Jan 8, 2010

List-Mania: Favorite TV Shows

Day 69

Some of my fellow bloggers have covered some of their favorite TV shows and now it is my turn. I have listed my favorite TV shows along with my favorite episode too. They are in no particular order but if you asked me what my favorite TV show of all time is I would say either Arrested Development or The Simpsons.

Arrested Development "Pier Pressure"
This was the first episode that I watched and I was quickly hooked. This was the one with the one-armed man and the lessons that George Bluth taught his kid. I was so happy to see these lessons continue throughout the series. Kristy and I will watch all 3 seasons in a row a few times a year. And every time we start them again I find something new that is funny. I like shows that don't tell me what is funny, I like figuring it out for myself. I love all the characters but I think Tobias is the one that floats my boat.

M*A*S*H*: "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen"
MASH is something that I can always watch no matter what and has had quite an effect on me. I have noticed that when I am writing and I come up with an idea it usually is because I have seen it already on a MASH episode. So many memorable episodes come to mind but the one where Hawkeye gets sick because he is reminded about a terrible family memory about his brother and Sidney comes to help him. That one struck a nerve for some reason but the final episode is one that bothered me as a kid and still does. I will never forget that Korean mother smothering her child to death to keep him from crying so the enemy soldiers do not discover them. I love this show.

The Simpsons: "Last Exit to Springfield"
The Simpsons are a mainstay here in the Platis household. Kristy and I are ALWAYS quoting it. In fact we don't even have to quote it, we just look at each other and we know exactly what Simpsons quote we are thinking of. This is my favorite episode, this has to be the closest to being the perfect Simpsons episode. I just love Mr. Burns. Dental Plan!

Seinfeld: "The Airport"
I got into this show after it was finished and I missed out. Few shows make me laugh out loud every time but this one gets me the giggles each time I see it. This is the one where Jerry and Elaine take a flight back home and Elaine gets stuck in coach. She was so awesome in this one. It seems like every time she is on a plane it is awesome.

WKRP in Cincinnati: "Turkeys Away"
This show directly influenced me in what I wanted to do in life. I wanted to be Dr. Johnny Fever. I used to play "DJ" and play songs off my stereo (I would use my double tape player and my sister's record player so I could play songs almost seamless) and I would have my own Top Ten lists of my favorite songs. And I had a HUGE crush on Loni Anderson. This is the one where they dropped live turkeys from a helicopter as a Thanksgiving promotion, not knowing that turkeys cannot fly. "Oh the humanity!"

Battlestar Galactica (original): "War of the Gods Part I and II"
Sundays were my favorite days to watch TV. This was on and then the Muppet Show. These episodes bothered me a bit as a kid because of the character of Count Iblis. He was some sort of devil and was really spooky. Surprisingly the stories are pretty good although they can be quite cheesy. I have not warmed up to the new ones just yet and I will always feel that the classic show was the best. I totally wanted to be Starbuck.

SCTV: Any Episode
I used to stay up late at nights and try to watch this program while my parents were sleeping. So many good memories here. The news with Floyd Robertson and Earl Camembert, The Great White North, Bill Needle, Monster Chiller Horror Theatre, Tex & Edna's Organ Emporium and my favorite, Pirini Scleroso. I could go on and on and on about this one.

Lost: "Deus Ex Machina"
I was already hooked to this show when this Locke-centric episode came up. This cemented my love for this show. I was shocked and saddened by how Locke's father treated him. This was the first we learned about Locke's dad. I really need to start watching them over again from the start. I cannot wait for the final season starting next month! I bet that Kate bites it.

Celebrity Fit Club: "The Zorb Challenge"
This is a big (no pun intended) guilty pleasure of mine. Nothing like watching celebrities melt down while trying to lose weight. This show does motivate me though, if pampered celebs can do it, then so can I. Season 2 was my favorite, Willie Ames and Gary Busey just stole the show. Willie Ames meltdown when Harvey sends a personal trainer early to his house was the best. Willie was not having it and he has this fit, I wish I could find video of it. And Gary's zen quotes always entertained. I'll never forget his explanation of what fear is.

All the seasons have been a lot of fun to watch and I cannot wait for the next installment.

The Jeff Corwin Experience: "Mexico: The Great Snake Hunt"
I love Animal Planet and Jeff Corwin is probably my favorite host. His show was much like the Crocodile Hunter but Jeff injected a lot of humor into his shows. My favorite one is when he hunted these poisonous snakes all through Mexico. I love snakes, I am fascinated by them and I love learning about them

Glee: "Mash-Up"
Sue rules. I watch this for Sue. This show is right up my alley. Extremely cheesy with cheesy music. And I wouldn't have it any other way. There is a ton of talent on this show, I was impressed with how fantastic they can sing. And the arrangements are done very well. This episode makes me laugh especially when all the guys are hyped on some cold medicine and they all sing with their eyes wide open and over excited. Fun show but it all comes down to Sue. Yes we cane!

The Office: "Dinner Party"
I felt like I worked here at times and I think we all feel like that at times. This episode is one of the ones that I hate to watch. The writers of the Office are so clever, at times I hate Michael and at times I feel bad for him and this episode really made me feel for Micheal. I love this episode because of that awesome CD Jan listens to and the way Pam and Jim try to get out of the party.

I think I watch too much TV...


  1. Love, love, love your list of favorite TV shows/episodes! You've mentioned a few favorites of mine (for the record, "The Airport" episode from Seinfeld is my favorite episode of the show!) Please do more lists of TV shows - I, too, watch too much TV!

  2. I LOVE GLEE! WE rented the whole first season, and loved it. We can't wait for the next season to start on April 13th!