1. The time Tracy Morgan schooled everyone on the difference between “well” and “good”
Tracy is known for having surprising moments of insight, but this grammar smackdown takes the cake.
2. The time even Oscar Martinez was stumped by English grammar rules
We’ve all faked knowing how to use terms like who and whom (because, really, English is complicated enough). This scene nails that perplexing feeling when faced with ridiculous grammar rules perfectly. Also, Toby should really consider taking a job outside of HR. He did a better job of explaining the difference between who and whom than most English teachers, IMHO.
3. When Lorelai Gilmore couldn’t handle French plurals in English
Yeah, French words are weird. And English is all the weirder for using them.
4. The time Flaca laid down the law about the phrase “I could care less”
It’s grammar, tonta. Best debate about proper English ever. And right after this, the discussion of language’s constant evolution was also mind-blowing. You’ll just have to binge-watch ALL of OITNB to see Piper’s fantastically academic response to this debate. I know, twist your arm, right?
5. When the Bluths were burned by the homonyms “all right” and “alright”
The literal doctor on Arrested Development is comedic gold. You can’t go wrong with a simple, old-school grammar pun. Classic.
6. The time Lorelai used this malapropism to mess with Rory
Malapropism: using the wrong word in the wrong context when it sounds similar to the one you’re trying to use. Aren’t jokes about word usage are hilarious? Well, not always, but they are when Lorelai’s around.
7. The time Dwight perfectly described how some letters are just better than others
Imagine if we did call it mukduk, though. Then “K” would be the far more menacing letter by far. Right now, though, we just can’t seem to take “K” seriously. In fact, we rarely even let it stand on its own without “C” around to make sure it’s doing its job right.