NBC Celebrates Halloween with ‘Community’, ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Whitney’ Clips

Halloween kind of snuck up on us this year, but NBC’s best comedies are well-prepared with episodes celebrating the holiday. We’ve got clips from next week’s Community, Parks and Recreation and Whitney, each putting their own unique, dysfunctional spin on one of TV’s favorite festivities. 

After last week’s jump back to into its beloved, unique style, we’re all excited about Community once more. On next week’s Halloween episode, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) makes a half-hearted attempt at an exciting pre-party—a notion which baffles Pierce (Chevy Chase), frustrates Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Annie (Alison Brie), and underwhelms Jeff (Joel McHale). However, Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) are, of course, entrenched in the Halloween spirit, already dressed in their “pre-costume costumes.” 

Community‘s Halloween episode, “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps,” airs Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Halloween in Pawnee is something we should all experience once in our lives. Next week’s episode of Parks and Recreation will showcase one of Andy’s (Chris Pratt) and April’s (Aubrey Plaza) unbeatable parties. Last time they threw one, there was an unexpected wedding. So, this time around, we’re thinking…baby? Potential shocks aside, the Halloween spirit appears to be embraced by everyone in our favorite Indiana town…except Ben (Adam Scott), who isn’t in much of a partying mood in the below clip. Leave it to Andy to try to cheer up his roommate.

Park’s and Recreation‘s Halloween episode, “Meet ‘n’ Greet,” airs Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Halloween over on Whitney will be terrifying for a completely different reason. Friend and neighbor Mark (Dan O’Brien) has taken to peeping on Whitney (Whitney Cummings) and Alex (Chris D’Elia) using a spy camera. He may not have a lot of dignity, but as you can see in the below clip, he still clearly takes pride in trick or treating.

But the laughs (and terrors) don’t end with Mark’s creepiness. Whitney gets a little visit from a very recognizeable character from horror movie history, and he doesn’t seem to be swayable with candy.

Whitney’s Halloween episode, “The Wire,” airs Thursday, Oct. 27, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.