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TV moments you never forgot

My brother watched “Hunter,” not me but I caught the end of this episode from 1985. I never forgot it as it left me a little disturbed watching a woman commit suicide and … end of episode.

Finally found a clip on YouTube and this is with the original song which was replaced in syndication and DVD. still very sad.

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by Anonymousreply 189April 7, 2024 3:53 PM

Hotch's wife being killed on Criminal Minds.

by Anonymousreply 1March 28, 2024 9:36 PM

Rosalind Shays meets elevator shaft on LA Law.

by Anonymousreply 2March 28, 2024 9:38 PM

The death of Maureen Bauer on Guiding Light.

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by Anonymousreply 3March 28, 2024 9:39 PM

The wig!

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by Anonymousreply 4March 28, 2024 9:43 PM

Maya's secret on B&B.

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by Anonymousreply 5March 28, 2024 9:55 PM


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by Anonymousreply 6March 28, 2024 9:56 PM

[quote]The wig!

Ha! I didn't even need to open the link to remember that one. OTOH Kimberly had multiple memorable scenes, including her reappearance after her supposed death. And blowing up the apartment complex.

by Anonymousreply 7March 28, 2024 9:59 PM

"24": Jack's wife dying in the final moments of the first season. After ALL THAT, he ended up a widower.

"Dallas": The "Who killed J.R.?" reveal.

"Dynasty": The Alexis reveal (season 2 premiere) at Blake's murder trial for killing Steven's lover. (Or, rather, the reveal that Alexis – shown only wearing a huge hat in the season 1 finale – was played by Joan Collins.)

"Designing Women": The episode dealing with Delta Burke's weight gain. Julia's dressing-down about the night the lights went out in Georgia.

"Breaking Bad": Walt cooly sitting in Jesse's bedroom, watching him and his gf (Krysten Ritter) high on heroin, and then watching her die while doing nothing whatsoever to help her, because she'd become a "liability." Also Hank's last hurrah: calling his purple-obsessed wife to tell her he had Walt "dead to rights," only to find himself dead within minutes. (Still the single most tense scene I can ever recall seeing on any TV show, ever.)

GoT: Joffrey's AWESOME death; Dany going cray-cray with her dragons; Arya ending the White Walkers by taking out their king BY HERSELF; Sansa feeding Ramsay Bolton to the hounds, quite literally; the Future Mandalorian's skull being smushed like a cantaloupe; and All-Time Boss Bitch Olenna Tyrell's notorious quote. "Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me."

"3 Body Problem": Since it's only been out a week, I won't spoil anything, but let's just say something that occurs in the fifth episode left me entirely speechless, which happens roughly never.

by Anonymousreply 8March 28, 2024 10:14 PM

Truly, there are entire seasons of Dallas, Another World, Miami Vice, etc that I'll never forget. But here's a random moment that's always with me.

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by Anonymousreply 9March 28, 2024 10:15 PM

Karen Valentine (Miss Sonoma County) lip=syncing to Eydie's Blame it on the Bossa Nova on the 1965 Miss Teenage America Pageant and winning the Talent Award. She then repeated it on Ed Sullivan.

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by Anonymousreply 10March 28, 2024 10:23 PM

Madeline's murder in Twin Peaks. Still traumatized.

by Anonymousreply 11March 28, 2024 10:29 PM

Bob's first appearance on Twin Peaks gave me nightmares.

by Anonymousreply 12March 28, 2024 10:32 PM

A sock and a sock and a shoe and a shoe.

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by Anonymousreply 13March 28, 2024 10:36 PM

Val's slow pivot cliffhanger fucked me up for the whole summer.

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by Anonymousreply 14March 28, 2024 10:39 PM

Magnum PI's "Did You See the Sun Rise?" was probably the first time that the good guy killed a bad guy in cold blood.

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by Anonymousreply 15March 28, 2024 10:40 PM

Linda Fairgate gets her throat slashed on Knots Landing.

by Anonymousreply 16March 28, 2024 10:42 PM


and to the left.

by Anonymousreply 17March 28, 2024 10:47 PM

This performance by Bette Midler as one of Johnny Carson’s last guests on The Tonight Show.

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by Anonymousreply 18March 28, 2024 10:49 PM

That episode of ER when Carter got stabbed then fell down and looked across the room under the bed and he saw that Lucy had also been stabbed and was bleeding out. I saw it for the first time when I was 14 and haven’t been able to get that out of my mind since. It really, really bothered me.

by Anonymousreply 19March 28, 2024 10:50 PM

I rarely had a TV in the '90s, but I do remember watching Saturday Night Live when Sinéad O'Connor tore in half the photo of the Pope.

by Anonymousreply 20March 28, 2024 10:52 PM


Dr. Greene and the pregnant women who died of pre-eclampsia

by Anonymousreply 21March 28, 2024 10:55 PM

When I was little I saw a TV movie where nymphomaniac housewife Susan Blakely was sleeping with all these men right and left. At one point a workman comes to the house and she’s lounging around in a robe. Then… well, you know.

I thought, “You mean, strange men can just come to your house, and you can have sex with them??”

Why, yes. Yes, you can.


WASHINGTON POST: [italic]The put-upon heroines of puffy-eyed potboilers used to be "by love possessed." Now we have new possessions. In "Secrets," ABC's Sunday Night Movie, Andrea Fleming is so disturbed by the death of her possessive mother that she turns into an instant nymphomaniac.

"Secrets" is a luridly entertaining 2 hour eyerow-raiser, airing at 9 p.m. on Channel 7.

Noel Coward wrote, "How potent cheap music is," and cheap melodrama can have its charms too; thus are so many TV programs born-again B-movies. What saves "Secrets" from being glib and fitfully tawdry exploitation of an hotsy totsy subject is chiefly the performance of Susan Blakely as Andrea, her first big TV role since being killed off, at her request, from "Rich Man, Poor Man."

This isn't what you'd want ot risk calling a great job of acting, but Blakely is certainly and consistently watchable. Her pouts, frets and tears are enigmatic to say the least; she's a thawed Faye Dunaway, aloof but reachable. And as she goes about seducing everybody from her kid sister's 17-year-old boyfriend to a blind piano tuner, Blakely does convey both the desperation of people helpless before impulse and the undeniable thrill that a child gets from being very naughty and knowing it.

The character's mad outbreak of indiscriminate whoopee is triggered by the death of a mother who had taught her religiously to follow the old values and old rules of sexual conduct for proper young ladies. "Nobody believes that yuck any more," notes the younger sister. Why sis never developed the princess syndrome so ingrained in Andrea is one of those little details that the James Henerson script doesn't supply.

It is a screenplay, though, much more interested in effects than in causes. The causes are knocked off with a few top psychological California truisms - be yourself, don't repress your feelings, and all that. Ah, but the effects! Blakely standing naked in front of the piano tuner is sensationalism bordering on black comedy, and the fact that this is television, and we are all curious to see "how far" the scene will go, gives this and all of Blakely's overtures and fantasies the kind of titillating tensions a hard-core porno movie could never precipitate in a theater.

How far? No very far. Just far enough to be fun and frustrating at the same time. Just far enough to pretty much guarantee that "Secrets" will be a lollapalooza in the Sunday night ratings

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by Anonymousreply 22March 28, 2024 10:58 PM

[quote]This performance by Bette Midler as one of Johnny Carson’s last guests on The Tonight Show.

One of?

by Anonymousreply 23March 28, 2024 11:07 PM

The day Mr. Hooper died on Sesame Street.

The night David Cooperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear live on television.

The night Jack kissed Ethan on Dawson’s Creek.

Staying up to watch the one time MTV showed Madonna’s “What It Feels Like For A Girl” video.

Staying up all night to watch Princess Diana’s funeral and doing the same for the Queen.

by Anonymousreply 24March 28, 2024 11:09 PM

Drew Barrymore flashing David Letterman.

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by Anonymousreply 25March 28, 2024 11:15 PM

The finale of Newhart

by Anonymousreply 26March 28, 2024 11:30 PM

Rhoda's wedding

by Anonymousreply 27March 28, 2024 11:34 PM

*Laura* with Lee

by Anonymousreply 28March 28, 2024 11:34 PM

When Pearl on 227 smoked a joint and uttered “this is some good shit”

by Anonymousreply 29March 28, 2024 11:38 PM

"Which one of you bitches is my mother?"

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by Anonymousreply 30March 28, 2024 11:48 PM

Xena - They cut off her head!!

by Anonymousreply 31March 28, 2024 11:50 PM

Lace! I had forgotten it. Yeehaw

by Anonymousreply 32March 28, 2024 11:56 PM

What’s your issue R23?

by Anonymousreply 33March 28, 2024 11:57 PM

Mostly real world stuff -- vague memories of JFK's assassination and the coverage. When they broke into Bewitched to announce MLK's death. The Berlin Wall coverage. Torme and Fitzgerald explaining jazz at the Grammys. Diana's death. 9/11 of course. Obama's election night.

Regular shows -- "My baby is gone!" (GG). Henry's death and Margaret's relationship battle with the nurses. Lots of lines from All in the Family. MTM's hair bump. Murder at the Stratley and the last episode (Newhart). Kim's death on St. Elsewhere. Laura Petrie and the walnut cascade.

by Anonymousreply 34March 29, 2024 12:01 AM

Alexis Smith on This is Your Life. My FOLLIES obsession had just begun.

by Anonymousreply 35March 29, 2024 12:04 AM

Thirtysomething- Michael getting the phone call about Gary's death.

China Beach- Cherry dying in a fox hole. McMurphy throwing the bottle of whiskey at KC

The Space Shuttle explosions.

9/11 and seeing the jumpers

The Xfiles- Mulder in the buried train car surrounded by alien bodies. Also Scully shooting Mulder in that same episode.

Cagney and Lacey- Cagney waking up after a bender and Mary Beth screaming at her that she was a drunk like her father.

The one time Wile e Coyote caught the Road Runner and didn't know what to do, so he let him go.

by Anonymousreply 36March 29, 2024 12:24 AM

Breaking Bad: The pipe bomb goes off in the nursing home, Gus Fring casually walks of the room, the camera angle changes and he see that half his face has been blown off.

by Anonymousreply 37March 29, 2024 12:33 AM

I love the fact that in OP's video clip the Rich Girl lives in a $5 million mansion, but when she returns home and goes into the kitchen, the entire room - wallpaper, countertops, appliances, cuckoo clock, back door, etc. - look like something out of The Brady Bunch house.

by Anonymousreply 38March 29, 2024 12:37 AM

1974 Linda Blair in the TV movie Born Innocent. The infamous shower assault scene with the toilet brush!

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by Anonymousreply 39March 29, 2024 12:41 AM

Adrianna being killed by Silvio in the woods.

by Anonymousreply 40March 29, 2024 12:41 AM

Lisa Brown as Iva Snyder, in the stable with the pitchfork, screaming “She’s your baby!” at Josh and Lily.

by Anonymousreply 41March 29, 2024 12:49 AM

Watching Lee Harvey Oswald murdered on live TV.

by Anonymousreply 42March 29, 2024 12:51 AM

R36, I loved “China Beach.” Have it on DVD. Cannot remember when McMurphy threw the bottle at KC. Was that when she was visiting KC in Bangkok in the final season?

by Anonymousreply 43March 29, 2024 12:53 AM

The image of Lorne’s severed head on a platter on the Angel episode Through the Looking Glass. That bothered me! Lorne was the shit.

by Anonymousreply 44March 29, 2024 12:54 AM

r2 in middle school in the late 1990s, a friend and I taped that episode (I forget which network ran LA Law reruns) and played it back in slow motion, endlessly analyzing the plausibility of Roslind's death.

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by Anonymousreply 45March 29, 2024 12:55 AM

Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question.

Classic. I can't stop laughing every time I see this.

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by Anonymousreply 46March 29, 2024 1:01 AM

Robert Reed's sex change operation on MEDICAL CENTER - 1975!!!

CHINA BEACH had many memorable episodes, including that great finale, but the one I remember most is one where KC gets involved with a wounded soldier whose face has been horribly burned, and she unwraps his bandages and kisses his face.

And last but not least, a very memorable turn by the great Veronica Cartwright in LA LAW as asst DA Margaret Flanagan, who testifies against her father for his alleged sexual abuse of her as a child. She was RIVETING.

by Anonymousreply 47March 29, 2024 1:02 AM

For R35 -

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by Anonymousreply 48March 29, 2024 1:02 AM

Duel, on the ABC Movie of the Week, in the early '70s.

The moon landing.

Allison Argent's death on Teen Wolf.

by Anonymousreply 49March 29, 2024 1:05 AM

Watching this In Living Color Super Bowl skit when it aired. I was young, but thought it was hilarious.

I rewatch it about once a year- still funny!

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by Anonymousreply 51March 29, 2024 1:34 AM

[quote]The Space Shuttle explosions.

Yeah. There was a space shuttle assembly in my elementary school's cafetorium - little did we know we were about to watch the Challenger explode.

by Anonymousreply 52March 29, 2024 2:04 AM

It was a teaching moment, r52...shit happens.

by Anonymousreply 53March 29, 2024 2:15 AM

OJ Simpson’s Bronco chase. That was wild.

by Anonymousreply 54March 29, 2024 2:18 AM

Damn you, r53 ...

by Anonymousreply 55March 29, 2024 2:18 AM

News: watching the coverage of the Air Florida plane in the Potomac (this was local for us).

Entertainment: SNL on the night Gilda died. Steve Martin could barely choke out his monologue. Then he had to do a stupid Toonces with Victoria Jackson. I think this was also the night our Jan did Tammy Wynette Sings the Classics.

by Anonymousreply 56March 29, 2024 2:34 AM

Poor Beaver Cleaver getting stranded in a soup bowl on a billboard.

by Anonymousreply 57March 29, 2024 2:36 AM

KNOTS LANDING - Karen MacKenzie's 'pollyanna' speech.

by Anonymousreply 58March 29, 2024 2:40 AM

Julia's finest...

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by Anonymousreply 59March 29, 2024 2:43 AM

Recently? The climactic Severence episode with the innies waking up in the outside world. Completely gripping.

by Anonymousreply 60March 29, 2024 2:52 AM

r43, the Episode is titled, "Turn, Turn, Turn." It's the one where KC is accused of a crime and McMurphy doesn't know if she did it or not. I believe it's season 3 and it's at the very end of the episode.

My FAVORITE episode of that show was "The Unquiet Earth" where KC and McMurphy were kidnapped and forced to go into the tunnels and perform surgery.

I have it on DVD as well and watched it when it was on originally.

by Anonymousreply 61March 29, 2024 2:55 AM

I have two Marlena moments.

1) When the Salem Strangler got her in the 80s. Before spoilers and people lost their shit. I was in the 5th grade but remember it well.

2) When Marlena levitated over the bed on Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 62March 29, 2024 2:56 AM

Nina’s summary judgment and execution on The Americans.

On a much lighter note—the Newhart finale.

by Anonymousreply 63March 29, 2024 3:12 AM

The Nik Wallenda specials — tightroping over the Grand Canyon and the Chicago River (the latter one at a sharp angle). Terrifying and thrilling.

I remember he calmed himself down on the Grand Canyon one by saying "Thank you Jesus" or some such over and over again. In Chicago, he just chatted with his dad, super casual.

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by Anonymousreply 64March 29, 2024 3:36 AM

The last eight minutes of The Sopranos. When the screen went black you could hear SCREAMS from nearby condos as people thought the feed was cut. Then the credits started.

by Anonymousreply 65March 29, 2024 3:39 AM

Wally's voice had permanently changed and he had little pecs, and he poured a pot of luscious heavy cream into Eddie's sweater.

by Anonymousreply 66March 29, 2024 3:50 AM

V The Miniseries. When Diana ate the hamster. It's at the 2:30 mark. Now that's some clever special FX. Also, the first time they revealed the alien face.

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by Anonymousreply 67March 29, 2024 4:16 AM

Also from V, the birth of the twins. I remember thinking this was very shocking. And as a 10 year old, I felt very mature watching this on TV.

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by Anonymousreply 68March 29, 2024 4:22 AM

[quote]News: watching the coverage of the Air Florida plane in the Potomac (this was local for us).

Local for me, too. I was stuck on the George Washington Parkway approaching Key Bridge for hours. Those poor people who crashed. Only four or five were rescued.

by Anonymousreply 69March 29, 2024 4:28 AM

The beating of Rodney King. It made me physically ill.

The North Hollywood shootout. I lived near it and it was scary to watch it unfold on TV AND hear all the sirens outside.

The OJ Simpson Bronco chase. Totally surreal.

The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.

The death of Elvis Presley. I was at my grandmother's house and had no idea who he was but my aunts were gasping in disbelief as they announced it on the news.

The death of Ricky Nelson being announced. My mother used to take me to his concerts when I was a kid and I had even met him. Sad and shocking.

And I have to say, hearing about Matthew Perry was strange because he was the same age as me and I was really rooting for him to kick his habits.

The death of Princess Diana and the shots of the flowers covering the palace. Just mountains of flowers.

by Anonymousreply 70March 29, 2024 4:38 AM

When Buffy sacrificed herself by diving into the abyss to save the world at the end of S5. Also on Buffy when Faith awoke from her coma and Amber was shot and killed. Sticking with vampires on Dark Shadiws when the nanny got transported back in time and everytime Trask would reappear. Barnabas would always go, "Trask!"

by Anonymousreply 71March 29, 2024 4:44 AM

Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone’s vault.

by Anonymousreply 72March 29, 2024 4:52 AM

Agree with R65. The most unforgettable moment in TV history. Nothing like it before or since. Pure genius.

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by Anonymousreply 73March 29, 2024 5:01 AM

IMO, that was a crappy way to end the Sopranos.

by Anonymousreply 74March 29, 2024 5:08 AM

The weekend John-John flew into the ocean.

by Anonymousreply 75March 29, 2024 5:28 AM

[quote], the Episode is titled, "Turn, Turn, Turn." It's the one where KC is accused of a crime and McMurphy doesn't know if she did it or not. I believe it's season 3 and it's at the very end of the episode.

R61: The title of that episode is "Phoenix"! (It's probably my favorite, just edging out "Unquiet Earth") And it was K.C. who threw the bottle.

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by Anonymousreply 76March 29, 2024 5:47 AM

November 22-25, 1963

by Anonymousreply 77March 29, 2024 6:11 AM

X-Files, "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'" -- when Man in Black #2 (who had only been seen in shadow/silhouette) was revealed to be Alex Trebek.

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by Anonymousreply 78March 29, 2024 6:11 AM

The bedsheet hanging out of the window in “The Loneliest Runner”

by Anonymousreply 79March 29, 2024 6:16 AM

Pembleton in dress blues, standing on the front steps of the police station, saluting Crosetti’s casket as it passes by on HLOTS.

by Anonymousreply 80March 29, 2024 6:19 AM

Alice being revealed as Diana Taylor's killer.

by Anonymousreply 81March 29, 2024 8:37 AM

Thank you, r76! I have menopause brain. That scene is so great. The writing in that show was amazing and it truly was Delany's finest work. She came out of nowhere and snagged the Emmy. Nothing she has done since can ever compare to her work on China Beach. The chemistry between her and KC was so great. I totally shipped them.

by Anonymousreply 82March 29, 2024 9:25 PM

The demise of Gus Fring on Breaking Bad. It was so cool.

by Anonymousreply 83March 29, 2024 9:31 PM

On Six Feet Under, a short scene of Nate driving at night with another guy in the passenger seat blaring the song Not Dead Yet. It resonated with me for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 84March 29, 2024 9:57 PM

R16 -- I was going to say the same thing.

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by Anonymousreply 85March 29, 2024 10:00 PM

The weekend of JFK’s assassination and funeral.

I was only eleven(11), but I can recall everything vividly.

by Anonymousreply 86March 29, 2024 10:04 PM

Many segments from Rescue 911 have stuck with me, like the kid who was running, tripped, and fell and got his toothbrush shoved down his throat, the kid who slipped under a riding lawnmower and got his leg shredded, two kids who were sitting under a tree and got struck by lightning, but the one that I’ll always remember was the one where a 15 year old kid was huffing in a car with his friends and when they dropped him off at home he collapsed and died. I think that was the first one I saw where the subject died.

It was shocking. Especially because the kid’s neighbor was a nurse and started CPR immediately after he fell, and when he got to the hospital he was conscious and it seemed like he’d be okay. But he died. His name was Bradley and his parents wanted to share the story to prevent other kids from huffing. It worked for me!

by Anonymousreply 87March 29, 2024 10:30 PM

Michael Jeter winning his Tony.

by Anonymousreply 88March 29, 2024 10:43 PM

Elizabeth Montgomery as Lizzie Borden axing her father and stepmother in The Legend of Lizzie Borden.

by Anonymousreply 89March 29, 2024 11:30 PM

This . . .

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by Anonymousreply 90March 29, 2024 11:45 PM

Maybe we should have a thread of "TV moments DLers never forgot."

One of them for me was Sylvia Ann the alcoholic on "Intervention," wailing about "my babies" while falling down drunk. She was so clearly a sweetheart in the grips of a terrible addiction. At her intervention they didn't even have to offer; she said "Yes" so quickly and broke down crying. Later she became an interventionist herself. I loved Sylvia Ann.

by Anonymousreply 91March 29, 2024 11:58 PM

The shout out to A-M...

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by Anonymousreply 92March 29, 2024 11:59 PM

Also Marguerite Perrin, the GOD WARRIOOOOOOOR! woman from Trading Spouses.

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by Anonymousreply 93March 30, 2024 12:00 AM

R90 Thank you. This show is amazing.

by Anonymousreply 94March 30, 2024 12:25 AM

The last episode of Six Feet Under as the music rolls and we learn about the future deaths of the family to a Sia soundtrack

by Anonymousreply 95March 30, 2024 12:46 AM

It's 10...

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by Anonymousreply 96March 30, 2024 1:35 AM

John Foster Dulles' funeral.

The bastard.

by Anonymousreply 97March 30, 2024 2:03 AM
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by Anonymousreply 98March 30, 2024 2:05 AM

[quote]TV moments you never forgot

All the ones I remembered.

by Anonymousreply 99March 30, 2024 2:10 AM

The first male-male kiss I had ever seen on television, on "Tales of the City."

by Anonymousreply 100March 30, 2024 2:11 AM

First, I must sprinkle the fairy dust...

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by Anonymousreply 101March 30, 2024 3:18 AM

I was very young, but I remember my mom and her sisters going nuts.

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by Anonymousreply 102March 30, 2024 3:31 AM

Watching my mother and sisters run back early from the commercial break, getting all weepy, watching the Julie Through the Glass PSA.

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by Anonymousreply 103March 30, 2024 3:34 AM

Can I forget unwittingly watching SYBIL with my mom? No.

We both just stared in mounting, silent horror.

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by Anonymousreply 104March 30, 2024 4:40 AM

How can you unwittingly watch a miniseries, Rose?

by Anonymousreply 105March 30, 2024 4:46 AM

I was 11 living with my dad when the commish first premiered and I usually watch it on Saturday nights while him and my stepmom were at Bingo.

I kept watching it even after we moved back in with our mom and I remembered episode where they go up against the mobster and one of the commission's deputies has his car blow up when he starts it. That's pretty much all I can remember about that show and then I never got to see part 2 or actually any episodes after that one.

by Anonymousreply 106March 30, 2024 4:51 AM

"Homosexual relationships don't last..."

Sada Thompson slaps Mariette Hartley (13:05)

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by Anonymousreply 107March 30, 2024 5:03 AM

Dudley’s molestation on Different Strokes.

by Anonymousreply 108March 30, 2024 5:12 AM

"I am a homosexual..."

And Marlo pulls the car over and sobs (15:05)

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by Anonymousreply 109March 30, 2024 5:15 AM

Betty confronting Don about The Truth on Mad Men

by Anonymousreply 110March 30, 2024 5:19 AM

Kitty Carlisle’s entrances on “To Tell the Truth”.

by Anonymousreply 111March 30, 2024 5:37 AM
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by Anonymousreply 112March 30, 2024 6:16 AM

R107 - I'd never heard of this before.

by Anonymousreply 113March 30, 2024 8:04 AM

But passion between the two women is restricted to rather tentative hugging; ecstasy seems limited to washing each other's hair.

by Anonymousreply 114March 30, 2024 8:21 AM

When Ben-Hur was first aired on TV . My dad had bought a big color TV not that long before, and we sat and watched it in rapt attention - even when some relatives dropped by, they had to sit and watch it with us. Hard to explain what a big deal it was.

Also - The moon landing.

by Anonymousreply 115March 30, 2024 5:18 PM

Donna Mills getting raped by bulldykes in prison in some TV movie. It was shockingly graphic and very disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 116March 30, 2024 5:36 PM

Seeing Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman for the very first time. The pilot tv movie special that aired in November 1975 on ABC. I was 3 yrs old and still remember watching it. I was so excited and I was mesmerized by the opening title sequence with the iconic Wonder Woman music. It aroused my gay sensibility to a level I hadn’t yet experienced.

by Anonymousreply 117March 30, 2024 6:00 PM

Donna Martin graduates!

by Anonymousreply 118March 30, 2024 6:04 PM

“All in the Family”

by Anonymousreply 119March 30, 2024 6:15 PM

Disney's "Dad, Can I Borrow the Car" started out with a cartoon and in it, a sandwich car does a wheelie and drops its tomatoes on the ground. My brother and I thought that was the funniest thing in history and we couldn't stop laughing. Stupid, but I still remember that as a favorite TV moment.

by Anonymousreply 120March 30, 2024 6:44 PM

When Nellie was in a wheelchair and Laura pushed her down the hail. Another episode when Harriett is lost with a blind black boy and gets over her prejudice. "because I'm a stupid woman".

by Anonymousreply 121March 30, 2024 7:39 PM

I have no idea what you're referring to.

by Anonymousreply 122March 30, 2024 7:41 PM

Speaking of LHotP one episode I will never forget and freaked me the fuck out as a kid was the episode when the Pa Ingalls and the kids took some sort of day trip and Caroline had to stay home, and she cut herself doing something and the cut got infected and she basically was about to chop her damn leg off by the end of the episode tell her family came home. It was if I recall a stand alone episode where that was the only focus, and it included alot of weird creepy special effects and scary music, I think they showed Caroline hallucinating...for a show that was super wholesome and family oriented that was a very weird dark choice. I remember not being able to sleep that night it was so creepy.

by Anonymousreply 123March 30, 2024 8:19 PM

Technically, it was a sequence:

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by Anonymousreply 124March 30, 2024 8:33 PM

LHotP? Is that an ancient Egyptian monarch, or what?

by Anonymousreply 125March 30, 2024 8:38 PM

War and Remembrance-

John Gielgud as Aaron Jastrow being herded into the gas chamber turning for one last look at the moon.

by Anonymousreply 126March 30, 2024 9:43 PM

R125 I hope you’re only joking.

by Anonymousreply 127March 30, 2024 10:12 PM

You're being unfair!

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by Anonymousreply 128March 30, 2024 10:16 PM

some good thirtysomething ones - definitely Michael getting the call about Gary's death, and more importantly, Peter Frechette and David Marshall Grant in bed together after having sex. Watched with my mother and wanted to curl up and die!

by Anonymousreply 129March 30, 2024 10:23 PM

M*A*SH -- When Radar came into the OR to announce to the doctors and nurses there that Col. Blake's plane had gone down, "no survivors."

by Anonymousreply 130March 30, 2024 10:31 PM

The Gary is dead phone call gave Ken Olin the chance to do some very girly sounds. Also the follow when he had to tell Hope and she didn't believe him.

by Anonymousreply 131March 30, 2024 10:34 PM

"Lost" -- "We have to go back!"

by Anonymousreply 132March 30, 2024 11:48 PM

Beverley Lasalle’s appearances on All in the Fanily.

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by Anonymousreply 133March 31, 2024 12:23 AM

Who shot JR?

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by Anonymousreply 134March 31, 2024 12:39 AM

The Yuni Doll in Trilogy of Terror. Episode starts at 46. Don't watch it alone.

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by Anonymousreply 135March 31, 2024 1:25 AM

Am I the only one here old enough to remember Luke raping Laura as Herb Alpert played in the background? The song got some radio airplay afterwards and I don't remember the actual name of it because to me it was "the rape song"

by Anonymousreply 136March 31, 2024 3:01 AM

R136 Rise-Herb Albert

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by Anonymousreply 137March 31, 2024 3:03 AM

Bobby proposes to Pam

"Will you...marry me... again?"

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by Anonymousreply 138March 31, 2024 3:36 AM

Marty's gang rape on One Life To Live was pretty brutal for daytime television.

by Anonymousreply 139March 31, 2024 3:39 AM

As was Margo's rape by HIV positive criminal Elroy Nevins on ATWT

by Anonymousreply 140March 31, 2024 4:04 AM

Margo's real "never forget" moment was when she pulled the plug on Casey.

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by Anonymousreply 141March 31, 2024 4:13 AM

I came here to say Gary’s death on “thirtysomething.” Ken Olin’s finest work was that story line. Gary’s funeral episode is just BRUTAL.

When Willow’s girlfriend is killed, her reaction is breathtaking. And her revenge is swift, epic, thrilling, and scary AF.

Susan Lucci’s Emmy win was epic and must have one of the longest ovations in recorded history. Her speech, so classy.

The Kander and Ebb Kennedy Center Honors tribute. So great to see Chita and Joel sneak out behind Bebe and Alan.

Sting covering “The Rising” for Springsteen’s KC Honors. And Jon Stewart’s tribute is as funny as it is moving.

NPH’s “Bigger” opening number to the Tony Awards.

by Anonymousreply 142March 31, 2024 5:14 AM

This shits bananas

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by Anonymousreply 143March 31, 2024 5:18 AM

Charlie's Angels pilot.

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by Anonymousreply 144March 31, 2024 5:18 AM

Victoria Grayson running out onto the beach thinking Daniel was dead; she turns a body over and it's really his ex-pal Tyler.

Daniel appears all bloodied and Victoria whispers into his ear: "don't say a word."

Classic nighttime soap.

by Anonymousreply 145March 31, 2024 5:53 AM

When Brenda and Kelly wore the same dress to the prom, on 90210. And when Brenda lost her virginity to Luke. That was an extremely big deal and a controversial thing, then. Fox could get away with it, the big three would never have done it, with major characters on a young adult TV series. It seems quaint, now.

Also for some reason (in a later season), somebody admonishing Dylan (in the throes of addiction) not to burn his bridges, and Luke Perry saying "May the bridges I burn light my way," as only he could say it.

by Anonymousreply 146March 31, 2024 7:03 AM

The morning Matt Lauer got fired. It was such a huge surprise that he was sleazy, and fascinating to see the co-hosts have to play it out on live tv. In retrospect, lots of kudos to them that they balanced the surprise with victim support and the right tone that there wasn’t after the fact criticism.

by Anonymousreply 147March 31, 2024 7:54 AM

The final episode of The Shield.

by Anonymousreply 148March 31, 2024 8:21 AM

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by Anonymousreply 149March 31, 2024 8:29 AM

[quote]Elizabeth Montgomery as Lizzie Borden axing her father and stepmother in The Legend of Lizzie Borden.

I remember this well as we were staying in a hotel because my mom had left my dad. Temporarily, as it turned out.

by Anonymousreply 150March 31, 2024 11:43 AM

The ending of The Day After. Survivors of the nuclear holocaust shoot another to protect their supplies.

by Anonymousreply 151March 31, 2024 12:15 PM

When Cersei blew up the Sept

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by Anonymousreply 152March 31, 2024 1:46 PM

I was 9 yrs old when I saw this on The Facts of Life and thought Tootie’s behavior was bat shit crazy.

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by Anonymousreply 153March 31, 2024 2:47 PM

The woman smothering her baby in the last episode of "MASH".

by Anonymousreply 154March 31, 2024 4:40 PM

R154 I love that episode!

by Anonymousreply 155March 31, 2024 5:23 PM

"The people...the people...the people..."

by Anonymousreply 156March 31, 2024 5:43 PM

Jan and that fucking wig.

by Anonymousreply 157March 31, 2024 5:49 PM

The NEW Jan Brady.

I always say this when someone compliments me on my haircut or new shirt.

by Anonymousreply 158March 31, 2024 6:39 PM

[quote]The NEW Jan Brady.

Is that anything like the NEW...Annette?

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by Anonymousreply 159March 31, 2024 8:00 PM

I remember an unusually sobering episode of The Love Boat that really hit me as a youngster.

One of the episode's plots involved a young woman (it may have been Dana Delaney, but I can't remember for sure) who boards the ship with a much older man. Throughout the episode, the two are seen holding hands, dancing together, and being very close.

Doc, Isaac, Gopher, and Julie assume they're a couple having an affair and spend the episode making snarky jokes and innuendos about the two and speculating that the young woman is the older man's secretary, etc.

Toward the end of the episode, the older man dies and his body is taken off the ship on a stretcher, with the young woman sobbing uncontrollably by his side. Then Captain Stubing tells the crew that the two were father and daughter, that the father was dying, and that he wanted to spend his final days with his daughter. The episode ends with the crew feeling ashamed of themselves for assuming the worst in people.

I was very young when I saw that episode, but I remember being struck by how sad it was, and by how the normally sunny, funny crew were depicted as basically heartless monsters.

Does anyone else remember that one?

by Anonymousreply 160March 31, 2024 8:17 PM

The love boat looks like a shithole compared to today’s ocean liners

by Anonymousreply 161March 31, 2024 8:20 PM

I remember it R160! Susan Blanchard played the daughter -- but I see why you were thinkin' maybe Dana Delany! Paul Burke was the father.

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by Anonymousreply 162March 31, 2024 11:38 PM

R162 Yes! Thank you! I'm glad someone else remembered that episode.

Susan does have a Delaney-esque quality about her.

by Anonymousreply 163April 1, 2024 12:49 PM

She married to Charles Frank, her sweetie on ALL MY CHILDREN back in the Stone Age. They're still together.

by Anonymousreply 164April 1, 2024 2:29 PM

People dismiss or make fun of soaps and I understand why, but R139/R140/R141 are great examples of why *I* watched. To see stories that were real life, played and acted out by characters you knew.....when it's done and done well it can be like amazing theater or a great movie.

(It's not always done well, of course, and there are lots of people getting married for the eleventh time and/or coming back from the dead, etc.)

by Anonymousreply 165April 1, 2024 2:45 PM

[quote]r118 Donna Martin graduates!

Donna Martin gets pushed down the stairs!

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by Anonymousreply 166April 1, 2024 3:41 PM

Julia Sugarbaker's "Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" speech.

I know Julia's rants sort of became a cliche in later seasons, but there was something new and different, the way Julia spoke. She had a very clear opinion and didn't hold back from expressing it, as so many 80s sitcom women did.

I was watching it with a friend and we both looked at each other after and were like, did we REALLY just see that? (and both of us came out as gay....imagine)

by Anonymousreply 167April 1, 2024 3:46 PM

R166 - you mean a man in a wig gets pushed down the stairs.

by Anonymousreply 168April 1, 2024 4:01 PM

Who could ever forget?

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by Anonymousreply 169April 1, 2024 4:07 PM

The movie at R109 - I can totally see why it was important at that time, for that time.

Looking at it from today's eyes (and I am a Gen Xer, not a younger person) it does irritate me that most of the story is focused on how the parents are affected, NOT on the son's experience.

Also, the guy playing the son is cute, but terribly cast. His Southern accent keeps sneaking in, much like Diana Scarwid as Suddenly Southern Christina in Mommie Dearest.

by Anonymousreply 170April 1, 2024 4:45 PM

Another soap moment.

I admit I burst into tears when I saw this. I couldn't believe it even though I had seen it with my own eyes. You may think I am the silliest MARY! that ever MARY!ed but this was an important part of me feeling less like trash and more like a human being that deserved something nice in my life.

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by Anonymousreply 171April 1, 2024 4:49 PM

Thanks to Miss Charlene Tilton, who among us didn’t think we were going to be raped while hitchhiking?

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by Anonymousreply 172April 1, 2024 4:56 PM

That was an incredible moment for me as well, R171. I was so happy to be watching when it happened.

by Anonymousreply 173April 1, 2024 5:03 PM

This trainwreck.

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by Anonymousreply 174April 1, 2024 8:55 PM

This one . . .

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by Anonymousreply 175April 1, 2024 9:31 PM

From General Hospital: "Not Barbara Jean....not Barbara Jean's heart!" / Tony listening to BJ's heart beating inside Maxie.

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by Anonymousreply 176April 1, 2024 11:39 PM

R176 I never much liked that show but agree it was probably THE best done storyline of any soap at any time. Acting, writing, everything.

by Anonymousreply 177April 1, 2024 11:47 PM

R160, I recall it but I don't recall the father Paul Burke dying in the episode; I think he went to the hospital and the daughter was rushed off the boat and went off to see him in the hospital, presumably on his deathbed but it's the Love Boat and Spelling - maybe he survived.

by Anonymousreply 178April 4, 2024 4:50 AM

R178 That could be; it's been so long since I've seen the episode.

by Anonymousreply 179April 4, 2024 11:07 AM

For me it was September 11th.

I was on DL and somebody posted about the plane. Expecting a Cessna, I turned on the t.v. and we all know the rest.

This is my first memory of being on DL and the most horrific thing I ever saw on live t.v.

I'm sure there are others with the same experience.

by Anonymousreply 180April 4, 2024 1:16 PM

Teeny beating Robbie

by Anonymousreply 181April 4, 2024 1:42 PM

Annie Romano's SLAPS!

by Anonymousreply 182April 4, 2024 2:13 PM

Elaine's death on "Soap."

I remember being shocked at how a show so funny could suddenly flip the switch to tragedy. The ending with only the sound of the ambulance siren as the camera panned out really got to me.

I remember being a kid and watching this episode with my mom. She was in tears.

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by Anonymousreply 183April 4, 2024 3:02 PM

I went from laughing at Elaine and Mary at each other's throats to crying over Elaine's death.

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by Anonymousreply 185April 5, 2024 9:26 PM

at 2:32; I was in high school but I knew this was a big deal

go to 2:32

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by Anonymousreply 186April 6, 2024 5:41 AM

Baywatch was on A LOT in the '90s. Reruns, first runs, etc. I was not interested, but since it was always on, I decided to try it.

It was a "very special episode" about bulimia. What is seared in my memory is Pamela Anderson, in her red bathing suit, shouting (scolding tone) at a girl:

"Are you bingeing?!! ... And then purging?!!"

Pam's acting was wooden and horrible. Never again did I try to watch ... Baywatch.

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by Anonymousreply 187April 6, 2024 5:49 AM

Well R171 was a whole lot of nothing.

by Anonymousreply 188April 6, 2024 6:00 AM

Granny and smoking crawdads.

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