They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day so why not get in the spirit by watching the best Saint Paddy's (or Patty's) Day episodes of your favorite sitcoms. Some classic sitcom St. Patrick's Day episodes find characters hanging out at the bar while other good St. Patrick's Day television episodes feature family traditions. Whether you are Irish by blood or by spirit(s), this list of sitcom Saint Paddy's Day episodes ranked will get you ready for the myth and legend fueled March holiday.
What shows will you find on this list of sitcom St Paddy's Day episodes? “Charlie Catches A Leprechaun” from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has to make the cut. This episode features everything from hunting for a pot of gold at The Rainbow to offering an “authentic Irish experience.” Cheers also has had some great St. Patty's Day episodes, including "Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh" and “Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey.”
The Simpsons' St. Patrick's Day episode "Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment" finds Homer dabbling in bootlegging after a prohibition movement takes over Springfield. Other sitcoms with hilarious St. Paddy's Day episodes include According to Jim and 2 Broke Girls.
Do you have a favorite sitcom episode to get you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit? Take a look at this list and raise a glass to the best options with a vote up.
Charlie Catches a Leprechaun
As the title of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's eighth episode of season 11 suggests the St. Paddy's story follows along as "Charlie Catches a Leprechaun." Dennis, Dee, and Frank give try to attract St. Patrick's Day revelers to their new Paddy's Wagon, while Charlie interrogates a man he believes is a Leprechaun, and Mac looks for a pot of gold at The Rainbow.
Season: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia -Season 11
Episode Number: 8
The Simpsons' St. Patrick's Day episode "Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment" – which aired during season eight – finds Homer dabbling in bootlegging after a prohibition movement takes over Springfield. Why would such a group settle in the city known for Moe's and Duff Beer? The initiative began after Bart accidentally got drunk at the St. Patty's Day Parade.
Near the end of the episode, Homer raises his glass with a toast: "To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems."
Original Airing: Mar 16 1997
Season: The Simpsons - Season 8
Episode Number: 18
St. Patrick's Day
The Office has the perfect episode for every holiday. With Michael's boss Jo hanging out in Scranton, the Dunder Mifflin team has to work late despite it being St. Patrick's Day. Eventually, Michael takes a stand and the employees are able to meet Todd Packer at the local bar to celebrate all things Irish.
Original Airing: Mar 11 2010
Season: The Office (US TV Series) - Season 6
Episode Number: 19
Of course Cheers appears (more than once) on a list of the best St. Patty's Day episodes. "Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh" showcases the Boston pub's ongoing St. Patrick's Day prank war with its rival Gary’s Old Town Tavern after a misunderstanding ends a tentative truce.
The episode proves that the waiting is indeed the hardest part.
Original Airing: Mar 15 1990
Season: Cheers - Season 8
Episode Number: 21