Wednesday, November 29, 2006


So on today's TV page, we had a story about the 100 greatest television catchphrases -- you know, "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis?" and that sort of thing. Like most lists of this kind, it's a total load of crap. It has "I love it when a plan comes together," but not "I pity the fool." It has "Denny Crane," for reasons I can't begin to comprehend, but not "It's a good thing."

Come up with your own list. Post the most glaring omissions (or stupidest additions) in comments and I'll throw the best responses up here.


At 8:31 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous suesun said...

"Beam my up, Scotty"
How could this could have possibly been left out is a mystery to me. And I'm not even a Trekkie!

At 8:48 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fonts of catchprhases that got slighted by not getting multiple entries:
Laugh-In ("Veddy interesting," "Here come de judge," "You bet your sweet bippy," "Look it up in your Funk & Wagnalls")
The Simpsons ("Ay caramba," "Why you little," Marge's "Mmmm," "Ha-ha!," "Worst episode ever")
Star Trek: The Endless Franchise ("Highly illogical," the aforementioned "Beam me up," "Engage," "Warp speed, Mr. Sulu," "I've given it all I've got, Cap'n")
Would try to think of more, but am supposed to be working.

At 9:32 AM, November 29, 2006, Blogger Brian B said...

"Eat My Shorts" from The Simpsons

"And Knowing is half the battle" from the GI Joe cartoon

"No Whammies, no whammies, Big Bucks, Big Bucks" from Press Your Luck

"Don't be ridickulas! Cousin Larry!" from Perfect Strangers

"Pump you Up" from SNL

"Bud-Weis-Errr" from those stupid Bud Frogs

"I'm a doctor not a ______" yet another Trekkie quote

"I'm not a _______, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night"

And the list could go on and on...

At 9:41 AM, November 29, 2006, Blogger Warren Epstein said...

"Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz" which we have a story about tomorrow.

At 12:58 PM, November 29, 2006, Blogger Warren Epstein said...

"I'm Gumby, dammit!"

Does anybody else think it was weird that the list mixed real news quotes "I'm not a crook" with other TV catchphrases?

At 3:44 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not have sexual relations with that woman.

At 11:09 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

any dark shadows fans out there?? how about the classic tv series where in one episode, little david is snooping around barnabas' coffin and finds out too much about barnabas' secret, starts running upstairs and is corraled by barnabas, who says, HELLLLO DAVID in that eerie deep tone....not sure what happens after that incident...

At 8:14 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Lucy Thomas said...

"holy crap" - Frank Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond

"How you doin'" - Joey on Friends

"Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a seasme seed bun" - McDonalds commercial from the early 80's

"kee kee kee" - Rosco P. Coltrain from the Dukes of Hazard (... ok, ok, ... but how would you spell it?)

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." - Star Wars' opening sequences.

At 12:01 PM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm master of my own domain."

At 12:02 PM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm master of my own domain."

At 5:58 PM, November 30, 2006, Blogger becca said...

"(I gotta have) more cowbell!"
-Christopher Walken, SNL

At 7:33 PM, December 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sure missed a Star Trek One
"He's dead Jim"


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