5 TV Shows That Awesomely Capture Fun Room Escape Games (With Video Previews)

If you’ve never been to an escape the room game, then you’re probably wondering what the experience is like. Playing computer-based fun room escape games is fun but doesn’t really compare to the real thing.

With the popularity of escape the room games soaring all over the country and worldwide, a few TV shows have gone the length of exhibiting the escape room experience. From fictional sitcoms to reality shows, TV has jumped all in with this exciting and adventurous experience. Here are a few of my favorites.

The Big Bang Theory

Almost every escape the room enthusiast has watched this episode of The Big Bang Theory. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it’s an American comedy that has been running on CBS since September 2007. It’s 11th season will be airing from September 25, 2017.

In the 8th season, the 16th episode shows part of the cast going to an escape room. It’s the Dr. David Saltzberg lab. The good doctor had been conducting experiments to slow the aging process, before a catastrophic accident in the lab took his life and turned him into a Zombie.

The objective of the game is to get out of the room within an hour and before the scary zombie gets you. They escape by solving puzzles and following clues to open the door. Of course, with the team comprised of great scientific minds, they escape within only 6 minutes. You can watch the fun room escape games experience on YouTube.



Conan is an American late night talk show hosted by Conan O’Brien on TBS since November, 2010. In an episode aired in April, 2015, Conan takes his producer, Jordan Schlansky to an escape the room.

The room is a detective’s office in downtown Los Angeles set in the 1940s. In his usual comedic way, Conan goofs around but eventually, they make it out of the room. You can watch the episode here:

American Housewife

American Housewife is an ABC sitcom that has aired since October, 2016. In the 12th episode, housewife, Katie Otto, and her husband Jeff organize a party for their son Oliver’s 13 birthday. They turn the basement into an escape room and all the kids have a blast solving puzzles and cracking codes. Catch a preview of the episode here:

2 Broke Girls

2 Broke Girls is an American sitcom that aired on CBS since September, 2011 to March, 2017. It’s the story of two unlikely friends who work as waitresses at a diner and are trying to open their own cupcake business.

In episode 5 of season 5, Hans closes the diner for an evening to take his staff for team building at one of the local fun room escape games. The theme is Alice in Wonderland and Caroline Channing (played by Beth Behrs) is the star puzzle solver but ends up in a rabbit hole. Friendship is restored when both girls are trapped. You can watch the episode promo here:

The Middle

The Middle is an American family comedy about an Indiana middle-class family that runs on the ABC network. The show premiered in September 2009 and the 9th season starts from August, 2017.

In episode 10 of season 8, the family spends an hour at the Orson fun room escape games. The theme revolves around Dr. Insane’s lab, a mad scientist who created a virus that if released will unleash a zombie apocalypse upon the earth. The family is trying to beat their neighbor’s time, the Donahues, who beat the clock by one minute 8 seconds. Check out the promo.

TV Episodes Of Fun Room Escape Games

TV shows are usually a good indicator of what’s hot in entertainment, and it didn’t take long for popular shows to jump on the escape room bandwagon. While there are many other shows that have episodes which showed the escape room experience, these 5 managed to capture it awesomely.

This list shows different fun room escape games based on different themes. In fact, the American Housewife episode goes a step further to show us that you can create your own DIY escape room in your home. Try an escape room today and enjoy the fun.

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