Mrs. Cooper: Now listen here, Sheldon. I’ve been telling you since you were four years old, it’s okay to be smarter than everybody, but you can’t go around pointing it out! Sheldon Cooper: Why not? Mrs. Cooper: Because people don’t like it!
Laurie Metcalf and Jim Parsons in the long-running science-themed sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007 – 2019). I’ve mentioned Sheldon a few times before, including in his own specific post.
Boycie: (Through gritted teeth) “Well done, Del. Nicely played. Where did you get those bloody Aces from?” Del: “Same place you got them Kings. I knew you was cheating, Boycie.” Boycie: “Oh yeah? How?” Del: “‘Cos that wasn’t the hand that I dealt you.”
John Challis and David Jason in the much-loved British sitcom Only Fools and Horses (1981 – 2003, 2014). Set in East End Peckham, it tells of a poorly educated but hugely entrepreneurial market trader who dreams of getting rich. You can see other examples of the show’s humour here and here, with some memorable quotes on poker here.
Anthony DiNozzo: What’s pretty boy mumbling about now? Timothy McGee: How long can you hold a grudge? Anthony DiNozzo: He broke my nose! Timothy McGee: And he dislocated my shoulder, OK. Anthony DiNozzo: Well you have another shoulder. I only have one nose. And it’s on my face. My face!
Michael Weatherly and Sean Murray in the long-running crime show NCIS (2003 – ). Named for the fictional Naval Criminal Investigation Service, the show is known for its great teamwork, clever deductions and light-hearted office humour.