Best Lines of the Week (June 12-18): ‘Finger-licking Good’

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This week on TV was full of laughs. Audiences got their comedy fix with F is For FamilyPatriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Also this week, we welcomed Love, Victor, ABC held a black-ish marathon in celebration of Juneteenth, and One Day at a Time created an animated, socially-distanced special about politics. Finally, we bid farewell to season 4 of Insecure.

Read below for some of our favorite lines on television this week.

Love Victor, Michael Cimino, Victor
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Love, Victor (Hulu)

“I just want to say… Screw you. Screw you for having the world’s most accepting parents. The world’s most supportive friends. Because for some of us, it’s not that easy.”

– Victor (Michael Cimino) sends a message to Simon (Nick Robinson) as he starts at his new school, Creekwood High.

Black-ish - Anthony Anderson as Andre
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black-ish (ABC)

“You do know why America is so rich, right? Because we built this land for free.”

– Andre (Anthony Anderson) shares the importance of Juneteenth with his coworkers. This week’s black-ish marathon on ABC featured the episode “Juneteenth” in which the Johnsons attempt to educate their friends on the importance of a day in history that not enough people know about.

One Day At A Time, Animated Special
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One Day At A Time (Pop TV)

“People used to actually try and hide their racism. But the President made it cool again!”

– Penelope (Justina Machado) tells her family about the importance of voting for change.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

“On Monday, on a call with governors, Pence tried to blame the rising infection numbers on ‘an increase in testing.’ Because for Pence, the real disease is knowledge, and you can catch it through the eyes and the ears. So he’s gonna need a new mask.”

Stephen Colbert in his opening monologue

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I May Destroy You (HBO)

“I say ‘There are hungry children, there are hungry children, there are hungry children. There’s a war in Syria, there’s a war in Syria, there’s a war in Syria.’ Or ‘Not everyone has a smartphone, not everyone has a smartphone, not everyone has a smartphone.’ To remind myself of the bigger picture.”

—Arabella (Michaela Coel) works through her coping mechanisms with her therapist in the aftermath of her sexual assault.

Insecure, Issa Rae, Issa
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Insecure (HBO)

You made me order five quesadillas for the table, even though you were the table.”

– Issa (Issa Rae) recounts their Week-o-de-mayo festivities as she, Molly (Yvonne Orji), Kelli (Natasha Rothwell) and Derek (Wade Allain-Marcus) search for a missing Tiffany (Amanda Seales).

Da 5 Bloods, Eddie, Netflix

Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)

“They didn’t need us. They should’ve just sent Mickey D’s, Pizza Hut, and The Colonel, and we would have defeated the VC in one week. Finger-licking good.”

– Eddie (Norm Lewis) to his friends as they tour a city in Vietnam

Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj
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Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)

“So clearly a lot of people still think college is worth it. You know the intangibles: social skills, critical thinking, and the chance to smoke weed out of your roommate’s sleep apnea machine.”

Hasan Minhaj on why college is still worth it to some people

F is For Family, Bill Burr, Frank

F Is For Family (Netflix)

“At least you get to die at the end of your shift.” 

– Frank’s (Bill Burr) priest to a small statue of Jesus at the end of a grueling day of insufferable confessionals