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What's your favorite classic sit-com one-liner?

Asked by ibstubro (18804points) March 21st, 2014

Or least favorite, if you choose to share.

This (the end line) has currently revisited my life.

What sit-com re-runs are in your head?

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janbb's avatar

“Anybody can take a reservation; the point is to hold the reservation.” From Seinfeld

Pachy's avatar

I do love that quote, @janbb, and there are sooo many great quotes from Seinfeld, including… “He was not the master of his domain.”

And from the Larry Sanders Show there’s Carol Burnett’s hilarious line to Larry: “I saw your balls.”

And then there’s this from “Newhart”:

Dr. Robert Hartley: [final lines, Dick wakes up as Bob from “The Bob Newhart Show”] I just had had the strangest dream. I just dreamt that I was married to a beautiful blonde and we owned an inn that was going to be turned into a golf club.

Emily Hartley: [wakes up, turns the light on] That’s it, no more shrimp before bed.

[turns light off]

Emily Hartley: [turns light back on, jealous] Beautiful blonde?

dxs's avatar

No soup for you? I don’t know I don’t watch sitcoms.
It’s a giraffe was a pretty funny one-liner from my childhood favorite, SpongeBob.
[Addition]: Oh, and this is another classical Patrick one-liner.

JLeslie's avatar

When Julia Sugar Baker on Designing Women said something to the tune of, “I don’t know why people were so excited when Nancy Reagan wore that white one shoulder dress. Wilma Flinstone has been wearing that for years.”

Another from Designing Women when Julia says, “here in the south we don’t ask if someone has crazy people in their family, we ask what side are they on.”

That show had a ton of great lines.

livelaughlove21's avatar

So many. Just a few…

“Maybe the dingo ate your baby.” -Seinfeld

“Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” -Seinfeld

“They’re real, and they’re spectacular!” -Seinfeld

“We were on a break!” -Friends

“Suit up.” -How I Met Your Mother

“That’s what she said.” -The Office (US)

“Lucy, you got some ‘splainin to do!” -I Love Lucy

“What the deuce?” -Family Guy

“Bazzinga.” -Big Bang Theory

Brian1946's avatar

Here’s yet another one from Seinfeld.

It’s the episode where Kramer decides to move to California.

George: So you’re really moving to California?

Kramer: You bet I am, buddy!

Kramer, then pointing to the side of his head: In fact, up here, I’ve already gone!

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Brian1946 More like a three-liner. ;)

Brian1946's avatar

@livelaughlove21 After a rigorous numerical analysis, I’d say it’s exactly a 3-liner! Luckily for one so math-challenged as me, this thread is in Social. ;-)

gailcalled's avatar

Archue Bunker: “Stifle yourself, Edith.”
Lou Grant: “You know, you’ve got spunk. I hate spunk!”
Larry: ” Hi, I’m Larry; this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl.”
Ralph Kramden: “One of these days Alice…one of these days, bam, zoom, straight to the moon.”
Fonzie: “Exactamundo.”

filmfann's avatar

Sports Night had several which won’t make sense to anyone who hasn’t watched the show, but here is one.

“I just met someone named Sally who appears to be the preferred vacation spot for men that you date!”

Brian1946's avatar

Romi Yamada to Jack Benny: “My father very worried about you. He say that if you only 39, you very sick man!”

ragingloli's avatar

“It’s only cheating if you get caught” – Ted Bundy from Betrothed without Children

ucme's avatar

Arkwright: ‘I can see that on the side of a lorry – Ark-Ark-Arkwrwright’s Fai-fai-fai-famous
Ter ter-ter-treacle Ter-ter-ter-toffee.’
Granville: ‘You’ll never get all that on the side of a lorry!’
From Open All Hours: The shop owner, Arkwright, has a stutter, which is a running theme throughout the show.

filmfann's avatar

I know people bristle when I say this, but I just don’t find Seinfeld funny.
Why would “Maybe the dingo ate your baby” be funny in any context?

ibstubro's avatar

Did you watch the dingo clip, @filmfann?? How is that not hilarious??

It’s not about babies, it’s about pretense.

I LOVED Sports Night, even bought the DVD.

ucme's avatar

The vast majority of US sitcoms are just not funny. The only one I consistently laughed at was Cheers.

dappled_leaves's avatar

My answer and also the answer to @filmfann‘s question.

Shoot. Not a sitcom, though.

janbb's avatar

@dappled_leaves Ah, young Alan Alda! Makes me want to watch “Mash.”

dappled_leaves's avatar

Ok, sitcoms…

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Just about any line from Absolutely Fabulous or Community.
Damn, it’s impossible to pick a clip from Community.

TheRealOldHippie's avatar

“WORK!!!” – Maynard G. Krebs, beatnik buddy of Dobie Gillis on “The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis.”

ibstubro's avatar

Man, I’ve not thought of WKRP in ages, @dappled_leaves. I knew the quote without opening the link…but open and enjoy I did. Thanks!

ibstubro's avatar

Impossible to pick a favorite, there, @Adirondackwannabe.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I went looking for the milkbone underwear one and it gave me all of them, so I thought I’d share them all. Great stuff.

ibstubro's avatar

Room for a beer?
No, but I’m willing to add on, caught me off guard! lol

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Lol, that one always made me chuckle. That was a great show.

ibstubro's avatar

I also liked, “My perfect weight…If I was 11 foot tall!”

Some of the best writing since “The Dick Van Dyke Show”. Crap. Now I need a quote.

janbb's avatar

@ibstubro “The Dick Van Dyke Show” was one of my favorites of all time.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@ibstubro I laughed my ass off at that.
@janbb you can be my bud forever.

ibstubro's avatar

A Nice Stiff Drink.

Somebody stop

Ooops. I can stop myself, regardless of rumors to the contrary.

vedang001's avatar

“I think God gave us children so that death wont come as such as huge disappointment”.

- Evelyn Harper, Two n half men.

ibstubro's avatar

Nice, @vedang001. Welcome!

longgone's avatar

“Pretentious?! Moi?

Fawlty Towers.

janbb's avatar

@longgone Or is it “Pompous?! Moi?”

longgone's avatar

^ That sounds ridiculous. Huh. Did we just stumble upon a perfect example, here? :]

SmartAZ's avatar

“He did it behind your back right under your nose!” – Gracie Allen

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