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The Best Halloween Episodes To Watch This Season

From The Office to Goosebumps.

The rumors are true: Halloween specials reign supreme. Seeing your favorite characters get spooky, unhinged, or deal with dark demonic forces? That's called prime television. As Halloween draws closer, work your way through our favorite picks — if you dare (just some Halloween humor, move along).

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Halloween" (Season 2, Episode 6)

"Halloween" makes the gag of cursed costumes a fun watch — Buffy's frilly gown makes her lose her powers and become an 18th century lady of leisure, Willow's ghost get-up makes her invisible, and Xander becomes a living, breathing G.I. Joe figurine thanks to his soldier costume. (Hulu, Amazon Prime)

Curb Your Enthusiasm, "Trick or Treat," (Season 2, Episode 3)

Larry David obviously has strong feelings about Halloween and goes head-to-head with teens who should have aged out of trick or treating years ago. (Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, "Hex and the Single Guy," (Season 4, Episode 7)

Will mocks a psychic at a séance, and what do you know? The boy gets cursed. (HBO Max, YouTube TV)

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Fear Itself," (Season 4, Episode 4)

Frat parties sound terrifying under normal circumstances, let alone with a few of the boys unleashing a demon that makes everyone's worst fears come to life. (Hulu, Amazon Prime)

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Girlfriends, "Trick or Truth," (Season 2, Episode 7)

Toni has a major breakdown after discovering that Greg took her back only to get revenge on her. Name one thing that could be scarier. (Netflix)

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30 Rock, "Stone Mountain," (Season 4, Episode 3)

"Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" may be a throwaway, yet iconic, 30 Rock joke, but the true Halloween episode is Stone Mountain. Liz and Jack visit Kenneth's hometown to find a new cast member in ‘Real America’. Back in New York City, Jenna takes the writers to a gay Halloween party. (Hulu, Amazon Prime)

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Freaks and Geeks, "Tricks and Treats," (Season 1: Episode 3)

Lindsay decides to kick it with her new, cool friends on Halloween, while Sam and the boys find out what awaits high-schoolers who still trick-or-treat. Like all Freaks and Geeks episodes, this one goes hard on teenage awkwardness.

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The Office "Halloween," (Season 2, Episode 5)

Halloween at the Dunder Mifflin office is more cringe-y than scary, but you already knew that. Michael struggles to fire someone, and Jim and Pam add some very sweet moments to their will-they-won't-they saga. Plus, an office party led by resident terror Angela! (Netflix)

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Goosebumps, "The Haunted Mask," (Season 1, Episode 1)

A spooky mask that adhere's to the wearer's face and changes their personality? A tale as old as time! (Netflix)

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