10 of the Best Passover Episodes
Your Favorite Shows Do Passover
Whatever Passover means to you — whether it’s a week spent boycotting Panera Bread or getting in touch with your family and heritage, these Passover-themed episodes of your favorite shows (along with heaps of chocolate jelly rings and Manischewitz) will help you celebrate the holiday.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: "The Seder"
After learning that his new neighbor is not only a sex offender, but a bald one, Larry invites the man to his Seder in the hopes of proving he's just misunderstood, thereby reclaiming the glorious reputation of the bald community. Along the way, Larry has to contend with a shady doctor and sniff out who rigged the search for the Afikoman.
Rugrats: "A Rugrats Passover"
After Angelica dismisses Passover, the rugrats find themselves locked in the attic of Tommy’s Grandpa Boris, who recounts the origin story of Passover to the kids. The rugrats then make appearances as Biblical figures in his retelling, with Tommy playing Moses, and Angelica taking on the role of the Pharaoh.
South Park: "Jewpacabra"
"Cartman's Passover Holiday Special" finds South Park in a panic following supposed recent sightings of Jewpacabra, the "horrific, four-legged creature from Mexico that sucks the blood of goats," said to emerge on Passover. With Easter and Passover overlapping, Cartman insists the creature will threaten the upcoming Easter festivities, and the town searches for the Jewpacabra, by any means necessary.
Family Guy: "Family Goy"
Following a health scare, Lois learns that she's actually Jewish, and her family tries to acclimate to their newfound identity — and Peter's new appearance — during Passover.
Sports Night: "April is the Cruelest Month"
With the threat of budget cuts swirling and Natalie's job at risk, Dan decides to host a Seder as a means of extending an olive branch to Casey, for the way he treated him on-air.
Saturday Night Live: “Elijah the Prophet at a Seder”
This Seder is not different from any other — it begins with Adam Sandler asking the age-old question that plagues every Passover table, "When can we eat?" — except it is. Jerry Seinfeld shows up at the door, in the form of the elusive Elijah — going "door to door, drinking wine, it's a non-stop party."
Saturday Night Live: “Weekend Update: Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy Explains Passover with His Dad” (feat. Billy Crystal)
Jacob the recent Bar Mitzvah Boy (Vanessa Bayer) made another appearance on Weekend Update, this time to promote his podiatrist father (Billy Crystal) and teach viewers about Passover. Complete with a Yankee Kippah, and references to grinding at a BBYO dance, Jacob is sure to give you flashbacks to your Hebrew School heyday.
The Nanny: "The Passed-Over Story"
Fran's getting ready to celebrate Passover when she learns that both Maxwell and Maggie have taken to her rival from high school, who will be starring in Maxwell's new play, with Maggie trying for the role of her assistant.
Gossip Girl: "Seder Anything"
Serena (Blake Lively) may or may not have wed Gabriel (Armie Hammer), the Waldorfs are hosting Passover with Cyrus in charge, and Dan proclaims his love for Serena for all to see. What happens at the Seder, definitely doesn't stay at the Seder.
Shalom Sesame: "Jerusalem Jones and the Lost Afikoman"
Before she was conquering the streets of Manhattan as Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker was Jerusalem Jones, who has to contend with the missing Afikoman on this adaptation of Sesame Street, Shalom Sesame.