Costume Pity Party
General information
Season No. 1
Series No. 6b
U.S. Air Date October 28, 2000
Directed by Timothy Björklund
Written by Michael Price
Episode chronology
Previous Let Sleeping-Over Dogs Lie
Next Scott's Honor
Costume Pity Party is the second half of the sixth episode of Teacher's Pet from Season 1. It was directed by Tim Björklund and written by Michael Price.


On Halloween, Leonard explains that he doesn't wear costumes anymore for the reason that he was bullied the previous year. Spot still wants to dress up, and he does. On the way to school, Scott's costume unravels and he walks up to the school wearing only his glasses. The kids think he's wearing a great dog costume, much to Leonard and Scott's relief. Trouble arises, however, when everyone is asked to take their costumes off.


Voice actor Role(s)
Nathan Lane Spot Helperman/Scott Leadready II
Shaun Fleming Leonard Helperman, Fourth grader
Debra Jo Rupp Mary Lou Helperman
Jerry Stiller Pretty Boy
David Ogden Stiers Mr. Jolly, Custodian
Clancy Brown Fifth grade teacher
Brad Garrett Dutch Calenza
Rob Paulsen Ian Wazselewski, Fourth grader, Ice cream man
Wallace Shawn Principal Strickler
Unknown Fred


  • This is the first Holiday episode in the series.
  • Costumes the kids wore at school:
    • Leonard: Originally nothing, but later a mummy costume out of toiler paper. 
    • Scott: Wanted to go as Ferdinand Magellan, but once a twig ripped apart his costume, he went as himself (or, a "dog costume"); later went as a mummy during trick-or-treating
    • Ian: A desk with chewing gum on it
    • Leslie: A witch
    • Tyler: A werewolf
    • Chelsey: A superhero
    • Kelsey: A nurse
    • Teddy: Frankenstein
    • Dutch Calenza: An alien