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Monday, October 30, 2017

The 100 Grooviest Halloween TV Episodes #35 - 67



To celebrate Halloween, I thought it would be fun to count down the 100 Grooviest Halloween TV Episodes. Hopefully I've selected a few of your favorites (click here for Episodes 68-100).

67) The Beverly Hillbillies - "Trick or Treat"/October 31, 1962
The homesick Clampetts decide to go door-to-door meeting their Beverly Hills neighbors, not knowing it is Halloween.



66) Desperate Housewives - "Now I Know, Don't Be Scared"/November 4, 2007
Bob and Lee host a Halloween party, and Bree's pregnant daughter Danielle arrives at the party as a clone of Bree.



65) The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror VII"/October 27, 1996
This Halloween special includes "The Thing and I", in which Bart discovers he has an evil twin, and "Citizen Kang", in which Kang and Kodos impersonate presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Dole in order to invade Earth.




64) Roseanne - "Halloween IV"/October 27, 1992
Becky's absence has drained Roseanne's Halloween spirit, so she's visited by the Ghosts of Halloween Past, Present, and Future.



63) The Goldbergs - "Couples Costume"/October 28, 2015
When Adam wants to spend Halloween with Dana instead of his mother, Beverly decides to teach him a lesson by demonstrating trick or treating safety.



62) Clueless - "Scream, Murray, Scream!" (Part 1) and "Scream Again, Murray, Scream Again!" (Part 2)/October 27 and November 3, 1998
In this parody of the Scream films, frightening phone calls scare Cher and Dionne while a killer stalks the gang.







61) The Office - "Costume Contest"/October 28, 2010
The employees partake in a Halloween costume contest in the office.



60) American Horror Story: Murder House - "Halloween" (Parts 1 and 2)/October 26 and November 2, 2011
While trick-or-treating, Addie is fatally hit by a car, and five bloody teens are revealed to be ghosts from a Westfield High School shooting.



59) Knight Rider - "Halloween Knight"/October 28, 1984
After witnessing a murder, Bonnie is haunted by strange happenings staged to run her out of her apartment, like witnessing a gorilla murdering a neighbor lady and a floating pumpkin talking backwards in her bathroom mirror.



58) CHiPs - "Trick or Trick"/October 21, 1978
After stopping a speeding van carrying 13 black cats on Halloween, Ponch has an entire day of bad luck.



57) Family Matters - "Stevil II: This Time He's Not Alone"/October 31, 1997
In this follow-up to the previous season's Halloween episode, Stevil - an evil ventriloquist dummy that looks just like Steve - returns with Carlsbad, an equally evil dummy that looks like Carl.



56) Happy Days - "Fonsillectomy"/October 25, 1977
Fonzie has to have his tonsils removed, which means that he will miss the Cunninghams' Halloween party.



55) South Park - "Pinkeye"/October 29, 1997
When Kenny is killed by the Mir space station and becomes a zombie, everyone just assumes that he is dressed up for Halloween.

54) The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror III"/October 29, 1992
The Simpsons hold a Halloween party and tell scary stories, including "Clown Without Pity", in which Homer buys Bart an evil Krusty doll.






53) Bob's Burgers - "Full Bars"/October 7, 2012
The kids skip their normal trick-or-treat route for Halloween and decide to go to a posh neighborhood that gives out full-sized candy bars. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda attend Teddy's annual "Black and Orange" party.



52) Home Improvement - "Haunting of Taylor House"/October 28, 1992
Brad and Jennifer plan to dress like Raggedy Ann and Andy on Halloween, but she shows up with Danny and is instead dressed like him. After Danny tries to ruin Tim's "Catacombs of Terror", Tim scares him away with the help of Al and Wilson.



51) The Big Bang Theory - "The Holographic Excitation"/October 25, 2012
Stuart and Raj organize a Halloween costume party at the comic book store. Meanwhile, Sheldon and Amy argue over pair costumes.



50) Home Improvement - "Crazy for You"/October 27, 1993
It's Halloween, and Tim is up to his old tricks. However, Jill plans a prank of her own on Tim.



49) Sabrina the Teenage Witch - "A Halloween Story"/October 25, 1996
Sabrina is forced to attend a family affair on Halloween, so she sends a clone of herself to a party she was supposed to attend.



48) The Addams Family - "Halloween, Addams Style"/October 29, 1965
Wednesday is devastated when a neighbor tells her that there are no such things as witches.



47) The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror VI"/October 29, 1995
This Halloween special features "Homer³", in which Homer steps into a portal behind a bookcase that takes him into a three-dimensional world.






46) The Middle - "Halloween"/October 27, 2010
Frankie tries to persuade Mike to attend a neighborhood Halloween party. Meanwhile, Sue attends a church-sponsored Halloween event.

45) NewsRadio - "Halloween"/October 30, 1996
Dave goes to the office Halloween party in Lisa's dress.



44) Frasier - "Halloween"/October 28, 1997
Niles is throwing a literary-themed Halloween party, and Roz fears she might be pregnant.



43) Glee - "The Rocky Horror Glee Show"/October 26, 2010
After Will learns of Emma's newfound love for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, he impulsively decides to have the glee club perform the stage version of the musical as a fundraiser.

42) South Park - "Hell on Earth 2006"/October 25, 2006
Satan throws a Halloween party, which turns into an episode of MTV's My Super Sweet 16.

41) The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror"/October 25, 1990
This Halloween special features "Bad Dream House", a parody of The Amityville Horror in which the Simpsons move into a new house that turns out to be cursed.




40) Modern Family - "Halloween 3: AwesomeLand"/October 29, 2014
When Claire lets Phil take charge of Halloween, he decides to do something different than her usual fright-fest theme.



39) Frasier - "Room Full of Heroes"/October 30, 2001
Frasier's theme for his Halloween party is that the guests dress as their personal heroes, but Roz arrives dressed as Wonder Woman, claiming she thought it was a superhero theme party.



38) Alice - "Space Sharples"/October 28, 1984
Alice, Vera and Jolene dress up as the Marx Brothers for Halloween, while Mel dresses up as Captain Galaxy.

37) Family Guy - "Halloween on Spooner Street"/November 7, 2010
While Brian shows Stewie the ropes of trick-or-treating, Meg sets out to attend her first high school Halloween party.



36) Happy Days - "Haunted"/October 29, 1974
Ralph plans to hold his annual Halloween party at the old Simpson house, which is supposedly haunted by a ghost.





35) Home Improvement - "I Was a Teenage Taylor"/October 29, 1996
It's a battle of Halloween pranks as Tim scares Al, while Brad and Randy scare Jill. Then a strange man shows up at the door asking to see the basement.

1 comment:

Alan Scott said...

I loved the "Happy Days" episode when Fonzie was in the hospital. He took the kids in the childrens' ward trick or treating through the hospital. One girl lamented,"Poor Fonzie. All he got were nurses' phone numbers."

Frasier's episode when Niles thinks Daphne is pregnant is also a classic.