Audience Participation: What’s Your Favorite Extreme Weather Episode?

I’m a sucker for a good TV storm. Strand your characters somewhere, huddle them together, make them talk things out, I’m sold. TV storms are so much better than real-life storms.

So while those of us in the Northeast ride out Nemo (which is not an ok name if you’re not a cute little Clownfish), I thought I’d check in with you. What are your favorite extreme weather episodes? What blizzards, hurricanes, floods, avalanches, earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, etc. have brought out the best in people? Let me know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter, and I’ll include you in the finished post! Bonus points to anyone who can find a way to categorize the Friends blackout as an extreme weather event. You, like gum, are perfection.

chandler blackout


  1. I’ve been meaning to respond to this FOREVER. My pick would be the 6th season X-Files episode “The Rain King.” It’s one of the more light-hearted episodes of the series. Mulder and Scully travel to a small town in Texas to investigate some strange weather events. Heart-shaped hail, cows picked up by twisters, etc. Everything is happening around a no-good shyster named Daryl Mootz who calls himself “The Rain King” and claims he can end the drought that’s plagued the town. For a fee, of course. It turns out though, that the weather is actually affected by the inner feelings of town meteorologist Holman Hardt, who’s been harboring a secret crush on Daryl’s ex-girlfriend Sheila for years. It’s an incredibly sweet episode of a creepy series. And it’s always fun to see how normal people react to and interpret Mulder and Scully’s relationship. As an avid M/S shipper, my favorite part is when Scully is having a heart-to-heart with Sheila about Holman, who she swears she only sees as a friend.

    “Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.”

    I’m reaaaaaaal sure you’re just talking about Holman there, Scully. Very, very convinced.


    1. Well I definitely haven’t finished the post yet, so it’s alllll good 🙂 And thanks for not only explaining the episode, but continuing to do that thing you do where you make me convinced that I should watch the X-Files as soon as I have time.

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