Best Lines of the Week, January Edition: ‘Don’t Worry, I’m Sweden’

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Fresh Off The Boat (ABC)

Jessica: I will never fail an eye exam because I have memorized the letter board. E, F-P, T-O-Z, P-D-L-E, D-E-F-Z-C, F-C-Z-D-E-P.

— Jessica Huang (Constance Wu) in response to her husband, Louis (Randall Park), when he says that turning 40 is when people start to wear glasses.

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Charmed (The CW)

Harry: I’m not the man I was before Tartarus. And the slate’s no longer clean, you might say. The fact is, I’m not sure I can be their whitelighter anymore.

— Harry (Rupert Evans) comes to the realization that the witches may be safer if he left.

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Madam Secretary (CBS)

Alison: Mom, the Internet is slow, like Stone Age slow.

Elizabeth: Well, call our provider.

Alison: They keep you on the phone forever, and my paper on Givenchy is due tomorrow.

Elizabeth: Try the library. They have Internet and helpful, smiling people who aren’t trying to save the world order from crumbling. Bye, Ali.

— Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) gets annoyed when her daughter, Alison (Kathrine Herzer) calls her during a busy time at work.

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The Good Doctor (ABC)

Shaun: I don’t know how to help you.

Dr. Glassman: Then stop trying.

— Shaun (Freddie Highmore) becomes emotional when he realizes he cannot cure Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff).



Nick: It’s a time called morning. The sun is out. The air is crisp. Birds are tweeting.

Shannon: Birds can’t tweet.

— Shannon (Odessa Adlon) is upset about starting at a new school.

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Modern Family (ABC)

Joe: This kid in my class did a cough syrup commercial. Now he’s always going to the teachers’ lounge to call his manager. He’s the worst.

— Joe (Jeremy Maguire) gets an iffy feeling when Gloria (Sofia Vergara) tries to convince him into becoming the new mall model.

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The Good Place (NBC)

Shawn: What’s that thing you humans say when you’re playing chess and you trap your opponent into an inescapable position? Oh right. Eat butt, you ding dongs!

— Shawn (Marc Evan Jackson) taunting Michael (Ted Danson) after playing unfair.

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Good Trouble (Freeform)

Mariana: Don’t Worry. I’m Sweden.

Davia: Yeah, I think you mean Switzerland.

— Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) tries to stay civil between an intense love triangle.

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From an emotional realization on Charmed to an all-new twist on The Good Place, you won’t want to miss the dialogue from the final week of January.

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