Escape Reality With These Election Episodes

Escape Reality With These Election Episodes

SNL Clinton Trump Debate 2016

This Presidential Election has been rather divisive, but I think we can all agree on one thing – it needs to be over. So after you cast your vote on Tuesday, why not take your mind off things with some TV. No, I’m not recommending you watch the 24-hour news cycle, I recommend checking out these election day-inspired episodes.

Presidential Elections:

Hillary Clinton Broad Bity

  • Broad City – “2016” (3×5)
  • House of Cards – Just binge watch the series
  • New Girl – “Hubbedy Bubby” (6×2)
  • Saturday Night Live – Watch any episode from an election year
  • Scorpion – “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Vote” (3×7)
  • Superstore – “Election Day” (2×7)
  • The West Wing – “Election Night” (4×7), “Election Day: Part I” (7×16), and “Election Day: Part II” (7×17)

Local Elections:

Parks and Rec Election Episode

  • Chicago Fire – “What Happened to Courtney” (4×17)
  • The Family – “Election Day” (1×11)
  • Gilmore Girls – “Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too” (5×4)
  • Girls – “Daddy Issues” (4×9)
  • Jericho – “Vox Populi” (1×11)
  • Longmire – “Election Day” (2×10)
  • Orphan Black – “Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate” (3×7)
  • Parks and Recreation – “Win, Lose, or Draw” (4×22)
  • Pretty Little Liars – “Hush, Hush, Sweet Liars” (6×20)
  • Revenge – “Truth: Part I” (2×21) & “Truth: Part II” (2×22)
  • Smallville – “Reckoning” (5×12)

Class Elections:

Gilmore Girls Student Body Government Election

  • Community – “Intro to Political Science” (2×17)
  • The Fosters – “If and When” (3×13)
  • Friday Night Lights – “Tami Knows Best” (3×2)
  • Gilmore Girls – “Haunted Leg” (3×2)
  • Saved by the Bell – “The Election” (1×13)
  • Veronica Mars – “Return of the Kane” (1×6)

Other Elections:

Black Mirror The Waldo Moment

  • Battlestar Galactica – “Lay Down Your Burdens: Part I” (2×19) and “Lay Down Your Burdens: Part II” (2×20)
  • Black Mirror – “The Waldo Moment” (2×3)
  • Wrecked – “Tubthumping” (1×5)

This is obviously not a comprehensive list of all election day-based episodes, feel free to add your favorites in the comment section below!

*Many of these episodes will not restore your faith in democracy, proceed with caution.

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