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Truck or Treat! Trivia

S2E3 Monster Machines catch up with Crusher

Timeline
October 31: Halloween
After Blaze of Glory and Knight Riders
Before Monster Machine Christmas

Trivia

  • This marks the second time Blazing Speed is not used at all after Zeg and the Egg.
  • This is the first episode where a holiday is celebrated, in this case, Halloween.
  • This is the first episode to take place at night, as well as the first time nighttime occurs.
  • What Blaze and his friends dressed as:
    • Blaze - Knight
    • AJ - Superhero
    • Gabby - Lion
    • Stripes - Pirate
    • Starla - Witch
    • Darington - Octopus
    • Zeg - King
  • This is the second episode to feature a countdown. A countdown previously occurred in The Bouncy Tires.
  • This marks the last hearing of Hit The Road to date.
  • This is only the second time Blaze’s foglights were lit since The Driving Force.
  • Blaze’s knight costume will reappear in Knight Riders and Knighty Knights.
  • The moon is full, and is tinted gold indicating a harvest moon. In real life, it’s a rare phenomenon for a full moon on Halloween, happening every 19-20 years, while a harvest moon occurs normally in August or September.
  • Starla is seen without her cowgirl hat for the entire episode again, following Truck Rangers.
  • Some of the Monster Machines’ costumes are references to future episodes:

Running Gags

  • Crusher getting scared by a shadow of what he thinks is a monster.
  • Pickle changing his costume.

Allusions

  • When Blaze says "We came, we sawed, we conquered" after destroying Crusher's Robo-Pumpkin Blaster and carving a real pumpkin, it is a reference to Julius Caesar's famous line "Veni, vidi, vici", which is Latin for "I came, I saw, I conquer".
  • "Truck or treat" is a pun on the Halloween term, "trick or treat".

Goofs

  • When Crusher activates the Halloween candy stealer, it sucks up Darington's candy bucket (the bucket with candy corn on it). After Crusher says "I want more candy!", it sucks up the same bucket again.
  • There were six candy buckets (one for Blaze and each of his friends), but the Halloween candy stealer sucks them up more than five times, as if there were much more candy than that.
    • Therefor, the Halloween candy stealer shouldn't have exploded and sent the candy flying after all six buckets were sucked up.
  • When Crusher says "I want that candy!", Blaze's foglights are not lit.
Episode Trivia
Blaze of GloryThe Driving ForceTool DuelThe Bouncy TiresEpic SailStuntmania!The Jungle HornThe Team Truck ChallengeCake-tastrophe!Truckball Team-UpThe Mystery BanditGasquatch!Truck RangersTrouble at the Truck WashZeg and the EggRunaway RocketCattle DriveDragon Island DuelSneezing Cold
Fired Up!Dino DashTruck or Treat!Race to the Top of the WorldMonster Machine ChristmasKnight RidersDarington to the Moon!Piggy 500Spark BugFive Alarm BlazeAxle City Grand PrixTreasure TrackRocket Ski RescueDinosaur ParadeRace Car SuperstarRace to Eagle RockSky TrackThe Wishing WheelPickle Power
DinocoasterThe Hundred Mile RaceThe Polar DerbyLight RidersCatch That Cake!The Bouncing Bull RacetrackMega Mud RobotKnighty KnightsAnimal IslandToucan Do It!Falcon QuestThe Big Ant-ventureReady, Set, Roar!The Great Animal CrownTow Truck ToughRace for the Golden TreasureNeed for Blazing SpeedFast FriendsRaceday RescueDefeat the Cheat
The Chicken Circus!The Pickle Family CampoutRobot PowerBreaking the IceRobots to the RescueThe Super-Size PrizeT-Rex TroubleMeatball MayhemRobots in SpacePower TiresNinja BlazeSnow Day Showdown