The pimp (Sweet Tooth) that stole the candy was played by Antonio Fargas. He is most known for his other role as a pimp, Huggy Bear from Starsky and Hutch.
1982 marked the death of Spock in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. Interesting enough the movie premiered in Finland the day before Halloween.
This episode drew 5.23 million viewers, coming fourth in it's timeslot.
Eric Laneuville (who directs this episode) knows something about 1982. He was playing Luther on NBC's St. Elsewhere in it's first season.
The song "Ebony Eyes" was not released until 1983.
Prince's "Little Red Corvette" song was not released until 1983.
Prince's song "Kiss" was featured in all previews, however it did not come out until 1986.
Rochelle: (Looking at Candy) What's this? Butterthumbs?!
Rochelle: Don't eat any candy until you get home and show it to me! One boy ate an apple with a rasor in it and it cut his head off!
Narrator: You would think a guy that gets beat up everyday wouldn't leave the house wearing tights.
In this episode, Greg says, "You know that guy who sings "Little Red Corvette?" (Meaning Prince) Well, the show takes place in 1982, "Little Red Corvette" on "1999" wasn't released until February 1983.
While the previews of the episode featured Prince's Kiss (which was released in 1986), the song did not air in the episode.
Candy References: Gravy Ways (Milky Way), Nickers (Snickers), Butterthumbs (Butterfingers), Two Musketeers (Three Musketeers), and M&N's (M&M's).