Season 2 Episode 10

The Consequences of Falling

Aired Unknown Dec 15, 2000 on The WB

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  • The best Christmas episode I have ever seen of any show.

    In this parody of It's A Wonderful Life, Harrison takes on the lead role and sees what the world would be like if he had never been born. It is a more serious turn for Popular, but there are still the classic series moments that are funny.

    Harrison is in the middle of a serious storyline, where he is suffering from leukemia. While it is a difficult subject, the show treated it delicately and with sensitivity, leading up to this episode. Harrison reflects on his life, and it is very revealing and emotional.

    Every year at Christmas since the episode aired, I break out my VHS tape and cry my way through the show. Christopher Gorham gives a brilliant and poignant performance as Harrison, and the other actors are tremendous as the supporting cast in this episode. Harrison's illness really puts not only the season but life into perspective and is a reminder to be grateful for all the little things in life. It is a beautiful episode.