I cut all of the dialogue out of an episode (S1E11, "Detox") of House M.D. just to see what would be left. Answer: only about 14 minutes of running time, a reasonably coherent storyline thanks to some good blocking and visual direction, a lot of exasperated reaction shots, and a few long uncut segments where wordlessness was the point of the originally-aired sequence. [more inside]
Sometimes you just need Lloyd Dobler to stand with a boombox held over his head as he stubbornly, earnestly yearns, with Peter Gabriel playing. Or maybe Lady Gaga. Or Black Eyed Peas. Or like Wagner or whatever, I dunno. Lloyd loves you no matter what you feel like listening to.