Many of our favorite television shows air specials when the holidays roll around. Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and other holidays all make appearances on the top television shows – and often serve as the thematic source of the episode. Valentine’s Day specials boast some of the best storylines out of any other holiday. If you are considering watching some television this Valentine’s Day, you might want to check out some of the best Valentine’s Day episodes – especially if you are turning it into a romantic evening. However, it can be difficult to find these top-rated entries without an extensive search. Instead, check out this article on the Top Five Valentine’s Day TV Episodes in History.
The Office ‘Blood Drive’ (S5E18)
The Office is one of the best comedy shows of our time. The Valentine’s Day special that aired in 2009 is no exception – it holds true to the single-camera mockumentary formula, delivering some great dry humor along the way. In this episode, Michael Scott ends up holding a Valentine’s Day party – that is, a ‘lonely hearts’ party – hoping he will see a woman that he met earlier that day again. The other characters also have their share of the comedy, such as Phillis, Bob Vance, Pam, and Jim all sitting down for an awkward lunch together. This episode of The Office is a perfect foray into a modern Valentine’s Day.
Parks & Recreation ‘Galentine’s Day’ (S2E16)
This episode of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation originally aired in 2010. It focuses on the ‘Galentine’s Day’ celebration that Leslie throws each year on the day before Valentine’s. It is a pretty great episode with a lot of comedic moments. In the first minute of the show, there’s already a solid joke about The Notebook – a Valentine’s Day classic. This is a great episode for anyone who is looking for a comedic entry to watch this February 14th.
New Girl ‘Operation: Bobcat’ (S6E16)
The Valentine’s Day episode of Fox’s New Girl opens up with the jokes right away. This episode features a few concurrent storylines (all delivered with the humorous slant the show is known for). First, Jess attempts to convince her friends that she has no problem with being single. This is made a little more difficult when Winston’s plans about proposing to Aly are soon expedited. New Girl is a great show – and this Valentine’s Day special is no exception.
The Golden Girls ‘Valentine’s Day’ (S4E15)
This The Golden Girls episode is an obvious inclusion on this list. The episode focuses on how each of the girls were stood up by their dates and their subsequent conversations. Instead of going out, the ladies sit around and eat cheesecake together – all while sharing stories of their personal Valentine’s Day experiences in the past. The Golden Girls is an excellent show to binge this February 14th – just be sure that you don’t miss this episode from Season 4.
Community ‘Early 21st-Century Romanticism’ (S2E15)
Community is a solid comedy show about attending community college. The second season Valentine’s Day special revolves around a few storylines that lend themselves well to the comedic nature of the show. Whether the characters are partying with their professors, fighting over a librarian, or attending Valentine’s dances, the show provides some of the best comedy you will come across as far as Valentine’s Day specials go.