When I was in college, Marvel Comics released several inexplicable swimsuit specials for fans who wondered about Wonder Man’s junk or Psylocke’s love of the slingshot thong. Memorable for all the wrong reasons, they’re an example of the beach episode tradition seen in manga, a tradition that even the gang from ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ has honored. Everyone from The Brady Bunch to the Dinosaucers have taken an episode off to go swimming, leading to today’s trapped-in-the-RV query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still thinks that Inferno and Matter-Eater Lad making such a hash of the Legion’s trip to Atlantis has to be up there for me, asking: What’s the best break-in-the-action beach episode in all of pop culture?
The one with Fonzie on water skis.
The Friends episode at the beach. Joey digs a huge hole that gets filled with water, the gang plays strip poker, Rachel convinces Ross’s girlfriend to shave her head, Monica gets stung by a jellyfish and has to have Chandler help her by way of really gross remedy. It’s a great episode.