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Bucswabe
May 2, 2009


There has been a lot of great television, in all genres, over the years. But even though there are several series that clearly stand above the rest, Ive been struggling with the question of what are the best stand-alone episodes ever made? The way Ill put it is, if you had to choose only one episode (or two-parter) that could be the only TV show you could watch for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A couple possibilities for me:
- Seinfeld The Bottle Deposit
- Star Trek the Next Generation The Best of Both Worlds
- The Office (US) Travelling Salesman / The Return

There are other great episodes from serial dramas, like Ozymadias from Breaking Bad. But Im not sure if it would be as enjoyable to watch without the context of the rest of the series.

Anyway, I am genuinely interested to see what other people might choose.

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Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



Bucswabe posted:


Anyway, I am genuinely interested to see what other people might choose.

I like To'hajiilee from Breaking Bad but I'd probably choose

Trading Spouses S02E01:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KoAkGy_B3w

ArtIsResistance
May 19, 2007

QUEEN OF FRANCE, SAVIOR OF LOWTAX


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYmn3Gwn3oI

take the moon
Feb 12, 2011



the episode of the wire where monk says "that nigga need more maintenance than both my baby mommas"

its curtains for Kevin
Nov 14, 2011

Fruit is proof that the gods exist and love us.

Just kidding!

Life is meaningless


probably that spongebob episode where they are in a marching band

Lamprey Cannon
Jul 23, 2011

by exmarx


The episode of Stargate SG-1 where O'Neil and Tealc are stuck in a time loop and proceed to gently caress around for 40 minutes before fixing the problem.

Grraarrgghh
Feb 12, 2012

"Bernard, float over here so I can punch you."




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJhLomTLjCY

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


"Once more with feeling" from Buffy.

Drunk Nerds
Jan 25, 2011

Just close your eyes

Fun Shoe

OFf the top of my head:

LOST - The Constant
King of the Hill - Bobby Goes Nuts
King of the Hill - John Redcorn gambles with his future

Cowslips Warren
Oct 29, 2005

What use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price?



Grimey Drawer

The Red Wedding. Or "you raped her, you murdered her, you killed her children!"

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Why would an ambulance be leaving the hospital?

MASH finale.

CommanderApaul
Aug 30, 2003

It's amazing their hands can support such awesome.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAnVlDeFYNs

Good Soldier Svejk
Jul 5, 2010



Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayilCw4iO4E

Bucswabe
May 2, 2009



Oh man... good call! I completely forgot about Clone High, and I know I could watch this for the rest of my life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knj4lKN_d04

MAKEOVER!!

Lincoln
May 12, 2007

Ladies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swejSnRJgx8

Grraarrgghh
Feb 12, 2012

"Bernard, float over here so I can punch you."




Another good option:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgMg-xTGo74

GAINING WEIGHT...
Mar 26, 2007

See? Science proves the JewsMuslims are inferior and must be purged! I'm not a racist, honest!


Either LOST - The Incident (a two parter! So I'm cheating)
or 24, Season 8, 1:00PM - 2:00PM. Why? Because: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-iDguioxV8

Fister Roboto
Feb 21, 2008




Buglord

Pick
Jul 19, 2009



Nap Ghost

The Rick & Morty episode with Doofus Rick.

Shrecknet
Jan 2, 2005

Nosferatu Enthusiast
@shrecknet




Judges would have also accepted "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis"

someusername
Jan 26, 2015


The one where Christopha sits on Adrianna's dog and kills it.

Also the one where : *If I were a carpenter... and you were a douchebag*

someusername
Jan 26, 2015


also that episode of Louie where his sister goes to the emergency room and just ended up farting

that story alone knocked larry david down like 3 pegs on the genius ladder. go louie

Strategic Tea
Sep 1, 2012

It's not the red form anymore.
Incidental bones can file under the greens.


Breaking Bad, s3e10, 'Fly'

Comptroll The Forums
Apr 25, 2007

DON'T HURT MY FEE FEES!

The episode of Bottom where Eddie bets on the Miss World competition.

Unless their live shows count as episodes, then its Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island.

Arsonist Daria
Feb 27, 2011

Requiescat in pace.


That episode of the Simpsons where Homer becomes a moonshiner.

Vouk
Feb 23, 2014




This Tim + Eric is loaded with solid gold.

Maybe I should pick an episode of something thats longer than 10 minutes, I dunno

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

"The City of New York vs Homer Simpson". My favorite Simpsons episode and as perfect an episode as you'll ever find.

No filler.

Drunk Nerds
Jan 25, 2011

Just close your eyes

Fun Shoe

I found the scene where homer uses the bathroom at the world trade center to be like an entire minute of filler

I'd like to add the Lemon tree episode of The Simpsons.

Drunk Nerds has a new favorite as of 21:40 on Jun 7, 2015

Plebian Parasite
Oct 12, 2012



Venture Brothers - Escape to the House of Mummies Part II

pretty soft girl
Oct 1, 2004

my dead grandfather fights better than you

Miami Vice - Bushido

Edward James Olmos is a cop who is also a ninja who is also a samurai who is also an army man and he cuts up a bunch of russians with a katana, it's loving awesome

http://www.nbc.com/classic-tv/miami-vice/video/bushido/n30567

Bucswabe
May 2, 2009


Drunk Nerds posted:


I'd like to add the Lemon tree episode of The Simpsons.

Second.

LSD at the gangbang
Dec 27, 2009



The one where Fry gets the Robot Devil's hands.

Samuel L. ACKSYN
Feb 29, 2008




Married with Children S04E01 "Hot Off the Grill"

Drunk Nerds
Jan 25, 2011

Just close your eyes

Fun Shoe

No Such Thing posted:

Venture Brothers - Escape to the House of Mummies Part II

Oh, yeah, I could watch that or Victor Echo November over and over

symbolic
Nov 2, 2014



I don't really watch T.V., so I'm just gonna go with cartoons I watched when I was younger.

Digimon - "Now Apocalymon"
Courage the Cowardly Dog - "The Mask"
Code Lyoko - "Attack of the Zombies" / "Log Book"

symbolic has a new favorite as of 01:06 on Jun 8, 2015

Crow Jane
Oct 18, 2012

nothin' wrong with a lady drinkin' alone in her room

Mad Men- The Suitcase. It's like a perfect little play.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.


Smellrose


This but "Manos: The Hands of Fate"

potee
Jul 23, 2007

Or, you know.

Not fine.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEQL0pnMSls

Catalina
May 20, 2008



ALL-PRO SEXMAN posted:

This but "Manos: The Hands of Fate"

This but "Space Mutiny".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa42pxJyq64

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Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


That episode of the Office where Jim mugs the camera. I laugh every time.

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