Sunday, June 09, 2013

What is Your Favorite Funny Scene from a TV Show?




18 comments:

Jerry House said...

The first things that came to mind were the "Chuckles Is Dead" episode on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the dead parrot bit from Monty Python, and the German customers on Faulty Towers.

Anonymous said...

The "turkey drop" scene from WKRP - "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

Chuckles the Clown's funeral on MARY TYLER MOORE.

I Love Lucy - Vitametavegamin.


Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

I see Jerry and I are on the same wavelength.


Jeff M.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Reverend Jim's Drivers license test on Taxi

"What does a yellow light mean?"

"Slow down."

"Whaaaat doooes aaa yelloooww liiiight meeeeeean?"

pattinase (abbott) said...

All classics.

Charles Gramlich said...

The Scene in one Frazier episode where he and Niles are in the spa and think they see a "Platinum" door.

Anonymous said...

There's an episode of The Simpsons where Homer attends Krusty's Clown College. While Homer is learning to ride a unicycle, his pants get caught in the wheels and as he pedals his pants get pulled further and further down until his bare butt is on the bike seat. Krusty turns to his assistant and says, "Burn that bike."

There are funnier episodes, but that single scene always makes me collapse into helpless laughter.

Deb

Cap'n Bob said...

I can't abide Roseanne Barr, so you can be sure that won't be in my answer.

The ones already mentioned are great, and I'd add the one where Ralph Kramden gets on a game show where he has to name "Swanee River."

pattinase (abbott) said...

Hàve never seen either!

James Reasoner said...

The scene where Howard thinks the wall of Bob and Emily's apartment is about to collapse on "The Bob Newhart Show". But any number of Howard scenes could fall into this category.

The turkey drop scene from WKRP is maybe the best scene in the history of television. (Nothing like a sweeping statement for a Sunday.)

pattinase (abbott) said...

I love the scene from Bob Newhart where the men get drunk and order Chinese food. Bob can't way moo goo gai pan.
Yes, that's the classic.

James Reasoner said...

That's a wonderful scene. "More goo to go!"

Anonymous said...

Now that Newhart show was the classic one. Emily, Howard, Carol, Mr. Carlin, great stuff.

Here's Bob talking about that scene.

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

And of course there was this scene.

Jeff M.

PS - Jackie decorated our bedroom with the "boxes" pattern sheets and comforters that Emily had.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Without a doubt, the best finale in TV history.

le0pard13 said...

Since 'Chuckles' was already taken, then I'll go with the Dick Van Dyke Show and Coast-to-Coast Mouth

Al Tucher said...

Practically anything from Fawlty Towers, but the best of all might be the last seconds of the Hotel Inspectors episode. The inspectors finally show up, making no effort at all to be undercover.

Basil:

"And what can I do for you three gentlemen? AAAUUUGGGH!"

Richard R. said...

I have to say Ernie Kovacs, but there are too many moments in his shows to pick anything specific.