Scared Shrekless (a spoof of Trilogy of Terror or Treehouse of Horror from The Simpsons) is a 21-minute Halloween television special, set shortly after the events of Shrek Forever After, that premiered on the American television network NBC on Thursday, October 28, 2010.
This also marks the first time Lord Farquaad or his castle Duloc has been seen or mentioned since the first Shrek film or Shrek 4-D, not counting his cameo in Shrek the Third. As well, this marks the first time Eddie Murphy did not reprise his role as Donkey and was replaced by stand-up comedian and actor Dean Edwards.
It is Halloween night, and Shrek's family is celebrating by scaring trick-or-treaters. Inside their house, Donkey, Pinocchio, The Three Little Pigs, Wolf and Gingy fail to scare the ogres, and Shrek claims that nothing can scare an ogre. To prove him wrong, Donkey proposes a challenge to see who can tell the scariest story, but Shrek amps it up by choosing to hold their contest in Lord Farquaad's abandoned castle. Gingy starts first with a story about his girlfriend dumping him and asking the muffin man for a new girlfriend, made with loads of sugar. Gingy becomes happy with her but ends up becoming freaked out of all her love for him. After running away and pushing her in a big container of batter, he finally becomes free of her and decides to go home, but ends up being eaten by loads of his love. The Three Little Pigs get scared and run away with Wolf who claims they are his ride. Shrek comments on the falsehood of Gingy's "true" story, and he runs off as well.
Next, Donkey and Puss tell a story about them taking shelter from a thunderstorm at Boot's Motel. It starts off well but they end up fighting over whose story is better and generally making each other look bad. Donkey gets Pinocchio to spray Puss with water, making him run away. At last, Shrek tells the final story about him as a baby-sitter trying to sort out a crazed, seemingly possessed, Pinocchio, but after continuously getting beaten up by the living puppet, Shrek tosses him out of the window. After landing on the streets, a talking cricket pops out of Pinocchio's head, claiming to be his conscience, only to be squashed under Pinocchio's foot.
Pinocchio denies that the story is true, but when Shrek shows him a normal cricket, he screams and runs out. Now alone, Donkey and Shrek hear the wind moving about, and a walking suit of armour calling Donkey's name. Scared out of his wits, Donkey admits defeat and runs away. Fiona reveals it was her and the babies who planned the ghost act and then they, along with Shrek, celebrate by egging the seven dwarves.
* The Bride of Gingy told by Gingerbread Man (a spoof of Bride of Frankenstein)
* Boots Motel told by Donkey and Puss in Boots (a spoof of Bates Motel)
* The Shreksorcist told by Shrek (a spoof of The Exorcist)
Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Kristen Schaal ... Sugar (voice)
Dean Edwards ... Donkey (voice)
Cody Cameron ... Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Christopher Knights ... Blind Mice (voice)
Conrad Vernon ... Gingerbread Man / Muffin Man (voice)
Aron Warner ... Wolf (voice)
Patty Cornell ... Creepy Clockwork Chorus (voice)
Susan Fitzer ... Creepy Clockwork Chorus (voice)
Sean Bishop ... Geppetto / Prince Charming / The Cricket / Dwarves / Waffle (voice)
Miles Christopher Bakshi ... Ogre Baby (voice)
Nina Zoe Bakshi ... Ogre Baby (voice)
Gabriel Basso ... Teenager #1 (voice) (as Louis Gabriel Basso III)
Devon Werkheiser ... Teenager #2 / Teenager #3 (voice)
Distributed by NBC
Directed by Gary Trousdale
Produced by Karen Foster