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There are two schools of thought on Halloween-themed entertainment. Some think the only way to properly celebrate the holiday from the comfort of your own couch is to watch as much blood, guts, and overall scary content as possible. For the squeamish and easily spooked, however, Halloween TV means rewatching your favorite characters don dorky costumes and whine about passing out candy. These episodes generally expose the antagonists' real fears or, finally, unite potential couples in haunted houses.
Halloween episodes are often some of the best holiday specials on TV. They don't get as sappy as the Christmas celebrations but seem way more festive than the Valentine's Day fare. Here are a few All Hallow's Eve-themed episodes to kick off your not-so-haunted marathons.
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Freaks and Geeks
"Tricks and Treats" (1999)
Discovering it's time to put your trick or treat days behind you is hard on everyone, even the bionic woman.
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Sabrina The Teenage Witch
"The Halloween Scene" (2000)
Sabrina couldn't really celebrate their 100th episode any other way.
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"Open House of Horrors" (2012)
Everyone loves a good Halloween prank — except maybe that guy.
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"Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps" (2011)
Community loved its Halloween episodes, but not even their (very brief) take on the zombie apocalypse could compete with their send-up of horror tropes (Abed would have survived any slasher flick).
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"The Rocky Horror Glee Show" (2010)
Check out Amber Riley absolutely killing it as Frank-N-Furter before Laverne Cox takes on the role.