TV's most memorable moments? *you decide*

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  1. Top 20 Drama and Comedy Lists to Follow

    What are TV's most memorable moments? You decide.

    Aug 18 09:49 AM US/Eastern
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The most memorable moments in television history will be revealed during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards next month, and it's up to voters to decide which bits should take top honors.

    Forty "moments"—20 dramatic and 20 comedic—are in the running. Comedy contenders include "M-A-S-H," "Mork & Mindy," "Sex and the City" and "The Cosby Show," while "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Miami Vice," "Moonlighting" and "The Sopranos" are among the drama candidates.

    The television academy and Emmy show producers came up with the competition and the contenders in honor of the 60th annual presentation of the Emmy Awards.

    "It's a perfect opportunity both to celebrate the history of television and at the same time introduce new generations to some of the medium's most important events," Emmys executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement Monday.

    Fans can watch clips and vote for their favorite moments online until Sept. 15.

    The top five vote-getters in each category will be presented during the Emmy show on Sept. 21, and the two winning moments will be revealed just before the year's outstanding drama and comedy series are named.
  2. Comedy:

    All in the Family: Sammy’s Visit (Feb 19, 1972)
    American Idol: Kelly & Justin Finale (2002)
    The Carol Burnett Show: Went with the Wind (Jan 10, 1976)
    The Cosby Show: Happy Anniversary (Oct. 10, 1985)
    The Ed Sullivan Show: Beatles (Feb 9, 1964)
    Ellen: (Apr 30, 1977)
    Friends: The One Where Ross Finds Out (Nov 9, 1985)
    The HoneyMooners: The Golfer (Oct 15, 1935)
    I Love Lucy: Job Switching (Sep 15, 1952)
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Chuckles Bites the Dust (Oct 25, 1975)
    MASH: Abyssinia, Harry (Mar 18, 1975)
    Mork & Mindy: Mork and the Family Reunion (Feb 12, 1981)
    Murphy Brown: You say Potato (Sep 21, 1992)
    Newhart: The Last Newhart (May 21, 1990)
    Rowan/Martin’s Laugh-In: Nixon SockItToMe (Sept 16, 1968)
    Saturday Night Live: Rosanne Rosanna Danna
    Seinfeld: The Contest (Nov 18, 1992)
    Sex and the City: An American Girl in Paris (Feb 15, 2004)
    South Park: Trapped in the Closet (Nov 16, 2005)
    The Tonight Show: Ax Throwing (April 29, 1965)
  3. Drama:

    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (Jan 31, 1974)
    Brian’s Song (Nov 30, 1971)
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Gift (May 22, 2001)
    Dallas: A House Divided (Mar 21, 1980)
    Duel (Nov 13, 1971)
    Dynasty: The Thread (Apr 13, 1983)
    ER: The Storm (Feb 18, 1999)
    The Fugitive: The Judgment (Aug 29, 1967)
    Grey’s Anatomy: As We Know It (Feb 12 2006)
    LA Law: The Venus Butterfly (Nov 21, 1986)
    Little House on the Prairie: I’ll be Waving as You Drive Away (Mar 13, 1978)
    Lost: Live Together, Die Alone (May 24, 2006)
    Miami Vice: Pilot Side A (Sep 16, 1984)
    Moonlighting: I am Curious Maddie (Mar 31, 1987)
    Roots: (Jan 24, 1977)
    Sopranos: Pine Barrens (May 6, 2001)
    Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever (Apr 16, 1967)
  4. Hard to choose, but I can say that some of those shows listed were pure genius.