Has there ever been an in-universe or behind the scenes reveal of what Betelgeuse's "Can you be scary?" face looks like?

Beetlejuice scary face

The animatronics rig is cool, but it seems to only consist of the portions the audience can see during the gag:

The animatronic

So that seems like something that refutes the idea of a scrapped "full version" lurking out there somewhere, but who knows?

I haven't seen enough of the animated series to know if he ever replicates the trick on the show, but I'd consider an appearance there as canon as well.

Arguably, not knowing is better, so I'm thinking this is by design, but I'd love to see it anyway, because clearly I don't know what I want.

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    Personally I hope not. The whole reason the gag works is that it's left to the audience's imagination. Some things are better left unseen... Jun 26, 2018 at 21:22
  • @ApproachingDarknessFish I'm with you, actually. There's no way it holds up to whatever we've conjured in our minds, but I just can't help myself.
    – 8bitartist
    Jun 26, 2018 at 21:44
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    There's nothing in the Art of Tim Burton books that I can see, nor in any of the official comic-book releases.
    – Valorum
    Sep 16, 2021 at 6:58


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