Television has been around for a long time. When I was a child, it was black and white. Movies started the same way. Then TV and movies became colorful. Here are some quotes from and about television. Feel free to add your own to this collection.
M*A*S*H= “Look, all I know is what they taught me at Command School. There are certain rules about a war and rule number one is ‘Young men die.” And rule number two is “Doctors can’t change rule number one.’” Henry Blake (see above) (McLean Stevenson)
M*A*S*H = “Due to conditions beyond our control, we regret to announce that lunch is now being served.” Public Service Announcement
George Lopez = “I’m a big fan of reality shows. I thought the first one, Dukes of Hazard, captured white people perfectly.”
Gilligan’s Island = “Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop.” Eunice Wentworth Lovey Howell
Leave It To Beaver = “A man never gets so old that he forgets how it was being a little boy.” Ward Cleaver
The X-Files= “The truth is out there.”
Groucho Marx = “I find television very educational. Every time someone turns onthe set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Taxi = Reverend Jim: Can you guess how many drugs I did?
Elaine: A lot.
Reverend Jim: Wow! Right on the nose! (see above) Christopher Lloyd
Taxi = “If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away.” Christopher Lloyd
Miami Vice = You’ve got to know the rules before you break them. Otherwise, it’s no fun.” Sonny Crockett
Ted Turner= “Nuclear war would really set back cable TV.”
Star Trek = Live long and prosper.
Star Trek: The Next Generation = Make it so!
Game of Thrones= I drink and I know things. Tyrion Lannister
The Simpsons = “D’oh!”
Alfred Hitchcock= “Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It doesn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house.
The Prisoner = Number 6: “Everybody votes for a dictator.” (see above) Patrick McGoohan
Elementary = “If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, is the truth.” Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller)
Jerry Seinfeld = “I will never understand why they cook on TV. I can’t smell it, can’t eat it, can’t taste it. At the end of the show they hold it up to the camera: ‘Well, here it is. You can’t have any. Goodbye.”