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7 Spooky TV Episodes To Add To Your October Watch List!

Written by Brooklynn Taylor. Published: October 26 2023
(Photo: NBC)


It’s Spooky Season, and what would this time of the year be without watching (or rewatching) some of TV’s best Halloween-themed episodes? Here are a few fan favorites to watch this month!


1. "That’s So Raven": “Don’t Have a Cow” (Season 2, Episode 2) 

How far are you willing to go to win Best Halloween Costume at a party? After besties Raven and Chelsea don’t receive an invite to attend the annual Halloween party of Raven’s arch-nemesis, Alana, they stop at nothing to get in. The duo creates a magic potion that gets them into the highly coveted event but experience a run-in with some cows… literally! Stream on Disney+, Hulu, and Apple TV+.


2. "The Simpsons": “Halloween of Horror” (Season 27, Episode 4)

It’s that time of year again for Homer’s elaborate “Everscream Terrors” décor, but what would be a Simpsons Halloween without something spooky happening? When Homer takes the kids to the Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, Lisa becomes so scared that the park is forced to shut down! The theme park employees haunt the Simpson home after Lisa’s scare caused them to lose their jobs. Homer and Lisa fight the employees, with the use of a few special holiday decorations. Stream on Disney+.




3. "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody": “The Ghost in Suite 613” (Season 1, Episode 19)

If you are an early-‘00s baby, that certain table scene from this episode probably still has you spooked! When Zack and Cody hear a rumor of a ghost in Suite 613, the twins, along with Maddie, London, and Esteban, spend the night in the hotel room to investigate. The group has several ghostly encounters in the suite that scare the daylights out of them! Stream on Disney+ and YouTube.




4. "Abbott Elementary": “Candy Zombies” (Season 2, Episode 6)

It’s Halloween at Abbott Elementary, but after someone steals a bag of candy meant for all the students to enjoy, the teachers pause classes to band together to find the culprit. From Janine asJames Harden and Mr. Johnson as Lil Uzi Vert to Melissa as Scarlet Witch, this episode will surely give viewers plenty of costume ideas to choose from!Stream on Hulu, Max, and Prime Video.


5. "Friends": “The One with the Halloween Party” (Season 8, Episode 6) 

Monica and Chandler host a Halloween costume party, but things don’t go quite as planned. Between Phoebe’s “interesting” run-in with her twin sister Ursula, an arm-wrestling contest between Ross and Chandler, and Rachel’s encounters with trick-or-treaters, this Halloween episode is one to watch for a good laugh! Stream on Max.




6. "Charlie Brown": “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

This 1966 Halloween classic follows the beloved “Peanuts” gang as they celebrate Halloween bobbing for apples, dressing up in costumes, and, of course, trick-or-treating! While Linus patiently awaits a pumpkin patch miracle, Charlie Brown prepares for a party and Snoopy sets his sights in pursuit of the Red Baron. Stream on Apple TV+.




7. "The Office": “Costume Contest” (Season 7, Episode 6)

Everyone in the office goes haywire after a Halloween costume contest is announced, awarding the winner a coupon book worth $15,000! The office pulls out all the stops, showing up in their most creative costumes -- Dwight is the “Scranton Strangler”, Ryan isJustin Bieber, Jim is Popeye, Pam is Olive Oyl, and Gabe is Lady Gaga! Stream on Peacock.




Happy Halloween!