12 Hilarious Halloween Sketches From 'Saturday Night Live' That Had Us Cackling Like A Witch

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Vote up the spooky sketches that had you in stitches.

When Halloween comes around, Saturday Night Live knows how to celebrate the spooky season right. With countless hilarious skits elevated by A-list stars and its talented cast members, SNL has had so many memorable characters and sketches over the years that they deserve to be revisited each and every Halloween.

Here are a few of the more memorable Halloween skits from the good folks at Saturday Night Live. Vote up the best Halloween vignettes.


  • 1
    41 VOTES

    'Haunted Elevator' (2016)

    'Haunted Elevator' (2016)
    Video: YouTube

    "How's it hangin'? I'm David Pumpkins. And I'm going to scare the hell out of you."
    - David Pumpkins

    A couple embarks on "100 Floors of Frights," a haunted elevator attraction that promises "things that go bump in the night." As the doors open, they are greeted by undead brides, daily specials of decapitated heads... and David S. Pumpkins (Tom Hanks), a man in a pumpkin suit with two dancing skeletons. 

    The skit is bizarre and a little confusing, throwing off the audience with its absurdity. But that's the genius of the skit: It insists that it's scary and perfect for Halloween, when it's really just ridiculous, but in the best way possible.

    41 votes
  • 2
    27 VOTES

    'A Girl's Halloween' (2016)

    'A Girl's Halloween' (2016)
    Video: YouTube

    "Megan, you look so cute." 

    A trio of girls (Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, and Vanessa Bayer) in adorable animal costumes become a chaotic mess after a night of drunk fighting and vomiting in public. The skit explores the dark side of Halloween, girls-night-out style, and the vast difference between 8 pm and 4 am on what was supposed to be a "chill night."

    A completely relatable skit for any girl gang who started the night with the best of intentions... and then vodka got in the way. 

    27 votes
  • 3
    16 VOTES

    'Spooky Song' (2019)

    'Spooky Song' (2019)
    Video: YouTube

    Debutante Ghost: "No one is judging you..."
    Reluctant Singer: "Yes, you are. Look at that owl!"

    In a slight nod to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion theme song, "Grim Grinning Ghosts," a couple is surprised on Halloween when cemetery-dwelling ghosts and ghouls come out to sing the "Ditty of the Damned." A creepy quartet sing about their demise, including a sea captain who was eaten by a shark, a debutante who went up in flames, an imploded miner, and one reluctant singer (Chance the Rapper) who repeatedly says, "We can skip me. Happy Halloween!"

    As it turns out, his demise song is very complicated, very depraved, and very, very funny. 

    16 votes
  • 4
    15 VOTES

    'The Curse of Frankenstein' (2006)

    'The Curse of Frankenstein' (2006)
    Video: YouTube

    Mob: "He's a monster!"
    Frankenstein's Monster: "Oh, now we're name-calling. What am I? In the 7th grade all of a sudden? Well you know what? You're all a bunch of d****."  

    A spoof of late-night horror flicks in the spirit of Young Frankenstein and Monty Python, Frankenstein's monster (Bill Hader) tricks an angry mob (led by Hugh Laurie) to look for "the monster" at the castle across the moor, which is actually home to Dracula (Jason Sudeikis). The two gruesome neighbors then play mind games on the hapless, easily confused mob, sending them back and forth across the moors in search of "the monster."

    15 votes
  • 5
    15 VOTES

    'Matt Foley: A Scary Story on Halloween' (1993)

    'Matt Foley: A Scary Story on Halloween' (1993)
    Video: YouTube

    "I am 35 years old, I am thrice divorced, and I live in a van down by the river."
    - Matt Foley

    After an exasperated father (Phil Hartman) catches his three kids (Christian Slater, David Spade, and Melanie Hutsell) pranking the neighborhood, he hires motivational speaker Matt Foley (Chris Farley) to scare the kids straight. Foley works his magic on the wiseacres with horror stories about his own bad decisions and how he ended up living in his van. 

    The classic sketch is a perfect example of everything that made Farley a legend. 

    15 votes
  • 6
    12 VOTES

    'The Merryville Brothers: Haunted Castle' (2013)

    'The Merryville Brothers: Haunted Castle' (2013)
    Video: YouTube

    "Ghosts and ghouls and spooky fools will terrify your dreams
    You can't escape the scary fate of a Merryville Halloween."
    - The Merryville Brothers Song

    A couple try out a spooky dark ride and are met by the Merryville Brothers, creepy animatronic figures (Bruno Mars, Taran Killam, and Bill Hader) who take issue with the couple's bad manners.

    The recurring skit works due in part to its ridiculousness, as well as everyone's amazing ability to do the robot dance, including surprise guest Tom Hanks.

    12 votes