Best Lines of the Week (May 28-June 3): ‘It’s Lit!’

A Black Lady Sketch Show - Ashley Nicole Black

This week was a lighthearted affair on our TV screens with summer just around the corner. A Black Lady Sketch Show gave us some hilarious scenes, Catfish gave us some solid Snapchat wisdom, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series showed us the power of musical improvisation.

Elsewhere, Mare of Easttown ended its run with a gut-wrenching finale, while MasterChef kicked off its newest season featuring culinary legends.

Below we gathered the best lines that made an impression on us this week.

Lucifer Season 5 Episode 9 Tom Ellis

Lucifer (Netflix)

“For someone who’s supposed to be omniscient, it’s amazing that you never actually see that!” 

— Lucifer (Tom Ellis) yells at his father, God (Dennis Haysbert), about not doing or saying anything about his brother, Michael (Ellis), impersonating him.

MasterChef Season 11 Episode 1 Gordon Ramsay Emeril Lagasse

MasterChef: Legends (Fox)

Gordon: “Eleven years in the making. Thank you so much. And you finally returned our call.”

Emeril: “It won’t take 11 more years. Promise.”

Gordon Ramsay thanks chef Emeril Lagasse for finally appearing on the show after trying for years.

Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 18 Alex Saxon Tunji Kasim
The CW

Nancy Drew (The CW)

“It’s nourishment for our road trip. Amanda and I are gonna take it to the next level as long as no one dies in the next 24 hours.”

— Ace (Alex Saxon) explains to Ned (Tunji Kasim) his and Amanda’s (Aadila Dosani) plans to advance their relationship as long as the Drew Crew can get past the situation they’re currently in.

Pose Season 3 Episode 6 Candy

Pose (FX)

“All this survivor’s guilt ain’t gonna do nothing but waste time. So get over yourself and go on and live. Marry that man, raise that baby, and do the absolute most with the life you got. Promise?”

— Candy (Angelica Ross) visits Angel (Indya Moore) as an apparition on the morning of Angel’s wedding to give her something blue — her hammer.

Ziwe Season 1 Episode 4 Phoebe Bridgers

Ziwe (Showtime)

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry, but allyship means having to buy me lunch.”

— Ziwe defines allyship following her interview with singer-songwriter and winner of the Bare Minimum Allyship Award, Phoebe Bridgers.

Patti Harrison on The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Season 18, Episode 154
Warner Bros.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

“I peel myself out of my bed, just like hermetically sealed in imitation cheese and crumbs and all that good crap I’m eating in bed.”

Patti Harrison describes how it feels to watch the movie she filmed pre-pandemic, Together Together, during quarantine.

Joe Serafini as Seb in High School Musical The Musical: The Series - Season 3, Episode 3

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

“I like to do my brainstorming through improvisational music. I call it my thinking jazz.”

—Seb (Joe Serafini) explains his problem-solving strategy for getting a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for his boyfriend Carlos (Frankie A. Rodriguez).

A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2 Episode 6 Ashley Nicole Black

A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)

“No! It’s lit, it’s lit!”

—Allie (Ashley Nicole Black) tries to warn her coworkers of an encroaching fire, but they take these warnings as compliments for their fire outfits.

Catfish: The TV Show - Season 8, Episode 37 - Kamie Crawford

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV)

“You can’t trust a Bitmoji b*tch.”

—Cohost Kamie Crawford suspects the sister of Apryl’s online boyfriend, Daryl, of being the real person behind their long-distance relationship.

Angourie Rice as Siobhan and Kate Winslet as Mare in Mare of Easttown - Season 1, Episode 7

Mare of Easttown (HBO)

“You’re a bad liar, Mom. You love being in Easttown. It’s a better place ’cause you’re here.”

—Siobhan (Angourie Rice) sees through her detective mom Mare (Kate Winslet) saying she needs a vacation.