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Taking a Look Back at all the Great Halloween Themed Programming

by Dish Systems Team

Posted on October 24, 2011

The countdown to Halloween is on. While you may be busy getting your costume together, making sure you have a party to go, or that you have enough candy for the trick or treaters, it is important to remember that your DVR is filling up with tons of great Halloween programming. Halloween is a time in TV Land where producers and directors can go crazy and make things as fun or as scary as they like. Stay tuned to your favorite shows to see what they have planned for Halloween. Here is a look back at some of the most memorable Halloween episodes ever.
  • ‘Community’: Introduction to Statistics (2009)
This episode featured each cast member wearing costumes that revealed so much about their inner characters and ended with a heavily medicated Pierce and Jeff getting rescued from a collapsing cocoon of chairs and tables by Abed, doing a perfect Batman imitation, gravelly voice and all.
  • ‘Supernatural’: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester (2008)
When Halloween fun turns deadly (razor blades in candy, bobbing for apples in boiling water), Sam and Dean discover a witch’s hex bags at the scene of each crime. The angels believe she’s trying to raise Samhain, a demon who’s one of the 66 seals that will raise Lucifer, and want to nuke the town, but the brothers persuade them to let them handle it. They fail to stop Samhain from rising, but masks made of blood keep them alive long enough to exorcise him.
  • ‘Bones’: Mummy in the Maze (2007)
Not only did we get to see the cast members in their Halloween costumes—including Brennan as Wonder Woman and Booth as a nerdy Squint, but they had to wear them while investigating two mummified women left in Halloween-themed locations.
  • ‘The Big Bang Theory’: The Middle Earth Paradigm (2007)
In preparation of Penny’s “Boy-Girl” Halloween Party, Wolowitz filled his Peter Pan costumes’ quiver full of condoms, Sheldon dressed as the layman-confusing Doppler Effect, Koothrappali went as Thor, and Leonard endeared himself to all of us by going as Frodo.
  • ‘How I met your Mother’: Slutty Pumpkin (2005)
Like Linus in the Peanuts Halloween classic, we learned that Ted returns to his roof every Halloween in the hopes that a girl dressed like a sexy jack-o-lantern, whose number he lost four years ago, will return.
  • ‘South Park’: Korn’s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery (1999)
The rock-metal band Korn. “Scooby Doo” Mystery Machine. Pirate Ghosts. An inflatable Antonio Banderas doll. “Robocop” ED-209. Necrophilia. What do all of these things have in common? Absolutely nothing, but they all work together to create another hilarious Halloween episode of South Park.
  • ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: Halloween (1997)
The Scoobies bought cursed costumes that turned them into literal versions of whatever they were dressed as: as helpless damsel (Buffy), a soldier (Xander), and a ghost (Willow). Refreshingly, it was Giles who had to eventually come to their rescue and reverse the spell.
  • ‘Roseanne’: Halloween IV (1992)
This “Christmas Carol” inspired episode had Roseanne going to a Halloween Past to show us how she met teen Dan at a party; then a Halloween present, where Dan dressed as a headless Marie Antoinette; and finally a Halloween future, in which Roseanna has turned into a man-pleasing Stepford wife who does the unthinkable: hands out toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters. I can’t wait to see what 2011 programming has in store for this Halloween. Make sure to tune in to see all your favorite programs try and spook you. To learn more about your satellite TV programming package visit us at DISH-Systems or call (866)989-3474.