Best Lines of the Week (Nov. 15 – 21): ‘Let’s Not Make This Any More Unpleasant Than It Has to Be’

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

“You guys know the phrase ‘Netflix and chill’? Well for Disney Plus, apparently people are saying ‘Disney Plus and Thrust.'”

—Host Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at the streaming wars during his opening monologue.

Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan (Showtime)

“You forgive me? You should get down on your f—ing knees and beg me to forgive you!”

—Mickey (Jon Voight) scolds his son Ray (Liev Schrieber) after Ray visits him in jail.

The Crown

The Crown (Netflix)

“Age is rarely kind to anyone. Nothing one can do about it. One just has to get on with it.”

—Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) muses on aging with a classic British practicality.

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor (ABC)

“I want to have sex with you. I think about it very often, even when I’m supposed to focus on more pressing matters.”

—Shaun (Freddie Highmore) admits his feelings to Carly (Jasika Nicole).

90 Day Fiance

90 Day Fiancé (TLC)

“Money don’t grow on trees and it definitely don’t fall out of my ass.”

—Robert is frustrated by fiancé Anny’s financial demands.

Grey's Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

“I was going to tell you but you were too busy dumping me.”

—Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) informs ex Deluca (Giacomo Gianniotti) that she was rehired by Bailey (Chandra Wilson).

This Is Us

This Is Us (NBC)

“I hate CrossFit Toby.”

—Kate (Chrissy Metz) struggles with her husband Toby’s (Chris Sullivan) new hobby.


Watchmen (HBO)

“In return, I’m going to ask you to do me a favor. Call it squid pro quo.”

—Senator Joe Keene (James Wolk) wants Wade (Tim Blake Nelson) to assist in the arrest of Angela (Regina King).


Poldark (PBS)

Ross: “Are we to revert to our usual animosity?”

George: “With pleasure.”

—Ross (Aidan Turner) and George (Jack Farthing) agree to return to their usual dynamic after George saves Ross’ life in the series finale.

The Conners

The Conners (ABC)

“Well it’s 4 o’clock, turkey should be ready, let’s not make this any more unpleasant than it has to be.”

—Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) braces herself for a tension-filled Thanksgiving feast.

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The mid-season finales are upon us, and with cliffhanger endings for This Is Us and Grey’s Anatomy, we can’t wait for our favorite shows to return in January. Plus, The Conners celebrate Thanksgiving, Olivia Colman wows in The Crown, Ray Donovan premieres, and fans say goodbye to Poldark for good.

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From that sibling estrangement to Rebecca's diminishing mental state.

Check out the above gallery for our roundup of the best lines from this week in TV.