10 Best Fictional TV Vacations

Holidays have always been one of the aspects of a society that helps to bind it together, giving different people the opportunity to come together in a common celebration. While there are many holidays in the real world, there are also several that appear in various fictional settings.

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Various television series, comedies and dramas, have done a lot to flesh out their universes by creating fictional holidays. While some of them are meant to be taken lightly, there are others that are much more serious in their intent and presentation.

Whacking Day – The Simpsons

The Simpsons Strike Day

There is no doubt that The simpsons is one of the best anime series ever made and its influence on popular culture has been enormous. In one of its best episodes, it features the fictional Whacking Day holiday, in which snakes are slaughtered wholesale by the people of Springfield. Clearly, Lisa plays a key role in ending this barbaric practice, and the episode uses the holidays to provide the kind of insightful cultural and social commentary that has always been one of the show’s greatest strengths.


Freedom Day – Futurama

Futurama may not have achieved the enormous success of The simpsons, but it still has to be seen as one of Matt Groenig’s best creations. Part of that stems from his ability to create extremely funny storylines, such as Freedom Day.

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As the name suggests, this is a party aimed at giving celebrants the freedom to do whatever they want without consequence. Of course, there are actually consequences to this case, and hilarity ensues, including an all-out Decapod invasion. As always in Futuramaeven a minor event can have major consequences.

Colonial Day – Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica is rightly considered one of the best sci-fi series in television history. He has a thematic and philosophical richness that sets him apart from many of his colleagues, and he repeatedly draws attention to political and social issues. Part of what makes the series so compelling is the extent of its world-building, as evident in the presence of a holiday known as Colonial Day. In this case, the holiday marks an important anniversary, namely the signing of the Articles of Colonization, which helped ensure the survival of the human race.

First Day of Contact – Star Trek

Star Trek First Contact Day Children of Mars

There is no doubt that star trek is one of the most influential television series in the history of the medium, and it has spawned numerous films and television series. As with so many other sci-fi series, what makes it so compelling is the extent to which it builds its alternate world. As the name suggests, First Contact Day commemorates when humans and Vulcans first met openly. Unsurprisingly, this event would have enormous political consequences for the entire human race.

Galentine’s Day – Parks and Recreation

Parks and recreation is one of the best feel-good sitcoms out there, and it’s full of characters who genuinely care about each other and want to make the town of Pawnee a better place. It’s no surprise that the ever-optimistic Leslie Knope has developed her own holiday, Galentine’s Day, which aims to celebrate the extraordinary friendships that often exist between and among women. It shows how much her friends and family – especially Ann Perkins and her mother – mean to Leslie and how essential they are to her happiness.

Festivals – Seinfeld

Festive dinner at "Strike"

Although the Festivus party was invented by author Daniel O’Keefe, it garnered national attention and fame when it made a memorable appearance on the hit sitcom Seinfeld. In one of the funniest episodes, Kramer and Frank Costanza decide to resurrect his celebration.

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Since it’s Frank Costanza, the holiday includes a number of elaborate and abrasive traditions, including the airing of grievances. It remains one of the funniest holidays in TV history and a reminder of why Seinfeld itself remains so enduringly popular.

Merlinpeen – 30 Rock

Frank wearing a hat that says Kung Fu Beech in 30 Rock

30 Rock is arguably one of the best sitcoms of the 2000s, and Liz Lemon remains one of Tina Fey’s best characters. Among the series’ many humorous elements is also the creation of a fictional party, Merlinpeen, which is invented by several other characters on the spot. This obviously isn’t to be taken at face value, but they still deserve credit for putting so much effort into creating this fictional celebration, even if the whole thing gives Kenneth some sort of crisis of faith. .

Robanukah – Futurama

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Futurama has the distinction of being one of the series that has more than one fictional party as part of its story. It’s not particularly surprising that, in this case, the party in question is actually Bendr’s creation. Entitled Robanukah, it is, according to the irascible robot, one of the most important days of the robotic calendar. As is often the case with this character, however, it seems to be just an excuse for him to avoid work.

Cinco De Cuatro – Arrested Development

Lucille Bluth is arguably one of the best characters to ever appear on a sitcom, and she deserves a lot of credit for helping Developers arrestedt become the freak he was (and is). Among some of his more dubious accomplishments is the creation of the Cinco de Cuatro party, which was basically designed to make celebrating Cinco de Mayo impossible for Latino residents of Newport. Unsurprisingly, this backfired and the day would become notable for several family members.

Unification Day – Firefly

Firefly's Serenity team.

Firefly is another sci-fi series that, despite its very short airtime, has still managed to build a solid reputation. The fictional Unification holiday was an important part of the series’ internal lore, as it marked the anniversary of the end of a long war between the Independents and the Allied Planets Union. As is often the case in science fiction, this particular holiday helps add texture to this fictional world.

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