I have weddings on the brain. No, I am not getting ready to walk down the aisle myself (thank God!). I’m just excited about the wedding I’m going to in a week, for one of my best friends from grad school. It’s in New York City, the invitation came in its own freaking box, and it is guaranteed to be an amazing experience.
I thought this week I would talk about my favorite television weddings (and when I say television weddings, I mean those that took place on sitcoms or dramas, not real life ones that were televised, like Prince William and Kate Middleton). But as I started to think about weddings, I realized not that many stood out.
One of the first to come to mind was Luke and Laura on General Hospital, which is kind of weird because I wasn’t even alive when they wed, but understandable because it was a major story when it happened. I also thought of Jesse and Becky on Full House (which involved Jesse skydiving, getting arrested, and then being saved by a gospel choir), and two weddings on Roseanne: Jackie and Fred and Darlene and David. Jackie and Fred’s was comical, with Jackie feeding their infant son Andy at the altar. David and Darlene’s went off without a hitch, until Dan had a heart attack (and, we learn during the final show of the series, died).
Other than that, I am struggling to think of a super memorable TV wedding. Sure, David and Donna finally got married after 10 years on Beverly Hills, 90210, but it really wasn’t some epic moment. What am I missing? Or what is a terribly underrated on-screen nuptial that you just can’t forget?