I simply adore when TV shows do a special Halloween themed episode. Check out my top picks available on Netflix Instant Streaming in this entry in my Netflix Streaming series.
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Melissa & Joey (2010)
1-11 A Fright In The Attic
This episode of Melissa & Joey involves mysterious noises in the attic. Love MJH’s costume.
Parks and Recreation (2009-2010)
2-7 Greg Pikitis
This Parks & Rec is about Ann trying to throw a fun Halloween party and Leslie tracking down a prankster. Louis C.K. guest stars.
The Cleveland Show (2008-2010)
2-4 It’s the Great Pancake, Cleveland Brown
All that Junior wants to do is go trick or treating dressed as a pancake. After some bullying his father tries to change everything about him.
Gossip Girl (2007-2010)
3-7 how To Succeed in Bassness
Chuck is opening his new club with a prohibition style party but will it become an actual speak easy when he has trouble obtaining his liquor license? Meanwhile Rufus wants to hand out candy to trick or treaters like in the days before he was a kept man. Hilary Duff costars.
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Mad Men (2007-2010)
3-11 The Gypsy and the Hobo
Don opens up to Betty about his past. Joan and Greg plan their future. Sally and Bobby dress as a gypsy and hobo for Halloween.
30 Rock (2006-2010)
4-3 Stone Mountain
Jack and Liz take a trip to Kenneth’s home town to scout for new talent for the show. Back in NYC the writers try to score an invite to Gay Halloween, because all of the hot girls attend those types of parties.
3-5 The Mummy in the Maze
Booth and Brennan investigate the mummified remains of two teens. The whole gang dresses up for a Halloween party. Gotta love Booth as a squint & Brennan as Wonder Woman!
Michael has to let someone go due to the budget and has put it off until Halloween.
5-6 Employee Transfer
Darryl drives Michael and Holly to her new home while trying to to figure out how their long distance relationship would work. Pam is in New York and is the only person in her office wearing a costume (Charlie Chaplin).
6-8 Koi Pond
They plan a haunted house for local kids. Michael is taunted after falling in a koi pond.
7-6 Costume Contest
The whole office goes overboard competing to win a local booklet of coupons that aren’t actually worth much.
6-6 Bite Me
Allison dreams that she is in the movie Night of the Living Dead. This concept was executed very well.
Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2010)
4-5 Haunt You Every Day
Meredith thinks that her mother’s ashes are haunting her on Halloween.
Ghost Whisperer (2005-2009)
5-6 Head Over Heels
The Headless Horseman haunts Melinda.
My Name Is Earl (2005-2008)
4-8 Little Bad Voodoo Brother
Earl tries to cross an item off his list by giving Joy’s children a good Halloween. Randy acts as a big brother to Catalina’s nephew. The child keeps threatening everyone with voodoo.
5-5 Life of the Party
Lorne has his sleep removed while planning a huge Halloween party at Wolfram and Hart. Everyone starts acting oddly.
3-4 All Halliwell’s Eve
The sisters dress as witches for Halloween (including Elvira and Glinda).They are transported back in time to help an ancestor on All Hallow’s Eve.
That 70’s Show (1998-2005)
Fez discovers the joys of trick or treating. The group hang out at their old grade school and end up arguing with each other. Red and Kitty recall a Halloween from years before.
3-4 Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die
This episode of That 70’s Show pays homage to Hitchock’s flicks including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and The Birds. Fez dresses as Dr. Frank N Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)
The group turn into their costumes.
4-4 Fear, Itself
The group get stuck in a real haunted house.
6-6 All The Way
Xander announces his engagement to Anya. Tara worries about Willow using magic too much.
8-6 The Gift of Life
The gang think that a heart that is needed for a transplant has been left in the terminal.
Quantum Leap (1989-1992)
3-5 The Boogieman-October 31, 1964
Sam is a horror novelist from Maine during this leap. He has to figure out who is murdering those around him. Luvin’ that coat.
Saturday Night Live (1975-2011)
There are way too many SNL Halloween sketches for me to go into. Unfortunately Netflix doesn’t have the Saturday Night Live Halloween Special but they do have every season so if you check the episodes that aired the week of or in the weeks leading up to Halloween for each season you should be able to catch some great sketches. Bill Hader is awesome as Vincent Price.
Halloween on SNL Photos from NBC.com
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The devil is bummed out since he has to give everyone in Hell the day off for Halloween. Sam tries to reconcile his friendship with Andi while dealing with 2 demons. Patton Oswalt costars (with a pretty bitchin’ demonic feature).
4-2 Mr. Monk Goes Home Again
Monk solves a Halloween murder. He and his brother (John Turturro) wait for their long lost dad to return home.
Dead Like Me (2003-2004) (Not Currently Available)
The team have to reap the souls of a serial killer on Halloween.
3rd Rock From the Sun (1996-2000) (Not Currently Available)
3-5 Scaredy Dick
The Solomons think that their house is haunted. Dick is afraid of getting a general check up from his doctor. Sally and Tommy do a bad job of house sitting/passing out candy at Mary’s.
Roseanne (1988-1996) (Not Currently Available)
The Roseanne Halloween episodes are just fantastic. I try to watch them every year.
Dan and Roseanne try to out scare each other.
3-7 Trick or Treat
Roseanne dresses as a man for Halloween and then is actually mistaken for one on the way to a party.
4-6 Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Dan and Roseanne pull off an elaborate Halloween prank on a neighbor.
5-7 Halloween 4
In this twist on A Christmas Carol Roseanne is visited by ghosts when she tries to dodge Halloween.
6-6 Halloween 5
Roseanne tries to get Dan to prank Nancy to prove that he likes her.
7-6 Skeleton in the Closet
During Leon’s Halloween party Roseanne suspects that Fred is gay.
8-5 Halloween: The Final Chapter
They have a seance.
9-7 Satan, Darling
Roseanne, Jackie and Nancy party with the elite in NYC, including the ladies from Absolutely Fabulous.
Married With Children (1987-1996) (Not Currently Available)
8-7 Take My Wife, Please
Al is visited by the Grim Reaper, who takes the form of Peggy. Peggy and the kids perform as The Village People at Marcy’s party until the actual Village People show up.
My So Called Life (1994)
Angela and her friends decide to visit school after hours on Halloween to try to unravel the mystery of a student who died years ago. Angela’s parents get busy in their costumes.
The Addams Family (1964-1965) (Not Currently Available)
1-7 Halloween with the Addams Family
The getaway car of some bank robbers stalls in front of the Addams’ house on Halloween.
2-19 Halloween-Addams Style
The Addams prepare for trick or treaters.
Last Updated: October 2013