Personal Laugh Track: 12 Most Quotable Shows Ever — Do You Reference Them?

Do you have any favorite TV shows or sitcoms that you quote in your everyday life? You’ve got company. After someone polled an entertainment forum for the most quotable shows ever, here are THEIR top picks. Do you agree?

1. The Simpsons

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The Simpsons is one of the most quotable shows of all time. I’d say the first 10-12 seasons are classic Simpson’s cannon, and I am one of thousands who enjoy referencing it.

  • “Stupid sexy Flanders!”
  • “You don’t win friends with salad.”
  • “Everything’s coming up, Milhouse!”

2. The Office

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The Office comes up dozens of times as one of the more quotable shows on television. The Superfan episodes are a real treat for anyone looking for hilarious bonus content.

  • “Everyone inside the car was fine — Stanley!”
  • “The worst thing about prison was the dementors.”
  • “Identity theft is not a joke, Jim! Millions of families suffer every year.”

3. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is one of the more popular sitcoms in the thread, with sixteen seasons and counting. “The Gang” features five hilariously awful human beings doing terrible things.

  • “What’s your spaghetti policy?”
  • “So anyway, I started blasting!”
  • “Because of the Implication.”

4. Scrubs

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Scrubs is another sitcom full of eccentric characters and quotable lines. From J.D.’s over-the-top shenanigans to Dr. Cox’s hilarious rants, there is something for everyone.

  • “I grew up on the street. Sesame Street.”
  • “Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present — Man Not Caring.”
  • “Why is there silverware in the pancake drawer?”

5. Arrested Development

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Arrested Development is gangbusters for many sitcom lovers in the forum. Regardless of how many times you watch it, you’ll catch a gag or line you’ve missed on previous viewings.

  • “I mean, it’s one banana, Michael. What could it cost, $10?”
  • “Why are you squeezing me with your body?”
  • “I don’t understand the question, and I won’t respond to it.”

6. Seinfeld

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Seinfeld, the beloved show about nothing, is packed full of hilarious quotes that die-hard fans implement in their everyday lives. This show reminds me of my father and is one of my favorites because of it. 

  • “The sea was angry that day, my friends — like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.”
  • “She said I wasn’t sponge-worthy. Wouldn’t waste a sponge on me.”
  • “You know, I always wanted to pretend that I was an architect.”

7. Parks and Recreation

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Parks and Recreation, or Parks and Rec, is another hilarious show that has many quotable lines and a few fun songs, including “The Pit” and “Bye, Bye Lil Sebastian.” 

  • “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.”
  • “Jogging is the worst. I know it keeps you healthy, but God, at what cost?”
  • “I regret nothing. The end.”

8. How I Met Your Mother

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How I Met Your Mother has gotten a lot of flack lately with outdated themes and humor, but there are tons of quotable lines for those who watched it as it aired.

  • “Nothing good happens after 2 AM”
  • “It looks like someone suffered from premature slapulation.”
  • “It’s going to be legen—wait for it—dary.”

9. Friends

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Friends is another beloved sitcom that has been under recent attack for its outdated humor and gags, but this girl still thinks it’s funny and quotable, and I’m not alone. 

  • “Joey doesn’t share food!”
  • “Pivot. PIVOT!”
  • “Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?”.

10. The Big Bang Theory

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The Big Bang Theory is full of delectable quotes that many forum members (myself included) use in their everyday life. There is also the joy that is “Soft Kitty, soft kitty—little ball of fur. Happy kitty. Sleepy kitty. Purr, purr, purr.”

  • “I haven’t cried this hard since Toy Story 3.”
  • “You think that’s bad? In college, I passed out at a frat party and woke up with more clothes on.”
  • “I am not crazy. My mother had me tested.”

11. New Girl

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New Girl is a hilarious show that follows Jessica Day moving into a loft with three guy roommates, and it delivers many quotable lines. I’d argue many of them are Schmidt. 

  • “I can’t go to jail! I’m too sarcastic for the white gangs!”
  • “Old people freak me out. With their hands and their legs. They’re like the people version of pleated pants.”
  • “They call me Prank Sinatra!”

12. The Golden Girls

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The Golden Girls is an oldie but a goodie that many people (myself included) still watch and enjoy today. The cast is incredible, and each episode is filled with hilarious gags and laughs.

  • “Let me tell you a story. Picture it, Sicily…”
  • “Of course, you hate communism, Ma. It’s because you were raised a fascist.”
  • “Rose, honey… have you been washing the fruit off before you eat it?”

26 Once Hilarious Comedy Films That You’re Not Allowed To Laugh at Today

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Although comedy movies have always been a source of amusement and laughter, society’s expectations and sensibilities have changed over time. What was previously seen as hilarious and acceptable may be viewed as improper or offensive today. Let’s look at some once brilliant comedy movies that are unlikely to be produced or laughed at in the current cultural climate (unless you grew up watching them).

25 Fan Voted Greatest Television Episodes of All Time, Do You Agree?

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With thousands upon thousands of television episodes over the decades, it is difficult to narrow down the best. However, one entertainment forum tried to do just that. Do you agree with their picks?

15 of the Worst Series Finales of Your Favorite Shows on Television

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Have you ever been disappointed with a TV series finale? You’re not alone. After someone asked a popular online entertainment forum what the worst series finales are, here is what they had to say. Do you agree?

15 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Terrible and Have No Business Being Glorified

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Are there any fictional characters people love and revere that you can’t stand? I think you can rip apart just about any cast on a sitcom. I’m looking at you How I Met Your MotherSeinfeld, and The Big Bang Theory. After someone asked an online forum for examples of terrible fictional characters that people love, here are their most interesting responses.

20 Nostalgic TV Shows Gen X Tried To Watch That Just Don’t Cut It Today

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An online Gen X forum member recently asked, “What TV shows have you tried to watch out of nostalgia, and it just doesn’t work anymore.” Here are their top-voted responses. Do you agree?

Source: Reddit.


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Elizabeth Ervin is the owner of Sober Healing. She is a freelance writer passionate about opioid recovery and has celebrated breaking free since 09-27-2013. She advocates for mental health awareness and encourages others to embrace healing, recovery, and Jesus.