History EstablishingCharacterMoment / LiveActionTV

23rd Apr '16 6:11:25 PM pinkdalek
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*** Liz is escorted into UNIT via a limousine with sexy music.
*** Jo is introduced barging in on the Doctor's experiment and accidentally causing it to explode by trying to be helpful.
*** Harry is introduced bursting in on the recently regenerated Doctor with an offer of help - the Doctor finishes his self-quotation - "...and stupid!" just as he enters.
*** Romana is introduced in a [[MaleGaze slow pan up her legs]] wearing a stunning white feather cape.
1st Apr '16 7:11:02 PM bt8257
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* Proving you can do this before the show even airs, is Ed O' Neil's audition for one [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]]. Upon walking through the door, he was supposed to read his line. But he added a small something beforehand. A weary sigh indicating Al wasn't happy to be home. He locked the part up.

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* Proving you can do this before the show even airs, is Ed O' Neil's Creator/EdONeill's audition for one [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]]. Upon walking through the door, he was supposed to read his line. But he added a small something beforehand. A beforehand that nobody thought to add at all: a weary sigh indicating Al wasn't happy to be home. He locked the part up.
19th Mar '16 2:39:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the pilot episode for ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[RobotGirl Cameron]] has several moments that could count, from [[CarFu running over Cromartie with a truck]] and uttering the iconic "Come with me if you want to live" line, to her [[KungShui brawl with Cromartie that levels a house]] to her nonchalantly [[FullFrontalAssault beating up a group of drunks while stark naked.]] It's up to the viewer to figure out which one works best.

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* In the pilot episode for ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[RobotGirl Cameron]] has several moments that could count, from [[CarFu running over Cromartie with a truck]] and uttering the iconic "Come with me if you want to live" line, to her [[KungShui brawl with Cromartie that levels a house]] to her nonchalantly [[FullFrontalAssault beating up a group of drunks while stark naked.]] It's up to the viewer to figure out which one works best.



* ''AshesToAshes'' had three of the same characters from ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', but manages to give them each an ECM for those members of the audience who weren't familiar with LOM. Gene Hunt's tour-de-force entrance - ''"Today, my friend, your diary entry will read, 'Took a prozzie hostage and was shot by three armed bastards.'"'' - Ray bouncing Markham's head off the Quattro, and Chris's insistent ''"I'm not nervous. I'm just cautious."''. For the new characters, Shaz's is her dancing to the Walkman, and Alex's know-it-all use of finger quotes when she talks to Gene, calling him a construct.

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* ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' had three of the same characters from ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', but manages to give them each an ECM for those members of the audience who weren't familiar with LOM. Gene Hunt's tour-de-force entrance - ''"Today, my friend, your diary entry will read, 'Took a prozzie hostage and was shot by three armed bastards.'"'' - Ray bouncing Markham's head off the Quattro, and Chris's insistent ''"I'm not nervous. I'm just cautious."''. For the new characters, Shaz's is her dancing to the Walkman, and Alex's know-it-all use of finger quotes when she talks to Gene, calling him a construct.
11th Mar '16 10:04:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''ThisIsWonderland'': Alice is introduced waiting outside the courthouse for someone who isn't coming. Nancy shows up, says he isn't coming, and then leaves, because her job is done. Zona is trying to keep multiple phone conversations going simultaneously but still has time to help Alice, if only a little. Elliot is some scruffy weirdo who knows his way around the courtroom and checks out Alice's legs. James - the guy who didn't show up - doesn't show up, and when he does, he's wearing no pants under his desk. And Judge Frasier wears running shoes into court, sings to himself, and calls Alice "kiddo".

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* ''ThisIsWonderland'': ''Series/ThisIsWonderland'': Alice is introduced waiting outside the courthouse for someone who isn't coming. Nancy shows up, says he isn't coming, and then leaves, because her job is done. Zona is trying to keep multiple phone conversations going simultaneously but still has time to help Alice, if only a little. Elliot is some scruffy weirdo who knows his way around the courtroom and checks out Alice's legs. James - the guy who didn't show up - doesn't show up, and when he does, he's wearing no pants under his desk. And Judge Frasier wears running shoes into court, sings to himself, and calls Alice "kiddo".
6th Mar '16 10:42:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/WilliamShatner expressing his dislike for marshmallows in 'Series/'TJHooker.''

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* Creator/WilliamShatner expressing his dislike for marshmallows in 'Series/'TJHooker.''Series/TJHooker.''
6th Mar '16 10:41:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/WilliamShatner expressing his dislike for marshmallows in ''TJHooker.''
* In the first episode of ''TheWire'', narcotics cop Shakime "Kima" Greggs is part of an operation to arrest some drugdealers in possession. Which they do. Carver pulls a pistol out of the car, when Kima casually walks to the car and pulls out a shotgun. "Two guns."

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* Creator/WilliamShatner expressing his dislike for marshmallows in ''TJHooker.'Series/'TJHooker.''
* In the first episode of ''TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'', narcotics cop Shakime "Kima" Greggs is part of an operation to arrest some drugdealers in possession. Which they do. Carver pulls a pistol out of the car, when Kima casually walks to the car and pulls out a shotgun. "Two guns."
16th Feb '16 5:31:50 PM ading
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** The ''[[UsefulNotes/NonDinosaurianReptiles Postosuchus]]'' in "New Blood" is introduced eating a ''[[UsefulNotes/NonDinosaurianReptiles Placerias]]'' alive.

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** The ''[[UsefulNotes/NonDinosaurianReptiles ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Postosuchus]]'' in "New Blood" is introduced eating a ''[[UsefulNotes/NonDinosaurianReptiles ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Placerias]]'' alive.
16th Feb '16 5:31:19 PM ading
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** Adam asking a boy what he is then killing him.

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** The very first thing Adam asking a boy what he does upon being created is then killing him.impale his "mother" [[spoiler:Maggie Walsh]] ForTheEvulz.



** The Judge disintegrating Dalton [[DisproportionateRetribution because he likes reading too much.]]
** Oz explaining his decision not to become a Corporate Computer Suit Guy... [[BrilliantButLazy or a work-of-any-kind guy.]]
** At the Wiccan meeting where we first see her, Tara sits on the floor because she doesn't have the confidence to insist on a chair. She perks up when Willow mentions magic, but then stutters and retreats when all the attention is on her.



** In Crowley's first interaction with the Winchesters, [[GenreSavvy he examines his immediate environment and discovers the Devil's Trap under his rug]], whereas most demons would have just walked right in and gotten themselves stuck. He then [[DeadpanSnarker asks if they know how much the rug they defaced cost.]]
** [[{{Adorkable}} Charlie Bradbury]] comes into work listening to "Walking on Sunshine". When out of sight in an elevator, she rocks out happily to the music but regains her composure the moment the elevator doors open again.
** Ruby is introduced killing three of the Seven Deadly Sins with a knife, something until then thought impossible, establishing what an ActionGirl she is. When Sam asks who she is upon meeting her, she tells him "the girl who just saved your ass", establishing her mysteriousness and snarkiness.
** Bela Talbot dressing up as a waiter and distracting Sam in order to steal the lucky rabbit's foot from him.
** Rowena is introduced [[DissonantSerenity calmly reading a book from her hotel room as blood drips from the ceiling.]]



*** Shirley responds to Annie's insinuation that she's made "bad life decisions" by saying "[[TranquilFury Well, Iím sure Iíve made bad life decisions. [...] And maybe Annieís decisions will be better.]] And I think she should decide whether she wants to be considered a child or an adult, because a child gets pity, but not respect, and adults can get respect but they can also get ''grabbed by the hair and have their faces put through jukeboxes.''"

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*** Shirley Shirley's passive-aggressiveness is established when she responds to Annie's insinuation that she's made "bad life decisions" by saying "[[TranquilFury Well, Iím sure Iíve made bad life decisions. [...] And maybe Annieís decisions will be better.]] And I think she should decide whether she wants to be considered a child or an adult, because a child gets pity, but not respect, and adults can get respect but they can also get ''grabbed by the hair and have their faces put through jukeboxes.''"''"
** In the second episode, Chang's rant about how he's a "SPANISH GENIUS" at the beginning of class establishes his insanity.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': The first scene of the series portrays Dexter as your typical intimidating killer, but once his inner monologue explains [[EvenEvilHasStandards he's targeting Mike Donovan because he's disgusted that the latter murdered a child]], we know he's a SympatheticMurderer.
* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'':
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/NonDinosaurianReptiles Postosuchus]]'' in "New Blood" is introduced eating a ''[[UsefulNotes/NonDinosaurianReptiles Placerias]]'' alive.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Allosaurus]]'' in "Time of the Titans" is introduced attacking a group of ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Diplodocus]]'' infants.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' in "Cruel Sea" is introduced snatching a ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Eustreptospondylus]]'' in its mouth and eating it.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals Basilosaurus]]'' in "Whale Killer" is shown eating sharks in its first appearance.
14th Feb '16 9:14:45 AM ading
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** In "Pilot":
*** The whole episode is one long ECM for Jeff, establishing his AntiHero status.
*** The series begins with [[PointyHairedBoss Dean Pelton]] giving a speech to the campus. He starts by going on about how they've all heard that community college is for losers, then says "That's what you've ''heard''. However: I wish you luck! Wait... there was a middle part of that speech, if you see a card..."
*** [[MetaGuy Abed]] notes how much the study group is like ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.
*** [[NotSoAboveItAll Britta]] ''almost'' sees through Jeff's claim to be a tutor, and challenges him to say "I actually tutor Spanish" in Spanish. However, she knows so little Spanish herself that she can't tell what he's actually saying and just ''assumes'' he got the answer right, meaning that asking was completely pointless.
*** Jeff mentions that Duncan "seemed less concerned with ethics the day [Jeff] convinced twelve of [Duncan's] peers that when [Duncan] did a U turn on a freeway and tried to order chalupas from an emergency call box, [his] only real crime was being an American."
*** Pierce introduces the rest of the study group to Jeff-and [[AccidentalMisnaming gets all of their names wrong]], except for himself and Shirley.
*** Shirley responds to Annie's insinuation that she's made "bad life decisions" by saying "[[TranquilFury Well, Iím sure Iíve made bad life decisions. [...] And maybe Annieís decisions will be better.]] And I think she should decide whether she wants to be considered a child or an adult, because a child gets pity, but not respect, and adults can get respect but they can also get ''grabbed by the hair and have their faces put through jukeboxes.''"
30th Jan '16 11:16:47 PM Jake
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*** This scene received a CallBack in Season 7 episode "The Pegasus" when Picard points out that said incident was what sold him on Riker as his first officer: He was, "someone who would stand up to me. Someone who was more concerned with doing what was ''right'' than how it might look on his record."
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