If any time, I would think it would be shown around halloween. I don't think I have ever seen it air. Something tells me it has something to do with the Grinch's "Paraphernalia Wagon" or whatever it's called. People too uptight and politically correct They have shown A Christmas Carol...I remember watching it a few years ago on ABC :/ Simply put, it's a way to make money. "Episode" is just a fancy way of saying Game 1 in the Series, Game 2 in the Series...and yes, games ARE a "series." Or "franchise." I've seen both terms used to describe a group of games... i.e. The Kingdom Hearts series/franchise refers to all Kingdom Hearts games as a group. Sonic 4 was MEANT to be broken down and released in pieces since its a download game. Sometimes it's a bit pretentious and suggests that the game is going to be so good that it warrants a sequel, sure, but yeah..."episodes" are usually just parts to a whole download game. I wanna say Sonic 4's intention was to have like 5 or 6 parts that would eventually make up a complete retail game, but that idea was scrapped.