Top 5 Halloween Specials

Top 5 Halloween TV Specials

Spoiler alert: these Halloween specials are a must watch.

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It's finally October!! That means fall break, Freeform's 31 days of Halloween, and television ha special Halloween episodes. Here are my top 5 favorite Halloween episodes in no particular order (actually ranking them would be impossible). There may be spoilers in the descriptions below.

1. Who's Afraid of Cory Wolf - Boy Meets World (season 2 ep 6)

I remember first watching this when I was watching Boy Meets World all the way through after I bought the box set. It is a good, fun episode where Cory believes he is turning into a werewolf and it gets as far as him isolating himself and practicing eating out of a dog bowl. I think it's a funny and cute throwback to the 90s.

2. Brooklyn 99 - HalloVeen (Season 5 episode 4)

This has to be one of my absolute favorite episodes of Brooklyn 99. Jake and Amy are such cute characters and the way he proposes is so cute in my opinion. As I'm writing this article, I kinda want to rewatch it. All of Brooklyn 99 has similar Halloween episodes based on a tradition in their workplace, but each year is unique and full of surprises.

3. New Girl - Halloween (Season 2 episode 6)

This episode is full of drama, but still gives the audience a good feeling of all the character's personalities, where some television shows make seasonal episodes in their own kind of bubble. My favorite couple on the show is Nick and Jess and this episode is a prime example of how great their friendship was (he goes into a haunted house even though he's terrified just because he needs to talk to Jess and accidentally injuring her due to him being scared).

4. How I Met Your Mother - The Stinson Missile Crisis (Season 7 episode 4)

My second favorite television show of all time is undoubtedly How I Met Your Mother. This episode in the latter half of the series brings up some themes that have been discussed in previous seasons, but as the gang gets older and Marshall and Lily begin working on building their family the dynamics start to change. A big part of this episode's plot is Ted becoming too involved in Lily's pregnancy (referring to the baby as "our baby", wearing "Team baby" shirts and signing the group up for birthing classes). The reason he is acting more strange than usual is that Marshall, Lily and Ted have always been a trio since college and now that is changing. It has been shown in previous episodes that the whole group is bad at dealing with change.

5. Boy Meets World - The Witches of Pennbrook (Season 5 episode 5)

The last, but definitely not least on the list is another Boy Meets World episode. This one has Candace Cameron-Bure from another well known 90s television show, Full House. I particularly enjoy this one because it has more spooky Halloween themes such as witches and black cats. The humor is spot on in my opinion and when I first watched this episode I had a hard time not laughing while trying to pay attention.

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45 Things Day Care Workers Say All Too Often

Toddlers are pretty much tiny, drunk people.
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Being the keeper of tiny humans can be a very interesting job. You are constantly breaking up arguments, cleaning up messes, trying to keep them safe, and telling them not to do things that are well, sometimes pretty weird. They do and say the strangest things that'll make you wonder what is really going on in their little heads.

1. "No no no, don't do *something crashes to the floor* ....that."

2. "Bubbles in your mouths every body!"

3. "No, we don't eat our friend's snack."

4. "Hands to yourself."

5. "Get off of the table before you hurt yourself."

6. "Why do we even give them spoons?"

7. "We don't put toys in our mouths"

8. "Did you wash your hands?"

9. "Where do we run? Where are we right now?"

10. "Where are your shoes?"

11. "We don't talk like that here."

12. "Go tell them you're sorry"

13. "Get your finger out of your nose"

14. "Inside voices please!"

15. "Every one find a buddy."

16. "Ew ew ew, some body get me a tissue!"

17. "How did your shoes untie already? I just tied them five minutes ago."

18. "We do nice with our hands."

19. "Oh god, it's spaghetti day."

20. "Please, do not put noodles in your hair."

21. "Hold hands until we are on the play ground!"

22. "5 little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head..."

23. "Do you have to poop?"

24. "Well you should at least try."

25. "Why didn't you go to the potty before we went outside."

26. "If I hear "Let it go" one more time..."

27. "Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog.."

28. "Mommy and Daddy will come back, I promise."

29. "No, no biting!"

30. "She had it first, you'll just have to wait until she's done."

31. "Ew, why are you dipping everything in applesauce?"

32. "Now, are you going to eat the vegetable with the ranch or just the ranch?"

33. "Then why did you say you weren't eating snack?"

34. "Put your arms back in your sleeves."

35. *Five minutes before closing* "Where are your parents??"

36. "I finally got him to sleep, everyone be quiet."

37. *You see one eye open* "Oh no..."

38. "Wow, all your kids are still sleeping!?" (We wish we said this more often)

39. "Don't eat that, it was on the floor!"

40. "Glue the google eyes on here." *puts the eyes anywhere but there*

41. "Stop fighting over who's going to turn off the lights, you'll get a turn tomorrow."

42. "Don't shove so much food in your mouth at once, you'll choke!"

43. "Chew and swallow your food before you get up."

45. "Don't touch anything until we wash your hands!"

As weird as these small people are, they are some of the sweetest beings on the planet. And although they drive you crazy, at the end of the day, they make you love your job.


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The Reality Of Cat Shows

Go in with an open mind, because cat shows may seem totally bizarre, but are incredibly fun and special.

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As a self-declared cat lady, when I decided to attend my first cat show I was hyped to pet all the kitties, and watch them do tricks, or show off their beauty. After attending a few, I know they're totally unique and amazing events that everyone should be attending.

Upon arriving, you will probably need to pay an entry fee, and maybe there's an area for donations for local animal shelters (yes, animal breeders support animal shelters!). You might be overwhelmed with the sheer amount of cats, as far as the eye can see. Having a game plan of cats to visit might seem fun, but just roaming and visiting is a lot more fulfilling, and you may discover breeds of cats you never knew you would love. Usually, cat shows will feature visiting areas for guests attending the show to view, and sometimes pet, the cats. As well as areas where cats are judged and given awards, sort of like miniature stages.

Visitor areas are pretty self-explanatory as you can roam around and look at the dozens of different breeds, of kittens and cats alike. The diversity will amaze you and the cats are all special and loved by their owner. Because cats can catch sicknesses while surrounded by so many other cats, it's important to sanitize your hands before petting, as well as asking the owner if you can pet their cat or kitten. Some may even let you hold their cat, but this would be rare and you shouldn't get your hopes up! While viewing cats, you may find some that are up for adoption and could find a new family member. Some cats are actually people's household pets, and are scored differently from a cat who was bred for its looks!

The competition side is where the cat shows get interesting. You can view any and all competitions, although there will be many occurring at a time. That's because cats will initially be ranked against the cats of the same breed as them, and within those breeds, by gender and color style. Winning best in the breed is the first step to becoming the champion of a cat show. Watch as owners get nervous and excited as the tiny plastic awards go up, showing which cat was victorious. Although all judges can be different, it's fun to see beautiful and friendly cats win awards and look pleased with themselves as their owner smiles with pride.

Later in the day or weekend, one cat will be chosen as the grand champion out of the best in breeds. Usually, fans can vote on their favorite as well, and award a special cat a top prize, although unofficial, for its cuteness and spirit. A hairless cat has won fan favorite at every show I attended!

Go in with an open mind, because cat shows may seem totally bizarre, but are incredibly fun and special. The group of people who participate will love to tell you about their amazing cat and let you in on cat show secrets. A place where cat lovers unite, what could be better?

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