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What are your Favorite Tear Jerking Moments on Television?


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Initial post: Jun 19, 2011 2:47:13 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
What are your Favorite Moments on Television that made you well up and start to shed tears.Either Tears of Happiness,Agony,Sadness,Grief,Achievement or any other type of Emotion?it could be a news moment,TV series moment,sporting event moment,sports entertainment moment,etc.

Posted on Jun 19, 2011 4:15:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2011 4:17:23 PM PDT
Lynda says:
I am an emotional wreck and will cry over a coffee commercial! Things that always make me cry are Hallmark movies. A lot of times, the news makes me cry. Sometimes I will cry for the achievements of others, especially Olympians, both regular and Special. I will always cry when I hear Radar announce "Colonel Henry Blake's plane was shot over the Sea of Japan. It spun out. There were no survivors." (That may not be precisely how he stated it.)

The one that really took me by surprise though, happened on a soap opera, namely General Hospital. In this particular episode, Frisco and Felicia's daughter, Maxie needed a heart transplant. She was very near death and almost all hope was lost. Just at the edge of despair, the emergency room door burst open and a masked man said they had a viable heart for Maxie. She was rushed into the operating room and the transplant was successful.
In the mean time, Maxie's young cousin, BJ was on her way to school. There was a terrible wreck involving the school bus she was riding. BJ was killed. BJ's father and stepmother, Dr. Tony and Bobby Jones were both on duty at the hospital when BJ was brought in and it was up to them to donate her heart.
They did not tell Felicia or Frisco until well after the surgery. Good grief! I'm boo-hooing right now telling about it.
Soap operas are all about the heartache and the joy. I can usually take it. If Maxie had died it wouldn't have affected nearly the way her living did.
So, how about you?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2011 6:36:13 AM PDT
Green Meanie says:
Lately I well up at some reality shows like Survivor,Amazing Race,America has got Talent,Dancing with the Stars,flashback shows on 9/11,Tianamian Square,the LA Riots.Some shows as well.the New Doctor Who,Torchwood(especially Children of Earth),The Sarah Jane Adventures, Sanctuary.Some News Stories as well.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 7:14:36 AM PDT
Ice King says:
Jurrasic Bark, an episode of Futurama where the fossil of Fry's dog is found and they attempt to revive it. Before they do Fry realizes that the dog lived for a long time after he went to the future and probably wouldn't even remember him. They then flash back to the past and it shows the dog sitting outside the pizza place where Fry worked for the rest of its life, growing older and sadder each year until he finally lays down and dies.
They later retconned this to make it so that there was a copy of Fry living with him all that time but still, it was a very sad moment initially.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 8:40:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2011 8:41:26 AM PDT
Here are two which immediately come to mind.

1) ARCHIE BUNKER'S PLACE - Edith Bunker's death in 1980 (Carroll O'Connor was brilliant and touching)

2) CHEERS - Diane Chambers' departure in 1987 (the end in which they show an older Sam and Diane dancing to "What'll I Do")

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 9:25:36 AM PDT
Ms. 90 says:
["will cry over a coffee commercial!"]

Me, too. It doesn't take much to turn on the waterworks. I've been watching a lot of Little House on the Prairie recently, so I've been pretty much crying every night. :-)

That "reality show" Undercover Boss makes me cry, too.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 12:35:25 PM PDT
lifewontwait says:
Bobby Simone's death on NYPD Blue.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 2:46:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 20, 2011 3:21:14 PM PDT
What about the death of Col. Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) on "M*A*S*H"? The cast didn't learn of Blake's death until just moments before shooting the O.R. scene in which Radar (Gary Burghoff) interrupts to make the announcement. Apparently, Burghoff took the death really hard, which was why he looked so sad and devastated in the scene. Blake's passing stunned the audience, in so far as the way Stevenson was written out of the series. If I were to see that episode again today, it would still hit me in the gut and heart.

I'd also like to add the death of Mr. Hooper (Will Lee) on "Sesame Street" in 1983. Actually, actor Will Lee passed away on December 7, 1982. The scene in which Big Bird is told of Mr. Hooper's passing is so incredibly touching and moving. His death was handled with such grace, kindness, love and maturity. It is certainly one of the most important and memorable moments in the show's 40+ year history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjFbz6vGU8

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 12:56:37 AM PDT
Laust Cawz says:
The first thing that comes to mind is

"The Twilight Zone"--

("Number 12 Looks Just Like You")--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpM8qC16tTU&feature=related

Also makes me laugh & scares the f*** out of me.

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 1:31:10 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 21, 2011 4:19:07 AM PDT
M. Whorton says:
The end of the first episode of The Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby is one of the saddest moments in TV to me. When the sad piano music playing The Lonely Man starts playing and David Banner is looking at his girlfriends grave is very sad.

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 5:23:16 AM PDT
Laust Cawz says:
He's also looking at his own grave (without a body)...
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