Every television series usually puts out a themed episode every few seasons. And what better way to throw characters into crazy situations than creating episodes around holidays? Lots of classic sitcoms (Cheers, Friends, Boy Meets World) and modern day dramas (American Horror Story) have used Halloween as a setting for their most fun episodes.
Here are six of the best Halloween-themed episides in TV history.
1. Parks and Recreation, “Halloween Surprise”
Ben returns to Pawnee after a stint in D.C. to be with Leslie. And to make a grand romantic gesture, he proposes to her in their new house. She responds like only Leslie could, by making him stop mid-proposal to take in the moment.
2. Friends, “The One With the Halloween Party”
Who can forget the Friends episode in season eight where Monica throws a Halloween party and forces Chandler to dress up as a pink bunny? It’s also the episode where Ross dresses like a giant potato and a pregnant Rachel tries to be nicer to children starting with the trick-or-treaters.
3. Boy Meets World, “And Then There Was Shawn”
In classic Boy Meets World fashion, this wacky Halloween episode starts with the gang in detention and ends with them trying to solve a string of deaths. Sound creepy and goofy all at the same time? Cory and Shawn think so, too.
4. American Horror Story, “Halloween Part 1 and 2”
Leave it to the scariest show on television to make a crazy creepy Halloween episode. A Rosemary’s Baby type of situation occurs as a couple tries to sell their house that was previously owned by a couple that were attacked in the home by a mysterious man.
5. The Office, “Halloween”
The first of many great Halloween episodes on The Office, this one finds Michael having to fire someone, a task he was told he needed to do at the beginning of October but has waited until the last day of the month to actually do. The real fun of the episode is seeing all the workers’ costumes.
6. How I Met Your Mother, “Slutty Pumpkin”
Just like Linus in Charlie Brown, Ted waits every Halloween for a woman he met that was dressed like a “slutty pumpkin.” He goes to the same party every year and wears the same costume in hopes she will be there and recognize him. And every year, like The Great Pumpkin, she never shows up.
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