Top Ten Greatest TV Moments of All Time

What moments did you see on tTV that you thought were either very funny, clever, groundbreaking, emotional, or memorable?

The Top Ten

1 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 - Rocky5

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

This was so embrassing and funny

2 DragonBall GT - Goku and Shenron leave

GT is the worst thing (besides the live action movie) to happen to the Dragonball franchise and should be on a worst list NOT best. And how is it higher than Goku becoming a Super Saiyan for the first time?! This list is crap at placement. Becoming a Super Saiyan for the first time should trump anything GT. - NerdBunny

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!

3 DragonBall 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.

4 Only Fools and Horses - Trotters Become Millionaires

Well this was iconic - Unnamed Google User Remade

You know it makes sense.

So funny andwell acted. Total fantasy at its best

5 Top Gear - American Challenge

They got chased out of Alabama by angry rednecks, they almost crashed into alligator infested rivers and they had to live of roadkill for a night.

That special were the start point to the TG Specials with the amazing and funny trips! - Anton110

6 Top Gear - African Challenge

Richard had a car called Oliver

7 Only Fools and Horses - Dolls Pop Up
8 Friends - 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. - ishaantiwari

Best ever

9 Bottom - Eddy Dresses As Grim Reaper
10 Top 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.

The Newcomers

? LOST - The raft sets sail

The Contenders

11 Top Gear - Reliant Robin Space Shuttle

This was one of the challenges that coined the phrase "ambitious but rubbish".

Impossible to watch this without laugh. - Anton110

12 SpongeBob Squarepants - Chocolate!

The whole part with the guy yelling "Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate" Over and Over was hilarious. - egnomac

Did somebody say chocolate?

With or without nuts? - MoldySock

I just want to buy all your chocolate. - DapperPickle

13 Family 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?

14 2008 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 - denverdez

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

15 Doctor Who - Amy Pond's Entrance

No this shouldn't be on this list - 2storm

16 Deadliest Warrior - Jesse James vs Al Capone Simulation
17 Who 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

- lucifer666

18 Deadliest Warrior - Nazi Waffen SS vs Viet Cong
19 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - Ant & Dec's American Idol prank on Simon Cowell
20 Survivor - 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.

21 American 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.

22 I 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. - egnomac

23 VMA 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

24 Dallas - 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.

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

Also known as Sgt Rae's first billet inspection.

26 Newhart - 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.

27 Survivor - 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.

28 Scrubs - Ben's Funeral

Where do you think we are?

29 Degrassi - JT Gets Stabbed
30 MASH - Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

Well it's a bit of a long "moment", but it gets my vote. - Myke1

31 Moon 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.

Arguably the greatest moment in mankind.

Yep this should be up there - 2storm

32 Grey's Anatomy - As We Know It

made the top five in the Emmy's Best TV Moments- Drama for the 60th anniversary

33 Lost - Charlie Dies

It was so emotional and so well filmed. He was my favorite character and I was so crushed.


34 Friends - The End
35 The 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

36 Sherlock - Fall From Hospital Roof
37 SpongeBob SquarePants - The Ugly Barnacle Story

Once there was an ugly barnacle, he was so ugly, that everyone died, The End.

38 The Vampire Diaries - Damon Kisses Elena
39 The Walking Dead - Rick Kills Shane
40 Doctor Who - Rose gets trapped in the parallel universe
41 Survivor - Susan Hawk's Rats and Snake Speech
42 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo - The Kiss

10000%more romantic than anything! Maybe even PHINABELLA!

43 Rocko's Modern Life - Wacky Delly
44 Jonathan shoves his wife - Amazing race season 6
45 The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Last Show
46 The Bachelor - Jason Breaks Up With Melissa
47 Survivor - Randy Gets Played
48 2009 MTV Awards - Bruno Lands On Eminem
49 American Idol - Pants On the Ground

Laugh out loud that's all I have 2 say

50 Total Drama Island - Lindsay Curses Heather Off
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