100 Most Unexpected TV Moments

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  1. vwiggin

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    Where's T-Mac's miracle comeback? Where's Jon Stewart at Crossfire? Where's "Bush hates black people"?
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    Um, some of these are obviously spoilers, so read at your own discretion. I think I saw Battlestar Galactica and Six Feet Under spoilers in there, and I'm sure there's more.

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    TV Guide press release via yahoo

    100 HOGAN'S HEROES THE UNLIKELY POW CAMP COMEDY. (9/17/65)

    99 SNL DEBBIE DOWNER CRACK UP (5/1/04)

    98 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA IN THE FIRST SEASON FINALE, BOOMER IS
    REVEALED AS A CYLON, LEAVES ADMIRAL ADAMA FOR DEAD. (1/24/05)

    97 ROSEANNE IN "A STASH FROM THE PAST," ROSEANNE FINDS POT AND
    LECTURES DAVID, THEN PARTAKES WITH DAN AND JACKIE. LATER THEY
    REALIZE THE STASH WAS THEIR OWN FROM YEARS AGO. (10/5/93)

    96 YOU'RE IN THE PICTURE JACKIE GLEASON'S GAME SHOW BOMB, MAKES
    APOLOGY. (1/27/61)

    95 FAMILY GUY FOX'S FAILED SERIES ARE SPOOFED IN THE EPISODE
    "NORTH BY NORTH QUAHOG." (5/1/05)

    94 VH1 FASHION AWARDS JIM CARREY INTRODUCES ROLLING STONES WEARING A
    FIG LEAF. (10/28/97)

    93 SOUTH PARK THE S*** SHOW. 162 UTTERANCES IN EPISODE
    "IT HITS THE FAN." (6/20/01)

    92 THE FLYING NUN SALLY FIELD SERVES GOD, TAKES FLIGHT. (9/7/67)

    91 SEX AND THE CITY -- IN SERIES FINALE, BIG'S NAME REVEALED ON
    CARRIE'S CELL PHONE. (2/22/04)

    90 WILL & GRACE OVER CENSORS' OBJECTIONS, KAREN ADVISES LORRAINE:
    "EAT ME." (5/8/03)

    89 VMAS COURTNEY LOVE CRASHES MADONNA'S INTERVIEW. (9/7/95)

    88 SOAP JESSICA EXORCISES THE DEVIL FROM GRANDSON WITH IMPASSIONED
    SPEECH. (3/15/79)

    87 DAYTIME EMMYS SUSAN LUCCI WINS EMMY AFTER EIGHTEEN LOSSES.
    (5/21/99)

    86 STEAMBATH -- BILL BIXBY & VALERIE PERRINE IN THE NUDE, SLIPPED BY
    CENSORS (5/4/73)

    85 2003 VMAS THREE-WAY KISS: MADONNA, BRITNEY, & CHRISTINA.
    (8/28/03)

    84 THE DATING GAME PAUL LYNDE IS BACHELOR #1. CONTESTANT: "I'VE JUST
    GIVEN YOU BACHELOR #2. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH HIM?" LYNDE:
    "GO DANCING!" (6/1/68)

    83 THE SURREAL LIFE TELEVANGELIST TAMMY FAYE MEETS PORN STAR RON
    JEREMY. (1/11/04)

    82 MATCH GAME PANEL REVOLTS: STOPS THE SHOW WHEN THEY DON'T AGREE
    WITH JUDGES. LEGENDARY "SCHOOL RIOT." (7/8/77)

    81 DUKES OF HAZZARD COUSINS "COY" AND "VANCE" REPLACE ORIGINAL "BO"
    AND "LUKE" AFTER CONTRACT DISPUTE. (9/24/82)

    80 AMERICAN IDOL WILLIAM HUNG'S "SHE BANGS" (1/27/04)

    79 20/20 STOSSEL SLAPPED BY WWF CHAMP 'DR. D'. WRESTLER BANNED,
    STOSSEL COLLECTS. (2/21/85)

    78 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE LORNE MICHAELS OFFERS $3000 TO BEATLES FOR
    REUNION. (4/24/76)

    77 FAMILY FEUD FRED BAEDEKER BOMBS OUT ON THE BIG BOARD WITH INSANE
    ANSWERS. (8/9/76)

    76 1977 SCIENCE FICTION FILM AWARDS HOST WILLIAM SHATNER SINGS
    "ROCKET MAN." (1/21/78)

    75 1994 VMAS MICHAEL JACKSON AND BRIDE LISA MARIE PRESLEY "KISS."
    (9/8/94)

    74 '01 INAUGURAL BUSH DANCES WITH RICKY MARTIN. (01/18/01)

    73 MARRIED ... WITH CHILDREN BUNDY'S ADOPT NEPHEW, WHO PROMPTLY
    DISAPPEARS. MONTHS LATER, PICTURE APPEARS ON MILK CARTON. (4/24/94)

    72 HARDBALL BLUE DOG DEMOCRAT ZELL MILLER CONFRONTS CHRIS MATTHEWS
    DURING THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY.
    (9/1/04)

    71 MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN DROWNING BY CHICKEN SOUP. (3/4/76)

    70 NEWLYWEDS: NICK & JESSICA JESSICA SIMPSON'S "CHICKEN BY THE SEA"
    MOMENT. IS IT CHICKEN OR FISH? (8/19/03)

    69 '00 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, LOS ANGELES AL KISSES TIPPER.
    (8/17/2000)

    68 THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW ROB OPENS CLOSET DOOR; WALNUTS AND LAURA
    SPILL OUT. (2/6/63)

    67 THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW -- JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO CO-HOST. MUSICAL
    GUEST CHUCK BERRY PLAYS "JOHNNY B. GOODE," ACCOMPANIED BY WAILING
    ONO. (2/16/72)

    66 FELICITY THE HAIRCUT. (10/3/99) - USING ONLY STILLS AND NEWS
    FOOTAGE

    65 GET CHRISTIE LOVE! IN THE ORIGINAL MOVIE OF THE WEEK,
    CHRISTIE POSES AS HOOKER, CALLED "N*****." "NO, N***** LOVER."
    (1/22/74)

    64 THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW PHYLLIS'S BROTHER IS GAY. (1/13/73)

    63 2005 MASTERS TOURNAMENT TIGER WOODS' TRULY AMAZING SHOT.
    (4/10/05)

    62 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND MARIE'S VAGINA SCULPTURE. (10/22/01)

    61 DYNASTY THE MOLDAVIA MASSACRE. (5/15/85)

    60 THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW AFTER AN OVERLY-FRIENDLY ENCOUNTER, LARRY
    QUESTIONS DAVID DUCHOVNY'S SEXUALITY IN THE EPISODE "EVERYBODY
    LOVES LARRY." (11/13/96)

    59 THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL THE LEGENDARY CBS GALACTIC
    SPECTACULAR. (11/17/78) PHOTOS ONLY

    58 FRIENDS AT ROSS'S WEDDING IN LONDON, MONICA AND CHANDLER IN BED.
    (5/7/98)

    57 HERE'S LUCY JACKIE GLEASON'S SURPRISE CAMEO AS RALPH KRAMDEN IN
    EPISODE #2, "LUCY VISITS JACK BENNY." (9/30/68)

    56 SOPRANOS "LONG TERM PARKING": ADRIANNA GETS WHACKED. (5/23/04)

    55 JIMMY SWAGGART TELECAST SWAGGART TEARFULLY CONFESSES TO ADULTERY
    BEFORE A NATIONAL AUDIENCE. "I HAVE SINNED AGAINST YOU AND I BEG
    YOUR FORGIVENESS!" (2/21/88)

    54 WHAT'S MY LINE A BLINDFOLDED FRANK SINATRA IS ONE OF THE
    PANELISTS WHEN MIA FARROW, HIS NEW BRIDE, IS INTRODUCED AS MYSTERY
    GUEST. (11/27/66)

    53 COP ROCK STEPHEN BOCHCO'S MUSICAL SALUTE. (9/26/90)

    52 TEXAS AT CLEVELAND JOSE CANSECO'S INFAMOUS "HEAD-BALL" HOMER.
    (5/26/93)

    51 DINAH! ANDY KAUFMAN AS "TONY CLIFTON" SAYS BULL****. (9/19/79)

    50 PASSWORD JACK BENNY GIVES CLUE "ME" TO PASSWORD "MISER" (5/29/62)

    49 I MARRIED DORA FINAL EPISODE ACKNOWLEDGES SHOW'S DEMISE: "IT'S
    BEEN CANCELLED." "WHAT, THE FLIGHT?" "NO, THE SERIES." (12/18/87)

    48 DIANA ROSS - CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK STORM RAGES, FANS RAMPAGE,
    LIVE. (7/21/83)

    47 MORTON DOWNEY JR. SHOW AL SHARPTON/ROY INNIS FIST FIGHT AT THE
    APOLLO. (8/30/88)

    46 '68 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, CHICAGO RIOTS; MAYOR RICHARD
    DALEY MOUTHS OBSCENITIES. (8/29/68)

    45 LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN SONNY AND CHER: "I'VE GOT YOU
    BABE." (11/13/87)

    44 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER MUSICAL EPISODE "ONCE MORE WITH FEELING"
    HAS TOWNSFOLK REVEALING THEIR INNERMOST THOUGHTS-IN SONG. (11/6/01)

    43 MTV TOWN HALL MEETING - 17 YEAR-OLD LAETITIA THOMPSON FAMOUSLY ASKS
    PRESIDENT CLINTON, "BOXERS OR BRIEFS?" (4/19/94)

    42 '92 VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE PEROT RUNNING MATE ADMIRAL JAMES
    STOCKDALE ASKS, "WHO AM I? WHY AM I HERE?" (10/13/92)

    41 SURVIVOR RICHARD HATCH SLITHERS HIS WAY TO THE MILLION - IN THE
    NUDE. (7/5/2000)

    40 THE JERRY LEWIS TELETHON TELETHON SHOCKER! AFTER TWENTY-YEAR
    FEUD, JERRY LEWIS AND DEAN MARTIN REUNITED BY FRANK SINATRA.
    (9/6/76)

    39 TWIN PEAKS FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE DANCING DWARF. (4/19/90)

    38 GIMME A BREAK! JOEY LAWRENCE APPEARS IN BLACKFACE AT NELL'S
    CHURCH BENEFIT. (12/8/84)

    37 THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW - ELVIS SINGS TO HOUND DOG (7/1/56)

    36 THE WEST WING LEO NOMINATED FOR V.P. (MONTHS AFTER MASSIVE HEART-
    ATTACK). (4/6/05)

    35 VMAS DIANA ROSS GRAB'S LIL' KIM'S BOOB. (9/9/99)

    34 '72 OSCARS SACHEEN LITTLEFEATHER ACCEPTS FOR MARLON BRANDO.
    (3/27/73) - PHOTOS

    33 MELROSE PLACE KIMBERLY PULLS OFF WIG. (4/27/94)

    32 24 IN FIRST SEASON FINALE, JACK'S WIFE KILLED AS CLOCK RUNS DOWN.
    (5/21/02)

    31 WKRP IN CINCINNATI LIVE TURKEYS DROPPED FROM COPTER. (10/30/78)

    30 THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON ED AMES AND THE TOMAHAWK
    CHOP. (4/29/65)

    29 '84 SUMMER OLYMPICS, LOS ANGELES MARY DECKER/ZOLA BUDD BUMP IN
    3000 METER RUN. DECKER DECKED, BUDD BLAMED. (8/10/84)

    28 STAR TREK "THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER" - JOAN COLLINS.
    (4/6/67)

    27 THIRTYSOMETHING GAY COUPLE IN BED. (11/7/89)

    26 '68 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, CHICAGO RIOTS; WILLIAM F.
    BUCKLEY BATTLES GORE VIDAL. (8/28/68)

    25 LAW & ORDER WHEN ASSISTANT DA SERENA SOUTHERLYN IS FIRED BY HER
    BOSS, SHE SHOCKS BOTH HIM AND THE AUDIENCE WITH HER REVELATION, IN
    THE FORM OF A QUESTION: "IS IT BECAUSE I'M A LESBIAN?" (1/12/05)

    24 THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN DREW BARRYMORE'S TOPLESS
    BIRTHDAY SALUTE. (4/12/95)

    23 SURVIVOR MICHAEL SKUPIN BURNED, MEDIVAC'D. (3/1/01)

    22 '88 VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE BENTSEN TO QUAYLE:
    " ... AND SENATOR, YOU'RE NO JACK KENNEDY." (10/5/88)

    21 CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - WALTER CRONKITE PRONOUNCES
    THE VIETNAM WAR A STALEMATE. (2/27/68)

    20 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BARBARA STREISAND CRASHES COFFEE TALK.
    (2/22/92)

    19 THE PRICE IS RIGHT YOLANDA BOWERSLEY COMES ON DOWN, FALLS OUT OF
    TOP. (9/14/77)

    18 SIX FEET UNDER NATE DIES (7/31/05)

    17 OAKLAND AT PITTSBURGH "IMMACULATE RECEPTION" CONSIDERED GREATEST
    PLAY IN NFL HISTORY. (12/23/72)

    16 CAL/STANFORD BIG GAME WILD ENDING, BAND ON FIELD. (11/20/82)

    15 M*A*S*H RADAR ANNOUNCES COL. BLAKE'S DEATH. (3/18/75)

    14 THE DICK CAVETT SHOW GEORGIA GOVERNOR LESTER MADDOX WALKS OFF.
    (12/18/70)

    13 1996 SUMMER OLYMPICS MUHAMMAD ALI MAKES A SURPRISE APPEARANCE WITH
    THE OLYMPIC TORCH. (7/19/96)

    12 ER HELICOPTER BLADE RIPS OFF ROMANO'S ARM; SEASON LATER,
    HELICOPTER FALLS FROM ROOF, FINISHING HIM OFF. (9/26/02, 11/20/03)

    11 NIGHTLINE AL CAMPANIS CLAIMS BLACKS "LACK THE NECESSITIES" FOR
    BASEBALL MANAGEMENT. (4/6/87)

    10 ST. ELSEWHERE FINALE: ENTIRE SERIES IMAGINED BY AUTISTIC CHILD.
    (5/25/88)

    9 '94 WINTER OLYMPICS, LILLEHAMMER TONYA HARDING/NANCY KERRIGAN
    SCANDAL CULMINATES WITH TONYA PLEADING TEARFULLY TO JUDGES ABOUT A
    BROKEN SHOELACE. (2/25/94)

    8 SEINFELD GEORGE'S FIANCEE LICKS CHEAP ENVELOPES, DIES. (5/16/96)

    7 CAMPAIGN '04 DEAN SCREAM. (1/19/04)

    6 THE "HEIDI-BOWL" NBC PREEMPTS FINAL 1:05 OF JETS-RAIDERS GAME
    WITH MOVIE "HEIDI". TWO TOUCHDOWNS WENT UNSEEN BY IRATE FANS.
    (11/17/68)

    5 THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR THE WHO GOES UP IN FLAMES FOR
    "MY GENERATION" WHEN KEITH MOON OVERLOADS EXPLOSIVES IN HIS DRUMS.
    THREE INJURED. (9/17/67)

    4 SUPER BOWL '04 JANET JACKSON'S "WARDROBE MALFUNCTION" (2/1/04)

    3 DALLAS BOBBY EWING ALIVE, SEASON NINE A DREAM. (5/16/86)

    2 WBA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TYSON V. HOLYFIELD. MAN BITES EAR
    STORY. (6/28/97)

    1 NEWHART SERIES FINALE (5/21/90)
     
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  2. lpbman

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    The day the country lost it's freakin mind.
     
  3. Astro101

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    How does the Debbie Downer skit make it in the top 100 ? Wasn't it just unprofessionalism?
     
  4. Xenon

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    This show was absolutely hilarious. Glad to see it make the list. This should be on a dvd boxed set somewhere.
     
  5. vwiggin

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    I thought it was pretty funny, but that might just be because lately, SNL skits are so bad that the only time they are funny is when the cast breaks character and start laughing (Fallon does this a lot).

    I don't know why this made the list, though. SNL members breaking out laughing happens a lot. My favorite is when David Spade and Christina Applegate started busting out durnig Chis Farley's "Van down by the river" skit.
     
  6. Rocketman95

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    #1 was great.
     
  7. Austin70

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    I think the that one Newlywed Show where they ask "Where is the strangest place you made whoopie? And the woman said....."In the ass."
     
  8. The Real Shady

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    Where's Monica Seles getting shanked?
     
  9. Xerobull

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    How about the Howard Cosell Faux Pas, or maybe the live 911 plane crashes?

    Some of these are good, some are lame, some are expected (believe it or not, I remember the Susan Lucci award, and they were hyping it up during the pre-awards show...everyone knew it was happening). I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder.
     
  10. JuanValdez

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    Most of these, I didn't even know about. And only a fraction of what's left did I actually see. It seems like they missed some pretty important stuff, as has been mentioned.
     
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    #1 Lee Harvey Oswald shot by Jack Ruby on live TV, November 24, 1963.
     
  12. swilkins

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    I guess some things shouldn't be remembered, but this is the first thing that came to mind.

    It was 1987, and I worked at a Video duplicating company back when VHS tapes were popular.

    This was one of the videos I had to watch 100's of times that was sent to news stations nationwide.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budd_Dwyer
     
  13. Rocketman95

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    You know, I had always heard about this story, but never actually read about it. Chilling.
     
  14. swilkins

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    There are actually fan sites for this guy.

    I can't respect anyone that kills himself on television, where his family can see it live.

    I felt bad for his family, but he can burn in Hell as far as I'm concerned.

    I actually had a copy of the event and threw the tape away, because I didn't want my son to accidently stumble across it.
     
  15. Preston27

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    Exactly what I was thinking. That, and the live footage of the second plane on 9/11.
     
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    but was it really as unexpected as when cousins Coy and Vance replaced Luc and Bo on the dukes of hazard??


    These lists are always somewhat subjective....but this one is just poor. I was around for most of those so called events (and an avid TV watcher at the time), and most of them wouldn't have warranted a post in the Hangout (had it been up then...).
     
  17. cwebbster

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    where is the OJ car chase?
     
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    How about the space shuttle Challenger explosion?

    That list must have been compiled by one person (and a dumb one, at that).

    ugh.. This thread alone could have built a better list.
     
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    Dumber for typing with CAPS LOCKed
     
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    oj? 9/11? on a lesser note, even the pacers/pistons melee was big news.

    crap list.
     

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