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The funniest TV lines from the week of Oct. 22, 1999

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”Are you calling my mom a liar?” MIKE (MICHAEL J. FOX), after CAITLIN (HEATHER LOCKLEAR) said the world didn’t revolve around him, on Spin City

”There’s no present like the time.” SHRUG (EVAN HANDLER), when ARTHUR (CHRIS EIGEMAN) gave him a watch as a gift, on It’s like, you know…

”They’re saying now it’s possible that the Yankees and the Mets [will] meet in a subway World Series. Ooh, think about that — Hillary’d be screwed then because she wouldn’t know who to pretend to root for.” DAVID LETTERMAN on Late Show

”Al Gore said that being the underdog made him feel like Janis Joplin because ‘freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.’ Then he chugged a fifth of Southern Comfort and had sex with his bass player.” CONAN O’BRIEN on Late Night

”I have nothing to do. I feel like a writer on a movie set.” JOSH (BRADLEY WHITFORD) on The West Wing