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The Best Halloween Episodes On 'The Office', Ranked

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Celebrate trick-or-treat with your favorite Dunder Mifflin employees by watching the best Halloween episodes on The Office. Whether you're looking for The Office Halloween costume ideas or how to throw a spooky party, this list of The Office Halloween episodes includes memorable moments, like the costume contest and the haunted warehouse, as well as cameos from Timothy Olyphant and Stephen Colbert. The Office Halloween episodes are some of the best sitcom Halloween episodes of all time.

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  • Halloween
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    Memorable Quotes:

    Dwight: [eyeing Jim’s costume] What is that?! What are you supposed to be?
    Jim: I’m a three hole punch version of Jim. ‘Cause you can have me either way. Plain White Jim, or Three-hole Punch.

    Pam: I’m guessing Angela’s the one in the neighborhood who gives the trick-or-treaters some toothbrushes. Pennies. Walnuts.

    Michael: Yeah, I went hunting once. Shot the deer in the leg, had to kill it with a shovel. Took about an hour. Why do you ask?

    The employees at Dunder Mifflin celebrate Halloween at the office. Michael Scott (Steve Carell) struggles with making the decision of whom to fire. Meanwhile, Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) post Dwight Schrute's (Rainn Wilson) résumé on the internet.

    • Original Airing: October 18, 2005
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 5
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    Oscar: So what kind of statement are you making with that costume, Kevin?
    Kevin: The statement that I am making, Oscar, is that I kind of look like Michael Moore.

    Pam: People are really into the costume contest this year. Might have something to do with the prize, maybe you’ve heard of it. The 2011 Scranton Wilkes-Barre coupon book worth over fifteen thousand dollars in savings!

    Jim: I’ve never really been a costume guy. Even when I was a kid, it just felt like something I was too old for. And then this morning, when Pam hands me this little number [holds up Popeye costume, shakes head] …no.

    "Costume Contest" is the sixth episode of the seventh season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's 132nd episode overall. Written by Justin Spitzer and directed by Dean Holland, the episode aired on NBC in the United States on October 28, 2010. This episode received positive reviews. In the episode, Michael freaks out when Darryl goes over his head by taking an idea to corporate. The employees partake in a Halloween costume contest in the office. Meanwhile, Pam tries to get the truth from Danny about their dating history....  more
    • Original Airing: Oct 28 2010
    • Season: The Office - Season 7
    • Episode Number: 6
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  • Employee Transfer
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    Memorable Quotes:

    Kelly: [dressed as Carrie Bradshaw] Wow you guys look amazing. Stanley, I thought you hated Halloween.
    Phyllis: [dressed as Raggedy Ann] Shh. He wears that so he can sleep at his desk. Who are you?
    Kelly: Oh, I’m Carrie Bradshaw from Sex And The City.
    Phyllis: Mm. I like your shoes. [Kelly has 5-inch heels on]
    Kelly: Thank you. Will you help walk me to the fax machine?
    Phyllis: Sure.
    Ryan: I got her, I got her. I can help you. You look amazing.
    Kelly: Inappropriate. Thank you. Who are you, Larry King?
    Ryan: Gordon Gekko.
    Kelly: Oh, from the insurance commercials!
    Ryan: … Yeah.

    Oscar: [Creed dressed as the Joker enters] Whoa. Awesome.
    Creed: Let’s put a smile on that face!
    Kevin: [also dressed as the Joker] Dammit Creed! I’ve been up since four!

    Pam: So apparently no one dresses up for Halloween here. I wish I had known that before I used greasepaint for my moustache. And I can’t even take off my hat, because then I’m Hitler.

    Pam is embarrassed when she is the only person at corporate wearing a costume on Halloween. Holly and Michael take the long trip to Nashua after they get some shocking news from corporate. Meanwhile, Dwight torments Andy and tries to get under his skin....  more
    • Original Airing: Oct 30 2008
    • Season: The Office (US TV series) season 5
    • Episode Number: 5
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  • Spooked
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    Memorable Quotes:

    Andy: I’ve decided to pre-screen all the Halloween costumes this year. I have three simple rules – don’t be offensive, don’t be cliche, and don’t take the first two rules too seriously.

    Kevin: The gorilla from Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Huh? The one who sacrifices his life.
    Andy: Whoa! Aw, spoiler alert.
    Kevin: It’s been out for ages, man.
    Andy: Costume vetoed.

    Toby: Every Halloween I tell him the same thing – You can’t bring weapons into the office, and every year he says the same thing – As soon as I get my weapons back I’m gonna kill you. But there I am at Thanksgiving, alive, you know. I’m a lucky turkey.

    Andy: [claps] Chef from South Park, it’s genius!
    Stanley: Just some chef.

    Erin works to make a spooky, non-childish Halloween party with help from Gabe. Dwight becomes friends with Robert's son, and Pam and Jim debate the existence of ghosts. Meanwhile, Robert tries to figure out everyone's deepest fears....  more
    • Original Airing: Oct 27 2011
    • Season: The Office - Season 8
    • Episode Number: 5
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