The best laid New Year's Eve plans often go awry as sitcoms celebrate another 365 days. This list of New Year episodes from popular sitcoms features traditional New Year themes including disappointing parties to failed resolutions. Some of the New Year's Eve episodes are heartfelt and others are hilarious. Many of the most memorable New Years Eve television episodes are set during Y2K.
What shows will you find on this list of New Year Eve TV episodes? Frasier may be near the top. The Cranes spent the new year on the road, enjoying the highs and lows of traveling via Winnebago in the season seven episode entitled "RDWRER." Futurama set its very first episode "Space Pilot 3000" on New Year's Eve 1999 and 2999.
Family Guy took on Y2K with the 1999 episode "Da Boom" which finds the residents of Quahog coping with a post-apocalyptic new world after the earth erupted in chaos at midnight on December 31, 1999. Other sitcoms with good New Year's episodes include How I Met Your Mother, The Office, and Friends.
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Futurama set its very first episode "Space Pilot 3000" on New Year's Eve 1999 and 2999. The show finds Fry getting cryogenically frozen and awoken one thousand years in the future. He goes on to ring in the year 3000 with his new friends Bender, Leela, and Professor Farnsworth.
Original Airing: Mar 28, 1999
Season: Futurama - Season 1
Episode Number: 1
After Frasier and Niles' New Year's Eve plans go up in flames, the brothers join Martin on a road trip to an alternative destination. Along the way, the Cranes enjoy the highs and lows of traveling by Winnebago in this episode entitled "RDWRER."
Original Airing: Jan 06, 2000
Season: Frasier - Season 7
Episode Number: 12
That '70s Finale
The 200th and final episode of That '70s Show finds Eric, Donna, and all their friends ringing in 1980. The guys sit down for one final circle before enjoying New Year's eve upstairs at Eric's.
Original Airing: May 18, 2006
Season: That '70s Show - Season 8
Episode Number: 200
The third segment of The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror X" finds the residents of Springfield fleeing for space in the wake of a Y2K crisis. Dick Clark makes a cameo appearance hosting his New Year's Rockin' Eve and Bart and Homer are faced with a decision between life with insufferable celebs or death.
Original Airing: Oct 31, 1999
Season: The Simpsons - Season 11
Episode Number: 4