Got snow? These classic TV episodes do! From a broadcast in a blizzard to a really white wedding, there's a flurry of winter-weather television episodes in the forecast. Check out this rundown of the Top TV episodes that feature snow.
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was set in Minneapolis, so it's no wonder that snow was often in the backdrop. But one episode in particular featured wintery weather very prominently. In "The Snow Must Go On," associate producer Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) was put in charge of the entire WJM-TV newscast when a snowstorm hit town on election night. A series of unfortunate events didn't exactly help the nervous first-time producer, although she did eventually muster up the courage to threaten to fire cocky newscaster Ted Baxter.
This Queens-based sitcom had a snowy day episode when Carrie Heffernan (Leah Remini) went out in a snow storm to buy an iPod-and a distracted cashier failed to ring it up. Taking the "free" iPod, Carrie's car inadvertently became stuck in the snow-- in front of her church! A sign from the heavens? Meanwhile, her delivery truck driver hubby Doug (Kevin James) took a retreat in a customer's house as the blizzard raged. But his relationship advice got a chilly reception from the couple that he crashed.
Season 3 of the classic 1970's sitcom about the 1950s featured a snowy dilemma. When Fonzie's rooftop pigeon coop crashed through his landlord's roof, the Fonz (Henry Winkler) blamed the heavy snow from a blizzard. But landlord Howard Cunningham threatened to sue Fonzie for the $400 in damages. Of course, matriarch Marion Cunningham had a few choice words about the situation: "Suing a friend is just so distasteful, it's so heartless, it's so unfriendly… it's so nerdish." Aaaaaay, we agree, Mrs. C.!
In this 1960's sitcom, Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) embarked on a two-day ski trip with his pal Jerry-despite the fact that he had never set foot on skis before. When he and his expert skier pal became involved in a four person on-slope collision, Rob attempted to hide his injuries from his wife, Laura (Mary Tyler Moore). Which is kind of hard to do when your entire body is sprained.
Talk about a white wedding! By the tenth season of the hit sitcom "Friends," we had already seen a number of weddings, but "The One With Phoebe's wedding" featured a chilly reception-literally. A freak blizzard (New York is hit with the biggest snowstorm in 20 years!) put Pheebs' Central Park wedding plans at a standstill, but it also gave Ross and Chandler more time to compete for the position of groomsmen. In the end, the blizzard died down, everyone got a part in the wedding and Phoebe lived happily ever after. In this life, anyway.
The family-friendly sitcom "Full House" was set in San Francisco, so there's no way there was a snow-themed episode unless the clan skipped town, right? Indeed, the Season 2 episode, "Our Very First Christmas Show" featured the Tanner clan snowed in at a Colorado airport during a blizzard. But that's not all, folks! The Tanner's actually did enjoy a batch of winter weather at their San Fran abode, compliments of a savvy Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), who wanted to deliver his wife a reminder of her childhood Christmases in Nebraska. The Season 6 episode "A Very Tanner Christmas" featured a virtual winter wonderland as Jesse hired an ice-making friend to dump tons of white stuff in the Tanner backyard. With an uncle like that, who needs Santa Claus?
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