20 Best TV Moments of 2014

From a 'Broad City' birthday to a clone dance party, these were the small-screen scenes that shocked us, shook us and cracked us up in a big way

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'Game of Thrones': The Trial of Tyrion Lannister
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3. 'Game of Thrones': The Trial of Tyrion Lannister

This was the Led Zeppelin IV of Game of Thrones seasons, and just like that album, it peaked at the end of Side One. On trial for his life, with his despised father as the judge, Tyrion finally snaps and rails against his family: "I wish I had enough poison for the whole lot of you!" Only Peter Dinklage could pull it off, frothing in a Richard III rage. Every second in this scene stings — especially the way Shae repeats the word "whore," for twice the pain. (As we find out later in the season, saying "whore" a second time is the kind of thing that can get you killed.) Like the rest of this epic Thrones season, it was a true mind-blower. And not just in that "never let a guy nicknamed 'The Mountain' get his fingers around your skull" kind of way.

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