Nickelodeon’s ‘Henry Danger’ Parodies ‘Stranger Things’ in New Halloween Special: ‘Danger Things’

by Nick Banks

Have you been craving a Stranger Things fix this Halloween season?  Want to bond with your pre-teen son, daughter, nephew, or niece?  If so, you need to tune in to Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger Halloween Special entitled “Danger Things” on October 8 at 8 p.m.

The long-running Nickelodeon sitcom will be giving the beloved Netflix series a healthy send-up, lampooning many of the wardrobe choices, 80’s references, and plot devices of Stranger Things.   According to the official press release, the trouble starts “When Piper (Kid Danger’s annoying sister) is taken by a creature from another dimension, Captain Man and Kid Danger must rescue her from the evil science corporation that opened the portal” (and be sure to check out the trailer below to get a taste of what you may be in for.)

Henry Danger was created by Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen and first aired on Nickelodeon in July of 2014. The series stars Jace Norman (Henry Danger), Cooper Barnes (Captain Man), Riele Downs (Charlotte), Sean Ryan Fox (Jasper), and Ella Anderson (Piper). The series is a perennial ratings grabber for Nickelodeon and was recently renewed for a 20-episode fifth season.

For those of you unfamiliar with Henry Danger, the series follows the adventures of Henry Hart, a 13-year-old boy who lives in the town of Swellview. After he conveniently discovers Captain Man’s hide out (who is the resident protector of Swellville), the hero takes Henry on as his obligatory sidekick.  Throughout the series, the duo has to thwart the evil plans of many of Swellview’s villains (who come off more like Caesar Romero or Frank Gorshin in the program than Heath Ledger or Tom Hardy) while at the same time maintaining their roles as a middle school student and antique store owner, respectively.

“The Danger Things” episode also kicks off an month of new Halloween-themed programming for the network, with new episodes of Double Dare, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Loud House, and Spongebob Squarepants, among others. 


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