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TV's funniest quotes: Special Emmy night edition

TV’s funniest lines from the 2007 Emmy Awards. Read the expanded online-only version of our favorite quips, then vote for the best quote

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”Oh, I read this from the prompter? I’m not faking this — I really don’t know what I’m doing.”
ELAINE STRITCH, WHILE PRESENTING WITH STANLEY TUCCI

”Congratulations on turning 18, Hayden. My gift? Seating you as far away from Jeremy Piven as possible.”
RYAN SEACREST, TO HEROES STAR HAYDEN PANETTIERE

”I’ve been to thousands and thousands of concerts in my life and I can tell you these are the worst seats I’ve ever had.”
JAMES SPADER, COMMENTING ON THE THEATER-IN-THEROUND SEATING WHILE ACCEPTING HIS EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

”If entertainers stop publicly congratulating each other, then the earth wins!”
STEPHEN COLBERT, EXPLAINING WHY AWARDS SHOWS SHOULDN’T BE ECO-FRIENDLY

”I took Steve [Carell] out to dinner to celebrate his Emmy nomination and halfway through dinner, I told him I had been nominated too, and he said, ‘For what? Biggest rack on the show?”’
THE OFFICE COSTAR JENNA FISCHER

”Sometimes when we’re rolling around in the jungle in the mud and we’re hitting each other and stabbing each other and shooting each other and they’re pouring on the blood and turning on the sprinklers, I wonder what it would be like to bake up a sheet of cookies on Wisteria Lane. And get one of their checks.”
LOST‘S TERRY O’QUINN, DURING HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

”No, I know you’re not a real doctor, but should I have it removed?”
ELLEN DEGENERES, TO HOUSE STAR HUGH LAURIE

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