Dish of Salt: Top Ten TV Quotes Of The Week (1/16/09)

#10 — “Tell me where the device is! So help me God, I will kill you and you will stay dead this time.”

-- Fox’s “24”

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Jack Bauer to Tony Almeida who had been believed to be dead after he was killed in Season Five.

#9 — “Welcome to Hollywood!”

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-- FOX’s “American Idol

The three little words every auditioner is praying to hear from the judges as “American Idol” launched its eighth season this week.

#8 — “Afterwards, there was a fight over who would pay the lunch bill but eventually they all agreed that they would just leave it up to future generations.”

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-- NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”

Seth Meyers on Weekend Update about the historic lunch meeting between President-elect Barack Obama and the living presidents George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

#7 — “I’m sick of just words words words, talk talk talk. Shut the F&!# up! Just do it! Just stop talking and do it!”

-- NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”

Trainer Bob Harper having an absolute freak out on grey team member Joelle who keeps stopping her interval run before the 30-second time has ended.

#6 — “Eventually he’ll figure it out when their kids have giant heads and beet-stained teeth.”

-- NBC’s “The Office”

Jim Halpert to the cameras about co-worker Andy Bernard still being in the dark that his fiancee Angela Martin is sleeping with Dwight Schrute, their co-worker and of course, beet farm owner.

#5 — “It’s perfect. We traded one nuked civilization for another.”

-- Sci-Fi’s “Battlestar Galactica

President Roslin upon finally landing on Earth but finding out it too has been destroyed. Earth was supposed to be their salvation and new home.

#4 — “We’re closing in on it. This has been tougher than finding a Commerce secretary.”

-- ABC’s “This Week”

President-elect Barack Obama to George Stephanopolous about having narrowed down the search for the white house dog to a labradoodle and a Portuguese water dog.

#3 — “I’d like to thank all my dogs, the ones that are here and the ones that aren’t here anymore because sometimes when a man is alone, that’s all you got is your dogs and they meant the world to me.”

-- NBC’s “66th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Mickey Rourke’s interesting choice of whom (or what) to thank during his acceptance speech after winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.

#9 — “It’s the right time for me to go.”

-- CBS’s “CSI”

The final words Gil Grissom (William Petersen, in his final episode) utters before departing CSI to reunite with his true love Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) in Costa Rica.

#1 — “If you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet and you can find a lot of people there who don’t like you. I’d like to address some of them now. Babsinlacrosse, you can suck it. Dianefan, you can suck it. Cougarletter, you can really suck it ‘cause all year you have been after me, all year.”

-- NBC’s “66th Annual Golden Globe Awards”

Tina Fey’s hilarious acceptance speech after winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series calling out real blog commenters who have dissed her repeatedly.

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