Created By: ACarlssin on February 21, 2012 Last Edited By: ACarlssin on November 10, 2012

Episode in Vegas

The main characters spend a few days in Las Vegas

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Is this common enough to be tropable? If yes, then it'll need a better description, because mine sucks.

Basically, an episode of a TV show (or other episodic medium) when several members of the main cast (or even the entire main cast) spend the majority of the episode in Las Vegas. Tropes associated with Las Vegas (gambling, losing all their money, getting unexpectedly married, Seigfried & Roy) are mandatory.

  • Rugrats had an episode where everybody went to Vegas. They all ditched Stu, leaving him to babysit all the kids. Grandpa Lou won some giant sacks of money, which he later had to throw away to create a distraction. Contained Seigfried & Roy expys.
  • One episode of the Simpsons had Ned Flanders deciding his life was too boring, and he asked Homer to show him how to be wild and spontaneous. Homer took Ned to Vegas: They lost all of their money, got drunk, woke up hung over and married (even though they're both already married), but then their "new" wives left them for Seigfried & Roy.
  • The Drew Carey Show had a 4-way crossover with 3 other shows that took place in Las Vegas. Each of the 4 shows had an episode that could stand on its own, but had characters from the other 3 shows appearing in it. (If anyone could remember the other 3 shows and list them, it would be appreciated.)
  • Bosom Buddies had an episode where the gang went to Vegas (or perhaps Monaco) and won a big pile of money, then lost it again a few minutes later.
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  • February 21, 2012
    Friends had "The One in Vegas (1)" and "the One in Vegas (2)". Chandler and Monica get engaged, Ross and Rachel get drunk-married, Joey finds his Hand Twin, and Phoebe gets thrown out of the casino.
  • February 21, 2012
    ^ Did all that happen in one of the two episodes? Or are those events from both episodes put together?
  • February 21, 2012
    ^It was an hour long episode written to be split into two parts for syndication. All of those happened during the two parts, mostly the first.
  • February 21, 2012
  • February 21, 2012
    Angel The House Always Wins. The gang went to see Lorne, who had a singing act, and found out he was being held captive and forced to help steal casino customers' destinies. Angel spent the time talking about meeting some of the old time Vegas guys, and crashing Elvis's wedding.

    Shows like 'Vegas' and 'CSI' don't count, correct?
  • February 21, 2012
    We have Viva Las Vegas, which already lists all these except the Bosom Buddies one.
  • February 21, 2012
    Bosom Buddies was definitely Monaco.

    EDIT: Sorry, I mean Monte Carlo.
  • February 22, 2012
    I thought we had an old, old trope for the Vegas Episode! It has a fairly healthy number of intrawiki inbound links at 200, so what should we do to make it healthier?
  • February 23, 2012
    So, we already have this. OK, then.
  • October 26, 2012
    Discard? Although I like the name Vegas Episode.
  • November 10, 2012
    Duplicate, discarding.