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brinshannara ([personal profile] brinshannara) wrote2010-08-16 07:15 am
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TV Meme, The End

This 30-day thing was a terrible idea.

Day 24 - Best quote

FAR too many to list, but basically anything anyone ever said in Red Dwarf's episode, "White Hole" and then this dialogue from The West Wing's episode "The Midterms":

BARTLET: It’s a good idea to be reminded of the awesome impact, the awesome impact… I’m sorry. You’re Dr. Jenna Jacobs, right?

JACOBS (obviously pleased to be recognized): Yes, sir!

BARTLET: It’s good to have you here.

JACOBS: Thank you!

BARTLET: … the awesome impact of the airwaves, and how that translates into the furthering of our national discussions, but obviously also how it can … how it can … Forgive me, Dr. Jacobs. Are you an M.D.?



JACOBS: Yes, sir.

BARTLET: In psychology?

JACOBS: No, sir.

BARTLET: Theology?


BARTLET: Social work?

JACOBS: I have a Ph.D. in English Literature.

BARTLET: I’m asking ‘cause on your show people call in for advice – and you go by the name Dr. Jacobs on your show – and I didn’t know if maybe your listeners were confused by that and assumed you had advanced training in psychology, theology or health care.

JACOBS: I don’t believe they are confused, no, sir.

BARTLET: I like your show. I like how you call homosexuality an “abomination!”

JACOBS: I don’t say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President. The Bible does.

BARTLET: Yes it does. Leviticus!

JACOBS: 18:22.

BARTLET: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I had you here. I wanted to sell my youngest daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She’s a Georgetown Sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be?

(Bartlet only waits a second for a response, then plunges on.)

BARTLET: While thinking about that, can I ask another? My chief of staff, Leo McGary, insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself? Or is it okay to call the police?

(Bartlet barely pauses to take a breath.)

BARTLET: Here’s one that’s really important, because we’ve got a lot of sports fans in this town. Touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you?

(The camera pushes in on the president.)

One last thing. While you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building when the president stands, nobody sits.

Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)

Well, I plan to give Undercovers a shot. JJ Abrams. Spies. Would it be possible for me not to give it a shot?

Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale

Choices, choices... I guess Star Trek: The Next Generation's "The Best of Both Worlds, Part I". Seeing Picard in full-on Borg regalia, saying "I am Locutus of Borg" and Riker saying "Fire!"... But the Season 2 finale of Alias was huge, too. "Vaughn, why are you wearing that ring?" Oh, that kills me every time.

Day 27 - Best pilot episode

It might not be the BEST, but there was something about the pilot for 3rd Rock from the Sun that just had me HOWLING. I think it's a little less funny these days, but it definitely hooked me.

Day 28 - First TV show obsession - Probably The Dukes of Hazzard. I clearly remember sitting in my basement watching CBS at 8pm on Fridays just to watch "The Duke Boys". It used to be on at 9, with Dallas at 10, but it all shifted an hour earlier in 1982. I was definitely watching The Dukes in 1981 (at the age of four!) because I remember Deputy Cletus and I remember watching The Dukes the next season and going "Mommy, Daddy, where are the Duke boys?!" because their "cousins", Coy and Vance, took over for a year.

Note that at no time during the first run of this show did I have ANY IDEA WHATSOEVER that they had run moonshine. I didn't even know what moonshine was.

Day 29 - Current TV show obsession - No real obsessions right now, but I'm definitely hooked on Covert Affairs. Not sure if it's entirely due to Piper Perabo or because I think the show is cute, but I'm hooked anyways.

Day 30 - Saddest character death - Again, choices.

Mrs. Landingham, The West Wing

Joyce Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Tara Maclay, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (7m49s)

And we're done! Never again am I doing a 30-day meme. I apologize for getting [ profile] shiningmoon into it and props to [ profile] yahtzee63 for getting through it!

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