30 best Halloween TV episodes ranked, including ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Roseanne’ [PHOTOS]

It’s that time of year again for tricks, treats and spooks. Halloween is such a fun time when we can all be kids again and get into the spirit of make-believe, and many TV shows over the years have partaken in that fun.

Several programs have given us an annual Halloween episode to look forward to, with “Superstore” and “Black-ish” offering some of the most creative costumes and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Roseanne” and “Home Improvement” coming up with hysterical pranks. Surprisingly, supernatural shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Charmed” have only one or two Halloween-themed episodes, but as creepy storylines are their specialties, they are some of the best. It’s also fun to go way back, and visit “The Addams Family” or “Bewitched” to see what tricks kooky and spooky families and witches got up to years ago.

Most of these episodes are available on at least one streaming site, so get ready for a day or two of bingeing Halloween fun. From silly pranks to cool costumes to creepy haunted houses, we’ve got you covered for the most memorable Halloween episodes of all time. All episodes premiered on or around Halloween, and as usual, we are only ranking one episode per show (sorry to “The Simpsons” fans we can’t include them all). However, some had several good Halloween episodes, so I included a runner-up on a few of the captions. We are also only including Primetime TV shows and not specials, so “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” isn’t on here – but we all know that’s the greatest anyway, right?

Tour our photo gallery, including the shows mentioned above, plus “Friends,” “Frasier,” “Modern Family,” “Bones,” “The Brady Bunch” and more.

Make your predictions at Gold Derby now. Download our free and easy app for Apple/iPhone devices or Android (Google Play) to compete against legions of other fans plus our experts and editors for best prediction accuracy scores. See our latest prediction champs. Can you top our esteemed leaderboards next? Always remember to keep your predictions updated because they impact our latest racetrack odds, which terrify Hollywood chiefs and stars. Don’t miss the fun. Speak up and share your huffy opinions in our famous forums where 5,000 showbiz leaders lurk every day to track latest awards buzz. Everybody wants to know: What do you think? Who do you predict and why?

SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions

More News from GoldDerby

Loading