But some people would rather stay indoors with a couple of good friends instead of celebrating surrounded by hundreds of strangers. If that’s the case, there are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day–themed TV show episodes to check out. These are some of the best and most hilarious options.
'The Office' — “St. Patrick’s Day" (Season 6, Episode 19)
An episode of The Office titled “St. Patrick’s Day" showcases the power struggle between Michael Scott and Jo Bennett. She encourages everyone in the office to stay late at work to prove they’re willing to go above and beyond.
Michael, on the other hand, finally stops worrying about her judgment and allows the employees to head out. More than anything, he's ready for everyone to drink and party together.
'30 Rock' — “St. Patrick’s Day" (Season 6, Episode 12)
An episode of 30 Rock titled “St. Patrick’s Day" is all about Liz making the decision to stay home with her boyfriend, Criss, during the popular holiday. She's looking forward to hanging out at home and getting some quality time in with him.
When her ex-boyfriend, Dennis, shows up on her doorstep talking about his heartache, her plans instantly change. Celebrating her Irish heritage was originally on her mind, but Liz’s complicated romantic situation puts a major snag on that.
'How I Met Your Mother' — “No Tomorrow" (Season 3, Episode 12)
No one likes to party as much as Barney from How I Met Your Mother. In the show's St. Patrick’s Day episode titled “No Tomorrow," he’s ready to do green Jell-O shots and meet some pretty women. Instead of partying, the rest of his social circle wants to hang out at Lily and Marshall's new apartment to play board games.
In other words, Barney’s friends are keeping things super low-key. The major issue that pops up is when they learn the new apartment is totally crooked.
'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia' — “Charlie Catches a Leprechaun" (Season 11, Episode 8)
An episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia titled “Charlie Catches a Leprechaun" is perfect to watch on St. Patrick’s Day this year. It’s all about Mac and Charlie's hunt for a kleptomaniac who also happens to be a leprechaun!
Dennis isn’t too focused on catching anyone in this episode though. Instead, he's dedicated to making sure the mobile form of Paddy's Pub is able to start generating money for the group.
'Bob's Burgers' — "Flat-Top o' the Morning to Ya" (Season 10, Episode 16)
This later episode of Bob's Burgers is an easy classic. While Bob wants to keep things *classy* for St. Paddy's Day, Linda and Teddy are eager to celebrate the holiday. They begin by dying the beer green, a common thing to do for the holiday, but then they get carried away, dying everything edible: sauce, fries, and burger patties.
We may love St. Paddy, but no one wants a green patty. Luckily, when the classy customers turn the food away, the drunken street partyers come in to devour the food.
'The Afterparty' — "High School" (Season 1, Episode 5)
Episode 5 of Apple TV Plus's The Afterparty dives into the St. Patrick's Day incident 15 years older through Walt's perspective. The story is told in the style of a teen drama, with lots of 2000s fashion, drinking, and everything one could imagine from a cringey St. Patrick's Day high school party. It's not only hilarious but provides some answers to the mystery of The Afterparty.
'South Park' — "Credigree Weed St. Patrick's Day Special" (Season 25, Episode 6)
One of the best things about South Park's recent seasons is how self-aware they are when it comes to exploring the many societal and political issues of today. The 25th season's finale is also its St. Parick's Day episode, during which Randy's weed farm, Tegridy Farms, competes with Steve's Credigree Weed to sell a special St. Paddy's blend. As they argue over who's appropriating which culture, Randy ends up in jail with Butters.
Earlier in the episode, Butters playfully pinches a student who's not wearing green, but because she did not consent (and was wearing green socks), Butters goes to jail for sexual assault. This hilarious episode mocks society while ending by reminding us of the true message of St. Patrick's Day: "getting drunk and performing sexual acts."