17 The Best Beautiful Cold Open Episodes On TV

Leslie’s unmistakably Leslie interruption in Parks and Recreation:

“When Ron tries to give Leslie departmental news on Parks and Recreation, she bursts out with an entire verse from “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” ‘Someone is on fire in Ramsett Park,’ Ron says when she’s finished. LMFAO.”

Dean Pelton’s granola bar costume on Community:

“Dean Pelton has a breakdown in Community when he is dressed as a granola bar and begins rapping. Iconic.”

Buffy’s pilot episode, where we all thought, “Didn’t see that coming.”

“Darla reveals herself to be the vampire (rather than the innocent blonde victim assumed) in the first episode of Buffy and bites the boy. I can’t stop watching it because it’s insane.”

When Niles sets his pants on fire in Frasier:

“For me, the scene in Frasier where Niles sets his pants on fire with the iron is my all-time favourite. It’s absolutely hilarious. Every time I laugh, I die. Many people overlook shows like Frasier.”

Arya being a total badass in the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones:

“In the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere, Arya kills the Freys.”

Captain Holt wears a red hat in Brooklyn 99’s Season 5, Episode 20:

“Simple and amusing.”

Parkour in The Office:

“Every time I watch it, I cry laughing.”

Season 2 of Fleabag begins in the bathroom:

“Fleabag Season 2, Episode 1 shows her looking very chic in an obviously swanky restroom while mopping blood off her face. Then she smiles at you and says, ‘This is a love storey.’ I’ve never been so delightedly perplexed by a beginning before.”

The cold opening of Euphoria Season 1 is flawless:

“Euphoria Season 1, Episode 1 is a masterclass in how to introduce a show and its central character, but the lighting, flashbacks, and set up…a it’s perfect cold open for what’s to come.”

The cold open of New Girl, when the gang inhales helium but then turns to console Nick:

“When Nick’s father dies in New Girl, but all of Nick’s roommates sucked helium from balloons, they console him with their voices pitched.”

Holt and the marshmallows’ cold open on Brooklyn 99:

“It has to be in Brooklyn nine nine when everyone is speculating on how Holt will react to the marshmallows!”

The Office’s famous fire drill begins:

“Enough said about the Office’s Stress Relief.”

“By far, The Office’s fire drill has begun. You’re incorrect if this isn’t your answer.”

In the premiere episode of Parks and Recreation, Ron discovers internet cookies:

“When April demonstrates how internet cookies collect information about people, Ron proceeds to trash his entire computer.”

When Charles misunderstands the conversation in Brooklyn 99, he says:

“They say the oldest people they’ve arrested, Charles thinks they’re talking about the oldest person they’ve had sex with!”

Lost Season 2, Episode 1’s cold open — how you don’t figure out what’s going on until later:

“The song ‘Man of Science, Man of Faith’ from Lost came to mind right away. After showing the Season 1 finale to a friend, I immediately had her watch the Season 2 intro scene.”

In The Office, Kevin’s chilli is cold open:

“Let’s not forget Kevin bringing in his homemade chilli and spilling it right away on The Office. His calm voice as he tries to return it to the pot = too good.”

Cold open by Brooklyn 99’s “I Want It That Way”:

“When Jake was conducting the lineup, a witness stated that she would recognise the singing voice of the man who killed her brother because he sang ‘I Want It That Way.’ Jake had the group perform the song solo and then as a quintet. He even sang along! ‘Number 5!’ says the speaker, serious. My brother was assassinated by Number 5!’ ‘Oh, I forgot about that!’ Jake exclaimed. It is timeless.”

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