Valentines Day can usually go three different ways. The first, you are in a relationship and excited to celebrate with the one you love. The second, you are bitter that you still haven’t found Mr. Right and you wish you weren’t reminded by the holiday every time you walked into Target. The third, you genuinely could care less, maybe you will go to dinner with friends, maybe you will go home and watch a movie, either way it is another day. No matter what you fall into something we can all agree on, single or taken, is that we have been blessed with some great Valentine’s Day episodes from our favorite shows. The list has a little something for everyone no matter what your plans are for the day.
Friends, The One With The Candy Hearts, Season 1 Episode 14
Best Quote: “You get the pretty one, I get the mess”
Joey convinces Chandler to go on a double date only to get there and find out Chandlers blind date is really his ex Janice. Ross on the other hand lands a date with someone way out of his league only to end up at the same restaurant as his ex Carol who is pregnant and alone after her wife was called to work. As for Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel they spend the night burning old mementos from past relationships, naturally. Lucky for them though some good looking firemen come when it gets a little out of control and offer to stop by again when they got off their shift.
The Mindy Project, Harry & Mindy, Season 1 Episode 14
Best Quote: “Every couple weeks, I buy a ticket and hang out in the lobby of the empire state building to see if I will meet my one true love.”
Mindy sets up a double date for Danny and her boyfriends, Jamie, close friend Lucy, who he is clearly in love with but has not realized yet. Side note: why is everyone going on blind double dates on Valentine’s Day, can you imagine anything more awkward? Obviously after the date Jamie realizes that the whole time he has been in love with Lucy and rushes to tell her. Danny to comfort Mindy takes her to a little italian restaurant which is where he met his ex wife. Also, yes I chose that as the best quote because it was something I could really relate to.
Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day, Season 2 Episode 16
Best Quote: “It’s the most romantic story ever. It makes The Notebook look like Saw V.”
Leslie invites all of her friends to a Galentine’s Day lunch (February 13th) where in true Leslie fashion she gives super thoughtful and specific gifts to everyone and then her mom tells what Leslie considers to be the most romantic story in history. Leslie’s boyfriend Justin convinces her to go find the guy from her moms story and bring him to the Valentine’s Day fundraiser they are having at the senior center. Once getting him there they realize he is obviously a little strange and has a few issues which during the process Leslie realizes that Justin is not the guy for her.