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So, my favorite Halloween specials, then. Truth be told, I don't watch a lot of TV. (I feel like I bring this up a lot in 5 Fandom Friday, but it's true.) So allow me to reach a bit:
5. The "Treehouse of Horror" episodes (The Simpsons)
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I'm not enough of a Simpsons fan to be able to sort all of the "Treehouse..." episodes from memory, but I always like watching one if it's on! I like that the one-off nature of the episodes lets the writers do crazy, off-the-wall things with characters that are otherwise well-established and hard to kill, and I also like when they reference classic gothic, horror, or science fiction stories.
4. "Epidemiology" (Community)
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3. The Twilight Zone
Really, isn't every episode of The Twilight Zone a Halloween episode, one way or another?
2. "Catspaw" (Star Trek: The Original Series)
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1. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
I mean, come on. It's the Great Pumpkin! Though I never understood who the awful adults were that kept giving Charlie Brown rocks. That's just a bridge too far! Poor Charlie Brown.