SideReel Spooktacular: Favorite Halloween Episodes - Featured

If this Halloween week isn't quite getting you in the mood with a whole lot more baseball on TV than special Halloween episodes of your favs, never fear, SideReel is here!

For a little bit of spooky, and much more often hilarious, Halloween fun, check out or re-watch some of the best episodes of Halloweens past.

How I Met Your Mother - 'Slutty Pumpkin'

1.06 - Ted makes his yearly pilgrimage to the rooftop Halloween party in search of a girl dressed as a pumpkin who he met years ago.

The Big Bang Theory - 'The Middle Earth Paradigm'

1.06 - The guys are invited to Penny's Halloween costume party. During the party, Leonard has a run-in with Penny's ex-boyfriend.

The Office - 'Halloween'

2.05 - While everyone else in the office enjoys the spooky Halloween festivities and talks about the staff's costumes, Michael ponders who he should fire when the threat of downsizing becomes a reality and his boss orders him to fire one of his staff.

Friends - 'The One With The Halloween Party'

8.06 - Monica and Chandler decide to throw a costumed Halloween party. Phoebe runs into Ursula, who's getting married next week, and invites her and her fiance to the party.

The Simpsons - 'Treehouse of Horror V' - 'Treehouse of Horror XX'

5.05 - With a Night Gallery style opening, Bart introduces three tales.

21.04 - Lisa is drawn into a Hitchcockian revenge plot when she isn't chosen for an academic honor; Krusty invents a ghastly fast-food item that unleashes a plague of zombies; and Moe's microbrew has a vile secret ingredient.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - 'Halloween'

2.06 - Costume shop owner Ethan Rayne casts a spell that transforms kids into their costume personas. Angel and Cordelia try to help as Willow becomes a ghost, Xander a soldier and Buffy a brainless, helpless 18th-century noblewoman.

Angel - 'Life of the Party'

5.05 - Lorne works around the clock to throw the ultimate Halloween party at Wolfram & Hart, but problems arise when he has his sleep removed.

Supernatural - 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester'

4.07 - Sam and Dean meet Castiel and his fellow angel Uriel, who warn the brothers to avoid intervening in a town plagued by demons.

South Park - 'Spookyfish'

2.15 - Aunt Flo is making her monthly visit and she has a present for Stan, a fish. The fish freaks Stan out, especially when the dead bodies start piling up. Sharon is convinced her son is responsible for the crimes and she starts hiding the bodies. When Cartman exhibits behavior that is very uncharacteristic for him, the boys discover there are two Cartmans (one good and the other evil) and the gateway to another dimension is found in the local pet store.

Chuck - 'Chuck Versus the Sandworm'

1.06 - Chuck tries to balance helping his handlers with a man wanted by the government, interviewing for the Assistant Manager job at Buy More, and being there for Morgan at their Halloween party.

Grey's Anatomy - Haunt You Every Day

4.05 - It's Halloween at Seattle Grace! One of the patients is in the hospital because they tried to carve a pumpkin in an unconventional manner.

30 Rock - 'Jack Gets in the Game'

2.02 - While this episode isn't entirely Halloween-focused, it DOES contain the birth of Tracy's 'Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,' which you can hear in full here: Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

Felicity - 'Spooked'

1.05 - Ben and Felicity make arrangements for Halloween, but when Ben completely ignores Felicity during the party, she accuses him of pushing her away.

What are your favorite Halloween episodes?



Default avatar cat
Oct 26, 2009 10:13PM EDT

Season 1 episode six is pretty popular for Halloween Specials huh?

Default avatar cat
Oct 26, 2009 11:59PM EDT

The Simpsons get it just from a legacy/lifetime achievement honor. Although for The Simpsons I would of choose the one where bart turns into the fly, or Homer sells his soul for a donut. For my our personal pick I would take either HIMYM - The Slutty Pumpkin, Barney switching costumes so he can have another chance to hit on the same girl was awesome. Or I'd take Chuck the ending is great when he is trying to get back to the party so as not to disappoint Morgan. They go in slow motion and play the song Dice by Finley Quaye.

Default avatar cat
Oct 27, 2009 3:06AM EDT

Chuck, How I Met Your Mother or The Big Bang Theory :D

Large 1319029528 man 22 tns
Oct 27, 2009 12:50PM EDT

The best one has got to be Buffy. They did it so well!
As ak10 says though, Simpsons deserve a "lifetime achievement" award for this!

Oct 27, 2009 2:49PM EDT

Angel. Gunn pees everywhere, and Fred and Wesley are wasted! All because Lorne told them to.

Oct 27, 2009 10:31PM EDT


Default avatar cat
Oct 28, 2009 10:49AM EDT

Angel by far! Gunn is "marking his territory" and Spike is uncharacteristically "thinking positive." Too funny!

Default avatar cat
Oct 28, 2009 7:44PM EDT

You forgot every single episode of The X-Files! spooky all the way down babay.

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