Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the Luck o’ the Irish be with ye. Arrrrr.
Sorry, sometimes when I try to speak Leprechaun, I end up going into pirate speak. It’s a condition I take very seriously, and I’m working past it one day at a time.
Anyway, on to the open thread. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those days that many people tend to celebrate, but like its other non-federal holiday counterparts, it’s not always one that’s shown up in TV. The most memorable show that’s celebrated St. Patty’s Day in my eye is How I Met Your Mother, when Barney green-suited up. So here’s a question for you, that might be kinda hard to understand, just because grammar gets in the way…
What’s your favorite episode based on a random holiday?
Not Christmas, Halloween, or Thanksgiving — those are too easy. Let’s think Easter, Arbor Day, Presidents’ Day. How about July 4th, Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day. And just so that you’re not too stumped, we’ll add Valentine’s Day and New Year’s in there, since they aren’t shown as much as the others, but they do get represented more than, say, Labor Day.
It’s a toughie, I know, and I’m not sure that I have a favorite. Though, Saved by the Bell‘s July 4th at Malibu Sands was a pretty good one, if not for the ridiculous costumes they put those pageant contestants in. Stacey Carosi was in it, though, and that’s always a downer. She was particularly whiny and mean in that episode, what with her jealousy over Kelly.
In the meantime, I leave you with a St. Patty’s Day Barney (with a less-than-festive Ted).
And remember, this St. Patty’s Day, don’t drink champagne like Ted and Barney above. Man up. Have a Guinness. Arrrrr.
UPDATE: Another thing to think about is something like Founders’ Day. Tons of shows involving schools have Founders’ Day. Some of them combine that with Homecoming. Another idea that many people celebrate? Opening day. I’m sure some random show has covered that.
See, you can get creative!