Blog readers, I need some backup from you. Am I crazy, or do sitcoms sometimes have episodes where people go on fake dates? Like, Corey for Boy Meets World asks someone to be his pretend girlfriend, so he can impress "the boys". Or maybe Felix Unger has been lying to his overbearing mother for years, and now that she's coming to visit, he has to pretend he's married.
I think my favorite variation of this was on Full House, when Danny was forced to bring a fake girlfriend with him, so he could be on a dating TV show. The two of them ended up winning the award for "couple that knows the most about each other", even though they had never met before.
My next question is if sitcoms ever have fake children plotlines. Like, Joey from Full House pretends that Baby Michelle is his daughter, so he can pick up girls at the supermarket. Or my mom comes to visit from California, so I ask my wacky next door neighbor if I can pass off his kids as my own. Hilarity ensues.
I'm asking, because I mentioned something like this to a friend, and he thought I was crazy.