Most comedies are filled with Halloween-themed episodes, with people putting on costumes and pulling mischievous pranks and the like. And while there are the rare dramas that feature their characters going to a costume party or have a specific horror angle, there are a few shows that just don't lend themselves to Halloween-themed episodes, which is something we'd like to see that change.
10. "Last Resort"
Take some time out from all of that nuclear missile business and enjoy the holiday, island-style: figuring out the native traditions and maybe taking the sub on a mission to bring back a shipload of Kit Kats for the whole island population to delight in.
9. "Mad Men"
The early leaked pics of Don and Megan in resort-wear have set our minds racing, wondering what adorable couples costume they might wear. Might we suggest something timely, like Don as Gilligan, trying to choose between Ginger (Joan) and Mary Ann (Megan)? And wouldn't Sally Draper be a perfect Wednesday Addams?
8. "The Voice"
We'd like to see Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo attempt to wear something that isn't already a costume, and give the rest of the guys a challenge to wear something a little more fun… like "Freaky Friday". We'll really take anything to liven up the show, and it couldn't hurt if a loser of a battle round had a chance to be reanimated, Frankenstein's monster-style, in the middle of an episode. That's way better than a steal.
Just because it’s a post-electric world doesn't mean that they can't have a little fun. After all, candy has a long shelf life (or at least that's what we tell ourselves when we find some old Twizzlers in the closet eight months after Halloween), so let the kids go door-to-door with candles instead of flashlights. The costumes can be things they kids have only heard of, like race-car driver or pilot or computer engineer.
Like you couldn't see Jeff Probst trying to pull off a sexy vampire look at tribal council. And there could be a challenge where they have to make costumes out of stuff they find in the woods and the winning team gets all the candy corn they can eat. We bet they'd willingly bob for apples and it would be a lot more fun than watching them make no effort to push a ball around some mud.
What does a serial killer think is a scary costume? A Jonas Brother? Bieber? We'd pay money to see Dex taking Harrison door-to-door while he was sporting floppy hair and a sideways baseball cap.
4. "Breaking Bad"
Hank should really make the most of this Walt Whitman thing and dress up as Gale’s favorite W.W. just to screw with Walter. We also envision Walt Jr. wearing a bacon and eggs getup, Marie as Grimace (her purple soul mate), and Skyler as a gangster (it'd sure make her husband happy). They can all take Holly trick-or-treating over at Jesse's, where he'd obviously be handing out baggies of crushed-up blue cotton candy Rock Candy.
We want to see Fitz in his best JFK duds, with Mellie in her Jackie O. get-up and Olivia in her sexiest Marilyn dress. It's not too much of a stretch, and probably a little too on the nose, but this is a Shonda show after all. And we just want to hear Kerry Washington sing her rendition of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President."
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2. "Game of Thrones"
Trick-or-treating in Westeros is probably a little difficult, since you just never know whether you're going to get a decapitated head or a tasty treat. But maybe those gorgeous direwolves could turn into werewolves this one night a year and get even more revenge on the people that have wronged their loyal masters? And we wouldn't put it past Arya to egg a castle or two.
1. "The Walking Dead"
There have to be a ton of old uniforms lying around the laundry. Maybe someone could even get clever and paint pumpkin faces on the orange jumpsuits. As a bonus, Carl may ditch the stupid hat for an episode. And since it would be October 31, it seems like that might give the walkers reason to celebrate their national holiday. No walkers killed on this day? Or perhaps a human sacrifice is in order?
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