YMMV / David Attenborough

  • Awesome Music: All his documentaries, even the relatively obscure ones, have examples of this.
  • Creator Worship: The level of esteem in which he is held by his fellow Britishers cannot be understated.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: LAYING among gorillas- eight and a half minutes of wonder.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
    • His Life of Birds series of documentaries (the theme music and the birdsong).
    • The Life of Mammals theme isn't half bad either.
  • Funny Moments: Sir David has a run-in with a chatty Greater Bird-of-Paradise.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • The BBC farewelled him by creating a sheet full of fictitious programs crediting him and distributing it.
    • The ending to the "Courtship" episode of Life Story, when a male waved albatross recognizes his mate among a crowd of other albatrosses, greets her and then preens/nuzzles her.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Hee-ah, in the Amazon Rainforest..."
    • The infamous scene of the baby seal walking along a beach; only to be eaten by a breaching killer whale. The scene was entirely unintentional and possibly one of the greatest shots from any documentary ever produced.
    • The Lyre Bird. There's a reason it has over 14 million hits as of 2015, and counting.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • This sequence from Planet Earth.
    • The episode which showed the exploration of underwater caves. Specifically the moment when the diver tried to squeeze through the narrow gap. Claustrophobia mixed with the fear of damaging the life-support equipment to the max.
    • Any time wasps show up in Life in the Undergrowth, you learn facts about those things you'll wish you never did. By the end of that series the word "wasp" will trigger a Pavlovian cringe response.
  • Values Dissonance: Acknowledges in Life on Camera that keeping a "pet" ape and eating raw sea turtle eggs isn't as funny in The New Tens as it was in the Fifties.
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