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7 Unforgettable Halloween Moments in TV


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Before catching new episodes of Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys tonight, why not spend the day revisiting some great Halloween moments on TV? Yeah, we know you’re probably at work, but let’s be realistic here, you’re wearing a costume and eating candy. Odds are today is one big party, anyway.

7. The Office

While everyone else goes all out for Halloween, Jim Halpert was the king of genius slacker Halloween costumes.

6. Saturday Night Live

SNL has done a number of great Halloween-themed sketches over the years, but last year’s Wes Anderson parody is one of the best. Speaking of which, “Stop-Motion Mouse” would make a great costume.

5. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown TV special

No matter how bitter and cynical we get with age, the Peanuts gang still warms our hearts. Or maybe it’s this candy corn-flavored whiskey we’ve been drinking.

4. Parks and Rec

Who knew Ann’s Halloween party would kick of a tradition of awesome Halloween episodes where Tom is even more over-the-top than usual?

3. The Muppet Show

You can’t get much more Halloween than Vincent Price. Watch him scare the stuffing out of Kermit and crew.

2. Roseanne

Every year, Roseanne went above and beyond with their Halloween episodes. In fact, they were doing the tricked-out pumpkin carving before anyone.

1. The Simpsons

The “Treehouse of Horror” series has become such a long standing and popular tradition that even Hollywood big hitters like Guillermo del Toro lend their talents to the couch gag. How many movie references do you spot in this opening?

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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