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Ever think back to your childhood and find you can remember, word-for-word, some of the lyrics to your favorite songs, even if you haven’t heard them in a decade? The same goes for many of your old go-to TV shows. In case you need a pick-me-up, stroll down memory lane with these iconic lines from the past. Find out what the most popular movie was the year you were born.

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Modern Family

“God knows I couldn’t love them more, but even the Kennedys didn’t get together this often.” —Jay Pritchett in Modern FamilyWas Jay one of America’s 14 favorite TV dads of all time?

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Game of Thrones

“No need to seize the last word, Lord Baelish. I’ll assume it was something clever.” —Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones. Check out these fantasy epics every Game of Thrones fan should read.

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Bonanza

“I don’t have anything against education—as long as it doesn’t interfere with your thinking.” —Ben Cartwright in Bonanza. Dun, dun, dun, dun: here are 20 classic shows you didn’t know you could watch on Netflix.

“Do I remember Adrian Monk? That’s like asking the Titanic if it remembers the iceberg.” -Ralph “Father” Roberts in Monk.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Monk

“Do I remember Adrian Monk? That’s like asking the Titanic if it remembers the iceberg.” -Ralph “Father” Roberts in MonkIn case you’re not a master detective, here’s how to access “hidden” films and TV shows on Netflix.

“So, pick me. Choose me. Love me.” -Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Grey’s Anatomy

“So, pick me. Choose me. Love me.” -Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy. There may be some things that all medical shows always get wrong, but there’s one thing this show never got wrong. Drama.

 “I revealed too much too soon. I was emotionally slutty.” -Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Sex and the City

“I revealed too much too soon. I was emotionally slutty.” —Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the CityCheck out some of the craziest things fans have done to save their favorite TV shows.

 “Either this kid has a lightbulb up his butt or his colon has a great idea.” -Dr. Cox in Scrubs.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Scrubs

“Either this kid has a lightbulb up his butt or his colon has a great idea.” —Dr. Cox in ScrubsTake a look at more of the most addictive hospital shows on Netflix.

 “Phoebe, I love you. I don’t know what’s going on but maybe I can help. Would you like me to kill someone for you?” -Cole in Charmed.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Charmed

“Phoebe, I love you. I don’t know what’s going on but maybe I can help. Would you like me to kill someone for you?” —Cole in Charmed. Add it to our list of best TV shows with strong female leads.

 “You come at the king, you best not miss.” -Omar Little in The Wire.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

The Wire

“You come at the king, you best not miss.” —Omar Little in The Wire. There are seven things TV crime dramas always get wrong—see if you can catch any in The Wire.

 “Well, I’m not exactly quaking in my stylish, yet affordable, boots.” -Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.rd.com, Getty Images (2)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

“Well, I’m not exactly quaking in my stylish, yet affordable, boots.” —Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

 “Hey, I have a huge dilemma that I need your opinion on. Am I more beautiful today than yesterday?” -Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Gilmore Girls

“Hey, I have a huge dilemma that I need your opinion on. Am I more beautiful today than yesterday?” —Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls. One of the best series finales of all time, in one woman’s opinion: it also made our list of 13 famous TV cliffhangers that still get fans talking.

 “Once again I humiliate myself by assuming I’m a member of this family.” -Arthur in The King of Queens.rd.com, Getty Images (2)

The King of Queens

“Once again I humiliate myself by assuming I’m a member of this family.” —Arthur in The King of Queens.

“I can’t talk, there’s too much fruit in the house!” -Marie in Everybody Loves Raymond.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Everybody Loves Raymond

“I can’t talk, there’s too much fruit in the house!” —Marie in Everybody Loves Raymond.

 “I totaled your Mastercard!” -Hilary in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

“I totaled your Mastercard!” —Hilary in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Fresh Prince is definitely a show we still talk about years and years later—here’s the science-backed reason that’s good for you.

“I don’t know him well enough for a stop and chat.” -Larry David in Curb You Enthusiasm.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com
Curb Your Enthusiasm

“I don’t know him well enough for a stop and chat.” —Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

 “Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do!” -Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy.rd.com, Getty Images (2)

I Love Lucy

“Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do!” —Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy. Here are 10 recipes inspired by famous TV grandmas.

 “Our first assignment is a documentary. They’re like a movie, but with ugly people.” -Abed in Community.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Community

“Our first assignment is a documentary. They’re like a movie, but with ugly people.” —Abed in Community. STOP: Are you Netflix cheating?

“What you call ‘love’ was invented by guys like me to sell Nylons.” -Don Draper in Mad Men.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Mad Men

“What you call ‘love’ was invented by guys like me to sell Nylons.” —Don Draper in Mad Men.

 “You can’t be half a gangster.” -Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Boardwalk Empire

“You can’t be half a gangster.” —Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire.

 “In astronomy the word ‘revolution’ means a celestial object that comes full circle. It’s funny because on earth it means change.” -Mike Milligan in Fargo.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Fargo

“In astronomy the word ‘revolution’ means a celestial object that comes full circle. It’s funny because on earth it means change.” —Mike Milligan in Fargo. Here’s how a TV doctor saved the life of a man with special needs.

 “I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love.” -Olivia Pope in Scandal.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Scandal

“I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love.” —Olivia Pope in Scandal.

 “I am not in danger, I am the danger.” -Walter White in Breaking Bad.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Breaking Bad

“I am not in danger, I am the danger.” —Walter White in Breaking Bad.

 “Ain’t no party like a Liz Lemon party because a Liz Lemon party is mandatory.” -Liz Lemon in 30 Rock.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

30 Rock

“Ain’t no party like a Liz Lemon party because a Liz Lemon party is mandatory.”—Liz Lemon in 30 Rock. Did you know Rachel Dratch almost played Jenna Maroney? Find out other iconic TV roles and the actors who almost played them.

 “I’m not gonna ask you if you just said what I think you just said because I know it’s what you just said.” -Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

The X-Files

“I’m not gonna ask you if you just said what I think you just said because I know it’s what you just said.” —Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files.

 “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” -Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Friday Night Lights

 

“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” —Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights.

“It’s human nature to come together.” -Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

The Walking Dead

“It’s human nature to come together.” —Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead. Check out these hotels where your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed.

“Does Elena enjoy having both of you worship at her altar?” -Katherine in The Vampire Diaries.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

The Vampire Diaries

“Does Elena enjoy having both of you worship at her altar?” —Katherine in The Vampire Diaries.

“We have to go back!” -Jack in Lost.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Lost

“We have to go back!” —Jack in Lost.

 “I drink from the keg of glory, Donna. Bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.” -Josh Lyman in The West Wing.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

The West Wing

“I drink from the keg of glory, Donna. Bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.” —Josh Lyman in The West Wing. Did you know the word “thing” was treated to a whole new definition in the dictionary—all because of a West Wing script?

“More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.” -Carmela Soprano in The Sopranos.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

The Sopranos

“More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.” -Carmela Soprano in The Sopranos.

 "Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You're gonna love it!" —Monica in Friends.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Friends

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” —Monica in Friends. Here are some books Friends fans will love once they’re done binge-watching the series.

 "All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about and when I'm with her I feel happy to be alive, like I can do anything, even talk to you like this. So that's what I feel is love—when I'm better because she's here." —Cory Matthews in Boy Meets World.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Boy Meets World

“All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about and when I’m with her I feel happy to be alive, like I can do anything, even talk to you like this. So that’s what I feel is love—when I’m better because she’s here.” —Cory Matthews in Boy Meets World. Check out some more sweet quotes that perfectly capture what it’s like to fall in love.

 "Cut it out!" —Joey Gladstone in Full Houserd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Full House

“Cut it out!” —Joey Gladstone in Full House.

 "Really? No way! Really? No way! Really? No way! Really? No way!" —Clarissa in Clarissa Explains it All.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Clarissa Explains It All

“Really? No way! Really? No way! Really? No way! Really? No way!” —Clarissa in Clarissa Explains it All.

"You can't eat this soup standing up. Your knees buckle." —Jerry in Seinfeld.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Seinfeld

“You can’t eat this soup standing up. Your knees buckle.” —Jerry in Seinfeld. One of Jerry Seinfeld’s funniest quotes? Perhaps.

"Women. You can't live with 'em. Pass the beernuts." —Norm in Cheers.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Cheers

“Women. You can’t live with ’em. Pass the beernuts.” —Norm in Cheers.

"I learned one thing about eating jigsaw puzzles...an hour later, you're hungry again." —ALF in ALF.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

ALF

“I learned one thing about eating jigsaw puzzles…an hour later, you’re hungry again.” —ALF in ALF.

"You've got to know the rules before you can break 'em. Otherwise, it's no fun." —Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Miami Vice

“You’ve got to know the rules before you can break ’em. Otherwise, it’s no fun.” —Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice.

 "Heyyyyy!" —Fonzie in Happy Days.rd.com, Getty Images (2)

Happy Days

“Heyyyyy!” —Fonzie in Happy Days. Find out what it’s like to cook like a 1950s TV mom for a week. The richness of it all.

 "Maybe we both already felt we'd come too far too fast. Maybe we both realized that growing up doesn't have to be so much a straight line as a series of advances and retreats." —Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

The Wonder Years

“Maybe we both already felt we’d come too far too fast. Maybe we both realized that growing up doesn’t have to be so much a straight line as a series of advances and retreats.” —Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years.

 "Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping." —Blanche Devereaux in Golden Girls.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Golden Girls

“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.” —Blanche Devereaux in Golden Girls. These are the 10 weirdest TV shows of all time.

"I don't want to be happy; I want to be with you." —Stanley Roper in Three's Company.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Three’s Company

“I don’t want to be happy; I want to be with you.” —Stanley Roper in Three’s Company.

"Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!" —Jan in The Brady Bunch.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

The Brady Bunch

“Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” —Jan in The Brady Bunch.

 "Good morning, Angels." —Charlie in Charlie's Angels.rd.com, Getty Images (2)

Charlie’s Angels

“Good morning, Angels.” —Charlie in Charlie’s Angels.

"I just said 'you bet your buns' to a nun! Does that count as a sin?" —Laverne DeFazio in Laverne & Shirley.rd.com, Getty Images (2)

Laverne & Shirley

“I just said ‘you bet your buns’ to a nun! Does that count as a sin?” —Laverne DeFazio in Laverne & Shirley.

 "Oh, no, no. I cannot read minds, Master. Oh, but I have a friend, Nostradamus, who does a marvelous job of..." —Jeannie in I Dream Of Jeannie.rd.com, Getty Images (2)

I Dream Of Jeannie

“Oh, no, no. I cannot read minds, Master. Oh, but I have a friend, Nostradamus, who does a marvelous job of…” —Jeannie in I Dream Of Jeannie.

 "I am a witch. A real house-haunting, broom-riding, cauldron-stirring witch." —Samantha in Bewitched.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Bewitched

“I am a witch. A real house-haunting, broom-riding, cauldron-stirring witch.” —Samantha in Bewitched. These are the best-selling books behind your favorite TV shows.

 "If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away." —Reverend Jim Ignatowski in Taxi.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Taxi

“If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away.” —Reverend Jim Ignatowski in Taxi.

"Anyone who says money can't buy happiness doesn't know where to shop." —Eunice "Lovey" Wentworth Howell in Gilligan's Island.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

Gilligan’s Island

“Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop.” —Eunice “Lovey” Wentworth Howell in Gilligan’s Island. These are the famous movie lines that everyone actually misquotes.

 "Look, all I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war and rule number one is young men die. And rule number two is doctors can't change rule number one." —Henry Blake in MASH.rd.com, Getty Images, via amazon.com

MASH

“Look, all I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war and rule number one is young men die. And rule number two is doctors can’t change rule number one.” —Henry Blake in MASH.