Jean-Luc Picard made a small change to his drink order. Pop TV’s One Day at a Time reboot threw some shade at its former home. Ron Swanson proved he hadn’t changed a bit in the last five years. And Jessie Spano was no longer so… scared!
All year long, we’ve been collecting TV’s best sound bites in our Quotes of the Week compilations, which honor the dialogue that made us laugh, cry and gasp — sometimes all three, in fact. But as 2020 wraps up, we’re looking back at the Quotes of the Year, featuring 60 of the funniest, most emotional and/or most delightfully meta moments from the past 12 months.
In the list below, you’ll find one Jeopardy! legend insulting another during the show’s Greatest of All Time tournament, Psych 2‘s nod to James Roday Rodriguez’s other TV gig, one of Big Brother‘s best-ever eviction night speeches and an extremely tearful goodbye for Supernatural‘s Winchester brothers.
Meanwhile, Grey’s Anatomy and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. each got multiple shout-outs in our roundup, because picking only one standout line was just too difficult. Plus, we’ve got bon mots and one-liners from Yellowstone, Saturday Night Live, The Conners, Better Call Saul, Schitt’s Creek and Hawaii Five-0, to name a few.
Though it probably goes without saying, we’ll say it anyway: Our Quotes of the Year list includes lotsa spoilers for plot twists, romantic confessions, heartbreaking sendoffs and more. If you aren’t caught up on your favorite series, we’d recommend bookmarking this page for later.
But if you’re ready to dive in, simply scroll through the list below, then drop a comment with the lines that would make your cut for Quotes of the Year.
Still to come in TVLine’s Year in Review: Most Memorable Scene Stealers, Biggest TV Controversies, Shocking Cast Exits and more!