Your favorite classic TV moments found online

Jan. 10, 1994: I’m sitting in my college dorm room watching Murphy Brown when former FYI correspondent Peter Hunt (Scott Bakula) climbs onto Murphy’s desk chair — with Candice Bergen — and kisses her. The earth moved.

Occasionally, over the last 14 years, I’ve thought about that episode (season 6’s "The Thrill of the Hunt") and wondered if I’d ever be lucky enough to see it again. Yesterday, I found it on YouTube. (Watch the kiss below.) For a moment, life was good.

Which classic TV moments have you searched for — and found — online? They don’t all have to be romance related…but after the jump, you can watch David (Bruce Willis) and Maddie (Cybill Shepherd) get it on for the first time on Moonlighting. And Casey (Peter Krause) finally lay one on Dana (Felicity Huffman) on Sports Night.

Links are appreciated.

David and Maddie

Casey and Dana

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  • cap

    My all-time favorite is the first Ross & Rachel kiss from Friends.
    The one that never happened was Ned & Stacey finally getting together! But that show was cancelled *sob* before it happened.

  • Smiller

    I love the final scene from Boy Meets World. I was obsessed back in the day. I love when Mr. Feeny finally tells the kids his loves them. I was pumped when I found that.
    I also looked up the moment when David and Donna on 90210 finally realized they needed to get married after 10 years on the show. Love the last few episodes of 90210.

  • Kathleen

    Back before it was available on DVD I found Lara Means’s 10 minute apocalyptic freak out on youtube. Gah, I remember seeing that for the first time on TV . . . chaos theory and the entirity of Patti Smith’s “Horses.” I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven. You can watch it here:

  • Anonymous

    Natalie Merchant and Michael Stipe performing together at a 1993 inaugural celebration. I was obsessed with finding a dress like hers for homecoming.

  • DK

    The Dana-Casey moment on Sports Night is the one I would have said!!

  • Martha

    Love the Casey/Dana smooch on “Sports Night” – so full of chemistry, so freakin’ neurotic. A recent discovery of mine is when Jaye and Eric finally connect on “Wonderfalls.” The seconds afterward are similarly priceless. (The good stuff starts around 5:19 of this video.)

  • Annette

    The scene from Roseanne where they smoke pot in the bathroom and Jackie is in the tub kills me EVERY TIME. It’s on youtube and when I’m having a bad day I watch it. That and the scene where Jackie has to tell their great aunt that their father died. Classic.

  • kartemy

    Tim Conway tells the story about the siamese twin elephants in a Mama’s family skit on Carol Burnett and friends. The funniest thing on tv, ever.

  • Hayley

    Jordan Catalano holding Angela Chase’s hand at the end of the boiler room episode of My So-Called Life. I kinda listen to “Late at Night” by Buffalo Tom constantly when I need a pick me up.

  • David D

    Anyone into classic television has to know about “Classic Television Showbiz” at There I found the complete and uncut “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” with the full version of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude.” It never was part of the episodes they used to rerun on E! and it’s not even run in its entirety on “The Beatles Anthology.” Today they’ve got clips from the CBS coverage of the 1980 election, and there’s new stuff every day.

  • Kathgal

    Well, I looked up the Sesame Street episode when they told Big Bird that Mr. Hooper had died. It was so freaking sad,I remembered it from when I was a kid. Watching it was even sadder as an adult, all the people on the show were showing real emotions as it really happened.

  • BJohnson

    You nailed mine with David & Maddie FINALLY getting it on. Man Bruce Willis was hot then, is hot now. My oh my!

  • Anonymous

    Kathleen and Annette:
    Rock on. You’s good people.

  • Mel

    David and Maddie is still one of the greatest scenes ever. Watching it as a sophomore in high school, I thought it was the hottest thing I’d ever seen, and it’s still pretty scorching. I’d second Annette’s comments about those 2 Roseanne scenes. To this day, I quote both of those endlessly — whether it’s the “Am I shrinking?” line or “Dad’s DEAD!” I’d also add when Josh and Donna finally kissed on The West Wing. I can remember just screaming with joy and surprise when it happened.

  • Kalman

    Alright. A couple that might not be as iconic as Maddie and David, but two moments from shows that I watched casually at best yet stuck with me for years. For sheer hilarity: Niles setting Frasier’s apartment on fire in preparation for a big date. All in, Keatonesque physical comdedy by Hyde Pierce, not to mention Eddie the dog! Speaking of dogs; for emotional resonance: Fry, deciding not to bring his long past pet back to life upon realizing it had lived a lifetime after he was frozen, in Futurama. The ending reveals that the poor pooch Seymour had devoted the rest of his life outside Fry’s pizza joint, waiting for his beloved owner to return only to die missing Fry in his last breath. Heavy stuff for a cartoon. Not crying.

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