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Unlike those beloved one-night stands (a pox upon thee, Sam, for killing my Casey. Jerk.), these lesser (in screen time only, of course) lights, quickies, if you will, generally have little-to-nothing to do with advancing the plot. Their raison dâ€™Ãªtre? A memorable chuckle, chuckles. There are exceptions of course, which is why this list has shifted its criterion within my brain not once, not thrice, but twice. Holy Hand Grenades of Antioch, should I be conservative (ha!) and limit it to one-scene, one-vote, thereby eliminating the man inferred surreptitiously in this articleâ€™s title, or be a flaming liberal commie pinko? In either case, this eliminates such memorable small screen glimmers as Sin Cityâ€™s Richie (fuhgeddaboutit) and Monster Movieâ€™s aptly named Ed Brewer. The night (or day, if thatâ€™s when youâ€™re reading this) is mine (and yours), so letâ€™s take a stroll down memory lane and smell the sulfur.
13. The Museum Guide, Long-Distance Call. Enthusiastically creepy much? Thanks for making learning not so fun. This is why guided tours are the pits; check out those long, forlorn faces ready to pass out or engage in a little CIA-approved assassination. (From Alice - You gotta love the "quoting fingers.")
12. The Burger Joint Kids, Hell House. Yes, yes, I know that, technically speaking, they appeared in both the teaser and the scene immediately following the title, but donâ€™t blame me for such hypocrisy, it was those damn Pentecostals.
11. Joe Whitetree, Bugs. Speaking of blame, donâ€™t lay any at the feet of Jimmy Herman for the stench of this episode, and though he had a more substantial part in the underrated Shapes from season one of The X-Files, the man got to impart a crucial piece of information while cutting Dean down a few pegs, always worth a laugh.
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