When the Harts want to continue their Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday shopping instead of eating a meal as a family, Violet tries to show them the error of their ways. Meanwhile, Jenny and Wayne recall how they first met.
At The Last Supper, while closing up, Jesus tells Jenny that she should go Black Friday shopping, but Jenny tells him that they're just celebrating Thanksgiving and not Black Friday because it's what Violet wanted.
At the dinner table for Thanksgiving (Black Friday Eve), Wayne, Jenny, and Betty are looking at Black Friday deals in booklets, making Violet upset that the family only cares about Black Friday deals, rather than spending time together as a family. Betty prays for 15 minutes, annoying Jenny and Violet. While she is praying, the gravy goes cold. Jenny goes to her microwave to heat it up, but it breaks down, electrocuting her when she touches the bowl. Wayne tries to fix it by shutting off the power but it attracts all the metal items in the kitchen like a magnet. Jenny recalls getting the broken microwave on Black Friday at the Mega-Lo-Mart 10 years ago.
As Jenny tells the story, Betty and Jenny are packing Thanksgiving food to eat while in line in plastic bags. The Mega-Lo-Mart opens at 12am Black Friday and the customers all rush in to the store, fighting each other for deals. Jenny (with a 3-year old Violet in the stroller) is split from Betty when the crowd pushes them.
Betty finds the last pair of pink Ugg (she pronounces them as Ugg-Uggs) boots on a shelf but as she grabs it, Crystalynn is revealed to be grabbing the other half of the boots. They grab against each other like a tug-of-war, breaking the boots. Then, they both see a lady who has a ton of Ugg boots. They team up to distract her to get a pair. The lady is revealed to have friend (or family) guarding her cart while she gets food, but Betty and Crystalynn distract them with a free food sign, leaving the cart unguarded. Betty distracts the lady by asking the lady about makeup and skin care, while Crystalynn grabs two pairs of the Ugg boots from the cart.
Jenny stops by to look for some items. While she's looking, Violet leaves her stroller. Violet gets upset that Jenny lost her, but Jenny claims she left her stroller on her own. While wandering around, Violet bumps into Wayne, who is shopping with Leonard to start a business. Leonard suggests they drop her off at the kids club, which has too many kids and not enough space, so they can continue shopping. Feeling bad, Wayne denies to leave Violet and tells Leonard he can look himself. Wayne realizes he has a whole store to find her mother, so he asks Violet for a clue. She starts drawing on his shirt, so Wayne comes up with an idea.
Jenny stops by to look at a cheap microwave when a lady steals her stroller, which reveals Violet isn't in there. Fearing for her life, she searches the whole store for Violet. She checks the kids club, and the older kids tell her that two men (Wayne and Leonard) took her. Jenny continues to look around the whole store.
Wayne rips a page off a notebook and hands Violet the paper. She draws what Jenny is wearing. Wayne is able to find Jenny with the clues. Leonard drops the vacuum cleaner because he can't carry it and loses it to Randy, who falls with the vacuum cleaner in the box falling on him. Just then, Brenda is able to save Jenny's microwave from being taken. Thankful Wayne found Violet, Jenny feels bad that Wayne and Leonard weren't able to get a vacuum cleaner and claims she has one they can use.
As the flashback story ends, while back in the present, it is revealed that Jenny lied about having a vacuum because she wanted Wayne to call her, hence how they met and started dating. Violet starts to cry on the inside (wearing sunglasses to cover it up) giving thanks to her family because of the story Jenny told and agrees to go Black Friday shopping with them, because now she knows why it means so much for them. When Jenny and Betty leave to prepare for Black Friday shopping, Wayne stays behind and gives Violet the drawing she drew 10 years ago as a memory, as it was revealed he kept it in his wallet. They cry and share a hug.
In the line at the Mega-Lo-Mart, Violet asks what happened to Betty's Ugg boots. Betty tells her that she stopped wearing them when Crystalynn wore the same thing to church. An unseen fight is prepared to start between the two.
FOX promotional images
- This episode got 2.7 million views on FOX on airdate.
- This is the first episode to be based on a flashback story.
- This is the seventh produced episode in the first production cycle.
- This episode was submitted to the 72nd Television Academy Emmys for 2020 in July for consideration for Outstanding Animated Program, but did not get nominated.
- A sequel episode titled "Mega-Lo-Memories: Part Deux" aired on November 22, 2020.
- "Mega-Lo-Memories" press release via The Futon Critic
- "Mega-Lo-Memories" at the US Copyright Database
- "Mega-Lo-Memories" on IMDb
- "Mega-Lo-Memories" script via TV Show Transcripts
Bless the Harts episodes
|1||"Hug N' Bugs" • "Can't Get There from Here" • "Jenny Unfiltered" • "Cremains of the Day" • "Trash Twins" • "Pig Trouble in Little Greenpoint" • "Myrtle Beach Memoirs" • "Mega-Lo-Memories" • "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" • "Tying the Not"|
|2||"Violet's Secret" • "The Last Supper" • "My Best Frenda" • "Dead Mall" • "Pound Pinchers" • "The McEntire Truth" • "Mega-Lo-Memories: Part Deux" • "Pumped" • "Invasion of the Potty Snatcher" • "Crappy Death Day" • "Big Pimpin'" • "The Dogchurian Candidate" • "Trollin' With The Homies" • "Nose Bud" • "Dance Dance Resolution" • "Easter's 11" • "Hot Tub-tation" • "Hoot 'N Haw" • "The Drincan Temple" • "When You Lose, You Win" • "Haul Force One" • "Toni with an i" • "Tiny Pies" • "Betty's Birthday"|
|See also: Episode Guide|