Best Lines of the Week (July 3-9): ‘I’ll Try’

Best TV Quotes Fallon Zac Efron Expecting Amy
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There is no doubt that this was a week of comedy. We got our dosage of late-night laughs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and closed off this season of Hollywood Game Night with a hilarious finale.

HBO Max brought even more laughs with two of its new shows, Expecting Amy and Close Enough. Per usual, Keisha (Burgundi Baker) delivered on The Chi, and Jujubee brought some classic fiery energy on RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars.

Aside from the laughs, there were so many moments on television this week that brought inspiration to audiences during this time when we need it the most. Whether it was a mind-blowing act on America’s Got Talent, a new lesson learned on Down to Earth with Zac Efron, or a random act of kindness on What Would You Do?, all of the warm and fuzzy feelings were happening.

Check out our favorite lines from television this week below.

Close Enough, Josh, Candice

Close Enough (HBO Max)

Teacher: “Never say ‘I can’t,’ always say ‘I’ll try.’ Let’s sit.”

Josh: “I’ll try.”

– Josh (J.G. Quintel) is not too thrilled about meeting with Candice’s school teacher.

Expecting Amy, Amy Schumer

Expecting Amy (HBO Max)

“I resent how much women have to suck it the f**k up and act like everything’s fine.”

Amy Schumer takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster as she documents her rough pregnancy while continuing to tour for standup.

Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

“Yep, Trump visited the wall today, because in times of crisis it’s important to be with your loved ones.”

Jimmy Fallon poked fun at a news clip of President Trump touring a border wall in Arizona.

America's Got Talent, Jacob Velazquez
NBC/Justin Lubin

America's Got Talent (NBC)

“So, I’ve had a lot of therapy throughout my life, and a lot of struggles throughout my life, and I want to show America that, with hard work, I’ve overcome and risen above these struggles and that they can, too.”

– 12 year-old Jacob Velazquez shares his past experiences and his vision board with the judges before blowing them away with his piano and drum performance.

Hollywood Game Night, Twitch
NBC/Vivian Zink

Hollywood Game Night (NBC)

“When it comes to NBC primetime game shows hosted by funny blonde lesbians, well, this guy’s done them all. Please welcome, from Ellen, and Ellen’s Game of Games, tWitch.”

– Host Jane Lynch cracks a joke as she introduces tWitch before his round on the season 16 finale.

Down to Earth, Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Netflix)

“Long-term survival on this planet for us and for all generations after us is a pretty good idea. Remember, the earth will probably always be here. We just may not be able to live on it for too long.”

Zac Efron gains inspiration throughout his travels as he learns about the ways that countries all over the world work to become more sustainable. Here, he gets a close look at how Iceland is implementing renewable energy efforts.

The Chi, Burgundi Baker
Showtime/Elizabeth Sisson

The Chi (Showtime)

“Why our kids gotta be saints all the time? I see white kids do crazy s**t everyday! But if one of them goes missing, it ends up on CNN!”

-Keisha (Burgundi Baker) speaks to the ROCK support group about the disparities faced by missing Black children versus white children when they are discussed in the media.

RuPauls Drag Race: All-Stars, Jujubee

RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars (VH1)

“I would sensually walk to the thermostat and turn up the thermostat to a sensible 74 degrees.”

– Jujubee in her “Snatch Game (of Love)” impersonation of Eartha Kitt after being asked how she would keep her eligible bachelor (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) warm at night.

What Would You Do, John Quinones

What Would You Do? (ABC)

“I’m not giving because I have something, I’m giving because I know the feeling of being nothing.”

– A kind samaritan who witnessed the staged act of a coffee shop manager neglecting to give a homeless man coffee teared up as she explained her reasoning for handing the man a twenty dollar bill.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
ABC/Mitchell Haaseth

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)

“Alive and okay are two very different things.”

-Yo-yo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) expresses her reservations after May (Ming-Na Wen) reassures her that their long missing S.H.I.E.L.D. team members are most likely still alive and waiting for them.