TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009: 10-1

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Ladies and gentlemen, the final ten...

10. Christopher Walken reads Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" on BBC1's Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

It's difficult to measure Christopher Walken's immense contribution to society. Everything he touches turns to gold.

9. John Lithgow on Dexter

Lithgow's performance as the Trinity Killer gave the show its creepiest murderer yet.

8. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's "Kitten Mittens"

Please say this doesn't count as animal torture.

7. Abed as Batman on Community

Abed is an awesome character as it is, but his Batman act was truly great.

6. Mad Men's costumes and props

Betty's Rome outfit and hairdo were spot on. And her fainting couch wasn't just a set piece—it was an important symbol of her eventual mental and physical liberation from Don.

5. Supernatural's fake "Changing Channels" opening credits

Town to town, two-lane roads, the family biz, two hunting bros, living the lie, just to get by! As long as we're movin' forward, there's nothing we can't do... (Click the photo to see the video.)

4. Daniel Frickin' Faraday

Lost's skinny physicist was the hero of Season 5.

3. Jane Lynch on Glee

Her delivery of hilariously offensive one-liners is what gives the show its bite.

2. David Letterman's on-air confession

Audience members didn't know how to react when they realized Letterman
wasn't kidding. The whole thing was totally bizarre... and gripping.

1. The Modern Family pilot

We thought the network sitcom was dead. We were so, so wrong. More than just half an hour of laughs, Modern Family proved that a family-oriented sitcom can be daring, intelligent, and heart-warming at the same time.



What was YOUR favorite thing about TV in 2009?


The Archive

12/21/2009: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 1 (100-91)

12/22/2009: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 2 (90-81)

12/23/2009: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 3 (80-71)

12/24/2009: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 4 (70-61)

12/25/2009: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 5 (60-51)

12/28/2009: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 6 (50-41)

12/29/2009: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 7 (40-31)

12/30/2009: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 8 (30-21)

12/31/2009: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 9 (20-11)