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Top Moments: The Walking Dead's Big Bang and Community Gets Lost

Andrew Lincoln and Danny Pudi

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12. Heaviest Joke: What is it about Levi Johnston that makes all the ladies crazy? Kathy Griffin, who famously had a faux relationship with the Thrilla from Wasilla, pokes fun at Bristol Palin, who had a child with Johnston, while hosting VH1 Divas Salute the Troops. The acerbic comic quips that Palin is the only person in the history of Dancing with the Stars to gain weight on the show. "She gained, like, 30 pounds a week. I swear to God; it was fantastic — she's like the... read more

Top Moments: Sons of Anarchy's Master Con, Dexter's Murderous Hook-Up and Reality Quitters

Michael C. Hall and Charlie Hunnam

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12. Saddest Laugh: He's held his own against the likes of the Salahis, George W. Bush and even Kanye West, but apparently Today host Matt Lauer is no match for... small packages? During a segment examining the shrinking sizes of food packaging, Lauer shows the show's financial editor he's just a kid inside — a 5-year-old — when he starts uncontrollably giggling over "small packages." We haven't seen anyone break ...
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Top Moments: Oprah's Tricks and Treats and Dancing Goes Baywatch

Oprah, Dancing With The Stars

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11. Best Drunken Advice:
Self-professed "lush" Gwyneth Paltrow had trouble getting into the alcoholic mindset of her character in her upcoming film Country Strong, but she knew exactly who to turn to for some pointers: Robert Downey Jr. Paltrow tells Chelsea Handler on her Big Interview Special that her Iron Man pal "wrote me the most amazing e-mail and he helped me... read more

Top Moments: Hawaii Five-0's Molotov Cocktail Party, Dancing's Bulletproof Bristol

Alex O'Loughlin and Bristol Palin

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12. "Oh No She Di'nt" Award: Laguerta knew she was in some deep doo-doo after her last sting operation on Dexter resulted in the death of civilians. But rather than nut up and take responsibility for her actions, she suggests to Deb that they pin the blame on Manzone because her career would be least affected. Deb isn't having it, so Laguerta decides to throw Deb under the bus and get Manzone to back her story to the chief.

11. Most Engaging Day: After sleeping through their start time... read more

Top Moments: Conan's Killer Return, Glee's First Kiss and Instant Dancing Drama

Chris Colfer and Conan O'Brien

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13. Worst Parents:
Jen Clark isn't going to win any Parent of the Year awards, and neither is Ryan after this week's baby-drop fiasco on 90210. When Jen turns her back on baby Jack while changing him, the poor little guy rolls off the table and lands flat on his back. Jen is hysterical naturally, and while Ryan is sweet for trying to console her, we wondered: Um, did we forget that a newborn baby just fell three feet to the floor and could very well be injured?

12. Blunt Truth Award: Outgoing California Gov... read more

Top Moments: Jon Stewart's Dueling Musical Trains and Walking Dead's Zombie Pain

Walking Dead, Tina Fey

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12. Best Use of Chardonnay: To promote her new craft book on the Today show, Amy Sedaris knows just how to get Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford's attention: wine! Sedaris teaches the two hosts the importance of stretching before and after crafts. First, reach... read more

Top Moments: Ellen and Becks Play Pranks and Modern Family's Gloria Tells It Like It Isn't

Modern Family, The Ellen Show

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12. Hardest-to-Root-For Good Guy: On Boardwalk Empire, agent Van Alden's creepy crush on Margaret Schroeder takes on a quasi-religious bent this week. As the pious prohibitionist looks longingly at a file photo of Margaret, he flogs himself with a leather belt. A topography of scars on his back reveals that this isn't the first time he's had to punish himself for impure thoughts.

11. Most Recycled Storyline:  Kevin and Scotty, Brothers & Sisters' most beloved and functional couple, are dealt a... read more

Top Moments: Crazy Love on Parenthood, Mad Men and The Good Wife

Mad Men, The Good Wife

In the pursuit of TV love, our favorite characters employed some really weird tactics this week. On Boardwalk Empire, Margaret got Nucky's attention by dropping a dime on him. Crosby proposed with a plastic novelty ring while wearing a tacky jumpsuit on Parenthood. House's cranky doc even agreed to — gasp! — babysit. Don Draper's impromptu proposal on Mad Men's finale caught us off guard. But it's Kalinda and Blake's destructive flirtation on The Good Wife that perhaps most eloquently underscored that love may be a many-splendored thing, but there's nothing hotter than taking a baseball bat to your intended's automobile. Welcome to Top Moments: Love Is Strange Edition.

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Top Moments: Pairs of Aces on Amazing Race, 30 Rock and The View

Tina Fey, Bill O’Reilly

There were some interesting couples on TV this week. On The Amazing Race, Ivy League partners Connor and Jonathan failed a geography lesson. Fringe, a show already teeming with evil twins, introduced us to a doppelgänger with frightening implications. Super-cousins Clark and Kara learned to fly on Smallville. Mary-Louise Parker, ahem, paired up with the artist formerly known as Zack Morris on Weeds. Tina Fey enlisted Julia Louis-Dreyfus as an unlikely comic stand-in on 30 Rock's live episode. And The View's Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg demonstrated a sisterhood of solidarity during a prickly interview with Bill O'Reilly... by walking out. Welcome to Top Moments: Double Vision Edition.

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Top Moments: Rethinking Kanye West, the Beatles and The Event

Kanye West, Glee

Television made us rethink what we thought to be true this week. The Event told us that dead people were alive. The Good Wife reintroduced a sex scandal we long thought over. Mad Men's Joan crushed our dreams of seeing her couple up with Roger Sterling. Glee's Chris Colfer reimagined the Beatles. And an artful performance by Kanye West allowed us to reconsider Saturday Night Live as a venue for progressive musical happenings. Welcome to Top Moments: Up Is Down Edition.

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