It's that time of year -- a time when the entire Internet makes its year-end lists for all those folks who appreciate procrastinating aids. So who are we to deny you?
We painstakingly went through our DVR -- and our Twitter feed, our notepads and the company restroom stalls -- to pull out some of the best lines TV had to offer this year. The list, of course, is subjective and incomplete. And in the spirit of giving, we hope you readers will contribute and expand the list in the comments section.
To get you started, here's what caught our attention this year (in no particular order):
"If you don't know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly."
-- Walter White ("Breaking Bad")
Don't let the khakis fool you: You don't want to be threatened by Walter White, a.k.a. Heisenberg. In the opener to the final episodes of the AMC drama, Walt's Drug Enforcement Administration agent brother-in-law Hank, who finally figured out Walt's alter ego, got put on notice. And we were scared.
“How many dead babies does it take to ruin a carpet?”
-- Gemma ("Sons of Anarchy")
The grim zinger from the show's matriarch in the morose lead-up to the jaw-dropping finale made us rewind to make sure we heard right.
"What's insane is a 10% levy on baked goods."
-- Ichabod Crane ("Sleepy Hollow")
It's hard to pick our favorite fish-out-of-water observation about the 21st century from the vintage fellow, but this one had us clapping.
"There's always hope tomorrow will be taco night."
-- Nicky ("Orange is the New Black")
In the Netflix prison dramedy, Nicky Nichols tried to comfort an emotional Alex Vause. And we realized prisoners are just like us: They appreciate Taco Tuesdays.
"Not great, Bob!"
-- Pete Campbell ("Mad Men")
It was the moment made for Vine. There's nothing better than sweet, dear Pete Campbell annoyed with Bob Benson.
-- Olivia Pope ("Scandal")
It was the word that blew up Twitter in May. In the big twist Season 2 finale of "Scandal," viewers learned that shady Rowan, the leader of the black ops CIA team who spent much of the season sabatoging Olivia Pope, is actually Olivia's pop. #whoa
"I think we should make some new rules before they get back. I hereby declare we have spaghetti Tuesdays every Wednesday. First we have to find some spaghetti."
-- Hershel Greene ("The Walking Dead")
Leave it to old Hershel to bring it all back to important matters in between trying to civilize the running of the prison.
"She's on a flip phone, Jess. She's either poor or a time traveler."
-- Schmidt ("New Girl")
We had to look up to make sure Schmidt wasn't talking about our mom.
"They were out of baguettes, so I bought croissants."
-- Saul Berenson ("Homeland")
It made us long for a "four months later" tag to run across our life.
"Someday, I'm going to put a sword through your eye and out the back of your skull."
-- Arya ("Game of Thrones")
The perfect message to include in those family holiday cards.
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