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The 2003-2004 Tubey Awards, Part Four

Miss Match
Asked to pick the series' most memorable moment, one is tempted to respond with, "That one time that the show was actually on." But that's not why they pay us the medium bucks, is it? Months after the show's last episode aired, one of the moments that sticks out most is, unfortunately, probably Kate's bartender friend getting it on with Santa, played by that guy who played the gay guy on Dawson's Creek, in one of those always classy "I know I played a gay character, but watch how totally hot I am for boobies, just so I'm not misunderstood" acting choices. But tops was whenever Charisma Carpenter showed up to steal an episode. She drew a lot more viewers to the show, even if she wasn't fighting ghosts or whatever (note to self: research Angel to make more accurate), and by "a lot more" I mean "some." So if you liked Carpenter and want to see more of her, check out Angel, which I'm pretty sure is still on. -- Daniel

The Mole: Celebrity Edition
Inexplicably, Dennis Rodman was the highlight, as he rehabbed his image to viewers (or at least the dozen or so who were actually watching this season). After having spent so much time and energy positioning himself as a bad boy, Rodman was the only one who seemed to actually enjoy the game, and he went on to win the whole thing. Although part of his appeal may have been the fact that Mark Cooper was trying waaaaaay too hard. -- Kim

My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé
In perhaps its finest executive decision in its five brilliant years, TWoP's decision to cancel this show rings out as a clarion call of what it means to be a memorable moment. -- Djb

Newlyweds
(With sincere apologies to Deborah…) In a nearly note-perfect episode stuffed with memorable moments ("Season 2, Episode 6"), it's tempting to list at least a dozen, but it can be narrowed down to two. First: Jessica and Nick come home drunk and singing. But then when Nick, getting emboldened and in the spirit of the holidays, plays Jessica a rough cut of a Christmas song he recently recorded. Jessica makes a fart face and then laughs at the song. Nick -- more truly hurt and crushed, the full force of the yawning gap between Jessica and Nick's solo careers widening irreparably before his eyes -- says, in a tone upset beyond anything Jessica might have feared, "When have you ever been scared of hurting my feelings?" Later that same Christmas break, Jessica and Nick visit Nick's Grandma's house in Cincinnati, sitting far apart and feeling more disconnected than ever. When Grandma talks about her pug dog's "anal glands" and then says that they "seep out black tar," Jessica gives Nick a look, and it's as sour and disgusted and regretful as he might have feared. It's the perfect culmination of every single thing that's occurred to Nick and Jessica's disintegrating marriage since the season started. Unchallenged. -- Stee

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The 2003-2004 Tubey Awards, Part Four

Miss Match
Asked to pick the series' most memorable moment, one is tempted to respond with, "That one time that the show was actually on." But that's not why they pay us the medium bucks, is it? Months after the show's last episode aired, one of the moments that sticks out most is, unfortunately, probably Kate's bartender friend getting it on with Santa, played by that guy who played the gay guy on Dawson's Creek, in one of those always classy "I know I played a gay character, but watch how totally hot I am for boobies, just so I'm not misunderstood" acting choices. But tops was whenever Charisma Carpenter showed up to steal an episode. She drew a lot more viewers to the show, even if she wasn't fighting ghosts or whatever (note to self: research Angel to make more accurate), and by "a lot more" I mean "some." So if you liked Carpenter and want to see more of her, check out Angel, which I'm pretty sure is still on. -- Daniel

The Mole: Celebrity Edition
Inexplicably, Dennis Rodman was the highlight, as he rehabbed his image to viewers (or at least the dozen or so who were actually watching this season). After having spent so much time and energy positioning himself as a bad boy, Rodman was the only one who seemed to actually enjoy the game, and he went on to win the whole thing. Although part of his appeal may have been the fact that Mark Cooper was trying waaaaaay too hard. -- Kim

My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé
In perhaps its finest executive decision in its five brilliant years, TWoP's decision to cancel this show rings out as a clarion call of what it means to be a memorable moment. -- Djb

Newlyweds
(With sincere apologies to Deborah…) In a nearly note-perfect episode stuffed with memorable moments ("Season 2, Episode 6"), it's tempting to list at least a dozen, but it can be narrowed down to two. First: Jessica and Nick come home drunk and singing. But then when Nick, getting emboldened and in the spirit of the holidays, plays Jessica a rough cut of a Christmas song he recently recorded. Jessica makes a fart face and then laughs at the song. Nick -- more truly hurt and crushed, the full force of the yawning gap between Jessica and Nick's solo careers widening irreparably before his eyes -- says, in a tone upset beyond anything Jessica might have feared, "When have you ever been scared of hurting my feelings?" Later that same Christmas break, Jessica and Nick visit Nick's Grandma's house in Cincinnati, sitting far apart and feeling more disconnected than ever. When Grandma talks about her pug dog's "anal glands" and then says that they "seep out black tar," Jessica gives Nick a look, and it's as sour and disgusted and regretful as he might have feared. It's the perfect culmination of every single thing that's occurred to Nick and Jessica's disintegrating marriage since the season started. Unchallenged. -- Stee

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