Best band ever, briefly!: 17 musical acts beloved by TV characters for just one episode 

1. The Bangles, Gilmore Girls
When a TV character suddenly expresses extreme devotion to a singer or band he or she has never mentioned before, chances are good that abrupt fandom is rooted in a plot point or guest appearance rather than that character’s established tastes. Given the unusual closeness between them,…

Mumblecore: 20 memorably inarticulate movie performances 

1-2. Sylvester Stallone, F.I.S.T. (1978); First Blood (1982)
Sylvester Stallone is the actor’s equivalent of a verbally clumsy, incurious politician who presents himself as the salt of the earth, in contrast to those slick snake-oil salesman who prove they can’t be trusted with their ability to string three words…