Read of the Day: “Lines That Would Work On Any Shonda Rhimes Show”
5:30 pm, September 30th | by Colette McIntyre
Sure, we love Scandal (like any other person with a brain and two seeing eyes and a simple grasp on emotions) and we had our moment in the sun with Grey’s Anatomy, but we gotta admit: The Toast’s Mallory Ortberg does Shonda Rhimes better than Shonda Rhimes does Shonda Rhimes.
“I like you a lot, but the things I don’t like about you… I hate.”
[To offscreen character] “Hi, Mom.”
[eight seconds of shocked silence, pan for reactions]
[fade to black]
Attractive But Deeply Disturbed Businesswoman: “Did you do this for me because I slept with you?”
Charmingly Irresponsible, Rakish and Rugged Male Authority Figure: “Yes.”
ABDDB: “Do you think anyone knows we slept together?”
Brittle Redhead: “Everyone knows you two are sleeping together.” [beat] “Well, everyone does.”
[whispered] “It’s a bomb.”
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