Trick or treat on TV?
Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in TV land, and over the years some of our favorite classic television characters have donned some contest-worthy costumes. With Halloween on the horizon, it's time to take a stroll down memory lane to check out some of the best Halloween costumes ever worn by classic TV characters.
On the TV sitcom "Roseanne," Dan Conner proved he was the biggest stooge of all. In the 1990 episode "Trick or Treat," Roseanne's TV hubby couldn't decide if he wanted to be Larry, Moe, or Curly for Halloween-so he was all three!
The boys on the sitcom "Full House" teamed up to be the Stooges as well, but they weren't joined at the hip. In the 1988 episode "It's Not My Job," Danny dressed up as Larry, Joey was Curly, and dreamy Jesse (John Stamos) was Moe -- with a combo bowl cut and mullet! Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
This one wins for cutest kids' costume! It wasn't a "Safe and Sane Halloween" on the classic 1960s sitcom, "Bewitched," when pint-sized witch Tabitha decided to zap some spooky story book characters to life on Halloween Eve. Still, Tab's super cute tiger costume made her the most stylish toddler on Morning Glory Circle.
The long-running animated series is known for its annual "Treehouse of Horrors" episodes. And while most young boys like to dress up like superheroes or sports players, in the series' third Halloween installment back in 1992, the incessantly 10-year-old Bart dressed as Alex DeLarge from the cult film, "A Clockwork Orange." Where does this kid come up with this stuff?
They loved them some Halloween on "Roseanne"-so much so that in later years the show's Halloween episodes were compiled on a special "Halloween Edition" DVD. Roseanne dressed up as everything from a lumberjack to a gypsy queen, but her personal best may have been when she glammed up as pop icon, Prince, in the episode "Skeleton In the Closet." Rosie was ready to party like it was 1999 - back in 1994!
On the sitcom "Friends," Ross may have made the "holiday armadillo" a household name (well, sort of), but his "Spud-nik" Halloween costume was no small potatoes either. Of course, he had to explain his unusual costume to his "Friends."
Ross: "You remember the Russian satellite, Sputnik? Well I am a potato, or a spud, and these are my antennae. So Sputnik becomes Spudnik!"
Okay, it may not be the best costume on this list, but you have to give "Friends'" resident geek an A for originality!
And this one may not be a classic yet, but it's definitely on its way! The 2010 Pritchett-Dunphy-Delgado-Tucker Halloween festivities featured all of the show's characters decked out for Halloween-and the costumes ranged from a dorky Spider Man (Mitchell) to a geriatric gargoryle (Jay). But aren't couples' costumes always the best? The top prize here goes to Claire and Phil's whiter-shade-of pale corpse bride and groom costume. Now go get some sun, kids!
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