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Spooky Season: 5 Sitcom Episodes That Are Halloween Themed

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As the calendar flips to October, it’s not just the climate transformation that captures our attention but the unmistakable arrival of the spooky season. Halloween enthusiasts embrace the spirit of the holiday, and one delightful way to do so is by revisiting the Halloween-themed episodes of our favorite sitcoms. 

In this article, we’re spotlighting five must-watch sitcom episodes that have captured the essence of Halloween. So, grab your blanket and lay on the couch as we explore the funny world of sitcoms during the spooky season.


Starting with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, they featured several Halloween-themed episodes, which became a tradition for the show. The most popular Halloween episode from the series is the sixth episode of the first season, Halloween

In the episode, the 99th precinct of the New York Police Department (NYPD) engages in its first Halloween heist. Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) decides to steal Raymond Holt‘s (Andre Braugher) Medal of Valor. At the same time, the Captain challenges him to do so, leading to a competitive game and pranks between the two.


In the iconic Friends episode The One with the Halloween Party, the friends gather at Monica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler‘s (Matthew Perry) apartment for Halloween. The episode is about a hilarious celebration filled with creative costumes, ping-pong antics, and surprising revelations, all while highlighting the enduring bonds of friendship and the joys of the spooky season.


In the Slutty Pumpkin episode of How I Met Your Mother, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor)  meets a mysterious woman at a Halloween party in 2001 but loses her number, leading to a years-long quest to find her. In the present day (2005), Ted’s friends urge him to move on while his friend, Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris)  seeks out “slutty” costumes at various parties. The episode combines humor and nostalgia as it explores themes of missed connections, making it a beloved episode in the series.


In Modern Family, Halloween is a family and a series tradition. The second season has an amazing and funny episode called Halloween. The Pritchett-Dunphy family navigates the holiday with three intertwined storylines. Claire (Julie Bowmen) strives for a safe Halloween but faces chaos as her husband Phil‘s (Ty Burrell) haunted house goes badly. Jay (Ed O’Neil) tries to keep pace with Gloria (Sofía Vergara) and Manny‘s (Rico Rodriguez) Halloween enthusiasm, leading to amusing pumpkin carving and ghost stories. Meanwhile, Cameron´s(Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell‘s (Jesse Ferguson) debate over their daughter Lily‘s (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) costume results in a humorous dispute.

The episode humorously highlights the family’s diverse personalities and unique approaches to Halloween, delivering heartfelt moments and laughs.


In The Office‘s Halloween episode, the Dunder Mifflin Scranton employees celebrate the holiday with quirky costumes, pranks, and awkward moments. Jim‘s (John Krasinski) inventive pranks on Dwight (Rainn Wilson) steal the spotlight, while Michael‘s (Steve Carell) misguided attempts at party leadership lead to comedic chaos. Pam (Jenna Fischer) showcases her artistic talents, and the episode captures the workplace humor and camaraderie that define the series, making it a memorable and entertaining Halloween episode.

Between amazing costumes and delicious candies that you got from Trick or Treats, watch some funny episodes and enjoy this awesome time of the year. 

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The article above was edited by Beatriz Oliveira.

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Beatriz Castilhone

Casper Libero '26

Meu nome é Beatriz e sou estudante de Jornalismo na Faculdade Cásper Líbero. Meus interesses são diversos mas destaca-se meu gosto por esportes, animais e turismo.