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->''"THAT scene in ''Film/AmericanPie''."''
-->-- '''Wiki/TVTropes: CringeComedy page'''

That one scene that everyone remembers from a movie or other media. When people think of the work, this is the one scene that they immediately think of, and may be the only reason to remember it at all. If the work is referenced in popular culture, it ''will'' reference this scene. Cover illustrations will often depict this scene. Any parodies will also center on this scene specifically.

There are many reasons that the scene may stand out. It may be...
* The centerpiece of the trailer, causing it to enter the minds of people before they see the movie, or be all they know about it if they never see the movie.
* A piece of exceptional writing or visual beauty.
* A scene that is [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment uncharacteristic and has nothing to do with the rest of the work]].
* A scene that is [[{{Narm}} so unintentionally laughable]] it overshadows the rest of the work.[[note]]This is especially true for works that were already SoBadItsGood.[[/note]]
* A scene that went [[MemeticMutation viral.]]
* A scene that evoked major controversy.
* A scene that became a part of popular culture and/or is easily recognized by most viewer.
* [[ItWasHisSled The major twist in the work]].
* A scene that was just so shocking it became firmly lodged in the viewer's memory.

No matter the reason, the Signature Scene is cemented in the minds of the general public. If you have actually seen the work yourself, there may be more scenes that you enjoy, or possibly stick out more in your mind than what people believe to be the Signature Scene.

Scenes which are little more than famous quotes should probably not be listed here. Those are examples of {{Signature Line}}s. Quotes do help keep a Signature Scene memorable, though.

Compare AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame, BestKnownForTheFanservice, WatchItForTheMeme, MoneyMakingShot, and EverybodyKnowsThat.
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!Examples
[[index]]
* SignatureScene/AnimeAndManga
* SignatureScene/LiveActionFilms
* SignatureScene/LiveActionTV
* SignatureScene/VideoGames
[[/index]]

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[[folder:Comics]]
* Quite a few scenes from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics:
** Batman's [[MemeticMutation infamous]] reprimanding of a recently orphaned Dick Grayson from ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder''.
-->'''Batman:''' What, are you dense? Are you retarded or something? Who the hell do you think I am? I'm the Goddamn Batman.
** Batman taking on Franchise/{{Superman}} -- [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu and beating him]] -- in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns.''
** Harvey Dent getting [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Dent#Fictional_character_biography acid splashed on his face]] and his TwoFaced [[http://0uterheaven.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/2face.gif reveal]] in ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween''.
** Batman lifting Jason Todd's dead body from a pile of rubble in ''ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily''.
** The Joker shooting Barbara Gordon, and the [[DrivenToMadness final scene]] in the Joker's [[MultipleChoicePast "backstory"]], from ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''.
** Bane breaking Batman's back in ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}''. A major point in Batman's publication history, and, arguably, Bane's defining moment, to the point that the feat is repeated in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
** Thomas and Martha Wayne being murdered right in front of a young Bruce by Joe Chill in Crime Alley.
*** And very specific elements always appear when the scene is shown: Martha's pearl necklace always breaks, Bruce is always on his knees between his two parents, and Thomas and Martha's bodies are always beside one another facing the same way.
** Related to ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', there's the original Red Hood falling into a vat of chemicals [[StartOfDarkness and emerging as The Joker]] ([[MultipleChoicePast which may or may not have happened]]).
** The death of Dick Greyson's parents.
* Dr. Light [[spoiler:raping Sue Dibny]] in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''.
* Superboy-Prime retconning reality with his punches in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.
* ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''
** The death of Barry Allen.
** Also, the death of {{ComicBook/Supergirl}}, especially that cover.
* ''ComicBook/XMen''
** Colossus throwing Wolverine in a FastballSpecial.
** [[SelfSacrificeScheme Phoenix killing herself]] in front of Cyclops in ''X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Story''.
** The Hellfire Club and a brainwashed Phoenix defeating the entire team and taking them prisoner, all except for Wolverine, who's been left for dead... only for him to burst out of a pile of sewage, ready to kick ass while declaring, "Okay, suckers -- You've taken yer best shot! Now it's '''my''' turn!"
** The future X-Men getting massacred by the Sentinels in "Days of Future Past."
** Magneto ripping the adamantium out of Wolverine's skeleton.
* Rick Jones creating the Invaders to fight the Skrulls in ''[[ComicBook/TheKreeSkrullWar Avengers: The Kree-Skrull War]]''.
* ComicBook/JudgeDredd [[TalkToTheFist punching through the Judge Fear's head]] while shouting "Gaze into the fist of Dredd!"
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''
** Superman [[ComicBook/ActionComics lifting a green car over his head while three criminals run away.]]
** Superman being weakened by a chunk of kryptonite.
** In ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', the full-page spread of Lois cradling the dead body of Superman.
** Krypton exploding.
** Ma and Pa Kent finding baby Kal El in a field.
** Clark Kent putting his costume on in a phone booth.
** Superman comforting/saving a suicidal teenager in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''. Not just for that one comic, but considered by many to be a perfect encapsulation of everything that makes Superman awesome.
* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''
** Captain America's apparent death, with his bloodied body on the courthouse steps.
** On a more triumphant note, the now-legendary image of Cap punching Adolf Hitler in the face.
** [[HeroicSacrifice Bucky sacrificing himself to save Cap]], and Cap falling into the ocean.
* ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'': [[ComicBook/UltronUnlimited ULTRON. We would have words with thee]].
** The Avengers finding Captain America frozen in a block of ice.
** Ultron taking control of ''all'' of Iron Man's armors and setting them on the Avengers, repeated in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Earth's Mightiest Heroes]]'' and ''[[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Age of Ultron]]''.
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan''
** Spider-Man carrying a man while swinging across New York.
** Peter Parker being dragged by his aunt to a blind date with her best friend's niece at the end of ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #42, expecting to have to go through an "ordeal" with most likely an ugly girl. He spends some time waiting, reflecting on how he's become attracted to that nice Gwen Stacy. Then the doorbell rings, and Anna Watson lets her in:
-->'''Anna:''' Peter Parker, I'd like you to meet my niece...\\
'''Peter''' (''[[DistractedByTheSexy bowled over by the lady's looks]]'')''':''' You mean -- ''that's'' Mary Jane..?!!\\
'''[[HeroesWantRedheads Mary Jane]]:''' [[SignatureLine Face it, Tiger... you just hit the jackpot!]]
** On a sadder note: The death of Gwen Stacy in ASM #121, notable for the much debated [=SNAP!=] sound effect and the final panels with [[PietaPlagiarism Spider-Man holding Gwen's body]].
** Spider-Man confronting Uncle Ben's killer and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizing it was the crook he let get away earlier]].
** Spider-Man lifting a ton of debris off of himself in order to get to the serum needed to save Aunt May's life in ASM #33.
** The shot of Peter walking away from his costume in a trash bin, remarking "I am Spider-Man no more" is also very well remembered and often referenced.
* The pivotal moment in an OriginStory when a superhero gains and discovers his/her powers is usually this.
* ''ComicBook/{{Popeye}}''
** Popeye beating up his opponents (in the original comics he did this without the aid of spinach. After the cartoon became a hit this element was added)
** Wimpy eating hamburgers.
** Eugene the jeep seeing "jeep".
* ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'': Ignatz zapping Krazy Kat with a brick.
* ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'': Little Nemo flying on his bed through the night, then awaking because it was AllADream and having fallen out of his bed.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Lucky Luke driving off into the sunset while singing "I'm a poor lonesome cowboy".
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'':
** The banquet with wild boars, while Cacofonix is bound, gagged and tied to a tree.
** Obelix claiming he's not fat.
** The villagers fighting over the rotten fish of the local fishmonger.
** Obelix beating up Roman legions.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': The waffle feast that concludes every story.
* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: Wiske's wink to the audience at the end of each story.
** The main cast being sent back in time with the TimeMachine.
* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse: In Creator/CarlBarks ' stories Uncle Scrooge will be seen diving into his fortune at least once an episode.
* ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'': Gaston accidentally preventing Mr. Demesmaeker from signing the contracts time and time again.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes'': Bommel talks about "being a gentleman, if you understand what I mean" and tells Tom Poes to "think of a plan" when in an urgent situation. Bulle Bas tries to arrest Bommel for a crime he didn't commit. Marquis de Canteclaer looks down upon Bommel while holding his lorgnette.
* ''{{ComicBook/Agent327}}'': Agent 327 arriving at his office in a disguise and then sighing: "Heaven's sake, what a secret agent has to do nowadays to arrive at his work unnoticed!"
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'':
** People accidentally dialing the number of Cutts the butcher, or accidentally dialing Marlinspike Hall while trying to call Cutts.
** The most iconic scene in the entire series is Tintin jumping from a disconnected train wagon in ''[[Recap/TintinPrisonersOfTheSun Prisoners Of The Sun]]''.
** The red and white moon rocket from ''[[Recap/TintinExplorersOnTheMoon Explorers On the Moon]]''
* ComicBook/MoonKnight has the iconic fifth issue of Warren Ellis's run on the book, which features a spectacular ''twenty page'' fight sequence, with Moon Knight slowly fighting through an army of mooks in order to save a kidnapped little girl.
* ''ComicBook/FritzTheCat'': Fritz takes drugs or has sex with some girl.
* ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'': Blake and Mortimer on the cover of ''Recap/TheYellowM'' has become so iconic that it inspired [[TheYellowMShoutOut many parodies and homages]].
* ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'':
** Oliver learning that his {{Sidekick}} Roy Harper is a drug addict.
** The Green Arrow and ComicBook/BlackCanary wedding.
** Mia Dearden revealing that she has HIV.
** Connor Hawke taking over for his father.
* ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'':
** Carl killing Shane.
** Michonne rescuing Otis.
** Thomas Richards killing the Greene twins.
** The Governor chopping-off Rick's right hand.
** The Governor raping Michonne.
** Michonne's ColdBloodedTorture of The Governor.
** The Governor decapitating Tyreese.
** Lily Caul fatally gunning Lori and Judith with a shotgun.
** Rick having a DeadPersonConversation with deceased members in a phone.
** Carl executing Ben.
** The Hunters eating Dale's leg.
** Rick and company butchering The Hunters.
** Rick leaving Jessie and Ron to be devoured by Walkers.
** Carl's EyeScream.
** Negan repeatedly whacking Glenn's head with a barbed wire-infused baseball bat.
* Aquaman losing his hand replacing it with a harpoon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!" from ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''.
* Two from ''Fanfic/HowIBecameYours''. There's the scene in which Zuko confronts Mai over her actions regarding his love child with Katara, resulting in her [[StrawManHasAPoint making some points that were more reasonable than the author intended]] and calling him a "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin chard]] [[MemeticMutation monster]]". There's also the scene in which [[spoiler:Katara bloodbends Mai to death]], doing something that is not only fairly morally questionable, but seen as impossible [[spoiler:at least until Legend of Korra]].
* Whenever readers thought of the DarkFic of Anime/DigimonAdventure02 ''Fanfic/Digimon02TheStoryWeNeverTold'', it will always be the moment when [[spoiler: Ken dies]] mostly due to the fact that almost no readers ever saw it coming.
* ''{{FanFic/Eugenesis}}'': the scene in the epilogue where [[spoiler: Soundwave gives birth to a deformed Quintesson]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'':
** The motorcycle fight through Neo-Tokyo.
** Kaneda's [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/969982-akira motorcycle slide]].
** Tetsuo's mutation.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'':
** The first appearance of the Genie.
** "A Whole New World".
* ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'':
** Gabu and Mei meeting face to face for the first time.
** Gabu staring at Mei's butt.
** Gabu and Mei [[spoiler:jumping into a river together]]
* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'':
** Bambi encountering a butterfly on his tail and the skunk Flower.
** The death scene of Bambi's mother.
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'':
** Belle and Beast's ballroom dance.
** Also; Belle, on the hill, during "Belle (reprise)" is pretty iconic.
** The "Be My Guest" extravaganza musical number.
* ''Disney/BigHero6:''
** The "Immortals" training montage.
** [[spoiler:Tadashi's death]].
** Hiro ordering Baymax to [[spoiler: kill Callaghan]] after basically telling him that [[spoiler: Tadashi was expendable for his revenge]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'':
** The Touch the Sky scene (particularly the slo-mo of Merida shooting an arrow)
** The scene where Merida leaps towards [[spoiler: bear]] Elinor.
* ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'': The initial car chase to rescue Clarisse and the climatic bell tower fight
* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'':
** Cinderella's mouse friends fixing up the dress.
** The Fairy Godmother transforming Cinderella's torn dress into a shimmering ballgown.
** The "So This is Love" song sequence.
** The glass slipper being fitted onto Cinderella, and the wedding that follows.
* ''Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'': The entire portion of Cinderella crashing her own wedding.
* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'':
** The "Baby Be Mine" scene, which is one of the most infamous tearjerkers in the Disney canon.
** Followed immediately by "Pink Elephants On Parade", which is one of the most infamous MushroomSamba sequences in DerangedAnimation history.
** Next is the dancing crows with "When I See An Elephant Fly" and Dumbo flying in the air.
* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''
** The "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment and the scene afterwards where Mickey shakes hands with Leopold Stokowski.
** The ''T-Rex'' vs. ''Stegosaurus'' scene from "Rite of Spring"
** The dancing hippo's in the ''Dance Of The Hours'' segment.
** Chernabog during "Night on Bald Mountain".
* The animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' is largely known only for the very explicit, shocking, and disgusting sex scene between two [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism minimally anthropomorphic]] ''cartoon cats.'' To a lesser extent, it's known for it's most gory scenes, such as the one with the disemboweled pregnant cat or the dismembered head of another cat.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
** Elsa's "Let it Go" sequence.
** Anna and Elsa playing as children at the start
** The "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" sequence, especially the first portion
** [[spoiler:Hans almost kissing Anna then refusing and revealing he is the BigBad.]] Also counts as ItWasHisSled considering it's a huge spoiler, which everyone knew within months of the movie releasing.
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'':
** A rare example of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment scene being this, the [[ParentalBonus full-blown]] ''[[ChorusGirls burlesque show]]'' performed by [[BestKnownForTheFanservice mouse stripper Miss Kitty]].
** Fidget's JumpScare in the opening.
** The final showdown in Big Ben and Ratigan's VillainousBreakdown.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', Hiccup first flying with Toothless is a breathtaking scene, especially helped by the {{Fanfare}} playing.
** Hiccup touching Toothless' head with his hand.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': The "[[VillainSong Hellfire]]" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmn9iH6bHJc sequence]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''
** The family brawl at the dinner table.
** Edna Mode's [[CapeSnag "no capes"]] [[DeathMontage montage.]]
** The family fighting the Omnidroid together.
* ''Disney/InsideOut'':
** [[spoiler: Bing Bong's death.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** "I LOVE KUNG FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!"
** The rope bridge fight between the Furious Five and Tai Lung.
** Tai Lung's prison escape.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'':
** [[spoiler: Tigress hugging Po]]
** Po [[spoiler:discovering his origins]]
** Po [[spoiler:using tai chi to redirect cannonfire]].
* ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'': The SpaghettiKiss.
* ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'':
** Leafie meeting Greenie after he hatches
** [[spoiler:Leafie's death]]
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
** Rafiki holding up baby Simba in the air.
** The opening sunrise. [[EarWorm NAAAAAAAAANTS]] [[AwesomeMusic/WesternAnimation INGONYAAAAAAAAAAAMA]] [[EstablishingSeriesMoment BAGITHI BABA]]...
** Mufasa's death.
** Mufasa's ghost giving words of wisdom to Simba.
** The "Hakuna Matata" song-and-dance number.
** Simba roaring on top of Pride Rock as rain beats down on the ravaged land.
* ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'':
** The "We Are One" sequence
** The "My Lullaby" sequence, especially Zira at the end looking up to the sky
** The "(Not) One Of Us" sequence
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''
** Ariel flipping her hair back as she splashes out of the water, or else sitting on the rock with the crashing wave.
** The song "Under the Sea"
** The "Kiss The Girl" sequence
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'': "I like to move it, it!"
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'':
** Boo scaring the monsters at the restaurant.
** The other monsters overhearing Mike tell Sulley "Put that thing back where it came from, or so help me...!"
** The door vault sequence, as Randall pursues Sulley, Mike and Boo through doors all over the world.
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'';
** Mulan singing "Reflection".
** The "I'll Make A Man Out Of You" training montage song.
** The end where [[spoiler:everyone bows to Mulan]].
* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'': Totoro and Satsuki waiting in the rain at the bus stop with their umbrellas.
* ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'': Nausicaä taking off her gas mask while flying through a toxic atmosphere on her glider, then flashing a smile and thumbs up to the accompanying plane.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': We have Jack during "Jack's Lament," singing atop the curled hill in the graveyard during a full moon. Until recently, its been the image most often used for the cover of any home-release edition.
* ''Disney/{{Peter Pan}}'':
** The "You Can Fly" sequence where Peter and the Darling children fly over London to Neverland.
** Captain Hook and Peter Pan fighting in the cave, where Hook is attacked by the crocodile.
* ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'':
** Gepetto wishing on a star and the Blue Fairy bringing Pinocchio to life with her wand.
** [[TransformationTrauma Lampwick turning into a donkey.]]
** The climax where Pinocchio and Gepetto try to escape Monstro the whale.
* ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': "Colors of the Wind".
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePlagueDogs'': The scene where the man accidentally gets shot in the face.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'': "The Plagues" sequence
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':
** The opening sequence to the tune of Smash Mouth's "All Star".
** Donkey promising he'll make "waffles" in the morning.
** From the sequel, the part where Puss in Boots flashes his PuppyDogEyes.
* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'':
** Maleficent "unleashes the powers of hell" and transforms into a dragon.
** "Once Upon a Dream"
** Aurora and Philip dancing at the end while Flora and Merryweather resume arguing over whether Aurora's dress should be pink or blue.
* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''
** The dwarfs crossing the log bridge during the "Heigh-Ho" number.
** The scene of the dwarfs mourning the apparent death of Snow White, notable for being Disney's first real TearJerker.
** The Prince waking Snow White from her sleep and carrying her off to his castle to live happily ever after.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'': The "Uncle Fucker" sequence.
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' has the scene where Chihiro remembers Haku's name while riding through the air on his back.
* ''Animation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'': The Colonel trying to break in Spirit
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'': The CGI superhero climax.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'': The "Goofy Goober Rock" scene
* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'':
** The [[ShapeshifterShowdown Wizard Duel]]
** Arthur/Wart pulling out the Sword.
** Arthur/Wart being turned into a squirrel, meeting a female squirrel, and breaking her heart when she discovers hes really a human.
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'':
** The horse angrily touching Flynn Ryder's wanted poster.
** The "Mother Knows Best" sequence
** The lantern sequence/"I See The Light".
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' has the "Party Time" song sequence.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'':
** Being introduced to Andy and Woody as the title screen comes up set to "You've Got a Friend in Me".
** "Buzz, You're flying!" [[IronicEcho "This isn't flying, this is falling with style!" ]]
** "YOU ARE A '''TOY'''!!!!"
** The sequel probably has Jessie's "When She Loved Me" montage. There's also the scene where Geri refurbishes Woody.
** Lots of potential in the third, but [[spoiler:Lotso leaving Woody and the others to burn to death]] jumps to mind.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' has a few:
** The big two that most remember though are the battle between Optimus and Megatron (set to The Touch, natch) and the death scene with Optimus where he unveils the Matrix. Some also consider Hot Rod's transformation (no pun intended) into Rodimus to be one, along with his first change into his upgraded alt-mode and his speech at the end of the film. There are even some who believe the closing shot of Unicron's head orbiting Cybertron counts.
** Arguably as well-remembered as any of those are the two ObligatorySwearing moments- "Aw SHIT what are we gonna do now?" from Spike and "Open, DAMN IT, open!" from Ultra Magnus, due to how hilariously out of place they are in what's otherwise a movie for very young children.
** The Decepticons ''slaughtering'' the team of Autobots aboard their ship within the first ten minutes, all set to N.R.G.'s "Instruments of Destruction."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''
** The entire "Married Life" segment.
** Carl floating the house away with all the balloons, while mocking the Shady Oaks people.
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' has the title robot flying through space using a fire extinguisher to follow EVE.
* ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'':
** Bigwig and Woundwort fighting
** The rabbits being gassed
* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'':
** Marnie and Anna dancing
** The scene where Marnie and Anna go boat-rowing.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'':
** Ralph attending a support group for video game villains.
** Sugar Rush.
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': The "Nowhere Man" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" sequence are among the most iconic and celebrated moments in the film.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'': The torture scenes accompanied by [[spoiler:O'Brien's]] monologues.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
** ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'': [[spoiler: Eddard Stark]]'s execution and the rebirth of [[spoiler: dragons]].
** ''Literature/AClashOfKings'': The House of the Undying, the Battle of the Blackwater, and the Sack of Winterfell.
** ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'': The Red Wedding, Stoneheart, and the death of [[spoiler: Tywin Lannister]].
** ''Literature/AFeastForCrows'': The {{Wham Line}}s "Justice, vengeance... fire and blood," and "No, put this is the fire,"
** ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'': Bran meeting the Three-eyed Crow, Daznak's Pit, and [[spoiler: Jon Snow]]'s assassination,
* ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'': Sydney's execution.
* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchhausen'': The baron sitting on a cannonball and flying through the air.
* ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': Huckleberry Finn (and Jim) travelling down the Mississippi on a raft.
* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'': Pinocchio's nose growing because he tells a lie.
* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'': Tom and Huckleberry Finn painting a fence white and fooling other children to do it for them.
* ''Literature/AesopsFables'':
** ''Literature/TheGrasshopperAndTheAnts'': The ants working while the grasshopper does nothing.
* ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'':
** Alice following the White Rabbit. The scene where she meets the Cheshire Cat for the first time. Later meeting the Mad Hatter and March Hare at their Tea Party. The Red Queen ordering people to be beheaded. The hookah smoking caterpillar is also a famous scene.
** ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'': Alice meeting Humpty Dumpty, the story of Jabberwocky, Alice meeting Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
* ''Literature/ArabianNights''
** ''Literature/{{Aladdin}}'': The Genie appearing from the lamp.
** ''Literature/AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves'': Ali Baba opening the cave and finding the treasure inside. The thieves hiding inside the giant jars.
* ''Literature/TheBible''
** "In the beginning..."
** The Crucifixion.
** There are many more, for instance from the Old Testament: Adam and Eve eating of the forbidden fruit, the story of Noah's Ark, Abraham almost sacrificing his son Isaac, the parting of the Red Sea, Moses coming down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments, Samson bringing down the temple in Gaza, the fight of David against Goliath. From the New Testament: the Annunciation, the birth of Christ, the Last Supper...
* ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'':
** Scrooge saying: "Bah, humbug!"
** Scrooge being visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley.
** Scrooge being brought to the church yard by the Ghost of the Future and seeing his own name on the grave.
* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'': Virgil guiding Dante through Hell.
* ''Literature/ADogOfFlanders'': Nello and Patrache entering the Antwerp Cathedral, seeing the painting by Rubens which they wanted to see all their lives, then dying that same night from the cold.
* ''Literature/DonQuixote'' charging against windmills.
* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': Dracula first meeting Jonathan Harker and, when hearing the wolves howl outside his castle, say: "Listen to them, the children of the night what music they make."
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry riding [[spoiler: [[RaisingTheSteaks Zombie Sue]]]] through Chicago.
* Fairy tales, later collected by either Creator/CharlesPerrault and/or Creator/TheBrothersGrimm:
** ''Literature/{{Bluebeard}}'': The woman going into Bluebeard's chamber and discovering he is a serial killer. The final scene where she asks "Sister Anna, sister Anna, do you see anything yet", while she waits for her brothers to come in and rescue her.
** ''Literature/TheBremenTownMusicians'': The rooster standing on the back of the cat, the cat on the dog's back, the dog on the donkey's back. In the context of the tale they do this to scare off the robbers inside their own home.
** ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'': Cinderella losing her slipper on the stairs.
** ''Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon'': The young bride riding her bear-husband through the woods. It's iconic of the story and frequently the illustration used on book covers.
** ''Literature/TheFrogPrince'': The princess sitting on the edge of the well with the frog, who has just retrieved her golden ball. Also a scene that actually does not happen in-story: The princess kissing the frog.
** ''Literature/HanselAndGretel'': Hansel dropping the bread crumbs in the forest, Hansel and Gretel eating from the GingerbreadHouse, Gretel pushing the witch inside the oven.
** ''Literature/HopOMyThumb'': Hop O' My Thumb leaving the trail of bread crumbs behind in the forest [[note]] This story is the precursor to ''Literature/HanselAndGretel'' [[/note]]. The giant slaying his daughters' throats under confusion that these are Hop O' My Thumb and his brothers. Hop O' My Thumb trying on the giant's boots.
** ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'': Little Red asking the wolf: "Why grandmother, what big ears/eyes/teeth you have?"
** ''Literature/PussInBoots'': The cat trying on the boots. The moment where he tells everybody the "Marquis of Carabas is drowning".
** ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'': The prince climbing up the tower hanging on to Rapunzel's long hair.
** ''Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}'': Rumpelstiltskin weaving straw into gold. The scene where he dances outside and sings his name, while the servant overhears this.
** ''Literature/TheSixServants'': The servant with the long neck is the most famous character in the Netherlands, due to him being the mascotte of the fairy tale attraction park ''De Efteling''.
** ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'': Sleeping Beauty pricking herself on the spinning wheel, then sleeping for a hundred years [[note]] In some versions, like the Disney one, she only sleeps for one night after being rescued by the prince [[/note]]
** ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': The queen standing in front of the mirror and saying: "Mirror, mirror, on the wall: who's the fairest one of all?" Snowhite biting the poisoned apple.
** ''Literature/TheWolfAndTheSevenYoungKids'': The wolf putting his whitened paw in front of the window pane and not being recognized by anyone.
* The fairy tales of Creator/HansChristianAndersen:
** ''Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'': The emperor walking through the streets in the nude, until one little child finally notices the emperor is naked, which then spreads to the rest of the spectators.
** ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'': The girl striking her final match, then dying from the cold.
** ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'': The mermaid sitting on a rock. The original tale differs a lot from the Disney feature, especially the ending.
** ''Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea'': The princess lying on all those mattresses, then complaining she had a bad night because one of the servants had put a pea underneath one of the mattresses, thus proving she is a princess after all.
** ''Literature/TheUglyDuckling'': The duckling finally realizing he wasn't ugly, he was just another bird species, namely a swan.
* The fairy tales of Creator/JosephJacobs
** ''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}'': The little bear claiming his porridge is too hot. The bears later discovering Goldilocks inside their bed.
** ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanStalk'': Jack climbing the bean stalk. The giant saying: "Fee Fei Fo Fum: I smell the blood of an Englishman."
** ''Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs'': The wolf blowing down the first two houses.
* ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'':
** Frankenstein's monster being brought to life at night in the castle.
* ''Literature/GulliversTravels'': Gulliver being bound to the ground by the people of Lilliput. The scene where he defeats the enemies' battle ships by standing in the sea is also famous.
* ''Literature/HansBrinkerOrTheSilverSkates'': Hans preventing a flood by sticking his finger into the dyke. Also note, that this is actually a story-within-the-story.
* ''Literature/TheIliad'': Priamus on his knees before Achilles begging him for the body of his son Hector.
* ''Literature/TheOdyssey''
** Penelope weaving the funeral cloth for Laertes at day and then unraveling it at nights.
** Odysseus outwitting Polyphemus and then making the mistake of revealing his real name.
** Odysseus in the Underworld, especially meeting with the shades of his mother and of Achilles.
** Odysseus bound to the mast as his ship sails past the Sirens' rock.
** Odysseus returning to his home disguised as a beggar. [[TearJerker The dog! The dog!]]
** Odysseus shooting the arrow through the twelve axes and then slaughtering the suitors.
* ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'': The HeadlessHorseman riding his horse in the dead of night.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Gandalf facing the Balrog. [[YouShallNotPass "You cannot pass."]]
** Frodo standing on a ledge, preparing to throw the ring into the fires of Mount Doom.
* Bilbo's riddle-duel with Gollum in ''Literature/TheHobbit''. "What has it got in its pocketses?"
** Also his confrontation with Smaug.
* ''Literature/MaxHavelaar'': The opening scene, where Havelaar states: "I'm a merchant in coffee".
* The pursuit through the sewers of Paris in ''Literature/LesMiserables''.
** The child Cosette sweeping the Thenardier's inn.
** The deaths of Fantine, [[WouldHurtAChild Gavroche]] and [[DrivenToSuicide Javert]].
* In the ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}'' there's Siegfried's murder, Hagen sinking the treasure in the Rhine, and the Burgundians' final stand in Etzel's burning castle.
* ''Literature/OliverTwist'':
** Oliver asking: "Please sir, I want some more" while being in the orphanage and getting sold off as a result.
** Oliver joining the gang of Fagin.
* ''Literature/{{Parzival}}'': In both Chrétien de Troyes' and Wolfgang von Eschenbach's version of the story the scene in which Percivale is thrown into a mazement looking at three drops of blood in the snow. Wolfram, who unlike Chrétien got to finish his epic poem, also has the scene at the end where Percivale finally asks Amfortas: "What ails you, uncle?"
* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The Pied Piper leading the rats and later the children away by playing the flute.
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Lizzie telling Darcy he is not the kind of man she will ever marry.
* ''Literature/TheRaven'': The raven sitting on the bust of Pallas, saying "Nevermore".
* ''Literature/ReynardTheFox'': The animals arriving in court to complain about Reynard.
* ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'' discovering the footprints of another man on his island.
* ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes''' death which didn't last long because of his popularity. It's become an inside joke of the franchise ever since.
* ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther'': Werther first meeting Lotte as she cuts bread and butter for her eight younger siblings. Werther on his knees before Lotte. Lotte before Werther's grave.
* ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'': Jekyll transforming into Hyde.
* ''Literature/{{Struwwelpeter}}'': Struwwelpeter's hair and nails growing and having him change into a tree, because he didn't wash himself. The thumbsucker child having his thumbs cut off by a man with a large scissor.
* ''Literature/TheTellTaleHeart'': The murderer being tormented by the knowledge that the body is buried underneath the floor.
* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', D' Artagnan's triple duel, which turns into a fight of all four of them against the Cardinal's guards.
* ''Literature/TillEulenspiegel'': Till walking the tightrope with the shoes of all the spectators.
* Tom Robinson's trial from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''.
* ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': The giant squid attacking the submarine.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
** Firestar's AwesomeMomentOfCrowning
** Scourge one-shoting Tigerstar in a ''very'' CruelAndUnusualDeath.
** Brambeclaw killing his half-brother via ramming a stick through his throat.
** [[spoiler:Ashfur trying to burn Squirrelflight and her kits alive]], both for [[WhamEpisode the scene itself]] and for the WhamLine that single-handedly shaped the next seven books in the series.
** The climactic battle between Firestar and [[spoiler:Tigerstar]] at the end of the ''Omen of the Stars'' arc.
* ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'': Winnie eating honey with his head stuck entirely into the pot.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/{{Abba}}: The band how they appeared during their winning performance in the ''Series/EurovisionSongContest'' of 1974.
** The very first performance of "Dancing Queen" at the king of Sweden's wedding.
* Music/LouisArmstrong: Laughing and hamming it up with a big grin, holding a white handkerchief too.
* Creator/JosephineBaker: Dancing around in her banana skirt.
* Music/TheBeatles:
** The often imitated cover image of ''Music/WithTheBeatles''
** The quartet arriving at the US airport in 1964.
** The quartet playing in the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, and being announced by Ed Sullivan with the phrase: "Ladies and gentlemen: THE BEATLES!", cue to girls screaming.
** The band running from their fans and the scenes where the dance around in an open field in ''Film/AHardDaysNight''.
** The band in their uniforms on the cover of ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', eventually leading to many SgtPeppersShoutOut scenes.
** The band crossing ''Music/AbbeyRoad'', also leading to AbbeyRoadCrossing imitations.
** The RooftopConcert in ''Film/LetItBe''.
* Music/DavidBowie: His [[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars Ziggy Stardust]] image.
* Music/JamesBrown: Faking that he is too tired to go on anymore and seemingly walking off stage, while a band member puts a cloak over his back, only to suddenly leap back and grab the mike again.
* Music/CabCalloway: Calloway dancing around in his ''hepcat'' white suit and fedora hat.
* Music/BobDylan holding lyric cards while his song is playing in the most famous scene of ''Film/DontLookBack''.
* Music/DizzyGillespie playing the trumpet, with bulbous cheeks.
* Music/MichaelJackson
** The preteen Jackson dancing and singing alongside Music/TheJacksonFive.
** The MoonWalkDance, complete with one glove on his hand.
** Jackson dancing on the illuminating tiles in the music video of "Billie Jean".
** Jackson and the rivaling gang members dancing together near the end of the music video of "Beat It".
** Jackson transforming into a werecat and later a zombie in the music video of ''Music/{{Thriller}}'', which leads to the thriller dance [[MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody that has often been parodied]]. Also the final shot where he is revealed to have scary cat eyes.
** The scenes where he dances in a leather jacket along with fellow gang members in the music video of ''Music/{{Bad}}''.
** The gravity lean scene in the music video of "Smooth Criminal".
** The racial face morphing scene in the music video of "Black Or White" and the (often ommitted) scenes afterwards where he dances in a back alley, hits a car with a crowbar and changes into a panther.
* Music/{{Madonna}}: Appearing on stage in her white Gaultier bra.
* Music/FreddieMercury: The mustached front man parading around on stage with his microphone stand.
* Music/{{Queen}}: The opening shot of the music video for "Bohemian Rhapsody", where the band members are seen as four heads together. This has become so iconic that is has been [[BohemianParody imitated and parodied often]].
* Music/ElvisPresley
** Elvis shaking his hips on the Ed Sullivan Show.
** Elvis dancing with prisoners in ''Film/JailhouseRock''.
** Elvis in his white glitter suit during his Las Vegas period. Obligatory to that image are the phrases: "Thank you, thank you very much" and the phrase: "Elvis has left the building".
* Music/FrankSinatra: The young singer in his CoolHat and suit, with the often imitated CoatOverTheShoulder pose.
* Music/{{PSY}}: The Music/GangnamStyle music video's elevator scene.
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Music/MichaelJackson:
** "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough": Michael dancing with three clones of himself.
** "Billie Jean": Michael dancing on the illuminating tiles.
** "Beat It": The final scene where he and other dancers do a synchronized line dance.
** Jackson transforming into a werecat and later a zombie in the music video of "Music/{{Thriller}}", which leads to the thriller dance [[MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody that has often been parodied]]. Also the final shot where he is revealed to have scary cat eyes.
** The scenes where he dances in a leather jacket along with fellow gang members in the music video of "Music/{{Bad}}".
** The gravity lean scene in the music video of "Smooth Criminal".
** The racial face morphing scene in the music video of "Black Or White" and the (often ommitted) scenes afterwards where he dances in a back alley, hits a car with a crowbar and changes into a panther.
* Music/{{Madonna}}:
** "LikeAVirgin": Dancing on a gondola.
** "Music/LikeAPrayer": The controversial scene where a black Jesus Christ statue is brought to live, upon which they embrace and she turns out to have stigmata afterwards.
** "Justify My Love": Madonna meeting many people of AmbiguousGender in semi-pornographic poses.
** "Vogue": Madonna striking a pose by holding her hands in front of her forehead and chin.
** "Music": The strip club.
** "Frozen": The morphing sequence.
** "Ray of Light": Dancing to a time lapse video.
* Music/MCHammer: The scene in "Can't Touch This" where he dances around in baggy pants, while four young women are behind him in the background.
* Music/BritneySpears: Dancing in a young schoolgirl outfit in the hallway of the school in "Baby One More Time".
* Music/{{Eminem}} falling off a building in "The Way I Am".
* Alanis Morisette singing "Ironic" in her car - as the driver and three passengers.
* Music/GunsNRoses' "November Rain" has two, Slash soloing outside a church and a sad Axl lying on a casket in the rain.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/HulkHogan bodyslamming Wrestling/AndreTheGiant at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} III'', not to mention the pre-match staredown.
** Or his FaceHeelTurn in Wrestling/{{WCW}}, which was big enough to be reported in the news.
** The Finger Poke of Doom.
* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels flying down to the ring on a zip line is this for ''[=WrestleMania=] XII''.
** Also him jumping on top of the ladder in [=WrestleMania=] X.
** [[Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob Or him putting Bret Hart in the Sharpshooter and Earl Hebner ringing the bell despite Bret not tapping-out]].
** Winning RoyalRumble 1995 under very controversial circumstances.
** Being the first to fall off Hell In A Cell.
** Smashing Marty Jennetty's head through a window.
** The "curtain call", where he and ''Wrestling/TripleH'' broke kayfabe after a live event to say goodbye to ''Wrestling/KevinNash'' and ''Wrestling/ScottHall'' who left for WCW.
** Using dirty means to beat The British Bulldog for the European Championship in his home country.
* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin
** "Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!"
** His submission match with Wrestling/BretHart in [=WrestleMania=] 13.
** Him stunning Wrestling/VinceMcMahon.
** Him shoving Mike Tyson.
** His [=WrestleMania=] matches with [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].
** Owen Hart's botched piledriver that almost paralysed Austin and shortened his career by decades.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker shoving Wrestling/MickFoley off a sixteen foot cell.
* A negative example for WCW, when they spoilt Foley winning the WWF Championship and then insulted him. The other events that night may have been excused but many fans and experts point to this one scene that killed WCW.
* The death of Wrestling/OwenHart.
* IT'S [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon ME]], [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin AUSTIN!!]] IT WAS ME ALL ALONG!!!
* The Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob.
* ''Shane'' [=McMahon=] buying WCW.
* Wrestling/BrockLesnar
** His botched shooting-star press at ''[=WrestleMania=] XIX''.
** Him superplexing Wrestling/TheBigShow and destroying the ring in a 2003 edition of ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackdown Smackdown!]]''
** ''[[DefeatingTheUndefeatable Ending]]'' Wrestling/TheUndertaker's two-decade long [=Wrestlemania=] winning streak at ''[=WrestleMania=] XXX''.
** His lopsided match with ''Wrestling/JohnCena'' at Summerslam.
* Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero celebrating in the middle of the ring as world champions at the end of ''[=WrestleMania=] XX''.
** The Triple Threat World Heavyweight Championship Match which WWE has been trying to replicate ever since.
* The debut of Wrestling/TheNexus and their trashing of the WWE RAW set.
* Wrestling/CMPunk's promo on the 6/27/11 Raw and him leaving with the WWE Title at Money In The Bank.
* Wrestling/ShaneDouglas dropping the NWA Championship belt and saying it "can kiss my ass!"
* Wrestling/{{Edge}} spearing Wrestling/JeffHardy from the top of a ladder at Wrestlemania X-7.
* Elix Skipper doing a tightrope walk across the steel cage and delivering a hurricarana to Chris Harris at Wrestling/{{TNA}} ''Turning Point 2004''.
* The ''Wrestling/ChrisBenoit'' murder-suicide.
* Triple H's squash match with ''Wrestling/UltimateWarrior'' which he considers one of the low points of his career. He and Shawn Michaels poked fun at this in their European Championship match.
* Wrestling/SethRollins turning on Wrestling/TheShield.
* Ultimate Warrior winning the WWF Championship while still being the Intercontinental Champion.
* Kane Tombstone piledriving Pete Rose.
* Sid Justice dislocating his leg on national TV.
* The debut of [[spoiler:Wrestling/AJStyles]] at the 2016 Wrestling/RoyalRumble.
* Actor David Arquette winning the WCW Championship, which is considered the company's JumpTheShark moment.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sports]]
* Ask people in Chicago, and they'll tell you that the Cubs lost the 2003 NLCS because of Steve Bartman. Forget the fact that they couldn't get an out the rest of the inning, and then lost the next game. No, it all comes down to that one play.
** It might make Cubs fans feel better to realize that their ArchNemesis, the St. Louis Cardinals, had essentially the same thing happen in the 1985 World Series, when the Denkinger Call, a blown umpiring call, entered Cardinals infamy, with the point that ''they'' couldn't get out of the inning either, and then also lost the next game. However, it probably doesn't.
* Similar with Buckner in the 1986 World Series. The Red Sox had already blown a two run lead with two outs in the 10th inning. Buckner's error allowed the third (albeit winning) run to score. The Red Sox also blew a three run lead the next game to lose the Series. Ask most people why the Red Sox lost that series though, and they'll tell you about the Buckner play.
* UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan hitting "The Shot" over Craig Ehlo to eliminate the Cavs in Game 5.
* Carlton Fisk waving a home run ball fair in the 1975 World Series. Of course, Boston lost the series to the Big Red Machine, one of the greater teams in history, but the Fisk home run is what people most focus on.
* 2013 ALCS. The Red Sox down by four, bottom of the eighth inning in game 2, David Ortiz hits a grand slam, culminating into a walk-off run in the ninth. The image in every New England newspaper the next day was of a BPD officer in the bullpen with his arms raised in excitement as Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter went tumbling into the bullpen trying to catch the ball (though his excitement was more over the home run than Hunter doing a flip over the wall).
* 1980 Miracle on Ice "Do you believe in miracles?! YES!" Also, the team celebrating after Eruzione's goal to take the lead.
* The FIFAWorldCup has a few.
** Pelé's goal in the 1958 final, and Maradona's goal versus England in 1986 (no, not the one he punched the ball!).
** The 1954 final: Helmut Rahn's winning goal against Hungary ("Aus dem Hintergrund müsste Rahn kommen...") and the West German team lifting coach Sepp Herberger and captain Fritz Walther on their shoulders in the rain after the handing-over of the Jules Rimet Cup. Doubles as a signature scene for the German national team.
** The extra time of the "Game of the Century", Italy vs. West Germany 4-3, in Mexico 1970. Fans remember how quickly and often the score changed that they tend to forget how boring the regular 90 minutes were in comparison. (Italy took an early 1-0 lead and then defended it by hook and by crook until Karl-Heinz Schnellinger equalized in the 90th minute).
** The 2006 final: French football icon Zinedine Zidane headbutting Italian defender Marco Materazzi and getting a red card on his last international game.
* 2004 ALCS Dave Roberts stealing second base.
* UsefulNotes/SuperBowl:
** Super Bowl III: Joe Namath raising his finger in victory while walking back to the locker room, after his Jets upset the Colts.
** Super Bowl X: Lynn Swann's "Swann Dive".
** Super Bowl XXV: Scott Norwood's 47-yard field goal attempt that sailed wide right, resulting in the Bills losing 20-19 to the Giants.
** Super Bowl XXXII: John Elway being hit by tackles from both sides, [[{{Determinator}} spinning in midair and slamming into the ground]], on his way to leading the Denver Broncos to winning their first UsefulNotes/SuperBowl.
** Super Bowl XXXIV: Titans receiver Kevin Dyson's touchdown attempt ending one yard short of the goal line, at the end of the game.
** Music/JanetJackson's halftime show "{{wardrobe malfunction}}" at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
** Super Bowl XLII: Quarterback Eli Manning throwing a pass after escaping a sack that was caught by third string wide receiver David Tyree against his helmet while being pulled to the ground.
** Super Bowl XLIII: The Steelers' Santonio Holmes catching the game-winning touchdown pass, while keeping both of his feet in bounds.
** Super Bowl XLIV: Tracy Porter intercepting Peyton Manning's pass and returning it for a touchdown, which sealed the game for the Saints.
** Super Bowl XLVII: The power outage a few minutes into the second half of the game.
** Super Bowl XLVIII: At the start of the game, Broncos center Manny Ramirez botched a snap to Peyton Manning, resulting in a safety for the Seahawks. [[DisasterDominoes This incident]] lead to the Broncos getting blown out 43-8.
** Super Bowl XLIX: Combined with DownToTheLastPlay; it seemed that the image of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse making his juggling catch was going to be the game's biggest moment. Two plays later, New England Patriots rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler (who played a role in said catch) one-upped that by intercepting a Russell Wilson pass intended for Ricardo Lockette at the goal line, saving the Patriots' victory and humiliating the Seahawks for making an awful play call.
* For UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}: the fatal crash of Creator/DaleEarnhardt at the 2001 Daytona 500.
* Pittsburgh Pirates Hall-of-Famer Bill Mazeroski was regarded as a superb second baseman; his batting was so unremarkable that it nearly cost him his chance to be in the Hall. What is he remembered for? In the Game Seven of the 1960 World Series, [[MomentOfAwesome he cracked a walk-off home run that won his team the Series]].
* The Green Bay Packers:
** The Packers carrying Vince Lombardi off the field after winning Super Bowl II, his final game as the team's head coach.
** Another Packers example is Brett Favre ripping off his helmet and running off the field after throwing a touchdown pass in Super Bowl XXXI on Green Bay's second play from scrimmage.
* "The Catch", in which Dwight Clark caught a pass from Joe Montana to win the 1982 [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFC Championship]].
** This was followed up years later by "The Catch II" (Steve Young to Terrell Owens) during the 1998 NFC Wild Card, and "The Catch III" (Alex Smith to Vernon Davis) during the 2011 NFC Divsional. All three Catches [[HistoryRepeats took place on 3rd and 3]].
* The Oakland Raiders were on the receiving end of two of the most controversial plays in NFL history: The Immaculate Reception (vs. the Steelers in the 1972 AFC Divisional) and The Tuck Rule Game (vs. the Patriots in the 2001 AFC Divisional).
* "The Play". Lateral after lateral allowed Cal to win the 1982 Big Game with no time left on the clock, with the final receiver even having to run through the Stanford marching band to reach the end zone.
* Jim Marshall will [[NeverLiveItDown forever live in American football infamy]] for running the football [[EpicFail the wrong way]] in a 1964 game against the [=49ers=].
** At least the Vikings won that game. Roy Riegels of the California Golden Bears ran the wrong way in the 1929 Rose Bowl against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, only being stopped a couple yards from his own end zone by his own teammate before getting dogpiled. The next play was a blocked punt which yield two points to Georgia Tech, the ultimate difference in an 8-7 loss.
* A weird, but [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]], aversion from the sport of mountaineering: "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_American_Karakoram_expedition#Attempted_rescue_and_fall The Belay]]", in which climber Pete Schoening saved almost his whole climbing team on K2 from a fatal fall, maybe the most remembered moment in the entire sport -- yet absolutely nobody saw it but Schoening, including, in all likelihood, ''the men whose lives he saved''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''
** Prince Hamlet with the skull:[[AlasPoorYorick "Alas, poor Yorick..."]]
** Hamlet with the skull: "To be or not to be..." It's '''the''' signature Shakespeare moment, and it's just a mix-up of two different monologues in different acts, making it a case of BeamMeUpScotty. Thematically appropriate, considering the speech is about weighing the options of suicide. Juxtaposing life and death and all that.
* The balcony scene from ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" Interestingly enough, no balcony is mentioned in the script.
* The blood dripping down from the ceiling onto the sheriff in ''The Girl of the Golden West''.
* The spanking scene in ''Theatre/KissMeKate''.
* The "Mack Sennett Ballet" from the musical ''High Button Shoes''.
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'': "Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes..."
* Eliza crossing the ice in stage versions of ''Uncle Tom's Cabin''.
* ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' has... "'''''STELLA!!!'''''"
* William Gillette's Theatre/SherlockHolmes escaping from Moriarty's GasChamber, using a lighted cigar butt as a ruse.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwxlQewXQ4I The staircase scene/title song]] from ''Theatre/HelloDolly''.
* The chandelier crash in ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** Christine's journey to the lair by gondola.
* The helicopter evacuation scene in ''Theatre/MissSaigon''.
* The entire [[BalconySpeech "On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada"]] sequence in ''Music/{{Evita}}'', but particularly "Don't Cry For Me Argentina."
* ''Theatre/MacBeth'': LadyMacBeth and her guilt-ridden OutDamnedSpot. {{Trope Namer}}s.
* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'':
** The song "Popular": "La, la, la, la! We're gonna make you pop-u-lar!"
** The "Defying Gravity" number: "I'm flying high, defying gravity!"
** The "For Good" song: "Because I knew you, I have been changed... [[FriendshipSong For Good.]]"
* The famous mad scene in ''Lucia di Lammermoor'', with the BloodSplatteredWeddingDress.
* The Queen of the Night's Revenge aria from ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute''.
* ''Theatre/MyFairLady'': "Not bloody likely!"
* ''Theatre/FunnyGirl'': A very pregnant Fanny playing a virginal bride onstage.
* ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'': Cellblock Tango.
* ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'': "Agony".
* ''Theatre/LesMiserables''
** Fantine singing " I Dreamed A Dream", especially in the movie musical.
** Javert and Valjean's [[CounterpointDuet confrontation]].
** "One Day More"
** The death of Eponine.
** Enjolras' CrucifiedHeroShot.
* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'':
** The opening where all the Mormons singing "Hello".
** [[LyricalDissonance The Ugandan villagers singing "Hasa Diga Eebowai" ala Hakuna Matata.]]
** Elder Price trying to get a warlord to sing and dance with him in "I Believe".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
** Saber's introduction, where she appears to a collapsed Shirou while surrounded by a NaturalSpotlight. [[SignatureLine "I ask of you: are you my Master?"]]
** Archer summoning [[FieldOfBlades Unlimited Blade Works]], accompanied by a lengthy GratuitousEnglish MagicalIncantation and CrowningMusicOfAwesome. The version in the Studio DEEN anime adaptation is arguably [[AdaptationDisplacement the most famous]], and resulted in the creation of the "GAR" {{meme}}.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** Rena's "Usoda!" scene in ''Onikakushi-hen'', where she accuses Keiichi of lying.
** Keiichi vs Rena [[spoiler:on the schools rooftop]]. It's even used in the intro to several of the remakes.
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* ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'': All of "Loss", particularly Ethan finding Lilah crying in the final panel (as seen on the page for ConvenientMiscarriage).
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* WebVideo/GameGrumps: Arin's meltdown while he and Jon played VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006.
** From the Arin and Danny era, [[WinBackTheCrowd Mayor]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Luigi]], [[VideoGame/AnotherWorld Mycaruba]], and the [[NewspaperComic/DennisTheMenace Mr. Wilson]] rap.
* WebVideo/JonTron: "AND IIIIIIIIII '''HOLY SHIT!''', WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU ''I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'D DO THIS TO ME GOD DAMN IT HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME''
* LetsPlay/ProtonJon: "[[NeverLiveItDown Move faster, Pokey... Faaaasteeeer... For the love of God, faster...]]''
* ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed'':
** The days-long trek through the Rocket Game Corner.
** The mass-releasing of Red's Pokemon on Bloody Sunday.
** Flareon's release.
** The Route 9 ledge.
** Getting stuck on Fat-Guy Island.
** Drowzee forgetting Psychic.
** The players [[UnwinnableByInsanity getting themselves]] caught in the Pokemon Mansion in two spaces worth of room and having no way to escape but to faint all their Pokemon.
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'': The Critic saying: "Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic" (nodding his head along with eyes closed) "I remember it, so (points at the audience) YOU don't have to."
* [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis JewWario]]: "You're not stupid. Don't ever tell yourself that you are."
* With Creator/{{slowbeef}} and Diabetus' WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}, it's the ''VideoGame/DarkSeed II'' clip of [[spoiler:Mike's mother's head exploding suddenly and Diabetus' uproaring laughter over it]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' [[WidgetSeries has a lot of wacky over-the-top scenes,]] so it's possible that [[OncePerEpisode every episode has one scene that stands out among the rest.]] Although, a special mention goes out to...
** "[[Recap/AdventureTimeS1E7RicardioTheHeartGuy Ricardo the Heart Guy]]": "[[GrossUpCloseUp AND MAKE]] [[AndShowItToYou OUT WITH IT.]]"
** "[[Recap/AdventureTimeS2E25MortalFolly Mortal Folly]]": "Aren't you cold, Finn?"
** "[[Recap/AdventureTimeS3E20HollyJollySecretsPart2 Holly Jolly Secrets Part 2]]": [[WhamShot "Hello, my name is]] [[spoiler:Simon Petrikov.]]
** "[[Recap/AdventureTimeS4E19LabyAndPeebles Lady and Pebbles]]": "[[spoiler:I am pregnant!]]" "[[spoiler: I'M PUPPIES!?]]"
** "[[Recap/AdventureTimeS4E25IRememberYou I Remember You]]": [[SignatureSong The titular song,]] accompanied by the no-dialogue flashback.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had more or less one per season:
** The Season 1 Finale, a.k.a. [[spoiler:[[FanNickname Koizilla]]]].
** "The Tales of Ba Sing Se" for Season 2, particularly [[TearJerker The Tale of Iroh]], or possibly the {{subversion}} of [[spoiler:Zuko's long-anticipated HeelFaceTurn.]]
*** Also possibly, [[HeroKiller Azula]] one-shotting Aang InTheBack.
** More or less the whole series finale for season 3, but especially [[spoiler:the Lion-Turtle]], [[spoiler:the battle between Zuko and Azula, and the music for this scene]], Azula talking [[spoiler:to a hallucination of her mother]], and [[spoiler:Energybending.]]
** [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers The Ember Island Players]]" also took what would normally be a ClipShow and turned it into a fan-favorite episode.
** Katara and Sokka discovering Aang frozen in the iceberg.
** ..."But everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
* ''{{ComicStrip/Bananaman}}'': Eric eating a banana and transforming into Bananaman.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': "I am vengeance. I am the night. I am ''BATMAN!''"
** Mr. Freeze's back story which changed him as a character and won this show an Emmy.
* [[spoiler: Dinobot's]] death and funeral in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''; not only widely considered the single best episode/scene of the series, but also served as the moment [[GrowingTheBeard the show's beard completed it's growth]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'': Beavis and Butt-head grinning and snickering in front of their TV set.
** Beavis and Butt-head playing air guitar and headbanging.
** Beavis's "We're Never Gonna Score" speech in ''Teen Talk'' and TheMovie, though the one from the movie is remembered more.
* ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'': Betty saying "Boop-boop-a-doop" and being threatened by a horny, lecherous older man.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': The Planeteers summoning Captain Planet.
* ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'': Casper claims he hasn't got any friends. He meets several people or animals who all scream: "A G-g-g-ghost!", then run off scared whenever they see him.
* ''WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts'':
** ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'': Mickey's nervous laugh: "Ha-ha".
** ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'': Donald getting angry and jumping up and down, while waving his fists. Also his quacking gibberish.
** WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}: Goofy saying "Something's wrong here?", "Oh, the world owns me a living" or "Garssh!" His SillyWalk while his feet make impossible 360 degrees turns is also iconic.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBandConcert'': Donald Duck interrupting the concert by playing "Turkey In The Straw".
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance'': The four dancing skeletons.
** ''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie'': Mickey at the steering wheel of the boat, whistling. Even incorporated into Disney Feature Animation's VanityPlate.
** ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'': Donald's mental breakdown at the assembly line.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'':
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a73fXzc9U_o KING RAAAAAMMMSEEEEEEES]]"
** The flashbacks in the final episode showing how Courage lost his parents and met Muriel and Eustuce.
** The ending of "The Mask", with Kitty and Bunny escaping Mad Dog together and thanking Courage.
** The entirety of Freaky Fred's episode.
** "There's no such thing as perfect. You're beautiful just the way you are."
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': Dan's SkywardScream.
* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'': Felix walking back and forth while thinking up a plan.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'':
** The [[{{Tearjerker}} infamously sad]] ending to "Jurassic Bark", with Fry's dog spending the entirety of his life waiting for Fry to come back.
** "Here lies Philip J. Fry. Named for his uncle, to carry on his spirit."
** "Don't stop Fry. I want to hear how it ends."
* ''{{Series/Gargoyles}}'':
** Goliath finding most of his clan slaughtered at the castle in the first episode.
** The end of "Her Brother's Keeper", in which it's revealed that Xanatos deliberately turned Elisa's brother into Talon. Not only did it cement how much of a scumbag Xanatos really was, but it was the first episode with [[DownerEnding a completely bitter ending]].
** "[[TragicVillain The passcode is: ALONE.]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/GertieTheDinosaur'': Gertie crying.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** Dipper and Mabel driving the golf cart, getting chased by [[spoiler: gnomes.]]
** The Author of the Journals being revealed after walking through the portal to be [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan's twin brother.]]
* Creator/HannaBarbera
** WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry: Tom's painful yell.
** WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones: Fred Flintstone shouting "Yabba Dabba Doo" or "Wilma!"
** WesternAnimation/TheJetsons: George trapped on a dog-walker/treadmill and yelling "Jane, stop this crazy thing!"
** WesternAnimation/YogiBear: Yogi stealing a picknick basket.
** WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'': Muttley's EvilLaugh.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' and ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' have their respective protagonist's transformation sequence.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': The Grinch's SlasherSmile while the narrator says: "The Grinch got a marvellous, evil, awful idea." Also, The Grinch lifting the sled over his head after gaining HeroicSpirit post-CharacterDevelopment.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
** The introduction of Korra.
** Amon's terrorist attack on the bending arena.
** The first use of the giant mecha and [[spoiler: Tarrlok and Amon's death by suicide bombing.]]
** For Book Two, and possibly the entire show, it's Wan and Raava fusing to become the first Avatar - "We are bonded forever."
** [[spoiler: Iroh's return.]]
** In Book Three, the first [[spoiler: Airbender on Airbender fight]] with Tenzin facing off with Zaheer.
** [[spoiler: [[YourHeadASplode P'Li's death.]]]]
** In Book Four, the [[ItMakesSenseInContext four-way phone call between Vaatu, Zaheer, Amon, and Evil Unalaq]] in "Remembrances".
** [[spoiler: [[RelationshipUpgrade Korra and Asami holding hands and gazing into each other's eyes as they enter the spirit world as a couple]]]].
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** WesternAnimation/PorkyPig concluding a cartoon with the line: "That's all, folks!"
** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck jumping up and down, shouting: "Woo Hoo".
** WesternAnimation/BugsBunny asking his antagonist: "What's up, doc?"
** Wile E. Coyote falling from a cliff.
** ''WesternAnimation/BirdsAnonymous'': Sylvester's mental breakdown.
** ''WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck'': Daffy being turned into a weird creature with a flower head. Also the end shot revealing [[spoiler:Bugs Bunny]] is the animator.
** ''WesternAnimation/FeedTheKitty'': The kitten going to sleep on the bulldog's back, while the dog looks at the camera with a charmed smile.
** ''WesternAnimation/HillbillyHare'': Bugs playing the violin while the hillbillies do everything he tells them too.
** ''WesternAnimation/LongHairedHare'': Bugs conducting the opera singer.
** ''WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening'': Michigan J. Frog putting on his high hat and singing "Hello, my baby".
** ''WesternAnimation/RabbitFire'': The DuckSeasonRabbitSeason argument.
** ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'': Bugs dressed up as BrawnHilda while riding a huge obese white horse.
** ''WesternAnimation/BookRevue'': Daffy's monologue while doing a Danny Kaye impression and his scat sequence.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' is most well known for the hunting trip. [[spoiler:Ya know, where Orel is shot in the leg?]] It's considered the scene where the entire series goes from [[TearJerker kinda dark]] to [[NightmareFuel pitch black]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The Mane 6 unleashing the powers of the Elements of Harmony on Nightmare Moon in the pilot.
** Fluttershy staring down a giant, fire-breathing dragon.
** Rainbow Dash performing a Sonic Rainboom to save Rarity and the Wonderbolts.
** Princess Cadance and Shining Armor using ThePowerOfLove to defeat Queen Chrysalis.
** [[LiterallyShatteredLives King Sombra's death]].
** Twilight Sparkle revealing her wings when she's transformed into an alicorn.
** Twilight's and Tirek's ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' fight followed by [[EleventhHourSuperpower Rainbow Power]].
* WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero: Penn restoring the Least Dangerous World Imaginable. ([[BadassBoast "My name... is Penn]] '''[[BadassBoast ZERO]]'''.")
* WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}: Popeye, nearly defeated, grabbing his can of spinach, opening it and becoming so strong he can defeat the villain.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''
** "Space Madness": Ren eating the soap, or [[SchmuckBait the History Eraser Button]].
** "Stimpy's Invention": [[EarWorm The "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song.]]
** "Sven Hoek": [[ToThePain "Oh, what I'm gonna do to you…"]]
* WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack:
** Pretty much all of the fight scenes, especially where Jack defeats the Ultra-Robots.
* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons:
** Homer shouting "D'oh!" when realizing he's done something stupid.
** [[CouchGag The couch gags]].
** Homer strangling Bart.
** From the episode ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E8BartTheDaredevil Bart The Daredevil]]'': Homer plummeting down Springfield Gorge and hitting every single rock.
** Bart writing on the chalkboard in detention and saying "Eat My Shorts" or "Don't Have A Cow, Man".
** [[spoiler: The death of Frank Grimes]].
** Homer sitting on the trunk of his car, in the middle of nowhere, and staring at the night sky [[spoiler: after saying goodbye to his long-lost mother]].
** Bart prank-calling Moe's Tavern.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny's many deaths]].
** The infamous scene from "Scot Tenorman Must Die" where Cartman [[spoiler: reveals to Scott that his parents were murdered and ground up into the chili he's been eating]].
** Timmy's call "Timmy!" has also become a notorious meme.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'': Spider-Man finds himself hanging upside-down in front of a skyscraper window, seeing his reflection with the [[PaintItBlack never-before-seen black costume]]. The original comic didn't have it, but [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy every]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan version]] since has had it. Even ComicBook/SpiderGirl has Mayday swinging past a building, red suit in real life and black suit in the reflection.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': The ending of "Band Geeks."
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'':
** Mace Windu attacking the droids on Dantooine.
** General Grievous attacking the Jedi on Hypori.
** The Battle of Coruscant and the abduction of Palpatine.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': One or two per season.
** The entirety of "Rookies", as it proved that the series could easily take a darker turn, and Cad Bane's introduction.
** The opening Cad Bane arc for season two.
** The Mortis trilogy in season three, where Anakin comes to terms with his destiny; as well as [[spoiler: Ventress being abandoned by Dooku and her subsequent creation of Savage Oppress.]]
** For season four, the Umbara arc, a powerful four-parter dealing with the Clones' identities as well as some genuinely chilling racism directed at them. We also have [[spoiler: Savage finding Darth Maul, who survived his death a decade earlier.]]
** For season five, [[spoiler: Darth Sidious battling Darth Maul and Savage Oppress for control of the Sith.]] We then get, almost immediately afterward, [[spoiler: Ahsoka's defection from the Jedi after losing faith in them for betraying her.]]
** Season six has the Order 66 arc, particularly [[spoiler: Fives' DoomedByCanon death]], and the very poignant finale with [[spoiler: Yoda battling Sidious in his mind over Anakin's fate.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse:''
** Garnet's battle with Jasper in ''Jailbreak.''
** The video message in ''Lion 3: Straight To Video.''
** Peridot contacting Yellow Diamond in ''Message Received.''
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'': "That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario!"
* WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons:
** ''WesternAnimation/RedHotRidingHood'': The wolf getting excited from watching Red perform on stage.
** ''WesternAnimation/MagicalMaestro'': Spike plucking the hair away that was seemingly stuck on the projector.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': Flora blowing some magic powder. The scene was used in every merchandise commercial up to season 3, often with whatever the commercial was for edited on Flora's hands, giving the impression she's magically delivering it to some little girl.
* Most kid's cartoons with lyrics in the opening sequence tend to have said opening sequence become one of these, as people become familiar/well up in nostalgia at the sound of the show's lyrics.
* The children dancing in ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': The episode ''Chill of the Night'', one of the darkest episodes in this otherwise-LighterAndSofter series, has Batman confronting Joe Chill (the man who killed his parents).
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