween spirit in a big way on “Suburgatory” Wednesday night (Oct. 24) — even going so far as to assemble an angry mob to chase down a “witch.”
Zap2it visited the show’s set as the episode was in production — and carved a few pumpkins with cast members Ana Gasteyer, Chris Parnell, Allie Grant and Parker Young. As best we can tell, our jack-o-lanterns didn’t end up as set dressing for the episode — but we did get some scoop on what you’ll see in “The Witch of East Chatswin.”
The “witch” in question is played by Gasteyer and Parnell’s former “Saturday Night Live” cohort Rachel Dratch. “We have this history going all the way back to [middle] school in Chatswin,” Gasteyer says, and it’s not a good one.
Sheila Shay and Dratch’s character, Paula, are “pretty much at opposite ends of this polarity.” Which leads Sheila to label Paula a witch, when she’s really just a feminist.
Paula also tries to draw Tessa (Jane Levy) to her cause, which is not the hardest sell for Tessa and also leads to the pitchfork- and torch-wielding mob scene. They’re costume pitchforks and torches, but still.
Meanwhile, Tessa, Lisa (Grant), Ryan (Young) and Malik (Maestro Harrell) all dress up as “Scooby-Doo” characters for Halloween. Red-haired Tessa naturally goes as Daphne, and Lisa is Velma, but there’s some confusion among the guys.
“It’s sort of like a situation of two girls show up at prom wearing the same dress,” Young says. “That sort of thing happens, and it’s just funny to see how the two guys handle it.”
“The Witch of East Chatswin” also features a big move in the relationship between George (Jeremy Sisto) and Dallas (Cheryl Hines), and some pretty funny stuff involving George’s and Noah’s (Alan Tudyk) respective costumes. “Suburgatory” airs at 9:30 p.m. ET Wednesday on ABC.