No holiday gives TV shows the chance to have fun with their characters more than Halloween. And for anyone out there who might be too old to go trick or treating anymore, there are few better ways to spend the evening than by binging the best Halloween episodes on Netflix. Because many of the best Halloween episodes of all time are available on the platform, that means there are dozens of Halloween TV shows available to watch right now.
Sure, most people might decide to marathon some of their favorite scary movies on Halloween, but if you're looking for a more nostalgic Halloween experience these Halloween-centric episodes will remind you why Halloween is such a fun holiday aside from all that spooky imagery. And who better to spend Halloween with than your favorite TV characters, most of whom are usually dressed up in the most ridiculous costumes imaginable?
So if you're wondering what to stream on Netflix this October, here is some of the best Halloween TV on Netflix. There's even plenty to watch for those looking to get a taste of October 31st every day leading up to it.
Like a lot of its fellow NBC comedies, Parks and Recreation's Halloween episodes were always a fun time for viewers. But none of the show's Halloween-centric episodes was quite as memorable as "Halloween Surprise."
In addition to Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) dressing up as a pitch-perfect Rosie the Riveter, "Halloween Surprise" also ended with one of the show's defining moments: Ben (Adam Scott) finally proposing to Leslie.
Actors: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman
Number of Seasons: 4
This is the only Halloween episode that Friends ever made and, while that may be disappointing for some, it should come as a consolation to know that the NBC series at least went all out with this eighth season episode.
After dressing all of its lead cast members up in equally funny outfits, the series delights in pitting several of them against each other in ridiculous contests. Dressed as Catwoman and Supergirl, Monica (Courtney Cox) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) argue about who would win in a fight, while Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Ross (David Schwimmer) engage in an arm-wrestling contest that is nothing short of hysterical.
Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
Number of Seasons: 10
American Horror Story introduced itself to the world with its first season in such a manner as to cement itself as a genre-defining horror show. Few of the first season's episodes were quite as iconic or revelatory as its two-part "Halloween" episode.
In addition to being just as gruesome and twisted as every other episode of the show, these two installments gave the show one of its most iconic images to date: Tate Langdon (Evan Peters) walking through a school hallway decked out in skeleton makeup. The ghosts of students Tate murdered on a shooting spree at his high school when he was alive return to force him to remember his dark past. And the audience is treated to just how dark the show could go.
Actors: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Denis O'Hare, + more
Number of Seasons: 2
The Office has more than its fair share of incredible Halloween episodes, most of which revolve around Michael Scott's (Steve Carell) terribly cheesy costumes or ridiculous costume contests set up in the office itself.
While the show's ninth season is one of its most uneven too, it has arguably the show's funniest Halloween installment in "Here Comes The Treble." If only for all the laughs the episode elicits by having Dwight (Rainn Wilson) spend the entirety of it walking around the office with a pumpkin on his head.
Actors: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer
Number of Seasons: 9