I’ll keep this short and sweet, now that most of you are running, much like you would from Godzilla, from Hurricane Irene. I, however, laugh at the face of hurricanes! Mauh-ah-ah-ah!
Anyway, with Hurricane Irene and the recent earthquake, it’s got me thinking about a lot of TV episodes that surround disasters in weather. There are a lot. Whether it’s being snowed in or otherwise, it’s a fun little plot twist to add to the lives of ordinary characters. Plus, remember that flood in ER way back when, and Clooney saved the kid, and it’s the most iconic photo of ER ever?
Yeah, see? Weather can do a lot for a show. You don’t always need huge accidents or bombs in your chest to get your point across (I’m looking at you, Grey’s).
So what’s your favorite bad-weather episode?
A couple come to mind, but I’m going to have to go with How I Met Your Mother‘s “Three Days of Snow.” The episode in and of itself was funny, but the ending was the icing on the cake. Marshall and Lily spent the episode discussing how they didn’t need the practice of picking each other up from the airport anymore–and bringing back beer– and as the episode went on, you realize how much they missed that little stuff. So Marshall surprised Lily with picking her up at the airport…and a marching band.
Oh, I wish I could have found the video for this one. I love it. It’s fantastic. And here’s a picture.
What’s your pick? Think about it as you’re holding down the fort against Irene, and let us know in the comments.