'Look at Me When I'm Talking to You'

Olivia Pope's dad reminds us of black parents' favorite expressions.

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2. 'If you fail to plan, plan to fail.'

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Joe Morton and Kerry Washington as Rowan Pope and Olivia Pope (Scandal ABC)

It's pretty clear where Olivia gets her take-charge attitude. Mr. Pope certainly taught her to never play the fool.  

3. 'This hurts me more than it hurts you.'

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Joe Morton and Kerry Washington as Rowan Pope and Olivia Pope (Scandal ABC)

As the big boss of the scary spy-assassin program, B613, Papa Pope is all-too-familiar with violence. I doubt he'll ask Olivia to "go get a switch," but he'll definitely put a hurting on her somehow.

4. 'Because I said so.'

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Joe Morton and Kerry Washington as Rowan Pope and Olivia Pope(Scandal ABC)

Need I say more? Olivia is the queen of the last word, and I'm sure she got it honestly.

5. 'Have you lost your mind?'