Best Lines of the Week (July 2-8): ‘I Wanna Vomit, I Have Cheek’

MasterChef Anne Season 11

This week on TV had us inspired with Zaila Avant-garde becoming the first African American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and Janelle Monáe’s song “We the People” for the animated short series of the same name.

Meanwhile, the new iteration of Gossip Girl on HBO Max was relatable and understood the struggles of Zoom learning and Dave was as weird as ever. Over on MasterChef, a contestant lamented an ingredient she was given for a challenge, and a couple of judges had some words for an impression on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.

Scroll down for the lines we can’t forget from TV this week.

Kid Loki Episode 5 Disney Plus

Loki (Disney+)

Loki: “What was your nexus event, your majesty?”

Kid Loki: “I killed Thor.”

— Loki (Tom Hiddleston) gets shut down by Kid Loki (Jack Veal) after challenging his position as king of The Void.

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Adult Swim

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)

“She’s a sentient amalgam of natural elements, so I don’t believe age applies to her.”

— Morty (Justin Roiland) explains why his mom shouldn’t be worried about his love for a much older environmental conservationist superhero lady.

Gossip Girl Tavi Gevinson

Gossip Girl (HBO Max)

“I don’t know why I expected them to be nice. I guess a year of Zoom boxes fooled me.”

— Teacher Kate Keller (Tavi Gevinson) expresses her frustrations after being humiliated by the snobby Upper East Side teens at her school.

MasterChef Anne

MasterChef Legends (Fox)

“I wanna vomit. I have cheek.”

— Contestant Anne laments being given beef cheek, one of the toughest cuts to cook, in this week’s challenge.

We The People Janelle Monáe S1E9

We The People (Netflix)

Every time you think we get a little weak, we get a little bit stronger.”

— Janelle Monáe’s song on coming together as a collective to lift each other up and get stronger

Taylor Misiak with Dave Burd in Dave

Dave (FX)

“I had a problem with thinking that, like, pretty much all inanimate objects had feelings. So I was, like, devastated when I threw away napkins and tissues and stuff.” 

— Ally (Taylor Misiak) talks about her weird experimentation as a kid with Dave (Dave Burd) and her roommate. 

scripps national spelling bee 2021 Zaila Avant-garde

Scripps National Spelling Bee 2021 (ESPN)

Murraya. Does this word contain the English word ‘Murray,’ which could be the name of a comedian, or just the English name in general?” 

Zaila Avant-garde asks about the word “Murraya.” Her spelling this word correctly made her the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s first African American winner.

High School Musical The Musical: The Series - Frankie Rodriguez and Joe Serafini

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)

“There are no small parts, only small teacups.”

—Carlos (Frankie A. Rodriguez) attempts to correct the slight he committed against the Chip to his Lumiere, Seb (Joe Serefini), when Carlos implied Chip didn’t have any big scenes. 

I Think You Should Leave

I Think You Should Leave (Netflix)

“Nah, no, not Troll Boy, it’s not gonna be Troll Boy, we’re not doing Troll Boy, alright? I mean, you get that, right, Troll Boy? You get why it can’t be you? Yeah, OK, see, it can’t be him! It just can’t be Troll Boy.”

—The host of the Little Buff Boys Pageant (Sam Richardson) rejects contestant Troll Boy, a normal boy in a goose suit, as the winner of the pageant for reasons unbeknownst to us.


RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Paramount+)

Jamal Sims: “It felt like you had a serious, is that a vendetta? I don’t know if that’s the word.”

Carson Kressley: “Fan-detta. Jan-detta!” 

—Judges Jamal Sim and Carson Kressley comment on the severe impression of Lady Gaga contestant Jan, a queen known for being punny and feeling her ‘jantasy,’ did in the Super Bowl halftime challenge.