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Best episode of a TV series

  1. Jan 26, 2009 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    The X-Files came up in another thread. The XF Christmas special with Ed Asner and Lily Tomlin came to mind right away, so I guess I would have to list it among my favorite episodes. A tongue-n-cheek take on Tomlin and Asner as ghosts [previously married] who convince Mulder and Skully to shoot one another, on Christmas.

    Star Trek TOS: The Corbomite Maneuver

    West Wing: The Josh "Lemon" Lyman episode - The U.S. Poet Laureate- was right up there for obvious reasons. This is where the Deputy Chief of Staff makes the mistake of engaging an internet political forum dedicated to him, using his true identity.
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2009 #2

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    Best ever: WKRP Thanksgiving episode.

    This was inspired by a real event - when Ted Stepien bought the Cleveland Cavaliers, he celebrated by throwing softballs from the top of the tallest building in Cleveland (which he happened to own) to players from a semi-pro softball team that he also owned. Unfortunately, he didn't account for the wind and seemed oblivious to what he was doing to the poor spectators. After breaking one person's wrist, fracturing another's cheek, and smashing a windshield, one of the balls finally hit the ground uninhibited and bounced 40 feet into the air. By then the spectators were fleeing for their lives in a stampede that created even more injuries. Total liability for the stunt was about $36,000 (in 1980 dollars) in injuries and damages.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2009 #3
    One of my favorite episodes was The X-Files: Bad Blood, where Mulder kills a teenage zombie and Mulder and Skully both tell each other their sides of the story.

    PS: Skully is a FOX! If I ever got the chance, I would marry her before you could say extra-terrestrial biological entity.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2009 #4

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    The Twilight Zone, "It's A Good Life"

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  6. Jan 26, 2009 #5

    George Jones

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    I liked the Tuttle episode of M*A*S*H.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2009 #6

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    The Mary Tyler Moore show's "Chuckles Bites The Dust" should be up there.

    I'd have to go with "The City on the Edge of Forever" instead.

    As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. :biggrin:
     
  8. Jan 27, 2009 #7
    Dang, I'm so bad at remembering the names of episodes...even the memorable ones.

    I guess I'll have to be old fashioned and predictable:

    Star Trek TNG: All Good Things...
     
  9. Jan 27, 2009 #8

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    Those mentioned are all great. I laughed my guts out just thinking about the Kamikazi turkeys while reading Bob's post.
    I just can't ever forget the pilot episode for 'Magnum: PI'. The ending of that show was awesome, but it's been modified in syndication broadcasts.
    And from the same producer, the pilot movie for 'Airwolf' was excellent.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2009 #9

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    I would put "The Inner Light" as far superior to that.

    Let me toss in four more. Two from The Simpsons: "The Crepes of Wrath" and "A Streetcar Named Marge". "Ariel" from Firefly, and "Atomic Shakespeare" from Moonlighting.
     
  11. Jan 27, 2009 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    The first episode of "Dead Like Me". One has to appreciate the symbolism and cynicism of killing the lead character with a toilet that falls from the sky.

    Northern Exposure: Aurora Borealis
    http://home.comcast.net/~mcnotes/18.html
    - the first episode that I ever saw and I was instantly hooked. Very funny stuff!!! I would probably rate this as one of the best episodes of any series.
     
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  12. Jan 27, 2009 #11

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    And my last one (right). "Three Stories" from House, MD.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2009 #12
    Like I said, I'm terrible at remembering names, and had to look that one up to remember it.

    Yes, that was a good one.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2009 #13
    Bugs Bunny, the one where Bugs gets the best of Elmer Fudd.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2009 #14
    Remember the X-Files show on the submarine stuck out in the Anarctica? Moulder went to go after the alien life form disguised as a human being? That was one of my all time favorite shows of all time.

    I miss the X-Files. That and Seinfeld were the days of television.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2009 #15

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    Roadrunner, the one where the coyote actually catches the roadruuner at the end.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2009 #16

    I didn't even know that TV shows had episode titles until I was 37 years old. :biggrin:

    The only one that comes to mind is Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi."
     
  18. Jan 27, 2009 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    He never caught the roadrunner. You are thinking of a commercial for Acme BBQs.
     
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    That is just cwazy :biggrin:
     
  20. Jan 27, 2009 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    That's a tough one. We have talked about The Inner Light before and I agree that it was one of the best episodes... but the two-hour finale was great as well. Hmmmmm, I will have to ask Data about this one.

    Yesterday's Enterprise
    and Cause and Effect
    http://www.treknation.com/episodes/tng/season5/cause_and_effect.shtml

    were also favorites of mine.
     
  21. Jan 27, 2009 #20
    Southpark: World of Warcraft.

    The IT Crowd: Roy is Disabled.

    Simpsons: Dancing Homer one (forget the name).

    Cheers: Pick a Con... Any con.

    The Mighty Boosh: Electro.

    DS9: Trials and Tribbleations.

    The League of Gentlemen: Papa Lazarous.

    House: Season finale three parter with the bus accident.

    Frasier: Enemy at the Gate.

    Blackadder II: Part 3 ( Sir Walter oooh what a big ship Raleigh).

    Blackadder III: The one with the Scarlet Pimpernel.

    Blackadder I: The one with the Witchsmeller Persuivant.

    Blackadder IV: The firing squad one.

    Red Dwarf: Queeg.

    That'll do for now.
     
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