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Memorable TV quotes of 2011

January 2, 2012 |  8:00 am

Some of the sharpest lines of 2011 came from scripted and unscripted TV shows as varied as "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" to "Breaking Bad." They were funny, hurtful, sinister...and utterly entertaining.

 "I am not in danger, Skyler, I am the danger... I am the one who knocks!"

-- "Breaking Bad's" Walter White (Bryan Cranston) to his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) after she tells him she's fearful that a hitman will come to their house and kill him.

"No one will probably care about you. Let's be honest."

-- "Keeping Up with the Kardashians'" Kris Humphries to fiance Kim Kardashian during an argument when she protests that moving from Hollywood to his native Minnesota after they start having children will damage her career.

"It was already in the glass. Not in the jar."

-- "Justified's" Mags Bennett (Margo Martindale) to a man she's poisoned with the "apple pie" moonshine she's poured into his glass from a large jar

"The things I do for love."

-- "Game of Thrones" Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to his sister Queen Cersei as she shoves young Bran Stark out of a high window in an abandoned tower after the boy spots the siblings having sex.

"You look really familiar."

-- Ray Romano's character to Patricia Heaton's Frankie in "The Middle" when he spots his former "Everybody Loves Raymond" co-star during a camping trip.

"Wow, you're on fire tonight. What are you closing with--blackface?"

-- "Whitney's" Alex (Chris D'Elia) to his girlfriend Whitney (Whitney Cummings) after she commits a rash of disastrous missteps at a classy wedding

"A comedian can spend his whole life digging through the comedy mines for sound bites he can use to sustain his family. Sometimes a fellow can lose hope, and then Rick Perry gives you 53 seconds that can change a man's life. Oh lordy, I give you this thing I found...the Dope Diamond!"

--Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" on the infamous moment in a Republican presidential debate when Texas Gov. Rick Perry forgot the third agency he would ban from government, below

What are yourTV favorite quotes of the year? Let us know in the comments.


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