With Halloween quickly approaching amidst the limitations of COVID-19, the ability to participate in fun Halloween activities is set back due to social distancing. One thing that hasn’t changed though is the collection of Halloween-themed TV show episode reruns. Here are 10 of the best Halloween specials to watch in honor of spooky season.
10. “The Ghost of 613”
Season 1 Episode 19 of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”
This iconic episode of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” was terrifying as a child, with the potential haunting of a hotel room at The Tipton and the spooky atmosphere of the hotel so close to Halloween steadily creating suspense throughout the episode. This episode is sure to bring back a wave of nostalgia for those who grew up watching the twin troublemakers creating chaos at The Tipton hotel.
Season 2 Episode 5 of “The Office”
This episode of “The Office” is iconic for not only the several costumes used in the episode, but the plotline as well. The episode follows an anxious Michael Scott, the Regional Manager of the Scranton branch of paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin Inc., who has been told by his executive supervisor Jan Levinson that he must fire one employee by the end of the day.
8. “And Then There Was Shawn”
Season 5 Episode 17 of “Boy Meets World”
This episode of the 90s classic “Boy Meets World” is especially entertaining as it follows Shawn’s pursuit of the new girl, played by “I Know What You Did Last Summer” star Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Season 1 Episode 6 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
This episode marks the beginning of the tradition in the show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” between Captain Holt and Detective Jake Peralta, in which Peralta is challenged with the task of stealing Holt’s Medal of Valor by 12 o’clock without being caught.
6. “Who Got Dee Pregnant?”
Season 6 Episode 7 of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
The hilarity in this episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is marked by its main point of terror, being the protagonist Dee’s pregnancy reveal. The night progresses as the gang tries to figure out who exactly got Dee pregnant.
Season 3 Episode 6 of “New Girl”
This episode is easily one of the most hilarious episodes of “New Girl,” as it follows Schmidt post-breakup and the effort of those living in the loft to cheer him up. Once Winston and Nick recount to Jess the false letters that Schmidt used to receive as a child from film icon Michael Keaton, that actually turn out to be from his mother, things take a turn for the worse when Jess decides to bring them in an attempt to get him out of his funk.
4. “Halloween Surprise”
Season 5 Episode 5 of “Parks and Recreation”
This episode is one of the most iconic in the show “Parks and Recreation” for several reasons. The most memorable was Ben’s proposal to Leslie as well as Ron Swanson revealing his romantic side for his girlfriend, Diane.
3. “Tricks and Treats”
Season 1 Episode 3 of “Freaks and Geeks”
While Sam decides to make this Halloween a memorable one, seeing as though it will be his last Halloween trick or treating with the Geeks, Lindsay and the Freaks take a different approach to the holiday, wreaking havoc instead by performing several pranks throughout town.
2. “The One with the Halloween Party”
Season 8 Episode 6 of “Friends”
Though there are many memorable things about this episode of “Friends,” the most iconic would have to be Chandler’s pink bunny costume. The plot line of Phoebe and her twin sister Ursula is an interesting one to follow, as well as Rachel’s attempt at a creative solution to her lack of candy for trick-or-treaters.
1.“Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die”
Season 3 Episode 4 of “That ‘70s Show”
In this episode, “That ‘70s Show” takes a twist on classic Alfred Hitchcock films, making it truly great. With several interesting plotlines to follow, this episode is fit for many and sure to entertain.
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