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10 Legendary TV Halloween Parties

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Do you like Halloween parties? Or are you the kind of person who prefers to celebrate at home, watching horror movies with friends or handing out candy to trick-or-treaters? Well, thanks to the magic of television, you can (virtually) do both — experience all the fun of a great shindig with none of the effort. TV has brought us no shortage of spooky and hilarious Halloween parties over the years. Relive ten of our favorites, from How I Met Your Mother’s legendary “slutty pumpkin” party to Buffy’s demonic frat party, after the jump.
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10 TV Cliques We’d Like to Hang With

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One of the qualities of a good hang-out show is getting to live vicariously through the crazy adventures of a group of friends that are far cooler than we’ll ever be, for their quick-witted banter, complex schemes, unlimited brunch/booze budget, and ability to sleep with one another without getting weird. And because Happy Endingsone of the most underrated hang-out shows on TV, in our opinion — is returning tonight, we decided to pay tribute to some of the most awesome friends in TV history. Is there a clique you would like to hang (or not hang) with? Let us know! 
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Watch Dan Harmon in a Short Documentary About a ‘Community’-Inspired Art Show

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We didn’t get the season premiere of Community last Friday, as originally planned, and we imagine the show’s vocal fans are growing restless. So, here’s the next best thing: a half-hour documentary on Six Seasons and a Movie, PixelDrip Gallery’s recent exhibition of art inspired by the sitcom. The film features interviews with everyone from Community writers and cast members to participating artists to Suzanne Scott, a critical studies PhD and the author of Revenge of the Fanboy: Convergence Culture and the Politics of Incorporation. For anyone who’s interested in fan culture, Six Seasons and a Movie is fascinating. It also boasts one thing the upcoming season of Community doesn’t have: Dan Harmon. Watch the doc below, and visit Splitsider to see extended interviews with Harmon and writer Megan Ganz.
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Exclusive Supercut: 50 TV Characters in Hilarious Halloween Costumes

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It’s no secret we’ve spent a lot of October covering DIY Halloween getups. But for those who would rather live vicariously through others, or who are still looking for some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of if the funniest costumes in TV history. Also, if anyone can explain how Penny and Max’s “mom-and-baby” costume works (see opening clip), would you mind dropping us a line in the comments? We’ve been scratching our heads on the logistics of that one for a while.
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The 15 Funniest TV Characters Right Now

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Is Andy Dwyer the funniest character on TV? We know we struggle to keep a straight face every time Chris Pratt is on the screen in Parks and Recreation, between his sweetly doofy lines and his perfectly timed pratfalls. (As our colleague Kim Gardner reminds us, he makes an excellent FBI agent, too.) Our love of Andy got us thinking about who else might qualify as television’s most hilarious character right now, so we surveyed the Flavorpill staff to get their picks. See the 15 they shouted out — including now fewer than three more Parks and Rec characters — after the jump.
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The Most Incredible Costumes from New York Comic Con

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Halloween may still be a few weeks away, but if you were anywhere in the vicinity of New York’s Javits Convention Center this weekend, you’d be forgiven for thinking it came early. With the annual return of the New York Comic Con, midtown Manhattan’s west side was swamped with comic book, sci-fi, and fantasy fans — over 100,000 of them over the course of the event’s four-day run. Among those multitudes was a significant contingent proudly decked out in costume, representing characters from just about every genre, medium, and realm imaginable. The best of the best earned themselves a place in our exclusive NYCC 2012 photo gallery. And hey, Halloween really is still a few weeks way, so if you’re looking for inspiration, look no… Read More

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. Surprise! Just when you got used to the idea of Community (and Whitney, whatever) moving to Fridays, NBC has decided the shows won’t premiere next Friday, October 19th. The decision was reportedly due to a lack of marketing resources. And while Community fans may fear the worst every time our show hits a snag,… Read More

TV’s Top 10 Sexiest Crime-Fighting Duos

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Crockett and Tubbs had style. David and Maddie were explosive. And it was all about subtext when it came to Mulder and Scully. TV has seen a number of crime-fighting duos in its years, and the ones we remember most always had that certain “It” factor. On-screen chemistry — and we’re not speaking strictly in the romantic sense — is hard to come by, and lucky for us, there’s no shortage of it at the moment in the buddy cop/taking down evil rich people and terrorists field. In anticipation of Sunday’s Revenge and Homeland season premieres, we’ve decided to rank our favorite crime-fighting duos on TV, from “hotter than Bon Temps on a mild summer day” to “sexier than Inigo Montoya.” Is there a special couple we missed? Let us know!
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Watch Abed from ‘Community’ Give Advice to Teen Girls

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We know it’s meant for teenagers, but Rookie‘s “Ask a Grown Man” series is still one of our favorite things on the Internet, recruiting grown-up male celebrities to answer girls’ personal questions. The site’s readers have solicited advice from the likes of Jon Hamm, Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd, Hannibal Buress, and more. They’re even currently campaigning via Twitter to draft Barack Obama. We’re pleased to see that, while the president checks his schedule, Rookie has posted a new “Ask a Grown Man” starring Danny Pudi. As it turns out, the Community star’s social skills far outstrip those of his character, Abed. Don’t be afraid to let out an audible “awwww” as he tells one girl, “I’m a big fan of embracing your body type, whatever it is” and recommends that another compare notes on a cheating boyfriend with her best female friend.
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10 Bizarre Fan Theories on TV’s Most Popular Shows

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In the year ahead we’re expecting to get answers from some of television’s most mystery-ridden shows, from How I Met Your Mother and Homeland to The Office, and even, one day, Breaking Bad (it’s hard to believe now, but that day will come). And so, while we still sit in the space between questions and answers, we decided to round up the most popular and/or bizarre fan theories we’ve seen (some spoilers may be ahead). Have some to elaborate on or share? Let us know!
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