“You’re over me? When were you under me?”
“We have to go back.”
“I want to go to there.”
A good TV quotation stays with you. The best worm their way into your everyday lexicon. A few years ago, I stayed at a hotel that had no hot water in the morning. At checkout, the cheery desk clerk asked me how my stay was. “Not great, Bob!” I replied. The clerk, whose name was not Bob, had no idea what I was talking about. But the opportunity to have such a perfect occasion to use my most favorite Mad Men quotation almost made my freezing cold shower that morning worth it.
Here are our favorite TV quotations from April 2018. If you hear a good one, tweet me at @AmyTVGal or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you may see the quotation you chose right here next month.
“White men whose complacency, whose privilege, left this country, this republic in a state of neglect,” Rowan (Joe Morton) explaining why B-613 was created in the series finale, “Over a Cliff” (Episode 7.18).
“Please. I love difficult women. The theme for my tenth birthday was Kim Cattrall.” Michael (J.J. Totah) before he meets a problematic gym client (Kether Donohue) in “Grandma Dearest” (Episode 1.6).
The Handmaid’s Tale
“Our father, who art in heaven. Seriously? What the actual fuck?” June (Elisabeth Moss) in the second season premiere, “June” (Episode 2.1).
“He loves me. He loves you. But somewhere, something got lost.” Elizabeth (Keri Russell) to Paige (Holly Taylor) about Philip (Matthew Rhys) in “Mr. and Mrs. Teacup” (Episode 6.4).
“God loves the sinners best because our fire burns bright, bright, bright. Burn with me.” Syd (Rachel Keller) to David (Dan Stevens) in “Chapter 12” (Episode 2.4).
Jane the Virgin
“I have gotten over my ambivalence for you.” Rogelio (Jaime Camil) giving Rafael (Justin Baldoni) his blessing in “Chapter Eighty-One (Episode 4.17).
“Twitter thinks you’re a bot.” Gina (Chelsea Peretti) to Captain Holt (Andre Braugher).
“Why? I’m a human! I’m a human male!” ? Captain Holt’s indignant response in “Gray Star Mutual (Episode 5.18). Thanks to @KateW6677 for this one.
“No one cares what you do next. I mean that in the nicest possible way.” Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) to Eve (Sandra Oh) in “I’ll Deal with Him Later” (Episode 1.2).
“That’s your professional opinion?” Sandy (Catherine Curtin) to Carrie (Claire Danes) when Carrie tries to offer her analysis of a dirty FBI agent she slept with in “Useful Idiot” (Episode 7.9).
The Good Fight
“We want to be ready to impeach President Trump.” Political operative Ruth Eastman (Margo Martindale) to the partners at Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart in “Day 450” (Episode 2.7).
Splitting Up Together
“That’s more heartbreaking than Manchester By the Sea.” Maya (Diane Farr) to Martin (Oliver Hudson) about his failed attempts to reunite with his wife in “Soups Jealous” (Episode 1.4).
Amy Amatangelo, the TV Gal®, is a Boston-based freelance writer, a member of the Television Critics Association and the Assistant TV Editor for Paste. She wasn’t allowed to watch much TV as a child and now her parents have to live with this as her career. You can follow her on Twitter (@AmyTVGal) or her blog .