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Old 03-02-03, 02:43 PM
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Your top 5 favorite and or best tv episodes of the past 10 years

I'll try to make it simple, no made for tv movies, and if its a miniseries, please say which part it is alright?
(If you don't want to do the best, then just list your top 10 favorites) Also, your favorites can also be the best
favorite
1.The Simpsons Marge and the monorail
2.24 11:00 pm-12:00 am season finale
3.Alias The Super Bowl episode
4.Family Guy Pilot
5.Friends Brad Pitt guest stars
Best
1.The Sopranos season 4 finale
2.Alias Super Bowl episode
3.wwf raw (the infamous gun episode)
4.Buffy The one where Faith is introduced
5.Married with Children (The one with Jerry Springer I think that was 93?)
Thats my list, what is yours
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This list is definitely a "my personal faves" because I don't watch nearly enough TV to make any outrageous "These episodes are better than *anything* shown on TV in a decade!" claims.

1. Seinfeld: The Marble Rye. The final scene where George is "fishing" for the rye out the window is priceless.

2. Seinfeld: The Soup Nazi. Classic.

3. Seinfeld: The Little Kicks. I think that's the name of the one where Elaine dances (badly).

4. Seinfeld: The Opposite. George decides to do the exact opposite of what his gut tells him; I think this ep also marks the start of his job w/ the Yankees.

5. Simpsons: Don't know the name, but it's the one where the new girl Alison shows up and she's better than Lisa at everything. Contains what is perhaps the greatest Ralph Wiggum performance ever - "I bent my Wookiee," "What's a diorama?"

Both shows began their runs over 10 years ago, but I think all the episodes I mentioned are no more than 10 years old.
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1. Buffy: Once More With Feeling
2. Alias: series premiere
3. Seinfeld: The Contest
4. The Shield: The ep with the famous stove ending
5. South Park: The lemmiwinks episode
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Originally posted by inVectiVe
5. Simpsons: Don't know the name, but it's the one where the new girl Alison shows up and she's better than Lisa at everything. Contains what is perhaps the greatest Ralph Wiggum performance ever - "I bent my Wookiee," "What's a diorama?"

Both shows began their runs over 10 years ago, but I think all the episodes I mentioned are no more than 10 years old.
Isn't that the one with Lisa Kudrow as the voice of Alison or is this another episode.
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I appreciate that you've qualified the difference between "favorite" and "best." I've always considered this to be two different things as well.

10 years, eh? That's going to be tough, maybe even impossible. Considering how unlikely it is that any show will have two episodes in the Top 5 of the Decade, essentially I'm having to pick the best episode ever of 5 different shows, something that's not too easy with just one. 10 years is a long time. I'm going to have to disappear to my lab (i.e. I'm going to go watch a movie) and return later after some thought.

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1. X-Files - "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" Peter Boyle was great is this episode, as was Mulder's stand in, who played Yappi the Psychic

2. Mad About You - "Natural History" after arguing about not being able to spend the afternoon together, Paul and Jamie run into each other in a museum (This isn't the Guggenheim.)

3. Seindfeld - "The Contest" I was literally rolling on the floor laughing my ass off the first time I saw this. Literally.

4. Buffy - "Surprise/Innocence" A great two parter that changed everything. As a bonus contains on of the funniest moments of the show ever (What's that do?)

5. Either the Soprano's pilot episode, or Xena's "The Debt: Parts 1&2".

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Originally posted by Rypro 525
Isn't that the one with Lisa Kudrow as the voice of Alison or is this another episode.
If she did indeed provide the voice, it's the first I heard of it.

I'm trying to re-imagine scenes from the episode with Lisa Kudrow's voice -

Alison's Dad: Do you want to play the anagram game?
Alison: We take proper names, then rearrange the letters to form a description of that person.
Alison's Dad: Alec Guinness.
Alison: Um...."genuine class."
Alison's Dad: Jeremy Irons.
Lisa: Uhhh......Jeremys.....Iron.

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Oh no never mind, that was someone else.
btw, das, if you wanted to you could name it all from one show if you want.
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Old 03-02-03, 07:51 PM
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Hmmm....last 10 years?

1. Babylon 5: The Coming of Shadows
2. Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light
3. Buffy: Once More With Feeling
4. Sports Night: Hmmm...any episode... Eli's Coming, perhaps?
5. Seinfeld: The Contest

I know I should probably include a "West Wing" episode in there somewhere, but I'm not sure which one. Or something from MSCL either.
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1. The Simpsons - Lisa's Substitute
2. The Sopranos - College
3. 24 - 11:00 PM - Midnight (Season 1)
4. Seinfeld - The Bubble Boy
5. The X-Files - Beyond the Sea
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Originally posted by inVectiVe
5. Simpsons: Don't know the name, but it's the one where the new girl Alison shows up and she's better than Lisa at everything. Contains what is perhaps the greatest Ralph Wiggum performance ever - "I bent my Wookiee," "What's a diorama?"
That would be the season 6 episode entitled "Lisa's Rival". And the voice of Allison is done by none other than Winona "Kleptomaniac" Ryder.

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Thanks for the clarification, man.
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It's weird that you chose the last 10 years, considering your first choice is more than 10 years old.

This is pretty hard list to make. I'd have to do at least divide dramas and comedies. My list would be mostly Buffy on the drama, something like:
1. The Body
2. The Gift
3. Restless
4. OMWF
5. Becoming pt2

My comedy list would have to include my favorite Simpsons episode, Treehouse of Horror 4. It would also include a couple Aqua Teen Hunger Force episodes. I can't think of what else I'd put on there. If this was of all time, I'd put a couple Police Squad episodes on there.
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Man, so, so hard... here's a few to throw out there (some are already mentioned)...

in no order:
- Sopranos season 3 finale
- Six Feet Under's next to last episode of season 2 (or the finale, but I'd give the slight edge to the former)
- Seinfeld - The Contest (of course)
- South Park - so hard to pick one, but Osama Has Farty Pants is so, so, so good!... and the Sea Men episode would probably me #2
- 24 Season 1 Finale
- Curb Your Enthusiasm - Krazy Eyez Killa! ("Scarface 24/7"!!)
- Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Doll
- Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Shrimp Incident
- and sue me, but on any best episode list, I can't help but remember the Friend's episode with the Prom tape

and I've never gotten into Buffy, The West Wing, Sports Night, Alias, X-Files, or The Shield... though I do plan to check out The Shield on DVD very, very soon!!
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Almost impossible to narrow it to 5...

1. Homicide: Life on the Street - [Dec. '94] "Crosetti" (Pembleton, alone in his dress blues at the end...forget about it. As emotional a moment as you'll ever see on TV.)

2. Homicide - [April '95] "Colors" (Bayless' cousin kills a teenager, and gets away clean. Searing and brilliantly acted.)

3. Homicide - [April '97] "Deception" (The Mahoney saga ends, and Kellerman's life slowly but surely spirals down...)

4. ER - [February '97] "The Long Way Around" (Ewan MacGregor guests in this great Fish Out Of Water story that takes place almost totally in a market being robbed. Robbed is what happened to Julianna Marguiles at Emmy time.)

5. - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [April '98] "In The Pale Moonlight" (The most gut-wrenching show in the history of the whole franchise. Sometimes, you've got to do bad things to get good results. Avery Brooks tore it up in this episode. Brilliant.)
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1. Sopranos - Pine Barrens

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All right, here goes my two cents worth:

1. Sopranos 3rd season finale
2. Alias post-Super Bowl show
3. Friends "The One With the Prom Video"
4. Law and Order "Aftershock" (Jill Hennessey's last show)
5. Seinfeld "The Betrayal" (the backwards episode)

Man, that's a tough list. No ER? No Simpsons? Not even one reference to Just Shoot Me? Tough list...
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right off the top of my head, which first thing in the morning is very little.
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1 (3-way tie) - Law & Order D-Girl
Law & Order Turnaround
Law & Order Showtime
4. Law & Order Nullification
5. Law & Order Under the Influence

The top-3 were the 3-part L.A. trilogy.
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1. Roswell - End of the World
2. Buffy - Once More with Feeling
3. South Park - Cartman Gets An Anal Probe (I'm surprised the only South Park eps mentioned so far have been recent ones)
4. Roswell - The White Room
5. Xena - The Quest
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Alias - premiere
24 - Season 1 finale
24 - Season 2 premiere
La Femme Nikita - the episode where Nikita comes back and is put with a new handler and Michael gets jealous
Sopranos - the episode where Melfi gets raped
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Simpsons - Homer's Enemy
Seinfeld - The Contest
Sopranos - Pine Barrens
Simpsons - Homer the Great
South Park - the Sea People episode
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the sports night ep after the incident with sabrina lloyd and the football guy
the debate epsiode of west wing from earlier this season
"for the record, this is when i decided to kick you as$" (or something along those lines)
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