On March 1, 2007, TwoCentsTV started as the result of a night-school project of our Founder – KP. Now, in 2017, TwoCentsTV marks our Ten Year Anniversary of focusing on all things Television!
To celebrate, the Senior Editorial staff compiled a series of TEN “Top 10” lists showcasing our favorites things about Television in the ten years since TwoCentsTV began. For the past five weeks we’ve been unveiling these lists.
We started by celebrating One-Season Wonders then we ranked our favorite Underrated Shows, Series Finales and favorite Couples. Last week we focused on our Favorite Duos and Groups. This week we are listing our Favorite Lines. Whether it be a long quote or a one-liner catchphrase, these lines are memorable for being a part of TV quotation lore.
“You have failed this city.” (Arrow)
Every superhero needs a classic line and that’s what “you have failed this city” has become for the Green Arrow. Though it’s used sparingly in more recent seasons, it’s still fun to hear it coming from the man in the hood as he approaches the baddie of the week or the big bad.
“Bazinga!” (The Big Bang Theory)
When you’re not funny, and need the world to know you are trying to be, you need a code. This is Sheldon Cooper’s. Best use of it was when he was delirious on lack of sleep and hiding from Leonard in a gigantic ball pit at a kid’s amusement area. It wasn’t just funny – it was BAZINGA!
“Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.” (Friday Night Lights)
It wasn’t about winning games, it was about learning how to win at life. Coach Taylor instilled the confidence in his young men (and all in the town of Dillon) with these words. They still ring true today. Go into a crowd, even today and yell CLEAR EYES…FULL HEARTS…. and somewhere, someone will eventually yell back…. CAN’T LOSE!
“What the fork.” (The Good Place)
Michael Schur helped create the US version of The Office and then Parks and Recreation. Both shows with great comedy and great catch phrases. His latest show – The Good Place started out with its own. Apparently, in Heaven we aren’t allowed to curse. It may sound like a bunch of bull shirt, but it’s the forking truth.
“Legen…wait for it…dary.” (How I Met Your Mother)
Barney Stinson brought us some of the most awesome one-liners and catchphrases, but there is one that clearly stands above the rest. Thanks Barney, you were legen…wait for it…
“That’s what she said.” (The Office)
Michael Scott never met a bad joke, cliche or catch phrase he didn’t love. And he usually he blew the delivery. But he has a sixth sense when it came to “TWSS.” Most of the time, he couldn’t even help himself – even in the face of bosses, lawyers or complete strangers, if the line was right – he had to say it!
“I love you and I like you.” (Parks and Recreation)
“I love you and I like you.” A simple phrase that first came from Leslie, but has become an iconic line between the amazing couple that is “Beslie.” It carries so much heartfelt meaning behind it and something you can only say to someone your not only truly love, but also like as well; which is why both words carry equal weight and why we love and like it so much.
“Don’t half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.” (Parks and Recreation)
Ron Swanson was one of the most quotable characters on Parks & Rec (and that is difficult to say considering the competition from every other character on the show). His lines ranged from hilarious to inadvertently insightful. This was one of those insightful lines that just sticks with you even after the show has ended.
“I don’t need a man to rescue me. I’m the one on the mound right now. Me. I throw the ball. I give the speeches. And I decide if you and I are going to talk about what happened the other night not you. And I decided we’re not by the way because we’re teammates. And as long as we’re teammates that’s how we’re going to be.” (Pitch)
In its first season, Pitch offered us some solid lines from many of the cast but the one line (well, more like speech) that sticks is when Ginny confronts Mike on the mound in the season finale in the middle of a game that could have defined her career and showed us she was taking control of her life and decisions.
“It’s handled.” (Scandal)
Since Scandal began, Olivia Pope has represented control and power in some awesome ways. “It’s handled” became one of the many verbal cues to show that control and honestly who hasn’t used it when they’ve gotten things done?
How about you? Share your TwoCents about our list and what other Lines of the past ten years would have made your list.