Fortnight of Fright 2014: Favorite Halloween TV Episodes (Stephanie from Her Reviews of Books, Movies, and Everything)


Welcome to our third annual FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT event!
October 17th – October 31st, 2013

Two years ago, Alyssa (Books Take You Places) and I really bonded over our mutual love of Halloween and came up with the idea for A FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT: a two-week long event celebrating everything Halloween and horror-related! We decided to bring it back again for the third annual Fortnight of Fright event, this time along with Amy (Tripping Over Books), so this event is brought to you by all of the gals from On the Same Page!

Today we have Stephanie from Her Reviews of Books, Movies, and Everything talking about all of her favorite TV episodes with a Halloween theme! You guys are in for a treat because some of these are my favorites too and ones I try to watch every Halloween!


Hello everyone! I’m Stephanie and I blog over at Her Reviews of Books, Movies, and Everything.

If I am not reading or spending time with my family, then I probably am watching TV. I love watching TV shows. I have been known to binge watch entire series, rewatch series repeatedly (like Veronica Mars/Gilmore Girls/Friends…) and I like to watch holiday episodes around the given holiday.

I don’t really do horror that much. I get scared pretty easily. (To the point that I sometimes get picked on because of how scared I can get even from TV shows or movies). So I don’t watch a whole bunch of scary TV Shows. So I am going to share some of my favorite Halloween Episodes that are primarily Comedy related.

Friends: The One With The Halloween Party

I love them dressed up in their Halloween costumes! Seriously, I love the costumes that Ross, Joey and Chandler wore the most! This episode makes me laugh every time I watch it.

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The Big Bang Theory

This show has three Halloween episodes and I enjoy watching them all.

The Middle Earth Paradigm
This episode is fun to watch because it is in the first season of the show. And the guys get invited to Penny’s Halloween party. I love the costumes that they were and I get a kick out of them trying to socialize with others. 

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The Good Guy Fluctuation
This episode is fun to watch because the guys are all playing pranks trying to scare each other. 

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The Holographic Excitation
And I love this episode because of the detail in the costumes that they wear. I also like that they are all going to a Halloween party at a comic book store. (So cool!)

bbt3The Big Bang Theory – The Holographic Excitation Photo Source

Boy Meets World

And Then There Was Shawn
Growing up I loved this episode. But back then, it definitely scared me at times. I love that I was able to laugh but still get chills watching it. I am no longer find the episode scary, but I do find parts of it to be funny. And I LOVE watching it still at Halloween time!

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How I Met Your Mother

This show also has three Halloween Episodes:

The Slutty Pumpkin // Canning Randy // The Slutty Pumpkin Returns

I love all three of these episodes! And I think my favorite thing from all of them have to be the costumes that Marshall and Lily wear as well as ALL the costumes that Barney wears. This show really makes me laugh. Out of the three, I think that The Slutty Pumpkin is my favorite, but I think that all three are worth a watch.

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New Girl

I love this show, very much. And so far there have been two Halloween episodes.

I like this episode because it is funny. Jess gets a job working in a Haunted House. And I really enjoyed getting to see the characters all dressed up.

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This episode is funny also. Jess throws a Halloween Party. I love that Jess dresses up as Joey Ramona Quimby. So funny. And I also love how they try to cheer up Schmidt. This isn’t an episode to make you scared, but one rather to make you laugh and remember why Halloween Parties can be fun with a bunch of friends.

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 And before I go, I wanted to share a list of some TV shows that I think you could watch pretty much any of the episodes to get in the Halloween Spirit.


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If you don’t know what Supernatural is about: There are two brothers and they travel around hunting Demons, Ghosts, Vampires, Shapeshifters, etc. I am behind on the show (like season seven and they are now on season ten). But I think this is a great show to get a little spooked by (or if you are me, really spooked by!) The first couple of seasons are by far my favorite, but I still enjoy watching the show. Love me some Dean…and Sam. I think currently the episode that has scared me the most is: Bloody Mary. (Season One, Episode Five) Sure, I have been scared by other episodes of this show, but that one…I still don’t rewatch it, I usually skip it.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I love this show. This show is older, it was originally on the air from 1997 to 2003. It is about a girl that slays Vampires. But there are other things in the show too. Demons and such. It can also be funny at times and I really like the cast. I think this was the show that made me interested in reading Paranormal books.

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

I remember watching this show when I was younger and it scared me a lot. I also remember that there were stories on cassette tapes and we used to listen to them in my BFF’s Mom’s van when she would drive us places. Currently, you can watch the episodes via Amazon Prime.

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 American Horror Story

I DON’T watch this one AT ALL. I have heard that it can be scary and have been told by several people that I won’t like it much. But if scary/horror is your thing and you haven’t seen this show…you should probably check it out! I know a lot of people like it. And who knows, maybe someday I will give in and try watching an episode.

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After typing all this up, I have realized that I REALLY LOVE seeing the costumes that the characters wear! I find them funny and sometimes really original (Ross and Jess for example.) And I love the fun aspects of Halloween more than getting scared.

Thank you so much Brittany and On The Same Page for letting me visit for A Fortnight of Fright and share my favorite Halloween TV Show episodes with you! And I hope you all have a Happy Halloween!

A big thanks to Stephanie for sharing her favorite TV shows! They’re also some of mine too. I always love Friends and I can’t believe they had so many Thanksgiving episodes and only one Halloween episode! Boy Meets World will ALWAYS be one of my favorites. That episode is my favorite of that whole show! And I always love the ones from How I Met Your Mother and New Girl! Thanks, Stephanie!

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8 thoughts on “Fortnight of Fright 2014: Favorite Halloween TV Episodes (Stephanie from Her Reviews of Books, Movies, and Everything)

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Oh man! Those Are You Afraid of the Dark episodes really freaked me out when I was a kid! There were some I couldn’t watch alone–you know when they popped up as repeats! LOL! Some are still kinda creepy when I was watching them again. There’s the 90s fun of slang and fashion, but the ghost story parts…creeeeeepy!!

    And ohhh that Bloody Mary episode from Supernatural still freaks me out! I love that show to death, but that remains the one episode that can still freak me out! Can’t watch that one in the dark…or near my mirror or other reflective surfaces! LOL

    And the BMW one! Eee! Loved it too!

    Buffy is always fun and she had some great Halloween ones too!

    1. Stephanie

      I find it so funny that although it scared me as a kid, I still enjoyed watching the show. Part of me wants to go back and rewatch as an adult, but it might still creep me out!
      I don’t think I ever watch Supernatural in the dark! Lol. But the Bloody Mary episode definitely freaks me out the most too. And I definitely understand about the mirrors and reflective surfaces!

      Yay BMW! (I LOVE that entire show so much!)

      I am wanting to go back and rewatch the specific Buffy Halloween episodes. In fact, I kinda want to just rewatch the entire series!

  2. Kay

    I love your list. I would also add the Modern Family Halloween episodes. They are pretty funny! 🙂 Holiday themed episodes are the best.

  3. Christina @ My Life In Books

    I can’t watch the Supernatural Bloody Mary episode either! After I first watched that episode I couldn’t look into a mirror for DAYS afterwards *shudders*

    I love when shows do holiday-themed episodes and especially Halloween, what a great list!

    1. Stephanie

      Exactly. After watching it I would not look in the mirror and definitely would leave the bathroom and then turn off the light. I am just so glad that I don’t have that many mirrors in my house!

      Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed the list!

  4. Breenah

    That Boy Meets World episode is, by far, my favorite Halloween episode ever. Ooh, but the BtVS one where they actually turn into their costumes is a really close second.

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