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In the ever-increasing list of iconic television portrayals that were not rewarded with an Emmy, Hugh Laurie’s performance as Dr. Gregory House may be on the top of my list. Laurie’s performance is incredible when taken on its own, but those familiar with his work in things like Jeeves and Wooster, Stuart Little, 101 Dalmatians and a wide array of British television shows will appreciate just how much of a departure David Shore’s show was from his usual high-pitched, bumbling characters.

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“Marge Be Not Proud” is widely considered by fans to be the last (and in some cases, only) classic Christmas episode from the show’s run. “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” will be always held up as a standard bearer, but its roughness has just as many detractors; “Miracle on Evergreen Terrace” and “Grift of the Magi” were signs of bad things to come.

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The stories you have heard about the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. This made-for-TV movie has built its own legend over time, mostly because it was shown once and was deemed so bad it was buried and largely destroyed. The only prints now seem to have been recorded by early home VHS recorders and later digitized and uploaded for anyone to find, much to George Lucas’ chagrin I’m sure.

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Trying to describe the insanity of Rick and Morty is nearly an impossible task. Created by Justin Roiland alongside Dan Harmon during his year in the wilderness that was season 4 of Community, imagine if Doc Brown was a drunk intergalactic war criminal who only has the tiniest flicker of a conscience, Marty was his awkward teenage grandson who constantly gets dragged into dangerous missions across the cosmos and multiple dimensions alongside his older sister and constantly fighting parents.

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