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Must-See Sitcom Episodes for Valentine’s Day

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As Valentine’s Day is here, what better way to celebrate than with a binge-watch of classic sitcom episodes? From heartwarming to hilarious, this is a curated list of five must-watch Valentine’s Day episodes from beloved sitcoms. Whether you’re spending the day with a special someone, enjoying the company of friends, or indulging in some well-deserved self-care, these episodes promise to deliver the perfect blend of capturing the essence of love, laughter, and friendship.

“Valentine’s Day,” Abbott Elementary, Valentine’s Day Season 2, Ep. 14

The teachers at Abbott are discussing their Valentine’s Day plans. Janine (Quinta Brunson) and Gregory (Tyler James Williams) have had a slow-burn love story happening since the show premiered. Both in their own relationships, they haven’t had the chance to act on their feelings, but they are evidently there. The “will they or won’t they” romance trope of Janine and Gregory makes the episode fun to watch, and the best gag of the episode serves as Janine has to fend off her secret admirer, which turns out to be one of her students. 

This episode of Abbott Elementary is streaming on Hulu and Max.

“Galentine’s Day,” Parks and Recreation (Season 2, Episode 16) (Season 6, Episode 17)

The Valentine’s Day episodes of Parks and Rec are both about the ladies of the Parks Department and are perfect to watch with your friends. “Galentine’s” is the best episode to watch with your girls. In Season 2, Parks and Recreation director Leslie Knope throws an annual Galentine’s Day Brunch with all her different mannered female friends where they play comparison games and complain about men, while also trying to set up Leslie’s mom, which does not end up so great. In Season 6, the Galentine’s Day episodes focus on Leslie trying to determine which of her female friends will take on the role of her new best friend after her number one person had a baby and doesn’t have all the time for her. Filled with laughs and heartfelt moments, these two Parks and Rec episodes are a huge reminder of the friends in our life and the love that comes from those relationships.

This episode of Parks and Recreation is streaming on peacock.

“Couples Discount,” The Office (Season 9, Episode 16)

The last season of The Office features a fun episode titled “Couples Discount.” Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) returns to The Office after leaving his employees and disgruntled girlfriend Erin for a months-long excursion sailing the seas with his boat before his family loses all their money. But when he returns to the office and finds it empty, it turns out the employees of Dunder Mifflin hear of a local nail salon’s Valentine’s Day Discount, so they take turns pairing up and spending the day getting their nails done. It offers great comedy duo action for the stars and plenty of laughs. 

This episode of The Office is streaming on Peacock.

“Valentine’s Day,” New Girl (Season 1, Episode 13)

Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) is single on Valentine’s Day for the first time in six years after breaking up with her low-commitment long-term boyfriend. Determined to find a one-night stand, Jessica asks her roommates to help sharpen her flirting skills to find the ideal hookup. She later tries and fails to hook up with her roommate Schmidt, who is secretly hooking up with her best friend Cece. This episode serves as the foundation of the iconic Cece-Schmidt pairing and begins the evolution of that special relationship. 

This episode of New Girl is streaming on Hulu and Peacock.

“Harry & Mindy,” The Mindy Project (Season 1, Episode 14)

A play on the romantic comedy classic, “When Harry Met Sally,” this Valentine’s Day episode features Mindy (Mindy Kaling), the chronicle hopeless romantic in one of her many trysts of finding “the one”. To Mindy, the perfect location to spend Cupid’s day is at the top of the Empire State Building. So, when it becomes clear her current beau is in love with his own female best friend in a very “When Harry Met Sally”-esque way, her dreams slowly begin to fall apart. The episode is the perfect one to give laughs for the ones yearning for love but never receiving it yet. 

This episode of The Mindy Project is streaming on Hulu.

“Blood Drive,” The Office (Season 5, Episode 16)

This episode of The Office shows some of the Dunder Mifflin employees participating in a blood drive in honor of Valentine’s Day. Not in the Valentine’s Day spirit is Office Manager Michael Scott, who is still reeling from his breakup with HR Representative Holly Flax and the only person who matches his level of unseriousness. While donating blood, Michael falls for a woman who is also donating blood and throws a singles mixer in hopes of finding that woman and connection once again. Meanwhile, established office couples Jim and Pam, and Phyllis and Bob Vance from Vance Refrigeration go on a Valentine’s Day lunch double date that has the latter couple skipping out on the meal to go hook up in the bathroom, leaving a perplexed Jim and Pam at the dinner table.

 This episode of The Office is streaming on Peacock.

Ebenezer Nkunda

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