On last week's episode of Monk, I watched as the characters sat through one of the most delicious and awkward pauses I've ever seen.
Monk and Samuel are tied up in the back of a delivery truck, being driven to a remote location by a killer. Samuel turns to Monk and says:
"I have an idea... I have an idea. Can you reach into my pants?"
They look at each other.
"My cigarette lighter."
They burn the ropes and escape.
Ten seconds! It was brilliant. It was funny. It was dramatic. It was unexpected. It made the scene.
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