Top Ten Greatest TV Moments of All Time

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Superbowl XXXVIII - Janet Jackson Has a Wardrobe Malfunction
The superbowl is always the most watched teleision program of the year, and the halftime show was highly anticipated. Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson were both very popular at the time, and it changed the halftime shows for years to come. Since then, the halftime shows have all been performed by older male singers.
definitely have to agree
too bad I was in the bathroom at the time
anyway she's not that hot though I wish it was somebody else
the foo fighters should play next time not e-street or prince


I see London I see France I see Janet Jacksons Boobie.


2DragonBall GT - Goku and Shenron leave
Albeit this wasn't canon, and though GT itself was a bit bad, this moment was the ending all fans of this franchise yearned for; it was simply the best ending to any series, period!

I mean, seriously, this is a series almost every kid during it's air-time grew up with, and it finally ended, simply great.

By the way, to this day, the quote the narrator said followed by Goku's still brings a tear ti my eye...

Narrator: And now we end the story of the Dragonballs with the hope that the Earth will never again see the kind of darkness that brought it close to extinction so many times. But if that day comes, there is one who will step out of the shadows and fight in the name of all that is good and true!
[Goku flies away on his cloud Nimbus]
Son Goku: Until we meet again, you guys!

3Only Fools and Horses - Trotters Become Millionaires
You know it makes sense.
So funny andwell acted. Total fantasy at its best

4DragonBall Z - Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan
This moment defined my childhood for at least a year. Goku turning super saiyan was Huge...
The first time I saw goku transform into ssj1 I was mind blown.

5Top Gear - American Challenge

6Only Fools and Horses - Dolls Pop Up

7Top Gear - African Challenge
Richard had a car called Oliver

8Friends - Rachel Gets Off the Plane
People who watched this show regularly were likely to cry while watching this. The show ended absolutely perfectly with this moment.
THIS WAS SAD! So was Ross and Rachel's first kiss and Friends's last episode
That was surely THE moment for sitcoms... People can't make a show that good..EVER.


9Bottom - Eddy Dresses As Grim Reaper

10Top Gear - Reliant Robin Space Shuttle
This was one of the challenges that coined the phrase "ambitious but rubbish".

The Contenders

11Top Gear - Cheap Police Car Challenge
James couldn't stop the Stig woth his paint guns, Richard's carpet with nails wasn't big enough and Jeremy did little damage with his spiked wheels.

12American Idol - Kelly Clarkson Wins
Kelly Clarkson completely changed the face of music, as well as television. Her winning made the show extremely popular, which led to it becoming the highest rated show of all time. American Idol became so popular that it led to the creation of Idol shows in many other countries, as well as other television shows based on singing, and shows based on other talents outside of singing. Not only did she change television, but music as well. Kelly's win helped other highly popular singers, such as Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Chris Daughtry, Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, and others to break records with their success. Without her winning the first season, television, as well as music, would not be the same today.

13Family Guy - Giant Chicken Fight
I laugh hysterically every time I watch the fights. The way which they destroy everything around them and the action is just amazing for it. No matter how many times I watch the fight I always seem to laugh and have a good time watching them. They are without a doubt my favorite parts of Family Guy, which is just an amazingly funny show to watch. This should be number 1 easily!
Hahaahahaahahaaha so funny k?

14SpongeBob Squarepants - Chocolate!
The whole part with the guy yelling "Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate" Over and Over was hilarious.


Did somebody say chocolate?
With or without nuts?


[Newest]I just want to buy all your chocolate.


152008 Summer Olympics - Michael Phelps Wins 8 Gold Medals
Nobody has ever won 8 Gold Medals in one Summer before. If you think about how long the Olympics have been around, and how many events there are, and how many people have played in them, having this record seems nearly impossible.
yeah I think he is half fish


who said that god doesn't exist? 'got your proof


16Doctor Who - Amy Pond's Entrance

17Deadliest Warrior - Nazi Waffen SS vs Viet Cong

18Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - John Carpenter Wins
After a while, it seemed like nobody would win the million dollars, and after ourteen of the fiteen questions, John had not used a lifeline. When it got down to the million dollar question, John used his phone-a-friend to call his dad. When his dad got on the line, he told him that he only called him to tell him that he was about to win the money, and he did.
Carpenter was crazy man. he made it look so easy


19Deadliest Warrior - Jesse James vs Al Capone Simulation

20Survivor - Jonny Fairplay Outwits the Producers
For any fan of reality television, this moment will not be forgotten. During a family visit, Jon's friend told him that his grandmother had passed away, and everyone believed him. The other players didn't find out until the show aired, and the producers found out when they called his house to give condolences, and the grandmother answered the phone.

21Bad Lad's Army - Sgt Rae's gungey individual rant

22I Love Lucy - Lucy Works At a Chocolate Factory
This was hysterical. This is still widely remembered today.
My favorite I Love Lucy Episode of all time.


23Dallas - Kristin Shoots J.R.
It was such a big deal suring the summer between the first part of the episode, and the second. It was one of the biggest mysteries in television history, and many people were surprised by the outcome.

24Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - Ant & Dec's American Idol prank on Simon Cowell

25Newhart - The Show Turns Out to Be Just a Dream
In the series finale, Bob Newhart wakes up in his bed from his previous sitcom, The Bob Newhart Show, with his wife from the sitcom, and he tells her about his dream, and describes the premise of Newhart.

26Survivor - Ozzy Gets Blindsided
This doesn't mean anything to anyone who does not watch the show, but Ozzy was considered an unstoppable player. It was almost impossible to win a challenge against him, and he had a hidden immunity idol to use if he ever thought he would be voted out, all which solidified his place in the final three of the game. When he lost a challenge, he was convinced he would not be voted out, and at the time nobody was planning to vote him out. It was the riskiest plan ever in the game because if he used his immunity idol, one of the people planning to blindside him would be voted out. He got too cocky, and chose not to use the idol, and was voted out with five out of the nine votes.

27Scrubs - Ben's Funeral
Where do you think we are?

28Degrassi - JT Gets Stabbed

29MASH - Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

30Grey's Anatomy - As We Know It
made the top five in the Emmy's Best TV Moments- Drama for the 60th anniversary

31Lost - Charlie Dies

32Friends - The End

33Moon Landing
A thousand years from now, nobody will remember anything that is happening today at all, except for this; the first time humans left the planet.

34SpongeBob SquarePants - The Ugly Barnacle Story
Once there was an ugly barnacle, he was so ugly, that everyone died, The End.

35The Vampire Diaries - Damon Kisses Elena

36The Big Bang Theory - "Soft Kitty" as a round
When Sheldon & Penny sing this in a season 3 episode after Penny dislocates her shoulder, the chemistry between the actors is amazing! It is one of the worst television moments... BAZINGA!
Del and Rodney, Eric and morcambe wise, miranda and Steve, lily and Marshall, sheldon and penny. The greatest double acts ever

37Survivor - Susan Hawk's Rats and Snake Speech

38Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo - The Kiss
10000%more romantic than anything! Maybe even PHINABELLA!

39Jonathan shoves his wife - Amazing race season 6

40The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Last Show

41The Bachelor - Jason Breaks Up With Melissa

42Survivor - Randy Gets Played

432009 MTV Awards - Bruno Lands On Eminem

44American Idol - Pants On the Ground
Laugh out loud that's all I have 2 say

45The Walking Dead - Rick Kills Shane

46Rocko's Modern Life - Wacky Delly

47Friends - Ross and Rachel's First Kiss

48Scrubs - The Ending of "My Lunch"

49Doctor Who - Rose gets trapped in the parallel universe

50Sherlock - Fall From Hospital Roof

51SpongeBob SquarePants - Even More Handsome Squidward

52South Park - Fat Abbot

53The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
Over 77 million people watched back in 1964, even today, only the Super Bowl exceeds those numbers.
Even though it was over 50 years ago, it is still the consensus winner of every poll like this one.
Not just the music world changed after this, but the WORLD changed.
Before The Beatles, the world was about old people.
After The Beatles, the world was about young people.

54Mhysa - Game of Thrones

55America's Got Talent - 10 Year Old Jackie Evancho Stuns the Nation
Only 10 years old in 2010, Jackie Evancho showed off one of the greatest singing voices in history on the program's "You Tube" show, and followed up by breaking Michael Jackson's record as the youngest artist in Billboard 200 history to have a top 2 and Platinum CD.

5624 - Jack Bauer attacks Logan's car

57All in the Family - Sammy Davis Jr. kisses Archie Bunker

58Privileged - Sage Goes to Confession

59Avatar - Ba Sing Se falls/Avatar Aang is killed and revived

60I Dream of Jeannie - When Tony Opens Jeannie's Bottle

61I Love Lucy - Lucy Does a TV Commercial

62Miami Vice - In the Air Tonight

63American Idol - You Are My Brother
OH MY GOD. THE LOOK ON SIMON'S FACE... This was priceless, my whole family would watch american idol after this moment.

64VMA 2003 - Madonna Kisses Britney Spears

65The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon Talkin' It to Alex

66Fringe - The Discovery of Donald's Identity

67Dragon Ball Z: Gohan Goes SS2 First Time
So great, probably the best transformation in the Dragon Ball universe

68Smallville - Clark Becomes Superman

69CSI - Justin Bieber gets shot

70Spongebob Squarepants - No, this is Patrick!

71Red Dwarf - Lister and Rimmer hear the extent of the damage "that dinosaur" has done

72SpongeBob SquarePants - Doodlebob Erases Spongebob's Butt Crack

73Invader ZIM - The Doom Song

74Degrassi - Jimmy Survives Getting Shot

75WWE - Edge Spears Mick Foley Through a Flaming Table

76Sherlock - Reichenbach Fall

77Lost - Desmond and Penny Speak In "The Constant"
I cry every time

78Supernatural - Dean Talks About Hell
Such a powerful and heartbreaking moment. This needs to be in the top ten!

79Funeral of John F. Kennedy
In 1963, the many US homes still did not have a television set, but millions were sold just so people could watch this event.

80Wrestlemania 30 - Undertaker's Streak Ended (21-1)
The day when your childhood came to an end!...

81Rocko's Modern Life - Heffer and Filburt spy on Rocko and film him "Nude Descending A Staircase"

82AFL - Richmond Player Has to Go Off With the Blood Rule Cause His Teammate Injured Him In an Excited Hi-five

83Total Drama Island - Lindsay Curses Heather Off

84Doctor Who - Vincent Van Gogh goes to the museum

85Breaking Bad - Hank's Death

86Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Anakin and Ahsoka's last words to each other

87The Walking Dead - Rick Bites the Other Guy's Shoulder

88AVGN - The Nerd shoves a bunch of terrible Batman games up the Joker's butt

89Earthworm Jim - Peter Puppy's Insanely Overdramatic "Twilight Of The Condiments" Puppet Play

90VMA 2009 - Kanye West Interrupts Taylor Swift Acceptance Speech
Yes this was like the funniest thing I've ever seen Because of
1. Taylor actually gives him the microphone
2. Kanye starts off by saving imma let chu have your moment but...
3. The look on her face when he was talking
4. The look on Beyonce's face
5. He was right

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