McMemories of Grey's

By Jim Donnelly Sep 01, 2014

Grey's Anatomy will be back for Season 11 on THURSDAY SEPT 25 8|7c! This big season premiere announcement got us feeling a little nostalgic, so we’re recalling those days of McDream men in halls, panties on the wall and the greatest Post-It wedding of them all. There have been so many memorable moments, compelling cliffhangers and countless on-call room rendezvous since Grey’s Anatomy first hit the air on March 27, 2005. Take a look at 8 classic clips.

Stick-to-itiveness: Dr. Spencer Silver was trying to create a super-strong adhesive when he accidentally invented a somewhat-sticky pressure-sensitive one that he put to use with Post-Its. If not for this fortuitous faux pas, two of Seattle’s top docs may have never tied the knot. But they did and, yes, they made it stick.


First Person Plural: Who’s that person you put down as the one to call in case of an emergency? Do you even have one? Maybe you have several. Maybe you don’t have any. A person like this can be hard to come by. When you find your person, you should hold on tight—even if they’re not a hugger.


Things are Getting a Little McSteamy in Here: Before Addison went off to join a certain Private Practice, she stuck it out in Seattle trying to save her marriage. That never really worked out. Both she and Derek knew it was over. If there was ever even an inkling of doubt about that, a mutual friend helped them see that it was truly over.


Candlelight McDreams: If you’re ever prepping an emergency kit in case of a blackout, you may want to contact Meredith Grey. She apparently has a huge stockpile of candles. She whipped together a wax-based house as part of a rambling effort to woo her McDream man. Derek could only think of one way to shut her up.


An Unspoken Bond: It was way back in Season 1 when George O’Malley got the nickname of 007. Others joked he had a license to kill due to the fact that several of his patients died during his internship. George overcame this adversity to become one fine doc. He put forth valiant efforts right up until the end when his old nickname would come into play one more time.


Dead on the Table: Of all the season cliffhangers and premieres, none were more heart-pounding and heart-wrenching than when a gunman went on a rampage in the hospital. He didn’t care who he killed, but his primary target was Dr. Derek Shepherd. The gunman found his prey. The only reason Derek is alive today is because of the courage and quick-thinking of his friends.


Crashing After the Crash: Mark Sloan and Lexie Grey had their share of ups and downs in their relationship. Whether they were together or with others, there’s no denying the genuine affection and love they had for each other. This was never more evident than when Lexie said her final goodbye.


Present Day Grey's: We love looking back at the great memories of Grey's past, but we also can't wait to come back for more memorable moments each week. That's why we had throw in at least one classic moment from Season 10. There were lots of fine choices, but one stood out, or "stood up," as the top pick of the moment.


What's your all-time favorite Grey's McMemory? Let us know and perhaps it'll make our follow-up list!