It is a rite of passage for every TV show to do a Halloween episode. Some shows wait a few seasons before they take the plunge, and others seem to exist for their Halloween episodes. We could build this list out to be 50 deep, but in the interest of saving time, we’ve whittled it down to to a more appropriate number. Giving full respect to the Halloween TV episodes that have survived the test of time, here the 12 greatest. Find them. Watch them.
12. The Simpsons
Where to begin with this show? There are almost too many options!? The Simpsons, now in the midst of its 29th season is offering it’s 28th Treehouse of Horror Halloween episode in 2017. How could one possibly pick a favorite? If you want to do yourself a favor for any Halloween season, binge watch these episodes. If we were forced to choose only one episode, and one featured segment, it would probably have to be The Simpsons taking on The Shining in “The Shinning.” This may very well be one of the most quotable episodes of the show, and the pure parody of Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror flick is The Simpsons at its very best. There have been other greats, including battles with gremlins, monkey hands that grant wishes and of course, Treehouse of Horror VI, when Homer enters the third dimension and ends up in our world.