Haunted Housekeeping with Roseanne

by on Aug.23, 2011, under Syndicated from the Web

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by: RFR Casket Crew Hatter 99

Greetings Deadites.  We all know that it’s never too early (or too late) to watch some Halloween-themed TV shows, and as I was sifting through the endless hours of downright crum-crapto programs clogging the airwaves, I found a classic gem bouncing around in space that deserves a quick shout.

Hat ON.

Roseanne Halloween Treats

Roseanne Halloween Treats

Most of us are probably familiar with the sitcom Roseanne that ran from the late 80s to mid-90s, and I’m sure that many Deadites know that the annual Halloween shows became as iconic as The Simpsons‘ “Treehouse of Horror” specials.  For those Halloween junkies out there, though, who have not seen those episodes, perhaps because they didn’t grow up with the show or maybe because they didn’t particularly care for the sitcom in general, those Halloween-themed episodes are definitely worth a watch.  There was clearly a deep-rooted love of the Halloween season among the show’s writers and creators, and each of those episodes was crafted with even more love and attention than the more mainstream “Christmas” episodes that would have been featured on the traditional sitcoms.   The detailed sets and original costume designs, combined with the edgy humor of the show, created a memorable collection of Halloween tributes.  My favorite is the earliest one (“BOO!”) that showcases the family’s impressive home haunt and serves as a reminder that you don’t always need the most expensive equipment or technology to create an effective experience.  

If you have Netflix, you can stream these all now.  Or you could pick up the brand new Roseanne: Tricks & Treats Halloween collection DVD scheduled for release Sept. 27.  The 8 episodes to be on the lookout for are:

1. “BOO!”
2. “Trick Or Treat”
3. “Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down”
4. “Halloween IV”
5. “Halloween V”
6. “Skeleton in the Closet”
7. “Halloween – The Final Chapter”
8. “Satan, Darling”

Also as a quick final note, last fall’s Halloween episode from the current show Modern Family is also definitely worth a watch. Again featuring a home haunt and some impressive makeup and costuming, it’s clear that this show also harbors a fondness for the holiday and serves as another reassurance that a love for the holiday, NOT deep pockets, is the key to crafting a memorable experience.

Hat OFF.

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