The Best Halloween Episodes In Sitcoms

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Vote up the spookily themed episodes of sitcoms you want to fire up every single Halloween season.

Did you feel that slight, cool breeze in the air? That means it's time to break out the flannel button-up because fall is coming and Halloween is right around the corner. And since we all know that Halloween isn't just a holiday, but rather a lifestyle, what better time than now to start binging our favorite Halloween episodes until pumpkin spice pumps through our veins. From wacky trick-or-treat mishaps to genuinely scary horror homages, there's nothing quite like a classic sitcom tackling Halloween in all its spooktacular glory.

This list of sitcom Halloween episodes will have your spine tingling because we're ranking the best Halloween TV episodes in order to determine once and for all who does the most important Holiday on the calendar best. So put the Jack o'lantern knife down, flip through the TV searching for reruns, and rank the most ghoulish Halloween episodes of the most devilishly spooky sitcoms.

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  • The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror IV
    Photo: Fox

    In a series of shorts: Homer sells his soul for a doughnut, but seems happy with the deal; Bart sees a gremlin in classic Twilight Zone-style; Mr. Burns is a vampire and Bart falls victim to his bite.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Mr. Burns: Hmm... who's that goat-legged fellow? I like the cut of his jib.
    Smithers: Er, Prince of Darkness, sir. He's your eleven o'clock.

    Lionel Hutz: Mr. Simpson, don't you worry. I watched Matlock in a bar last night. The sound wassn't on, but I think I got the gist of it.

    Marge: Homer, we gotta do something. Today he's drinking people's blood, tomorrow he could be smoking!

    • Original Airing: October 28, 1993
    • Season: The Simpsons -Season 5
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Series: The Simpsons
    155 votes
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Halloween III
    Photo: FOX
    106 VOTES

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Halloween III

    The third installment of Captain Holt and Jake's Halloween heist, tied at one win apiece, enters a tie-breaking competition to claim the title of "amazing detective/genius." This year, Jake and Holt split the squad into two teams to help them win, both of them excluding Amy. Amy proves who the most "amazing detective/genius" really is, by winning the heist.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Terry Jeffords: You drank a soda? Not sure that's the worst thing in the world.
    Captain Ray Holt: It was the worst thing in the world. Worse than a fruit-forward Riesling. No, I'm not exaggerating.

    Charles: Well, I have exciting news. I found the perfect guy to set you up with.
    Gina: After zero consideration, I'm happy to say, "hard pass."

    Sergeant Jeffords: Is this meeting about something?
    Jake: It's about everything.

    • Original Airing: October 25, 2015
    • Season: Brooklynn Nine-Nine - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 5
    106 votes
  • Brookly Nine-Nine - Halloween
    Photo: FOX
    95 VOTES

    Brookly Nine-Nine - Halloween

    On Halloween night, a busy time of the year for any precinct, Amy, who hates the holiday, is not happy that she has to wear a costume to go undercover on the street with Charles. Meanwhile, at the precinct, Jake bets Holt that he can steal his Medal of Valor before midnight, which leads to him bringing out his own costumes. Jake says that if he can steal the medal Holt must declare that he is an amazing detective/genius, but that if he can't steal the medal he will do all of Holt's Halloween paperwork. Jake wins the bet with the help of the other detectives.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Charles: Santiago, I know that you hate Halloween, but stick with me, and I promise you, you will love it.
    Amy: Can you magically make everyone kind, sober, and fully dressed?
    Jake: "Kind, sober and fully dressed." Good news, everyone. We found the name of Santiago's sex tape!

    Jake: This gambit was designed to fail. It's just like in chess. Sometimes in order to win, you've got to sacrifice your king.
    Captain Holt: That's exactly how you lose at chess. Have you ever played the game?

    • Original Airing: October 22, 2013
    • Season: Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 6
    95 votes
  • Bob's Burgers - Full Bars
    Photo: Fox
    96 VOTES

    Bob's Burgers - Full Bars

    On Halloween, the kids run into bullies when they go trick-or-treating in the rich neighborhood, while Bob and Linda attend a party that doesn't end well for Teddy's pet guinea pig.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Tina: [watching boys go skinny-dipping] There's a lot of carrots in that stew.

    Linda: Ooh, Wolverine! Scary!
    Louise: I'm Edward Scissorhands.
    Linda: I don't feel comfortable with you going out trick or treating with scissors. Why don't you go as Edward Spoonhands?
    Louise: It's Halloween, not Hallowuss.

    Tina: Last year I was a mummy. This year I'm a mommy mummy. I'm raising a child and going to a four-year college, all on my own.

    • Original Airing: October 07, 2012
    • Season: Bob's Burgers - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 2
    96 votes
  • The living dead beset South Park after a bottle of Worcestershire sauce mixes with embalming fluid at the mortuary, meanwhile Tina Yothera judges a costume contest.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Cartman: I just want to say: I love you guys, I do... except you Kyle.

    Cartman: Well, let's get home, start eating that candy.
    Kyle: We can eat it at Cartman's house, and see more naughty pictures of his mom!
    Stan: Yeah!
    Cartman: Knock it off, you guys! She said she was young, and needed the money!
    Stan: Cartman, those pictures were taken, like, last month!
    Cartman: Uh... screw you guys!

    • Original Airing: October 29, 1997
    • Season: South Park - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 7
    91 votes
  • That '70s Show - Halloween
    Photo: Fox
    94 VOTES

    That '70s Show - Halloween

    On a visit to their haunted, burned-down grammar school, Donna and Jackie stumble across the gang's permanent records.

    Memorable Quotes:

    Jackie: Donna, you know who protected me back there? Fez.
    Donna: He had to, he's Batman.

    Kitty: [Kitty has just given out raisins to trick-or-treaters] Raisins are nature's candy.
    Red: [the Forman house is pelted with eggs] And eggs are nature's hand grenades.

    Fez: Trick or treat.
    [Fez gets an apple]
    Fez: An apple? Where's my candy, you son of a btch?

    • Original Airing: October 26, 1999
    • Season: That 70's Show - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 5
    94 votes