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Episodes Quotes by Spike Milligan, Chris Matthews, Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Brown Findlay, Manobala, William C. Rhoden and many others.

As I kept having episodes of depression, I realized that it was not a one-off: that I had, well, not a disease, really – more an illness.
Spike Milligan
You could see Newt Gingrich, who`s a member of Donald Trump`s country club, already getting together and talking about the new episode of “The Apprentice,” with the poor kids in the city.This was a very smart thing to do. He shows that he is the grown-up in the Republican Party.
Chris Matthews
Flashback episodes are a tried-and-true sitcom device, but they always work!
Phoebe Robinson
The first episodes I actually read for ‘Downton,’ Sybil was really intimidated and hadn’t come into her own. So it’s only in Series Two that she’s become so headstrong. In general, I find it exciting to play strong, female roles because they’re shocking.
Jessica Brown Findlay
Oviya’ as a story is intriguing and exciting to work for. The character I play as part of the show, even if it is just for five episodes, it is a crucial role that changes the course of the show.
The reports of racial episodes are disturbing. But the players’ protest is exhilarating because it is the most high-profile example to date in a continuing revolution in which the athletes who drive the multibillion-dollar college sports machine have begun to use their visibility to demand change.
William C. Rhoden
I have done a lot of short dramas that are three, four or five episodes and so that makes the filming process similar to the independent film process; it is very intimate, and it is a small cast and a small crew and everyone is there with a common goal and want the best for that project.
Ashley Walters
I used to watch every episode of ‘Justice League,’ I went to all the movies, I had the Superman lunchbox. I was enamored with animation in general and always wanted to somehow be a part of it.
Jesse McCartney
‘Spooks’ was unique. It took up such a lot of your life – I think we did 10 episodes for the first few seasons. That’s six months of your life.
Nicola Walker
I was doing Babylon 5 season two and I was in all 22 episodes of that.
Bill Mumy
I’ve always had this dream that if people could pay me to watch and review old episodes of ‘The Golden Girls,’ that would be something really special.
Winston Duke
It’s amazing, the quality of good work that happened in the fifties when a series would have to turn out 30-some episodes a season – it’s amazing that ‘I Love Lucy’ was as good as it was!
Vince Gilligan
You don’t have the economy of scale of building a set once and casting once. You blow up the world, basically, at the end of each episode.
Charlie Brooker
Sex can no longer be the germ, the seed of fiction. Sex is an episode, most properly conveyed in an episodic manner, quickly, often ironically. It is a bursting forth of only one of the cells in the body of the omnipotent I, the one who hopes by concentration of tone and voice to utter the sound of reality.
Elizabeth Hardwick
You told me there wouldn’t be any Rod Serling voice-overs, yet here I am in the middle of a Twilight Zone episode. Oh, and let me guess the title of it, Night of the Terminally Stupid! (Channon)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Normally, if you do a television show, it’s 25 episodes. Your year is kind of shot, you know what I mean?
Tate Donovan
After doing comedy for a while and knowing how hard it is to do physical comedy right, I learned how incredibly talented the Three Stooges really were after re-watching old episodes. They still stand up!
Carly Craig
I directed an episode of Touched by an Angel a couple of months ago, and I will be doing more of that. I just like to keep a bit of variety going; it keeps things interesting.
Gregory Harrison
Well, I just finished starring in a new episode of the new The Twilight Zone television series.
Bill Mumy
You know what, despite my complaints about The Phantom Menace and Episode II, when Episode III comes out I’ll be first in line. I genuinely love it.
Simon Pegg
The general opinion of “Revenge of the Sith” seems to be that it marks a distinct improvement on the last two episodes, “The Phantom Menace” and “Attack of the Clones.” True, but only in the same way that dying from natural causes is preferable to crucifixion.
Anthony Lane
I think the least stereotypical gay character on television is probably Matt LeBlanc on ‘Episodes.’ He just plays it so straight-faced. They never talk about the fact that he’s such a huge gay person.
Adam Pally
But did I think it would last more than 13 episodes at the time? No, I didn’t think that. I never know.
Fisher Stevens
Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation.
Roma Downey
My dinner spot is usually in front of the TV. I’ll grill a steak and whip up a salad and watch ‘Hoarders.’ I love it because a) I’m kind of voyeuristic, and b) every time I see an episode, I go to the one room where all my unpacked boxes wound up, and I throw out a box of stuff.
Nathan Fillion
“The Doula” was and is a very, very special episode to me because I think it’s very funny and very weird and it also is 100 percent based on my life, in that I fainted three times during Sex Ed in real life the three different years.
John Mulaney
I was fortunate enough to do an HBO show, ‘Rome,’ in which my arc was built in by historical fact, and over the course of 22 episodes, we were able to tell the stories of these people. We had a beginning and middle and end, and as we went on, you changed every week.
James Purefoy
I did two episodes of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and it was enough to have time to get in there and really get the meat of it, but also then move on and take that experience and bring it into the next one. It was a great stepping stone.
Juliana Harkavy
I think a good story, well told is a good story, well told, whether you’re watching the episodes all in a row or not. However, it might be fun to take a closer look at how the previous episode ends and how that end relates to the beginning of the next episode.
Jenji Kohan
While I filmed the ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ series for eight and a half years, I had never had much time to read, except for screenplays of the episodes.
Chuck Norris
To do six to 10 episodes of high-quality writing, and then be able to go direct my own things, and do a movie, if it comes along, sure. I just want to act and do good work.
Jason Momoa
We have in our head something called story grammar. We see the world as a series of episodes rather than logical propositions… In our serious society, storytelling is seen as being soft. But people process the world through story.
Daniel H. Pink
History, at its best, always tells us as much indirectly about ourselves as it does directly about our predecessors, and it is often most revealing when it deals with episodes and phenomena that we find repulsive.
Edmund Morgan
You can watch an episode of Friends or an episode of Law & Order and just drop in, but you’re not going to in the middle of Season 4, Episode 5 of Lost. It’s like picking up a Harry Potter book and flipping to a chapter. You have to read it from beginning to end.
Damon Lindelof
Being a father is like directing Alien or Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It’s much more difficult than directing an episode of TV. Also, directing a show or movie lasts a few months at most, parenting lasts for decades.
Misha Collins
I wish I could go tell 12-year-old me like I don’t worry that you just fainted in front of all the girls, one day you’ll be able to make this into an episode of TV.
John Mulaney
She watched the first episode and she was like, ‘This is feminism?’ And then by the end of the season, she was like, ‘This is feminism.’ The tone changed completely. She was really psyched about it.
Allison Williams
I really love the karate thing I did on CHIPs. I studied with a trainer because I knew we’d do episodes that had karate.
Erik Estrada
I worked with Roger Moore on three episodes of The Saint. He is a lovely man, a good director, and was my favourite actor to work with.
Shirley Eaton
Billy [Ray] is a preternatural enthusiast. He would say things to me like, “Now, let me tell you about Episode 3.” I’m a big superstitious, having done television for quite some time, and I would say, “Billy, I can’t wait to hear about it, but let’s just stay here for right now, see what happens, and enjoy this moment.
Matt Bomer
We record when I have a hole in the schedule. Sometimes night, sometimes afternoon, sometimes morning – we fit it in when we can. I prep for episodes all the time.
Jocko Willink
Television moves so fast. A series moves at such a rapid pace and things are changing, episode to episode, where you’re going, “Wait, why am I doing this? This last episode, you told me I was doing this.” You’re shooting at a moving target.
Mike Vogel
It is amazing how much more amazing sleep is in the morning. You wake up and you’re like, “I stayed up to do what?! Watch Growing Pains? What was I thinking!?” But at night you’re like, “La La La La La, Hey! Growing Pains, awesome! And I’ve seen this episode. That Kirk Cameron’s always in trouble.”
Jim Gaffigan
To be able to say that there are 200 episodes of ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ is groundbreaking, and it really has snuck up on all of us. When we reached 100 episodes, we had a huge celebration, and the crowds, our fans, really turned out to celebrate the show with us.
Yannick Bisson
Gone are the days when everyone had to tune in at the same time and channel each week to watch the newest episodes of a favorite show.
Michael O’Rielly
I feel like it’s a dangerous and dark world if ‘Sunny’ becomes mainstream comedy. If you were to turn on CBS at 8 o’clock on Thursday and see an episode of ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,’ I don’t know if I want to live in that world.
Rob McElhenney
I didn’t direct [the Taboo episodes]. I wrote all of them.
Steven Knight
Boy, am I glad there wasn’t a fourth episode of Lord of the Rings.
John Dykstra
I think I did four ‘Law & Order’ episodes. I did two ‘Criminal Intent,’ one mothership, and one ‘SVU.’
Betty Gilpin
Love is the whole history of a woman’s life, it is but an episode in a man’s.
Madame de Stael
When we’re on Twitter, we’re not only live tweeting episodes and talking about behind-the-scenes stuff, we actively try to respond to everybody.
Lennon Parham
Every episode [in a TV series] is a challenge, and what’s challenging in most episodes is the monster. You’re always a heartbeat from the monster looking ridiculous. You really have to work so hard to make them not look like ridiculous when they turn up on the set.
Steven Moffat
I used to do my best thinking while staring out airplane windows. The seat-back video system put a stop to that. Now I sit and watch old’ Friends’ and ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ episodes. Walking is good, but here again, technology has interfered. I like to listen to iTunes while I walk home. I guess I don’t think anymore.
Mary Roach
A lot of Christmas episodes feel like stories in quotation marks. Uh, a homeless guy comes to live with them and they all learn a lesson. That didn’t come from an organic place.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg
You could go to Estonia and there’s probably an episode of ‘Seinfeld’ playing there. Television is a very powerful thing.
Yul Vazquez
Mockumentary formats are great for a couple of things. One of them is delivering the toughest part of any sitcom episode, what writers call “pipe” – the nuts and bolts of the story where you explain what’s happening, the boring plot stuff.
Michael Schur
I think it’s just a lot more pressure to make the scenes work when you’re doing a film, because when you’re doing a series you feel like, I have so many scenes, so many episodes, so if I don’t get it exactly right this time, I have another scene later. You feel less pressure.
Chloe Sevigny
The episode of The Fresh Prince in Bel-Air when Will Smith’s father disses him. That’s sadder than when Mufasa died.
Berhan Ahmed
If you’re working with a band and you really want to work them into the episode, you’ve got to say to them, “Look, we need you around every day and on Tuesday night all night because we need you to do voices as we’re changing stuff.” We do the show so quickly, and you just can’t get bands to do that. It’s not really fair.
Matt Stone
I actually come from comics, and I’m big on comics. I was reading ‘Walking Dead’ from the beginning. Then just being on the show, I was really lucky to work on episodes like ‘Pretty Much Dead Already’ and ‘Clear.’ I worked a lot on episodes that I didn’t write.
Scott M. Gimple
When I sign on to a television show, I have to love that show and character so much, but this [Mistresses] was in and out, for seven episodes. And it was nice to be able to make some money again because I hadn’t work in a year and a half. There were a lot of pluses.
Shannyn Sossamon
In nighttime series, the actor gets billing up front on every episode.
Michael Zaslow
By all standards, except for ‘Star Trek’ standards, 98 episodes of any television show is a wildly successful run.
Scott Bakula
Human destiny is an episode between two oblivions.
Ernest Nagel
When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them, and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge.
Mike Judge
It is difficult to say which is more menacing. But both of [points of war danger -Japan and Germany] exist and both are smoldering. In comparison with these two principal focal points
of the war danger, the Italo-Ethiopian war represents an episode.
Joseph Stalin
Well, I guess most people would only know me from The O.C. I did a few episodes of Gilmore Girls before that. I was also a client on a lot of lawyer shows.
Adam Brody
Now I’m seen by more people in one episode than I was in 20 years of theatre and movies. It’s gratifying to have an impact on 25 million people a night, but I can say goodbye to my lunch-pail life as a working actor. I’m scared I might be a celebrity.
William Petersen
Retracing the various episodes of one’s life, one is disconcerted to discover that one was not as noble as one thought oneself at the time.
Phyllis Bentley
Theater is a lot more interactive, more of a cohesive unit. With television, it can be a different director every episode.
Condola Rashad
The second episode of any new show can be tough. You have about a week to top the well-crafted and polished pilot episode that was written over six months.
Michael Patrick King
‘Battlestar’ was 22 episodes – 9 to 10 months a year – and we were exhausted. You finish shooting, and the last thing you want to do is go back to work. You want those 3 months off because you’re tired – it’s a grueling shooting schedule.
Katee Sackhoff
It’s impossible to make 22 or 16 great episodes every year. It doesn’t matter who you are or how talented of a group you have.
James Roday
Typically with HBO shows, the ninth episode often winds up being a big one and when lots of exciting stuff happens. And then the tenth one is the more placid, character-based one.
Jonathan Nolan
If we lived in a time where people couldn’t watch ‘Lost’ on Hulu or record it on their DVR, we wouldn’t necessarily have succeeded. We need people to be able to catch up. Now you choose when you watch TV. We wouldn’t have survived in the old days because people would have missed episodes.
Carlton Cuse
I was always prepared for my Fringe journey to end immediately. I had only signed up for a guest role but they kept bringing me back in the third season as a recurring character. So pretty much every time I went to film a ‘Fringe’ episode I kind of said goodbye to the show, but then they kept bringing me back.
Seth Gabel
The only time producers fed me lines on ‘Laguna Beach’ were more fake phone calls or pickup scenes. We’d film for nine months out of the year, and then they would start cutting episodes together, and they would realize that they needed a specific scene.
Kristin Cavallari
We do 32 episodes a season and will have shot 267 episodes by the end of the ninth season… It’s impossible to sell that many episodes in the foreign market.
Aaron Spelling
My recipe for bliss on a Friday night consists of a ‘New York Times’ crossword puzzle and a new episode of ‘Homicide;’ Saturdays and Sundays are oriented around walks in the woods with the dog, human companion in tow some of the time but not always.
Caroline Knapp
We can hardly imagine a state of mind in which all material objects were regarded as symbols of spirtual truths or episodes in sacred history. Yet, unless we make this effort of imagination, Medieval art is largely incomprehensible.
Kenneth Clark
The two favorite episodes of ‘Lost’ that Adam and I wrote were ‘Dave,’ which was where Hurley has an imaginary friend, and ‘Trisha Tanaka is Dead,’ where Hurley finds a van and starts it.
Edward Kitsis
They’ve got to deliver twenty-six episodes a season and they’re not going to beat their heads up against a wall if they feel something didn’t, like, pan out the way they had hoped.
Rene Auberjonois
The interpretive element of “Lost,” the fact that you immediately need as soon as the episode is over to seek out a community of people to express your own thoughts about it, understand what they thought about it and form an opinion, that’s the bread and butter of the show.
Damon Lindelof
I am fully committed to ‘Hannah Montana.’ It’s what gave me this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many people. I’m really excited about our new season. We are making great new episodes that I can’t wait for our fans to see and I’m looking forward to the ‘Hannah Montana’ movie that will be out in the spring.
Miley Cyrus
How can such episodes of such savage cruelty happen? The heart of man is an abyss out of which sometimes emerge plots of unspeakable ferocity capable of overturning in an instant the tranquil and productive life of a people.
Pope John Paul II
I was hoping for 13 episodes that my friends would like. It’s a good lesson, isn’t it? If you do something trying to make your friends laugh and that you can be proud of, you can also be successful.
Sam Simon
I’m not into those shows like “hey everybody, gather round the TV, let’s watch The Simpsons!” I’m not one of those guys: “I gotta get home, man, Family Guy’s on! I gotta race to my TV before I miss the episode of Family Guy!” I’m not one of those guys.
Pablo Francisco
I like doing the comedic episodes because it’s refreshing. I enjoy doing comedic things and physical comedy. It’s fun.
Emily Deschanel
Most people I run into say, I haven’t missed an episode. Either you like Survivor or you don’t, but if you do, you’re a loyal viewer.
Jeff Probst
If you added up all the really significant episodes in your life they’d probably come to less than sixty minutes.
John Marsden
I often hear that those are people’s favorite episodes, the ones with people that they don’t know. That’s the magic of ‘Hot Ones.’
Sean Evans
When I auditioned for ‘Jessie,’ I knew that Disney Channel basically will do 100 episodes of a show if it’s a hit; they’ll stick with something. It’s a great network to work with because they make a nice big commitment to a show.
Kevin Chamberlin
‘Murder in the First’ takes 12 episodes to explore the crime and the issues surrounding it, all in the hopes of answering the question, ‘How did we get to this point?’
Ian Anthony Dale
I’ve been on so many primetime shows that were cancelled – after one episode, after 10 episodes, after just one season. I got used to that. But I found myself choking up a bit at ‘OLTL.’ It was really hard to say goodbye to those people. It was not the way we wanted to go out.
Michael Easton
I acted in ‘Almost Famous.’ My album ‘Fingerprints’ won a Grammy Award in 2007. Even more prestigious, as far as my kids were concerned, I appeared in episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy.’
Peter Frampton
180 episodes of ‘CSI: Miami’ and never the same lipstick twice!
Emily Procter
[The media’s] fantasy of an America bristling with racists allows them to portray any criticism of our massively incompetent and dangerous president as just another sad episode of oh-so-typical white racism.
Ann Coulter
My dad doesn’t watch ‘Coronation Street.’ But my mum is a massive fan. I’d like to think my dad will watch it for a few token episodes, as I’m in it.
Rob James-Collier
I’m a huge ‘Breaking Bad’ fan; I would be really annoyed if anyone told me anything about what was going to happen in the last eight episodes.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
I’m leaving. I’m doing five episodes this year, then I’ll be headed out.
Dule Hill
When I was a kid, I’d wake up extraordinarily early every morning and turn on the television, scanning for episodes of ‘The Jetsons.’ For some reason, I loved the notion of a future where there would be flying cars, supercomputers, and most of all, robot maids to take care of the chores.
Ben Shapiro
Each side tries to legitimize their aims by appealing to history, sometimes selectively choosing episodes and other times just by inventing history.
Norman Davies
If you watched ‘Lost,’ sometimes the episodes were crazy good, and sometimes you’re like, ‘That one was just sorta there.’
Bobby Moynihan
When I went back and watched a couple of the older ‘Doctor Who’ episodes, I could see why some people felt the show had been quite sexist.
Daphne Ashbrook
We seemed to be trapped in an episode of One Life To Waste. It’s all very dull.
Cassandra Clare
There are not that many jobs as an actor where you don’t get to know what your character will be doing from episode to episode.
Linda Cardellini
I think that the episodes are like mini horror films really; the characters make bad decisions early on and these things just snowball for them and get worse and worse. And that’s what I find funny.
Dave Rowntree
Doing a truncated series is like doing a long movie, which allows for a certain artistic freedom. After just 12 episodes, you can take a breather and do other things for your career.
Jimmy Smits
I’ve seen episodes of ‘Friends’ which are as funny as any sitcom I’ve ever seen.
David Baddiel
You might be a redneck if you have every episode of Hee Haw on tape.
Jeff Foxworthy
The way history is currently taught in schools, jumping from Hitler to the Henrys, is like a nightmare vision of Star Wars, where you have episode four before you have episode one. The sense of going on a journey, of chronology and continuity, is incredibly important to the imagination.
Simon Schama
There is this trouble about special providences namely, there is so often a doubt as to which party was intended to be the beneficiary. In the case of the children, the bears, and the prophet, the bears got more real satisfaction out of the episode than the prophet did, because they got the children.
Mark Twain
The English are very indulgent to episodes of alcoholic insanity.
Lawrence Osborne
I was really gratified that, of all the episodes of ‘Cooked,’ the baking one really hit a chord. There were months where there were dozens of loaves posted from people on my Twitter feed every day… And it’s a little bit of a guy thing. Most of those loaves put up on Twitter were put up there by guys.
Michael Pollan
One of the roles I hold really close to my heart is a small “under-five” role I did on “The Young and the Restless.” I think I did about four episodes and it meant so much to me, simply because it was my mom’s all-time favorite soap.
Emayatzy E. Corinealdi
People have outs for numbers of episodes, usually, written into their contract. Some studios will say, “We’re going to let Julia Louis-Dreyfus off of Veep to do three episodes, but not three episodes of the same show.” But, that’s all business affairs, so I’m talking over my head here.
Mitchell Hurwitz
Dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.
Bristol Palin
You have to be careful what you say in front of comedy writers because they will absolutely make fun of it in the next episode.
David Alan Basche
My character on ‘The Good Wife’ is a smaller character, and his story arcs are typically season-long, unless it’s a big episode for him. His transitions take place over many, many hours.
Graham Phillips
I did around 100 episodes as Ted without the band, but the 20 I did with The Blanks are the only ones anyone ever seems to remember.
Sam Lloyd
I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences dont like dark. They like story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.
Leslie Moonves
When I got the episode where Spider-Man meets Aunt May (voiced by Misty Lee), it was another one of those things where I was like, “I can’t believe I have a scene with Aunt May. That’s just amazing to me.” And they drew her a lot younger and hotter then the Aunt May that I remember.
Clark Gregg
I always knew my mother loved me, but I also knew just as surely that there were moments, hours, days, when she could hardly cope with her own life, much less motherhood. Often, these episodes came without warning, like a change in weather, and so I became a meteorologist of her dysphoria.
Kim Brooks
The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes.
Arthur Miller
God did His most magnificent work while Adam was asleep. This episode contains and important insight: When man rests, God works.
Leonard Sweet
If my day, week, or year is going badly, I need not ask of each negative episode or situation whether it has racial overtones.
Peggy McIntosh
You can watch any episode you want and have a compelling story being told.
Christopher Meloni
I loved my time on ‘The Mindy Project’ so much. It was only supposed to be half a year. It was really only supposed to be one episode, and then it became three episodes, and then it became half a year, and then it became a year and a half, and then it became two years.
Adam Pally
I once saw, on a flower pot in my own living room, the efforts of a field mouse to build a remembered field. I have lived to see this episode repeated in a thousand guises, and since I have spent a large portion of my life in the shade of a nonexistent tree I think I am entitled to speak for the field mouse.
Loren Eiseley
I had watched an episode of Black Mirror almost exactly a year prior to when I started shooting my episode. I was by myself in New Zealand, and my husband was like, “You have to see this show. It’s so incredible.”
Bryce Dallas Howard
Watching ‘Doctor Who’ in the United States meant I was always behind the times – PBS didn’t get new episodes until two years after they ran, and I was aware of the show’s cancellation before the characters themselves knew, at least in my corner of the world.
Seanan McGuire
I don’t like going out that much. I’m kind of an old lady. After it’s 11, I’m like, ‘Don’t these kids ever get tired?’ When I’m out, I think about my couch. Like, ‘It would be awesome to be on it right now. I bet there’s an episode of Dance Moms on.”
Jennifer Lawrence
Lucifer likes to have fun, but we need to make sure that he’s also rooted in a proper journey. For the first few episodes after a pilot, you’re just trying to establish your world and the starting points for your characters. But I feel like, as the stakes went up, the ‘Lucifer’ veneer got less and less.
Tom Ellis
Last summer a second unit production crew went to France and shot scenes for several of this season’s episodes. They shot costumed actors in and around real castles and landmarks, we couldn’t possibly have duplicated here in Hollywood.
Vic Morrow
I think that’s the great thing about all ‘Black Mirror’ episodes – it really leaves you with this feeling of not knowing how to feel.
Jesse Plemons
The Oceanic White Tip is considered one of the most dangerous sharks in the sea along with the Great White and Tiger. It is responsible for some of the most famous episodes of man-eating in history, such as when the U.S.S. Indianapolis sank in 1945.
Brian Skerry
One of the great things about a TV series is that it’s different to a movie – in a movie you obviously know the beginning, the middle and the end of what you’re going to do. With a TV series it’s unfolding, and you’re discovering with every episode.
Dylan Walsh
There’s really no way of ever knowing how the audience is going to respond to any episode or change.
Stephen Nathan
If I were to direct an episode, then there would be no one for me to blame, and that’s not any fun. It’s more about sitting in the back seat and trying to drive.
Timothy Olyphant
I think there’s something beautifully old fashioned about waiting all week then sitting down and watching something on television together. I’m generation box set, accustomed to binging on multiple episodes at a time, which is fun but quite a solitary pursuit because you do it alone.
Elizabeth Debicki
I’m ashamed to say this, but I watched every episode of ‘Starsky and Hutch’ as a kid. I loved that show, but now I think it’s stupid – they’d have a car chase for no reason, then Paul Michael Glaser would shoot the car and it would blow up.
Shane Black
The old wars were decided by their episodes rather than by their tendencies. In this war, the tendencies are far more important than the episodes.
Winston Churchill
We’re the guys who, if someone says you really shouldn’t do an episode making fun of Scientologists, we say, ‘Whatever.’ Someone says, ‘They might come try to burn your house down,’ we say, ‘We’ll just get another one.’
Trey Parker
Roughly 65% of American households owned a video recorder by 1989, when ‘The Simpsons’ was launched. This meant that fans could watch episodes several times and pause a scene when they had spotted something curious.
Simon Singh
I love when people are resilient and when they form ways of dealing with grief or dealing with some traumatic episode, and sometimes those are the wrong choices.
Atom Egoyan
When you do 22 episodes of a network show, it’s incredibly useful to have a format that gives you a jumping-off point for a story.
Eric Kripke
Sometimes I look back and think, ‘Good. I’d love to go in and bang out a good episode of ‘Talk Soup’ today.’
Greg Kinnear
With all the movies I’ve done, I still get recognized from my episode of ‘Law & Order’ more than anything else. It never fails.
Anthony Mackie
The mere existence of ‘Buffy’ proves the declinists wrong about one thing: Hollywood commercialism can produce great art. Complex and evolving characters. Playful language. Joy and sorrow, pathos and elation. Episodes that dare to be different – to tell stories in silence or in song. Big themes and terrible choices.
Virginia Postrel
The idea that you could stitch together every detail episode to episode and preserve continuity for the length of a season and tell a story while using no time cuts, no flashbacks, nothing but pure real time just seemed too difficult.
Michael Loceff
I kind of love that British style: two seasons of tight, compact, good television. The more episodes you have, the thinner the episodes get.
Chris Sullivan
I do look upon all of life as an episode – which is why the people around me are probably on guard!
Bette Midler
I’ll miss working with Mark, and all of the other Sharks. Each of them has been incredibly generous and warm to me, and I am proud of all the episodes we made together.
Chris Sacca
I hate recording all the shows for the week in one day, because I want to be able to mention current events and pop culture. If Madonna punches Britney in the face today, I want to reference that on ‘Wine Library TV’ tomorrow. Monday’s episode is always the best, because it’s hot off the press.
Gary Vaynerchuk
I discovered early that crying makes my nose red, and the knowledge has helped me through several painful episodes.
Edith Wharton
I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences don’t like dark. They like story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.
Leslie Moonves
Someone can do three episodes of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ then turn around and book a primetime show. That’s happening all the time.
Ashley Jones
A lot of people ask me what my favorite episode of Full House was, I always tell them: it was the last one!
Bob Saget
I really love this character I played called Becky Freeley in a T.V. show called ‘Miss Guided’. We only shot seven episodes, and nobody watched it, and it was on for, like, a second, but I really liked that character.
Judy Greer
I was a fan of ‘Six Feet Under’ and was very sad when it ended, so I was not ready to switch my allegiance to another show. So I was like, ‘I’m not watching this ‘True Blood.” Then a friend got a bootleg copy of the first four episodes, and by the third one, I was irrevocably hooked.
Denis O’Hare
By the time ‘Dumbo’s Circus’ wrapped production of its 120 episodes, I had an agent, and I had scored my first feature film gig.
Jim Cummings
Don’t get me wrong, I love watching episodes of my favorite shows on Hulu and reading the daily trash on PageSix, but I also embrace the opportunity to settle down with a good book and let my mind travel to another place and time.
Rachel Nichols
I don’t really watch shows as a regular routine any more, but I loved ‘Happy Valley’. Yes it was depressing, but at least I knew it would all be over in six episodes.
Charlotte Ritchie
We’ve done things that are faster at times, but it’s definitely different when we direct all the episodes because it’s like we have to write them all, then shoot them all, then edit them all. So we have to just get ahead on those scripts basically.
Mark Duplass
Obviously, it’s not cable, it’s streaming, but it’s the same format. It’s the same 10 episodes. It feels like cable as opposed to network.
Christian Cooke
Walter [Hill] basically brought me into that [“Wild Bill Hickok”], and it was one of the great experiences. It was extraordinary stuff. He wrote this kind of American Shakespeare. But I played my part for four episodes, and the rest is history!
Keith Carradine
But alas, the most terrifying aspect of the whole fascist episode is the dark fact that most of its poisons are generated not by evil men or evil peoples, but by quite ordinary men in search of an answer to the baffling problems that beset every society.
John T. Flynn
As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant role in most of the episodes, and that was appealing. I wasn’t interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.
Patrick Stewart
To improv-nerd-out for a second, it’s like the most aggressive yes-anding you can do – if someone’s like, “Yeah, you’re super thin, right?” And you just pull that into a character and do seven more episodes of the podcast and remember to bring that up.
Jon Gabrus
Using supernatural beings to build the perfect weapon? Intriguing idea.” “Not really,” I said. “They did it on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A sub-par season. I slept through half the episodes.
Kelley Armstrong
‘Humsafar’ is addictive; it’s a good nasha to have. I remember, when the show was on here in Pakistan, my friends would keep asking me what’s going to happen next. And those who didn’t see it when it was aired the first time watched all episodes back-to-back because they found it very gripping.
Mahira Khan
Like any show, I think some episodes are going to be stronger than others, but I think it’s a good show that people enjoy and I hear the reactions too.
Anthony Michael Hall
Mara Casey gave me my first job. I saw something online, and it was for a part in a “Gilmore Girls” episode, and I thought I was right for it.
Rami Malek
Pakistan now is like a horror film franchise. You know, it’s ‘Friday the 13th, Episode 63: The Terrorist from Pakistan.’ And each time we hear of Pakistan it’s in that context.
Mohsin Hamid
I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters
John Krasinski
If you watched ‘Lost,’ sometimes the episodes were crazy good and sometimes you’re like, “That one was just sorta there.”
Bobby Moynihan
One of the best parts of Thanksgiving for me is re-watching some of the classic holiday blunders that have been depicted on television. I remember laughing uncontrollably on the set of ‘That Girl’ back in 1967 when we shot the episode, ‘Thanksgiving Comes But Once A Year, Hopefully’ during our second season.
Marlo Thomas
I think shows being sent out this way – pressing a button and 10 episodes can go out to the U.S.A., and the U.K. and Germany, it’s very cool.
Jeffrey Tambor
We did an episode where she goes out to get a job and she gets fired because she’s not good. They hire a babysitter to help out and she finds out she hates the fact that the kids have more fun with the sitter than her.
Patricia Heaton
People always say The God Father is the #1 movie of all time. But ask yourself, did you see Zach Braff in it….No you didn’t. So then by default it goes to Garden State..and if youwatch two episodes of scrubs back to back that counts as the #2.
Zach Braff
One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair. That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary, but that wasn’t even the issue of the show-the issue was Homer’s image changing because he had hair.
Dan Castellaneta
‘Doctor Who’ is not as literary as ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ is – books have come out, but they are from the television episodes. So there is that difference… it’s more scholastic.
Sylvester McCoy
I want every episode to feel like we still haven’t done this right yet.
Vincent D’Onofrio
Crime is one of the leads of the show. If there’s ever anything that deals with a character’s personal life, you don’t have to worry about it getting too crazy. People don’t have to worry about character arcs. Each episode is a self-contained unit.
Christopher Meloni
I did quite a lot of television episodes with B.P. Singh. He used to stay near me and we would travel together. He had a car and while going back home we would discuss about the stories, the dialogues, etc. Whatever he taught me was more than enough to start a film.
Mahesh Manjrekar
I directed an episode of ‘Party of Five’ toward the very end of that show. It was a great experience.
Matthew Fox
George Liquor is really the richest character I have. I’m amazed there aren’t 365 episodes about him on TV already.
John Kricfalusi
As soon as people really get into the swamp – the scary swamp that is ‘Fortitude’ – there’s no getting out of it. You need about six to seven episodes in to really go, ‘This is what it’s about.’
Richard Dormer
In a script, you have to link various episodes together, you have to generate suspense and you have to assemble things – through editing, for example. It’s exactly the same in architecture. Architects also put together spatial episodes to make sequences.
Rem Koolhaas
It’s hard to get material. I haven’t made a movie before. I have two episodes of television that I think have come in really great, but it’s really hard to get directing work.
Shiri Appleby
How that works is our first season was the year we had a threatened writers’ strike, so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes, we did 30. We put 10 in the bank.
Christopher Meloni
I made a point to not read too far ahead with the first six or seven episodes of any show. I would read the outlines, but I didn’t really want to read scripts too far in advance because I didn’t really want to get ahead of myself, at all. To be honest, I don’t have the time to come up with theories.
Simon Baker
I really prefer acting in the theater the most. In some ways TV is closer to that because there’s more of a regularity to the schedule. You have to finish an episode by a certain day. Movies can just go on interminably.
Mary-Louise Parker
We had very, very, very little money to make the show [ Gigi Does It]. We shot every episode in two days. It was non-WGA, non-DGA, so we couldn’t write anything. The whole thing had to be improv.
David Krumholtz
My first experience on public radio still ranks among the most embarrassing episodes of my relatively short life.
Tucker Carlson
I was trying so hard. I would memorize the entire script, then I’d be lipping everybody’s lines while they were talking. When I watch those episodes, it’s disgusting. My performances were horrible.
Will Smith
I’d had episodes before, but I swept them under the carpet. This time, I couldn’t do that because everyone knew. I got on with the hard work of getting better and haven’t had a blip in almost 10 years.
Margot Kidder
How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.
W. Somerset Maugham
Shaq is Shaq. I did an episode of The Soup with Shaq, and he shook my hand, and I felt like I was a Ken doll, like I had no hand.
Adam Richman
I’d always wanted to write something about the Korean War because of my heritage. My father lost his brother during the war, and I fictionalized that episode, which was told to me very briefly without much detail.
Chang-Rae Lee
In the actual condition of medical science, the physician mostly plays the part of simple spectator of the sad episodes which his profession furnishes him.
Francois Magendie
You can find episodes like the flu epidemic or war times when mortality rates go up, but sustained increases in mortality for any major group in any society are really quite rare. It’s an indication that something is very wrong.
Angus Deaton
There are some episodes in the history of Israel that are still kept under the strongest secrecy thick veil possible. Some of them are 40 years old, 50 years old, and are still under thick, thick secrecy, and anyone violating this secrecy would be thrown into jail himself.
Ronen Bergman
I love it and it is a blessing to be able to have seventy-five to eighty episodes to develop a character and find your voice. You have a similar through voice, and yet you are making different decisions, and so you act differently and you make different choices, as that is what your character would do.
David Zayas
Funny enough, the first time I watched ‘Arrow’ was because Audrey Marie Anderson, who plays Lyla, was in my episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ with me.
Juliana Harkavy
I was flabbergasted to be asked to write an episode – partly because I’ve been so absorbed in the last few series that I’d sort of forgotten that it wasn’t real.
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Most people, looking back at their childhood, see it as a misty country half-forgotten or only to be remembered through an evocative sound or scent, but some episodes of those short years remain clear and brightly coloured like a landscape seen through the wrong end of a telescope.
D.E. Stevenson
In April 1975 I was born and the Vietnam War ended. I could not let any American die in war before seeing an episode of Scrubs.
Zach Braff
I did The Commish and an episode of Neon Rider, and then I got the series called Street Justice, which I ended up doing about 18 episodes of.
Eric McCormack
I like a decent funeral, and God knows in my family we’ve seen enough of them. Looking through family photographs now is like watching an episode of ‘Dad’s Army.
Matt Roper
You might be a redneck if an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger changed your life.
Jeff Foxworthy
When I filmed my episodes, the show hadn’t aired yet, so there was no ‘Glee’ pandemonium. It was still untested.
Kenneth Choi
The support that we have from the network in terms of watching us at an unusual time in the year and playing our episodes three times in a given week until we built an audience… is exceptional.
Josh Schwartz
I was very comfortable on the set of ‘Lost’. I was so nervous when I went on to the set because I had just watched all the ‘Lost’ episodes. I was, like, a fan. A big fan.
Hiroyuki Sanada
My first filming job was one of the first episodes of ‘Black Mirror,’ before anyone knew what that was going to be. It was this mad project with some great people behind it – and now it’s ‘Black Mirror!’ It was sort of baptism by fire.
Phoebe Fox
You know, I keep having this really weird feeling that you’re going to take me someplace later and tie me up so that your friends can come laugh at me. (Channon) Does that happen to you often? (Sebastian) No, never, but this night has the makings for a Twilight Zone episode. (Channon)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I think our goal and intention is to make sure that, when you watch each episode, you don’t have to make that choice, but also that you can have stand-alone episodes, where a story can have a beginning, middle and end.
Alex Kurtzman
I really loved the ‘Sopranos’ but didn’t have HBO. So someone would send me tapes of the show with three or four episodes. I would watch one episode and go: ‘Oh my God, I’ve got to watch one more.’ I’d watch the whole tape and champ at the bit for the next one.
Ted Sarandos
In recurring episodes over the next couple of decades, the minority view gradually won. A profusion of factors differentiates each case from the others, including naked partisanship on both sides, but the trend has been clear.
Michael Kinsley
I was fortunate to work on a few episodes of ‘Barry’ right before we shot ‘Atlanta.’ That was where I got my training wheels for action coverage.
Hiro Murai
I am required to shoot for ‘Jaiyam’ only for five days in a month. Being able to speak Tamil fluently, I complete 25 episodes each time I visit Chennai.
Sudha Chandran
Luckily the script [of X-files episode] was written wonderfully and that became who I was and I was quirky, and I was kind of agitated and not entirely happy, but at the same time, witty.
Rhys Darby
Some people think it’s because ’24’ was jump-started by what happened on 9/11. That was never why we made the show. We started production six months prior to 9/11, and we’d already done ten episodes.
Kiefer Sutherland
I’m a regular part of the TV audience world, and I know that I like shows that I would watch. And this is a series that I definitely would watch. And some episodes are better than others.
Joe Flanigan
Andy Ackerman directed the episodes that I was doing, and he directed a lot of Seinfeld [episodes]. And that was great.
Eric McCormack
When Oscar Niemeyer died on December 5, 2012, ten days before his 105th birthday, he was universally regarded as the very last of the twentieth century’s major architectural masters, an astonishing survivor whose most famous accomplishment, Brasilia, was the climactic episode of utopian High Modern urbanism.
Martin Filler
People watch three or four episodes at a time of their shows.
Idris Elba
I’ve never had a series that’s gone past 12 episodes.
Billy Burke
It would be thrilling if I could be boycotted or something. I think that’s part of the thrill Madonna gets, when you know you’ve hit a nerve. But that doesn’t scare me. To me what would be a lot scarier would be like appearing on an episode of ‘Full House’ or something.
Downtown Julie Brown
Time moves on. You can’t go back in time. Everything has a consequence, and the last episode of the last season is no exception.
Jon Hamm
Does my character hate Bree? Well, let’s just put it this way. Bree hasn’t seen the last of me. I gave that drunk gal a ride home a few episodes ago and she turned on me!
Alfre Woodard
If you look at ‘The X-Files’ generally, we did 202 episodes. About 80% of them are not ‘mythology’ episodes, which tend to be the epic episodes. They deal with the big conspiracies, the search for Mulder’s sister. They deal with what I would call the ‘saga’ of ‘The X-Files.’
Chris Carter
I would never watch ‘Lost’ on TV; I’d just wait until I could get at least five or six episodes in a row. Saved myself a lot of anxiety that way.
Brandon Jay McLaren
I was on a sitcom called ‘Gary Unmarried’ for 37 episodes, and then I was in ‘Bad Teacher’ with Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake.
Kathryn Newton
Television is my home. It’s a special breed of person that can do nine months on and three months off, with 22 episodes of one-hour shows. It’s very hard work. It can be a grind. It’s not a grind for me. I relish in that.
Charisma Carpenter
I think that ‘Degrassi’ really challenged its actors. I was on it for seven years, and it was one of my first jobs. I can’t even watch the early episodes – they’re so embarrassing! But I really do think I grew as an actor and learned a lot over the seven years.
Stacey Farber
This, then, is the doctrine of the resurrection. We do not believe–at least I do not–that law has been rudely violated in one extraordinary and unparalleled episode. We believe that a universal law of life, overmastering death, and always superior to it, has had once a visible witness.
Charles Spurgeon
It’s hard to tell what an entire series is going to be based on the first few episodes, or even on the first season. And it’s sad because you see great casts and good ideas that don’t get that opportunity to grow and show what it could turn into.
Kaley Cuoco
I love Keri Russell. I watched every episode of Felicity, and Waitress is my favorite film from last year. She’s just an amazing actress. And I like her voice a lot – it didn’t surprise me that she would be doing voiceover work.
Virginia Madsen
I’m very, very excited because I’m just completing Episode 6 of Series 4 [of Peaky Blinders], which again I think is the best yet. And I’m loving it and it’s not like work, it’s not like a labor, I love doing it, and the boys are coming back and they’re loving the scripts.
Steven Knight
Most sketch aficionados have an enormous amount of respect for ‘Mr. Show.’ I didn’t have HBO back then, so I was always trying to find episodes. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross became celebrities, and Jay Johnston – who’s lesser known, but brilliant – deserves a lot of credit, too.
Nick Swardson
I entered into Dawson’s Creek to do a couple of episodes. They weren’t sure about my role in the beginning, but then the chemistry kind of worked.
Sasha Alexander
I’m a huge fan of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ and I love the episodes where they would cross over with ‘The Bionic Woman.’
Marc Guggenheim
I watch episodes of ‘Rosanne’ now where I don’t even know what the ending’s going to be.
Laurie Metcalf
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I think when you’re 10 years old, it’s too much to see something with the threat of death in every episode. Kids are better left naive about certain things.
J. J. Abrams
The hardest thing about doing a series and having it stick is that you’ve never performed with each other, and the pilot is kind of a dress rehearsal, and you don’t know the tone until two or three episodes in.
David Giuntoli
‘Star Trek’ is science fiction. ‘Star Wars’ is science fantasy. Based on the episodes I worked on, I think with ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars,’ we’re starting to see a merging, though. It does deal, philosophically, with some of the issues of the time, which is always something ‘Star Trek’ was known for.
George Takei
I was supposed to do only one or two episodes of ‘Big Little Lies,’ but I realized I couldn’t just step away.
Jean-Marc Vallee
Being in the industry, I’ve seen many situations where someone will get the call from the network where they say ‘You guys have 5 episodes to wrap it up.’ Then all your long-term story arcs gotta get wrapped up in five episodes because that’s how many episodes you got left. I would hate to see that happen to ‘Castle’.
Nathan Fillion
Before I do episodes of ‘The Good Wife,’ I talk to the director and say, ‘I’m trusting you to let me know if it’s too much! I won’t be offended.’ So I put myself in their hands, and most of the time they let me do my thing, but sometimes they’ll say, ‘Let’s try this.’
Carrie Preston
The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty is a farcical fictional meditation on female beauty structured as a mash-up of an old episode of Friends, a fairy tale and a murder mystery.
Maureen Corrigan
I was curious. Here was a character where I just didn’t know how they were going to write him into 13 episodes without it being one note. My fear was that I didn’t want to join something where I was just going to be this prop and this mustache twirling character.
Shawn Hatosy
I did my acting performance in ‘Roger Rabbit.’ I think I did a voice-over also in ‘Osmosis Jones’ and I directed an episode of my show years ago, ‘Tales from the Crypt’ and that’s my endeavors in the non-producer oriented ranks.
Joel Silver
The best episodes of ‘The West Wing’ that dealt with policy and stuff, in my opinion, were the ones where they were in the middle of a crisis, and they were trying to figure out how to solve problems.
Michael Schur
We shoot double episodes in 15 days in Los Angeles.
Stephen Hopkins
I sort of love the idea of, you know, watching something and then having to wait for the next episode.
J. J. Abrams
One of the tricky things about running a TV show is that you just never know how good the guest stars you cast on a weekly basis, how good they’re going to be in the episode. Sometimes they surprise you in good ways and sometimes they surprise you in disappointing ways.
Shawn Ryan
David Boreanaz is actually a very good director and he directed one of our episodes. Excellent director, knew exactly what he wanted. We never had long days with David. He was great, he knew exactly what he wanted and he’s a fantastic director.
Michael Clarke
Everything in your life right now is a possible episode.
Oprah Winfrey
Everyone always asks, ‘Did you ever rebel? Did you dye your hair blue? Did you wear black nail polish?’ I mean, of course, there have been episodes when you wear weird-colored lipstick… But generally, I think I was pretty much the way I am now.
Aerin Lauder
When you do children’s TV or one episode [guest] stuff, you have to listen, which is also a great thing to learn. But you don’t have individual input.
Yasmin Paige
I think a challenge with every sitcom is, how do you maintain things that people are attached to without becoming so reiterative that it just feels like you’re sort of watching a reenactment of previous episodes?
Zach Woods
Tweeting is a great way to practice writing jokes, but there is so much more to comedy writing than just jokes. Jokes are a necessity, but you also have to learn how to write characters, to break a story, to keep coherence between episodes. I’ve learned more by being a TV writer than I ever could’ve on my own.
Megan Amram
Every first episode of a season has been crafted like another pilot.
Anna Torv
If I could film, we’d film every episode of ‘Doctor Who’ in New York. I have an affinity with the city. It has some wonderful locations and it is devastatingly vast and huge. Central Park looks amazing on camera.
Matt Smith
If I knew how to operate a DVR, you’d find episodes of ‘The Tavis Smiley Show,’ ‘Democracy Now!’ and lots of stuff from TV Land. What you can find now on my Hulu account are Korean soap operas, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and films from the Criterion collection.
T’Keyah Crystal Keymah
I respect the hell out of everyone who does a network show. That is a marathon. It’s so many episodes, and it can be a meat grinder. Anyone making a network show, and on top of that making a very good network show, that’s an insane feat of Herculean endurance and fortitude.
Alan Yang
I’ve had it. I did 4,700 episodes. Isn’t that enough?
Monty Hall
A lot of American shows don’t last for as long as 12 episodes. They get cut after one. But certainly one of the great things about The Office in particular was that there was a beginning, a middle and an end.
Matt Groening
I think sometimes when you have 24 episodes, you almost have to stretch things out too much.
Jessica St. Clair
I’d like to say that I’m a binge-watcher, but I don’t really have time. I think the most I’ve done in a sit-down is three episodes, maybe. It depends.
Tom Riley
I actually got more attention from one episode of ‘The Sopranos’ than I did from two years of ‘The L Word.’
Sarah Shahi
I landed the role of Bravo 5, the only female fighter pilot in ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.’ I did my bit and fired my guns, but I haven’t a notion of which side I was on or who I was firing the guns at.
Celia Imrie
It was fantastic returning to Being Human. When I got cast in the role, at first I just thought it was for one episode, and the fans were really great about it, and it was really nice having that reaction.
Ellie Kendrick
I knew Scotty was going to win. At the beginning of the episode, I was like, ‘Scotty, are you ready to win?’. I knew he was going to in my heart. I accepted it. I couldn’t pick a more perfect person to get second place to. He’s my best friend.
Lauren Alaina
How many have seen that Osama bin Laden footage? Pretty scary. In fact, today, NBC ordered 13 more episodes.
Jay Leno
Regis Philbin’s back in primetime, hosting 11 new episodes of ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.’ But because of Obama’s tax plan, it’s been re-titled ‘Who Wants To Win Just Under $250,000.’
Jimmy Fallon
We’ve heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students.
Patrick Stewart
It’s important to say that depression has biological underpinnings, and that while medications do not seem to create irreversible changes in the brain, repeated depressive episodes do.
Andrew Solomon
I would say that when I joined ‘Loki,’ it was always going to be those six episodes. We were treating it like a movie, and we were running it like a movie. We weren’t doing it in the showrunner system.
Kate Herron
Even though the third season of ‘Necessary Roughness’ was only ten episodes, they were an extremely intense bunch of episodes, especially toward the finale.
Callie Thorne
When I first was on Big Time Rush, the TV show, I did a lot of silly things. Among the first episodes that came out, my buddies wanted to have a viewing party, so we turned it into a drinking game. Every time I did something dumb, we took a shot. We were hammered!
James Maslow
I had an unbelievable experience on ’24’. We shot 198 episodes, and I was as excited about shooting the 198th as I was the first.
Kiefer Sutherland
I needed to feed my family. I read a couple of the episodes. How can you keep on doing the same thing?
Lloyd Bridges
I love rewatching ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ episodes, ‘Project Runway,’ ‘Making the Cut’ and other fun shows. If there’s fashion and/or drama involved, I’ll give it a watch. And of course I’ve got to watch my show ‘Dragnificent’ on TLC!
BeBe Zahara Benet
I always love the holiday episodes, because you really get to see everybody at their best.
Rocky Carroll
Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend and step off before it is discredited.
George Soros
What happened in the missile crisis in October 1962 has been prettified to make it look as if acts of courage and thoughtfulness abounded. The truth is that the whole episode was almost insane.
Noam Chomsky
The ‘River Monsters’ episodes acted a bit like a whodunit – there was a crime scene, maybe someone had been pulled under, and we had to find out what happened.
Jeremy Wade
An episode that is near and dear to my heart is the entire cast in one room for the night because we get bed bugs in our apartment building so we have to stay with Martin Short.
John Mulaney
I went to Target once and picked up three seasons of ’24’ – what I call the Jack Bauer power hour – and watched 72 episodes in ten days.
Sterling K. Brown
Sometimes you must let go of your pride and do what is asked of us. Anakin Skywalker, Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
George Lucas
I’m not supposed to talk about the snail. The snail is, well, congratulations to whoever noticed it. It’s supposed to be a thing where you gotta look for it in every episode, and it’s there three times in every episode.
Steve Burns
There are writers’ rooms that will write episodes all together, who will break into little groups and write certain scenes. Everyone’s process can be a little bit malleable. Everyone tries to get into a groove or find what works for their room.
Jim Rash
For most of my childhood, even through college, there was a lot of feeling very alone. I loved TV, so when those very special episodes of anything came, or when certain characters reflected the world I lived in, I felt connected.
Greg Berlanti
It’s really wonderful to come to work and have each episode be different, in a way. They have similar structure sometimes with the villain, but we can go in any direction we want. If we want to do an episode set in the circus, we can do that. You know how precious that is. That doesn’t come around a lot.
Benjamin McKenzie
I did this TV show, which was my first job ever. It wasn’t a real acting part. It was like this promo for this sitcom and the main actress was meeting three different real people and then she was going to decide who was going to be on the episode.
Sean William Scott
Look, we can definitively agree that cable is far superior to network. That isn’t to say that there can’t be a great network drama or comedy that makes 20-plus episodes a year. We know that there are, and there have been.
Damon Lindelof
As a teenager, I struggled a lot, had several major depressive episodes, and ended up dropping out of high school and getting a GED.
Laura van den Berg
I’ve seen this episode. This is the one where Sylvester eats Tweety.
Rachel Vincent
When I auditioned for the show, I didn’t realize it was an MTV production, which is going to make for really good tunes during the episodes, if nothing else.
Neil Patrick Harris
It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada.
Dannii Minogue
If I’m racist, don’t think I would have directed shows like ‘The Parkers’ and ‘The Wayans Brothers’ or worked 41 episodes with Victoria Rowell on ‘Diagnosis: Murder.’
Scott Baio
There is an episode [in “Mary and Jane”] where there is not a lot of pot smoking, but there is a giant wall of weed in their apartment.
Harry Elfont
The concept of doing holiday episodes is a huge part of what’s fantastic about doing TV. And viewers agree; you see the numbers going up for holiday episodes.
Dan Harmon
I actually gained 30 pounds [for the episode], and I haven’t lost all of it yet so I haven’t been like “I gained 30 pounds!” Because I don’t know if people can tell the difference.
Bryce Dallas Howard
I’ve never seen an episode of Downton Abbey.
Keeley Hawes
I love the feeling of having as close to a steady job as you can ever have as an actor. I’m not an extravagant spender, so when I work on a TV show for a season or do a bunch of episodes as a reoccurring, I try to spread the money that comes from that out so that I can do these movies that are important to me.
Jason Ritter
When you’re making a television show, it’s about the story and arc of the show rather than any particular episode or director.
Eli Roth
TV has become long-form now. A season can be like a 13-hour film, separated into episodes, so you can analyse a character for five years and talk about the things that films used to talk about but don’t any more.
Ashley Zukerman
When I was starting to get noticed as an actor in the 1970s for something other than the third cowboy on the right who ended up dying in every movie or episode, Burt Reynolds was the biggest star in the world.
Bruce Dern
Writing for television is a great job. And it’s a job. Most people watch TV and have a comment about one or two moments of an episode – whether they love it or hate it or something in between. To come up with every moment of an entire season of a TV shows is heavy lifting.
Steven C. Harper
My husband and I oddly have worked together a couple of times. We did a ‘Veronica Mars’ episode together. We didn’t work together, but we were both in ‘Ghost World.’ We had a theater company in L.A., for a bunch of years. So, we’ve worked together a fair amount, and it’s always just great fun.
Lauren Bowles
The intellectual power, honesty, lucidity, courage, and disinterested love of the truth of the most gifted thinkers of the eighteenth century remain to this day without parallel. Their age is one of the best and most hopeful episodes in the life of mankind.
Isaiah Berlin
I developed a theory that, in many ways, the early ‘Andy Griffith’ episodes especially were an awful lot like a Capra movie. They were a lot like ‘Mr. Deeds’ or a lot like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in tone and presentation.
Ron Howard
I’m very proud of the Rome episode of ‘No Reservations’ because it violated all the conventional wisdom about making television. You’re never, ever supposed to do a food or travel show in black and white.
Anthony Bourdain
You know, even with the ‘Awkward Black Girl’ episodes, they come out once a month. That’s great for me, it’s comfortable, it gives each time to digest, time for new people to get on to it and caught up, but oftentimes I have people who are almost demanding a higher output from me.
Issa Rae
It’s a high honor to be a part of the Star Wars universe and such a long running show. Our talented writers, animators and cast of voice actors have made The Clone Wars truly unique. And of course we wouldn’t have hit 100 episodes had it not been for our incredibly dedicated fans who make this possible!
Matt Lanter
I’m not really a science-fiction fan, I quite like the idea of getting away from the science-fiction side of it, for two episodes. It was lovely, it was a super story and great fun.
Sarah Sutton
I had adapted to the blonde. So when they told me I’m going back to do these five episodes of ‘Arrow’, I was clearly really excited, but when they said I couldn’t be blonde, it stung a little.
Cody Rhodes
I am a late discoverer of ‘Friday Night Lights.’ I cry every episode at least once. I love to cry – happy, emotional tears. I just love it.
Andy Cohen
Stage work, that’s all I have in my background. Wasteland was my first TV experience. Dawson’s was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes.
Sasha Alexander
The streets of New York and some wards of its venerable institutions were packed with people who, despite being entirely forsaken, had episodes of glory that made the career of Alexander the Great seem like a day in the life of a file clerk.
Mark Helprin
People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don’t like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy.
Joss Whedon
Because I tend to kind of hide under the sheets when it comes to reality television. I’ve seen probably one episode of maybe five different shows, and that’s about it.
Diane Lane
Tom Hanks knows the name of all the episodes.
Patrick Stewart
When I was 13, I had these episodes where I could just see the world without any words attached to it, without any associations. It was a little bit spooky. A lot of people might have even thought it was pathological. I thought it was interesting.
Barbara Ehrenreich
In TV, kid roles are like this: You’re either in a couple minutes of an episode playing somebody’s kid, or you get in these procedurals where you’re crying or you’re playing a witness or you’re playing a crazy person. Every once in a while you get a big guest star role, but there’s a formula to those TV shows.
Kyle Gallner
Chimps are very quick to have a sudden fight or aggressive episode, but they’re equally as good at reconciliation.
Jane Goodall
Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek?
Tracey Ullman
What is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow men’s existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history.
Joseph Conrad
I loved the show Lost, in part because the writers were so nimble in how they would take things from previous episodes, that probably weren’t created with any intent towards a larger narrative, and they would get woven into narratives in a really elegant and exciting way.
Ed Helms
Your life will have chapters, complete with crazy characters, villains and a plot you can’t even imagine as you sit here today. It’s a lot like a Scooby Doo episode.
Sharyn Alfonsi
One of my biggest and most influential was ‘The Golden Girls.’ That show, I remember specific episodes.
Jessica St. Clair
I knew early on after the first couple episodes were fully scored and animated that we had a real quality show here. But I always questioned whether or not it would work.
Steve Burns
Some of our best episodes of ‘Buffy’ were written over a weekend. You can really get in touch with your creative spirit when you’re at your most desperate.
Drew Goddard
You asked my opinion and I gave it. Of course you have to remember that if I’d been on the island with Gilligan, he’d have been killed ten minutes into the first episode. Where I come from, incompetence and stupidity are reasons for justifiable homicide. (Varyk)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
It is like football with coaches, like, ‘We’re only going to think about the next game.’ It is really true, all you think is, ‘Okay, we have to make a good next episode.’
Matt Stone
Honestly I’m not a huge TV person. The only show that I’ve seen every episode of is ‘Pretty Little Liars.’ It’s my favorite show. I wish I could get into other shows, but I just don’t have time!
Sabrina Carpenter
I did not have a very in-depth knowledge of ‘Star Trek’. I’d seen a couple of the vintage episodes. I knew just about as much as anyone on the street.
Cristin Milioti
The last episode of Dallas was in ‘1991.’ Unfortunately, it was a terrible episode to end the show on: it was a sort of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Larry as the Jimmy Stewart character. In that episode, I was an ineffectual-schlep kind of brother, who got divorced three or four times and was a Las Vegas reject.
Patrick Duffy
I had a great start in television; the first thing I did was an episode of Performance called The Entertainer with Michael Gambon playing Archie Rice.
Helen McCrory
Truthfully, the process of making 22 episodes of television a year is not very pleasant.
Joshua Jackson
With the first episode [of John Mulaney Show] I tell a story that happened to me accidentally chasing a woman down the subway.
John Mulaney
In TV, you don’t know everything. The writers only give you scripts before you shoot the episodes. They keep you on your nerve.
Yasmine Al Masri
I was never in an episode of I LOVE LUCY!
Lucie Arnaz
What they told us about ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ when we first started was that we were guaranteed 26 episodes, so that was the longest job I’ve ever had. And that was basically it – we didn’t know what the premise of the show was going to be and we waited, week by week, to see a script.
Marina Sirtis
As far as the future for the Showtime episodes that have already aired, we are sold into syndication so we’ll be appearing primarily on the Fox syndicated networks and then eventually the SCI FI Channel. So, we’ll be around for a while.
Richard Dean Anderson
‘Portlandia’ – love it. I can consume three episodes of it without even realizing I’m watching TV.
Adam Pally
A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a ‘Mad Men’ episode.
Barack Obama
I watched ‘The Sopranos,’ I saw a couple of episodes of ‘Mad Men.’ I loved ‘Seinfeld.’ In fact, I got some CDs of ‘Seinfeld.’ ‘Seinfeld’ was hilarious. Oh, boy. The Nazi soup kitchen? ‘No soup for you!’
Antonin Scalia
The inborn instability of capitalism has been part of the history of the system for several hundred years, including recurrent speculative episodes. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that we’re now having another one of those speculative episodes.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The Netflix brand for TV shows is really all about binge viewing. The ability to get hooked and watch episode after episode.
Reed Hastings
I actually will always stop and watch [Friends episodes], not for the whole thing, but usually because I’ve forgotten a lot of the episodes. It’s sort of fun for a second, I’m like, what’s this one? And sometimes it comes back to me. I always know what year it was by what length my hair was or what color.
Jennifer Aniston
Sex in the City was a different kind of phenomenon because of the show itself is a phenomenon and to me that’s successful because to resonate with women across the board for six years and have only one African-American actor pass through for one episode.
Blair Underwood
Working with an incredibly strong script is the thing that gives you the most confidence. If you go into an episode knowing the script is strong, I just feel like that’s where it all starts. All collaborations that happen, in addition to that, are just bonuses, at that point.
Ty Burrell
You never know where your next job is going to lead you, down the road. One single episode that might seem so far removed from what you might end up doing in the future might spark somebody’s memory bank. Just one little line you said or a look you gave might be what they want to pursue with a character.
Amanda Schull
I believe Sarah Palin is a true statesman, whose experience as a failed vice presidential candidate, half-term governor and eight-episode reality star has fully prepared her to take control of our nuclear arsenal.
Stephen Colbert
In the first two episodes, before she becomes Queen, I could be a lot freer with my emotions, but as the series goes on, she develops an armour in order to cope with her circumstances. She has to be a sphinx, which must be so hard. Imagine never being able to shout, ‘Shut up,’ or cry, even in front of your own family.
Claire Foy
I really didn’t think this was going to be a success. We did the first three episodes and I said to Adam, ‘I can’t see this going anywhere. I’ve already used up all my urban legends.’
Jamie Hyneman
I did nine episodes of ‘John Doe.’ I died of boredom.
William Forsythe
It’s not about creating 22 episodes indefinitely for as long as you can do.
Thomas Middleditch
With TV, you just have to finish the days and get the episodes out. And it’s always going to be an impossible schedule. That’s the funny thing with TV that not a lot of people realize.
Dylan O’Brien
My last experience of film-making was Tickets, a three-episode film in Italy, the third of which is directed by myself. It’s not for me to judge whether it’s a good film or a bad film, but what I could say is that nobody had a cultural or linguistic issue with what was produced.
Abbas Kiarostami
For Democrats, nothing is any less complex than a ‘West Wing’ episode.
Kevin Bleyer
Happiness is but a mere episode in the general drama of pain.
Thomas Hardy
I’ve done TV, but never where you’re given this much time to live with a character, to study the tone and hone it and repair stuff, to go back and watch old episodes and go, “Oh no, that’s a misstep. That’s a victory. I should do more of that, less of that.”
Vera Farmiga
I was in Nepal and I had watched Oprah Winfrey’s show. I had no idea, as a kid in Nepal, who she was, but I remember watching an episode of hers about living your dreams.
Prabal Gurung
I’ve turned down a lot of proposed scripts for Scrubs episodes, mainly ones with AIDs patients. It sickens me, really. If you don’t want AIDs, don’t be a ice cream man. Or African. I’m neither and I’m fine.
Zach Braff
I had heard about Cheers, of course, but I never watched it. So I watched two episodes, and I was like, “Oh my God. This is really good.”
David Lee
I think, because it’s one of my favorite moments in [Charles Manson’s Hollywood]. That series got a lot of attention and people talk about it a lot, but they tend to focus on the episodes that have more to do with the murder, Charles Manson doing something particularly weird, or Sharon Tate.
Karina Longworth
Two days later I got a call that they wanted to try out the character for seven episodes. Eleven years and 22 Emmys later, Cliff was still sitting at that bar.
John Ratzenberger
As soon as I knew we were going to be doing tribute episodes, and as soon as I knew the landscape of ‘Psych’ allowed us to do homages, the show creator and I both had respective dreams. His was a musical episode, and mine was a ‘Twin Peaks’ episode.
James Roday
Anyone who has owned many cats in long succession can define his or her life as a series of furry episodes.
Roger Caras
Ill health is an important factor that forces the poor to remain poor. If they make a little bit of money, one episode of illness can wipe them out.
Zafrullah Chowdhury
The best thing about the Nikita show is that there’s so many layers. Even after the pilot, the next four have a twist. Don’t think that you’ve seen it all or that you know it now, and that it’s not going to have any more surprises. There’s a surprise in every episode, so it’s a lot to keep track of.
Lyndsy Fonseca
I know a guy who writes on the show, it was his episode, and he called and said, “Would you do it?” And I said, “Yeah.” There’s not really much else to tell, except that I was thrilled to be on The Simpsons, because it’s one of the greatest series in the history of television.
Brent Spiner
Certainly ‘Survivors,’ when we put that series out, the second series dipped below 5 million for one of the episodes – all of a sudden, there’s no recommission, and I think that’s dreadful.
Max Beesley
One of the things I’ve been most excited by is U.S. television drama. For my money, it’s some of the greatest narrative art of our time. Each series is like a 19th-century Russian novel: you need to do a lot of work in the first few episodes, just as you do in the first 50-60 pages of those books.
Kevin Barry
I recurred on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for three years, and at the same time, I recurred for eight episodes on ‘Rescue Me’. And I’d recurred for nine episodes on ‘The Practice’. Frankly, the guest star is often the most compelling character.
Kate Burton
My mates Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe have put together thirty one episodes of a really really nice podcast at Rice as part of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The ‘Cultures of Energy Podcast’ is so good!
Timothy Morton
The way the British ‘Office’ got away with being so dark was that it only had 13 episodes. There are realistic elements that people obviously enjoy, but they don’t necessarily want to relive the trials and tribulations of their average work day.
John Krasinski
On the other hand, we worked a year on this and some people are going to watch it in a night and go, “We want more!” And there is something I miss about the longing and the anticipation for the next episode.
Jenji Kohan
My favorite episode is where the guy has a relationship with his car. An intimate and sexual and emotional relationship with his car.
Emmy Rossum
I told myself a while back, ‘Love what you do, but don’t fall in love with what you do.’ That way you won’t be brokenhearted if ever it gets canceled five episodes in – which has happened to me.
Nathan Fillion
I began directing episodes, which was a great light every couple of months. We never short-changed our audience, but it became something that you had to work at rather than something that was a pleasure.
Patrick Stewart
In some subsequent episodes, certain individuals have certain knowledge of certain events that they wouldn’t have, if they didn’t have access to the future.
Andrew Kreisberg
The power of network television is amazing. I’ve been performing for years but have been seen on only a few episodes of this show, and people spot me in public now all the time. They say, ‘Hey, aren’t you on ‘Nashville’?’ Most locals seem to really appreciate how authentic the show is.
J. D. Souther
On ‘Taxi,’ I had the great fortune of directing many wonderful episodes, none more classic than Reverend Jim’s driving test. It was maybe the funniest show I did.
James Burrows
I’ve often reflected on this in the past weeks as I’ve been following the presidential campaign: Very often, I thought it would have been great for both of these guys to sit down and be force-fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek.
Patrick Stewart
Totally whatever we want to put in there. Then it was really “Now we are going to make it. We really need to find a consistent tone.”I think the pilot [“Mary and Jane”] actually got it. It was more about the other episodes making sure everything else.
Harry Elfont
We get the scripts before the table read, but I don’t look at them until we go into the table read. I don’t want to know, when I’m playing a moment in the current episode, what’s going to happen because it might change how I’m playing that.
John Barrowman
Any rapidly enacted episode. . .should be seen through only one pair of eyes.
Edith Wharton
As a network, they’re not the network that usually picks things up after the first episode airs. They definitely have a methodology that they follow. But they’re very happy with the show [Into the Badlands]and they’re very excited with how it’s performed.
Alfred Gough
I haven’t watched a lot of episodes of ‘The Good Wife.’ I never even saw the show until I signed on, and then I watched seven episodes.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
When you’re shooting a network television show it inevitably starts airing a few episodes in, and depending on the ratings and the response from the public, you find yourself tweaking your performance or the scripts go in a different direction.
Lizzy Caplan
When you’re shooting 20-odd episodes in a season, the last thing you want is for each script to be the same tone.
Jonny Lee Miller
When you’re doing lots and lots of episodes and you’re playing the same character, it’s great because you really get to know the character and it becomes a really fast style and you find subtleties in it.
Misha Collins
I’ve seen a bunch of the ‘Portlandia’ episodes, and they’re pretty hilarious.
Glenn Danzig
Love which is only an episode in the life of men, is the entire history of the life of women.
Madame de Stael
While most episodes have a beginning, middle, and an ending, finales on ‘Game of Thrones’ are just one ending after another after another, as each of the storylines needs to wrapped up or at least attended to in some way.
Miguel Sapochnik
I love Matt LeBlanc in ‘Episodes’ – he’s very good. And the ‘Modern Family’ cast just cracks me up.
Jane Lynch
Recently I was directing an episode of ‘Glee’ and I lost my cell phone – and I didn’t have time to buy a new one for three weeks. Well, the first few days I was anxious as hell, suffered the delirium tremens, didn’t think I could make it through, etc. Then something kind of curious happened – I began to feel great.
Eric Stoltz
I used to host a show ‘Ghuggi Express’ on Zee Punjabi and it aired more than 130 episodes and I single handedly managed the show.
Gurpreet Ghuggi
With ‘Twilight,’ you have these massive tomes that you have to condense. With ‘Penoza,’ we had an eight episode Dutch series that, just for the pilot alone, I condensed three episodes. So, there’s a lot of filling in and a ton of invention that has to happen to fill out eight episodes.
Melissa Rosenberg
Civilization is perhaps approaching one of those long winters that overtake it from time to time. Romantic Christendom – picturesque, passionate, unhappy episode – may be coming to an end. Such a catastrophe would be no reason for despair.
George Santayana
At best, I consider flying an unavoidable necessity, a time to resurrect forgotten prayers and contemplate the end of all joy in a twisted howling heap of machinery; at worst, I rank it right up there with psychotic episodes and torture at the hands of malevolent strangers.
T.C. Boyle
Looking back now on our workload, I just shake my head at our pace. ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ was my first series, so I didn’t know anything about that when I started. I just assumed it was normal to make 26 episodes a year on a seven-day shooting schedule.
Ronald D. Moore
One of the things I noticed about the ‘2 Broke Girls’ pilot was that it looked like a new episode in a season and not a pilot, and that’s an amazing sign.
Nick Zano
I always try to look at the episode overall, and try to figure out where I can add something that’s a little ironic or self-aware or light because I think that’s what makes the show special.
Meaghan Rath
One of the things you have to be acutely aware of when shooting episodes out of order is your character’s relationship with the other characters.
Gina Bellman
There were 84 original episodes. It was rated No. 1 and No. 2 on the Fox Children’s Network. We figured it was time to make it available to people who have never watched it.
Howie Mandel
With every episode of struggle, there is a learning opportunity.
Richard M. Schulze
I would rather stare at the wall for half an hour than watch an episode of any of the 53,801 Australian soap operas now cluttering up UK TV.
Terry Pratchett
Yeah, I’d done a bunch of pilots. Some that had gone for a while. One that went for 13 episodes. But I had never been on a show that had lasted more than that.
Donal Logue
I take a lot of notes. Maybe it’s a product of me taking so many notes, but I have a pretty good memory for episodes, and some of the other actors will ask me questions about things, so I have this sense of responsibility that I have to be the one to remember some of the details.
Amanda Schull
War is an episode, a crisis, a fever the purpose of which is to rid the body of fever. So the purpose of a war is to end the war.
William Faulkner
It’s great to try another format and be part of telling a story over ten episodes.
Morten Tyldum
If you were to ask me what the No. 1 lesson I learned from being on ‘The Real World’, and I challenge you to go back to the episodes and you will see that I’m right: I learned the myth of liberal tolerance.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
I’m always watching old episodes of ‘The Golden Girls’ or ‘The Simpsons.’
Colman Domingo
Im not the kind of actor that can go completely cold into an emotional scene. I have to transport myself emotionally by whatever means possible, and that basically means you carry the situation with you all week, all episode or all day beforehand.
Jamie Bamber
By nature, a storyteller is a plagiarist. Everything one comes across – each incident, book, novel, life episode, story, person, news clip – is a coffee bean that will be crushed, ground up, mixed with a touch of cardamom, sometimes a tiny pinch of salt, boiled thrice with sugar, and served as a piping-hot tale.
Rabih Alameddine
JJ Abrams is definitely a guy that when he calls, you want to answer. He’s incredibly focused. When he was shooting the pilot on ‘Lost,’ we’d do a take and he’d go back to his tent and be working on the first episodes of ‘Lost’ as well as the cliffhanger for the eighth season of ‘Alias.’ He’s an incredible multitasker.
Jorge Garcia
The format of Netflix was the dream for us. It allowed us to make cinematic, longer episodes without interruption.
Ross Duffer
You realize, this is not just a little studio we go to make these television episodes. This thing is reaching everybody in the world! Suddenly you realize the power of television.
Jamie Farr
In many senses, ‘Borgen’ was a very democratic show. I was always invited to hear the writers’ thoughts for the next episodes and allowed to comment on them.
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
Oh my God the fantasies are my favorite thing that we do each episode by far. And the great thing now is that instead of one an episode sometimes we do as many as two. We did one in each of the mini-series. And so far – I mean I keep thinking I can’t have another favorite and then they keep topping it.
Debra Messing
Plan for each episode to be a satisfying experience, but still leave the audience thinking, ‘Oh, my God! Now what?
Andrew Davies
My favorite writer on ‘The X-Files’ is this guy Darin Morgan. He wrote my favorite episode and the top five favorite episodes that everyone loves.
Kumail Nanjiani
You never know when you’re on a show if you’re actually going to love it. For the episodes that I’m not in, I read them, but I try to just forget it, as long as it isn’t important to my character. That way when the episodes air I get to watch it like a fan and actually enjoy it.
Fiona Gubelmann
There will always be economic pressure to make hits, identify hits, and then exploit hits. And you’re going to exploit them with as many episodes as you probably can.
Shawn Ryan
In this fragmented world, with such short attention spans, you’ve got a couple of episodes to make an impression. And if you don’t, you start to lose your audience in a big way.
David Walton
I am not afraid if people think Matt LeBlanc in ‘Episodes’ is who I am – my friends and family know who I am.
Matt LeBlanc
There’s [John Mulaney Show] jokes that I have in stand up that I wouldn’t try to put in, I would try to have someone just speak extemporaneously in the middle of a scene about an episode of “Law and Order” or something.
John Mulaney
We can place a product, virtually any size, in almost any location. It really depends on what the program and the video in each individual episode provides in terms of a logical or contextual background.
David Brenner
Part of me was fascinated by the idea that I would only get next week’s episode a week in advance and wouldn’t actually know where I was going with it, until the script landed on my mat. But, part of me wanted to know what was going to happen.
Mark Strong
I wanted to do an episode about Chuck having a gambling problem. I wanted to portray my addiction on the show. But I think it’s a little edgy for Saturday night.
Fisher Stevens
We did a reunion when TV One first launched episodes of ‘Living Single’. Every time any of the gang comes through Atlanta, though, we always visit.
Kim Fields
I’d been on ‘SVU’ before and I’d been on ‘Criminal Intent,’ but I wasn’t a follower. Like, my mom watches every episode, even before I was on it.
Kelli Giddish
I honestly feel like we never had a bad episode by TV standards. Every week I felt there were so many strong components of the show, especially the writing.
Donal Logue
I’ll always love movies. But there’s something I love very much about TV, when you shoot episodes while other episodes are still being written.
Karine Vanasse
I have a really, really hard time sitting down and watching a TV show, except I’m apparently willing to watch the same episode of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ like, seven times.
Shane Carruth
Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I’m writing episode seven now and couldn’t tell you what happens in episode eight.
Aaron Sorkin
I did an episode of The Profiler.
I actually worked on the last episode of Murphy Brown.
Alice Barrett
At our best, it’s a good experience but we do 22 episodes a year, so there are some clunkers.
Vincent D’Onofrio
On ‘Master of None,’ the majority of the episodes were just one story, and that was by design because we really wanted to focus in on the character of Dev and get the audience in his head.
Alan Yang
I love playing the stuff with McGee at home with Delilah. We’ve had episodes where it shows them at home arguing over making dinner and things like that. I love doing that stuff because it’s different than what the show normally does.
Sean Murray
I kept saying I want to do an episode that’s set in the past, how do we do a period episode of Black Mirror? And simultaneously there was another idea we were thinking about and the two things sort of gelled and became San Junipero.
Charlie Brooker
When you film a reality show, it’s so jumbled. They shoot episodes in all orders!
Carnie Wilson
And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019.
Bob Iger
Well, it was very interesting to play a character and stretch it over such a long time – 12 episodes. I had never done a TV show before, so week to week it was unclear what we would be asked to do.
Nick Stahl
‘A Storm of Swords’ is a massive volume, and it seemed like it would be shortchanging it to try to cram it into ten episodes.
Bryan Cogman
I’m a comedian, and I decided I wanted to be a comedian when I was eight years old watching old Saturday Night Live episodes. I never decided to be a rapper because I’m not a rapper.
Andy Samberg
The good news is that “The Hangover Part III” isn’t a rerun like the second episode. The bad news is everything else. For all the promise of mayhem and WTF moments, the final episode hits you with all the force of a warm can of O’Doul’s.
Kyle Smith
TV series, there’s a lot of everybody talking to you and giving you input for the first couple episodes, and then they’re on such a crazy schedule that you get another episode on a Monday, you have to have it done by Friday and it becomes very solitary work usually, TV shows.
Mark Mothersbaugh
If somebody actually came to me and said, ‘O.K., this is it: write your last ‘South Park’ episodes,’ I’d be like, ‘No, no, no.’
Trey Parker
Early episodes of TV I compare to out-of-town plays. You can make them better. You don’t have all the time in the world, but you have time to make them better and improve them as you go along.
Greg Berlanti
I don’t have a writer’s room. I write all the shows myself. Ninety-one episodes a season, I’m sitting there at the computer writing and writing and writing because I want the voice to be authentic so that the audience is hearing from me and not other writers.
Tyler Perry
The kid in the episode [of Tales From The Darkside ] was played by Christian Slater! He was all of about 12 or so, but I’ve run into Christian many times since then, and he always does his line from Tales From The Darkside whenever he sees me.
Brent Spiner
It is not like every episode [of “Mary and Jane”] people are sitting around getting high.
Deborah Kaplan
It was a very difficult time, 1984. ‘Happy Days’ ended. I said, ‘There’s no way I can be a producer.’ My attorney said, ‘You’ll learn.’ The first thing we sold was the ‘MacGyver’ television series. We shot 139 episodes between 1985 and 1992.
Henry Winkler
I’ve never watched an entire episode of ‘American Idol’. It’s too mean.
Christina Aguilera
It was tough to write. We had the shadow of “Lost” hanging around and I just kept saying, “Guys, we need to take a really wide birth around ‘Lost.’ We’re going to get lots of comparisons anyway, but we need to prove, within a couple episodes, that it’s not ‘Lost.'”
Remi Aubuchon
The milestone of 100 episodes is a reflection of the amazing work and dedication of the entire Clone Wars cast and crew. Being a part of this production has been an honor and privilege that has changed my life forever.
Ashley Eckstein
Yeah, you can explore a lot more. Every one of the storylines is multi-faceted, so there are so many directions that it can go. It makes each episode so interesting.
Mireille Enos
To me, every episode is like a song, and every season is like an album. There’s that part of the day when you first get the idea and you say, “This could be really funny.” And you sit down and you write it. There’s just something that happens there that doesn’t happen when you really give it a lot of time beforehand.
Trey Parker
I read the papers, I surf the Web. At the beginning of the year, I try to see at least two episodes of every show on our network. Am I surfing? All the time. I’m aware of the landscape. I’m a competitor, so I have to know whom I’m competing with.
Leslie Moonves
It’s really the rare creator who can tell you where he’s going to end the season of 22 episodes. That’s not bad. That’s part of the creative exploration.
Kevin Reilly
For me, personally, I watch pretty much everything on Netflix, and I watch all the episodes in a row, when I can.
Laura Prepon
I suffer from manic-depressive disorder, and I’ve chosen not to take medication for it. Because of that, every once in a while I go through manic episodes and really depressed episodes.
Scott Weiland
Watching a movie with an audience is so exciting. For me, coming from TV, you finish an episode and then it airs, and I’m at home. There’s no gratification and there’s no audience interaction with it.
Genndy Tartakovsky
Once you start working with a particular actor, that actor becomes very present in your mind as your mind as you’re writing subsequent episodes.
Dan Futterman
Children don’t mind when something was made – they don’t discriminate in that way. I tape very early episodes of ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Trumpton’ for my son and watch them with him. He loves them. ‘Trumpton’ was made in 1967, but he still watches it like it’s brand new.
Peter Kay
The gods have chosen to entertain me with chronic eyestrain headaches. Very poisonous episodes. So I don’t do a lot of reading anymore except on tape.
Tom Robbins
Every episode has a purpose to move the story forward.
Busy Philipps
I suggest in my own discussion of this episode, Mann invites us to set the attempt to philosophize about his predicament in the context of Aschenbach’s life. The literary presentation thus adds to the naked philosophical skeleton.
Philip Kitcher
I love my situation as a spectator. The actors are only a little bit ahead of the audience. The audience discovers the episode when it’s screened, but we actors only discover the episode when we get the script, two weeks ahead of shooting. Until then, we know nothing of the evolution of our characters.
Richard Sammel
I saw an episode – the second episode [of Black Mirror], “Fifteen Million Merits” – and I completely flipped out: “This is what my nightmares are made of. This is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen.”
Bryce Dallas Howard
I think the least stereotypical gay character on television is probably Matt LeBlanc on Episodes. He just plays it so straight-faced. They never talk about the fact that he’s such a huge gay person.
Adam Pally
In the time you make one series of 9-10 episodes, you can make 3 films.
Jaideep Ahlawat
Cersei took so many of us out in the last episode and she’s really turned dark; even Jaime Lannister can see that, so I don’t think that Cersei Lannister is long for her Westeros world. I hope she’s not.
Natalie Dormer
I made a promise to myself that I would try to introduce something unexpected in every single episode of the series. It was largely to amuse myself as much as anything. I didn’t ever want the audience to feel that they knew everything.
Patrick Stewart
Love is the history of a woman’s life; it is an episode in man’s.
[Fr., L’amour est l’histoire de la vie des femmes; c’est un episode dans celle des hommes.]
Madame de Stael
We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show, but unfortunately no one was watching us.
Josh Hartnett
[Jack Nash] was very different than anything I’d played. In fact, there’s a scene I have in a tent with Louis Ferreira, who just did an episode of Travelers. He was in the fourth episode of Travelers playing another team leader, and we really have it out, not unlike the way we did in the tent in Andromeda.
Eric McCormack
I told you, I have done a lot of projects and as often as I run into someone who recognizes me from something else, I run into someone who is like ‘You’re on Grey’s Anatomy’ and I have only been on for seven episodes. It’s kind of amazing.
James Tupper
When I have trouble sleeping, I’ll read, watch old episodes of ‘Sex and the City,’ or dance around my house. Music helps me wind down.
Zoe Kravitz
The best-case scenario is everything goes perfect and smooth, but we’re also a new and weird show. So all my conversations were, “Hey last night didn’t go perfect but we kind of know what we’ve got in store for everybody episode-wise.”
John Mulaney
It has been more than 30 years since this disgraceful episode occurred, and I believe that the United States government should demand the return of the USS Pueblo to the United States Navy without further delay.
Wayne Allard
I see the whole episode in my memory as if it were a very crisply photographed black and white movie. Directed by Bergman perhaps.We are playing ourselves in the movie version. If only we could escape from always having to play ourselves !
Erica Jong
First of all, it was in my contract. I knew I would be directing an episode.
Anthony Michael Hall
During Christmas time, on German television they show films with three or four episodes, and I quite like the feeling of waiting for the next episode.
Volker Bertelmann
That chemistry that we had [with Fred Savage] is very, very hard to find. We were lucky to have those 22 episodes [of The Grinder]. I’m unendingly proud of it.
Rob Lowe
You know, it takes a while to get used to – it’s a whole group of people with all these ideas and after you sort of navigate your way through the first few episodes it becomes collaborative and creative.
Josh Duhamel
I wanted to prove that I could play something else, but there were 249 episodes out there of ‘Mayberry,’ and it was aired every day. It was hard to escape.
Andy Griffith
‘Copper’ is my first period piece. It’s funny because I’ve been doing a lot of episodes of ‘Elementary’ with Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu; they keep bringing me back on the show, and so I go from being an outstanding black doctor to being a kind of hood, ex-car thief who went through rehab in ‘Elementary.’
Ato Essandoh
Unless you’re a directing producer of a television show, for the most part, the director comes in one week to direct and episode, and then leaves. I’d much rather produce television and occasionally direct an episode of a show I’m producing, then just come in as an outside director.
Eric Balfour
Ms. Sciorra is a member of a dwindling fleet of actors who actually sound like they come from somewhere. In her case, ‘somewhere’ is Brooklyn. In most movies, and perhaps especially in a handful of singeing ‘Sopranos’ episodes, ‘somewhere’ makes her vital. She’s what you’d call an around-the-way girl.
Wesley Morris
Another show I really enjoyed working on was Raising The Bar. I did four or five episodes of that show.
Max Greenfield
A lot of shows start at one place, and then each episode is like a new little circle, often getting smaller.
Jimmi Simpson
Then I go in the den and turn on Law & Order, since the only thing i can really count on in life is that whenever I turn on the TV, there will be a Law & Order episode.
David Levithan
When you are editing, the final master is Aristotle and his poetics. You might have a terrific episode, but if people are falling out because there are just too many elements in it, you have to begin to get rid of things.
Ken Burns
I think all Internet comments should be disengaged. But I kind of live and die by it. It’s completely irresistible. It’s not like comedy. When I do a podcast or write an episode of TV, I have no feedback for that. That’s the only way you know what you’re doing is good or bad.
Harris Wittels
I have been in the series for over 3 years – 3 series. There will be a fourth series next year which of course I won’t be in because I’m now dead. So in total I appeared in 25 episodes.
Richard Briers
The great error of nearly all studies of war… has been to consider war as an episode in foreign policies, when it is an act of interior politics.
Simone Weil
When movie people go over into television, it’s a little bit of a shock. It’s much faster-paced. Everything is really last-minute. You won’t know your schedule for the next episode until the last minute.
Charisma Carpenter
I wrapped that Monday and started on my third episode for Miss Match on Thursday of that same week and we just wrapped yesterday cause it was split over the holiday.
Charisma Carpenter
I didn’t record any additional dialogue for this CD, they are excerpts pulled from existing episodes.
Tara Strong
You know, one of the biggest thrills that I have is when famous people recognize me from “Taxi.” When I was working with George C. Scott on “The Titanic,” he knew every episode. He would quote lines from it. . .
Marilu Henner
Manchester is a city which has witnessed a great many stirring episodes, especially of a political character. Generally speaking, its citizens have been liberal in their sentiments, defenders of free speech and liberty of opinion.
Emmeline Pankhurst
Yeah, it’s been pretty gnarly. It’s fun. It can only be fun, unless you’re really squirmy about that. Honestly, during that guts episode, they didn’t tell Andrew and I anything. They just put trenchcoats on us and said, “All right, just stand right here and we’re going to put this stuff on you.”
Steven Yeun
Every episode of ‘True Blood’ is like shooting a low budget feature.
Christopher Heyerdahl
The well of public opinion has been well and truly poisoned by the Iraq episode.
David Cameron
I can remember when I was a baby and my mother was there watching the show. I went and bought 100 episodes and watched them. I respect it so much that the sitcom itself and Ed Norton; I’m not playing Ed Norton but my version of it, cause I’m a black man.
Mike Epps
During episodes of unemployment I find it rewarding to sleep as much as possible-anything from twelve to fourteen hours a day is a good starting point. Sleep spares you humiliation and saves money at the same time: nothing to eat, nothing to buy, just lie back and dream your life away.
David Sedaris
I have an appearance on a new TV show called ‘Bar Karma’ on Current TV. I had the most fun ever making this episode. I play someone with a multiple personality, and I think my fans will be surprised and get a real giggle out of it. It’s a new model for TV in that it is interactive with the community.
Genie Francis
The episodes all blend together for me, so I don’t remember. I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast this morning. I always feel I must be such a disappointment to them.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
I recurred on Grey’s Anatomy for three years, and at the same time, I recurred for eight episodes on Rescue Me. And I’d recurred for nine episodes on The Practice. Frankly, the guest star is often the most compelling character.
Kate Burton
I am fully committed to Hannah Montana. It’s what gave me this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many people. I’m really excited about our new season. We are making great new episodes that I can’t wait for our fans to see and I’m looking forward to the ‘Hannah Montana’ movie that will be out in the spring.
Miley Cyrus
I did ‘The Commish’ and an episode of ‘Neon Rider,’ and then I got the series called ‘Street Justice,’ which I ended up doing about 18 episodes of.
Eric McCormack
When I came out to L. A., I got a part in an episode of ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ and I hired an acting coach.
Sarah Silverman
It’s a fascinating job, to come in and be the most interesting person in an episode. Whoever the guest star is, that’s the job – to maintain the interest and the focus for that 42 minutes or whatever, and it should be a huge relief to those people that are the leads in the shows.
Mark Sheppard
I think there’s going to be many special episodes of ‘Blackish.’
Laurence Fishburne
Wherein lies a poet’s claim to originality? That he invents his incidents? No. That he was present when his episodes had their birth? No. That he was first to repeat them? No. None of these things has any value. He confers on them their only originality that has any value, and that is his way of telling them.
Mark Twain
A diary need not be a dreary chronicle of one’s movements; it should aim rather at giving salient account of some particular episode, a walk, a book, a conversation.
A. C. Benson
It was my second show as a writer, and Justin Timberlake was just coming off boy-band stardom. People were rolling their eyes, but I used to watch the Mickey Mouse Club, and I knew all those kids were talented as hell. Justin was as comfortable on camera in that first episode as any of our cast members.
Jason Sudeikis
Summer is a great opportunity for all of cable. People love to find original episodes.
Bonnie Hammer
We tried to do Yoda in CGI in Episode I, but we just couldn’t get it done in time. We couldn’t get the technology to work, so we had to use the puppet, but the puppet really wasn’t as good as the CGI. So when we did the reissue, we had to put the CGI back in, which was what it was meant to be.
George Lucas
I worked with Roger Moore on three episodes of ‘The Saint.’ He is a lovely man, a good director, and was my favourite actor to work with.
Shirley Eaton
Deaf people are struggling to find their favorite show or something that represents them. It’s hard. There are some examples of shows that have a deaf storyline in one episode, like Cold Case, or another show where they are focusing on the cochlear implant or the medical aspect.
Sean Berdy
David Boreanaz is actually a very good director and he directed one of our episodes. Excellent director, knew exactly what he wanted. We never had long days with David. He was great, he knew exactly what he wanted and he’s a fantastic director.
Michael Clarke Duncan
For Star Trek proves, as faulty as individual episodes could be, is that the much-maligned common man and common woman has an enormous hunger for brotherhood. They are ready for the twenty-third century now, and they are light-years ahead of their petty governments and their visionless leaders.
Gene Roddenberry
I directed an early episode of ‘Supernatural’ the first season called ‘Skin.’
Robert Duncan McNeill
There was so much talk about the movie and we thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to still do the movie, but to give everybody this thing they didn’t see coming?” Even with the number of episodes, it was reported that there was going to be 10 episodes, and then there was talk about adding more.
Mitchell Hurwitz