Ranking Our Top 10 Disney Channel Halloween Episodes
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Something that has absolutely never failed to make me nostalgic is the idea of Disney Channel’s “Monstober.” As a kid, there was nothing better than coming home from school on an October afternoon to watch the newest spooky episodes Disney had to offer! Not only was “Monstober” a great time for new content, but it was also one of the few times a year where episodes from retired shows would be aired. If you’re looking to relive that nostalgic Halloween feeling through some classic Disney Channel movies, check out our other article on it, but if you prefer the Halloween episodes, this is the place for you! Here’s a ranking of our favorite Disney Halloween episodes.
10. “Torn Between Two Hannahs” – Hannah Montana
We’re starting off our list with one of the most iconic Disney shows to date. This episode centers around Miley’s identical cousin Luann who comes to visit the family around Halloween. What happens next is far from the best of both worlds, however. Luann dresses as Hannah Montana to attend a local Halloween party, planning to reveal Miley’s identity to the world.
9. “October 31st” – Kim Possible
This is a classic case of one white lie snowballing into something huge. The story starts when Kim gets a piece of metal stuck to her arm during a mission. She realizes it grows bigger whenever she lies, which happens when she blows off Ron and her parents so she can attend a ball with a boy she has a crush on. All the while, Drakken is working to steal the armor.
8. “Scary Had A Little Lamb” – Good Luck Charlie
This episode packs so many storylines into roughly twenty minutes, but what else would you expect from a family as large as the Duncans’? Like the title suggests, Teddy and Ivy take Charlie (dressed as a lamb) trick-or-treating. The rest of the episode follows their plan to exact revenge on a neighbor kid who pranks them. Meanwhile, PJ goes through a goth phase to impress a new girlfriend, Gabe gets tricked by Mrs. Dabney and Bob and Amy dress up as each other.
7. “Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy Of Terror” – Phineas And Ferb
Just like the one above, this episode is overflowing with content. Split into three separate mini-episodes, it begins with the story of Candace’s Ducky Momo coming alive and turning evil. In proper Phineas and Ferb fashion, the second story follows Perry the Platypus and Doctor Doofenshmirtz. In this story, Perry must stop Doof from granting himself unstoppable power via a giant baby head. In the final story, Phineas reads a story to his friends about how spilling grape juice on a platypus can produce evil platypus clones.
6. “Haunt It Up” – Shake It Up
Declaring themselves as being too old for Halloween, Cece, Rocky and Dina stay in to watch a movie instead. While this is happening, Flynn dares Ty and Deuce to spend the night in a haunted house. Eventually, the girls get tired of being mature, but just as they get ready to trick-or-treat, a lost little boy knocks on their door. The girls are responsible for leading him back to the place he says he lives.
5. “MutANT Farm” – Ant Farm
Any episode featuring a performance of “Calling All The Monsters” by China Anne McClain deserves a place in the top five! The premise of this episode turns the typical character dynamics on their heads, as the older high school kids are scared of the ANTs instead of the other way around. Each of the younger characters (China, Olive and Fletcher) takes on the characteristics of a monster for this episode (Medusa, Frankenstein and a vampire, respectively). All the monsters work together to plan a dance.
4. “Halloween” – Wizards Of Waverly Place
No one does Halloween better than supernatural beings! Except the Russo family, in this case. The Russos are tasked with setting up a scary haunted house for the neighborhood, but are criticized when it isn’t scary enough. In an effort to save the haunted house, Alex and Harper head to the ghost realm to find some ghosts who will give their audience a scare.
3. “Ghost Bummers” – Jessie
Based on Ghostbusters, this episode begins when Mrs. Chesterfield invites guests to an all-adult Halloween party on the roof. During her spiteful attempt to throw a better party, Jessie teams up with Ravi and Zuri to overcome the string of possessions and hauntings that has taken over the building.
2. “Summerween” – Gravity Falls
Still finding a way to fit Halloween into a show that takes place during one summer, “Summerween” is a concept created by the people of Gravity Falls. They love it so much that they celebrate it twice a year. It even inspired us to write this article! The story follows Dipper and Mabel as they try to collect enough candy to appease the fabled summerween trickster before the last jack-o-melon goes out.
1. “The Ghost Of Suite 613” – The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody”
How could we top the perfect Disney Halloween episode? After hearing rumors of a haunted suite in the hotel, Zack, Cody, London and Maddie decide to investigate and hold a seance with the help of Esteban.
Are there any Disney Halloween episodes that we missed? What’s your favorite episode on our list? Let us know in the comments!