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Anything that has SerialEscalation somehow is guaranteed to have a high HSQ. When writers try to increase the HSQ of a scene that doesn't have punch by having the characters (or camera work) ''pretend'' it does, they often wind up using MundaneMadeAwesome.

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HSQ-raising moments are ShockingMoments. Anything that has SerialEscalation somehow is guaranteed to have a high HSQ. When writers try to increase the HSQ of a scene that doesn't have punch by having the characters (or camera work) ''pretend'' it does, they often wind up using MundaneMadeAwesome.

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->'''Sam:''' So that's it? That's your response?\\
'''Dean:''' What are you looking for?\\
'''Sam:''' I dunno, a little... panic, maybe?\\
'''Dean:''' Well, I guess I'm a little numb to the earth-shattering revelations at this point.
-->-- ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

Divide the number of times you said or thought, [[AC:"Holy Shit!"]][[note]]Or any other shocked exclamation[[/note]] by the number of scenes. This is the Holy Shit Quotient (or HSQ) for a given episode. The term originated somewhere among the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (Website/BuffistasOrg, most likely) and Website/TelevisionWithoutPity communities, where it is occasionally still possible to get a nice little FlameWar going over whether or not "HSQ" is pronounced "aitch-skew."

It is sometimes shortened to form the verb "skew." As in: "The episode skewed me to the chair."

{{Wham Episode}}s tend to have a high HSQ, as do ProfessionalWrestling matches involving {{Spot Monkey}}s. This is in fact a common chant at pro wrestling events when something like that happens. HeavyMetal and VisualKei bands try to have at least a moderate one of these per promotional video and/or concert, though it often ends up as {{Narm}} if failed. Obviously, that's a matter of opinion.

Anything that has SerialEscalation somehow is guaranteed to have a high HSQ. When writers try to increase the HSQ of a scene that doesn't have punch by having the characters (or camera work) ''pretend'' it does, they often wind up using MundaneMadeAwesome.

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