5 must-see episodes on MeTV this week of April 3
A wedding, a kangaroo and a thick pair of spectacles make for some classic episodes.
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April is here, and we're not foolin' around when it comes to delivering classic television. Well, these highlights will make you laugh. Of course, we also have some chills, suspense and drama on tap, too.
Let's get to the highlights — five classic episodes of five timeless series!
The Beverly Hillbillies "The Giant Jackrabbit"
Tuesday 4 at 7:30AM | 6:30C
When it aired, this riotous episode became the most-viewed telecast in history. It remains the most-watched half-hour sitcom of all time. A mind-boggling 65% of all American television sets were tuned in to watch the Clampetts encounter a kangaroo on January 8, 1964, Elvis' 29th birthday.
The Twilight Zone "Time Enough at Last"
Tuesday 4 at 12:30AM | 11:30C
The greatest Twilight Zone episode ever? Many think so. The wonderful Burgess Meredith, a Twilight go-to, memorably plays a myopic bibliophile with incredibly thick glasses. What could go wrong?
Bonanza "The Decision"
Saturday 8 at 2PM | 1C
This fourth season episode from 1962 hold a unique place in Star Trek lore. It is the extremely rare story to feature two of the original Enterprise doctors. guest star together in this episode; John Hoyt, who played Dr. Phillip Boyce in the series' one-hour pilot, and DeForest Kelley, who we all know as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, both guest star in this Western. Oh, and Kelley plays a doctor here, too.
Star Trek "The Man Trap"
Saturday 8 at 9PM | 8C
Speaking of the early days of Star Trek, we start back at the beginning with "The Man Trap," the first broadcast episode of the legendary sci-fi show. See how it all began, and try to imagine (or remember) what it was like to see this for the first time in September 1966.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Ted's Wedding"
Sunday 9 at 1AM | 12C
Wedding episodes tend to come when a sitcom has run out of ideas, but leave it to Mary Tyler Moore to turn the trope on its head. Ted and Georgette agree to marry at the spur of the moment in Mary's tiny apartment. Enter John Ritter, who plays a freshly minted minister in tennis shorts who oversees the event. Murray writes Ted's vow, naturally, and the results are hilarious.