Ok K.O. Let’s be Heroes brought us a fangtastic Halloween special titled “Monster Party” that reintroduced us to a group of ghouls many know and love. Furthermore, these characters within this episode come from the movie “Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School” and several plot points are heavily influenced by this piece so beware that this review contains spoilers for both these works.
Enid has been a huge source of interest for her reliability and overall character but this episode was focused on her past relationships. The show placed Enids past at the Ghoul School back when she was studying to be a witch and hung out with her previous monster friends who were also in attendance. Eventually, after an accident, Enid managed to get transferred to another school where she meet friends Rad and Elodie which set the course for some of our favorite episodes. Of course, she never revealed her drastic life style change to her previous friends so when they showed up at her house they were expecting a witchy Enid not a ninja. To give Enid some credit, she did make plans to tell them the truth but insecurity go the better of her which influenced the decision to keep up the farce.
The evening plays on with everyone getting along but soon one of the ghouls suggest they show off their new abilities gained during their time apart from Enid. Some of these displays of power were basic with others being more dramatic and visually awesome (a certain vampire was my favorite). Finally, its Enid’s turn and naturally she is worried about messing up and revealing herself. Needless to say, she gave up her witch studies to pursue ninja studies so she didn’t know what she was doing and desperately just tried to find something out of a book last second. This choice took a terrible turn as she brought a tree to life and it started to attack everyone, even taking two ghouls hostage. Alarmed, her friends told her to reverse the spell which forced Enid to admit she wasn’t a witch but a ninja thus had no idea what she was doing magically speaking. In a shocking twist, they told her they already knew and didn’t care as they still loved for her no matter what she choose to be. Together, using all their skills, they save their friends who were trapped by the tree and ended the episode on a wicked song/dance number. There was also a scene before that were Bernard (Enid’s werewolf dad) goes through an interesting change as a result of the full moon.
Honestly, I struggled to narrow done the images shown in this article because there was so much happening coupled with all kinds of engrossing details. Personally, I loved the Scooby Doo movie these ghouls come from as it is a classic Halloween special for those who love cartoons and I recommend it be watched at least once. Focusing on Enid, I truly appreciated the struggle she faced with trying to be true to herself while maintaining her personal relationships which many can understand is hard as you change with time/age. This was a fun episode bursting with nostalgia so even if Halloween is far from sight this is something to be enjoyed whenever. Personally, I always wondered why Enid never bothered to learn a little magic on the side as it could prove useful but that might just be me. I was also curious as to were Rad was during this episode. In the beginning, he was video chatting with Enid and seemed to be in space so I had questions as to why (fun clip of him as a cat that long time fans will catch). Despite some general questions and some different character designs, this installment seemed like a pretty well coordinated addition to the series as a holiday special.
Sorry for taking so long to write this, but the holidays are coming up and hopefully we’ll have more Ok K.O. episodes to enjoy with loved ones. So be sure to leave a like and comment of what you thought of the episode. Stay Nerdy and happy holidays.