Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode:
00:42 Dancing with the Stars: We have a winner! And a couple hours of faffing about! And a merciful lack of barefoot contemporaries! And shirtless reindeers!
15:47 The West Wing: Speaking of winners, President Bartlet triumphs in a debate in "Game On." And we win because Joshua Malina's character, Will Bailey, arrives on the scene.
28:06 Challenge Round: Sitcom Thanksgivings: Terri challenged Catherine to watch two Thanksgiving-themed episodes of TV: WKRP's classic "Turkeys Away" (which Catherine had somehow missed these last 40 years) and How I Met Your Mother's "Slapsgiving". We compare and contrast the sitcom of yore with the one of ... more recent yore, and we're thankful for both. Mentioned: Little House on the Podcast.
For next week, Catherine challenged Terri to watch The Big Sick. Plus, we'll watch The West Wing's "Election Night" and also start catching up on The Good Place with episodes 3, 4, and 5 from season 1 ("Tahani Al-Jamil," "Jason Mendoza," and "Category 55 Emergency Doomsday").
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