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May 16, 2012 8:25 AM Subscribe
What are the best examples of experimental television episodes?
posted by jbickers to media & arts (90 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to compile a list of single television episodes that were experimental or unusual in some way. Some examples:
* The M*A*S*H episode about dreams
, or the one with the countdown clock in the corner
* The numerical countdown episode
of How I Met Your Mother
* The two-parter "Sylvia
" on Little House
I'm not so much looking for entire series that were/are experimental by their very nature (Twin Peaks, Community), nor "very special" episodes, but rather instances where the tone of the show dramatically changed for one episode in an interesting or unusual "event" sort of way.
(Part of the impetus for this is, I'm curious whether this is happening more or less than in the past.) Thanks!