Best Lines of the Week (February 17-23): ‘I’m Strong Because of You’

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This Is Us (NBC)

Beth: You didn’t fail me, mom. I’m strong because of you. I don’t regret the path you put me on, it brought me to Randall, and my girls, and a job that I loved for 12 years.

— Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and her mom Carol (Phylicia Rashad) have an anticipated and emotional conversation on Beth’s backstory episode.

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Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

Tina: Today’s the day they’re announcing the theme for the eighth grade dance and rumor has it they might be choosing mine… I started that rumor.

Linda: Oh, right! Your theme. What was it again?

Tina: “Night of the Living Dance.” Everyone dresses up like zombies who are ready to party.

Eugene: Eatin’ brains and doin’ cocaine!

— Tina (Dan Mintz) hoping her theme will be chosen for the school dance.


Schooled (ABC)

CB: I tend to discourage parents from forcing their children into doing anything they don’t want to do.

Principal Glascott: I hear you. It never helps when parents push too hard. But I’m her uncle, so there are no rules.

— Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows) and CB (Brett Dier) discuss ways to get Glascott’s niece Felicia (Rachel Crow), into a good college.


Good Trouble (Freeform)

Alice: What kind of terrorist wants a pie bar instead of wedding cake?

—Alice (Sherry Cola) comforts her ex Sumi (Kara Wang) after she gets in a fight with her fiancée.


American Housewife (ABC)

Greg: I’m a little confused. The money you make is your money. But the money I make is our money.

Katie: You’re not confused, Greg. You nailed it.

— Greg (Diedrich Bader) gets confused when his wife, Katie (Katy Mixon), wants to buy some new bedding with “her” money

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The Neighborhood (CBS)

Calvin: I’ve had my auto shop for 30 years, I could teach you all about the ABCs of sales. Always Be Calvin.

— Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) giving his son, Malcolm (Sheaun McKinney), some advice for the world of sales.


Black-ish (ABC)

Jack: You’re letting mom go to a parent-teacher conference?

Diane: Ugh, rookie move. Aren’t you supposed to have street smarts?

Jack: We told her that they stopped doing parent-teacher conferences years ago.

Diane: Yeah, she also believes that we don’t get grades during the month of Ramadan.

— Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) telling their older cousin, Kyra (Quvenzhané Wallis), how they fooled their mom (Tracee Ellis Ross)

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The Other Two (Comedy Central)

Brooke: Yeah. Go have fun. Come on. Go, go, go. Have fun quickly.


Brooke: (snapping her fingers) Run bitch!

— Brooke (Heléne Yorke) telling her brother and his date to enjoy the school dance before they have to leave in 45 minutes.

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Charmed (The CW)

Macy: Mom didn’t know I was given demon blood. Her sacrifice in bringing me back was purely selfless and out of love. And her strength in that has given me the strength to face what I have to do next.

— Macy (Madeleine Mantock) prepares to make an intense decision after she comes to the realization that her mother was truly selfless.


The Walking Dead (AMC)

Alpha: I am Alpha. And we only want one thing from you—my daughter.

—Alpha (Samantha Morton) makes the epic entrance we all expected of her.

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From heartwarming mother-daughter moments in This Is Us to silly celebrity shenanigans in The Other Two, this week was full of some amazing moments.

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