noun. A staple of quality television entertainment, much like the wedding episode.
Related terms: rat-eating scene, rat-eating complaint, rat-eating frog, rat-eating heron, rat-eating snake, rat-eating pet, rat-eating monster, rat-eating vampire, rat-eating extraterrestrial, rat-drinking stunt, anti-rat-eating.
Real citation: "NBC's 'Fear Factor' Sued for Rat-Eating Episode"
Made-up citation: "The Cosby Show's oft-forgotten rat-eating episode was a highlight of the eighties for me."