Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm, aka Knott's Scary Farm, spoofs celebrities and the worst of the year's pop culture in its annual "The Hanging" show. For 2013, "The Hanging — It Stinks" has scratch-and-sniff stickers available for the audience to sniff along when a sticker's number appears on screen. "The Hanging" kills off celebrities and the absolute worst celebrity-offender-of-the-year gets hanged at the end. The show contains parodies, celebrity impersonations, crude/corny jokes, fights and stunts.
• Recorded on opening night, Sept. 26, 2013 of the annual 2013 Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm theme park in Buena Park, California.
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• NOTE: If you only have time to visit one theme park or Halloween attraction, Theme Park Times highly recommends and encourages you to visit Knott's Berry Farm, aka Knott's Scary Farm, in Buena Park, Calif., for its world-famous and still-the-best Halloween Haunt. Knott's Haunt has the best value: 12 original-concept and amazing haunt mazes; 6 shows (including the return of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, in her own show exclusive at Knott's); 1,000 monsters/scareactors; and 5 scare zones. The lowest-price Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt tickets are available at www.knotts.com
• Celebrities and pop-culture references in this year's "The Hanging" show include:
Ben Affleck cast as Batman
Justin Bieber / "Baby"
Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana / "The Best of Both Worlds"
Daft Pun / "Get Lucky"
Disney / The Walt Disney Company
Disneyland (Fantasmic!, Mickey and the Magical Map, Goofy's Kitchen)
Django Unchained (Django Freeman, Monsieur Calvin J. Candie, Dr. King Schultz)
DOMA / Defense of Marriage Act / Gay rights
The Fast & The Furious
Selena Gomez / "Come & Get It"
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Hostess (Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos)
Imagine Dragons / "Radioactive"
Ke$ha / "Die Young"
The Little Mermaid / "Under The Sea"
The Lone Ranger
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
NBC: The More You Know
One Direction / "Best Song Ever"
Pixar / Luxo Jr.
PSY / "Gentleman"
SharkCat / Cat Wearing A Shark Costume Cleans The Kitchen On A Roomba
William Shatner / Priceline.com
Star Trek (Captain Kirk, Spock)
Star Wars (George Lucas, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Admiral Ackbar, Emperor Palpatine, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Ewok, Lando Calrissian)
Snow White Magic Mirror
Sweet Brown / Kimberly Wilkins / Ain't nobody got time for that
Taylor Swift / "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Robin Thicke / "Blurred Lines"
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights / Bill and Ted show
The Walking Dead
The Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch of the East / Flying Monkey / Tin Man / Munchkins)
Ylvis / "The Fox" / What does the fox say?
Copyright 2013 by Daniel K. Lew and Theme Park Times