This year Fox’s Animation Domination Halloween special airs October 7th, i.e.; before Halloween instead of after, which is usually the case. It’s a welcome break with tradition but one thing that’s not changing are all the sexy Halloween costumes like Kang in a sexy nurse costume (The Simpsons), Linda Belcher in a sexy mermaid costume (Bob’s Burger’s), Donna in a sexy tramp costume (The Cleveland Show), and Hayley and Jeff try some roleplaying (American Dad!). Check out the following previews and find out what some other characters say they’ll be dressing up as for Halloween.
The Cleveland Show – (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Escape From Goochland”
Donna dons a sexy Halloween costume that gets her in trouble with the cops, and Roberta and Cleveland Jr. play pranks around Stoolbend when they dress up as Donna and Cleveland. Meanwhile, Cleveland and the gang visit their rival high school in Goochland for the annual football game, but when they have a run-in with Cleveland’s arch-nemesis, Chet Butler (guest voice Rob Riggle), they must find a way to escape their enemy’s home turf.
Cleveland Brown, Jr.: “I was gonna go as a cupcake, but I was afraid I would eat myself. So I am going as a salad but might end up tossing myself. Holidays, huh?”
The Simpsons – (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Treehouse of Horror XXIII”
In the opener of the 23rd annual “Treehouse of Horror,” THE Simpsons goes back to ancient times when a Mayan Homer and Marge are witnesses to the prediction by ancient calendar makers that 2012 will be the end of the world. In “The Greatest Story Ever Holed,” the first of three spine-chilling stories, the Springfield Subatomic Supercollider creates a black hole that terrorizes the city, sucking up everything in its path. Then, in “UNnormal Activity” the Simpsons install cameras all over the house when things start to go bump in the night, and Marge discovers it may have to do with an unholy pact she made some years prior. In the final thrilling tale, “Bart & Homer’s Excellent Adventure,” Bart time-travels back to 1974 to buy a comic book at cover price, but inadvertently disrupts Homer and Marge’s courtship and becomes the son of Marge and Art Ziff (guest voice Jon Lovitz) in present-day Springfield.
Homer Simpson: “I am going to dress as a sober father taking my kids around, but secretly I’ll be loaded to the gills.”
Marge Simpson: “And little does Homer know I’ll be switching apple cider for his Duff.”
Bob’s Burgers – (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Full Bars”
The Belcher kids break their Halloween tradition when they ditch their usual trick-or-treating route and venture off to Kingshead Island, a posh neighborhood known for distributing full-sized candy bars. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda attend Teddy’s annual “Black and Orange” party.
Bob Belcher: “Every Halloween, I put on a Hawaiian shirt and boom: Instant ‘Magnum P.I.’ It’s not just the moustache. I really look like Tom Selleck. Everyone agrees. Why are you laughing?”
Family Guy – (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Ratings Guy”
The Griffins are selected to have their television viewing habits monitored. But Peter takes his participation too far when he tries to control the airwaves.Featuring the guest voices of J.J. Abrams (FRINGE), Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Dick Wolf (“Law & Order: SVU”), Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) and Sandra Bernhard (“The L Word”).
Stewie Griffin: “Whatever has the most glitter. Then I’m going to wait in the bushes and spray the kids who don’t compliment my outfit with a garden hose.”
Meg Griffin: “I’m going as a ghost, because I’m going to kill myself before then.”
Chris Griffin: “I’m going as a serving of mashed potatoes.”
American Dad! (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Killer Vacation”
A tropical vacation for the Smith family turns out to be anything but relaxing when Stan must kill the resort’s activities director, whom the CIA insists is an ex-war criminal. Then, Hayley and Jeff try to rekindle their fading romance, while Roger, as his latest persona, Abigail Lemonparty, falls for an older gentleman.
Roger Smith: “Honey Boo Boo. Obviously. B**** isn’t the only one who can holler for a dollar.”
Stan Smith: “I’m not revealing my costume until October 31st. But I’ll give you a hint. He’s a super funny and successful British comedian whose name rhymes with icky smurf face…”