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  • my wife had a flying sources my husband and his indestructible head.

  • Why don't we have five path?

  • Hey, everyone, I'm Rebecca and welcome to watch Mojo.

  • Today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 TV episodes that broke the rules.

  • Angela, is there something you want to tell me?

  • You know we're living in a society.

  • Ellen, bring me his head for this list.

  • We're going over those episodes of television whose content or structure deviated from the usual standards of the show or the entire medium.

  • Since animation is a bit more flexible, we won't be including animated episodes on this list.

  • So which of these stood out to you the most?

  • Be sure to let us know in the comments.

  • All right, let's get into it.

  • Number 10 Autumn The third day.

  • Most live action shows are between 20 minutes and an hour long.

  • Folk horror series.

  • The third Day took a truly unique direction for its second part.

  • Titled Autumn Broadcast as a 12 hour livestream, the episode follows the events of a festival on the show's island setting as well as the various inhabitants going about their lives for a full day shot in one long take autumn upended many of the conventions of what a drama series could do.

  • Did they pull off this unique approach?

  • Well, we'll leave that for you to decide if you've got the time.

  • Number nine Episode 3.4 runtime error dot r 00 Mr Robot Speaking of long take episodes, Mr Robot did one of its own, never one to shy away from the unconventional Mr Robot ups.

  • The ante with this episode is everything okay?

  • Okay, everything's fine.

  • It follows several storylines with distinct camera styles for each.

  • That puts you in the mindset of different characters without getting into too many spoilers.

  • We find two of our main characters working at cross purposes, as each has to deal with the stress of their respective situations.

  • What's going on went into a bit of a steak.

  • While not a true long take as there are some cuts in between, the stylishness of the episode is still a sight to behold.

  • Is there something you wanna tell me?

  • Number eight Every episode.

  • Wanda Vision.

  • Plenty of TV shows feature episodes that switch up the show's usual format style or tone.

  • Wanda Vision does this every episode.

  • This Marvel series follows two of its superheroes living their lives in a bubbly sitcom world.

  • My wife flying sources my husband and his indestructible head.

  • Don't we have five path?

  • However, there's a sinister edge hiding underneath the laugh track as a lot more is going on in their world than their first appears.

  • You have to stop her.

  • Stop who?

  • She's in my head.

  • None of it is my own hurts.

  • It hurts so much.

  • Speaker, stop or stop.

  • Each episode pays tribute to a different decades sitcom style, but they managed to incorporate elements of the Marvel cinematic universe's usual superhero world while also feeling like a psychological thriller.

  • At times, if all the sets and props and wardrobe or solid matter that would mean she's wielding an insane amount of power, far exceeding anything she's displayed in the past, she could have taken out the nose on her own if he hadn't initiated a blitz.

  • There's certainly never been anything quite like Wanda Vision on television before.

  • Number seven, the Chinese restaurant Seinfeld.

  • How many?

  • Alright.

  • Four.

  • Seinfeld full.

  • I'll be 5 10 minutes.

  • Seinfeld changed everything when it came to sitcom plots by showing you that you didn't need a traditional story structure to be entertaining.

  • A few episodes of the show exemplify this better than the Chinese restaurant.

  • Jerry, George and Elaine are in a hurry to see a limited showing of a movie and decide to eat at a Chinese restaurant.

  • Let's go someplace else.

  • I am too hungry.

  • Mhm.

  • We might as well just stay here.

  • We haven't got that much time.

  • We're going to make the movie.

  • While waiting, George contends with an unavailable payphone.

  • Elaine tries to stem her hunger, and Jerry worries about ditching his uncle for dinner.

  • The episode typified Seinfeld's mission statement as a show about nothing as its stories didn't feel like they had actual plot lines.

  • You know, we're living in a society.

  • And while executives were dubious at first, it paid off so well with audiences that sitcoms now frequently focus on minutia.

  • Should we tell them we're leaving?

  • What for?

  • Let's just get out of yeah.

  • Mhm.

  • Seinfeld Fall Number six Abyssinia Henry MASH, Abyssinia Henry centers around the honorable discharge of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake, the commanding officer of the MASH Unit.

  • The show follows You're going home.

  • I'm going home, You got all your points.

  • They're discharging you.

  • Although characters leaving the show wasn't uncommon, the shocking final scene flipped everything on its head.

  • Blake's plane is shot down over the ocean.

  • None of the passengers make it.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake's plane okay were shot down over the Sea of Japan.

  • It's bunion.

  • There were no survivors, given that the comedy drama is set during the Korean War.

  • This twist shouldn't have been to unexpected in hindsight.

  • But at the time, offing major characters permanently simply wasn't the norm, particularly for sitcoms.

  • This episode opened the way for more frequent and significant character demises on television.

  • Henry Mhm.

  • We had a lot of last.

  • You Got It.

  • Number five.

  • Lucy is Ascent.

  • I love Lucy.

  • Pregnancy is a fact of life and kind of how most of it happens for us humans.

  • Now cut that out.

  • Let's have no more kidding about me having a baby.

  • The whole thought is utterly ridiculous.

  • However, from watching early television, you would never know it.

  • That all changed with Lucy is ascent.

  • This episode sees Lucy Ricardo learned that she's expecting we're going to have a baby.

  • We are her method of breaking the news to her husband.

  • Ricky is especially sweet.

  • I heard you saying a number called We're Having a Baby, My Baby and me.

  • If you will sing it for us now it will be my way of breaking the news to him.

  • Despite its subject matter, strict network censorship rules meant that the word pregnant could never be used.

  • Once during the episode, me, even the title used the French word for pregnancy.

  • I Love Lucy broke ground in many ways, but this one was one of the most game changing episodes.

  • Number four.

  • The Puppy Episode Ellen Ellen Are You Coming out or Not?

  • A pivotal two part episode of the sitcom starring Ellen de Generous sees her character, Ellen Morgan, surprised to discover that she has chemistry with a female friend of a friend who is gay.

  • I don't date men.

  • Oh yeah, yeah, thanks.

  • Why, Yeah, um, Day through the course of the story, Ellen realizes that she's a lesbian.

  • The puppy episode coincided with the generous coming out in real life.

  • Why do I have to be so ashamed?

  • I mean, why can't I just see the truth?

  • I mean, be who I AM.

  • Although there were lesbian characters on American TV before Ellen, this storyline was the first time that some audiences got to see an openly gay person lead a sitcom.

  • This isn't I'm gay.

  • The episode was met with enormous backlash but also blazed a trail for more LGBTQ plus representation on TV.

  • Number three.

  • Baylor Game of Thrones Season one of game of Thrones primarily followed Edward Ned Stark as he uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the Seven kingdoms of Westeros.

  • If you give her the piece she needs and promise to carry her secret to your grave, I believe she will allow you to take the black and live out your days on the wall sure is set to be executed in this episode, but we all know how this goes, right.

  • They'll pardon him or he'll get a last minute rescue.

  • So Ellen, bring me his head.

  • We've watched TV and what's that?

  • He actually dies, but he's the main character that's illegal.

  • Although having a main character expire wasn't unheard of prior to bail or the ones that met their end were usually part of the ensemble or the demise didn't stick.

  • Of course, looking back now, it should have been obvious, even for people who hadn't read the books.

  • Ned is played by Sean Bean, after all, learned down to die a long time ago.

  • Number two.

  • The Judgment part to the Fugitive.

  • The Fugitive Series finale.

  • The judgment part to seize Dr Richard Kimble finally catch up with the one armed man and get to the bottom of the mystery behind his wife's untimely end.

  • Waited five years.

  • All I'm asking is 24 more hours.

  • This may not sound like anything special by today's standards.

  • It was the last episode, of course.

  • He'll find out who took his wife's life.

  • Except back in the day.

  • A TV show with a real ending was about as common as a unicorn.

  • It just wasn't done.

  • Finales were often left open ended, allowing TV executives to continue to milk the premise later down the road if they felt like it.

  • Yeah, yeah, killing.

  • The Fugitive is arguably responsible for letting small screen stories actually have conclusions because it was such a rating smash.

  • Tuesday, September 5th, The Day The running stop.

  • You know it's an impressive list when some of the honorable mentions are considered some of the best episodes of television ever.

  • So let's check out those honorable mentions.

  • And then we'll see the top TV episode that broke the rules.

  • Pine Barrens, The Sopranos to mobsters Lost in the woods.

  • Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke or great TV Got him, didn't I?

  • Yeah.

  • Part eight.

  • Twin Peaks.

  • Its Peak.

  • David Lynch Fair with little dialogue and surreal black and white imagery.

  • Hush, Buffy the Vampire Slayer an entire episode that focuses on non verbal communication.

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  • Number one.

  • A House Divided Dallas The finale of the third season of Dallas sees unlikable tycoon J.

  • R.

  • Ewing shot by an unknown assailant Boom credits.

  • For months after this, all everyone was talking about was who shot Jr.

  • While Dallas didn't invent the cliffhanger, it certainly helped popularize the practice on television.

  • Did you know that those wells were going to be nationalized.

  • No, sir, I swear.

  • The episode success and the network's ability to capitalize on the hype the mystery created led to many of the modern trends in TV that shows used to keep viewers hooked.

  • I'll kill him, I swear.

  • I'll kill him.

  • Take a number.

  • Yeah, there are a few of us ahead of you.

  • The episode helped show that sometimes the best way to keep audiences invested is to leave them wanting more.

  • Hey, I bet you've heard the phrase who shot Jr without even knowing that the show Dallas existed.

  • So that definitely changed the game.

  • So thank you for the cliffhanger, I guess.

  • I don't know.

  • Anyway, Be sure to let us know in the comments.

  • If you can think of any other episodes that broke the mold or come tell me on Twitter or Instagram at Rebecca Britain or on my YouTube channel, See you.

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