Thankfully, VH1 compiles the best 10 quotes from each episode for the busy viewers who don't have time for the full episode.
Michael catchy and ever-entertaining line has, over time, defined the hit TV series. Here is a compilation of the top five "That's What She Said" quotes from 'The Office.'
Betty (America Ferrera) got off quite a few clever retorts of her own, and how could we not include her boss (and mate for life?) Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius), who often opened his mouth without thinking, to hilarious results. Or what about her always-fabulous nephew, Justin (Marc Indelicato)?
In honor of tomorrow night's series finale (10PM ET on ABC), we count down 20 of 'Ugly Betty's' best zingers.
Some of Sheldon's (played stupendously by Jim Parsons) lines are a bit convoluted to remember and I really am not
And the extraterrestrial and supernatural make for some good quotes, starting with the pilot, when Scully refers to Mulder by his nickname from the academy: "Spooky Mulder."
Or how about Mulder's understatement of the millennium: " ... in most of my work, the laws of physics rarely seems to apply."
Norm's insatiable love of beer came with a treasure trove of beer quotes, usually quips back to the bartender -- be it Sam, Coach, or Woody -- when asked what he'd like.
A few classics:
- "Women. Can't live with 'em, pass the beer nuts."
- Sam: Beer, Norm?
Norm: Have I gotten that predictable? Good.
- Coach: What would you say to a nice beer, Normie?
Norm: Going down?
- "What's the story, Norm?"
"Boy meets beer. Boy drinks beer. Boy meets another beer."
One of the hardest changes for me to take was the death of Doyle, who added so much heart and humor to season one. Even sadder was that the actor who played Doyle, Glenn Quinn, went on to die a tragic death in 2002.
There are scads of Buffy and Angel trivia quizzes online, some totally lame, others a fun romp down Nostalgia Lane, still others so bizarre and obscure that you wonder about the mental health of the creators. I took 'em, I rated 'em, and now I'm sharing my thoughts with you.
Ultimate Buffy Trivia on Cool Quiz (1/5)
My apologies to Josh Spears, but this quiz was not very challenging. I got all of the questions right, as would just about any fair-weather fan (of which I am not!). It is a fun quiz to take if you love Oz, because many of the questions are about him, but it runs extremely slow and is relatively painful overall.
So, here are five random quotes from my week in Pasadena, presented for your amusement:
1. "Yes. It's called 25. It's like 24, except there's one more." - Chris Rock, when a reporter asked him if he was working on a new show. One of the other reporters actually responded to this by asking, "Are you serious?"
While 24 fans ponder the various ways in which Jack Bauer will escape from his evil brother's gun-toting henchmen, here are four moments of note from hour six (*warning, spoilers from this week's episode*):
Quote of note: "Do you want to get into the ring with me? . . . You've got skeletons in your closet," said outgoing presidential aide Karen Hayes to the conniving presidential chief of staff, Tom Lennox. Her threat proved to be empty, at least for now. If it remains empty by the end of the season, I'll be sorely disappointed. I'm looking forward to some really good Lennox skeletons.
Well, anyway, now we're on B&C's radar, because they sent us a ballot for their year-end poll. In all, 67 critics were polled on what they thought was the best and worst on television in 2006. The Wire was voted Best Show and Best Drama, while The Office was voted Best Comedy. You can see the results here. They even published a few choice quotes in their "BC Beat" blog, including not one, but two quotes from Squadders (Anna and yours truly). Now, that's more like it!
In case you missed Julia's earlier post about it, TV Land's countdown of the one hundred greatest quotes and catchphrases kicks off a five-night run this evening at 10 pm (it will also air at 10 pm the following nights).
I like TV Land, I really do, and this is just another example of the network's dedication to light-hearted entertainment that's not meant to be analyzed too deeply. It's easy to find fault with the list and notice certain omissions, but what the heck, it's only television.
- "It's like Betty Crocker and Charles Manson had a love child, and he's cooking for me." -- Anthony Bourdain, guest judge on Top Chef
- "I got a better question for you. What is your sister's cell phone doing on my dead body?" -- Gibbs to McGee on NCIS
- "If you have sex, your penis will fall off and land in another dimension populated entirely by dogs, who will eat it." -- Peter reading from a safe sex pamphlet on Family Guy
- "They shake their booties and my thingy gets excited!" -- The Blizzard Man (Andy Samberg) freestyling on Saturday Night Live
If you want a sneak peak, you can look at the entire list online. The list is pretty wide-ranging and up-to-date. A few that made the grade - Jon Stewart's "Here it is, your moment of Zen." The Walton's "Good night, John Boy." The A-Team's "I love it when a plan comes together." Larry Sanders' "Hey now!" Not all the choices make sense. Paris Hilton's "that's hot" may not deserve a place on the same list as Edward R. Murrow's "good night, and good luck," but what are you gonna do? The American pop culture vernacular is a mysterious beast.
- Call Girl: "A Cleveland what?"
Roy: "Don't worry -- I'll talk you through it. And we've got a glass coffee table right here." - Prison Break
- "What's that smell? Smells like sweat and anger and shame." -- Stewie, to Brian after a failed breakup attempt on Family Guy
- "So... I almost get shot and you guys respond by doing a lot of math?" -- Oswalt to Charlie on Numb3rs
- "If you lose the big game, that boy is gonna die faster than Steve Irwin in a tank full of stingrays." -- Doctor, telling Stan if his team loses the hockey game it will kill their teammate with cancer, on South Park
- Booth: "God does not make mistakes."
Angela: "I don't know - putting testicles on the outside doesn't seem like such a good idea." -- Booth and Angela, comparing a serial killer's motives to God's, on Bones.
- "Thirty-five years ago, he joined the Texas National Guard to stay out of Vietnam ... And now, he's going to Vietnam to stay out of Washington!" - Ted Koppel, regarding President Bush's upcoming visit to Vietnam, on The Daily Show.
- "I usually like to be warned before I'm violated with demon tongue." -- Dean to the demon, on Supernatural
- "We both know that im a better liar than you are a cop." -- Sam to Woody, on Las Vegas
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