Wednesday, June 9, 2010

TV Meme: Day 09

"30 Days TV Meme"

Day 09 | Best scene ever

I wanted to plead the fifth with this question just because at how severely open-ended it is considering ALL of the TV I'm watching or have watched. How can I pick just one? So I won't. Instead I'm just going to list a few of my favorite scenes from a few of my favorite shows and that's that. I've included accompanying Youtube clips of each scene when possible.

Battlestar Galactica - The one scene I'm thinking about happens in "Exodus: Part 2" when Galactica jumps into the upper atmosphere, launches its fighters while free falling to provide cover for ground troops, and jumps back out right before hitting the ground. I literally went "WHOA" when the scene concluded. Just brilliant stuff. [Youtube Video]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - There are a bunch. My real answer is probably the scene in "The Wish" where everyone dies, because it really was such a powerful scene. Other scenes that rank high for various reasons are the gorgeous Giles/Tara duet in "Once More, With Feeling" and the heartbreaking break-up scene of Willow/Oz in "Wild At Heart."

Doctor Who - It's incredibly cheesy and saccharine, but I have to admit, I very much enjoyed the extended sequence of the Tenth Doctor having a chance to say goodbye to all of his companions before he regenerates in "The End of Time: Part Two." [Click here for more of my thoughts on this scene] [Youtube Video]

Friends - Who can forget "The One with the Proposal: Part 2" when Monica proposed to Chandler? Starting with Chandler running to Richard's place thinking he's blown it to Joey actually using his acting chops to make Chandler believe Monica ran out to Chandler being surprised that Monica has decorated the apartment with candles to both Monica and Chandler trying to propose without tearing up to finally ending with all of the friends hugging in the end, it's one of my favorite scenes that show had delivered in its ten seasons. [Youtube Video]

Frasier - NBC advertised the opening of the "Three Valentines" episode as the "funniest ten minutes" of the show ever. They delivered. The opening is a mostly silent extended scene with Niles getting ready for a date in Frasier's apartment. A series of unfortunate events and accidents happen the enables Niles to absolutely wreck the place from leaving the iron on his pants a little too long to putting the couch on fire. Good stuff! [Youtube Video]

Lost - Last, but not least we get to one of the best, if not the best, episode of this show in "The Constant" and that unforgettable scene between Desmond and Penny finally reaching each other by phone on Christmas Eve 2004 stopping his flashes that was very close to killing him. If you had a dry eye during that scene, you are unreal. [Youtube Video]

If I think more about it, I'm sure I can come up with a few more great scenes in a bunch of other TV shows, but there's only so much time I can devote to this, so that's all for now!


  1. No Angel? No Firefly? The shameth of thee!

    And I agree about the Buffy scene. I am bypassing Buffy scenes completely on this one. No. Just no.


  2. Had to narrow it down! I'm sure scenes from Firefly (Mal seeing Serenity for the first time) and Angel (Darla's self-sacrifice, Faith's breakdown) would've made it in.

  3. And let's make it a Whedon triple...for Dollhouse, how about that Topher/Victor!Topher scene? Brilliant in every way.

  4. Ohhh, the Monica/Chandler proposal is my absolute fave on all of television. I bawl, every single time.

    Also? The Niles scene is me and Ian's favorite, too. It's just divine.


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