The PopWatch Confessional (Vol. 2)

Ritter_lYou are guilty but shame-free people, PopWatchers, and we love you for it. After the success of our first PopWatch Confessional — where you shared the sins you’ve committed in the name of entertainment— we’d like to see your softer side. Tell us, which TV moments have made you cry?

As always, I’m happy to start the healing: I still tear up anytime I speak of the following moment from the sixth season of Three’s Company. (You read that right. Three’s Company.) Janet quits her job at the flower shop because her male dance instructor makes her believe she has real talent. Jack (John Ritter, pictured), believes the mentor just wants to get in Janet’s tights. After the instructor proves Jack right, Janet is left alone in the dance studio. Jack enters. She tells him not to say "I told you so." He says, he wasn’t going to — he was just going to ask her to dance.

Okay, I just got chills typing that.

Your turn.

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  • brandonk

    I tear up at every Olympic opening ceremony. I’m not sure why it makes me so emotional, except that it’s nice to see so many different people from different countries coming together for a (mostly) pure and peaceful purpose.

  • Craig

    Season 2 finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer when Buffy had to kill the newly reensouled Angel to save the world and then she tearfully left town on a bus with Sarah McLachlan playing in the background. Sniff. Tear.

  • Heather

    I wouldn’t have remembered it except for the example given, but the episode of John Ritter’s last show where they dealt with his death. Their emotions were real, which in turn made me cry. It was real, heartfelt, and an honest tribute to a nice guy.

  • Khurston

    Radar says goodbye on M*A*S*H. Last episode didn’t come anywhere near close to making me as sad as this one did.

  • Robert

    The fifth season finale of Buffy when she killed herself to save the world. Even now, when I hear the music that was playing during then, I get a bit misty and have to try to hide my head so that nobody notices.

  • Michelle

    Oh my god! I haven’t thought of that Three’s Company episode for years, but I grew up watching it and even as a little 8 year old that scene got to me in the re-runs every time and now as an adult I can appreciate it even more so. Thank you for remembering that.

  • NineDaves

    no matter what season it is, no matter how much i don’t like the people, i always cry when i watch the episode of survivor when they get to see their families. i’m ridiculous!

  • Melanie

    On Growing Pains when Boner left for the military.

  • Nick

    Honestly…..what Buffy episode WASNT heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, and a tear jerker…. “Becoming Part 2″ and “The Gift” are pure examples. What about “Into the Woods”? “Lover’s Walk”? OH! Angel – Season 1 i think it was… “I Will Remember You” when Angel sets time back so that him and buffy ARENT together. Wow. KILLED me inside. (I like buffy and angel a little…)
    anyways….thank you SO MUCH for mentioning Three’s Company!!! I’m only 22, but own all 8 Seasons on DVD. LOVE this show and it doesn’t get enough credit!

  • Zach

    Jimmy Smits’ death on NYPD Blue

  • nathan

    I cried like a baby every fall for about 5 years when I found out that Murphy Brown hadn’t been cancelled yet.

  • McGee

    The episode of Boy Meets World where Shawn and Jack’s dad dies. I mean, yeah, death is sad, but I didn’t cry that much when, say, Mrs. Landingham died on West Wing, and that’s a show I actually followed.

  • Michelle

    Any child of the 70s remembers good ol’ Mr. Hooper on Sesame Street. The episode where his death was explained to Big Bird (and us kids) still makes me cry. It’s posted somewhere on YouTube, if you’ve got a box of Kleenex handy.

  • Carole

    Designing Women when Charleene has the baby and the old woman dies at the same time. When Bill’s plane flys off at the end when they tell him he has a baby I am crying like a baby. I’m crying as I write this.

  • Matthew

    Fresh Prince:
    When Will confessed to having the pills in his locker that Carlton took which resulted in Carlton having to go to the hospital.

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