Ah, St. Patrick’s Day: Everyone’s favorite excuse to drink pints of Guinness to their heart’s content and load up on corned beef and cabbage and soda bread. It can also be an excuse to binge watch themed
Irish or not, after a few of these episodes you’ll be shaking your shamrocks and yelling, “Kiss me, I’m Irish (and vaccinated!).”
Here are six of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day episodes.
6 TV episodes to get you into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit
The Office: “Saint Patrick’s Day” (Season 6, Episode 19)
St. Patrick’s Day, otherwise known as “Meredith Palmer Day,” is a big deal at Dunder Mifflin. And there’s no question why, since, as Michael Scott (Steve Carell) says, “It is the closest the Irish will ever get to Christmas.”
After a long day of trying to impress corporate, Michael has a change of heart and lets all of the Dunder Mifflin employees out early to go celebrate the holiday at Poor Richard’s. Maybe he deserves that “World’s Best Boss” mug after all.
Available on Peacock
The Real O’Neals: “The Real Lent” (Season 1, Episode 3)
Nothing gets more Irish than ABC’s sitcom, The Real O’Neals, centered around an Irish Catholic family. While preparing for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, Pat O’Neal (Jay R. Ferguson) is faced with a big problem. Not only does his daughter Shannon (Bebe Wood) not want to participate in the parade, but she also gets her first period.
Available on Amazon Prime Video
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: “Charlie Catches a Leprechaun” (Season 11, Episode 8)
Bob’s Burgers: “Flat-Top O’ the Morning to Ya” (Season 10, Episode 16)
After a few too many green beers, Linda Belcher (John Roberts) dyes all of the ground beef at the restaurant green. St. Patrick’s Day might be great for shamrock shakes, green beer, and maybe even green eggs, but green beef? Not so much.
Linda decides to make free sliders to give away to the hungry and (very) drunk people at the St. Patrick’s Day festival. Thankfully, Linda has the luck of the Irish on her side, and all the party-goers end up going to the restaurant after for more food.
Available on Hulu
How I Met Your Mother: “No Tomorrow” (Season 3, Episode 12)
If you think that Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) would do anything other than “go big” for St. Patrick’s Day, then you are sadly mistaken. Barney and Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) go to a bar to “party like there’s no tomorrow.” In reality, they party until there’s no recollection of the night.
While the pair is out, Ted discovers that for one night only, the universe rewards him for every bad deed that he does. And it was legend — wait for it — dary.
Available on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu
2 Broke Girls: “And the Kilt Trip” (Season 3, Episode 19)
Caroline (Beth Behrs) tries to join in on the festivities with Max (Kat Dennings) and the rest of the diner crew, but longs to spend the day partaking in her own St. Patrick’s Day tradition. Unwarranted kisses from “Blarney Bill” at a dive bar versus spending the day at The Plaza Hotel? We’re right there with you, Eloise, we mean, Caroline.
Available on Hulu
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