16 Halloween Episodes From Our Favorite Old TV Shows

It’s no secret that Halloween is my favorite holiday ever, so obviously I love the special Halloween episodes from my must-watch TV shows. I don’t know if it’s the decorations all over the sets, the spooky/funny tales that are told or the awesome costumes, but these holiday episodes always seem like so much more fun than regular episodes.

And while I love all of the recent Halloween episodes (um, Pretty Little Liars was amazing), I love the spooky eps of old-school TV shows even more. Maybe it’s because when I was a kid, these shows actually kind of scared me a little, and now they don’t (usually). Or maybe it’s because they’re just all around awesome. Either way, these vintage Halloween TV episodes don’t get old. So instead of watching a super scary horror movie tonight, watch these 16 videos right here:


Boy Meets World

What I wouldn’t give for some new episodes of Boy Meets World. It was such a perfect, silly show. Look at Cory thinking he’s a werewolf. It’s too freakin’ cute.


Lizzie McGuire

I’m really happy for Hilary Duff with her new baby and husband and everything, but can we please go back in time and have her be Lizzie McGuire again? I’m loving her adorable clown costume here.



This is seriously old school – but what doesn’t scream Halloween like a show about a witch does? Bewitched is a classic… you can’t go wrong! I’m obsessed with all of these old costumes, too.



Who hasn’t had a pretend camping trip in their bedroom complete with a fire? And also, who hasn’t known a kid who calls lightening “frightening”? I mean, it’s pretty much the perfect word.



Why Chandler agreed to wear a pink bunny costume I will never understand… but this clip is such a great example of why this show is amazing.


My So-Called Life

I love young Claire Danes. She’s so cool and chill and I want to be her best friend. Just one question about this episode: has anyone else ever shaved their legs in the school bathroom? Didn’t think so.


Hey Arnold

I love how the guys in Hey Arnold are just hanging out, eating snacks and telling ghost stories (obviously, Arnold’s is the best). It’s totally something we’ve all done with our friends.


Berenstain Bears

This brings back some serious childhood memories right now. I mean, okay, this isn’t scary at all, but it’s still worth a watch. And if you never read Berenstain Bears… I’m sorry.


Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Even though every episode of Sabrina was kind of like Halloween, this Halloween one is particularly spooky. I wish I was a witch. Life would be so much cooler.


Family Matters

Steve’s puppet is literally the creepiest part of this episode – because puppets are scary, okay? Also, I want to carve my pumpkin just like the one in the beginning of this video.



Watch the very beginning of this – here lies the reason why most dudes get their butts out of bed, put on a costume and celebrate Halloween. Maybe that’s not fair. But it’s kind of true.



This might not be the best quality, but who cares? It’s Doug! We all like to catch up on some old-school Doug, am I right?


The Cosby Show

I know I can’t be the only ones who miss the Cosby family in this show. Also, I need Rudy’s pumpkin costume for myself. How cute is it?!


Fat Albert 

This is another seriously old-school show, but that’s exactly what makes it totally worth watching. I feel like sometimes the oldest Halloween things are the best Halloween things.


Even Stevens

Who else misses this adorable, goofy Shia LaBeouf? I mean, look at him now. Look at him. It’s tragic.


Sister Sister 

After watching this, I now want someone to have a pumpkin carving contest with. Any takers?


Which of these shows was your favorite? What did I miss? Do you love Halloween episodes as much as I do? Tell me in the comments!


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  • nicole

    dont forget that’s so raven “dont have a cow!”

  • Scotti

    Thanks so much for sending me down memory lane with all of these videos! I think what I love most about Halloween specials are the costumes. They were always so clever, and sometimes were costume ideas I never seen in person. Since I’m too old to trick-or-treat, and I’ve now graduated to handing out candy, I spend each Halloween watching my favorite Halloween movies. This year I have a Hopper, which comes with a 2-terabyte hard drive so I’ve created a special folder on it where I’m saving several scary movies, and soon some of the Halloween specials from my favorite TV shows. One of the girls I work with at DISH gave me the idea, but I wish I had this kind of technology back in the day, that way I’d still have Urkel, Tapanga, and Halloweens of my childhood to watch whenever I want.

  • Sonya

    I can’t believe you forgot the Buffy episode where they all turned into the Hallowe’en costume they were wearing.

    • LittleRedWolfGirl

      I was just about to say that, but you beat me to it lol. That Buffy episode is totally one of the best Halloween episodes ever. There was a great one in the second season of Dark Angel as well.