The Best One-Liners In Sitcom History

The funniest sitcoms are the ones with great jokes, crazy situations, and wacky characters. But let's be honest, the best part of TV sitcom shows is always the iconic one-liners. So, if you love to laugh, here is a list of the best sitcom one-liners that will make you giggle like there is no tomorrow.

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Sitcoms are the true American pastime (yeah, we said it). They’re much more entertaining to watch than a baseball game, and way funnier, too. These TV shows make us laugh with their constant barrage of wacky characters and bizarre adventures, but the best part of every sitcom is always the one-liners. Sure, most of the dialogue is hilarious, but it’s those attention-grabbing one-liners that stick with us long after we’ve watched and keep us grinning from ear to ear after the show is over. Sometimes these one-liners have absolutely nothing to do with the plot itself, but they are easily quotable and get stuck in the heads of viewers like a catchy song on the radio.

Witty one-liners and great comedy have always gone hand in hand. The best comedy writers have often said the secret to a good one-liner is to make it both concise and meaningful. On Seinfeld, Jerry and his ragtag team of friends were a well-oiled machine that produced legendary line after legendary line. Modern shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Place have given the world of pop culture so many one-liners that it’s nearly impossible to keep count. Thanks to these popular shows (and so many others), society will be likely quoting certain sitcom characters until the end of time.

Whether the line is short or long, sharp or big, witty or crude, these one-liners have found a permanent home in the pop culture zeitgeist. They make us laugh, scratch our heads, or do something in between—and that’s exactly why we love them. So, if you’re ready to take a look through some of the funniest and most memorable things ever uttered on television, here are the best one-liners in sitcom history.

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30. "Sometimes I just want to get in my car and drive and drive, drive."

Superstore NBC

29. “Hate the game, not the playa.”

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28. “I’m cool dad, that’s my thang.”

Modern Family Ty Burrell

27. “Son of a bench!”

The Good Place

26. “You’re boring me.”


25. "Let's hug it out, bitch."

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24. "Wildcard, Bitches!"

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23. "It's going to be legendary"

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22. "I would do anything for my friends, which I think is how everyone in the world feels. Which is why I finally understand war."

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21. "Looking at the room, I can tell you're the most beautiful the room."

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20. "Kip, stand by to take the blame."

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19. "One of these days Alice—pow! Straight to the Moon!"

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18. "I'm coming to join you Elizabeth!"

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17. "Her lips said 'No," but her eyes said 'read my lips.'"

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16. Every PA Announcer Line

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15. "Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do!"

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14. ""Give me all the bacon and eggs you have."

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13. "I don't know him well enough for a stop and chat."

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12. "Are we having fun yet?"

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11. "You're fucking out!"

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10. "Jerome's in the house, watch your mouth!

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9. "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!"

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8. "We were on a break!"

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7. ""Ain't no party like a Liz Lemon Party because a Liz Lemon party is mandatory."

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6. "I'm afraid I just blue myself."

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5. "That's what she said."

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4. "Well, middle class was fun."

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3. "Not that there's anything wrong with that."

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2. ""How's a beer sound, Norm?" "I don't know I usually finish before they get a word In.""

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1. "D'oh!"

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