10 Spooktacular Animated Halloween Episodes You Can Stream or Watch on TV
Every October, we reminisce on all the classic Halloween-themed TV episodes that we love to watch during spooky season. Aside from dressing up in our most clever, creative, and downright spooktastic costumes, nothing gets us in the Halloween spirit quite like a nostalgic TV marathon. Timeless flicks like "Hocus Pocus," "Halloweentown," and "Ghostbusters" never seem to get old, and neither do those lighthearted Halloween episodes we watch year after year.
Between "The Simpsons"'s never-ending "Treehouse of Horror" series and hilarious staples like "SpongeBob SquarePants" that always went all out for Halloween, there's a plethora of animated shows to queue up on your binge list this year. And thanks to streamers like Netflix, Hulu, and Paramount+, you don't even have to wait for Halloween episodes to play on cable to revisit your favorite shows.
If you're looking for all the best animated Halloween specials that are available for your viewing enjoyment, read ahead to see which episodes are streaming or playing during Freeform's annual 31 Nights of Halloween marathon.
"Rugrats" Halloween Episodes
Some of the most iconic "Rugrats" episodes are the Halloween specials that include season one, episode nine, "Candy Bar Creep Show"; season six, episode 12, "Ghost Story"; and arguably best of all, season eight, episode three, "Curse of the Werewuff." All of which are available to stream now on Paramount+.
"SpongeBob SquarePants" Halloween Episodes
Call me dramatic, but the "SpongeBob SquarePants" Halloween-themed episodes just might go down as some of the best in all of the show's 12 seasons (and counting). The most iconic is, hands down, season one, episode 13, "Scaredy Pants"/ "I Was a Teenage Gary," when SpongeBob tries to dress up like a ghost — and has his pal Patrick literally trim him down to round size.
Other "SpongeBob" Halloween episodes include season seven, episode seven, "Curse of Bikini Bottom"; season nine, episode nine, "Don't Look Now"; season 11, episode five, "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom"; and season 12, episode 21, "A Cabin in the Kelp." If you need a refresher, all those and more are available to stream on Paramount+.
"Danny Phantom" Halloween Episodes
Aside from the iconic costumes Nickelodeon's "Danny Phantom" is responsible for, season one, episode 13 of the show, titled "Fright Knight," goes down as a classic Halloween episode. Stream it now on Paramount+.
"Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends" Halloween Episodes
Cartoon Network's "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends" has given us many a classic episode, and season, one episode 13, "Blooooo," is one of them. Thanks to HBO Max, you can rewatch this episode and other spooky ones from the cartoon series right now.
"The Amazing World of Gumball" Halloween Episodes
"The Amazing World of Gumball" is another Cartoon Network staple that goes all out for Halloween. Its season two episode named after the spooky holiday is one many fans enjoy, in addition to season three, episode 23, "The Mirror"; and season four, episode 39, "The Scam." All of which and more available to stream on HBO Max and Hulu.
"Regular Show" Halloween Episodes
Cartoon Network's "Regular Show" has its own special Halloween series titled "Terror Tales of the Park" that spanned across the cartoon's eight-season run. What started as an ordinary episode in season three quickly became a signature that viewers loved seeing from the show. See the full list of Halloween episodes, available to stream on HBO Max, below:
- Season three, episode four: "Terror Tales of the Park"
- Season four, episode three: "Terror Tales of the Park II"
- Season five, episode eight: "Terror Tales of the Park III"
- Season six, episode four: "Terror Tales of the Park IV"
- Season seven, episode nine: "Terror Tales of the Park V"
- Season eight, episode 19: "Terror Tales of the Park VI"
"Family Guy" Halloween Episodes
"Family Guy," best known for its witty commentary and jokes, also has some hilarious Halloween episodes that have grown to be classics. Most notably, season nine, episode four, "Halloween on Spooner Street," is one that remains a fan favorite among the rest — which also includes season four, episode 26, "Petergeist"; and season 14, episode four, "Peternormal Activity." Stream them all on Hulu now.
"Bob's Burgers" Halloween Episodes
"Bob's Burgers" is another cartoon favorite that puts out hilarious Halloween episodes, including season five, episode two, "Tina and the Real Ghost"; season seven, episode three, "Teen-A-Witch"; season 11, episode four, "Heartbreak Hotel-oween"; and season 12, episode three, "The Pumpkinening" — all available to stream on Hulu now.
"Big Mouth" Halloween Episode
Netflix's R-rated animated series "Big Mouth" has one Halloween episode titled "Horrority House" (yes, pun intended) that, of course, doesn't take a break from its puberty-fueled humor. But if you're looking for a spooky-themed episode and lots of laughs, be sure to stream season four, episode nine on Netflix.
"The Simpsons" Halloween Episodes
"The Simpsons" is known for a lot of things: hilarious memes, predicting true events, and being one of the longest-running cartoons on TV (currently on season 34). But the animated series' other claim to fame is its iconic "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween franchise — and lucky for you there are plenty of episodes to watch on Disney+ right now. You can also catch them during Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween.
Here's the full list to reference for your binge-fest:
- Season two, episode three: "Treehouse of Horror"
- Season three, episode seven: "Treehouse of Horror II"
- Season four, episode five: "Treehouse of Horror III"
- Season five, episode five: "Treehouse of Horror IV"
- Season six, episode six: "Treehouse of Horror V"
- Season seven, episode six: "Treehouse of Horror VI"
- Season eight, episode one: "Treehouse of Horror VII"
- Season nine, episode five: "Treehouse of Horror VIII"
- Season 10, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror IX"
- Season 11, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror X"
- Season 12, episode one: "Treehouse of Horror XI"
- Season 13, episode one: "Treehouse of Horror XII"
- Season 14, episode one: "Treehouse of Horror XIII"
- Season 15, episode one: "Treehouse of Horror XIV"
- Season 16, episode one: "Treehouse of Horror XV"
- Season 17, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XVI"
- Season 18, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XVII"
- Season 19, episode five: "Treehouse of Horror XVIII"
- Season 20, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XIX"
- Season 21, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XX"
- Season 22, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XXI"
- Season 23, episode three: "Treehouse of Horror XXII"
- Season 24, episode two: "Treehouse of Horror XXIII"
- Season 25, episode two: "Treehouse of Horror XXIV"
- Season 26, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XXV"
- Season 27, episode four: "Halloween of Horror"
- Season 27, episode five: "Treehouse of Horror XXVI"
- Season 28, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XXVII"
- Season 29, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII"
- Season 30, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XXIX"
- Season 31, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XXX"
- Season 32, episode four: "Treehouse of Horror XXXI"
- Season 33, episode three: "Treehouse of Horror XXXII"