Lisa: Isn't mid-season just a dumping ground for second-rate shows that weren't good enough for the fall schedule?
Homer: You're thinking of all the other years. This year's shows are classic. There's "The Laughter Family" — that's animated. Networks like animation 'cause they don't have to pay the actors squat!
Ned Flanders: (appears with voice provided by Karl Wiedergott) Plus, they can replace them and no one can tell the diddley-ifference!
— The Simpsons, "Homer to the Max"
Corny Collins: You can't fire Corny Collins from the Corny Collins Show!
Velma Von Tussle: They do it all the time on Lassie!
"Duffman can never die! Only the actors who play him!"
— Duffman, The Simpsons, "Jaws Wired Shut"
"Wait a second, you're not Kirstie Alley! Who are you?!"
"If you ever replace Bill Murray with Bernie Mac, you'd better be doing some kind of Schindler's List thing where you're saving good comedians in a dark, totalitarian comic-killing future."
Dr. Manhattan: You know what's interesting?
Dr. Manhattan: I can understand anything about nuclear and particle physics.
Dr. Manhattan: And I can invent technological advances decades ahead of their time.
Dr. Manhattan: And I can even understand the concept of time to the point where I do not experience it linearly.
Dr. Manhattan: And even I don't know how Liev Schrieber could become Tyler Mane.
Kimimaro: Didn't you used to be British?
Kabuto: Didn't you used to be healthy?
"You're looking at a woman who lived through two world wars, fifteen vendettas, four major operations, and two Darrins on Bewitched!"
— Sophia, The Golden Girls