Funny Trick or Treat Sayings to Bring Giggles and Chills

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The night of Halloween brings with it a lot of funny stories and anecdotes. The best part of the night is sitting together with friends and sharing candies, and Halloween stories. Some memories fill the house with peals of laughter, while others remind you why Halloween is the favorite holiday for kids.

Kristen Bell: I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there’s something great about loving what you love and not caring if it’s unpopular.

Bart Simpson: Trick or Treat isn't just some phrase you chant mindlessly like The Lord's Prayer. It's an oral contract.

Rita Rudner: Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, 'Never take candy from strangers.' And then they dressed me up and said, 'Go beg for it.' I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, 'Trick or treat.' 'No thank you.'

Douglas Coupland: Who made the rule that everybody has to dress like sheep 364 days of the year? Think of all the people you’d meet if they were in costume every day. People would be so much easier to talk to – like talking to dogs.

Dave Barry: I preferred to trick-or-treat as a vampire, which I felt was much scarier. The problem was the plastic vampire teeth. I have a powerful gag reflex, so when people opened their doors, instead of being terrified by the awesome bone-chilling specter of the Prince of Darkness, they'd see this short, caped person, retching. Their only terror was that I might throw up on their shoes.

Poorly aligned eye holes are an ancient Halloween, tradition dating back to at least my childhood. My early Halloween memories consist of staggering around disguised as a ghost, unable to see anything but bed sheet, and consequently bonking into trees or falling into brooks. The highlight of my ghost career came in the 1954 Halloween parade when I marched directly into the butt of a horse.

So when I open the door on Halloween, I am confronted by three or four imaginary heroes, such as G.I. Joe, Conan the Barbarian and Oliver North, who would look very terrifying except that they are three feet tall and facing in random directions. They stand there silently for several seconds before an adult voice hisses from the darkness behind them: 'Say ‘Trick or treat!’'

Conan O’Brien: This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.

Robert Brault: I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, But there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.

Anonymous: The older you get, the harder it is to find someone willing to share a horse costume with you.

Emily Luchetti: After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers.

Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus: You know, I’ve always wanted a child. And now I think I’ll have one... on toast!

R. L. Stine: When I was a kid my family was really poor and I remember one Halloween I wanted to dress up really scary and my parents came home with a duck costume. I wore that costume for years! I hated it.

Jean Baudrillard: There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.

Charlie Brown: I got a rock.

Michael Trevino: I only eat candy on Halloween. No lie.

Gavin DeGraw: When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through a car window and egging a house on Halloween.

Derrick Rose: On Halloween, don't you know back when you were little, your mom tells you don't eat any candy until she checks it? I used to be so tempted to eat my candy on the way to other people's houses. That used to be such a tease.

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