Friday, October 14, 2011

BAZINGA! and my secret shame.

Last week's "Arrested  Development" quote was a hit. Asking for television quotes from you people who are supposed to supply me with material, was not. Only ONE (1) person gave me a quote. KrazyKris suggested "BAZINGA!" And I liked it because it was short and exciting, but confession: I HAD TO GOOGLE IT. And then I learned that it was from The Big Bang Theory, a TV show that I have been planning on watching, since, oh, the big bang ( I am that old.) I know! I am a loser! Here is a list of all the television shows I haven't watched. but I know that I should:

The Wire: Just power through the first three seasons, someone told me, then it gets crazy good!

Modern Family: I am 100.3% positive that this show would be my style, but I didn't catch the first episode, and if I don't catch the first episode, then I have anxiety knee-pit sweats about starting in the middle.

The Middle: I have heard that this is funny, too, and that it has waffle jokes.

Breaking Bad: I actually started watching this and loved it, and then my mom got cancer and I jettisoned all shows about cancer (see: The Big C).

Survivor: I am not highbrow enough to make any sort of holier-than-thou comment about reality television. I'm sure that this is fun, but doesn't this show take place all outdoors?!

Treme: This show looks stressful.

And of course, The Big Bang Theory.

Dork alert! The main reason I want to watch The Big Bang Theory? It has Billie from Charmed.

And I am sure that there are plenty more. I would recommend a few shows that maybe you're not watching? The United States of Tara (uh-maz-ing), Wire in the Blood (on Netflix! British, not for the squeamish), the Sherlock Holmes miniseries (also on Netflix, it has Benedict Cumberbatch, the most Britishly-named man of all time and Tim from Gervais' the Office), and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (so funny!).

Okay, so what should I be watching? (and include a quote with it, pretty pretty please).


  1. Isn't there a slanket somewhere you should be filling with your farts?--Salma Hayek on 30 Rock. 30 Rock is an absolute must.

  2. "Life is all pain. Pain, rejection and gloom. Why do we even pretend that there's anything other than a yawning blankness at the heart of... Hey! 33% extra free! I'm doing excellent shopping. My depressed state of mind is making me even more frugal than normal."

    -Peep Show (excellent British comedy!)

  3. oh yes! 30 Rock is a must! I want to have Liz Lemon's nerdy babies.

    and thanks, Spytebunne, I know I need to check out Peep Show, too.

  4. "You'll be fine. Just don't be yourself." Jane, The Mentalist ( I think this has been said at least one other time to Brigsby too!!)

    "The universe is cold and loveless." Manny, Modern Family

    "Get away from me temptress!" I'm sure this had been said by other characters as well as Cam, Modern Family

    "Shut your ass!" Raj, Big Bang

    And seriously, WATCH THE BIG BANG THEORY!!

  5. I suck at quotes but I love:

    Up All Night: "I know it's just a Manic Monday but I can't be up burning the Eternal Flame."

    Happy Endings: "You never know what kind of chunks might be floating around in your stew."

    Hot in Cleveland: Anything Betty White says...

    I agree that you would love Modern Family. The other favorite of mine is Castle. I <3 Nathan Fillion.

  6. Ummmm Sponge Bob Please. That one song about inside being awesome. ; )

  7. I think the only shows I watch with ANY regularity are of the Seth MacFarlane variety.. i.e., Family Guy, Cleveland Show, and, my favorite, American Dad. Big Bang Theory is geekaliciously hilarious, though. The Middle is really funny too - we've all taken to whispering "I'm lying" every time we blatantly lie thanks to that show.

    But some American Dad quotes:

    "I did my bit to save water, I showered with the salad plates."

    "every day with you is like a punch in the nads"

    "I guess I just picked a whole bouquet of oopsie-daisys"

    "I'm going to make you cry and dip my cookie in your tears."

    "Clooney, you smug bastard. Stop playing basketball and get married like the rest of us."

    "I'm gonna need a lot of happy to get over all of the sad"

    and a bazillion more at

  8. The Middle:

    Frankie Heck to Brick:
    "Brick, I got your favorites. Books and waffles."

  9. Awesome! Thanks everybody! And anonymous--whom I'm pretty sure is The Floozy Musey -- here are the lyrics to that fantastic Spongebob Squarepants song, 'Indoors.'

    I know of a place,
    Where you never get harmed.
    A magical place,
    With magical charms.
    Indoors, indoors, indooooors!

  10. I love Wire in the Blood - we were in the middle of a season when Netflix stopped making it available for streaming...what the...? Not cool.