Best Lines on TV This Week: “I Wanted To Be The Man That Made You Happy.”

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The fall season is underway and we’re back with our weekly round-up of best quips, quotes and quick bits of dialogue on TV this past week.

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This Is Us

“When I was a little boy, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I never had a good answer until I was 28, the day that I met you. I wanted to be the man that made you happy.”
—Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) reassures Rebecca (Mandy Moore) that their marriage is his No. 1 priority.

Once Upon a Time

“My life was never just one story, it was many stories. To some, a villain. I hurt people in ways I could never make up for it. To others, I’m a hero. They see my strength, my ability to do the hard things even when I thought I couldn’t.”
—Regina (Lana Parilla) talks to Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) about turning her life around.

The Goldbergs

Barry: “No! I’m serious! I want to teach gym, sir.”
Coach Mellor: “My God. It’s finally happening. I’m going to be a mentor!”
Barry: “Are you crying?”
Coach Mellor: “My eyes are just celebrating.”
Barry (Troy Gentile) discusses his new career path with Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen).


“I’ve been in mock court. You can lose a hundred times and it doesn’t matter. But today, I only get one shot.”
Benny (Freddy Rodriguez) describes his fear of messing up his client’s chances for a not guilty plea during his closing argument.

The Big Bang Theory

Kevin Can Wait

Kevin: “If it’s any consolation, I’ll pay for your flight back to England.”
Kendra: “Dad, we’re not breaking up.”
Kevin: “Offer still stands.”
—Kevin (Kevin James) is not a fan of daughter Kendra’s fiancé, Chale (Ryan Cartwright).


Ellie Bishop: “Do you know this guy?”
Katrina Cooper: “No, am I supposed to?”
Nick Torres: “Well, you guys went to high school together. Oh, in fact, he actually died in front of you at a high school reunion two days ago.”
—Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and Bishop (Emily Wickersham) put the pressure on a murder suspect (Amy Gumenick).

The Good Place

“Any place or thing in the universe can be up to 104 percent perfect. That’s how you got Beyoncé.”
—Michael (Ted Danson) talks to Tahani (Jameela Jamil) about perfection…and Queen Bey.

Scream Queens

“This is what I learned at Quantico, and by watching movies about Quantico—oooh, and from the hit TV show Quantico, now in its thrilling second season! Here’s the thing: If you wanna catch a killer, you gotta get inside the mind of a killer. Or in Zayday’s case, underneath the weave of a killer.”
—Denise Hemphill (Niecy Nash) proves to Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) that she in an expert on all things Quantico.


“You’re all garbage, so grab a cupcake and continue your slow march to death.”
—Dina’s (Lauren Ash) version of an apology to her staff.

Modern Family

Claire: “Did you finish your history report?”
Luke: “Just got to dot the I’s and cross the T’s… and put in all the other letters.”
—Luke (Nolan Gould) proves to Claire (Julie Bowen) that he has his procrastination in check.


Alex: “I just saw a dead man.”
Shelby: OK, what man, and what makes you think that he’s dead?
Alex: “‘Cause I’m the one that killed him.”
—Alex (Priyanka Chopra) enlists Shelby’s (Johanna Brady) help to identify a familiar face from her past.

Lethal Weapon

Murtagh: Three hours late! No phone call, no excuses. You know what, for as long as you’re breathing, I don’t want to hear it. And I also want you to know that I’m hurt, and I’m man enough to say it. Oh, you don’t have nothing to say? Nothing to say for yourself?
Riggs: I miss you too, Rog.
—Murtagh (Damon Wayans) is hurt Riggs (Clayne Crawford) didn’t show up to dinner.

Murtagh: We gotta work together like surf ’n turf.
Riggs: Cool, I’m turf.
Murtagh: No, you’re surf, you live on the beach butt naked.
Riggs: This is non-negotiable, Roger.
Murtagh: Pineapple ham?
Riggs: That’s gross, I don’t wanna be either.
—Murtagh and Riggs will never see eye to eye.

Scorsese: Wow, you two are like peaches and cream.
Murtagh: Starsky and Hutch.
Scorsese: Which one’s Starsky?
Riggs/Roger: I am.
—Scorsese (Jonathan Fernandez) throws it back to the 70s.