We asked Paste’s TV writers to submit their top TV moments of 2016, compiled them into a chronological list and, thanks to contributor Whitney Brandt, GIF’d nearly all of them. The result? 46 of the most joyful, hilarious, moving, shocking, horrifying moments from a long, strange year in television, which you can now relive as often as you like. (Fair warning: With this many selections, you’re bound to come across a spoiler or two—even if you watch as much TV as we do.)
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The JAP rap battle in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
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Beyonce's Super Bowl half-time show performance of "Formation."
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Horace and Pete dance as they open the bar at the start of Horace & Pete.
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The lizard-monster turns into a man in The X-Files.
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Marcia Clark gets a humiliating new haircut in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
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The Dowager Countess gets the last line in the series finale of Downton Abbey.
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You'd think a Mentos spoof wouldn't work in 2016, but never count out Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
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Nina dies in The Americans.
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Inside Amy Schumer takes on the women's healthcare congressional committee.
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Richard Roper has an astounding display of firepower in The Night Manager.