There’s no greater feeling than having a connection with someone who watches the same tv shows as you. One line can bond you for life, leaving you cracking up louder than a drunk at a comedy club. I could go on for pages listing the best tv lines, but I’ll save some virtual space and just “yada, yada, yada” about my most recent favs (in no particular order).
1. “Legen…Dary!” – Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother
No one has better catch phrases than NPH himself. Everything from his “self fives” to “challenge accepted” never gets old, but my all-time favorite Barney Stinson quote is “Legen…Wait for it…Dary.” It just amplifies everything that is awesome in this world.
2. “Treat Yo Self” – Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle, Parks and Recreation
Work hard, shop harder? Yes, please! Tom and Donna gave us permission to “Treat Yo Self” to whatever is you please because we all need a little retail indulgence every now and then, don’t you think?
3. “Deal Breaker” – Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
Tina Fey is the voice of reason for girls and women alike. She’s smart, funny, and regardless of how self-deprecating she is about her looks, I think she’s fabulous gorgeous with a great bod! Act all indifferent you want Tina, but we both know you limit your Hostess Ding Dongs and hit the gym more than Kelly Ripa’s 6-pack abs. Anyway, back to the topic. “Deal Breaker” cuts out the bullshit and forces you to move on…to something BETTER. Grown-ass man still living and mooching off his mama? Deal Breaker! Employee comes into the office looking ravaged and smells like a fish? Deal Breaker! Dog refusing to keep his shits to outside? Deal Breaker! Okay, well not really because he’s a pup and you’ll always love him, but you get the point. Tina’s “Deal Breaker” gives you the authority to call it as it is ditch whatever it is that isn’t working like a hot tomato.
4. “Turtle Time” – Ramona Singer, Real Housewives of New York City
Better than RHOC Vicki’s “Wahoo,” no one can resist a little “Turtle Time.” I think Ramona’s swag dance moves hype the saying even better. After working a long week, who wouldn’t want to take off their shoes, down a little Pinot Grigio and Turtle Time it up? I think every moment should be Turtle Time!
5. “Chang / Chang-ed / Chang-ing” – Professor Chang, Community
It’s like “Fuck.” It can be a noun, verb, adverb, whatever you want to make it, which is why I love “Chang.” You can “Chang It” or “Be Chang-ed” or “just Chang.” Professor Chang may be crazy, but at least he’s making “Chang” happen. It’s so fetch!
6. “That’s What She Said” – Michael Scott, The Office
Come on, it never gets old. I’m a chick, and a proper one at that and even I can’t even resist when someone says something and the opportunity to blurt out, “That’s what she said” comes…”That’s what she said!” See what I did there? Right there? I just did it.
My favorite is actually, “I’m the Best” but I couldn’t find any attractive memes with it. Scandal is like a more sophisticated soap opera my husband and I enjoy indulging in. And by sophisticated, I mean it airs after 8pm. Overly dramatic and ridiculous, the hubs and I have an ongoing joke that whenever a really intense scenario appears, one of us will ask, “will get it handled?” and the other responds, “yes, because she’s the best!” Perfect drinking game.
Poor Patrice. She just wants to be Robin’s BFF, but is always the automatic scapegoat/punching bag when something goes wrong. Oh well, I’m over pitying her because blaming her is just that much more entertaining. Dammit Patrice!
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