Sunday, January 2, 2022

Announcing the 8th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon

I am announcing A Shroud of Thoughts' eighth annual "Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon". The first seven years were fairly successful, so I am looking forward to another year's worth of good blog posts. For those unfamiliar with the Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, it is a blogathon in which bloggers write entries about their favourite episodes of their favourite classic television shows. This year it will take place on March 18th, 19th, and 20th 2022.

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 at 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 or daytime soap opera, 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 1997 (nothing from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, let alone Blackish). 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. Law & Order debuted in 1990 and ran until 2010, so that its final season aired after 1997. Because Law & Order is over 25 years old, however, one could still write about an episode that aired in the 2009-2010 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. In keeping with ground rule no. 4, I am asking that if you participated in the past years' blogathons that you write about a different episode from what you did the past years. That having been said, you could write about an episode from the same show.  If you wrote about the Star Trek episode "Amok Time" last year, then you could write about the Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" this year.

6. I am not going to schedule days for individual posts. All I ask is that the posts be made on or between March 18, March 19, or March 20 2022.

7. On March 18 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 simply comment below or you can get a hold of me either on Twitter at mercurie80 or at my email:  mercurie80 at

Below is a roster of participants and the topics they are covering. Come March 18 I will make a post that will include all of the posts in the blogathon.

Cinematic Scribblings: The Adventures of Pete & Pete, "Grounded for Life;"Little House on the Prairie, "Goodbye, Mrs. Wilder"

Realweegiemidget Reviews:  The Colbys, "Crossroads"

A Shroud of Thoughts: Maverick, "Hadley's Hunters"

Taking Up Room
: The Wonder Years, "Dance with Me"

By Rich Watson: The Twilight Zone, "The Mighty Casey"

Caftan Woman: Perry Mason, "The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise"

Dubsism: The Rockford Files, "Foul on the First Play"

Dennis Bedard: Hogan's Heroes, "The War is Over"

CineMaven's Essays from the Couch: The Golden Girls, "Isn't It Romantic?"

wolffian classic movies digest: Batman, "Fine Feathered Finks"/"The Penguin's a Jinx"

Whimsically Classic: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, "Rhoda the Beautiful"

Old Books and Movies: Bonanza, "The Wooing of Abigail Jones"

Hamlette's Soliloquy: Five Mile Creek, "Good Old Reliable Me"

The Caffeinated Fangirl: Combat!, "Billy the Kid"

Another Old Movie Blog: Peter Gunn, "Sing a Song of Murder"

Moon in Gemini: The Odd Couple, "Password"

Crítica Retrô: Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinx: "Jinx Jr."

Below are some graphics you can use for the blogathon (or you can always make your own)!


Erin said...

I'd like to write about "Sick Day," a 1994 episode of The Adventures of Pete & Pete. My blog is Cinematic Scribblings: Thank you!

Realweegiemidget Reviews said...

Hi Terence, would love to join with possibly two.. firstly can I do Baywatch (started 1989, but an episode from 1999) S9 Ep 18 Water Dance and possibly (if I have time or if this Baywatch episode is not allowed)... The New Avengers, The New Avengers Angels of Death Se2 Ep2 from 1977)

Thanks for doing this again and love the banners, have a feeling Betty would approve xx

Realweegiemidget Reviews said...

Ps Don't forget to add it in our blogging group's events section on FB!!!

Caftan Woman said...

I have been thinking about this since last year's blogathon and still have settled on an episode! Be back later.

Rebecca Deniston said...

Hi, Terence, I'd like to write about the "Dance With Me" episode of "The Wonder Years," please. So glad you brought this back again. :-)

Caftan Woman said...

OK. I've settled on PERRY MASON: The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise, 1966. Can't wait to get going!

Rich said...

Put me down for the TWILIGHT ZONE episode “The Mighty Casey.”

Rich said...

Put me down for the TWILIGHT ZONE episode “The Mighty Casey.”

Rich said...

Put me down for the TWILIGHT ZONE episode “The Mighty Casey.”

J-Dub said...

I would like to join with another episode of The Rockford Files - This time from Season Two "Foul on the First Play"

J-Dub from Dubsism -

Evil Woman Blues said...

Hogan's Heroes: "The War Is Over."

CineMaven said...

Hi there Terence!! And HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!!

I would like to participate in your 8th ANNUAL FAVOURITE TV SHOW EPISODE Blogathon. My entry would be Season 2 Episode 5 of "THE GOLDEN GIRLS" in the episode called: "ISN'T IT ROMANTIC." And features Betty White as the object of Lois Nettleton's affection.

Whaddya say? Am I in?

Theresa aka CineMaven
CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

jadedartemiz said...

I would love to review "Fine Feathered Finks" and "The Penguin's a Jinx" form batman 66. as i may also discuss my love of batman in the artcle with other things i adore form other batman shows. fa wolffian classic movies digest

Kayla said...

Can I write about "Rhoda, the Beautiful" from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" ?

Whimsically Classic


Erin said...

Could I possibly change my Pete & Pete episode from "Sick Day" to "Grounded for Life"? Thank you.

Johanna said...

I would like to do the Bonanza episode "The Wooing of Abigail Jones"

Hamlette (Rachel) said...

I've been trying and trying to decide on an episode to review for this. So many options! I have finally settled on the Five Mile Creek episode "Good Old Reliable Me" that aired in 1984. Looking forward to it!

Eva said...

Excited for this! I'd like to review the Combat! episode 'Billy the Kid'. :) And my blog is

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

I'm a little late to the party, but I'd like to take PETER GUNN, "Sing a Song of Murder" episode. Thank you!

Debbie Vega said...

Hi, I've decided to start doing blogathons again! I would like to write about the "Password" episode of The Odd Couple. Thanks!

Erin said...

Could I do a second post on “Goodbye, Mrs. Wilder,” an episode of Little House on the Prairie? My “Grounded for Life” post is ready, so I have some extra time. Thanks again!


Hi, Terry!
I'm late commenting because I didn't know if I'd have time to participate but turns out I will! I'd like to write about the Jinks Jr episode of the Hannah-Barbera cartoon Pixie, Dixie and Mr Jinks.
Le from Critica Retro

Realweegiemidget Reviews said...

Hi Terence, here's my post for the blogathon and you've been tagged...

Erin said...

Here's my Pete & Pete post: I'll have my Little House on the Prairie post for you over the weekend, though I think I'll be doing a different episode, if that's okay. Thanks!

Terence Towles Canote said...

That's okay, Erin!

The Metzinger Sisters said...

Hi Terence! If you can squeeze in another post, I'd love to write about You Have Just Been Murdered, one of my favorite episodes of The Avengers. I'm hoping to have that up later today or tomorrow morning at the latest.

Terence Towles Canote said...

Definitely, I can always use another post!