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  • 24:
    • Jack cradling the body of his wife at the end of the first season.
    • Jack holding Syed Ali's family hostage and threatening to have them all executed one by one unless he tells Jack where the nuclear bomb is.
    • Jack being forced to execute Ryan Chappelle.
    • An exhausted Jack breaking down into tears at the end of the third season.
    • The Reveal that Charles Logan was Evil All Along during Day 5.
    • Jack getting abducted by the Chinese in Season Five.
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    • Jack discovering Tony Almeida is still alive.
    • Jack donning a set of body armor and assaulting Charles Logan's car in public.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
    • Season One: Ward shooting Victoria Hand at the end of "Turn, Turn, Turn", as well as the season-ending shot of Coulson carving out the alien markings on a wall.
    • Season Two: Skye undergoing Terrigenesis in "What They Become" and her Oner fight scene in "The Dirty Half Dozen".
    • Season Three: Fitz's breakdown in front of the Monolith in "The Laws of Nature" and Bobbi and Hunter's farewell in "Parting Shot".
    • Season Four: "Self-Control" can rival "Turn, Turn, Turn" as the series signature episode. Whether it's Fitz and Simmons thinking that the other is an LMD, Daisy vs. LMD Mace, LMD May blowing up the Playground, and the final Wham Shot of the Framework revealing a world ruled by HYDRA, everyone who watches the show has a signature scene from this episode. "The Return" also has Fitz and Aida's conversation in the containment unit, and Aida's mental breakdown after he rejects her.
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    • Season Five: The shot of the shattered Earth in "Orientation, Part 1", The Reveal that the Doctor is a hallucination of Fitz in "The Devil Complex" and Talbot becoming the MCU version of Graviton in "Option Two".
  • All My Children:
    • Erica's abortion, the first legal abortion on television.
    • Likewise the controversial Unaborted Embryo reveal of Erica's son Josh.
    • Erica and Tom's first time in daytime on location honeymoon in St. Croix.
    • Erica confronting a bear, and winning.
    • Tad's Chicken Suit Proposal to Dixie.
    • Cindy's death from AIDS.
    • Erica, Jack and Adam Food Fight.
    • Maria's Plane Crash.
    • Janet stuffing her Identical Twin sister Natalie in a well, and stealing her life and identity.
    • Bianca's coming out.
    • Binaca and Lena's first same sex kiss in daytime.
    • Bianca's rape.
    • Mark's intervention.
    • The Baby-switch cross-over storyline with One Life to Live.
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    • Not from the series per se, but Susan Lucci's historic Emmy win, after a record 19 time losing streaking, and the two minute standing ovation that accompanied it.
  • The Amazing Race: Claire getting hit in the face with a watermelon via slingshot in Season 17.
  • The Andy Griffith Show
    • Barney Fife lecturing the prisoners about the rules "Here at The Rock..."
    • Gomer Pyle singing.
  • Angel: The show's Bolivian Army Ending with the gang facing the apocalypse. "Let's get to work."
  • Arrow:
    • Season 1
      • Oliver using the Salmon Ladder in a Training Montage right after creating his Elaborate Underground Base.
      • The Hood raiding Adam Hunt's building.
      • Robert Queen killing himself so his son can live.
      • Slade Wilson saving Oliver from Fyers' camp and fighting Wintergreen.
      • The Hood fighting twenty or so mooks to save Walter Steele.
      • Malcolm Merlyn's Earthquake Machine destroying half the Glades.
      • Tommy Merlyn's death.
    • Season 2
      • Oliver looking at his green arrowhead, thinking of what he should call his vigilante persona.
      • Oliver killing The Count to save Felicity.
      • Malcolm Merlyn's return and the revelation that Thea is his daughter.
      • Barry Allen's debut into the Arrowverse.
      • Shado's death.
      • Oliver meeting Tommy's "ghost".
      • Slade Wilson's present day debut and speech of how he's gonna destroy Oliver's life.
      • Nyssa Al-Ghul and Sara Lance kissing.
      • The Lance family dinner scene, as well as Oliver and Laurel's confrontation after it.
      • Moira Queen's death.
      • The underground tunnel fight.
      • Oliver vs. Slade's Final Battle.
    • Season 3
      • Sara Lance's death.
      • Oliver and Ra's Al-Ghul's Trial by Combat.
      • Laurel's debut as the Black Canary.
      • Team Arrow rallying the city against Brick.
      • Roy Harper surrendering to the SCPD.
      • Thea Queen's resurrection from the Lazarus Pit.
      • Oliver and Felicity's sex scene.
      • Team Arrow, Katana and Malcolm Merlyn vs. The League of Assassins.
      • Thea Queen's debut as Speedy.
    • Season 4
      • Oliver's debut as the Green Arrow.
      • Sara Lance's resurrection from the Lazarus Pit.
      • Oliver's duel with Malcolm and the latter losing his arm.
      • Laurel Lance's death.
      • Diggle killing his brother.
      • Havenrock being bombed.
    • Season 5
      • The opening fight scene of Green Arrow vs. Anarky.
      • Oliver jumping out of a building, shooting a grappling arrow in midair and using it to grab onto a helicopter.
      • Prometheus' debut.
      • Oliver, Thea, Sara, Ray, and Diggle being placed in a Lotus-Eater Machine.
      • Prometheus tricking Oliver into killing Billy Malone.
      • Oliver going to the Arrowbunker only to see the now seemingly alive Laurel (actually her Evil Doppelgänger from Earth-2, Black Siren).
      • Talia Al-Ghul saving Oliver in the flashbacks and him seeing Laurel's face in her.
      • The revelation that Prometheus is Adrian Chase.
      • Oliver donning his Season 1 costume in the flashbacks.
      • Prometheus telling Oliver that he's always ten steps ahead.
      • Prometheus torturing Oliver and having him admit that he loved killing.
      • Oliver freeing Slade Wilson to help him fight Prometheus.
      • Malcolm Merlyn's death.
      • Prometheus' suicide and the destruction of Lian Yu.
    • Season 6
    • Season 7
      • Oliver's fight scenes in prison.
      • The Green Arrow documentary episode.
      • Black Siren finally becoming Black Canary.
      • The Reveal that Oliver will die in Crisis of Infinite Earths.
  • Banshee
    • Season 1:
      • Lucas Hood getting out of prison after 15 years.
      • Hood riding into town on his motorcycle for the first time.
      • Lucas Hood taking down the rapist MMA fighter.
      • Lucas Hood killing the Giant Mook albino prisoner.
      • The completely ridiculous fight between Anna and Olek.
      • The climactic gunfight at the metalworks.
    • Season 2:
      • Hood fighting his way through the casino.
      • Proctor and Burton dumping blood and guts into Alex Longshadow's hot tub.
      • Chayton vs. Hood.
      • Hood vs. The Amish teacher, and then the latter's torture at the hands of Proctor.
      • Jason Hood being garroted by Burton in the middle of sex with Rebecca.
      • Emmett revenge on the Skinheads who assaulted his wife.
      • The church shootout, followed by Rabbit's suicide.
      • Emmett's heartbreaking death.
    • Season 3:
      • Hood, Siobhan, and Brock's revenge on the Neo-Nazi who killed Emmett.
      • '''Burton vs. Nola.'''
      • Hood throwing Brantley under the wheels of the Fat Bastard's own semi-truck office.
      • Siobhan confronting Hood when she discovers his real identity.
      • Chayton's assault on the CADI, especially his killing of Siobhan.
      • The gang's robbery on Camp Genoa.
      • Hood killing Chayton via Boom, Headshot!, also their fight in the hotel room beforehand.
      • Hood and Gordon storming Camp Genoa together to save Carrie/Ana, Sugar, and Job, especially Gordon's death and Job's capture.
    • Season 4:
      • Brock finding Hood in the cabin after two years.
      • Job's torture.
      • Brock blowing up Proctor's drug truck with an RPG.
      • Hood vs. Burton, followed by Proctor killing the latter for Rebecca's death.
      • Kurt vs. Calvin.
      • Proctor's last stand against the Mexican cartel.
      • Hood finally leaving Banshee on the bike he rode in on.
  • Baywatch: The lifeguards running in slow motion.
  • Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie: Their cartoon intros.
  • The Big Bang Theory: The characters walking up and down the stairwell.
  • Black Adder: The last minute of the series finale.
  • Blake's 7: The Bolivian Army Ending.
  • Breaking Bad
    • Season 1:
      • Walt getting his cancer diagnosis.
      • Walt's 50th birthday.
      • "I am awake."
      • Walt and Jesse's reunion.
      • The acid and the bath-tub scene.
      • Krazy 8's death.
      • "This is not meth."
      • Tuco beating his underling to death.
      • 'Tight, tight, tight!'
      • Walter standing in the middle of the desert in his underwear with a gun, and his 'confession'.
      • Skyler and Jesse's first meeting.
    • Season 2:
      • Walt's attempt to poison Tuco.
      • Hector shoving the ricin-laced pizza away from Tuco.
      • Hank's and Tuco's showdown.
      • Walt's 'fugue state'.
      • "Skank! Skank! Skank ass skank!"
      • The 'Tortuga on the Tortoise' scene. So iconic, that it's the page image for the Nightmare Fuel of the show.
      • The Better Call Saul commercial.
      • Gus Fring's first appearance.
      • Combo's death, by a child drug-dealer.
      • "Stay out of my territory."
      • Holly White's birth, in middle of Walt's first business with Gus.
      • The last scene of "Phoenix".
      • 'Which phone?'
      • Skyler unravelling Walt's web of lies, and leaving him.
      • Jane-Mike-Two-One, disregard.
    • Season 3:
      • 'You're a drug dealer.'
      • Walt's Epic Fail speech after the Wayfarer incident.
      • The Cousins massacring fellow illegal immigrants after one sees too much. The Unflinching Walk also helped.
      • Mike bugging Walt's house.
      • Walter throwing a pizza on the roof.
      • 'I fucked Ted.'
      • Badger and Jesse accidentally leading Hank to the RV.
      • 'This is my private domicile, and I won't be harassed, bitch!'
      • 'A man provides, even though he's not appreciated.'
      • Saul's secretary distracting Hank by faking Marie's accident, and the subsequent destruction of the RV.
      • Hank subsequently beating Jesse to one inch of his life.
      • Jesse's Tear Jerker rant to Walt, as he blames Walt for all his problems.
      • Hank's fight with The Cousins.
      • The entire 'Fly' episode, due to its Broken Base.
      • Jesse revealing Combo was killed on Gus's orders.
      • Tomas's death.
      • Mike's No More Half Measures speech.
      • "Run."
      • Gale's death.
    • Season 4:
    • Season 5A:
      • The Cold Open Foreshadowing Walt's eventual downfall.
      • "Yeah, bitch! MAGNETS!"
      • "We're done when I say we're done!"
      • Peter Schuler observing a test product and his subsequent suicide.
      • Mike storming through Lydia's safehouse.
      • The Big "SHUT UP!" Skyler frustratingly delivers to Marie.
      • Skyler's attempted suicide.
      • 'I am waiting.. for the cancer to come back'.
      • 'Nothing stops this train.'
      • Todd shooting Drew Sharp at the end of Dead Freight, and Jesse's Big "NO!".
      • "I'm in the empire business."
      • Jesse and the Whites' awkward family dinner.
      • "Say my name.""You're goddamn right."
      • In the same episode's end, Walt killing Mike.
      • The prison murders.
      • Walt and Todd cooking 3 months' worth of meth.
      • Skyler revealing to Walt what his montage gave him: a pileload of money. Her subsequent speech also counts.
      • Walt quitting the drug business for good.
      • The little incident regarding Hank and Walt's 'Leaves of Grass', which leads to Hank figuring out Heisenberg.
    • Season 5B:
      • Hank and Walt's confrontation in the garage.
      • Huell and Kuby rolling over Walt's money.
      • Marie slapping Skyler after realizing she was complicit with Walt, and their tug of war for Holly.
      • Walt burying his money and the subsequent coordinates.
      • Walt's fake confession tape pining Hank as the mastermind behind Heisenberg.
      • Jesse finding out Huell lifted the ricin cigarette, and the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Saul.
      • Hank stopping Jesse from burning down Walt's house, and them teaming to take down Walt.
      • Skyler egging Walt to kill Jesse.
      • Walt ordering the hit on Jesse after the meeting goes wrong.
      • Hank and Jesse trick Walt into giving up his location.
      • Hank finally arrests Walt.
      • The shooutout between Hank, Gomez and the Neo-Nazis.
      • Jack Welker killing Hank Schrader, and Walt's Heroic BSoD.
      • The Neo-Nazis taking 6 barrels of Walt's 7 money barrels.
      • Jesse being captured by the Neo-Nazis.
      • 'I watched Jane die. I was there, and I watched her die. I watched her overdose and choke to death. I could have saved her, but I didn't.'
      • Walt's and Skyler's knife fight.
      • 'WE ARE A FAMILY!'
      • Junior throwing Walt off Skyler, phoning the cops against him, and Walt kidnapping Holly.
      • Mama! Mama!
      • Walt's final phone call to Skyler, blaming everything on himself so that Skyler won't be persecuted.
      • Walt disappearing from Alberqueque with Saul's cleaner.
      • Walt pleading Saul's cleaner to be his friend for an hour.
      • Jesse's failed escape, and him Forced to Watch Todd kill Andrea.
      • Junior's vicious "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Walt.
      • Walt's spectacular leap out of the Badass Decay heap after watching his former friends badmouth him in national television. Complete with a very triumphant Theme Music Power-Up.
      • Walt threatening his 'friends' to 'donate' 10 million dollars to Junior.
      • Walt and Skyler's final meeting.
      • 'I did it for me. I liked it, I was good at it. And I was really... I was alive.'
      • The glancing shot at Lydia's coffee.
      • Walt triggering the machine gun, kiling most of the Neo-Nazis and Taking the Bullet for Jesse that would ultimately kill him.
      • Walter White kills Jack Welker, and Jesse Pinkman kills Todd Alquist.
      • Jesse escapes from slavery, with peals of laughter.
      • Walt's death, the last scene in the series.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
    • Captain Holt chewing out an impassive Detective Diaz for telling him than he and his husband need to have sex, punctuated by over the top yells of "BONE".
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer :
    • Ok this Buffy the vampire slayer is meant to be really good. I think I'll check it out." Cue scene where she shoulders a rocket launcher at her former boyfriend. "Whoooa." This scene is considered the crowning moment by many fans, and even against other well-done parts this one stands out.
    • Giles discovering the body of Jenny Calendar.
    • Buffy sends Angel to Hell and leaves Sunnydale.
    • Buffy finally gets her perfect high school moment and wins the Class Protector Award.
    • Buffy vs. Faith.
    • The high school blows up.
    • Joyce's death in the "The Body," it has been pointed out constantly that in a show where death is a prominent fixture, that the ordinary and natural passing away of Buffy's Mother, is also the series' most shattering and poignant.
    • Buffy's sacrifice and final goodbye to Dawn.
    • Buffy and Spike literally bringing the house down as they have sex for the first time.
    • Tara's death.
    • Xander's "yellow crayon" speech.
    • Caleb gouging out Xander's eye.
    • The Final Fight and Willow making all the Potentials around the world into Slayers.
  • The Burn Notice season 2 mid-season finale where Michael jumped off a railing just before the bomb hooked to his front door explodes.
  • The Carol Burnett Show:
    • Carol's Tarzan yell.
    • The curtain dress with the rod still on in the Gone with the Wind parody. "I saw it in the window, and just couldn't resist it."
    • Any time Harvey Korman cracks up at whatever Tim Conway is doing.
    • The "Mama's Family" sketches, later spinned off into their own series.
    • Carol tugging her ear at the end of the show.
  • Chappelle's Show
    • The Rick James episode.
    • The Clayton Bixby skit as well.
    • The Wayne Brady skit too.
  • Prue's death in the Season 3 finale of Charmed (1998).
  • Community
    • Season 1
      • Troy and Abed rapping in Spanish during The Tag of the second episode.
      • Abed showing his father the film he made about the fallout of their family.
      • Vaughn writing and singing a Take That! Break-Up Song for Britta.
      • Annie Letting Her Hair Down, removing her cardigan from her shoulders revealing how well-endowed she actually is, and then Jeff giving her a Male Gaze. Also their kiss later in the episode.
      • Troy and Abed singing "Somewhere Out There" to lure their lab rat.
      • The group fighting the bullies in the Christmas Episode.
      • Chang briefly Faking the Dead to troll his class, mocks them, and then exiting while playing a rap song made for him.
      • Britta and Troy's dance recital in which the former is dressed as a teapot.
      • Jeff playing pool naked.
      • The gang monopolizing the cafeteria so they could have the chicken skins for themselves.
      • The Paintball Episode, particularly Abed rescuing Jeff and Chang's entire scene in the library against Jeff and Britta.
      • The Season Finale in which both Britta and Slater made Anguished Declaration of Love to Jeff, only for Jeff to walk away and choose Annie.
    • Season 2
      • The season's opening montage of the group getting up from their beds to prepare themselves back to school.
      • Annie punching Jeff after his fake Wacky Marriage Proposal to Britta.
      • Britta and Annie wrestling each other while covered in oil.
      • The sort-of Zombie Apocalypse during the Halloween Episode.
      • The group locking themselves in the library because Annie suspects one her friends is stealing her pens, unbeknownst to her is actually done by Troy's pet monkey.
      • The animated Christmas Episode.
      • The group playing Dungeons & Dragons with Pierce acting as the Big Bad.
      • Troy freezing up when meeting LeVar Burton.
      • Pierce pretending to be Jeff's estranged father and the latter's violent reaction.
      • The Ship Tease montage of Jeff and Annie in tune of Sara Bareilles' "Gravity".
      • Shirley giving birth in the classroom.
      • The two part Paintball Episode Season Finale.
    • Season 3
      • The episode showing seven Alternate Timelines based on which group member gets the ordered pizza.
      • The Halloween Episode in which each of the group tells a story to determine who among them is a psychopath.
      • The introduction of Pierce's bigoted father.
      • Jeff and Dean Pelton singing Seal's "Kiss From a Rose".
      • Dean Pelton filming a commercial for Greendale that went chaotic.
      • The Christmas Episode which is also a Musical Episode, particularly Troy and Abed's rap, Annie in a Sexy Santa Dress, and Britta's disastrous performance in the climax.
      • The two-part episode in which Troy and Abed fortified the campus with pillows and blankets to wage war against each other.
      • The Law & Order parody episode.
      • The group getting expelled from Greendale.
      • The group attending a bribed psychiatrist and being told that Greendale doesn't exist, only for them to realize the Gaslighting.
      • The group playing a video game made by Pierce's late, bigoted father to help him claim his inheritance.
      • The group infiltrating Greendale to save the real Dean Pelton and retrieve the school from Chang's control.
    • Season 4
    • Season 5
      • Jeff talking to Pierce's hologram.
      • Shirley telling the gang that Pierce has died.
      • Pierce's will being revealed to the gang.
      • Troy's departure and Abed's breakdown beforehand.
      • Jeff overdosing due to his insecurity of turning forty and hallucinating himself and his friends as G.I. Joe characters.
    • Season 6
      • Shirley's departure.
      • Abed's speech about TV in the Grand Finale.
      • The Group Hug in the Grand Finale.
      • Jeff taking Abed and Annie to the airport and their emotional farewell.
      • Jeff going to Britta's bar to celebrate with her, Dean Pelton, Chang, and Frankie in the episode's final scene.
      • Dan Harmon's closing narration in The Stinger.
  • The Crown (2016) Queen Mary's, clad in her mourning dress and veils, deep curtsey to her granddaughter signifying Elizabeth as the Queen of England.
  • Dad's Army: "Don't tell him, Pike".
  • Dallas: J.R. getting shot and The Reveal in the next season. The scene where Bobby is found alive and well while taking a shower, despite having died in the series many episodes ago has also become infamous.
  • Daredevil (2015)
    • Season 1:
      • Matt's origin story.
      • The hallway fight scene.
      • Wilson Fisk killing Anatoly Ranskahov by decapitating him with a car door.
      • Matt debuting his official Daredevil costume against Fisk
    • Season 2:
      • Matt and Frank debating their conflicting ideologies on a rooftop.
      • The staircase fight scene, which is essentially an even longer, more impressive version of the aforementioned hallway fight.
      • Frank's monologue at the graveyard.
  • Dawson's Creek: Dawson's infamous crying scene at the end of the third season.
  • The Defenders (2017): Matt, Jessica, Luke, and Danny teaming up for the first time to fight The Hand's ninjas in the halls of their building.
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show:
    • Rob Petrie tripping over the ottoman and doing a Pratfall.
    • The revelation that the couple Rob thought were Richie's biological parents are in fact African American.
  • Doctor Who, having been on the air for 50+ years, is full of these.
    • In general:
      • The TARDIS dematerializing in one time/place and rematerializing in another.
      • The Daleks shouting "EXTERMINATE!"
      • Any time a Time Lord regenerates.
      • Anything involving jelly babies.
      • The Doctor meeting and parting ways with his companions, particularly when they die.
      • The show's numerous title sequences.
      • Any episode where the body count totals at a grand zero, given that this is a show notable for its high death tolls.
      • Someone entering the TARDIS and marveling that it's Bigger on the Inside.
    • From the classic series:
    • From The TV Movie:
      • The Master being tried and executed on Skaro.
      • The Seventh Doctor being shot by a Chinatown gang.
      • The Seventh Doctor's death on the operating table and subsequent regeneration.
      • The Master performing an Orifice Invasion on Bruce.
      • The Eighth Doctor stumbling through the hospital in confusion.
      • The Master convincing Chang Lee to help him
      • The Eighth Doctor discovering that his new shoes fit perfectly.
      • The Eighth Doctor's controversial "I'm half human... on my mother's side" line.
      • The Eighth Doctor's duel with the Master.
      • The Big Damn Kiss the Eighth Doctor had with Grace.
    • From the revival series:
      • The TARDIS flying through the time vortex.
      • Any time the Doctor mentions the Time War.
      • Every time the words "Bad Wolf" appear.
      • The Ninth Doctor's first word in the show: "Run!"
      • The Ninth Doctor taunting the titular monster of "Dalek".
      • The last Dalek ascending a flight of stairs. Again.
      • "YOU WOULD MAKE A GOOD DALEK."
      • The last Dalek self-destructing after deeming itself impure.
      • The Ninth Doctor proudly declaring that Everybody Lives (and naming a trope in the process) in the finale of "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances".
      • The Ninth Doctor's dinnertime conversation with Margaret Blaine in "Boom Town".
      • Rose, as the Bad Wolf, disintegrating the Dalek Emperor and his fleet in "The Parting of the Ways".
      • The Ninth Doctor's regeneration.
      • The Tenth Doctor starting off his run by noticing that he has new teeth.
      • The Sycorax's Santa robots sporting flamethrower brass instruments, and Jackie's Christmas tree attempting to kill her in "The Christmas Invasion".
      • The Tenth Doctor accidentally quoting "The Circle of Life."
      • The Tenth Doctor regrowing his hand.
      • The Tenth Doctor confronting the Beast in "The Satan Pit".
      • The Tenth Doctor and Rose pressing their ears to the wall in Torchwood's main office, after Rose is trapped in a parallel universe in "Doomsday" .
      • "Rose Tyler, I--"
      • Donna Noble convincing the Doctor to leave the Racnoss Empress's lair after he floods it in the climax of "The Runaway Bride".
      • Queen Elizabeth siccing her guards on the Tenth Doctor in "The Shakespeare Code".
      • The Tenth Doctor's Tranquil Fury towards "The Family of Blood" .
      • The Master regaining his memories and regenerating in "Utopia".
      • The Toclafane assassinating the U.S. President and invading Earth in "The Sound of Drums".
      • The Master being fatally shot by Lucy in "Last of the Time Lords."
      • The Tenth Doctor's "you were my Doctor" speech to the Fifth Doctor (or rather David Tennant's "you were my doctor" speech to Peter Davison) in "Time Crash".
      • The front of a ship crashing into the TARDIS, before the Tenth Doctor picks up a flotation ring that reads "R.M.S. Titanic."
      • The Tenth Doctor's Badass Boast to the passengers of the Titanic in "Voyage of the Damned".
      • The Tenth Doctor's reunion with Donna in "Partners in Crime".
      • "Pompeii or the world."
      • The Tenth Doctor saving Lucius Petrus Dextrus and his family from Mt. Vesuvius's eruption, and the revelation that Dextrus's family now worship the Doctor and Donna as gods.
      • "Hey, who turned out the lights?"
      • "Labor camps: that's what they called them the last time."
      • The Tenth Doctor regenerating in the final moments "The Stolen Earth", then beginning "Journey's End" by redirecting his regenerative energy into his hand so he doesn't change his appearance.
      • Donna touching the Tenth Doctor's regeneration energy-filled severed hand, gaining the Doctor's knowledge and creating the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor.
      • Donna having her memory wiped.
      • "The Laws of Time are mine and they will obey me!"
      • The Tenth Doctor's breakdown after violating the laws of time by saving the crew of Bowie Base One in "The Waters of Mars".
      • The Cult of Saxon resurrecting the Master in "The End of Time".
      • The Master downing a hamburger in seconds, then the burger van woman, then the two guys he was sitting with. Or, as the Master put it, "DINNERTIME!"
      • The creation of the Master Race.
      • The Tenth Doctor's final goodbyes to his friends.
      • The Tenth Doctor's regeneration, especially his final words: "I don't want to go."
      • The Eleventh Doctor's first moments in "The Eleventh Hour", where he praises the fact that he still has legs, thinks that he's a girl for several seconds, complains that he's still not ginger, then shouts "Geronimo!" when the TARDIS starts re-entering Earth's atmosphere.
      • The Eleventh Doctor eating fish fingers & custard with a young Amy Pond.
      • The Eleventh Doctor stepping up to the Atraxi in his tweed suit, smirking.
      • Any time Eleven says "Bowties are cool."
      • The Eleventh Doctor being locked in the Pandorica in "The Pandorica Opens".
      • The Doctor's speech to his enemies at Stonehenge.
      • The Eleventh Doctor's apparent death in "The Impossible Astronaut".
      • From the same episode, the Eleventh Doctor showing up in the Oval Office and casually ordering people around.
      • Rory punching out Adolf Hitler in "Let's Kill Hitler".
      • The Eleventh Doctor being forced to break Amy's faith in him in "The God Complex"
      • The Doctor learning about Lethbridge-Stewart's death.
      • River revealing that the Doctor had hid in a Tessalect to fake his death in "The Wedding of River Song".
      • The Doctor being presented to the Dalek parliament in "Asylum of the Daleks".
      • From the same episode, Amy revealing that she's infertile.
      • Amy & Rory creating a temporal paradox by committing mutual suicide in "The Angels Take Manhattan"
      • The Eleventh Doctor learning that Clara Oswin Oswald wasn't an ordinary woman in "The Snowmen".
      • The Eleventh Doctor steering a crashing plane back into the air in "The Bells of Saint John".
      • The Eleventh Doctor's monologue about his suffering in "The Rings of Akhaten".
      • The multiple Claras sequence in the opening of "The Name of the Doctor".
      • The revelation of the War Doctor.
      • The War Doctor using a Gallifreyan soldier's gun to carve "NO MORE" onto a wall in the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" .
      • The Moment meeting the War Doctor.
      • Ten & Eleven comparing their sonic screwdrivers.
      • The first twelve Doctors trapping Gallifrey in a pocket universe, and the sudden Early-Bird Cameo of the Twelfth Doctor.
      • The Eleventh Doctor's conversation with The Curator.
      • Doctor Who 50th AS "The Day of the Doctor": The finale where all 13 Doctors arrive to save Gallifrey.
      • The Eleventh Doctor being granted a new regenerative cycle by the Time Lords in "The Time of the Doctor", before destroying a Dalek fleet with excess regenerative energy.
      • The Twelfth Doctor starting off his run by complaining about the color of his kidneys.
      • The Twelfth Doctor conversing with a Tyrannosaurus in Victorian London, before the latter bursts into flames in "Deep Breath".
      • The Twelfth Doctor dueling Robin Hood with a spoon... and winning in "Robot of Sherwood".
      • Clara comforting a young First Doctor in "Listen".
      • Two from "Kill the Moon": the Ass Pull of the creature inside the moon laying a new one with no ill effects, and Clara's The Reason You Suck speech at the end of the episode.
      • Missy revealing that she's the Master in "Dark Water" .
      • Danny leading the Cybermen into the clouds.
      • Missy apparently being killed by a Cyberman, specifically a resurrected Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart.
      • Santa Claus stepping into the TARDIS in The Stinger of "Death in Heaven."
      • The Twelfth Doctor encountering a young Davros on Skaro.
      • The Twelfth Doctor's big entrance into a Medieval arena in "The Magician's Apprentice": riding a tank while playing the electric guitar with sunglasses.
      • The revelation that Davros has summoned the Doctor to Skaro.
      • The Continuity Cavalcade in the Dalek city.
      • The crippled Davros opening his organic eyes for the first time in the series.
      • The Twelfth Doctor hijacking Davros's chair. "Admit it; you've all had this exact nightmare."
      • The Twelfth Doctor leading the young Davros out of the hand-mine field.
      • The Twelfth Doctor realizing the significance of his face in "The Girl Who Died".
      • The Twelfth Doctor's monologue about war near the end of "The Zygon Inversion".
      • Clara's death in "Face the Raven".
      • The Twelfth Doctor returning to Gallifrey at the end of "Heaven Sent"
      • The Twelfth Doctor's conversation with Me in "Hell Bent".
      • The Twelfth Doctor taking River to the Singing Towers of Darillium in "The Husbands of River Song"
  • Dynasty: Alexis and Krystle's Cat Fight in the pond.
    • The Moldavian wedding massacre.
  • Ellen: The title character coming out to Laura Dern's character. It's iconic due to the Reality Subtext behind it.
  • ER: Peter Benton dropping to one knee and throwing a punch under his other hand.
  • The Event: The plane getting sucked into a portal.
  • Fawlty Towers: Basil dealing with German tourists in "The Germans".
  • Firefly: Wash playing with his dinosaur toys.
  • The Flash (2014)
    • Season 1:
      • Barry being struck by the Particle Accelerator infused lightning bolt.
      • Dr. Wells telling Barry to "run, Barry, run" to fight Clyde Mardon.
      • Barry rescuing the Bike messenger from traffic.
      • Dr. Wells' Obfuscating Disability reveal.
      • Barry rescuing people from the train that Captain Cold literally derailed.
      • Barry and Felicity kissing on the train.
      • Flash defeating Tony Woodward ("SUPERSONIC PUNCH, BABY!").
      • A Hate Plague inflicted Barry vs. Oliver.
      • The Reverse-Flash beating Dr. Wells and curb-stomping the entire police force sans Eddie Thawne.
      • The Reverse-Flash curb-stomping Barry.
      • Dr. Wells revealing he has the Reverse-Flash suit.
      • Barry and Caitlin singing "Summer Nights".
      • Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein fusing to become Firestorm.
      • Dr. Wells revealing he is the Reverse-Flash to General Eiling shortly before leaving him at Grodd's mercy.
      • Harrison Wells revealing his true identity as Eobard Thawne to Cisco Ramon and killing him.
      • The Big Damn Kiss of Barry and Iris.
      • Barry running so fast to counter the Weather Wizard's tidal wave and ends up time travelling.
      • The flashback where both The Flash and The Reverse-Flash are having a slug-fest.
      • James Jesse/Trickster I telling Axel Walker/Trickster II that "he is his father".
      • The first time Flash vibrates through solid objects.
      • The flashback showing Eobard Thawne killing and replacing the real Harrison Wells.
      • Cisco, Joe West and Quentin Lance finding the corpse of the real Harrison Wells.
      • Cisco giving Laurel Lance a device that enables her to use the Canary Cry. Also the scene where she gave him a photo of them together while she's in her Black Canary costume.
      • Eobard's "Dr. Wells" facade finally being exposed.
      • The prison break of Barry's Rogues Gallery courtesy of Captain Cold.
      • Barry, Firestorm and Oliver vs. Reverse-Flash.
      • The entire scene where Barry time travelling to the night his mother was murdered.
      • Eddie Thawne's Heroic Suicide so Eobard will be Ret Goned.
      • Barry running towards a wormhole in the Season Finale's final scene.
    • Season 2:
      • Ronnie Raymond's Heroic Sacrifice.
      • Jay Garrick introducing himself to Team Flash.
      • Barry and Jay tending to Patty Spivot after the battle with Sand Demon in a scene-per-scene /recreation homage to the cover of The Flash of Two Worlds.
      • Barry catching Iris mid-freefall.
      • Jefferson Jackson's first outing as the new host body for Firestorm.
      • Earth-2 Harrison Wells saving Barry from King Shark.
      • Earth-2 Harrison Wells outing Cisco as a metahuman.
      • Zoom's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of Barry, and then parading him throughout Central City.
      • Grodd being sent to Gorilla City in Earth-2.
      • Barry and Oliver vs. Hawkman.
      • Oliver meeting his son for the first time.
      • Wally West appearing at the Wests' house during Christmas Eve.
      • Barry, Cisco and Harry travelling to Earth-2.
      • Zoom killing "Jay Garrick".
      • Barry vs. King Shark.
      • The Reveal that "Jay Garrick" is also Zoom.
      • Zoom telling Barry that "He can't lock up the darkness".
      • STAR Labs, specifically Harry's attempt at recreating the particle accelerator's explosion going horribly wrong
      • Iris and Barry in the Speedforce.
      • Team Flash vs. Black Siren.
      • Cisco shooting off Vibes at Black Siren.
      • Zoom killing Henry Allen.
      • Zoom being dragged off by the time wraiths
      • The Reveal of the real Jay Garrick.
      • Barry travelling back to the night his mother was murdered and rescues her from being killed by Eobard Thawne.
    • Season 3
      • Barry's reaction when Flashpoint Iris question their relationship, "But it's love, because this is what love feels like!"
      • Caitlin coming home and involuntarily freezing all the water in her shower, while systematically turning her hair white.
      • Cisco vibing his showdown with Killer Frost.
      • Caitlin turning into Killer Frost and nearly delivering Barry her Kiss of Death.
      • Wally, gaining his powers from Alchemy.
      • Oliver and Barry vs. their Mind Controlled allies.
      • Barry's accidental trip to the future, and witnessing Savitar killing Iris, and his future self too slow to stop it.
      • Barry vs Solovar
      • Barry and Kara/Supergirl's joint musical coma.
      • Barry's musical proposal to Iris.
      • Caitlin's full transformation into Killer Frost
      • 2024 Barry helping present day Barry. The scene is mainly remembered for the former debuting the classic Flash costume.
      • Killer Frost using her powers to "glide" throughout Central City.
      • Savitar's Dramatic Unmask.
      • The fateful night of Savitar killing Iris coming to pass, particularly the montage of Barry running towards her with shots of her Video Will being shown.
      • The reveal that it was a holographic disguised H.R. who had switched places with Iris that Savitar killed.
      • Iris saving Barry and her friends by delivering the kill shot against Savitar. "All this time you tried to save me, look at that I saved you!"
      • Barry improsining himself in the Speedforce to prevent an astrophysical anomaly from destroying Central City and possibly the world.
    • Season 4
      • Cisco joyfully screaming "The Flash is back!"
      • Iris and Caitlin anticipating what Cisco's program will translate Barry's nonsense. ("This house is bitchin'!").
      • Barry rescuing Deliberately Distressed Damsel Iris, from Samuroid, having successfully been snapped out of his mental instability by her act.
      • The Reveal of DeVoe, the Thinker in his chair.
      • The awkwardness Barry and Iris feel while in couples counseling.
      • Team Flash learning they were responsible for the creations of the new Bus-Metas.
      • Cecile revealing she's pregnant to a bewildered Joe.
      • Any scene with the mysterious girl who keeps appearing, and The Reveal in the season finale that she's Barry and Iris' daughter from the future.
      • Barry being framed for DeVoe's supposed murder.
      • DeVoe beating up A.R.G.U.S. agents.
    • Season 5
      • The Reveal that Nora Allen II is the protege of Eobard Thawne.
      • King Shark vs. Grodd.
      • Future Grace Gibbons' debut as the Cicada from the future.
      • Nora II's Origins Episode.
      • Barry banishing Nora II back to the future after discovering her relationship with Thawne.
      • Nora II's Ret Gone.
      • The Reveal that Crisis of Infinite Earths will now happen in 2019 instead of 2024.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will's emotional breakdown at the end of "Poppa's Got a Brand New Excuse" when his father abandons him again.
  • Friends: The title sequence with everyone dancing in a fountain.
    • Rachel got off the plane!
    • The Prom Video.
    • Ross' accidental mix-up of names at his London wedding.
    • Ross sleeping with Kathy the Copy girl.
    • Ross insisting to Rachel that "We were on a break!"
    • Everyone's reactions to discovering Monica and Chandler's secret relationship, particularly Phoebe's ("My eyes!") and Ross' ("GET OFF MY SISTER!")
    • Monica and Chandler's wedding, and the reveal that Rachel is pregnant not Monica like everyone assumed.
    • Phoebe carrying her brother's triplets as surrogate.
    • Anytime Smelly Cat is sung.
    • The group constantly spying on "Ugly Naked Guy."
    • "OH MUHY GAWD!!!! He-He-He-he!"
    • All of the Thanksgiving episodes.
    • Joey wearing all of Chandler's clothes. "Could I BE wearing any more clothes?"
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Season 1:
      • Ned Stark executing a Night's Watch deserter.
      • The Starks rescuing the direwolf pups.
      • The Royal Family's arrival at Winterfell.
      • Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen's Wedding Day.
      • Jaime Lannister pushing Bran Stark from a tower after the latter witnessed the former's Twincest.
      • Lysa Arryn breastfeeding her 10 year old son Robin.
      • Sandor Clegane's mini skirmish against his brother Gregor.
      • Theon Greyjoy and Ros' sex scene.
      • Ned Stark vs. Jaime Lannister.
      • Khal Drogo fatally "crowning" his brother-in-law Viseys Targaryen.
      • Littlefinger's Motive Rant while Ros and a prostitute were in a middle of a sex scene. The scene becomes the Trope Namer for Sexposition.
      • Joffrey ascending the Iron Throne.
      • Littlefinger's betrayal.
      • The execution of Ned Stark.
      • Robb Stark's Awesome Moment of Crowning.
      • The Dothraki bowing to Daenerys Targaryen after hatching the dragon and surviving the funeral pyre.
    • Season 2:
      • Joffrey ordering the City Watch to kill Robert Baratheon's bastard children.
      • Theon groping a woman who he didn't realize was his older sister.
      • Renly Baratheon being killed by a humanoid shadow.
      • Theon and his Mooks' siege of Winterfell.
      • Jon and Ygritte cuddling in the snow.
      • Osha seducing Theon.
      • Daenerys angrily looking for her kidnapped dragons ("WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS!?").
      • The wildfire explosion.
      • Robb and Talisa's sex scene.
      • Daenerys' Dead Person Conversation with Khal Drogo and their unborn son.
      • Theon and Maester Luwin's heartfelt conversation.
      • Theon's Rousing Speech and then being betrayed by his men.
      • The White Walkers marching towards the Wall at the Season Finale.
    • Season 3:
      • Jaime Lannister losing his right hand.
      • Jaime Lannister revealing to Brienne on what really happened the day he became known as "The Kingslayer".
      • Littlefinger's Chaos is a Ladder speech.
      • Daenerys sacking Astapor.
      • Jaime Lannister's Big Damn Heroes moment by saving Brienne from a bear.
      • The Night's Watch mutiny at Craster's keep, specifically Lord Jeor Mormont's death.
      • Robb Stark executing Rickard Karstark.
      • Jon Snow and Ygritte's sex scene in the waterfall.
      • Theon Greyjoy's torture scenes, but the taker goes to the one where he gets castrated.
      • Gendry rowing away from Dragonstone.
      • The Red Wedding. Probably, THE most famous signature scene in the series.
      • Robb Stark's degraded corpse being paraded.
      • Bran and Rickon Stark parting ways.
      • Ygritte in Berserker Tears repeatedly shooting arrows at Jon after their breakup.
      • Theon Greyjoy's family receiving a box that contains his castrated penis.
      • Daenerys being hoisted by the freed slaves in the season's closing scene.
    • Season 4:
      • The Purple Wedding. Specifically, Joffrey's death.
      • Jaime raping Cersei next to Joffrey's corpse.
      • Tyrion's "The Reason You Suck" Speech at his trial.
      • Jon killing Karl Tanner, and Ghost killing Rast.
      • The Reveal of what happens to Craster's boys. And the introduction of the series's true Big Bad, the Night's King, the leader of the White Walkers and the Army of the Dead.
      • The Mountain killing Oberyn Martell.
      • The Battle of Castle Black.
      • Stannis pulling a Big Damn Heroes and saving the Night's Watch by defeating the Wildlings.
      • Cersei revealing Tywin about the Crown children's true parentage. We actually see Tywin Lannister's Villainous Breakdown after all.
      • Brienne vs. The Hound.
      • Tyrion killing his estranged lover Shae and his father Tywin in succession.
    • Season 5:
      • Ser Barristan's Dying Moment of Awesome.
      • Jaime and Bronn vs. The Sand Snakes, for all the wrong reasons.
      • Jorah Mormont rescuing Tyrion from the stone men and getting infected with Greyscale.
      • Sansa's rape at the hands of Ramsay Bolton.
      • Tyrion introducing himself to Daenerys.
      • The battle at Hardhome, specifically Jon killing a White Walker with Longclaw.
      • Hell, the whole arrival of winter.
      • The burning of Shireen Baratheon.
      • Daenerys riding Drogon.
      • The defeat of the Baratheon army, and Brienne subsequently executing Stannis Baratheon.
      • Myrcella Baratheon telling Jaime that she always knew that he is her father and then her subsequent death by poisoning courtesy of Ellaria.
      • Arya going blind after killing Meryn Trant.
      • Reek finally regaining his Theon Greyjoy self and escapes from the Baltons with Sansa.
      • Cersei's walk of shame.
      • The execution of Jon Snow.
    • Season 6:
      • The Reveal of Melisandre's true age.
      • Bran's flashback of old Winterfell.
      • The resurrection of Jon Snow.
      • Jon and Sansa's reunion.
      • Arya watching a play about Joffrey's coronation.
      • The Kingsmoot at Iron Islands.
      • The destruction of the Three-Eyed Raven's cave, concluding with Hodor's Heroic Sacrifice.
      • Daenerys killing the Dohtraki Khals.
      • Jon and Sansa meeting Lyanna Mormont.
      • Sandor Clegane's return.
      • Benjen Stark's return.
      • Arya and the Waif's Le Parkour showdown at Braavos.
      • Daenerys and her three dragons curb-stomping the Masters of Mereen.
      • Theon and Yara Greyjoy meeting Daenerys.
      • Lyanna Mormon giving Ramsey Bolton a Death Glare.
      • The Battle of the Bastards.
      • The deaths of Wun Wun and Ramsay Bolton.
      • The Destruction of the Sept of Baelor, referred by fandom as the Green Trial.
      • Tommen's suicide.
      • Arya killing Walder Frey.
      • Jon Snow and Cersei's respective Awesome Moment of Crowning.
      • The Reveal of Jon Snow's true parentage.
      • Daenerys finally sailing to Westeros with her three dragons and huge armada.
    • Season 7:
      • Samwell Tarly's (unpleasant) Hard-Work Montage at the Citadel.
      • Arya killing all the Freys involved in the Red Wedding .
      • Sam performing a Meatgrinder Surgery on Jorah to cure the latter's Greyscale.
      • Ed Sheeran's cameo.
      • Arya and Nymeria's bittersweet reunion.
      • Euron killing Obara and Nymeria Sand.
      • Theon's dive.
      • Cersei imprisoning Ellaria and poisoning Tyene.
      • The Unsullied attacking Casterly Rock.
      • Bran's return to Winterfell.
      • The meeting between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
      • The Lannister army capturing Highgarden, and Olenna revealing to Jaime that she was Joffrey's real killer.
      • Arya's return to Winterfell.
      • Daenerys attacking Lannister troops at Blackwater Rush.
      • Jaime's suicidal charge to kill Daenerys, and Bronn saving him.
      • Arya recovering Sansa's letter to Robb from Season 1.
      • Gendry's return.
      • Gilly's Wham Line about Rheagar annulling his marriage to Elia.
      • Polar bears as non-human wights.
      • Sansa finding Arya's faces.
      • Gendry sprint-running to Eastwatch.
      • Daenerys coming to North of the Wall.
      • The Night's King killing Viserion.
      • Benjen Stark's Heroic Sacrifice.
      • The Night's King raising Viserion as a Wight.
      • Jon bending the knee to Daenerys.
      • Jon and the Hound revealing the captured Wight to the Lannister entourage.
      • Littlefinger is exposed as the murderer of Lysa Arryn (and Jon Arryn by proxy), perpetrator of the War of the Five Kings, his betrayal of Eddard Stark, and his involvement with Bran's assassination attempt.
      • Arya killing Littlefinger.
      • Cersei double-crossing Jaime and the Stark-Targaryen alliance, and Jaime's subsequent defection.. Winter arrives at King's Landing.
      • Bran's reveal to Sam about Jon's parentage, Jon's true name, and a vision of Rheagar and Lyanna marrying.
      • Jon and Daenerys finally do it.
      • The Night's King riding the undead Viserion and destroying the Wall at Eastwatch, paving way for the Army of the Dead to invade the Seven Kingdoms.
    • Season 8
      • Jon escorting Daenerys and her army to Winterfell.
      • Jaime and Bran's reunion.
      • Arya and Gendry's sex scene.
      • Jaime knighting Brienne.
      • Podrick singing "Jenny of Oldstones".
      • The Battle for the Dawn, particularly the deaths of Lyanna Mormont, Theon Greyjoy, and Jorah Mormont, as well as Arya killing the Night King.
      • The main characters' victory celebration, particularly the scene where a Starbucks cup is visible in front of Daenerys.
      • Jaime leaving Brienne to go back to Cersei.
      • Rhaegal's death and Missandei's subsequent execution.
      • For better or worse Daenerys going full on Mad Queen Targaryen and having Drogon burn a surrendering King's Landing to the ground.
      • Daenerys landing with Drogon immediately flying in the background, giving a shot with her having a Winged Humanoid look.
      • Jon killing Daenerys in front of the Iron Throne, and Drogon melting the throne down, before carrying her body away.
      • Brienne completing Jaime's story in the Book of Brothers.
      • The controversial council scene in which Bran is named King of Westeros and Sansa and the North seceding from the seven kindoms as an independent state.
  • General Hospital: Luke and Laura's wedding.
  • Get Smart and the Cone of Silence.
  • Glee
    • The original six (Finn, Rachel, Kurt, Mercedes, Artie, and Tina) performing "Don't Stop Believin'" in the Pilot.
    • Kurt and Blaine running down the hall in slow motion.
    • For that matter, the Kliss.
  • Blair losing her virginity to Chuck in the back of his limo on Gossip Girl.
  • Gotham.
    • Season 1:
      • Young Bruce Wayne's Skyward Scream after his parents' murder.
      • Jerome's breakdown during police interrogation, heavily implying that he'll eventually be The Joker.
      • The Penguin killing Fish Mahoney.
      • Young Bruce Wayne and Alfred finding the future Batcave.
  • Grey's Anatomy has several in the season 2 finale where Izzie crying in a dead Denny's arms, then quitting the residency program, and Derek and Meredith having adulterous exam room sex which causes Meredith to be torn between Derek and Finn
  • Heroes: Hiro teleporting to Times Square.
  • House of Cards (US):
  • How I Met Your Mother
    • Season 1:
      • Ted stealing the blue French horn from a bistro.
      • Ted and Victoria's first meeting.
      • Barney's "Evil Makeover" montage when he was telling the story of his Start of Darkness.
      • Ted making it rain and hooking-up with Robin.
      • Marshall showing Ted Lily's disowned engagement ring to Ted (they got better).
    • Season 2:
      • The Reveal of Robin's Idol Singer past.
      • Marshall slapping Barney for the very first time.
      • Marshall and Lilly's wedding.
      • Ted and Robin breaking up.
    • Season 3:
      • Ted and Stella's two-minute date.
      • Robin and Barney hooking-up.
      • Ted and Barney's fallout.
      • Ted and Barney's almost simultaneous road accidents.
      • Ted and Barney's reconciliation.
    • Season 4:
      • Stella abandoning Ted at the altar.
      • Ted vs. the Goat
      • The Big Damn Kiss between Robin and Barney.
      • The gang jumping one-by-one from the patio of their apartment building to their neighbor's concluding with Ted accepting the teacher job.
    • Season 5:
      • Barney and Robin's break-up.
      • Every doppelganger appearance.
      • Barney's "Nothing Suits You Like a Suit" music number.
      • The Wedding Bride episode.
    • Season 6:
      • Lily breaking the news to Marshall that his father died of heart-attack.
      • Barney meeting his father for the very first time and his rant to him.
      • Lily finding out that she's pregnant.
      • The Reveal of who's the groom of the wedding where Ted will finally meet the mother.
    • Season 7:
      • Ted and Victoria's reunion.
      • Robin finding out that she can't have children.
      • Robin rejecting Ted.
      • Lily giving birth.
      • Victoria running away with Ted.
      • The Reveal of who's the bride of the wedding where Ted will finally meet the mother.
    • Season 8:
    • Season 9:
      • The Mother appearing with each member of the gang.
      • The Mother singing La Vie En Rose at the balcony while Ted is listening at the other side of the wall.
      • Marshall and Lily's "You are being selfish" argument.
      • Ted and Robin's Call-Back conversation at the beach.
      • The aforementioned wedding.
      • Barney seeing his newborn daughter for the first time.
      • Ted finally meeting the mother.
      • The extremely controversial last five minutes of the show.
  • I Love Lucy
    • Vitameatavegimin!
    • The conveyor belt scene in the chocolate factory.
      • from the same episode, Lucy's attempts at dipping chocolate.
    • Ricky finding out Lucy is pregnant.
      • Desi getting so wound up in the moment that the director is heard yelling for him to sing "the baby song."
    • The Birth of Little Ricky, coinciding with the real life birth of Desi Arnaz Jr.
    • Lucy dances the tango with Ricky, while hiding six dozen eggs in her blouse, leading to the shows longest laugh.
    • Lucy stomping grapes.
    • Lucy's lamentable attempts at performing ballet.
    • Lucy locking herself in the Meat Locker.
    • Lucy battling against the worlds heaviest headdress during her Hollywood Film Premier.
    • Lucy getting a Loving Cup stuck upon her head.
    • Lucy's Fake Clay Nose accidentally being set on fire by her cigarette to Ricky and William Holden's surprise.
      • The moment it self was not in the script leading to Desi's horrified reaction being genuine.
    • Lucy and Ethel's attempt at stealing John Wayne's footprints from Graumen's Chinese Theater.
    • Ethel's attempts at acting like a Medium, coming off more like a telephone operator.
    • Lucy and Harpo Marx's recreation of the mirror scene from Duck Soup.
    • Anytime Lucy delivered one of her tradmark "Spider," sneers.
    • Ricky singing Babalo, while playing the conga drums.
    • Lucy, Ricky and Fred stealing the spotlight from Ethel during her showcase in Albuquerque.
  • Iron Fist (2017):
    • Season 1: The notoriously overedited fight scene in the hospital.
  • Kamen Rider
  • LazyTown:
    • Robbie covering the screen with a curtain and saying "Don't let your kids watch it!"
    • Robbie trying to teach his clones to be villains in "We Are Number One".
    • "You are a pirate!"
    • The Bing Bang dance at the end of each episode.
  • Legends of Tomorrow:
    • Season 1
      • The Bar Brawl in episode 1.
      • Future! Oliver Queen returning to action to fight Grant Wilson in episode 6.
      • Leonard Snart apparently Mercy Killing Mick Rory in episode 7.
      • The Pilgrim using her time-stopping powers against the entire Legends.
    • Season 2
      • The Legends fighting the Justice Society of America.
      • The rooftop battle during the conclusion of the four-night Crossover.
      • Most of the Reverse-Flash's scenes. Especially in the season finale "Aruba" when he summons up an entire army of his past selves to take down the Legends. Also, his unfortunate death scene right after, which shows Visual Effects of Awesome when he's disintegrated.
      • Speaking of speedsters, we also have the Black Flash, who's hunting down Eobard since he's an aberration. There's his introductory scene in "The Legion of Doom" where he finally catches up to Eobard and stalks around him like a zombie on a sugar rush. Then comes the season finale, where he shoves his hand into Eobard's chest (a favored tactic of Zoom, the man he once was) before briefly scowling at Sara and running off to hunt down another poor sap.
    • Season 3
      • The death of Martin Stein.
      • Constantine showing up in the Waverider.
      • From the finale, the epic battle of Mallus vs. Beebo.
  • Little House on the Prairie: The little girl running through the flowers.
  • The post-crash carnage from the first episode of Lost.
  • Luke Cage (2016):
    • Season 1: Luke plowing through numerous henchmen while "Bring Da Ruckus" plays over the soundtrack. In particular, the image of Luke being unfazed while his blue hoodie is riddled with bullets has become iconic due to its political undertones.
    • Season 2: Luke teaming up with Danny Rand to take down Mariah's goons.
  • Magnum, P.I.: "Did you see the sunrise this morning?"
  • M*A*S*H:
    • The offscreen death of one of its major characters.
    • The very last shot of the series, where Hawkeye sees that BJ has placed a number of stones to spell out the word "G-O-O-D-B-Y-E"
  • Miami Vice
    • In the fourth episode, there is a pre-credits scene where Russ Ballard's 80's song "Voices" plays while the detective's speedboat heads off into the sunset. Many folks who never saw the series, know that scene.
    • The other scene is the one with Crockett and Tubbs driving at night while the city street lights blare off the hood of the Daytona, loading their guns with Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" slowly building up.
  • Mr. Bean: Bean getting a turkey stuck on his head.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus:
    • Michael Palin's ship wrecked sailor announcing: "It's..." and his portrayal of Mr. Gumby note 
    • Terry Gilliam's animated gigantic crushing foot.
    • John Cleese note 's announcement: "And Now For Something Completely Different".
    • Terry Jones as the Naked Organist note 
    • The cast walking around in drag.
    • The "Dead Parrot" sketch, especially the part where Cleese uses a long series of euphemisms to specify the parrot is indeed dead, topping it off with: "This is an ex-parrot."
    • The "Nudge Nudge" sketch, especially Idle's "nudge, nudge, wink wink, say no more."
    • The "Ministry Of Silly Walks" sketch, especially when Cleese's Silly Walk.
    • Michael Palin's "Lumberjack Song".
    • The "Spam" sketch, most notably the singing Vikings.
    • "The Spanish Inquistion", who nobody expected.
    • "The Upperclass Twit of the Year" sketch, especially since it inspired the trope Upperclass Twit.
    • John Cleese selling an albatross.
    • Michael Palin paying to have an argument with John Cleese and regretting it immediately.
    • The cast playing Australians who are all named Bruce.
    • John Cleese complaining to Terry Jones about his "Crunchy Frog" product.
    • Palin and Cleese performing The Fish-Slapping Dance.
    • People laughing themselves to death because of "The Funniest Joke in the World"
    • "The Philospher's Football Match", actually from the German version of the show and used in the film Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl.
    • Cleese bringing his dead mother in a bag to an Undertaker and being advised to eat her. Became notorious for its bad taste.
  • The O.C. season 2 finale, better known as the infamous "Mmm, whatcha say" meme.
  • The Office (UK): David Brent dancing.
  • The Office (US): Dwight's fire drill.
  • Once Upon a Time:
    • Regina crashing Snow and Charming's wedding.
    • The season 1 finale with the town being engulfed by a magic cloud.
  • One Tree Hill
    • The hooded Lucas walking across the bridge with his basketball.
    • Jimmy Edwards shooting up the school.
  • Only Fools and Horses
    • Del Boy tries to lean on the bar casually, but it's not there.
    • The chandelier scene.
    • Del and Rodney emerge from the mist as Batman and Robin.
  • Orphan Black:
    • Season 1
      • Beth Childs' suicide.
      • The montage of Sarah Manning studying Beth to impersonate her as accurate as possible.
      • The death of Katja Obinger.
      • Sarah's first meeting with Alison Hendrix.
      • Sarah's first meeting with both Alison and Cosima Niehatus.
      • Sarah's first meeting with Helena.
      • Helena performing self-surgery after being impaled with a rebar by Sarah.
      • Alison impersonating Sarah in front of the latter's daughter.
      • Alison torturing her husband Donnie.
      • Sarah, Paul and Vic's confrontation at Alison's house.
      • Helena dancing with Olivier Duval's severed tail.
      • Alison's breakdown, particularly her singing "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks and fighting Aynsley.
      • Sarah, along with Alison, coming out as a clone to her foster mother Siobhan Sadler.
      • Kira and Helena's first meeting.
      • Kira being hit by a van.
      • Sarah and Helena's confrontation at the diner.
      • Alison watching Aynsley die.
      • Helena killing her and Sara's surrogate mother.
      • Donnie being revealed as Alison's monitor all along.
      • Sarah's slow motion scream at the season's closing scene.
    • Season 2
      • Sarah having Rachel Duncan at gunpoint.
      • A wounded Helena walking to the hospital.
      • Alison's disastrous performance during her musical.
      • Helena rescuing Sarah from death.
      • Sarah and Helena's road trip, particularly Herlena (badly) singing "Sugar Sugar".
      • Helena meeting Jesse for the first time.
      • Alison's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Donnie.
      • Donnie's Accidental Murder of Dr. Leekie.
      • Cosima's seizure.
      • Alison and Donnie burying Dr. Leekie's corpse at their garage.
      • Sarah blasting Rachel's eye with a pencil.
      • Felix dancing with Sarah, Cosima, Allison and Helena.
      • The debut of Charlotte Bowles.
      • The Reveal of Project Castor.
    • Season 3
      • Helena's Dream Sequence featuring her Flanderdized sisters.
      • Rachel's eye surgery.
      • Scott taking care of a weakened Rachel.
      • Helena mercy killing Parsons.
      • Paul Dierden's Heroic Sacrifice.
      • Siobhan Sadler's Cooldown Hug on Helena.
      • Cosima pretending to be Allison during her campaign speech.
      • Cosima and Alison meeting the latter's mother.
      • Felix pretending to flirt with Krystal Goderitch.
      • Helena killing Alison and Donnie's drug suppliers.
      • Rachel duping Clone Club, particularly The Reveal that she secretly kidnapped Krystal to be her decoy.
      • The dinner scene with Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena and their loved ones.
      • Delphine getting shot.
    • Season 4
      • The Beth flashbacks.
      • Kendall Malone's death.
      • Felix saving both Sarah and Cosima from committing suicide on separate occasions.
      • Helena saving Alison and Donnie.
      • The Reveal that Delphine is still alive.
      • Krystal meeting Sarah for the first time.
      • Delphine's Cooldown Hug to Cosima in the season's closing scene.
    • Season 5
      • M.K's Cruel and Unusual Death at the hands (or rather feet) of Ferdinand Chevalier.
      • The Rachel flashbacks.
      • Rachel plucking out her artificial eye.
      • Rachel's official Heel–Face Turn.
      • Alison returning from her sabbatical with a new hairstyle.
      • Siobhan's Dying Moment of Awesome, taking Ferdinand with her.
      • Siobhan's funeral.
      • The Helena flashbacks.
      • Helena killing Dr. Coady while in labor.
      • Helena giving birth with the help of Sarah and Art.
      • Felix and Rachel's conversation in the car.
      • Sarah, Alison, Cosima, and Helena talking about what to do with their lives during the closing scene of the Grand Finale.
  • Power Rangers:
  • The Punisher (2017): Frank's Curb-Stomp Battle against Rawlins and Russo's goons.
  • Rome: Pullo and Vorenus in the gladiator arena. "Thirteeeeeeeeeeeen!"
  • Schitt's Creek:
    • David explains his sexuality by saying he like the wine and not the label
    • Patrick serenades David with a Tina Turner cover
    • David lip synchs the original Tina Turner song to Patrick
    • Moira gives a dignified and nuanced performce in a bird's next as a human/crow mutant leader.
  • St. Elsewhere: The final moments of the series finale when it's revealed that the entire series was all in the mind of an autistic child.
  • Saved by the Bell: Arguably, Jessie's caffeine pill addiction and sub-sequential breakdown.
  • Seinfeld:
    • "No soup for you!"
    • Jerry and George denying being gay and following up with "Not that there's anything wrong with that."
    • "Yada yada yada."
  • Sherlock:
  • Spartacus
  • The Star Trek parodies from Saturday Night Live and In Living Color! helped define both shows.
  • Star Trek
    • The Kirk vs. Spock battle from " Amok Time".
    • Kirk buried up to his armpits in tribbles.
    • Kirk's fight with the Gorn.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • Mr. Worf...FIRE! The moment that cemented the show's status.
    • The last scene of the show where Picard plays Poker with the other senior officers.
  • Star Trek: Voyager: Janeway and Tom Paris turning into lizards.
  • Star Trek: Discovery: The titular starship's spore drive demonstrating that When Things Spin, Science Happens.
  • Super Sentai
  • Supergirl (2015)
    • Season 1:
      • Kara rescuing a falling airplane.
      • Kara and Cat Grant's "Supergirl" vs. Superwoman" argument.
      • Superman rescuing Kara from Reactron.
      • Kara, in rage mode, using her Heat Vision in full power to destroy Red Tornado.
      • Hank Henshaw revealing his real identity as the Martian Manhunter.
      • A Brainwashed and Crazy Kara causing havoc.
      • Martian Manhunter curb-stomping Kara to subdue her.
      • The flashback to Kara as a teenager rescuing a family involved in a car accident.
      • Kara and Barry's first meeting.
      • Kara eating the Ice-Cream Barry Allen gave her.
      • Supergirl and Flash vs. Livewire and Banshee.
    • Season 2:
      • Clark talking to Perry White on the phone.
      • Kara and Clark saving a shuttle from crashing.
      • Kara and Clark visiting Lena Luthor's office.
      • Kara and Clark vs. Metallo.
      • Kara and Cat's final heart-to-heart conversation before the latter's sabbatical.
      • Ms. Martian introducing herself to Martian Manhunter.
      • Alex coming out to Kara.
      • Kara, James and Mon-El vs. Parasite.
      • Martian Manhunter slowly transforming into a White Martian.
      • The real Hank Henshaw vs. Martian Manhunter.
      • Lena turning on Lillian, siding with Supergirl and the DEO.
      • Alex stealing an alien gun.
      • Kara and Mon-El being interrupted by Mxy declaring his love for her.
      • Jeremiah being rescued, only to be discovered as a new Cyborg Superman if you will.
      • Kara and Alex sharing a Window Love while the former is stopping the spaceship the latter is in.
      • Mon-El revealing himself as the Prince of Daxam.
      • Kara being whammied by Music Meister, claiming to a distressed Mon-El and J'onn he's got an appointment with "The Fastest Man Alive," before leaving through a wormhole.
      • Rhea killing Lar Gand.
      • Rhea declaring Earth as the New Daxam.
      • Supergirl vs. Brainwashed Superman.
      • The return of Cat Grant.
      • Alex jumping out of the DEO headquarters through the balcony while shooting at the Daxamite invaders.
      • Kara and Mon-El's tearful Anguished Declaration of Love to one another, before sending him off the now lead infested Earth.
    • Season 3
      • Lena revealing she's bought CatCo to Kara.
      • Samantha lifting the pylon off of Ruby.
      • Sam's nightmarish vision of Lara Zod-El's scarred and mangled face.
      • Kara accompanying J'onn to Mars to aid a distressed M'gann.
  • Supernatural:
    • Mary Winchester's body stuck up on the ceiling and bursting into flame.
    • Dean cradling Sam's body as he dies for the first time from a stab wound.
    • Lilith's introduction.
    • Dean's death in Season 3 finale.
    • Castiel's debut and Unflinching Walk as Dean and Bobby unleash everything they can on him only for it all to be shrugged off, while the lights above burst with each step and the wind rattles the walls rabidly. This is followed by Castiel showing Dean the shadow of his large rising wings, the shadow only being visible because of the bolts of lightning. It underscores how much of a badass Eldritch Abomination Castiel is.
    • Dean time-travelling,watching what exactly happened to his family, and realizing he himself has also screwed his family to it's present.
    • Black Sam.
    • The entirety of Lucifer Rising.
    • Lucifer possessing Nick.
    • The End, famed for it's Bad Future and Sam!Lucifer.
    • Jo and Ellen's deaths and Lucifer surviving a headshot from the Colt.
    • Lucifer's brutal massacre of the Pagan Gods.
  • True Detective
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Twin Peaks: The Red Room scene with The Man from Another Place.
    • Laura's body being discovered in the pilot.
    • The long awaited reveal that a BOB possessed Leland Palmer was his daughter Laura Palmer's killer, and his synchronicity brutal murder of his niece Maddy, while under BOB's control.
    • The final scene of the original run, in which Cooper is possessed by BOB.
    • Basically everything that happens in Part 8 of The Return, although the eight-minute long Trinity explosion sequence likely takes the cake.
    • Cooper waking up.
    • The Nightmare Fuel-filled Gainax Ending.
  • The Two Ronnies: The "Four Candles" sketch.
  • The Walking Dead
    • Season 1:
      • Rick's Abandoned Hospital Awakening.
      • Rick reuniting with his family.
      • Merle handcuffed in the roof.
      • Rick, Daryl, Glenn and T-Dog finding Merle's severed hand.
      • Amy's death.
      • The explosion of the CDC.
    • Season 2:
      • The barn massacre scene.
      • Dale's death.
      • Rick and Shane's final confrontation.
      • The burning of the barn.
      • Michonne's debut.
      • Rick declaring the "Ricktatorship".
    • Season 3:
      • The Traumatic C-Section and eventual literal Shoot the Dog moment, as well as Rick's reaction to it.
      • The Woodburry Rescue Arc.
      • The Governor crying over his daughter's dead body.
      • Daryl and Merle reunited and forced to fight to the death at Woodburry.
      • Rick and The Governor meeting face-to-face for the first time.
      • Andrea fleeing to go to the prison.
      • Merle's Dying Moment of Awesome.
      • The Governor massacring his own men.
    • Season 4:
    • Season 5:
      • The group burning Terminus to the ground.
      • The Hunters eating Bob's leg.
      • The group's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of the Hunters.
      • Bob's death.
      • Beth's death.
      • Tyreese's death.
      • Carol threatening a kid and then offering him cookies.
      • Noah's death.
      • Rick's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the Alexandrians.
      • Morgan vs. The Wolves.
      • Morgan rescuing Daryl and Aaron from the walkers.
      • Rick killing Pete.
      • Rick and Morgan's reunion.
    • Season 6:
      • The dumpster scene where Nicholas kills himself.
      • Dwight stealing Daryl's crossbow.
      • Daryl, Abraham and Sasha meeting Negan's men.
      • Carl's Eye Scream.
      • Denise's death.
      • Daryl getting shot.
      • The group falling into the Saviors' trap and meeting Negan.
    • Season 7:
      • The respective brutal executions of Abraham and Glenn.
      • Daryl being tortured by the Saviors, particularly being made to listen to a particular song over and over.
      • Rick revealing Judith's paternity to Michonne.
      • Maggie smacking Gregory's face and then claiming her late husband's surname.
      • Carl taking out the bandage from his destroyed right eye.
      • Rosita's failed attempt to kill Negan.
      • The group's reunion at Hilltop, particularly Rick and Daryl's heartfelt embrace.
      • Morgan revealing to Carol what the Saviors did to their friends at Alexandria.
      • Sasha and Rosita infiltrating the Saviors' base to rescue Eugene.
      • Dwight defecting to Alexandria.
      • Sasha's Thanatos Gambit.
      • The Hilltop and The Kingdom joining Alexandria against the Saviors.
      • Maggie's closing narration which consists of several Continuity Nods
  • Walking with Dinosaurs:
    • The opening of Cruel Seas, where a Eustreptospondylus is devoured by a Liopleurodon.
  • The West Wing
    • Bartlet's entrance in the pilot.
    • The final shot of the pilot.
  • Wide World of Sports: The ski jumper crashing and tumbling in the opening sequence, aka "The Agony of Defeat".
  • The "fuck" investigation scene from The Wire.
    • Also the "You come at the king, you best not miss." scene.
    • "Omar's coming", followed by the character's walk through the neighborhood, is another one.
    • Omar's death probably counts, too.
  • The X-Files:
    • The entire opening sequence, which remains one of the most iconic television openings in the world.
    • Mulder finally seeing a UFO up close in "Paperclip."
  • The Young Ones:
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