What are the top moments in TV history?
You can vote for them at the ABC site and your answers will be revealed on the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be broadcast on Sunday, September 21. There are two categories, comedy and drama (sorry fans of game shows and reality shows). No, you can't write in your own vote, you have to pick from the finalists that they've already chosen for you, so right off the bat you know there's going to be a lot of "but what about..." and "why did they include..." talk.
I will say this, the lists certainly are varied. In the Drama category we have scenes from Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, Dallas, ER, The Fugitive, The X-Files, and Miami Vice, but also TV movies such as Duel and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. In Comedy, we have nominees from shows like M*A*S*H, All in the Family, Newhart (you can guess which scene it is), The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, and South Park.
Oh wait, there is a nominee for a reality show. American Idol's first season finale is nominated in the Comedy category. I'm not sure why this is here, unless ABC really has a bizarre, snarky sense of humor. I'm sure a lot of Idol-haters will get a kick out of that.