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  • #46
    Some new suggestions here. Many thanks!
    Except the B5, Dr Who and ST:TOS episodes I have not seen any of them unfortunately. But good to know there is still a lot of classic TV waiting to be watched. The Dr Who ones are a bit hard to rate as a "perfect episode" I'd say as there are several episodes in each story. And personally I would rate some of the TOS episodes as just very good episodes rather than perfect. But as this is just for fun I have no problems including them. So, so far we have:

    -Babylon 5: In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum (s2:16), Severed Dreams (s3:10), Interludes and Examinations (s3:15), Intersections in Real Time (s4:18), Endgame (s4:20), Sleeping in Light (s5:22).
    -Better Call Saul: Saul Gone.
    -Blakes 7: Final episode
    -Breaking Bad: Ozymandias (s5:14)
    -Buffy: Restless (s4), The Body, Once More With Feeling, Gentlemen
    -Doctor Who (new): The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances (s1:9-10), Blink (s3:10).
    -Doctor Who (classic): The Talons of Weng-Chiang (s14), Genesis of the Daleks (s12), The Deadly Assassin (s14).​
    -Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars, Bad Timing
    -Firefly: Objects in Space, Out of Gas
    -Fringe: An Enemy of Fate, A Short Story About Love, An Enemy of Fate, White Tulip
    -Hawaii Five-O (1968) - "Hookman", " Draw Me a Killer", "Rest in Peace, Somebody", "'V' for Vashon" (Parts 1-3)​
    -Jeremiah: Finale
    -Lost: the Finale, Tricia Tanaka Is Dead,
    -M.a.s.h.: Final episode, second half, Point of View (s7), Life time (s8)
    -Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) - "Pod People", "Space Mutiny", "Parts: The Clonus Horror"​
    -Person of interest: If then else (s4), Carter (3.4), Return 0, The Devil's Share.
    -Six Feet Under: Everyone's Waiting
    -Sopranos: Pine Barrens (?)
    -Star Trek TOS - "The Doomsday Machine", "The City on the Edge of Forever", "Mirror, Mirror", "The Tholian Web"​
    -Star Trek The Next Generation: The Inner Light (s5:25)
    -Stargate Universe: Epilogue
    -Twin Peaks: The Water & the Well (S3:8)
    -The Venture Bros. (2003) - "Operation P.R.O.M.", "What Color Is Your Cleansuit?", "Blood of the Father, Heart of Stee​
    -WRKP in Cincinnati: The Thanksgiving Episode (?)​
    -The Wild Wild West (1965) - "TNOT Puppeteer", "TNOT Watery Death", "TNOT Bubbling Death", "TNOT Avaricious Actuary"​​

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    • #47
      Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light. Its one of the few episodes of any show that brings a tear to my eye no matter how many times I watch it.
      ST Deep Space Nine: In the Pale Moonlight
      ST Voyager: Pathfinder
      ST Enterprise: Similitude
      Buffy: Conversations with Dead People
      Angel: Not Fade Away
      Firefly: Objects in Space
      Red Dwarf: Gunmen of the Apocalypse
      Dad's Army (token non-genre show): The Deadly Attachment

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      • #48
        Originally posted by G'Quan View Post
        Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light. Its one of the few episodes of any show that brings a tear to my eye no matter how many times I watch it.
        ST Deep Space Nine: In the Pale Moonlight
        ST Voyager: Pathfinder
        ST Enterprise: Similitude
        Buffy: Conversations with Dead People
        Angel: Not Fade Away
        Firefly: Objects in Space
        Red Dwarf: Gunmen of the Apocalypse
        Dad's Army (token non-genre show): The Deadly Attachment
        A few episodes I am not familiar with here, but that is always fun. I do agree on Sleeping in Light. Even just hearing the music from the episodes starts to wring my emotions these days. I have not watched the episode since Miras passing, so I predict it will be a lot harder next time.

        Interesting that you added ST:V's Pathfinder. To me it does not reach the top of the list but is still a great episode. And the addition of Barclay and Troi is great fun and does not feel artificial as some crossovers sometime does.

        I've just realized that we have had "Gentlemen" in the Buffy category for a while now. But it must be Hush surely that is the correct episode.


        So now we have:


        -Babylon 5: In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum (s2:16), Severed Dreams (s3:10), Interludes and Examinations (s3:15), Intersections in Real Time (s4:18), Endgame (s4:20), Sleeping in Light (s5:22).
        -Better Call Saul: Saul Gone.
        -Blakes 7: Final episode
        -Breaking Bad: Ozymandias (s5:14)
        -Buffy: Restless (s4), The Body (5:16), Once More With Feeling (6:7), Hush (4:10), Conversations with Dead People (7:7).
        -Doctor Who (new): The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances (s1:9-10), Blink (s3:10).
        -Doctor Who (classic): The Talons of Weng-Chiang (s14), Genesis of the Daleks (s12), The Deadly Assassin (s14).​
        -Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars, Bad Timing
        -Firefly: Objects in Space, Out of Gas
        -Fringe: An Enemy of Fate, A Short Story About Love, An Enemy of Fate, White Tulip
        -Hawaii Five-O (1968) - "Hookman", " Draw Me a Killer", "Rest in Peace, Somebody", "'V' for Vashon" (Parts 1-3)​
        -Jeremiah: Finale
        -Lost: the Finale, Tricia Tanaka Is Dead,
        -M.a.s.h.: Final episode, second half, Point of View (s7), Life time (s8)
        -Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) - "Pod People", "Space Mutiny", "Parts: The Clonus Horror"​
        -Person of interest: If then else (s4), Carter (3.4), Return 0, The Devil's Share.
        -Six Feet Under: Everyone's Waiting
        -Sopranos: Pine Barrens (?)
        -Star Trek TOS - "The Doomsday Machine", "The City on the Edge of Forever", "Mirror, Mirror", "The Tholian Web"​
        -Star Trek The Next Generation: The Inner Light (s5:25)
        -Stargate Universe: Epilogue
        -Twin Peaks: The Water & the Well (S3:8)
        -The Venture Bros. (2003) - "Operation P.R.O.M.", "What Color Is Your Cleansuit?", "Blood of the Father, Heart of Stee​
        -WRKP in Cincinnati: Turkeys Away (1:7) ​
        -The Wild Wild West (1965) - "TNOT Puppeteer", "TNOT Watery Death", "TNOT Bubbling Death", "TNOT Avaricious Actuary"​​​
        Last edited by Satai with Punsch; 11-27-2022, 10:24 AM.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Satai with Punsch View Post
          -WRKP in Cincinnati: The Thanksgiving Episode (?)​
          October 30, 1978, Season 1, Episode 7: Turkeys Away

          The plot of "Turkeys Away" is based on a true story. WKRP in Cincinnati creator Hugh Wilson — who adapted Carlson's character from Jerry Blum, a general manager of radio station WQXI in Atlanta from 1960 to 1989 — recounted that the episode was inspired by a similar live turkey giveaway promotion by Blum, who tossed turkeys out of a pick-up truck at a Dallas shopping center parking lot.

          According to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Blum said in 1996 that following the disastrous promotion, he quipped, "I didn’t know turkeys couldn't fly," almost word-for-word what Carlson says at the end of the episode.

          "The public went nuts fighting over the turkeys and it was a mess," Blum said. "That was about the whole story... To my knowledge, the turkey drop was never repeated."

          Other aerial turkey drops have also been documented in Yellville, Arkansas, where the local Chamber of Commerce has over the years sponsored the Turkey Trot Festival and featured turkeys being dropped from a low-flying airplane.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Kraig View Post

            October 30, 1978, Season 1, Episode 7: Turkeys Away

            The plot of "Turkeys Away" is based on a true story. WKRP in Cincinnati creator Hugh Wilson — who adapted Carlson's character from Jerry Blum, a general manager of radio station WQXI in Atlanta from 1960 to 1989 — recounted that the episode was inspired by a similar live turkey giveaway promotion by Blum, who tossed turkeys out of a pick-up truck at a Dallas shopping center parking lot.

            According to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Blum said in 1996 that following the disastrous promotion, he quipped, "I didn’t know turkeys couldn't fly," almost word-for-word what Carlson says at the end of the episode.

            "The public went nuts fighting over the turkeys and it was a mess," Blum said. "That was about the whole story... To my knowledge, the turkey drop was never repeated."

            Other aerial turkey drops have also been documented in Yellville, Arkansas, where the local Chamber of Commerce has over the years sponsored the Turkey Trot Festival and featured turkeys being dropped from a low-flying airplane.
            Thanks! I have edited the list. I have not seen this episode but it sounds like mayhem. But perhaps hilarious mayhem.

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            • #51
              The date in my above post is a clickable link to the WKRP episode.

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