TCA: Fox's Spring Comedy Panel Brings the Laughs

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In addition to talking inspiration and teasers about what's coming up in the spring, Fox's Tuesday night comedy panel also touched on the crazy and absurd -- tarantulas on babies, a Season 2 fairy and more.

Featuring Raising Hope's Garret Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton and Greg Garcia; New Girl's Zooey Deschanel and Liz Meriwether; and Breaking In's Megan Mullally, Christian Slater and Adam F. Goldberg, here are 10 of the funniest quotes from the session.

1. "My first day of shooting was yesterday, all I can say is that I am adorkable." -- Mullally on her new Breaking In character, referencing Fox's New Girl marketing and Deschanel's summer 2010 "adorkable" TCA panel.

2. "I do believe in fairies! I do believe in fairies!" -- Slater revealing the voice mail he left for exec producer Goldberg after getting word the series had been brought back from the dead for a second season.

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3. "April's going to be rape month on Fox!" -- Meriwether joking about Fox's upcoming story lines.

4. "Yes, I will be doing the Party Down movie." -- Mullally. "A Party Down movie?! That's awesome!" -- Meriwether

5. "We had a tarantula crawl over her face while she's sleeping and she didn't budge. … The babies hate the tarantulas … they're a couple of pussies!" -- Garcia on what Hope's Cloris Leachman and the babies would do.

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6. "Aren't we all?!" -- Plimpton after being asked if she thinks her Hope character Virginia Chance is adorkable, too.

7. "I just pulled it right out of my ass!" -- Mullally on developing her character.

8. "We put clothes on him but he just keeps taking them off; we have a big naked moment coming up," Meriwether on what's coming up for Max Greenfield's Schmidt.

9. "I want to make sure I say this in a public forum: Please, more of it!" Hope's Garcia expressing his demand that New Girl's Schmidt appear naked on screen more often.

10. "First of all, f--- you, do you know who I am?!" -- Garcia, sharing a conversation he had with his 11-year-old son who says Schmidt's "tiny nipples" make New Girl the "funniest show on TV."

The second season of Breaking In joins Fox's Tuesday lineup March 6, airing at 8:30 p.m., between encore and original episodes of New Girl while Glee is on its spring hiatus.

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