The media blitz began on Sunday, Oct. 9, when Michael Myers was referenced in a joke during the opening of the HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Jamie Lee Curtis then appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, Oct. 12, where a clip from Halloween Ends featuring her character Laurie Strode struggling against Myers was shown (and, more importantly, where Curtis called out Kimmel for his cruel prank ritual of encouraging parents to lie to their kids about eating all of their Halloween candy for years, scolding Kimmel, “Don’t be cruel to kids”).
Later on Wednesday night, Michael Myers appeared in a full sketch on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, depicted as Seth’s “weird cousin” visiting the set, where was inevitably drawn to a couple of “sexy teens” in the audience, dressed quite reminiscent of Bob and Lynda (played by John Michael Graham and P.J. Soles) in the original 1978 Halloween.
On Thursday, Oct. 13, Myers was the dominant subject of Jimmy Fallon’s opening monologue on NBC’s The Tonight Show, featured as the subject of a bit about upcoming spinoffs under consideration following Halloween Ends (our favorite is Halloween: The News), and even more prominently during a “News Smash” segment.
Later on Thursday night, Curtis and Ends executive producer Jason Blum appeared as guests on the CBS series The Late Late Show with James Corden, where they discussed the movie, but Michael was featured during the opening of the episode in a pre-recorded parody where he is interviewed about participating in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
You can watch our roundup of the Myers appearances and references mentioned in this article below. (Editor’s Note: The Late Late Show sketch video has been removed from YouTube since it was first uploaded and the Last Week Tonight monologue is not available online.)
Halloween Ends is now playing theaters and streaming on Peacock.
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