Awesome: Sports Night

  • Isaac's editorial in "The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee":
    Jeremy: Isaac, no fooling; play of the year.
  • Jeremy's speech to Natalie in "Shoe Money Tonight":
    Jeremy: I want you to trust me right now. I want you to say to yourself, yes, I've dated a string of jerks in my life, they were stupid, they were mean to me, but maybe this one's different. Maybe I should take a chance and not adopt the break-up-with-him-before-he-breaks-my-heart strategy. I want you to remember that when I started liking you, I didn't stop liking tennis. And I want you to know that I don't think there's a woman in the world that you need to be threatened by, no matter how glamorous you think she is. But mostly, I want you to trust me, just once, when I tell you that you have three sevens, and I have a straight.
  • Sam Donovan's dismissal of the meddlesome executives near the end of the episode "Cliff Gardner":
    Sam: One last thing. The first and last decision-making authority on this show will rest with Isaac Jaffee until Isaac Jaffee says otherwise, and if you disrespect him in my presence again, I will rededicate the rest of my life to ruining the rest of yours. And if you think I'm just mouthing at you, you should ask around about me. I have absolutely no conscience about these things.
    J.J.: Sam, why did you bring us out here?
    Sam: Because there's the exit. That's it. The meeting's over.