Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Meme-tecs

Again, via Tumblr.

Back in the Day: 5 TV Shows You Loved As A Kid

* The Muppet Show
* G.I. Joe
* DuckTales
* The Monkees
* Batman

Who Would You Do?: 5 TV Characters You Would…Well, It’s Self-Explanatory

* Veronica Mars
* Kate Beckett (Castle)
* Cordelia Chase (Angel)
* Bernadette (The Big Bang Theory)
* Crixus (Spartacus)

Wow: 5 TV Moments You Still Remember (And Probably Won’t Forget)

* Lost, "Walkabout": The reveal that John Locke used to be in a wheelchair, demanding impotently "Don't tell me what I can't do!"

* Doctor Who, "The Stolen Earth": The reaction of the characters when they're contacted by invading aliens, and it's the Daleks' "Exterminate! Exterminate!" Especially Captain Jack's sincere and resigned "I'm sorry, there's nothing we can do. We're dead."

* Star Trek, "Amok Time": Spock's overjoyed response that Captain Kirk is still alive.

* Quantum Leap, "The Leap Back": When Sam, leaping into himself as a teenager, sings John Lennon's "Imagine" to his little sister, and she cries, realizing that if he knows a song she's never heard, his dire warnings of their brother's approaching death may be real.

* Farscape, "Premiere": John Crichton to Aeryn Sun: "You can be more."

“Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs”: 5 TV Theme Songs You Know (and Love) By Heart

Should I just pick themes with words?

* The Greatest American Hero
* Good Times
* WKRP in Cincinnati
* The Dukes of Hazzard
* Perfect Strangers (awesomely cheesy song, terribly cheesy show)

Eh: 5 Shows You Just Can’t Get Into

* House
* Mad Men
* Glee
* Smallville
* Law & Order anything

The Starting Line-Up: 5 Channels You Go To First When You Sit Down to Watch TV

* TiVo
* Local channels (I consume too much daytime TV)

This Is An Environment of Welcoming, and You Should Just Get the Hell Out Of Here: 5 TV Characters You Could Do Without

* Kate Austen (Lost)
* Howard Wollowitz (The Big Bang Theory)
* Katherine Mayfair (Desperate Housewives)
* About half the characters on The Office these days, but especially Andy Bernard
* Anyone Kristen Wiig plays on Saturday Night Live

That’s What She Said: 5 Quotes That Still Resonate

* "But the worst thing about prison was the Dementors flying around." (Michael as Prison Mike, The Office)
* "Curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want." (Spock, Star Trek)
* "Don't feel bad; it's not you, it's me. I don't like you." (Aeryn, Farscape)
* "Life's a bitch until you die." (Veronica, Veronica Mars)
* About a million Simpsons lines

Gimme More: 5 Shows You Can Never Get Enough Of

* The Muppet Show
* Farscape
* Veronica Mars
* How I Met Your Mother
* Doctor Who

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