TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009: 90-81

Here at TV.com, we take our year-end list-making very seriously. So as another year comes to a close, we present to you our second annual TV.com Top 100, the massive 10-part list of the year's most awesome TV happenings. As always, there were huge, mind-blowing events and tiny, heart-wrenching moments. Phenomenal send-offs and welcome hellos. Incredibly well-written plots and some really great, totally-not-annoying characters. After 365 days of watching TV, here's what we loved the most.

We're posting 10 items each weekday through January 1, so check back often to see what made the cut!

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90. The New Adventures of Old Christine's grade-A guest stars

Including Eric McCormack, Dave Foley, and Molly Shannon.

89. Everything Brian Van Holt says on Cougar Town

Van Holt's character, Bobby Cobb, is a most hilarious "duuuude." We especially love that acronyms like GAC (guilty as charged) are built into his vocabulary.

88. Cats 101 on Animal Planet

Seeing felines on the tube during primetime satisfies our inner crazy cat lady.

87. Jon Hamm on 30 Rock

Watching Liz Lemon date the approachable yet devastatingly handsome Drew Baird (Mad Men's Jon Hamm, minus the slicked-back hair and the uber stoicism) was a vicarious thrill.

86. How I Met Your Mother's "Hell No" Harmony

In "The Playbook," the gang improvised a little barbershop quartet.


85. Brick whispering to himself on The Middle

Reminds us of Austin Powers, in a good way.

84. South Park's “Butters’ Bottom Bitch” episode

South Park is still hilarious and brilliant when it wants to be.

83. Ron Swanson's mustache on Parks and Recreation

It's real, and it's spectacular. (But seriously, even without the sweet 'stache, Swanson is all-around awesome.)

82. Gibbs's terrorist-killing
snipe in the Season 7 premiere
of NCIS

Two words: Bad. Ass.

81.Damages casts two of our favorite actors from The Wire

The Wire actors Clarke Peters (Detective Lester Freeman) and John Doman (Commissioner William Rawls) shared the screen again, this time as partners Dave Pell and Walter Kendrick on FX's outstanding Damages. When's Omar comin'?


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


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Gibbs...Abso- freaking -lutely! Bad Ass!
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Hamm is NOT a comedian! He sucked in 30 Rock... as he did presenting the Emmy with Tina Fey last year. He did look good though and well... that's all he had to do really so he didn't spoil it too much but in that first episode, where he had stuff to do... man... it was cringeworthy!
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#85! The Middle is hilarious! I love Brick!
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Gibbs = Bad Ass, big time; should have rated higher!
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Oh yeah, I loved Jon Hamm on "30 Rock".
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Excellent shot by Gibbs (#82); but it sshould have been higher.
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Dogs 101 pwns Cats 101
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Nice list "NEXT: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2009, Vol. 3 (80-71)" this link isn't workin!!!!!
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NCIS should be higher, but thanks for putting them on this time! =D
We will have some more of it on a higher place? *-* Please?
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My bumper sticker "Cat, The Other White Meat" Cats are just reincarnated serial killers. I rehab baby squirrels that have been injured and release them and cats do not have to be hungry to kill, they do it for fun....like humans.
I have to agree that NCIS was an excellent ep and should have been higher.
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These ones made the Top 100? I at least would've flipped 91-100 and 81-90.
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I also think that the NCIS one should be higher.
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yeah the ncis boom headshot should of been higher.
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Pretty much everything about the NCIS season opener was awesome. Tony on truth serum rocked, especially his description of Gibbs as a "functional mute".
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Gibbs' bad ass should have been higher. But I reckon a Tony & Ziva will makje it higher. :P
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Not as high as I had hoped but, the season premiere with one shot was primo!!! Should have been number one but, let's see if they put the reunion of Gibbs father at Christmas time up there. I have watched it on my DVR so many times my husband is threatening to divorce me......bring it on PLEASE.
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I agree with agforrester, that gibbs sniper shot was cooler than chuck norris on ice skates
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So glad that you included The New Adventures of Old Christine - they have been getting some great guests lately, on top of their already stellar cast!
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Another set of shows I've never watched including South Park ,as I have never gone past the first 5 minutes or so of an episode.
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Gibb's shot should be #1
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Brian Van Holt....wtf seriously....do you even think cougar town is a TV show...
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Yeah for Gibbs for making the list, though I think he and his bandesses should be higher on the list ;)
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Please only include shows that most of us watch. NOBODY watches 30rock!!
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I agree with a few of these. Most of them I have never watched.
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The Playbook was AWESOME! And Gibbs is always Bad Ass.
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Awww, so far on the list I have no idea what they're talking about and I thought I was a total TV-show loser! :S Looking forward to the rest of the list and perhaps recognizing something! :D
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I totally agree with Brick being awesome! Some of the funniest moments on the show are when he whispers to himself.
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Have to agree. Really random.
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Very random
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another not so good list, only three moments that truly deserve to be there.
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another not so good list, only three moments that truly deserve to be there.
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completely agree with you there!
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The one-shot Gibbs moment was fantastic. I would have put it way higher. Like, #2. I just can't figure out how he got to the hallway so quickly. Well, he's Gibbs, after all.
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