The 25 Best Halloween Themed TV Episodes

From “The Purge,” black-ish to "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery," South Park, here are the best Halloween episodes on TV

Black ish Halloween

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Black ish Halloween

Almost every TV series finds the time to showcase all of the major holidays at least once during their run, but over the decades, TV generally shows out for Halloween like no other. The best drama series' use the horror and fear-themed day to bring characters' innate doubts and fears to the surface, while the best sitcoms go balls out with costumed mischief and assorted hijinks in their Halloween episodes.

With the season of tricks and treats upon us, Complex collected the best of both to create a definitive list of the best of the best, specifically those episodes that directly deal with the actual holiday. So if you don't see insert-popular-spooky-drama, it's because, while scary on a weekly basis, it never actually celebrated All Hallow's Eve proper. Grab a bag of candy and settle in for the night to watch The Best Halloween Themed TV Episodes.

25. "Chuck vs. the Aisle of Terror," Chuck


24. "Slutty Pumpkin," How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother Halloween

23. "Let's Give the Boy a Hand," Dexter


22. "Halloween; Ellie," Louie

Louie Halloween

21. "Spooky Endings," Happy Endings

Happy Endings

20. "Haunted," The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

19. "The Purge," black-ish

Black ish Halloween

18. "Halloween," The Office

the office halloween

17. "Halloween," Modern Family

Modern Family Halloween

16. "Halloween III," Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine Nine Halloween

15. "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery," South Park

South Park Halloween

14. "Keaton," New Girl

New Girl Halloween

13. "Trick or Treat," Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Halloween

12. "Tricks and Treats," Freaks and Geeks

freaks and geeks

11. "Halloween," Frasier

Frasier Halloween

10. "The Haunted Mask," Goosebumps


9. "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester," Supernatural

supernatural halloween

8. "Halloween Part 2," American Horror Story

American Horror Story Murder House

7. "Epidemiology," Community


6. "Haunted," Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me

5. "One Night in October," Fringe


4. "BOO!" Roseanne

Roseanne Halloween

3. "Fear, Itself," Buffy the Vampire Slayer


2. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V, The Simpsons

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

1. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin

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