Top-quality garage doors are useful for more than protecting automobiles and homes from thieves. Because the garage is one of the most unique spaces in a house, they’ve also provided a setting for some of the most memorable scenes in the history of television. Here are a few contemporary favorites.
Breaking Bad (“Blood Money,” 2013)
Walter White may have been a morally ambiguous character, but he was certainly full of clever, threatening one-liners. “I am the one who knocks,” “Say my name,” and of course, “Tread lightly.” The latter of which is his advice for Hank Schrader, his DA agent brother-in-law, after he uncovers the truth about Walter’s drug-dealing ways. After Walter confronts Hank in his garage, Hank confesses that he no longer has any idea who his former friend really is. Ever the ominous antihero, White muses, “If you don’t know who I am…then…Maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.”
Seinfeld (“The Parking Garage,” 1991)
Although there aren’t any automatic garage doors directly involved, “The Parking Garage” episode from this comedy series is nonetheless a certifiable fan favorite. Written by legendary funnyman Larry David, there’s something to be said for the brilliance of a 25-minute episode that revolves completely around four characters failing to remember where they parked their car after a trip to the mall. Spoiler alert: Because the gang can’t find their parking spot in time, Elaine’s new goldfish suffocates in its plastic bag, George misses his dinner date with his parents, and Jerry gets in trouble for relieving himself in public. It would all be tragic, if it wasn’t so hysterical.
The Simpsons (Every Episode)
Is there a more universally-recognizable TV intro than the opening segment from the Simpsons? Unlikely. While there have been a handful of iterations of the unmistakable introduction over the years, Homer Simpson narrowly avoids being run over by the family car, after he enters the garage door, in every version. Duh!
Lost (“There’s No Place Like Home, Part 1” 2008)
Most of the time, receiving a newly-restored classic Camaro for a surprise birthday present would make anyone happy as can be. Unfortunately for Hugo “Hurley” Reyes, the spruced up car his formerly-estranged father gives him brings nothing but terror. Throughout the enigmatic saga of Lost, Hurley is haunted by the cursed set of numbers he once used to win the lottery. Upon seeing the same set of digits – 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 – inexplicably on his new car’s odometer, Hurley has a full-blown anxiety attack and runs from the garage.
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