Looking Back on the Funniest Lines From ‘9-1-1’


FOX’s hit procedural series 9-1-1 follows the harrowing experiences of a group of first responders in Los Angeles — namely the firefighters of Station 118. Between all of the close calls, the losses, and the personal drama in the lives of our main characters, 9-1-1 has a tendency to be a bit of a tearjerker. However, one of the things that makes the show so enjoyable is the snarky comments, fun banter, and downright hilarious moments that balance out the drama in between.

With less than a week to go until the premiere of season 4 of 9-1-1, we’re taking a look back at some of the funniest lines to come out of seasons 1 through 3. Is it a coincidence that most of these involve Buck in some way, shape, or form? Probably not.

Buck: “Congratulations, Connor. It’s a boy.”
Courtesy of FOX.

Leave it to Buck not only be unbothered while removing a tapeworm from someone, but to then close with a joke after the fact. (Season 1, Episode 7)

Buck: “You have an AOL e-mail account still? It is literally like you were frozen in ember in 1995.”
Bobby: “It’s ‘amber,’ not ’ember,’ you idiot.”
Courtesy of FOX.

Bobby Nash with the comeback! Ever try to roast someone and then get burned yourself? Sorry, Buck. (Season 1, Episode 10)

Chimney: “All right, Buckaroo. If you were not a member of the LAFD, what would you be doing?”
Buck: “Uh, I don’t know. I’m not getting fired, am I?”
Chimney: “That’s inevitable.”
Hen: “He’d be a golden retriever.”
Courtesy of FOX.

To be fair, it’s an accurate observation. (Season 2, Episode 2)

Store Owner: “Was a state of emergency officially declared?”
Athena: “The San Andreas Fault declared one just before lunch today. You may have noticed.”
Courtesy of FOX.

You heard her. (Season 2, Episode 3)

Maddie: “He is so cute.”
Buck: “Yeah, he gets that a lot. Uh, you should meet his kid, though.”
Maddie: “Wait, Chimney has a kid?”
Buck: “No, I-I thought you meant …”
Courtesy of FOX.

You thought she meant who, Buck? (Season 2, Episode 6)

Buck: “Did these beauty queens shrink, or are we suddenly giants?”
Courtesy of FOX.

This will forever remain one of the funniest moments in the history of this show, period. (Season 2, Episode 6)

Chimney: “Oh, looks like the baby Jesus broke your fall.”
Buck: “That’s a Christmas miracle.”
Courtesy of FOX.

It’s the little things, right? (Season 2, Episode 10)

Chimney: “So we had another one on standby in case you crashed and burned that said ‘Better Buck next time.'”
Courtesy of FOX.

TWO cakes? They had so much faith in him. (Season 3, Episode 1)

Buck: “Yeah, well, this is the only place that has … Happy Cat laxative powder.”
Hen: “You’re buying cat laxative?”
Buck: “Yeah, I’ve been thinking of, uh, of getting a cat.”
Chimney: “And you’re anticipating your new cat will be irregular.”
Courtesy of FOX.

Okay so … perhaps lying on the spot isn’t Buck’s forte. (Season 3, Episode 5)

Chimney: “Okay, are you a good omen or a bad omen? ‘Cause, you know, I Googled you, and the old wives are kind of divided on this question.”
Courtesy of FOX.

Is anyone else really hoping that the crow shows back up again in season 4? (Season 3, Episode 6)

Buck: “He’s not really Santa.”
Child: “He’s not real?”
Buck: “No, no, sweetie. He’s just pretend.”
Child: “Santa’s pretend?”
Buck: “That’s right.”
Courtesy of FOX.

Buck just really has a way with kids. (Season 3, Episode 10)

Chimney: “Closest you’ve gotten to turning on a woman in the past few months is shouting out, ‘Hey, Siri!'”
Buck: “Well, she’s very good to me. She sings me songs, she delivers me food, she tells me where to be, when, and how to get there, and that is pretty much love.”
Courtesy of FOX.

Oh, Buck. (Season 3, Episode 12)

Honorable Mention:
Courtesy of FOX.

(Season 2, Episode 15)

What are some of your favorite lines from 9-1-1? Let us know in the comments!

9-1-1 stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Guzman, Rockmond Dunbar, and more.

Season 4 of 9-1-1 will premiere on FOX next Monday, January 18 at 8 p.m. EST, followed by the season 2 premiere of 9-1-1: Lone Star. Seasons 1-3 of 9-1-1 are now streaming on Hulu.

Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. If she's not writing or out and about with her camera, she's probably watching anime, nerding out over Star Wars, reading manga, and definitely forgetting to water her plants. And waiting for the Genshin loading screen to pop up. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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