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We’ve been sort of luke­warm on Alias all sea­son, and have just been let­ting the episodes pile up on our TiVo. Well, spurred on by some “It ain’t dead yet,” arti­cles in Enter­tain­ment Week­ly and on the Inter­net, we began watch­ing those eps tonight. This was the one where Mar­shall flies to Cuba to save Sid­ney.

Sin­gle best line in TV this sea­son. I don’t know that I have laughed hard­er at TV since I last watched Scrubs.

And you know what? You have to have seen the episode to get it. So for those of you who have. Mar­shall has been instruct­ed to find a “dig­ging tool” by Jack, and he fum­bles around and comes up with a spork. On hear­ing this, Jack turns quizzi­cal­ly to Vaughn, and asks:

What’s a spork?”

Deliv­ered with such com­ic tim­ing, and so dead­pan, and so appro­pri­ate­ly used. I actu­al­ly paused it to laugh ful­ly and hearti­ly, to dis­cuss it with Tiffany (who just laughed at me, I think), and then I rewound it to watch it again, before con­tin­u­ing with the show.

By Danny

My name is Danny, and I grew up living overseas, but have settled in Kansas, where it turns out some of my family started, back when. I am helping to raise my own family, and hoping to be proud of what I've done when it's all over.