There are some moments in television that end up blowing your mind for years to come. Some can be summed up in a single line of dialogue that sticks with you long after you hear it. I’ve tried to find five of those moments below. Memorable moments in TV that were a turning point for the show in some way or another. Some are serious, others a bit more comedic. Check them out below.
“We have to go back!”
From Lost, after a season of mysterious flashbacks that appeared to show life before the Island, in the finale we were treated to a surprise reunion of Kate and Jack. He delivered the memorable line above that revealed the entire sequences of scenes had taken place after the castaways had left the island. Mind = blown.
“How does that chili taste Scott?”
For as many years as South Park has been on, one of the most memorable episodes had nothing to do with any sort of pop culture reference. After being tricked by Scott Tenorman over and over, Cartman had enough. He had Scott’s parents killed, ground up into chili meat, and severed to Scott. Shortly after this line was delivered, Cartman started licking his sweet salty tears. “Don’t ever f*** with Cartman,” Stan said shortly after.
“To my other favorite WW.”
This is a line that wasn’t actually spoken, but rather written in the closing moments of the last episode of Breaking Bad. While taking a crap in Walt’s house, Hank comes across a Walt Whitman book given to Walt by Gale. Hank thought the WW was strange before, but seeing this in Gale’s handwriting given to Walt suddenly made everything click.
“Are you the Bay Harbor Butcher?”
Another big reveal this year was Dexter finally sharing his secret with Deb, albeit unwillingly. She bought his excuse of a rage killing at first, but once she searched his apartment and found all his serial killing supplies, she confronted him with the above line. It was impossible for him to deny.
“There’s always money in the banana stand!”
This was the joke that made me realize there was a lot more to Arrested Development than any other comedy out there. Early in the show, when the Bluths were strapped for cash, it was constantly hinted that the banana stand was a profitable enterprise. What George Sr. really meant was that there were hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash lining the walls. Unfortunately by the time that was revealed, it was already on fire.
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Yeah, except that
a) it wasn’t like that in Lost, there was no big reveal in this, it was obvious that those scenes where taking place in the future, and I don’t mean “obvious” as “poorly written”, it wasn’t a secret or something, so I don’t understand this one
b)there’s no such line as “Are you the bay harbor butcher?”, there was a “Are you a serial killer?” line. I was not so long ago, so I’m having trouble believing that the author even seen that episode ;) If he did, then in obviously wasn’t THAT mind blowing for him ;)
@Hunier Actually she does have that line. She asks him in the second episode of season 7. If you don’t believe me what the first 10 minutes again. I believe it’s shortly after she runs out of the apartment and they are standing in front of the complex.
Why you don’t have a spoiler tag on this article is beyond me. Thankfully I had seen them all as of now, but had I read this a month ago I wouldn’t have watched Breaking Bad yet. You should have some kind of spoiler tag before each section warning people to skip it if they haven’t finished the series or something.
I can’t believe the author didn’t put “I am the danger” or “I am the one who knocks”.
Which were pretty much the most memorable lines of Breaking Bad so far.