TV Episodes for a “Not so Spooky” Halloween

TV Episodes for a “Not so Spooky” Halloween

If you’re like me, I love the cute and playful side of Halloween. More of the “baking seasonal treats” and “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” and less of the “gory exorcism murder nightmare fuel” stuff. But hey, no judgment if that’s your jam.

Every year I try to find TV episode and movie options that are on the “fun” not “freak me out before I try to go to sleep” side of the holiday and always wish I had a list of options to choose from so voila! Here you go. My list of TV Episodes for a “Not so Scary” or “Not so Spooky” Halloween.

30 Rock: “Stone Mountain”

The Addams Family: “Halloween with the Addams Family”

The Big Bang Theory: S1 E6 “The Middle Earth Paradigm” / S5 E7 “The Good Guy Fluctuation” / S6 E5 “The Holographic Excitation / S12 E6 “The Imitation Perturbation”

Black-ish: S1 E6 “The Prank King / S2 E6 “Jacked O’Lantern” / S3 E5 “The Purge” / S5 E3 “Scarred for Life” / S6 E6 “Everybody Blames Raymond”

Bob’s Burgers: S3 E2 “Full Bars” / S4 E2 “Fort Night” / S5 E2 “Tina and the Real Ghost” / S6 E3 “The Hauntening” / S7 E3 “Teen-a Witch” / S8 E3 “The Wolf of Wharf Street” / S9 E4 “Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street” / S10 E4 “Pig Trouble in Little Tina” / S11 E4 “Heartbreak Hotel-oween” / S12 E3 “The Pumpkinening”

Boy Meets World: S1 E6 “Boys II Mensa” / S2 E6 “Who’s Afraid of Cory Wolf?” / S5 E5 “The Witches of Pennbrook” / S5 E17 “And Then There Was Shawn”

The Brady Bunch: “Fright Night”

Brooklyn 99: S1 E6 “Halloween” / S2 E4 “Halloween II” / S3 E5 “Halloween III” / S4 E5 “Halloween IV” / S5 E4 “HalloVeen”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: S4 “Fear Itself”

Charlie Brown: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Family Matters: S2 E7 “Dog Day Halloween” / S4 E6 “Whose Kid Is It Anyway?” / S5 E6 “Best Friends” / S6 E6 “Dark and Stormy Night” / S8 E7 “Stevil” / S9 E7 “Stevil II: This Time He’s Not Alone”

Freaks and Geeks: S1 E3 “Tricks and Treats”

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: S1 E8&9 “Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect” / S4 E7 “Hex and the Single Guy”

Friends: E8 E6 “The One with the Halloween Party”

Gilmore Girls: S6 E7 “Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number”

Glee: S2 E5 “The Rocky Horror Glee Show”

Gossip Girl: S1 E6 “The Handmaiden’s Tale” / S3 E7 “How to Succeed in Bassness”

How I Met Your Mother: S1 “Slutty Pumpkin”

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: S6 E7 “Who Got Dee Pregnant”

Modern Family: S2 E6 Halloween / S4 E5 “Open House of Horrors” / S6 E6 “Halloween 3: AwesomeLand” / S8 E5 “Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook” / S9 E5 “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy” / S10 E5 “Good Grief” / S11 E5 “The Last Halloween”

New Girl: S2 E6 “Halloween” / S3 E6 “Keaton”

That ’70s Show: S2 E5 “Halloween” / S3 E4 “Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die”

The Office: S2 E5 “Halloween” / S5 E6 “Employee Transfer” / S7 E6 “Costume Contest” / S8 E5 “Spooked” / S9 E5 “Here Comes Treble”

Parks & Rec: S2 E7 “Greg Pikitis” / S4 E5 “Meet ‘n’ Greet” / S5 E5 “Halloween Surprise” / S6 E7 “Recall Vote”

Sabrina the Teenage Witch: S1 E5 “A Halloween Story” / S2 E7 “A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It” / S3 E6 “Good Will Haunting” / S4 E6 “Episode LXXXI: The Phantom Menace” / S5 E6 “The Halloween Scene” / S6 E4 “Murder on the Halloween Express”

Schitt’s Creek: S3 E6 “Murder Mystery”

Scrubs: S2 E6 “My Big Brother”

Seinfeld: S4 E9 “The Opera”

The Simpsons: S2-33 “Treehouse of Horror”

Stranger Things: S2 E2 “Trick or Treat, Freak”

WandaVision: “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”

Additional movies / programs:

Food Network: Halloween Baking Championship, Halloween Wars, Halloween Cookie Challenge

Disney+: Toy Story “Night of Terror”, Muppets Haunted Mansion, Coco, Twitches, Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas

There ya have it, my list of TV Episodes for a “Not so Scary” or “Not So Spooky” Halloween. Any I missed that are your personal favs? Happy Haunting!

If you need a little more spirit this spooky season, check out my Halloween Party Playlist.

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