The Question of the Week is posted every Sunday and will consist of a question followed by my answer and explanation to the same. Some questions will only require a simple answer that could potentially be followed by an explanation. Many questions will be writer oriented, but not all. Everyone is encouraged to answer in the comments and discussions/follow up questions are more than welcome!
What’s your favorite Christmas/Holiday episode?
As luck would have it, I’m currently watching one of my favorite Christmas episodes right now: Family Guy “Road to the North Pole,” where Brian and Stewie travel to Santa’s workshop so the megalomaniac baby can kill the jolly old man due to a mall Santa slighting him. Of course once they reach the pole, things aren’t quite what they expect. It has one of the best songs in the series, “Christmas Time Is Killing Us.”
I’m also fond of the Futurama Xmas episodes where the Santa robot tries to kill everyone out too late on Christmas Eve,
My favorite Christmas episode though is from American Dad. Season 8 Ep. 7 “Season’s Beatings.” Stan is thwarted in his dream to play Christ at the Crucifixion, because he doesn’t have the abs for it per Father Donovan. The minister gives him the job of playing Santa Claus, but Stan’s disappointment is compounded with rage when he finds out Roger’s gotten the role since the drunken alien has absolutely no respect for Christianity and only did it because it sounded fun. Stan proceeds to beat the shit out of Roger on national TV, which gets him thrown out of the church. The only way to reverse the excommunication is to either donate $10 million, find the Holy Grail, or kill the antichrist, and as luck would have it, Hayley and Jeff recently adopted a toddler who would up being said antichrist! What else can be said at this point besides shenanigans ensue.
What’s your favorite Christmas episode? This question is more geared towards specific television shows. I’ll have one about Christmas specials next week 🙂
I look forward to your answers in the comments!