When we last left our humble horror host, he had been granted a wish to become a Rhinestone Trucker. Before his rival, Long Haul (Tim Conway), can marry the smoking hot Kinky Pinky (Roz Kelly), Lynde drives his big rig right into the diner. Apparently, the Rhinestone Trucker could give a damn about how many innocent lives he takes out - this wedding's not going to happen on his watch!
(Note: I apologize for the quality of some of these pictures. There simply isn't a good copy of The Paul Lynde Halloween Special in existence - the quality of the DVD is worse than VHS recorded on slow play.)
Ultimately, The Rhinestone Trucker wins the duel for the lady. He has a wad of cash that lures Kinky to his side. Where'd he get the money? He says he got it for starring in a movie called "Deep Trucker". Obviously, this is a play on Deep Throat.... nothing like a little hardcore pornography humor in a holiday TV special!
Next, we are treated to a bizarre wedding ceremony complete with sequen spangled dancers and disco lights. Instead of a disco song, however, it's a square dance.... go figure.
Yep. This is the last thing '76 audiences saw before going to commercial break - KISS kicking total ass and taking names, complete with pyrotechnics and "Detroit Rock City"! I am sure dad in the Barcalounger was left asking himself, "What the hell just happened?" One minute we're watching a hoe down with Tim Conway, the next minute KISS! If Gene Simmons had literally come out of the TV and spit blood in our face, it would've been no more shocking.