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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Best Television Moments

    Television usually is in the top 10 when "they" make lists of the most influential changes or inventions of the last one-hundred (100) plus years. The boob tube has given us a lot......good, bad, and fugly.

    Living on Macomber Street (Toledo) in the early 1950's, we were the first family on the block with a television. I was hooked, and all of you have been hooked at least for a portion of your life.

    Today I watch news, sports, documentaries, HBO movies, The Sopranos, and not much else. But over the years there have been some "personally defining" television moments. Just the fact that I can still recall them is the first clue that these listed moments belong on my list. Not in any particular order.....

    The Death Of JFK President Kennedy's assasination featured a television news world that was in its' infancy.....and it was handled wonderfully. We were all glued to the sets as the events of that November weekend unfolded.

    September 11, 2001 You all were witness to this and how television recorded it. Still unbelievable images.

    Watergate OMG, they were actually broadcasting investigations into the conduct of a President. It went on forever and NOBODY could view all of it. As it rolled on, you could sense the Office of the Prez unravelling.

    The Viet Nam War This Bear was draft age and they were broadcasting battle scenes every night at 6:30 PM. College deferment policy was in so I was out.

    Chirstmas Episode Of St. Elsewhere I was hooked on this off-beat medical drama, in the 1970's. The Christmas episode was marvelous, as a stout Catholic who used to love Christmas, was questioning his believe in God because his son had just died. Meanwhile, a non-believer was adjusting his thinking because of the spirit of his daughter and his autistic son. Tears, off course.

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    I remember O.J. driving his white bronco down the freeway.

    I remember watching the Challenger blow up, at school.

    I remember Clinton getting cooked on the air about sexual relations with Monica.

    What does this mean? Nothing really.
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

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    The Challenger-I was at school and horrified
    Realizing the news(and the goverment) lied and the American people were clueless-I was living oversees in a "hot spot" for the time and the news and the gov were telling BS stories that were not true. That moment changed my teen brain forever.

    Living out of state and dating a guy working in DC (at NRL) on 9/11 I did not own a TV but I found others and was glued to it untill he called the next day.

    Watching the start of the first gulf war.
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Ashley Simpson on SNL
    Challenger (not good but memorable)
    9/11 (not good but I will never forget)
    The rescue of Baby Jessica (she fell into that pipe thing...)
    Finding Saddam
    #3’s accident at Daytona

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    Quote Originally posted by Rumpy Tunanator
    I remember O.J. driving his white bronco down the freeway.
    OJ's "escape" was my wedding day

    In no order:
    Man on the Moon
    September 11, 2001
    "The liberation of Kuwait has begun"
    Challenger
    "It's not what you fling, it's how you fling it."
    Nixon boarding Marine 1 to fly out of DC
    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    NCState wins NCAAs
    Brittany/Madonna
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
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    - July 1969 - "The Eagle has landed" Neil Armstrong lunar landing.
    - Final episode of M*A*S*H*
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Rodney King riots

    OJ bronco chase (was sitting in a luxury box at an arena soccer game)... no one in the box was watching the game

    9/11

    Second time going into Iraq (due to presence of embedded reporters, it was much more engaging than the first, I think)

    Red Sox/Pats championships
    Every time I look at a Yankees hat I see a swastika tilted just a little off kilter.
    Bill "Spaceman" Lee

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    The Watergate hearings.
    JFK's Funeral.
    1968 Democratic convention.
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    Man walking on the Moon
    Nixon's resignation
    The surpise ending of the final episode of "Newhart"
    When Reverend Jim took the driver's test in "Taxi"
    The Christmas episode of "Barney Miller" when Wojo's girlfirend made the pot-laced brownies.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    When Reverend Jim took the driver's test in "Taxi"
    What's a yellow light mean?
    Slow down.
    W h a t ' s a y e l l o w l i g h t m e a n ?

    Absolutely fabulous. Otterpop, I'm smiling -- thanks!
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
    Warren Spahn

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    When Reverend Jim took the driver's test in "Taxi"
    The Christmas episode of "Barney Miller" when Wojo's girlfirend made the pot-laced brownies.
    And the "turkey" episode on WKRP.
    I almost busted a gut laughing at that Taxi episode. May have had something to do with the Barney Miller plot.
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    Some Seasonal Favorites From The Past

    The "Christmas" episodes of....

    SCTV Johnny LaRue [John Candy] is featured doing a "snow angel" on his "Street Beef" episode after being tossed out of the SCTV staff Christmas party - seamless dream logic.

    Homicide - Life on the Streets, Brilliant story, scenes and acting.

    Ren & Stimpy - Stimpy embraces flatuence for the holiday. What else can I say?

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    Quote Originally posted by Miles Ignatius

    Ren & Stimpy - Stimpy embraces flatuence for the holiday. What else can I say?
    Is that the one where he looses his fart? A classic!
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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R
    Is that the one where he looses his fart? A classic!
    Yep - I roar every time I see it! A "gassingly" good time....

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    Hmnmm something memorable is the cartoon marathon they were airing here in Chile, October 5th 1988... Apparently, Pinochet didn't want to admit his defeat on the elections and had the whole country watching cartoons

    I can't remember anything else that I saw, that wasn't mentioned, since the TV damaged my brain.

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    Geraldo opening Al Capone's secret vault on live national television.

    Geraldo getting his nose broken by a flying chair on live national television.

    Geraldo giving away the position and movements of US troops on live national television.
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    The group huddle/shuffle at the end of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I remember a reviewer saying that Mary and Lou should have been married and as the lights went out on their honeymoon, she would say "OH, Mr. Grant...!" Oh, and the Chuckles the Clown episode.

    The end of the Newhart Show, when he woke up and found his whole "Vermont life" had been a dream.

    Carol Burnett wearing the drapes in the GWTW spoof.

    Tiny Tim getting married to Miss Vickie on The Tonight Show.

    Challenger and 9/11, we watched them all day at work.

    Luke and Laura getting married on GH, I called in sick to stay home and watch.

    Carson's last Tonight Show.

    The Watergate hearings.

    Neil Armstrong, the moon landing

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    A little off target: Everyone of the Nike commercials that featured Dennis Hopper. "Ron Woodson's shoes."

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    Quote Originally posted by Miles Ignatius
    Homicide - Life on the Streets, Brilliant story, scenes and acting.
    To this day, whenever I hear that friggin' "Dunh-DUNH," of Law and Order... all I can think of is... "Why did this show have to replace Homicide?"... Homicide would have caught on, eventually.

    Homicide was much better... much edgier.
    Every time I look at a Yankees hat I see a swastika tilted just a little off kilter.
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal
    Geraldo opening Al Capone's secret vault on live national television.

    Geraldo getting his nose broken by a flying chair on live national television.

    Geraldo giving away the position and movements of US troops on live national television.
    A younger Geraldo chasing Judge Barbuto down the streets of Akron.
    WALSTIB

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    Episode of Rosanne getting high in the shower with her sister and Dan...not an avid watcher but that episode is hysterical

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