[WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS about season 3 of “American Horror Story,” which aired on FX between October 2013 and January 2014.]
Head of the Witches Council, Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) harbors (justifiable) resentment against Supreme Witch Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange). Besides Fiona’s lovesick servant Spalding (Denis O'Hare), who cut out his own tongue so it wouldn’t betray the secret, Myrtle’s the only one who seems to know the truth, that Fiona murdered her predecessor in order to hasten her rise to the top. At the time, both were students at Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, the clandestine cover name for a New Orleans boarding school for witches in “American Horror Story,” season 3, Coven.
Later, Fiona dumps her daughter Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) at the school. Myrtle, a teacher there, takes young Cordelia under her wing and acts as mother to her. Myrtle’s respectability earns her a place on the Witches Council, and, with age, she develops an impeccable flair for high couture fashion. When betrayed by the other members of the Council, Quentin (Leslie Jordan) and Cecily (Robin Bartlett), she exacts an unforgettable revenge.
Myrtle, with her fashion flair and outlandish utterances, soon became a season fan favorite. The “AHS: Coven” panel at PaleyFest on March 28 revealed that Myrtle’s great lines flowed from show creator Ryan Murphy, that they’d be in the writing room working on a script and he would just "do" Myrtle. And anyone who knows anything about him can easily picture Myrtle’s droll quips emanating from Murphy. Which of her amusing remarks ranks up top? Read the list below, accompanied by some fantastic Myrtle fan art, to find out.
TOP 20 MYRTLE SNOW QUOTES: