Happy Halloween! It’s time to put on your ‘stume and get real ghoulish with it! This is of course the spookiest day of the year, which means that many people will be watching the scariest horror movies to get into the “spirit” of things.
But if pure horror isn’t your speed and you still wish to celebrate the Halloween season, you could always bust a gut laughing at these sitcoms who absolutely NAIL their Halloween episodes.
The best part of Halloween episodes is that they allow TV shows to break away from their traditional plot structures and characterizations. The gloves come off as the masks go on, and the more devilish qualities of the show’s characters are amped up to utterly frightening levels.
I’m a huge fan of the horror AND comedy genres, so naturally, I always gravitate to shows that can blend fear with laughs. And it seems I’m not alone in my fandoms. According to this report from Statista, there’s an immense amount of crossover between fans of horror and comedy.
It’s not an easy feat combining fear and humor, but there are a few shows that I think pull it off perfectly. Keep in mind, for this list I will only be touching on sitcoms that aren’t normally horror-based until Halloween rolls around. This excludes sitcoms like The Munsters and What We Do In The Shadows, as the horror-esque aesthetics are a consistent part of their programming.
So if you’d rather howl with laughter than scream in terror, these are the shows for you! In no particular order, here are the sitcoms that capture that hilarious Halloween spirit with perfection.