Bob Barker at the Showcase Showdown on “The Price is Right.”
Lucy at the chocolate factory on “I Love Lucy.”
Gilligan winning the presidency of the island as a write-in candidate.
George Costanza being turned away by the Soup Nazi on “Seinfeld.”
The N.F.L. owners; they had legally acquired the record as a bargaining chip during this year’s lockout.
The extraction of wisdom teeth
The removal of faulty breast implants
United Nations flags flew at half-mast.
A Lincoln limousine from the early nineteen-seventies transported the body, which was strapped to the roof.
Kim Jung-un, the late dictator’s son, outlined a program of rapprochement with South Korea.
A Japanese magician, Princess Tenko, was invited to the ceremony.
Mason, the collie who starred in the eleventh “Lassie” film in 2005.
Johnny Five, the robot from the 1986 movie “Short Circuit,” who was accidentally disassembled and sold for scrap metal.
ALF, the sitcom puppet and occasional talk-show host, who was lost at Miami International Airport and declared dead by his creator, Paul Fusco.
Cheetah, the chimpanzee who starred in “Tarzan” movies during the nineteen-thirties.
To exert greater influence in Iraq.
To boycott the 2012 London Olympics.
To form a Super PAC in support of Rick Perry.
To block oil shipping through the Strait of Hormuz.
Iraq War veterans
Twenty million euros
Three billion euros
Nearly one trillion euros
Nearly nine billion euros
A. T. & T.
U.S. State Department
It stops people from using credit cards.
It forces people to save money.
It raises profits for retailers.
It increases temptation to spend money.