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Kryten

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« on: 04-08-2002 15:51 »

I'm not looking for greatest series, or best episodes.... I'm looking for a defining moment that seared its way into your brain and made itself unforgettable.

Mitsui

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« Reply #1 on: 04-08-2002 15:57 »

I wouldnt say the greatest moment, but I remember one episode of Spaced (UK show) where all the characters had a pretend gunfight. That was such a funny moment.
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« Reply #2 on: 04-08-2002 16:00 »

The bank machine that made friends with a boy and kept giving out free money, in Eerie Indiana.
Torquemada

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« Reply #3 on: 04-08-2002 17:59 »

The Mr. Creosote sketch from Monty Python's Meaning of Life. I still makes me giggle inanely just thinking about it, god knows how many times I have seen that film.
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« Reply #4 on: 04-08-2002 19:12 »

Ben Stone's cross-examination of a pro-life, terrorist ringleader leads her into admitting that she was responsible for killing someone else's baby.  At this point my roomate and I both yelled "Boom!", a feat which has not yet been repeated.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #5 on: 04-08-2002 19:29 »

Probably any of George's rants in Seinfeld.

Seinfeld was tops!
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #6 on: 04-08-2002 22:16 »

Greg's remark about how Jimmy's attempted strip club failed in "Greg the Bunny".

Ellie's toilet over-flowing and her neighbor bashing in the window of a car in "Watching Ellie".

Ack!  It's attack of the mid-season comedies Theta likes!  smile

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Nixorbo

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« Reply #7 on: 04-08-2002 23:10 »

I don't think I'll ever forget the end of Luck of the Fryrish.
Kryten

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« Reply #8 on: 04-08-2002 23:31 »

Angel, episode 32: Angel leaves the scumbag lawyers of Wolfram & Hart to die at the hands of the Gruesome Twosome, Darla and Drusilla.

Holland Manners: You can't leave us here! They'll kill us!

Angel (echoing the exact words Holland used against him): And yet... I just can't seem to care.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #9 on: 04-08-2002 23:37 »

That Get A Life episode where Chris Elliot fights against a robotic paper-delivering machine, and destroys it right before it crushes a baby carraige. God that had me crying with laughter. And then the line at the end "thank god there isn't a baby in that carriage". There were probably other better episodes/moments, but for some reason that's the one that stayed with me as a kid.

The "sweet can" Rock Bottom bit from The Simpsons is another one. I couldn't stop laughing the first time I saw that. One of the funniest things ever. EVER, I tell you.
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« Reply #10 on: 04-08-2002 23:57 »

I laughed really hard when in a Seinfeld episode George bought the frogger arcade game and tried to get it across the street (since he had the highest score ever), but in the end it was smashed by a truck... like in frogger.
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 04-09-2002 00:07 »

Jim Ignatowski takes the drivers' exam.

"What does a yellow light mean?"

"Slow down."

"What... does... a... yellow... light... mean?"

"Slow down."

"Whaaaaat... dooooeeessss.... aaaaa... yeeeellllooooowww... liiiight.... meeeaaaan...."
Teral

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« Reply #12 on: 04-09-2002 00:22 »

The final exchange between Sisco and Garak in the DS9 episode "In The Pale Moonlight".

Garak: "That's why you came to me, isn't it Captain. Because you knew I could do those things you weren't capable of doing. Well it worked, and you'll get what you wanted: a war between the dominion and the romulans and if your conscience is bothering you, you should shoothe with the knowledge that you may just have saved the entire Alpha Quadrant, and all it costed was the life of one romulan senator, one criminal and the self-respect of one Starfleet officer. I don't know about you but I'll call that a bargain!"


Kryten

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« Reply #13 on: 04-09-2002 00:53 »
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Great line.

From the same episode:

Sisko: So, I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover up the crimes of other men. I'm an accessory to murder. And the most damining thing of all is: I think I can live with it. And if I had it to do over again, I would.
 
wu_konguk

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« Reply #14 on: 04-09-2002 08:15 »

Well since we have already delvied into the realms of cult shows(mitsui you are so right that scene rocked so hard  laff ) any way I know allot of you seem to hate anime and have told me so at great length well here I go anyway. The scene was from Tenchi muyo The tv series (Tenchi universe this hemisphere) any was it was the end of the 24th episode called No Need For Ryoko, at the end Ryoko is leaving in her ship after fighting for the one she loved, blood trikling from her side and then after a small speach on how lonely she is she passes out and the blood continues to trikle down her arm. What makes it really moving is the music and the way the scene is directed   cry well I have said my piece and you really don't have to agree with it because it is my greatest tv moment. A close runner up would be England beating Germany 5-1 the atmoshere watching the game was just great.
Dark Prince

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« Reply #15 on: 04-09-2002 08:27 »

  "He's always like this when it's a full moon.  He's like a mad animal."

  "You must be some kind of crazy warrior"


  "Oh no, an armoured attack vehicle!"
 
  or something along those lines.  What a classic film that was, complete with a packet of crayons used for "special effects"
wu_konguk

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« Reply #16 on: 04-09-2002 08:33 »

Hey Dark boy that was a film and a bad film to boot.
Dark Prince

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« Reply #17 on: 04-09-2002 08:38 »

  Noone said anything about it having to be a non-film. 

  Topic:   TV's Greatest Moments

  I watched it on my TV, ergo it was one of TV's greatest moments.  Anyway, I was being sarcastic.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #18 on: 04-09-2002 08:40 »

The lowest form of wit, well at least it's  a form of wit.
Dark Prince

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« Reply #19 on: 04-09-2002 08:42 »

  No, the lowest form of wit is a pun, or play on words.  I thought I'd better keep it simple so you could understand it.
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« Reply #20 on: 04-09-2002 08:45 »

fair enough now back to the subject at hand.
Teral

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« Reply #21 on: 04-09-2002 16:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Great line.

From the same episode:

Sisko: So, I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover up the crimes of other men. I'm an accessory to murder. And the most damining thing of all is: I think I can live with it. And if I had it to do over again, I would.
 

Another winner.

That episode is classic DS9. DS9 is definitely one of the greatest shows ever to be broadcast. Loved the many shades of grey the stories and characters had. Things weren't so black and white, as it was on TNG. This quote is another great one:

Eddington: "Open your eyes, Captain. Why is the Federation obsessed with the Maquis? We've never harmed you, and yet we're constantly arrested and charged with terrorism. Starships chase us through the badlands, and our supportes are harrased and ridiculed. WHY? Because we've left the Federation, and that's the one thing you can't accept. Nobody leaves Paradise--everyone should want to be in the Federation. Hell, you even want the Cardassians to join; you're only sending them replicators because one day, they can take their rightful place on the Federation Council. You know, in some ways, you're worse than the Borg. At least thy tell you about their plans for assimilation. You're more insidious; you assimilate people, and they don't even know it."


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BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #22 on: 04-09-2002 17:42 »

When David Beckham scored against Greece.  That was the greatest TV moment of last year, it's official, some show on TV said so.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #23 on: 04-09-2002 19:01 »

Those two scenes on Raymond last night.
First, when Raymond left the stove on while all his tissues were on the counter along with that orange-bug spray stuff and while he's talking on the phone, the tissues catch on fire as well as the curtains.  Then he tries to put it out with the garden hose, but it's like two feet long.  And then Debra runs into the kitchen and pulls the fire extinguisher out of the cabinet and puts the fire out while Ray stands there holding the hose.
Second, at the end when Debra's looking at patterns for curtains and Ray scoots over to her.  She just looks at him and he scoots back.  Priceless.  big grin

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Delta-V

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« Reply #24 on: 04-09-2002 19:39 »

I think the most memorable moment on TV for me would be watching the Shuttle Challenger explode.  They kept showing it over and over again.  About the 5th time, I turned to the guy next to me and said 'Watch the left rocket booster next time...there's a little puff of smoke just before it explodes"
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #25 on: 04-09-2002 21:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Delta-V:
I think the most memorable moment on TV for me would be watching the Shuttle Challenger explode.

That story "broke" on Newsround in this country - and John Craven'll never let you forget it!

On the space theme... isn't anyone here old enough to remember the original moon landing?

That's supposed to be pretty memorable...

BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #26 on: 04-09-2002 21:24 »

I don't know.  I thought we were all bored teenagers or bored people in their late 20's/early 30's.  smile

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #27 on: 04-09-2002 21:36 »

I'm getting tired of this moon show anyway.
McGrady

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« Reply #28 on: 04-09-2002 22:01 »

In no order:

Hindenburg, Fall of Berlin Wall, Challenger, Pathfinder, Hitler prancing around the eiffel tower, World Trade Center collapsing, Trinity, parade of about 100 ICBMs through moscow, Oil wells in Kuwait burning, Kennedy's assassination, Hiroshima, Krucheff (sp?) screaming at Kennedy that he would smash America and all allies then beating his shoe against a table (freaking insane), moon landing, Nixon leaving office, princess dianna's death, exxon valdes oil tanker wreck, MLK Jrs. speach, battle of Midway, unveiling of stealth fighter & stealth bomber, evacuation of vietnam, sputnik

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« Reply #29 on: 04-09-2002 22:04 »

Oh, you meant NEWS.  Well, yeah, watching the World Trade Center crumble will never leave me.
Just Chris

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« Reply #30 on: 04-09-2002 23:27 »

The Seinfeld 'Bubble Boy' episode ending. That was classic.

Dark Prince

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« Reply #31 on: 04-10-2002 04:57 »

 
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Originally posted by McGrady:
In no order:

Hindenburg, Fall of Berlin Wall, Challenger, Pathfinder, Hitler prancing around the eiffel tower, World Trade Center collapsing, Trinity, parade of about 100 ICBMs through moscow, Oil wells in Kuwait burning, Kennedy's assassination, Hiroshima, Krucheff (sp?) screaming at Kennedy that he would smash America and all allies then beating his shoe against a table (freaking insane), moon landing, Nixon leaving office, princess dianna's death, exxon valdes oil tanker wreck, MLK Jrs. speach, battle of Midway, unveiling of stealth fighter & stealth bomber, evacuation of vietnam, sputnik



Ahh, surely a yank.  (checks profile) - yep.

Nixorbo

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« Reply #32 on: 04-10-2002 14:26 »

Was Bush Sr. spewing at dinner with the Japanese Prime Minister on TV?
Kryten

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« Reply #33 on: 04-10-2002 14:40 »

No... but that had that monkey that pretended to throw up whenever someone said "Bush".
McGrady

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« Reply #34 on: 04-10-2002 14:50 »

I think they held off from showing him blasting puke on the news but I then saw it on the late show.

Japanese cook: "Greetings Mr. US President, here is some Japanese home cookin'"

Bush: Puke

Ah, funny stuff.
Chrissy

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« Reply #35 on: 04-10-2002 15:44 »

Hmmm... Favorite episode of Friends must be... I really don't know the episode, but it must be a episode from the 6th season!  smile
Venus

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« Reply #36 on: 04-10-2002 17:10 »

the moment in the X-Files right after Scully had her baby, when she and Mulder kissed.

and the moment in the X-Files where Mulder sees his sisters ghost after he finds out what really happened to her.
aslate

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« Reply #37 on: 04-10-2002 17:19 »

^ X files fan? Monty Python: Life of Brian. 'He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!'
Venus

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« Reply #38 on: 04-10-2002 19:48 »

X-Files fan? me? heaven forbid!
:: hides X-Files shrine under the bed ::
X-Files has always sucked!
:: takes X-Files t-shirt off of alien baby and throws behind couch::
how dare you accuse me of such things!You have no proof!
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« Reply #39 on: 04-12-2002 08:50 »

The Frasier episode "Ham Radio" is the funniest thing I can remember seeing on tv lately.
Frasier puts on a classic radio drama, where Niles has to play 6 different roles against his will and Roz plays a role right after a visit to the dentist.The whole text Act 2 is hilarious  big grin
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