Best TV Moments of 2012

From acid-loving ad men to out-of-control spooks and the triumphant return of Bubba, the greatest couch-surfing moments of 2012.

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Letterman and Fallon During Sandy

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The show must go on, so even as the hurricane ravaged New York, these late-night hosts did their regular routine without a studio audience. David Letterman proved why he's a boss, playing to 500 empty seats. Jimmy Fallon got heckled by his only audience member, a wacko in a Mets hat. It was astounding, make-it-up-as-you-go TV. And it demonstrated perfectly what TV can do that the Internet and other media can't do at all.

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