Bob’s Burgers: Which Halloween episodes should you watch?

BOB'S BURGERS: Tina dreams of kissing Jimmy Jr. on the Haunted Hayride in the "Pig Trouble in Little Tina" episode of BOBÕS BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. BOB'S BURGERSª and © 2019 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: FOX
BOB'S BURGERS: Tina dreams of kissing Jimmy Jr. on the Haunted Hayride in the "Pig Trouble in Little Tina" episode of BOBÕS BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. BOB'S BURGERSª and © 2019 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: FOX /

With Halloween upon us and Bob’s Burgers on hiatus until Nov. 5, there are a lot of episodes to rewatch but which one is the creepiest?

If there is one thing that Bob’s Burgers is known for, it’s their holiday episodes. While Halloween isn’t the most popular holiday, the show celebrates it. Since season 3, they’ve been producing Halloween episodes, resulting in a beloved backlist that fans can enjoy. Since Halloween is almost here, it’s time to look back at these episodes and figure out which ones are spookiest.

Spooky is a very general term but the episodes are going to be on the creepier side. Rather than focusing on funny episodes, these episodes are going to be more about scares. If you’re not into scares, then maybe skip some of these episodes and go for some of the lighter episodes which will also be mentioned.

Before getting started, there will be spoilers from all of Bob’s Burgers Halloween episodes including season 10’s “Pig Trouble in Little Tina.” If you aren’t caught up or haven’t watched them all, read ahead at your own risk. Without any more interruptions, let’s narrow down the spookiest Bob’s Burgers Halloween episodes.

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Let’s start off the list with some mildly scary episodes. While these episodes do feature some scary moments, they’re mostly light-hearted and fun rather than spooky. The first episode that comes to mind is season 5’s “Tina and the Real Ghost.”

In this episode, Tina supposedly traps a “ghost” in a box named Jeff who she starts dating before getting him stolen away by her frenemy, Tammy. Eventually, Tina admits that she made Jeff up so it’s a pretty low-stakes episode.

“Tina and the Real Ghost” focuses less on the haunts and more on Tina’s “relationship.” Moving onto the next episode, there is season 7’s “Teen-A-Witch.” The episode features Tina becoming a witch after she finds out that Tammy stole her costume idea until she gets cursed and must make amends with the witch who cursed it. It’s a pretty solid episode as Tina has a great costume idea but it’s more about Tina becoming a witch than actual spooky moments.

While those two episodes weren’t very spooky, these next three episodes turn up the spooky factor while still being pretty light-hearted. Next up is season 3’s “Full Bars” in which the kids travel to King’s Head Island to go trick-or-treating, resulting in them getting caught up in the Hell Hunt and having to save the new friends. This episode also features a sub-plot where Teddy tries to find out who killed his hamster at the Halloween party he invites Bob and Linda too.

While Hell Hunt is made to be scary, the kids are able to outsmart the teenagers thus making it a bit anti-climatic. There are a few scares throughout the episode, but “Full Bars” is pretty tame in terms of Halloween episodes. It was the show’s first Halloween episode though so there was no way it was going to be at the top of the list.

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The next episode was from season 8 and that’s “The Wolf of Wharf Street.” Talk about a spooky episode in which Linda and the kids go hunting for a wolf that’s been scaring people while Teddy takes care of Bob at home. This episode does a great job of building suspense but ultimately, the payoff isn’t worth much. It’s a good episode with some fun scares but the ending feels kind of meh in comparison to the rest of the episode.

The last episode in this category is season 9’s “Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street.” This episode features the kids and their friends trying to catch a thief who is stealing candy from kids who aren’t paying attention. Once again, this episode has a great build-up but the climax isn’t nearly as satisfying. Maybe it’s just me but these two episodes were spooky but the endings didn’t work for the rest of the episode so they didn’t quite make the top 3.

Moving onto the spookiest of the spooky episode, it’s time to talk about the top 3 spookiest episodes of Bob’s Burgers. These are going to be in order from least spooky to most spooky but all of them are spooky. If you’re looking to get a few scares with your burgers, then make sure that you put these 3 at the top of your watch list.

First up is “Fort Night” which served as season 4’s Halloween episode. The episode features the kids getting trapped in their fort by Millie who claims to be Louise’s BFF. What makes this episode so spooky is that the kids and their friends almost die. If the kids weren’t able to get out, they could have died. While Bob’s Burgers wouldn’t go that far, they pushed the envelope just enough for this episode.

These last two were a toss-up but, coming in at second place is “The Hauntening.” Airing as season 6’s Halloween episode, it follows the rest of the Belcher family scaring Louise after she claims that she’s never been scared. This episode is arguably one of the best episodes ever and everything just plays out perfectly including Louise’s eventual scare. As far as Halloween episodes go, you can’t go wrong with “The Hautening.”

Of course, that leaves only one episode for the top spot and that’s the most recent episode, “Pig Trouble in Little Tina.” I’m sure some of you might disagree with me, but I think “Pig Trouble in Little Tina” is one of the creepiest episodes the show has ever made. It features Tina dissecting a fetal pig which she makes fun of to get in with the cool kids and eventually, it starts haunting her…similar to Freddy Kreuger in Nightmare on Elm Street.

“Pig Trouble in Little Tina” has the pig invading her dreams before eventually, giving her a dose of reality. This episode also pushes the envelope with Tina sewing the pig back up and burying it before it comes back to haunt it. Watching its body float around and pop up where you least expect is oddly creepy. Overall, “Pig Trouble in Little Tina” goes all when it comes to spooky moments and set the gold standard for 2020 no doubt.

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Which Bob’s Burgers Halloween episode do you think is spookiest? Do you agree with how I ranked the episodes? Be sure to let me know and share your own list below!