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The 20 Best Halloween "SNL" Sketches You Can Watch On Peacock

Believe it or not, Tom Hanks as David S. Pumpkins is not the only sketch on this list.

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Spooky season is upon us, my friends! The best way to celebrate this year? By indulging in a laugh or two (seriously, you deserve it). I'd suggest starting with a marathon of Saturday Night Live's best Halloween episodes. You can watch them all (and all 46 seasons of the show) on Peacock for free! All you need is an email address, and you'll be ready to roll.

1. "Coneheads Halloween" (1977)

NBC

The beloved Conehead family tries their best to understand the "rites of Halloween" in this hilarious, classic sketch. The youngest of the clan wants to go apple bobbing, while the parents (including Dan Aykroyd at his finest) are criticized by the neighbors (Bill Murray) for handing out cans of beer and fried eggs to trick-or-treaters. Amazing.

Where to find it: Season 3, Episode 4

2. "Stuart Smalley's Halloween Affirmations" (1992)

NBC

Get your daily dose of feel-good advice from the beloved Stuart Smalley, who is "wearing a skeleton costume to get in touch with this inner child" and planning to give out rice cakes instead of candy for Halloween. You may not come away feeling very Zen after so many apologies in advance ;).

Where to find it: Season 18, Episode 5

3. "Weekend Update: Adam Sandler on More Halloween Costume Ideas" (1992)

NBC

Adam Sandler's advice on how to dress up without the hefty price tag is e v e r y t h i n g. His suggestions include things like "smiley boy," "I'm-about-to-sneeze man," and "crazy newspaper face." You won't be able to stop laughing.

Where to find it: Season 18, Episode 5

4. "Matt Foley: A Scary Story on Halloween" (1993)

NBC

As a big SNL fan, it never even dawned on me that this iconic sketch had a follow-up Halloween one! The premise, as many of you may know, is for Matt Foley to "scare" these kids straight after egging cars and homes on Halloween. I don't even want to spoil this quotable episode for you — just add it to your to-watch list.

Where to find it: Season 19, Episode 5

5. "Weekend Update: Jimmy Fallon on Trick-or-Treating" (1998)

NBC

Old school Jimmy Fallon crooning about Halloween to the tunes of Alanis Morissette's "Thank U" and the Counting Crows' hit "Long October" — sign me UP! Anyone singing on Weekend Update is typically sketch gold, so don't hesitate to tune into this one.

Where to find it: Season 24, Episode 4

6. "The Apprentice Halloween Promo" (2004)

NBC

Who would've thought this episode from over a decade ago would feel more relevant than ever?! Have you ever wanted to know what it would look like to be behind the camera of an Apprentice episode? Well, here ya go!

Where to find it: Season 30, Episode 3

7. "The Clintons' Halloween Party" (2007)

NBC

We can always count on SNL to poke some fun at politicians and help *lighten the mood*. This Halloween sketch featuring Bill and Hillary Clinton does just that. In the sketch, the two are hosting a gathering and lots of familiar faces arrive in costume — you're gonna love this throwback.

Where to find it: Season 33, Episode 3

8. "Vincent Price's Halloween Special" (2008)

NBC

The combo of Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig always gets me. I rewatch this sketch almost every Halloween season! It's so fun to see how the cast reimagines a very grumpy Vincent Price and an inappropriate Judy Garland, among other impersonations of famous faces.

Where to find it: Season 34, Episode 6

9. "Firelight" (2009)

NBC

This sketch *technically* wasn't during a Halloween episode (it was the week after), but hear me out. It's a parody of Twilight focusing on Frankenstein monsters (which is, hello, basically Halloween). This may be Taylor Swift's best acting. If you don't believe me, watch it for yourself.

Where to find it: Season 35, Episode 5

10. "Shana: Halloween Party" (2011)

NBC

Kristen Wiig's recurring character Shana is back for a Halloween special that'll have you cringing along with Ben Stiller. If you aren't familiar, Shana is depicted as "the hot girl," but everyone becomes quickly turned off by her when she starts to reveal her true, very strange self. Enjoy!

Where to find it: Season 37, Episode 3

11. "Weekend Update: Two Teenagers Dressed as Werewolves on Halloween" (2011)

NBC

An episode starring Drake? You can *always* count me in. In it, he and Jay Pharoah rap about stealing candy from kids instead of trick-or-treating on their own. With one-liners like "eat so much chocolate my blood type's Nutella," you might just find yourself singing this one over and over.

Where to find it: Season 37, Episode 4

12. "Weekend Update: Stefon on Halloween's Hottest Tips" (2012)

NBC

Y'all already know if Stefon is making an appearance, it's going to be a fantastic episode. In this sketch, he provides his ever-so-helpful tips for celebrating Halloween in NYC. I can't stop smiling just thinking about it.

Where to find it: Season 38, Episode 5

13. "The Merryville Brothers: Haunted Castle" (2012)

NBC

This parody of Disney's The Haunted Mansion is just *chef's kiss* perfection, IMO. The sketch is from the perspective of a couple on the ride when it breaks down. The Merryville Brothers continue to sing and dance over and over while they're stuck. Their jingle will definitely creep you out and get stuck in your head at the same time.

Where to find it: Season 38, Episode 5

14. "The Steve Harvey Show: Halloween" (2013)

NBC

I would simply be remiss if I didn't have a Keenan Thompson moment in here — and what better than one of his many portrayals of Steve Harvey? These never fail to make me laugh. In this episode, Steve is doing his best to guess punny costumes...I'll let you use your imagination as to how that works out for him.

Where to find it: Season 39, Episode 4

15. "Halloween Candy" (2013)

NBC

In this sketch, Edward Norton hilariously describes each piece of candy as he takes them out of a pumpkin bucket that's akin to Mary Poppins' bag of tricks. For example, he says "this is a Ring Pop, I told my wife it was a ruby and she was like 'Can we not? Puh-lease.'" In between descriptions, he makes offhand comments to his "son, Diego." This one is worth your while.

Where to find it: Season 39, Episode 4

16. "Graveyard Song" (2014)

NBC

Ah, the marvelous Jim Carrey making waves on SNL before he was brought back to impersonate Joe Biden this year — ya love to see it! He plays a "casual ghost" named Phil and his buddy Paul (Taran Killam) ruining the spooky tune alongside a tree, a grim reaper, and two tombstones.

Where to find it: Season 40, Episode 4

17. "A Girl's Halloween" (2016)

NBC

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is the *most* relatable Halloween sketch of all time. The night starts out fun and innocent as "the girls" get ready for a "chill" night out, and then reality sets in and things get a bit...messy.

Where to find it: Season 42, Episode 4

18. "David S. Pumpkins" (2016)

NBC

I don't think this one needs a real explanation, do you? May Tom Hanks as David S. Pumpkins live on in SNL history forever. You can watch the animated special starring the same character on Peacock as well!

Where to find it: Season 42, Episode 4

19. "Spooky Song" (2019)

NBC

Chance the Rapper has never looked better, amiright? In this tribute to *spooky szn*, he portrays a ghost alongside Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson, and Mikey Day in a sing-along about how each of them died. It's kinda a jam, tbh.

Where to find it: Season 45, Episode 4

20. And "SNL Presents: Halloween" (2017)

NBC

All of the best Halloween sketches rolled into one 40-minute episode — can you believe?!

Where to find it: Season 44, Episode 1

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