Look Back on Hocus Pocus Scene Starring Siblings Penny and Garry Marshall as Bickering Couple
Penny and Garry Marshall weren't cursed with idiot siblings! On the contrary, they showed off their talents together when they cameoed in Hocus Pocus
Penny and Garry Marshall weren’t cursed with idiot siblings! On the contrary, they showed off their talents together when they cameoed in seasonal cult classic Hocus Pocus, released in 1993.
The two play a bickering couple that the Sanderson sisters — played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker — mistake for their “master” and his wife because Garry is dressed in a devil costume.
It’s Halloween after all!
The Pretty Woman director proceeds to invite the three witches into his home and introduce them to his “little woman,” Penny, who’s seated in an armchair, flipping through channels and smoking a cigarette.
“Aren’t you broads a little bit old to be trick-or-treating?” the late actress asks, and Midler, now 73, quips back, “We’ll be younger in the morning,” a reference to the sisters’ ongoing efforts to steal youth from children around them.
“Yeah, sure, me too,” Penny responds sarcastically. Shortly after, she catches her hubby slow-dancing with Parker, now 53, whose character was notoriously promiscuous, and kicks the three women out.
“That’s it! Party’s over! Get out of my house! Shove it, Satan!” she calls before sicking her lapdog on them when they refused to leave.
Penny also voiced a character in the first season of The Simpsons, making her the animated sitcom’s first-ever guest star. Her other impressive filmography credits include directing Big and A League of Their Own, and her breakout role as Laverne DeFazio in Laverne & Shirley, which aired for eight seasons in the ’60s and ’70s.
Penny Marshall died Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home of complications from diabetes. She had previously been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in 2009 before going into remission by 2012.
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“Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall,” her family says in a statement. “Penny was a girl from the Bronx, who came out West, put a cursive ‘L’ on her sweater and transformed herself into a Hollywood success story. We hope her life continues to inspire others to spend time with family, work hard and make all of their dreams come true.”
Penny is survived by her older sister Ronny, daughter Tracy Reiner, and three grandchildren: Spencer, Bella and Viva.