As TV shows become customary, audience have awed over subtle yet clever TV moments. It kept us in touch with the world outside our home during the pandemic. Tallying up the favorites, here’s a list of 21 unbelievably smart TV moments:
1. The episode “Bad News” in How I Met Your Mother, where hidden numbers counting down from 50 were incorporated in every scene.
2. During the finale of The Haunting of Bly Manor, it was revealed that Hannah was looking down at her own dead body in the first episode.
3. When Annie, from Community, mentions Beetlejuice for the third time and someone dressed as Beetlejuice appears.
4. In Grey’s Anatomy, when “John Doe” traces the number “007” on Meredith’s palm in Season 5, revealing himself as George from Season 1.
5. At the end of Season 1 of The Good Place, Eleanor discovers that they were actually stuck in the Bad Place disguised to be the Good Place.
6. When the screen fades to black the second it was 1980 in the finale of “That 70s Show”.
7. The perfect mimicry of the first scenes in the final scenes of Modern Family.
8. In Fleabag, when the Priest senses Fleabag breaking the fourth wall and decides to do it as well.
9. The end of the series with the same shots and dialogues it started with in How to Get Away with Murder. Except, the professor changed from Annalise to Christopher.
10. When Arya attempts to murder the Night King in GOT, he turns around causing her to drop the dagger. However, she catches it with her other hand and stabs him.
11. Ben’s five minute monologue to the taxi driver in “Ozark”, giving an insight about Ben’s character and his mental illness.
12. When Selina hopes for Tom Hanks’s death to distract the media in the pilot of Veep. The finale then shows how Selina’s funeral gets dimmed by Tom Hanks’ death.
13. In the American Horror Story: Murder House, when Violet was apparently saved by Tate, she was later revealed as dead with her spirit trapped in the house.
14. The season 2 of Parks and Recreation, where Chris tells Leslie she was capable of having triplets during their blind-date.
15. Rebecca’s flashback to the earliest memory of Jack as she saw his lifeless body in This is Us.
16. The mirroring of the first scene and the final scene in Lost.
17. In Jane the Virgin, the revelation after five seasons shows that the narrator had been Jane’s son all along.
18.In Sherlock, when Sherlock deciphers Irene Adler’s cell phone password.
19.Seinfeld begins with a discussion on shirt buttons and ends with the same discussion.
20. When Jake made Philip Davidson disclose how he executed the perfect murder in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
21. At the end of Season 5 of Breaking Bad, Walter rolls the barrel across the desert – unconsciously passing the pants he lost in the pilot episode.