18 photos of TV stars in Halloween costumes to get you in an October mood
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Halloween is a wonderful holiday, but it does come with its unique dilemmas. "What am I going to wear this year?" And, "What candy am I going to eat first?"
Well, we can help you a bit with the first question. At the same time, we can look back at some charming behind-the-scene pictures from television's past. For decades, Halloween episodes have been a staple of fall TV. People just love to dress up — even those who have to dress up every day for a living.
Here are some Halloween promotional photos from classic shows, featuring pirates, devils, felines, Zorro, witches and other assorted ghoulies.
Captain Stubin stayed with the whole sea captain theme, naturally, on The Love Boat.
Jon "Timmy" Provost looks genuinely giddy to be sporting this plastic costume for a 1962 episode of Lassie. The dog is ready to carry the candy.
Speaking of famous child stars, Jay North, best know as Dennis the Menace, and Angela Cartwright of Lost in Space turned up on the doorstep in a 1960 episode of The Dinah Shore Show.
Bob Newhart has a devilish look for Newhart. Of course, it was all a dream in the end.
Classic Universal horror movie actors reprised their infamous roles for a wonderful episode of Route 66, "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing." Click the link to stream it for free right now.
Luke Perry looks ready for The Untouchables, while Ian Ziering goes for the swashbuckling look on Beverly Hills, 90210.
George Lindsey, best known as Goober from The Andy Griffith Show, brings candy corn to corn pone on Hee Haw.
Johnny Depp appears to be practicing for a Taxi Driver reboot on 21 Jump Street.
The Little Rascals know a thing or two about tricks and treats.
Michael Fishman cozies up next to a jack-o'-lantern on the set of Roseanne.
Considering the show is about witches, Bewitched had to celebrate Halloween…
… heck, the cast members were always ready for a costume party.
Ditto for The Addams Family. Though they are a little more festive here with decorative gourds.
Paul Lynde, of Bye Bye Birdie and Hollywood Square, was also a veteran of Bewitched. He brought that Salem know-how to an episode of his own The Paul Lynde Show.
Linc might be too cool for costumes on The Mod Squad, but Julie Barnes (Peggy Lipton) is purr-fect as a tiger.
Nancy McKeon, Billy Jacobi and Linda Lavin dress up for a 1981 Halloween episode of Alice.
Marla Gibbs goes Harpo Marx for an episode of The Jeffersons.
Who says you can't celebrate another favorite holiday on Halloween? Tracey Gold makes a perfect Easter bunny on Growing Pains. Be whatever you want to be!