Best Lines of the Week: (April 2 – 8): ‘One Little Word Is Not a Magic Eraser’

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The Spring season is fully upon us, and TV fans were treated to some great episodes this week. Newcomers like The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers and Kung Fu left viewers excited for more action — gripping hockey games, kung-fu fight scenes! — but that’s not all.

Late-night showed up swinging, thanks to a hugely entertaining skit on Saturday Night Live. (The show was hosted by the amazing Daniel Kaluuya and the actor, who won a Golden Globe for Judas and the Black Messiah, proved he’s an actor with serious comedy chops.) And, as usual, CBS crime classic Blue Bloods, thanks to the engaging Reagan family, had a good zinger.

Here, the best lines on TV this week!

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A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

“‘Star Wars’ people? Oh, how’s Baby Yoda working out? You’re welcome. Of course I have more advice for you. Check it out: Young Darth Vader. Oh, you did that? Okay. What about Young Hans Solo? Oh, you did that too? Okay, okay. How about Young Boba Fett— oh, really?”

Lilly Singh, doing her Hollywood exec alter ego, pitches some reboots on the phone.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

“Hi there! Welcome to the show still taking place in this blank void. It’s got white walls, a glass table, and a big dork behind the camera. This is basically an Apple store that only sells sadness.”

John Oliver puts yet another spin on his disclaimer about the eerie space in which he delivers his show during COVID.

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The Walking Dead (AMC)

“Now when I see red, it’s just a question of what I am capable of. And, well, man, I hate to break it to you. See, I am starting to think that I am capable of damn near anything.”

—The season 10 finale of The Walking Dead finally gave fans a peek into Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) backstory, where his violent and ruthless traits were for

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This Is Us (NBC)

“Jack, you’re recreating your first date with Rebecca in her apartment. It’s exactly the kind of romantic gesture that makes other guys hate you.”

—Miguel (Jon Huertas) jokingly reminding Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) that his heartfelt proposal efforts are like something out of a romance novel.

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black-ish (ABC)

Bow: “Hey, what is going on here?”

Miles: “You know, we stopped asking questions years ago.”

—Bo (Tracee Ellis Ross) walking in on Dre (Anthony Anderson) preparing to pop a bottle of champagne with Diane (Marsai Martin) and Miles (Jack Johnson), is quickly reminded that the chaos is commonplace in their household.

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Hysterical (FX)

“I used to be like, ugh, when comedians would pat themselves on the back, and say, “We are the last bastion of free speech,” and it’s like, “No, but we kind of are.”

—Comedian Nikki Glaser in the docu Hysterical reflects on the importance of comedy through a jab at the egos of other comedians.

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The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (Disney+)

“Watching is a pretty strong word. Full disclosure, I was answering emails, paying bills, and if I was wearing sunglasses, I was straight up asleep.”

—Alex (Lauren Graham) reveals to her son Evan (Brady Noon) that even when he thought she was attentively watching his hockey practices, she was otherwise busy.

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Saturday Night Live (NBC)

“I too have been put in the hot seat this week. I was accused of not writing my own social media captions. They thought someone else wrote, ‘Who else finds the sea more mysterious than space?’”

—On SNL, Chloe Fineman, channeling Britney Spears, clarifies that she in fact does write her own strikingly odd Instagram captions.

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Blue Bloods (CBS)

Frank: “Yeah, but see Erin, here’s the deal. You could assure him that whatever I say or do is just for show.”

Erin: “I’m a prosecutor, not a fixer.”

—When Frank (Tom Selleck) tries to convince Erin (Bridget Moynahan) to act as the middleman between him and the governor, she reminds him of her role in the grand scheme of things.

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Kung Fu (The CW)

“I would’ve thought living in China would make you see that sorry is an American idea. One little word is not a magic eraser.”

—Mei-Li (Tan Kheng Hua) scolds her daughter Nicky (Olivia Liang) after she reappears after having disappeared three years earlier and tries to apologizes.