Sitcoms love to take advantage of Holiday Specials. We’ve seen classic Christmas episodes, Thanksgiving episodes, but my favorites always seem to be Halloween episodes. After putting some serious thought into it, I’ve identified the 7 greatest Halloween TV episodes of all-time.
Finding these weren’t easy. Pretty much every show does a Halloween at one point or another. Some shows even do one every single season, it seems like! However, I fought through the clutter and was able to locate the best of the best. Halloween is approaching so fast it’s scary, but you still have time to check out all of these episodes before October 31st.
Best Halloween TV Episodes
As well all know, opinions are like snowflakes. Every one different and they’re never the same. So, know that this list of the greatest Halloween TV episodes of all-time is in my humble opinion. I’m not stating it as a fact. You are welcome to agree or disagree. However, if you disagree or if I missed one, don’t be shy. Leave a comment to share your favorite Halloween TV episode. Sharing is caring.
Before we get to the list, let’s rattle off some Honorable Mentions. These episodes didn’t make the list, but were worthy of a mention. Of course, any Treehouse of Horror from The Simpsons could have made the list. In fact, it’s probably worthy of a separate list entirely to breakdown the best Treehouse of Horror episodes. Did any make the list of 7? Spoiler Alert: yes…but, which one?
I’m a huge fan of anything Larry David does, especially Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Halloween episode “Trick or Treat” from the second season was next up on the list. If I did a list of 8 instead of 7, it would have been featured. However, I did not. So, it is not. This isn’t your average Halloween episode. Larry does the Halloween episode in a way that only he could do it. In the episode, Larry offends Trick-or-Treaters because he doesn’t give them candy because they look too old and didn’t bother to dress up. In return, the teens show Larry a “trick” since they didn’t get a treat. This sets off a whole chain of events like you’d expect in Curb Your Enthusiasm.