Many people argue that the magic of Halloween disappears once you’ve grown up, but let’s be honest: dressing up is always fun. Pop culture provides us with endless ideas for Halloween costumes, whether it’s a favorite TV character, the many iterations of Lady Gaga, or some clever take on an Internet meme. And because TV writers are just as informed by media as we are, their fictional television characters will often also end up in pop culture-inspired costumes. From Bob’s Burgers to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, here are 15 of the best pop culture costumes in television.
Bill Haverchuck as the Bionic Woman
Freaks and Geeks — “Tricks and Treats” (Season 1, Episode 3)
It’s an obvious choice but, 15 years later, “Tricks or Treats” remains one of the greatest Halloween episodes of all time and Haverchuck’s “Hold on, I’m gonna put the phone on my bionic ear” line is still funny.