The Simpsons may not be must-see TV for me like it was a few years back, but I still try to make a point of watching the annual Halloween special, the Treehouse of Horror. Even though it usually airs after Halloween (thanks a lot, World Series), it keeps me in the spooky holiday mood with clever horror parodies.
I'm especially excited for this year's (19th!) episode because it includes a takeoff on one of my favorite Halloween traditions: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The producers even got the rights to use the film's classic score, which is basically burned into my brain from years of watching the TV special.
There's also a Transformers parody, and another of Mad Men called "How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising," which features Homer Simpson falling through the sky just like Don Draper in the opening credits. Will you be watching this year's Treehouse? You can watch a snippet of the Mad Men parody if you read more.