11 Old Cartoon Episodes to Watch this Halloween

The leaves are changing colors, the temperature is dropping, and there are pumpkins everywhere—Halloween is almost here. It’s the perfect time to attend costume parties, to carve pumpkins, and to explore a haunted house. For those of us who prefer to stay at home, it’s also the perfect time to cuddle up on the couch and watch some spooky Halloween specials. And if you want to tap into your nostalgia as well as your Halloween spirit, then grab a fuzzy blanket and settle in, because this list is for you. For your viewing pleasure, I’ve compiled a list of eleven cartoon Halloween specials that aired before 2000 and are guaranteed to scare, amuse, and delight in equal measure.


1.“Spongebob Squarepants: Scaredy Pants” (1999)


After Spongebob is scared by Mr. Krab’s ghost story, he dresses up as a ghost for Halloween, which eventually incurs the wrath of the Flying Dutchman himself. Watch it at: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x58l6ka


2.“A Pinky and the Brain Halloween” (1997)


The Brain has to challenge the devil after Pinky sells his soul. Watch it at https://vimeo.com/73726196,


3.“Winnie the Pooh: Boo to You Too” (1996)


A heartwarming story about how the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood help Piglet overcome his fear of Halloween. Watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_JHnOPVMMA


4.“Magic School bus: In the Haunted House” (1994)


After the bus breaks down, Mrs. Frizzle’s class explores an old house and discovers what causes sounds to be heard. Watch it at https://vimeo.com/109149389.


5.“The Addams Family: Puttergeist” (1992)


Wednesday and Pugsely are unimpressed with Granny’s story about a man who lost his head and replaced it with a golf ball, but is it possible that the puttergeist is real after all? Watch it at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5a7plh.


6.“Rugrats: Candy Bar Creep Show” (1991)


While the Pickles set up a haunted house for Halloween, Angelica and the Rugrats go searching for all the Reptar Bars. Watch it at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3j5gez


7.“Beetlejuice: Laugh of the Party” (1989)


Lydia wants to throw a Halloween party, but there are few problems; luckily, Beetlejuice steps in to help! Watch it at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kpi9k


8.“Garfield’s Halloween Adventure” (1985)


Garfield and Odie dress up as pirates to go trick or treating, unaware of the supernatural creatures and ghostly pirates that lurk outside. Watch it at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x28of1x


9.“The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone” (1979)


The Flintstones vacation in Rocksylvania, where they run into Count Rockula and his Frankenstone monster. Watch it at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22vv93.


10.“Bugs Bunny’s Howl-oween Special” (1977)


Bugs Bunny goes trick or treating as a witch, but when he comes across Witch Hazel’s haunted house, antics ensue. Meanwhile, other Looney Tunes characters run into trouble of their own. Watch it at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2rf5yu.


11.“Scooby Doo, Where Are You!: The Headless Horseman of Halloween” (1976)


In Sleepy Hollow, the gang investigates the legendary Headless Horseman after he shows up at a Halloween costume party. Watch it at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3dcc58.