This morning on the radio the DJs were talking about USA Today’s Top 25 List. I did not know what they were talking about so I got online and checked it out for myself. Here’s what I found out…
The Nation's Newspaper turns 25 on Sept. 15, 2007. To help celebrate, we'll revisit those years with 25 lists over the next 25 weeks.
It’s actually pretty cool. They are making list of Top 25s for a variety of topics. One of my favorites is Top 25 Meltdowns. Wouldn’t you love to be on that list?
This week they are covering Top 25 Music Moments. I looked over the list and decided that didn’t interest me as much as one a few weeks ago- Top 25 TV Moments. Hello! I’m all over TV moments. Here’s their list:
1. 9/11 Coverage
2. Fox Network is born (1986)
3. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
4. The Sopranos (1999)
5. NYPD Blue (1993)
6. The OJ Trail
7. The Simpsons (1989)
8. The Cosby Show (1984)
9. The Real World (1992)
10. Johnny Carson’s last show (1992)
11. Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction (2004)
12. Dan Rather steps down (2005)
13. thirtysomething (1987)
14. Dawson’s Creek (1998)
15. American Idol (2002)
16. Seinfeld (1990)
17. Ellen comes out (1997)
18. The Apple commercial (1984)
19. Dan Quayle and Murphy Brown (1992)
20. The Jenny Jones Show murder (1995)
21. The Civil War (1990)
22. Jon Stewart on The Daily Show (1998)
23. Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings (1991)
24. Lonesome Dove/War & Remembrance (1989)
25. The M*A*S*H finale (1983)
This list turned out to be more of Top 25 Shows, mixed in with some moments; but go with what they gave us.
Some things I would change on their list….
-Johnny Carson’s last show should have been before Real World. I know Real World started this Reality TV trend that we now call prime TV; but it’s Johnny Carson. Show the man some respect and put him before whinny 20 something year olds.
-The Sopranos? The show started in 99’ and ended this year. It did end this year, right? I’m not buying it as #4 quality. How was it a moment?
-Seinfeld. Number 16! Have they watched Seinfeld? It was a show about nothing and we watched it for ten years. It should be in top 10. Seinfeld is a classic. Do they not realize they added words to our normal conversation?
Some things I would add…
-Friends. If Dawson’s Creek made the list you better add Friends. How could they not add Friends? They must have been in a cave when every female was wearing the “Rachel hairdo”?
-How about the Challenger Disaster? It happened in 1986, I was in kindergarten. I remember watching it in the school library.
-Columbine School shooting?
You know, I’m seeing they missed a lot of moments. I’m going to compile my own list. I’ll have it up in the next days. Stay tuned.