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The Best Halloween-Themed Television Episodes

EJ Moreno on the perfect Halloween-themed TV episodes…


As lengthy as tv has been round, there’s been Halloween episodes. Just like its cheerful Christmas counterpart, creators know there’s time for intense drama and hilarious comedy on Halloween night time. To get into the spooky spirit, let’s dive into a few of tv’s biggest All Hallows’ Eve adventures.

The solely requisite for this record is the episode MUST BE about Halloween. There is loads of nice horror-themed episodes of exhibits, like Doctor Who’sBlink” and even Boy Meets World’sAnd Then There Was Shawn,” however these should not solely in regards to the vacation.

With that out of the best way, let’s dive into the perfect Halloween episodes of tv exhibits!

Honorable Mentions:

Parks and Recreation – “Greg Pikitis
American Dad – “Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls
MASH – “Trick or Treatment

10. Home Improvement – “Haunting of Taylor House”


One of the extra underrated sitcoms of the 90’s, Home Improvement used its construction-bases premise to construct nice Halloween scares. The present had loads of nice episodes, however the standout is the collection first enterprise into Halloween. “Haunting of Taylor House” showcases the superb units the collection is thought for utilizing, in addition to crafting heartwarming moments from Tim Allen and his character’s household. Also, seeing Tim, Al, and Wilson precise revenge on the younger douchebag Danny provides one other hilarious layer to the episode, with some good sitcom scares.

9. It’s Always Sunny – “Who Got Dee Pregnant?”


What makes It’s Always Sunny so thrilling is how they subvert style expectations every time they do an homage. Instead of going the horror route, “Who Got Dee Pregnant?” is a thriller surrounding a dressing up celebration and Dee’s child daddy. Seeing every of those characters dressed up in costumes and coping with a celebration on the bar looks like an exquisite deal with for viewers, and the one trick performed is on the boys as Dee performs with their thoughts your complete time. Also, the fantastic Artemis cameos within the episode because the particular person to piece collectively the story and brings some main laughs!

8. Stranger Things: “Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak”


The Netflix unique collection builds fairly a little bit of itself round nostalgia. And fortunate sufficient for Stranger Things, only a few issues really feel as nostalgic as Halloween time in 1984. The episode options the gang dressing up like Ghostbusters, offering a improbable homage. With the ending involving one of many child’s discovering a mysterious creature, you additionally get a little bit of an E.T. vibe as effectively. All round, this is a wonderful episode with a lot 80’s horror references and pure Halloween enjoyable {that a} fan of both of these issues might be happy.

7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – “Fear Itself”


For being one of many solely exhibits on this record that’s thought of horror, Buffy the Vampire Slayer doesn’t have that many Halloween episodes. During its seven-season run, there are solely three selections, however that doesn’t take away from this robust choose. “Fear Itself” is the present’s second enterprise into Halloween and takes a really completely different route for the present. This episode performs extra like a haunted home film than Buffy’s traditional motion/comedy vibe. Each member of Buffy’s gang offers with their fears manifesting, and it will get darkish. Things do end with a hilarious spin on conquering these little fears.

6. The Office – “Halloween”


Sometimes The Office makes Michael Scott the villain, and the downsizing plot on Halloween makes for a rattling good instance of that. This episode stands out because the second directed by Paul Feig, and you’ll inform because the comedy is sharp even in essentially the most mundane conditions. Seeing the characters exterior of their traditional boring clothes is a nice shock with every character dressing as one thing so near their roles in a bizarre method. The two-headed Michael, Sith lord Dwight, and Jim in lazy costume all standout for the proper causes and add to the enjoyment of the episode.

5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Halloween III”


Not many fashionable exhibits embrace the great thing about a Halloween episode. There are just a few exhibits on the market, however none fairly make the vacation a real spectacle like Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Out of the 5 Halloween episodes, the primary and the third standout as the perfect examples. The third entry edges out the unique as a result of this was the primary time issues went to a different degree. After this, every episode tries to recapture this magic however doesn’t get anyplace shut. Part III highlights the bond between Jake and Captain Holt but in addition includes the remainder of the crew in on the motion. Pure Brooklyn Nine-Nine madness!

4. American Horror Story – “Murder House: Halloween Part 1 & 2”


If there was any collection made for Halloween episodes, American Horror Story is the one. That makes selecting the perfect Halloween-themed AHS not possible, however for this occasion, I went for the very first one. This two-parter is extra targeted than different entries and units up a mythos that you simply really feel in practically each season. The lifeless can roam free, and even come collectively in a single place should you bear in mind Devil’s Night in Hotel. This idea makes for an amazing Murder House’s episode that’s thrilling and haunting. From a demon child to Columbine references, you received’t neglect this!

3. The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror V”


One of the one tv exhibits to make an occasion out of Halloween episodes; The Simpsons created top-of-the-line yearly Halloween moments with “Treehouse of Horror.” The fifth entry is the fan-favorite and lands on this record for greater than that motive. This episode is sensible and pulls no punches with the horror references. The segments Time and Punishment and Nightmare Cafeteria are each nice, however the shining star is the Stanley Kubrick parody, The Shinning. Seeing Homer going insane on his household, however motivated by this movie works so effectively.

2. Roseanne – “Boo”


Roseanne Barr was as soon as the queen of Halloween episodes. The unique run of her sitcom boasted a formidable Halloween episode practically each season, and it was arduous to land on only one for this record. “Boo” locations so excessive on this record and above the remainder of the opposite specials just because you possibly can really feel the pure love of the vacation. The present embraces all issues spooky and scary with a pranking struggle, numerous horror references and a few good unique scares of its personal.

1. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


Young, previous. Horror fanatic or cartoon lover. The Peanuts Halloween particular is without doubt one of the most watchable issues for the vacation. “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” reaches all viewers with its hilarious have a look at one weird night time for the beloved Peanuts characters. From the titular Charlie Brown having the worst night time of Trick or Treating ever, and the adventures of Linus and Sally ready for The Great Pumpkin, there’s a lot to take pleasure in. But for me, the perfect half is seeing Snoopy fly his doghouse to struggle The Red Baron; it’s one of many franchise’s greatest moments ever.

Do you agree with this record? Let us know your favourite Halloween-themed tv episodes on our social channels @FlickeringMyth…

EJ Moreno


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