Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Season 3 Episode 1

The Tale of the Midnight Ride

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1994 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • This story is told by Gary's little brother, Tucker, as his Initiation.

    • This is the only episode to have an actual setting. It is set in Sleepy Hollow, New York state.

      In Washington Irving's original novel ("The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"), the Headless Horseman was not an actual ghost. It was Brom Bones in disguise. In order for Katrina van Tassel to be his bride, he frightened and chased Ichabod Crane away, but Ichabod was not aware of Brom's deception when he had this Halloween fright.

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  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title:
      The title of the episode is very similar to that of the famous American poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere," written in 1860.

    • The plot and setting of this episode is based on the 1820 classic short story "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow," written by Washington Irving.