Best Lines of the Week (October 9-15): ‘Opportunity Knocked’

Fargo, FX, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Netflix, Jeopardy!, ABC
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Making us laugh this week were spit-fire puns on Bob’s Burgers, moments of reality on Fargo, and an already meme-worthy Megan Thee Stallion reference on Jeopardy!.

Meanwhile, streaming brought a new season of Star Trek: Discovery, with a new word for stealing, and another installment of the Haunting anthology series, Bly Manor, with words of wisdom.

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

Bly Manor, Eric Schroter, Netflix, Season 1 Episode 1
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The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)

“To truly love another person is to accept the work of loving them is worth the pain of losing them.”

– A mysterious guest at a rehearsal dinner drops these words of wisdom a few minutes into the Haunting of Bly Manor premiere. But who is he? These words echo through the rest of the season as a central theme.

ABC, The Bachelorette, Tyler C., Clare

The Bachelorette (ABC)

“I don’t need to take anything from mini-McConaughey.”

– After creating drama on night one of The Bachelorette, Yosef talked about the new Tyler C., genuinely comparing him to Matthew McConaughey.

Bob's Burgers, Season 11 Episode 3, Fox

Bob's Burgers (Fox)

Felix: “You never believed in Jazz-aret!”

Mr. Fischoeder: “You have never finished anything in your Jazza-life!”

– Mr. Fischoeder (Kevin Kline) fights with his brother, Felix (Zach Galifinakis), during the opening night of his new jazz club that is rumored to be a one-night-only sham of a business.

Fargo, FX, Andrew Bird, Season 4 Episode 4

Fargo (FX)

“Opportunity knocked and I walked through that door.”

– Thurman Smutny (Andrew Bird) defends paying off his debt to Loy Cannon (Chris Rock) with stolen money.

Live with Kelly and Ryan, ABC, Carrie Ann Inaba

Live with Kelly and Ryan (ABC)

“There’s no audience, so sometimes it’s kind of weird because you’re all like ‘Yeah!!’ and cheering, but then it’s like cricket, cricket, cricket.”

Carrie Ann Inaba explaining how having no audience during the live performances on Dancing with the Stars can be kind of awkward

ABC, Alex Trebek, Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! (ABC)

“‘Classy, bougie, ratchet’ & ‘sassy, moody, nasty,’ says this No. 1 hit by Megan Thee Stallion.”

Alex Trebek spits bars as he tells contestant Daniel Lee the $1,000 answer in the category “On The Billboard Charts In 2020.”

Sonequa Martin-Green and David Ajala in Star Trek Discovery - Season 3, Episode 1
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Star Trek Discovery (CBS All Access)

Burnham: “I’m guessing your cargo used to be someone else’s cargo… you stole it.”

Book: “I repatriated it.”

– Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) questions Cleveland “Book” Booker (David Ajala) about the ethics of his mercantile business.

Kamie Crawford - Catfish: The TV Show on MTV - October 2020

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV)

“We don’t want to reach out to Thing 1 and Thing 2 because they instigate this *expletive* and we want to keep them at bay right now.”

– Kamie Crawford lays out the battle plan for investigating who Brooklyn, the catfish of the week, really is.

The Drew Barrymore Show, CBS, Chloe Fineman, 10/12/2020

The Drew Barrymore Show (CBS)

“Oh my gosh, you are my holy-moly-oly forever!”

Drew Barrymore gushed over her guest, Chloe Fineman, on The Drew Barrymore Show after Fineman portrayed Barrymore in a parody skit of the talk show on Saturday Night Live.