Our Favorite TV Halloween Episodes
This Halloween, don’t limit yourself to just watching the best Halloween movies – dig into your Netflix queue and rewatch the Halloween episodes from your favorite sitcoms! Here are some of our favorites:
Parks and Recreation – “Greg Pikitis”
There are plenty of hilarious Halloween adventures in Parks and Rec’s repertoire, but we like the season 2 hit the best. Ann is trying (for better or worse) to throw the best Halloween celebration in town. Meanwhile, Andy and Leslie have teamed up with new boyfriend Dave to stop the teen street rat Greg Pikitis. Pikitis defaces the mayoral statue in the town every year, but Leslie is determined to put a stop to the mischief this time. However, Pikitis is one step ahead of the game. He’s got his own plans to outsmart Leslie and the gang. After all, there’s a reason the two are arch nemeses.
The Office – “Halloween”
The Office crew is scared about real-life situations in the second season’s Halloween episode. Michael is nervously trying (and failing repeatedly) to fire a staff member per Jan’s requests. Pam and Jim set up an elaborate prank on Dwight that ends up having serious implications for the both of them. The idea of getting fired spooks the entire crew at Dunder Mifflin. However, they all still find a way to enjoy the company party as much as possible with some truly hilarious outfits and a few pairs of cat ears.
How I Met Your Mother – “Slutty Pumpkin”
Years before this episode, Ted meets a girl dressed as a pumpkin on his building’s rooftop party. In order to reconnect with the one that got away, Ted dresses as a pumpkin every year at the same party henceforth (and the costume is looking more and more gross every year). Maybe this year he’ll finally have the chance to meet up with the pumpkin he’s been looking for.
New Girl – “Halloween”
This season two episode of New Girl has the crew facing the scariest thing imaginable to a group of 20 somethings: commitment. Jess is trying to figure out if she has serious feeling for her flavor of the week. Nick finds himself suddenly caught in a serious partnership with his ex from college. Schmidt mournes the fact that Cece is seeing somebody else now. All this is happening at Jess’s haunted house, where Jess is dressed as a zombie and Nick is a bumblebee.
Brooklyn 99 – “Halloween”
Brooklyn 99 is another show with tons of great Halloween episodes, but nothing beats the hilarity we saw in the show’s first season. This episode started a bet to found out who the “best genius detective” is, and the bit was so hilarious that it became a gag that has been running ever since.