Friday, November 6, 2020


I was so fixated on the election results through the week, and then on Saturday I was celebrating the projection of Joe Biden’s win, that I never launched this latest entry into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame.  That’s a good thing, because I could go back in and change some of the “wishy-washy will she be or won’t she be?” text.  Beginning with this:

Ladies and gentlemen, as the first Friday Hall of Famer for this November, I’m proud to present….

From Wikipedia:
Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden (née Jacobs, formerly Stevenson; born June 3, 1951) is an American educator who was second lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to Joe Biden, the 47th vice president of the United States and the nominee for the president of the United States in the 2020 election.

O’Bservation – What you just read was the Wikipedia article as of November 02, 2020.  It has been rewritten to reflect that she is now the First Lady Designate and that her husband is the President Elect and will be the 46th President of the United States January 20, 2021.

Some of you familiar with the TVXOHOF may have noticed that Joe Biden is not currently in the Hall.  Even though he has more credits than his wife, there are no plans to induct him… this year.  This man has prevented a second term for the current POTUS – who was inducted into the Hall as the April Fool nominee in 2009 – and so deserves the monthly showcase, which he will get next November.

Here are the credits which have landed the televersion of Dr. Biden into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame:

Army Wives- Mud, Sweat & Tears (2010)
As part of Dr. Biden’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the service and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and their families, she will appear as herself in the episode entitled “Mud, Sweat, and Tears.”  Dr. Biden visits Fort Marshall to kick off the post’s annual “Fun Run,” a road race and obstacle course for the local community and post families, in support of a summer camp for children of military families.  While on post, Dr. Biden also visits with military spouses to discuss some of the challenges their families face on a daily basis while their loved ones are deployed.

Dr. Biden, who along with First Lady Michelle Obama is helping to forge an enduring national commitment to support military families, also filmed a public service announcement (PSA) encouraging all Americans to take part.

Parks and Recreation
- One Last Ride (2015)
As the team gathers one final time before they go their separate ways, we look 10 years into the future for each team member.

Leslie Knope, the onetime Pawnee parks director turned city councilwoman who's now working in D.C. for the Department of the Interior, and her husband, now-Indiana Rep. Ben Wyatt, are dining at the Bidens' home. Jill Biden warns dinner guests that there will be "no shop talk" at dinner.

Dr. Biden:
"If you want to discuss politics, you're going to have to wait until after dinner - I'm looking at you, Leslie."

President Joe Biden:
"The last time we played charades, [Leslie] spent three and a half hours here."
Dr. Biden:
"You're just mad because you lost."

The Night Shift
- Moving On (2015)
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were part of the Joining Forces Initiative, which promotes health resources for veterans.  The JFI aims to “illustrate the healing, resilience and sense of purpose that veterans, such as San Antonio Memorial’s own TC Callahan (played by Eoin Macken), have found when they get the support they need.” [Press release]

The televersions of Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden called upon their serlinguistic skills to filmed a PSA about veterans’ mental health with ‘Night Shift’ stars Jill Flint, Robert Bailey Jr. and Macken.

 Clue Giver
- Teachers Tournament Semifinal Game 1 (2016)
- Episode #33.11 (2016)
- Episode #33.67 (2016)

Welcome to the Hall, Dr. Biden.  Thank you for your service so far.  All the best for these next four years.   

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