Best Lines of the Week (October 16-22): ‘You Are Elegant, You Are Refined’

Best Lines featuring Black-ish, GMA with Matthew McConaughey, and Leslie Jones

This week, black-ish took center stage with the debut of its seventh season on ABC, featuring an iconic moment from Dr. Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross). Meanwhile, viewers checked out Supermarket Sweep as the show made its triumphant comeback on ABC with new host Leslie Jones.

Matthew McConaughey on Good Morning America and Alan Alda on Fox News Sunday imparted timeless life lessons, while Justina Machado gave the performance of a lifetime on Dancing With the Stars.

Scroll down for those moments and more from this week’s standout TV.

Josh Gad and James Corden share a laugh together

The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

James Corden: “Are there any exercises you don’t do? If you could choose one exercise, which one do you dislike the most?”

Josh Gad: “Oh… exercise.”

– Actor Josh Gad deadpans his hatred for all kinds of exercising, regardless of the fact that he recently took to Instagram Live to showcase himself working out.

Dr. Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) exits the hospital after a shift treating Covid-19


Rainbow Johnson is a hardworking doctor, but that never stops her from making time for her children. Many of the show’s most tender moments happen when Rainbow gets quality time with her oldest daughter, Zoey. In these scenes, the two characters often manage to let their guards down and open up to each other — something both struggle to do outside of these precious interactions.

Justina Macahdo performs a Viennese Waltz

Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

“Every time you come out on the dance floor I know it’s going to be good. I know I’m going to feel good watching you. You are elegant, you are refined.”

Carrie Ann Inaba gives One Day at a Time star Justina Machado praise for her Viennese Waltz to “She’s Always A Woman” by Billy Joel, which earned her and her dance partner Sasha Farber the top score of the night of 27 out of 30.

Colin Jost behind the desk for Weekend Update

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

“A restaurant in San Francisco is selling a fried chicken sandwich that includes the chicken’s claw. Not to be outdone, KFC just announced their new beaks-only bucket.”

– Weekend Update host Colin Jost takes a jab at the ubiquitous fried chicken establishment (though they’ve suffered worse press for other fake products).

Alan Alda laughs during an interview on the Today show

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace (Fox)

“This just occurred to me — you’ll never be able to quote my last words, because I hope it will be a laugh.”

— Actor Alan Alda explains the joy of his profession and the importance that laughter brings to his life, those around him and the world.

Leslie Jones encourages contestants in the first season of 'Supermarket Sweep'

Supermarket Sweep (ABC)

“I’m having a music night tonight, so I would like three red hot chili peppers, a big bag of black-eyed peas and a two-pack of salt and pepper.”

– Host Leslie Jones references real-life musical groups, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black-Eyed Peas, and Salt-N-Pepa, to give contestants a hint at what items to look for on the game show.

John Oliver behind blank white background in promotional image

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

“Which might sound tedious, because it is, but it’s also kind of important. And that, by the way, was actually the original title for this show.”

John Oliver compares the rigorous scientific process that the WHO uses to develop the yearly flu vaccine to the experience viewers have while watching Last Week Tonight.

Matthew McConaughey interviewed on the Today Show for his new autobiography

Good Morning America (ABC)

“There’s not a butt-whooping I would trade in for the values that were instilled in me because of them.”

Matthew McConaughey tells the hosts of Good Morning America that everything he learned growing up in his family had led him to where he is today as a successful actor, professor, and, most importantly, a father.