Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

18. Wu-Tang Trampoline (The Leftovers, S03E02)

Honourable Mention

  • Trog × My Way of Life" × The Doors' "The End" (Feud, S01E08)
  • The Ceremony (The Handmaid's Tale, S01E01)

Stray Observations

  • "You kids have a gurney?"
    "Oh, we just got rid of all our gurneys." (Bob's Burgers, S07E17)
  • "Maybe you shouldn't know too much going in. I think it'll be better that way."
    "Like the Iraq War." (Bob's Burgers, S07E18)
  • "Oh, God… Everything hurts."
    "Just imagine yourself inside the planetarium having an amazing climax."
    "Gene, that's… Never mind." (Bob's Burgers, S07E18)
  • "Planetariums are so stressful. Why didn't you warn us, Neil deGrasse Tyson?!" (Bob's Burgers, S07E18)
  • ♫: Perfect Strangers theme song (The Leftovers, S03E02)
  • RT: The episode's script is credited to "Tha Lonely Donkey Kong & Specialist Contagious," which is what Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof got after they fed their names into a Wu-Tang name generator (The Leftovers, S03E02)
  • "If you don't mind, I'm just gonna sit here and smoke my coping mechanism." (The Leftovers, S03E02)
  • Mark Linn-Baker (The Leftovers, S03E02)
  • ♫: Piano Perfect Strangers theme song (The Leftovers, S03E02)
  • Jack-o'-lantern footwear (The Last Man on Earth, S03E15)
  • "Hey, Tandy, soup's on. Tonight's special: Cream of your face."
    "Oh, really?! 'Cause I heard it was Todd-mato soup! Burn!" (The Last Man on Earth, S03E15)
  • "[A] Donald Duck's a gay guy who's been kicked out of the Navy." (Silicon Valley, S04E01)
  • ♫: Papa Roach – "Last Resort" (Silicon Valley, S04E01)
  • Ed Chen with a lacrosse stick and Tom Brady jersey (Silicon Valley, S04E01)
  • ♫: DJ Shadow – "Systematic [feat. Nas]" (Silicon Valley, S04E01)
  • "Unlike small town America, Andrew fucks me in a way I really enjoy." (Veep, S06E02)
  • "And we need to tell them that the Kennedy library is a reference point, 'cause, you know, he was also a part-termer." (Veep, S06E02)
  • "Find me Mrs. Ryan."
    "Not my mom." (Veep, S06E02)
  • "That was a long one. She must be at a light." (Veep, S06E02)
  • "What am I supposed to do? Re-hire Frida Swahlo?" (Veep, S06E02)
  • "And that Jack Nicholson… Is he vaguely cross-eyed?" (Feud, S01E08)
  • "What kind of Medieval dental practice extracts six teeth without putting in implants?"
    "It's called 'The Buckle.' When you remove the back teeth, your cheeks curve in at a more elegant angle." (Feud, S01E08)
  • "Nothing good can come from comparing yourself." (Feud, S01E08)
  • "Let's order some guacamole." (Feud, S01E08)
  • "I can't go to rehab. I can't! I've got the Dean Martin Roast!" (Feud, S01E08)
  • "No one was throwing gasoline on your resentments." (Feud, S01E08)
  • "I spent my whole life being Joan Crawford, a woman I created for others. I don't know who I am when I'm by myself." (Feud, S01E08)
  • "I wish… I wish I'd been a friend to you." (Feud, S01E08)
  • "My mother always said, 'Don't say anything bad about the dead. Only say good.' Joan Crawford is dead. Good." (Feud, S01E08)
  • "She continued to smoke up to 100 cigarettes a day." (Feud, S01E08)
  • Feud Season Grade: B
  • Bates Motel Season Grade: C
  • ♫: Little Richard – "Hurry Sundown" (Better Call Saul, S03E03)
  • ♫: Todd Terje – "Alfonso Muskedunder" (Better Call Saul, S03E03)
  • "Amy's friend at HQ heard that maybe the Seven-Four was getting shut down instead."
    "There's no way that's true. Amy doesn't have a friend."
    "I do so! Although, I only see her at work events, and we only talk through e-mail. Oh God, she's just a colleague." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S04E15)
  • "Hey, I know this is just a stolen bike case, but you know what we should do? Stand back-to-back with our guns drawn while we're surrounded by bad guys."
    "You know what I call that? The Man Sprinkler!" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S04E15)
  • "Never vacation in Banff." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S04E15)
  • "Silk is for sex workers or musicians." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S04E15)
  • "Sexy is finding the thing that you hate most about yourself and then shoving it into somebody else's face until they think that you're okay with it."
    "Yeah, like Adrien Brody's noise."
    "I don't want Adrien Brody's nose for boobs."
    "Yeah, okay, well, I don't want my knees, but that's life." (The Mick, S01E16)
  • "Booby on the move, coming right your way." (The Mick, S01E16)
  • "Well, it seems we have a slow news day on our hands. CNN is just playing Death Becomes Her." (Great News, S01E02)
  • "Please, God, don't let me be a fucking moron." (The Handmaid's Tale, S01E02)
  • ♫: "Don't You [Forget About Me]" (The Handmaid's Tale, S01E02)
  • "No ice cream for you this month, young lady." (The Handmaid's Tale, S01E03)
  • ♫: DaftBeatles – "Heart of Glass [Crabtree Remix]" (The Handmaid's Tale, S01E03)
  • "You don't think J.J. has a right to run away?"
    "He has the same rights as anybody else. If he were any other teen, he'd be halfway to Provo by now. […] Provo?"
    "Runaway capital of the world." (Speechless, S01E20)
  • "I want a robe."
    "[…] What? Like a lady in a lotion commercial?"
    "No, like a boy in repose!" (Speechless, S01E20)
  • "You can do plenty on your own."
    "Oh, really? Name one other person like me who does."
    "Oh, please. I can think of someone right off the top of my head."
    "Look me in the eye and tell me it's not Wheels from—"
    "Yeah, no, it's Wheels from Burger King Kids Club. Okay, fine. Thank you, detective." (Speechless, S01E20)
  • Rashida Jones playing Tracee Ellis Ross' sister (Black-ish, S03E21)
  • "Southern Cal is the best school in the country, baby girl! Congratulations!"
    "Best school in the country? That's not even the best school in L.A." (Black-ish, S03E22)
  • "You're thinking about this going to college thing all wrong, son. You've got to make Zoey's education work for you. It's not about where she wants to go; it's about where you want to visit her." (Black-ish, S03E22)
  • "Hey! I'm walkin' here! We got the best pizza! Ahh, fuhgeddaboudit!"
    "Eyy! Lena Dunham's doing performance art down at the Brooklyn Academy of Music! Bada biiing!" (Black-ish, S03E22)
  • "The only good thing to come out of Miami is an empty bus." (Black-ish, S03E22)
  • "You're the goddamn parking lot king of Minnesota." (Fargo, S03E02)
  • "Feminine hygiene deployed as a weapon?" (Fargo, S03E02)
  • "That's the last dime you're ever gonna see from the parking lot king of Minnesota." (Fargo, S03E02)
  • "The news now is pretty much anything that was on the internet yesterday." (Brockmire, S01E05)
  • "That ball cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery because it just got cattooed – Jim Brockmeower." (Brockmire, S01E05)
  • "Brockmire ASMR." (Brockmire, S01E05)
  • "Before we leave you, yet one more message from" (Brockmire, S01E05)
  • "This is Ira Glass. He's the king dick of non-profit media." (Brockmire, S01E05)
  • "I can never unsee him naked."
    "I mean, the size of that thing."
    "Hollow that big bastard out, you could use it for an umbrella stand." (Archer, S04E08)
  • UCLA (Dear White People, S01E01)
  • "Even more blackface. Apparently, this is a thing that white children are into." (Dear White People, S01E01)
  • "You're not Rashida Jones bi-racial, you're Tracee Ellis Ross bi-racial. People think of you as black." (Dear White People, S01E01)
  • "He's literally Dap from School Daze, but darker, and you pass him up for Mackle-less?" (Dear White People, S01E01)
  • "Roland Martin was a mere two feet away, and we all know how he loves to blast people on Twitter. I'm still in therapy from the last time I was trending." (Dear White People, S01E01)
  • "I pledge allegiance to your cock." (Dear White People, S01E01)
  • "Just because you got a black chick on your arm doesn't mean you get to Miley Cyrus our pain, a'ight?" (Dear White People, S01E01)
  • "Nigga, I should hit you for thinking that I would hit you." (Dear White People, S01E01)
  • "You have a framed picture of Reagan in your dorm room."
    "You have a framed picture of Stacey Dash in yours. What's your point?"
    "It's not Stacey Dash! It's Dionne! Nothing after Clueless matters." (Dear White People, S01E02)
  • "You should come, drink some Windex." (Dear White People, S01E02)
  • ♫: "Redbone" (Dear White People, S01E02)
  • "Pastiche threw a blackface party over the weekend."
    "Like, Zoe Saldana or Al Jolson?" (Dear White People, S01E02)
  • "My girls and I are going to the Midsummer Night's Dream party."
    "Stop it. That thing where the freshman girls wander around outside waiting for a senior to date rape them?"
    "Waiting for a senior to kiss them. You're confusing it with the Taming of the Shrew party." (Dear White People, S01E04)
  • "Don't Assata Shakur me." (Dear White People, S01E04)
  • "I wanted an avant-garde look, like Solange. Something that says, 'I'm woke, but I'll also kick your ass in an elevator.'" (Dear White People, S01E04)
  • "If you weren't legacy, you'd be a flight attendant on Spirit Airlines." (Dear White People, S01E04)
  • "Friends, in American popular culture, many black men seem obsessed with white girls. What is this about?"
    "Anal." (Dear White People, S01E05)
  • "Ikumi, your new catch-all Asian friend." (Dear White People, S01E05)
  • "You do realize all we do is complain about things. It is as though Americans would have no identity if not for their near-constant outrage. I know so much about what you don't like. What do you all like, eh?" (Dear White People, S01E05)
  • "Yeah, we're friends, but suddenly I'm supposed to give you nigga dispensation?" (Dear White People, S01E05)
  • Directed by Barry Jenkins (Dear White People, S01E05)
  • Ménage à trois callback (Dear White People, S01E06)
  • Reggie feeding Sam ramen (Dear White People, S01E07)
  • "Pinocchio! That was my favourite movie growing up."
    "What was the Kenyan version? [clicks tongue]"
    "No, it was called My Ancestors Were Smart Enough Not to Get Captured." (Dear White People, S01E07)
  • You Must Remember This (Dear White People, S01E07)
  • Bonr (Dear White People, S01E08)
  • "What's up, my nig?! Yeah… That's, that's too much." (Dear White People, S01E08)
  • "We'll both go to Columbia, of course, because we have to live in New York, and NYU is a joke." (Dear White People, S01E09)
  • "I can't believe I gave up my hair for you." (Dear White People, S01E09)
  • Dear White People Season Grade: B-

The New AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Leftovers
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Baskets


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