Here are the ground rules:
1. Posts in the blogathon must be about an episode from a scripted drama. Episodes of reality shows, talk shows, game shows, and variety shows are ineligible. That having been said, posts can be on episodes from any genre of scripted dramas: animated shows, anthology shows, detective shows, police procedurals, science fiction shows, situation comedies, and so on. I also have to say that episodes can be from scripted dramas that aired any time of day. They don't have to be from prime time alone. If one wanted to write about his or her favourite episode from his or her favourite Saturday morning cartoon, one could.
2. Because this blogathon is dedicated to classic television and I think a classic is something that must have stood the test of time, episodes must be from shows that are at least 25 years old. That means one cannot write posts on episodes from shows that debuted after 1990 (nothing from Friends, let alone The Big Bang Theory). Now here I want to point out that the episode itself does not have to be 25 years old, only the show on which it aired. Cheers debuted in 1982 and ran until 1993, so that its final seasons aired after 1990. Because Cheers is well over 25 years old, however, one could still write about an episode that aired in the 1992-1993 season.
3. Given my love of British television, it should come as no surprise that posts do not have to be about episodes from American shows alone. Posts can be about episodes from any show from any country as long as the show is a scripted drama and debuted over 25 years ago. If you want to write about your favourite episode of The Saint, The Little Hobo, Jaianto Robo, or Escrava Isaura, you can.
4. I am asking that there please be no duplicates. That having been said, if someone has already chosen to cover "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" from The Twilight Zone, someone else could still write about another Twilight Zone episode.
5. I am not going to schedule days for individual posts. All I ask is that the posts be made on or between 27 March, 28 March, or 29 March 2015.
6. On 27 March I will set up the page for the blogathon. I ask that you link your posts to that page. If you want you can use one of the graphics below or make your own!
If you want to participate in the Favourite Television Show Episode Blogathon, you can get a hold of me either on Twitter at mercurie80 or at my email: mercurie80 at gmail.com, or you can simply comment below.
Below I is a roster of participants and the topics they are covering. Come 27 March I will make a post that will include all of the posts in the blogathon.
Classic Movie Hub: Green Acres
The Movie Rat: Alfred Hitchcock Presents ""Incident in a Small Jail"
Barry Bradford--Speaking for a Change: Quantum Leap "The Leap Home"
A Shroud of Thoughts: The Avengers "A Touch of Brimstone"
The HORN Section: F Troop "Our Brave in F Troop"
The Man on the Flying Trapeze: The Dick Van Dyke Show "Scratch My Car and Die"
Sister Celluloid: The Twilight Zone "Ring-A-Ding Girl"
How Sweet It Was: Star Trek "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
A Mythical Monkey: Lost in Space "No Place to Hide" (Pilot)
Prowler Needs a Jump :The Outer Limits "The Invisible Enemy"
TV Annotations: Murder, She Wrote "The Days Dwindle Down"
The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: The Wild Wild West "The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth"
Crítica Retrô: Get Smart "Mr. Big"
Margaret Perry: Are You Being Served "The Hold Up"
Caftan Woman: Ironside "One Hour to Kill"
In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: The Barbara Stanwyck Show "The Miraculous Journey Of Tadpole Chan"
TV Yesteryear: Lost in Space "All That Glitters"
Moon in Gemini: Fawlty Towers "Gourmet Night"
Girls Do Film: Twin Peaks “Zen, Or The Skill To Catch A Killer”
Wolffian Classics Movies Digest: Bewitched, " A Is for Aardvark"
Speakeasy: Have Gun--Will Travel "The Long Night"
Movie Movie Blog Blog: Monty Python's Flying Circus "The Cycling Tour"
The Second Sentence: The Virginian "Siege"
Kevman's Blog: The Partridge Family "But the Memory Lingers On"
Hamlette's Soliloquy: Combat! "The Walking Wounded"
Musing of an Introvert: I Love Lucy "Vacation from Marriage"
Solidmoonlight: The Dick Van Dyke Show "It May Look Like a Walnut"
The Wonderful World of Cinema: The Donna Reed Show "The Caravan"
Pop Culture Reverie. : Twin Peaks "Pilot"
Coffee, Classics and Craziness: Combat "Masquerade"
The Stop Button: The Twilight Zone "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"