50 Quotes That Will Make You Miss Your Favorite TV Shows
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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.
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.
“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. In case you’re not a master detective, here’s how to access “hidden” films and TV shows on Netflix.
Sex and the City
“I revealed too much too soon. I was emotionally slutty.” —Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. Check out some of the craziest things fans have done to save their favorite TV shows.
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. 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.
The King of Queens
“Once again I humiliate myself by assuming I’m a member of this family.” —Arthur in The King of Queens.
Everybody Loves Raymond
“I can’t talk, there’s too much fruit in the house!” —Marie in Everybody Loves Raymond.
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.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
“I don’t know him well enough for a stop and chat.” —Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm.
“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.
“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.
“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. 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.
Friday Night Lights
“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” —Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights.
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.
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.
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.
“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. Here are some books Friends fans will love once they’re done binge-watching the series.
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.
“Cut it out!” —Joey Gladstone in Full House.
Clarissa Explains It All
“Really? No way! Really? No way! Really? No way! Really? No way!” —Clarissa in Clarissa Explains it All.
“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.
“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. Find out what it’s like to cook like a 1950s TV mom for a week. The richness of it all.
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.
“I don’t want to be happy; I want to be with you.” —Stanley Roper in Three’s Company.
The Brady Bunch
“Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” —Jan in The Brady Bunch.
“Good morning, Angels.” —Charlie in Charlie’s Angels.
Laverne & Shirley
“I just said ‘you bet your buns’ to a nun! Does that count as a sin?” —Laverne DeFazio in Laverne & Shirley.
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. 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.
“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.