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Such a tough question! Gonna go with Doctor Who - Genesis of the Daleks for now.
The "Pilot" (1st) episode of Freaks and Geeks.
When it was over I felt like I had watched one of the BEST movies EVER made about high school. EVERYTHING about it is perfection.
1977 : Fernwood Tonight (TV Series 1977) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb
The Andy Griffith Show
Season 4 Episode 1
Opie The Bird Man
Father Ted— Speed
The episode with Mr Mustard the milkman
Now that's a classic. For me in Father Ted it's probably the one where the priests get stuck in the lingerie department and have to pull together to get themselves out of there So much to choose from in that show though. Now just thought of another, My Lovely Horse!
I can't recall episode names or half of what I've loved on TV, so perhaps I'll be a traditional Brit and say Only Fools And Horses, it's a toss up between leaning on the counter, the chandelier, the jolly boys outing or Uncle Albert speaking german to the lost young lady - or for that matter anything with Uncle Albert.
I almost chose My Lovely Horse! The Eurovision Song Contest parody
Twin Peaks pilot
Christmas episode of My So-Called Life
really tough question.
if i have to pick.
the beatles first appearance on ed sullivan.
those 2 1/2 minutes changed my life from then on.
TWILIGHT ZONE "an occurrence at owl creek bridge"
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (film) - Wikipedia
There have been some episodes of tv that have blown my mind but this is the most memorable one.
WKRP - Turkeys Away!
There are about 5 episodes from this series that would make my all time favourites and every show had at least one equally profound moment for me. I had such an emotional connection to the show.
Saw this when I was about eight. Freaked out my little mind.
Well, I suppose someone needed to mention Abigail's Party. That and the live coverage of the climbing of the Old Man Of Hoy rock... milestones in British telly!
Mike Leigh on Abigail’s Party at 40: 'I was sure it would sink without trace'
Game of Thrones - Season 2 - Blackwater.
This is hands down the weirdest piece of TV I have seen. Just imagine, you've been watching seven episodes of a TV show that is already pretty strange and then David Lynch hits you with this! I've never seen so many TV show review websites start their review with WTF! Amazing, mesmerizing, transformative stuff. Lynch is a genius.
Twin peaks for me. Not always consistent but when it was on, it was great and there was nothing like it.
I have a few candidates that are hard to pick one over the other. Each had a somewhat profound effect on me the first time I saw it.
TWILIGHT ZONE: "On Thursday We Leave For Home"
THE OUTER LIMITS: "The Man Who Was Never Born"
THE FUGITIVE: "The Ivy Maze"
TIME TUNNEL: "Rendezvous With Yesterday"
STAR TREK: "City On The Edge Of Forever"
THE INVADERS: "Beachhead"
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: "The Train"
THE PRISONER: "Arrival"
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: "Cause And Effect"
STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Visitor"
These sort of fall into two categories, pilot episodes that introduced a series that's stayed with me all these years, and episodes of already favorites that amount to "mind blown" status.
I asked my wife to marry me during the show where Marilyn went to Seattle (or was it Portland?), we watched it religiously when we were in college. Fast forward to 2008 when we were looking for baby names for our third child, a girl...we decided on Miranda. Named after Shelly and Holling's baby.
Seinfeld "The Soup"
What a great show -- one of Harlan Ellison's best.
I forgot another of Harlan Ellison's works, hands-down the best episode ever of Star Trek: "City on the Edge of Forever."
An SF-writer friend of mine says, "this is the kind of show that makes you cry: partly because it's so brilliant, and partly because you're jealous that you could never have written it." Even Gene Roddenberry -- who fought bitterly with Harlan over changes they made to the script -- admitted years later that it was the best episode they ever did.
Get a Life...
The episode where Chris gets tonsillitus
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