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Best birthday wishes to Kirsten Vangsness, who turns turns 47 on Sunday, July 7!
An original member of the Criminal Minds cast, having played the whip smart and sassy Penelope Garcia since the series premiered in 2005, in honor of her birthday, here are 12 of our favorite Garcia quotes:
- “I’ve been reading these heinous things that have happened to these women at the hands of their abusers, and can I just say, thank God for men like you who are strong, yet gentle at the same time.” (Season 9: “Final Shot”)
- “Forget flossing those pearlies, my babes! Because thanks to two fillings, I’ve been able to identify your latest barbecuer.” (Season 7: “The Fallen”)
- “Mama’s hands are dirty because she’s been digging!” (Season 9: “Rabid”)
- “You know what ma’am? I’m done playing nice. See that cursor moving? That’s me hacking into your ‘secure’ network.” (Season 3: “Tabula Rasa”)
- “That is a new deal and as fast as a caffeinated cheetah riding a lightning bolt, I am on it!” (Season 12: “In the Dark”)
- “If you hate sad stories as much as I do, you should leave the room right now, ’cause this is super sad! (Season 9: “The Road Home”)
- “Let me tell you something, sweetheart. This is a Lamborghini you are talking to. You have to drive me. You can’t just leave me parked in the garage collecting dust, or I will wilt.” (Season 7: “Childhood’s Hour”)
- “Aside from being slightly morally repugnant, he’s clean as a whistle. If that whistle was slightly morally repugnant.” (Season 13: “Neon Terror”)
- “I’ll tell you what, those Canadians, they seem so sweet and innocent, but when they go bad, they go Darth Vader bad.” (Season 9: “Angels”)
- “Enchantress of all things possible, use your imagination.” (Season 6: “Big Sea”)
- “My least three favorite words strung together: I don’t know.” (Season 5: “Haunted”)
- “Hello, my pretties. I have seen the wizard and he granted my wish.” (Season 8: “Brothers Hotchner”)
Criminal Minds returns for its 15th and final season during the 2019-2020 TV season. CBS has not yet announced its premiere date.