By Mandi Bierly
Updated April 26, 2010 at 04:29 AM EDT
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Image Credit: Craig Barritt/WireImageThe 8th Annual TV Land Awards, hosted by Tim Allen, were filled with cast reunions, people confessing what they did when they were on The Love Boat (Billy Crystal: “I kissed Nancy Kulp, who was on The Beverly Hillbillies. It’s true”), and wonderfully absurd moments such as Charo gyrating behind a seated Brad Garrett as Blondie, recipient of the Icon award, performed “One Way or Another” live. Members of the cast of Glee were on hand to accept their Future Classic award shortly after the cast of Bosom Buddies celebrated its 30th anniversary. (Cue Jane Lynch who said, “I was just thinking that, um, if we have a 30 year anniversary thing, I’ll probably be dead. And it made me so sad. But I hope you all have fun. And that you say, you know, ‘We miss Jane.'”) But even Glee got the retro treatment when the all-star TV Land Glee Club performed a closing rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin'” led by David Hasselhoff and Marilu Henner. (The back-up “singers” included Todd Bridges, Joyce DeWitt, Jamie Farr, Marla Gibbs, Howard Hesseman, Shirley Jones, Richard Karn, Richard Moll, Marion Ross, Jimmie Walker, Marcia Wallace and Fred Willard.) As amazing as that sounds — watch it here — it’s the sound bites that we will remember. Here, some of the evening’s best.

30th Anniversary: Bosom Buddies (presented by Jay Leno)

Tom Hanks: “For 39 measly episodes, all we did was laugh. And Tom Selleck and Magnum, P.I. still suck compared to Bosom Buddies. ABC at 8!”

Holland Taylor: “You know, when we were actually on, we were nowhere. No one paid the slightest attention. And I think Tom and Peter had one television interview in some state, it wasn’t even national, and they had one radio interview in which Tom mentioned that I was 38. I was just so grateful when he got back to rehearsal, I told him how glad I was that he mentioned that because I felt everyone should know. In any case, I think we had a wonderful time partly because we were nowhere and nobody, and nobody was paying any attention. We weren’t in contention, we weren’t in competition. We were just doing our show. And we didn’t give a rat’s ass about anything else, and how fun was that? And we’ve all kept up. And Tom Hanks is adorable in that for all of the pressures of his life, ‘cause he is a mogul, he’ll write the occasional letter to you for no damn reason. So, he got it from me.”

Fan Favorite: The Love Boat (presented by Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White, who joked “I did it five times… The Love Boat that is.)

Ted Lange: “When I got on The Love Boat, I talked to my father who was an actor here in Los Angeles, and he said some words to me that were heartfelt and prophetic. He said, ‘Son, you’re the only black person on a white show, so you don’t have to worry about being noticed. Just act naturally. Not like you did on That’s My Mama.'”

Fred Grandy: “Since The Love Boat docked for the last time, I’ve spent the last 25 years in Washington, D.C… It’s nice to be back around people you can trust.”

Ted McGinley: “It was an honor and a privilege for me to be among so many great actors on their way up and on their way down, and I was so thankful to be there. Thank you… And now I’m on my way down, and I’m looking for something.”

Impact: Everybody Loves Raymond (presented by Bob Newhart)

Ray Romano: “I just want to say… This show will always be with me, will always be with us. We do other things. You know, our careers go on. I mean, I have a show now, a different show. Patty has a different show. Brad watches our shows. And Doris thinks this show is still on right now.”

Brad Garrett: “Take it easy, Ted. Take it easy. I’m gettin’ heckled by the guy from The Love Boat. That’s where my career is. I’m gonna tell it like it is, Ray. I’m gonna tell everybody the [bleep] you were to all of us. I’m gonna tell everyone right now. I’m sick and tired of this lovefest. I’m pullin’ the shroud off this charade in the land of TV. There is no trickle down. You’ve got pallbearers carrying your wallet around. Doris and I are livin in a [bleep] damn van, Ray. How about a little taste for the big Jew? A little taste? Nothing. Everybody knows that it takes more than just you. You know that. Everybody knows that Peter Scolari is funnier than Tom Hanks. The world knows it. I’m tired of it… Everybody seen Ray’s show, by the way? Well uh, you better hurry… It was an honor for all of us, and this is all because of Ray Romano, everybody, so give it up for Ray.”

Ray Romano: “We could have done a couple more years if you were this funny on the show.”

Other awards:

Legend: Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner (presented by Billy Crystal)

Pop Culture: Charlie’s Angels (presented by Pamela Anderson to Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith, with Ryan O’Neal introducing a video tribute to Farrah Fawcett)

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