TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2011, Vol. 4: Items 70-61

The first 30 items our Top 100 Everything of 2011 list? They were okay. But compared to THESE ones, we almost feel sorry for them. We can't even imagine any items being better than these. Though, well, tomorrow's batch is a little better, now that we think about it. And Monday's? They're slightly better than tomorrow's. And the ones after that? Forget it! The best! Actually... even the ones after tha--

We'll be posting 10 items each weekday through December 30, so check back often to see what made the cut!



70. Psych's "Last Night Gus"


One of the best episodes of the year, "Last Night Gus" started off with Shawn, Gus, Woody, and Lassiter waking up in the office with no memory of what happened the night before. Upon being accused of taking part in a murder, they set out to make sense of Shawn's blurry flashbacks and discover what really happened. It was like The Hangover, but better.



69. Grimm's Eddie Monroe


One of the best new characters on TV this fall, Eddie the Blutbad (also known as a "Big Bad Wolf") reluctantly became Nick's fairytale consultant after Nick wrongly accused him of kidnapping a little girl in the series pilot. The reformed bad guy's routine non-enthusiasm for helping Nick restore balance between myths and mankind is one of the best parts of the show.



68. The Secret Circle's bad-boy upgrade


As The Vampire Diaries' don't-call-it-a-spin-off little sister show, The Secret Circle has faced the daunting task of both setting itself apart from TVD while also adhering pretty closely to the tone and quality that's made its lead-in The CW's #1 show. So when Nick, a seemingly essential main character, was suddenly killed off and replaced with his much-better-in-every-sense brother Jake (Chris Zylka), it sent a strong signal that The Secret Circle isn't afraid to evolve right before our eyes, even if it means shaking up the show's core premise. It also marked the first time in history anybody has ever looked good in a deep-V.



67. That night of baseball


Major League Baseball's regular season lasts 162 games. But you only needed to see one to take in a season's worth of entertainment. Spectacular, nearly simultaneous collapses by the Boston Red Sox (ha ha!) and the Atlanta Braves opened the doors for amazing triumphs by the Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals, resulting in underdogs pushing their way into the playoffs thanks to blown saves, two-out ninth-inning home runs, and extra-inning fireworks. And it all happened within minutes. Best night of baseball ever.



66. Michael Bolton the cinephile


The Lonely Island returned to SNL this past spring with a special guest, one with a very special affinity for a very special pirate. Also, how much makeup does Michael Bolton wear on a daily basis, do you think?



65. The Life and Times of Tim throws pee


The animated HBO series returned just in time to make this list, and it came back in a big way. The Season 3 premiere saw Tim seeking clean urine for the professional women's basketball player with a coke habit he was working for, and ended with a vial of 'roided pee in Amy's face. We laughed, and laughed hard.



64. An unexpected bang on The Big Bang Theory


This was the hookup that we didn't see coming. Partly because Raj can't talk to a woman, let alone stick anything inside one. Partly because Raj and Penny's ex, Leonard, are good friends. But mostly because Penny is WAY too hot for anyone on this show, yet the writers manage to pull off near-convincing ways to give her geek love.



63. Watson 5K00L2 humans on Jeopardy!


He's a cold-hearted machine with no regard for human life and a processor that can retrieve mundane trivia factoids at blazing speeds. But Ken Jennings still lost when he went up against America's lovable robot Watson, who dusted a few so-called brainiacs in one of the coolest experiments in artificial intelligence ever. Yes, Watson still has some work to do, as seen in this clip. But he'd still probably win the Republican nomination. Is it too late to start a campaign?



62. Workaholics tries sobriety


This lewd and rude show about dudes with 'tudes has always been in a crude mood, but dude! The Comedy Central series really improved in Season 2, and the best ep so far saw the trio of pot-smoking beer-pongers try to go dry. Our favorite moment featured a drop-by by Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development, as an HR guy who would fit in perfectly with the Bluths.



61. Someone finally gives it to Josh on Terra Nova:


In the season finale, Lucas Taylor briefly became the world's favorite television character when he punched Josh Shannon, the world's least favorite television character, in the face. It capped an infamous season for the year's most disappointing show. Runner-up moment: Jim outrunning a dinosaur AND an explosion!


The Archive:

12/19/2011: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2011, Vol. 1 (100-91)

12/20/2011: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2011, Vol. 2 (90-81)

12/21/2011: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2011, Vol. 3 (80-71)

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my classmate's step-aunt makes $70 every hour on the laptop. She has been fired from work for 7 months but last month her pay was $7240 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more... Nuttyrich.com
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Go glad "Last Night Gus" and "Adventure Time With Fiona and Cake" got some love.
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only reason i even watch grimm is for monroe. the fiona and cake ep of adventure time deserved to be further on this list and so did the psych hangover ep.
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you misspelled "penny gained weight"
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The Psych episode was awesome, but it wasn't better than The Hangover.
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psych only 70. Under rated.
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psych: oustanding! episode.
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Agreed! (on pretty much everything!)
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Loving The Secret Circle. Totally agree that Jake is the "much-better-in-every-sense" brother! :)
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no. 70 was awsome

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Ditto. Monroe is the sole reason I'm still watching Grimm, as opposed to Nick Burkhardt who's a walking icicle (completely transparent and barely noticeable).
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Eddie from Grimm is the only reason I still watch that show, he's the best. And the Secret Circle is actually getting really good, what with the new dark powers and all that... Anything Lonely Island is super hilarious and both of those Terra Nova finale moments made me actually rethink my opinion of the show.
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LOVE Monroe from Grimm....so very excited he made the list:)
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Sorry, that should read

Lucas got his comeuppance from his Father (who was then suckered in by Lucas :( )

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It was brutal to watch the scenes where Lucas was beating someone or someone was beating him.



You get my drift!
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Absolutely loving Grimm's Eddie Monroe. I look forward to seeing him every show now. The CGI is great in this show and not over used.



The Big Bang Theory has me lol-ing every episode. Penny and Sheldon have the best lines!



Terra Nova.... I have to watch it, especially since I get to see Dinosaurs which have always fascinated me. Have never missed an episode. The Finale was fantastic in the way that.... Josh got his comeuppance from his Father (who was then suckered in by Josh :( )

It was brutal to watch the scenes where Josh was beating someone or someone was beating him. The 'bad' men in the Plaza in the future all got their just desserts meted out by a fabulous predatory carnivore Dinosaur. I was pretty ticked when the greedy baddie from the future killed the Diplodocus without blinking an eye. I am so happy this show is making a point of how unscrupulous, greedy, megalomaniacs are out to get rich at the expense of the Earth. Which is what has happened all throughout mankind.Should be interesting to see the decent occupants of Terra Nova start from scratch.

By the way... how the hell did an ancient prow of a ship get to Terra Nova... the plot thickens.

Just to add, how does little Zoe 'know' things? Like the meteor shower was definitely going to happen???
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Big Bang Theory fan here, but hated the hook up between Raj and Penny. I hate how the writers always make Penny look like a heavy drinker and a whore, nowadays, too. :(
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Psych's entire season was pretty great but for the mere fact that Kurt Fuller's "Woody" the greatest television coroner currently working - was a major part of this one definitely makes this episode the best. The too long wait for this season was worth it and it still made good numbers despite USA's stupid move changing its premiere.
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Yeah, this episode was a major highlight for Woody the coroner, whom viewers only get to see in the lab. If Psych can figure out one ore two more contrived ways to put him in the action more often this season, I'd be totally thrilled!



Plus, his "hook-up" with Carlton and sharing it with the gay bartenders was priceless.
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yay Psych!!
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The Psych hangover episode was pretty good.



Eddie Monroe's a pretty cool character, but I don't know if I only feel that way because I naturally just compare him to the rest of the characters on Grimm, all of whom are pretty bland.
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so agreed with numbers 69, 66 and 64:) and the deep V of The Secret Circle:) Price, oh Price, here you go again:) yet numbers 65 and 62 definitely dont belong to this list, to any top 100 list..
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TIM IS BACK!!?!? Yesss, I knew it was coming, but not so soon!
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Numbers #68,#66 and #64 agreed :D
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Props for #61. And the Michael Bolton clip was hilarious!!!
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PSYCH! Love this episode so much!
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Michael Bolton on SNL is funny
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I love Psych, just have unfortunately been unable to keep up this season. But that Big Bang moment was totally unexpected. This is the best sitcom out there. For those who refuse to watch the show because it has a laugh track, you are really missing out on something brilliant.
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I'll never get tired of seeing Josh get pummeled. With this beautiful beating, Lucas "I HATE my father because he gave me a funny look once" Taylor, instantly vaulted to the top 10 of my "Crazily insecure TV villains" list. This gif is almost as satisfying as yesterdays Bieber tribute. Almost.



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I love the look on Lucas' face too. Too funny! When I watch it over and over again like that, I start thinking, "ok, I'm done" and then I see it one more time and I start cracking up again.
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jeez youve got some pathetic obsession with hating on bieber! how cool you must be......
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It's not an obsession when he's a terrible actor and a terrible singer and you can't escape him because he's EVERYWHERE. You think you're safe on your crime show and then BAM there's Bieber on your CSI. You have no choice but to make fun of him. It's that or be brainwashed into thinking he's good, at which point you'll need some ECT.
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Aww! Someone's a Beeb-dweeb!
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I wish there was a thumbs down option. I guess I'll just have to settle with flagging.
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XD cool you have fun "flagging" other peoples comments for not agreeing with your useless, nerd troll opinion.



life's going great for you all round I'm sure ; )

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cooler than you...
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HAHA yeah keep telling urself that nerd ; )
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Eddie Monroe from Grimm is a great character, love the show!

Jake from The Secret Circle was a great bad boy addition, though he may just be painted that way from a troubled past. It was great to watch this Terra Nova episode as Josh went after Lucas, though Lucas fought back like a coward, it was still great entertainment!
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64 was brilliant. I love The Big Bang Theory.
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I was glad how the whole Penny-Raj sleeping together was worked out in the season five premiere!
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Haha! Nr.61 is definitly the best moment yet, Terra Nova was the most anticipated show of fall and some teenager ruins it.. Besides he looks like Justin Bieber.
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"Besides he looks like Justin Bieber"



In what alternative universe?
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I don't think it would be possible to look any LESS like justin B.
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I love Eddie from Grimm. He is one of the best, if not the best, things on the show.
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So many better episodes of Psych this season than their poor hangover rip-off, the only show to do a successful hangover parody was Smallville.



And yeah Psych's midseason finale and the mental home episodes were much better.
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Keep your panties on they only gave it number 70, and they didn't say it was the best episode of the season.

It was well down hangover-esque episode so get over it and most will probably call it one of the best of the season so far
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Errrrm another psych moment wont appear on the list dumb@ss so clearly they DO think it was the best episode of the season, the best psych episode and moment of the year was gus finding shawns wedding ring for juliet.



get a clue ; )
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I loved that episode of Psych. Probably the best this season.
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