To celebrate Blacklist's much-deserved, second-season renewal—hooray!—we are breaking out the big guns: The awesome things James Spader has said.
One of the biggest pleasures of the 2013 fall TV season has been watching Spader eat up all the scenery as The Blacklist as Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the world's most-wanted men, who turns himself into the FBI and agrees to turn in his fellow baddies/friends. Seriously, each Monday night we end up scaring our roommates with how much Red's biting one-liners make us cackle with glee.
Of course, this isn't Spader's first deliciously quotable role, as his Pretty in Pink character Stef set the bar for all other '80s villains and his Robert California, The Office's first boss after the exit of Steve Carell, was weirdly poetic. But would you be able to tell which of Spader's characters said a certain quote?
To celebrate all of Spader's amazing one-liners, we've compiled a quiz featuring some of Red, Stef and Robert's best lines. Ready, get set, Spader!
A. "You're a bitch."
B. "Do I look like someone who would waste my own time?"
C. "Let me put your mind at ease. I'm never telling you everything."
A. "I have a tip: You're a winter, not an autumn. Stop wearing olive."
B. "That girl was, is, and always will be nada!"
C. "Fear plays an interesting role in our lives. How dare we let it motivate us? How dare we let it into our decision making, into our livelihoods, into our relationships?"
A."Dying alone, that is very scary."
B. "I'm not a gumball machine. You don't get to just twist the handle whenever you want a treat."
C. "Why don't you go to take a shower, you look like shit."
A. "You know the problem with drawing lines in the sand? With a breath of air, they disappear."
B. "I mean, if you wanna make the choice, go ahead. Make it."
C. "You don't even know my real name. I'm the f—king lizard king."
A. "Everything about me is a lie."
B. "There is only sex. Everything is sex. Do you understand that what I'm telling you is a universal truth?"
C. "Nobody appreciates your sense of humor, you know. As a matter of fact, everyone's just about to puke from you. If you've got a hard-on for trash, don't take care of it around us."
1. A=Pretty in Pink, B=The Office, C=The Blacklist; 2. A=The Blacklist, B=Pretty in Pink, C=The Office; 3. A=The Office, B=The Blacklist, C=Pretty in Pink; 4. A=The Blacklist, B=Pretty in Pink, C=The Office ; 5. A=The Blacklist, B=The Office, C=Pretty in Pink
The Blacklist airs tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC
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