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The 100 top TV catchphrases? D’oh! November 28, 2006

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Holy (whatever), Batman!

The TV Land cable network has compiled a list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in TV, from the serious — Walter Cronkite’s nightly signoff “And that’s the way it is” — to the silly: “We are two wild and crazy guys!”

I worked nights for 30 years so I never saw a lot of those shows that the quotes come from.

The network will air a countdown special, “The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases,” over five days starting December 11.

Oh sure, I’ve *heard* most of them, I just didn’t realize they were quotes from TV.

What catchphrases do *you* use?
The 100 top TV catchphrases? D’oh! – CNN.com

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1. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

Here’s some that Mrs. Geezer and I use:

“Trouble Brewing”, when we see a situation that will probably turn out badly.
(It’s from a Gary Larson cartoon)

Whenever the car makes a funny noise, “Did the Primary Buffer Panel just fall off my ship?”.
(From the movie, Serenity)

“Oooil caaan” (Tinman from the Wizard of Oz)
That’s what Mrs. G says in the morning when she wakes up and wants her coffee.

How about you?

2. harrison - November 28, 2006

Around our house Mrs. harrison and I say things from 24 like, “I don’t have time for this!” and, “People are gonna die!”

Good times.

3. skinbad - November 28, 2006

And we’d have gotten away with it, too. If it wasn’t for you meddling kids.

4. lauraw - November 28, 2006

‘whatchoo talkin’ ’bout willis?’

‘I’m Rick James, bitch!’

5. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

Here’s part of the Wikipedia article about Trouble Brewing:

…The recurring caption Trouble Brewing appeared on a few cartoons throughout the series, as “trouble brewing” was always a fundamental aspect of Larson’s humor. This theme was used for the 2005 release of the Far Side calendar, with situations like:

* Ed’s Dingo Farm next door to Doreen’s Daycare
* A falconer meeting next to the 12th Annual Teacup Poodle Fanciers Picnic
* An angry mob leaving a migraine headaches center towards the marching band school next door, with the caption The dam bursts, which seems to be a little further than Trouble Brewing
* Crutchfield’s Crocodile Farm next door to Anderson’s Sky-Diving School

6. BrewFan - November 28, 2006

Never mind! – Emily Latella (not on the list, but it should be)

7. wiserbud - November 28, 2006

I’m the Juggernaut, bitch!

8. BrewFan - November 28, 2006

Oh, and my girls call me ‘Faja’ (Austin Powers; Dr. Evil)

9. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

Oh, and my girls call me ‘Faja’

lol, so does my daughter.

10. kevlarchick - November 28, 2006

Lately I like to quote the Office Linebacker during my daily travails at home. If my kid won’t feed the dog, I “put the pain” on him. If my other kid talks back, I “show her what time it is.”

Seinfeld: “It’s in the vault” “spongeworthy”

We talk like the Croc Hunter too. Crikey!

OT: Did anyone see Jack Bauer last night on the previews? The boy grew his hair out.

11. Dave in Texas - November 28, 2006

“Hey, let’s be careful out there”.

Sgt. Phil Esterhaus, Hill Street Blues

12. lauraw - November 28, 2006

Kiss my grits.

13. Dave in Texas - November 28, 2006

The truth is out there.

Book him, Dan-O

14. lauraw - November 28, 2006

Di-no-MITE!!

15. BrewFan - November 28, 2006

One of my all time favorites: “Sorry about that, Chief!”

16. lauraw - November 28, 2006

Just the facts, ma’am.

17. wiserbud - November 28, 2006

Courage.

Timmeeeeeee!

Head-on, Apply Directly to the forehead.

That’s some bad hat, Harry.

18. The Comish (sic) - November 28, 2006

“There’s the rub.” (“Hamlet,” and “Swingers”)

19. composmentis - November 28, 2006

Homey don’t play dat!

20. composmentis - November 28, 2006

Does I’m crushing your head … crush!crush!crush! count?

Yeah Brew! How about Would you believe…? and Missed it by thatmuch!

21. Michael - November 28, 2006

Luuuuuuuucy! You got some splainin’ to do!!! (Daughter Michael does that perfectly).

22. sandy burger - November 28, 2006

The political quotes seemed out of place in that list.

23. Lipstick - November 28, 2006

So I got that going for me, which is nice.

A topaz? In my collection? Are you mad?!

(Bonus points to the first to name the movie the second quote comes from)

24. composmentis - November 28, 2006

I tawt I taw a puddy tat! — Tweety

You’re dethssspicable! — Daffy

Ehhhh, what’s up doc? — Bugs

Aarrgghhh! Bleahgrrrrr! Phtpppphhht! — Lauraw

25. Lipstick - November 28, 2006

Yes, holster my dick, yes!

26. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

Luuuuuuuucy! You got some splainin’ to do!!! (Daughter Michael does that perfectly).

How the heck did *that* get left off the list?
That’s a classic.

27. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

A topaz? In my collection? Are you mad?!

I can see where that would come in handy but I can’t think of where it came from.

28. Enas Yorl - November 28, 2006

Aaaaaallllll-righty then! From Ace Ventura of course. Oddly enough I’ve never actually watched the movie.

29. kevlarchick - November 28, 2006

Dwight: “I’m assistant regional manager”
Michael: “You’re assistant TO the regional manager.”

Lipstick, give up the topaz clue.

30. BrewFan - November 28, 2006

Lipstick, is “Yes, holster my dick, yes!” from Blazing Saddles? 🙂

31. lauraw - November 28, 2006

Ooooooo K.

Bull from Night Court

32. wiserbud - November 28, 2006

Luuuuuuuucy! You got some splainin’ to do!!!

How the heck did *that* get left off the list?

Probably afraid that they would offend someone. Must be sensitive to everyone’s feelins, ya know.

I’m Chevy Chase and you’re not!

33. Lipstick - November 28, 2006

Lipstick, give up the topaz clue.

It’s a musical, and Eva Gabor is in it.

34. Lipstick - November 28, 2006

Brewfan, not Blazing Saddles. It’s from Moon Over Parador where Jonathon Winters is telling the dictator to straighten up.

35. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

I’m Chevy Chase and you’re not!

Now that offends me.
😉

36. BrewFan - November 28, 2006

It’s from Moon Over Parador where Jonathon Winters is telling the dictator to straighten up.

I’ve got to rent that! I love Jonathon Winters!

37. composmentis - November 28, 2006

This is TV we’re talking about people. Not movies. Don’t make me get out the hose.

Please don’t squeeze the Charmin.

Where’s the beef??

Get the fuck off my porch you goddam kids or I’ll cut you into little pieces and bury you all over my backyard!!

Um, that last one isn’t really a TV catch phrase. It’s just something I like to yell when I’m on the bus.

38. BrewFan - November 28, 2006

Thats a spicy meatball!

39. wiserbud - November 28, 2006

Turn that goddamn TV off before you go blind!

I seemed to hear that catchphrase no matter what show I was watching.

40. a-a - November 28, 2006

OT but i just watched a pretty good Movie. The Man with the Golden Arm with Frank Sinatra. Very good. I was pleasently surprised.

41. Lipstick - November 28, 2006

I’ve got to rent that! I love Jonathon Winters!

Keep an eye out for his wife — the “Kiss my grits” lady.

42. Enas Yorl - November 28, 2006

Here’s a fun one to use as you walk out the door after work: “Ladies and Gentlemen – Elvis has left the building!”

43. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

When I used to leave work, I would designate random people to be in charge.
“Enas, you’re in charge while I’m gone”.
Which was funny cause I wasn’t in charge in the first place.

44. kevlarchick - November 28, 2006

A funny thing came in the mail today Geezer. It’s perched on top of my monitor.

45. geoff - November 28, 2006

From movies TV, and commercials:

In the booth in the back in the corner in the dark

Where’s the beef?, Plop-plop/Fizz-fizz

Never mind, I’ll be back, They’re here, Aye-ffirmative, Kill him – for me

You were not brought upon this world to get it

Launch all vipers!

Countdown to adventure! 3..2..1

Firesign Theater also provides great quotable material, but I haven’t seen much of it on the web

46. Dave in Texas - November 28, 2006

from Monstervision, the b-horror movie review from Joe Bob Briggs.

In short, you got kung-fu, zombie-fu, bimbo-fu. Three decapitated heads, four severed limbs, two car crashes, one nucular explosion. Fourteen quarts of blood, 7 and a half nekkid breasts. 3 and a half stars, Joe Bob says, check it out.

47. harrison - November 28, 2006

Ask the cop on the beat.
Ask the cop at your window.
Ask the cop on the rooftop.
Ask the cop knocking at your backdoor.
*knock,knock*
Go ahead. Ask him.

48. harrison - November 28, 2006

Sure is nice out.

Yeah, I think I’ll leave it out.

49. PattyAnn - November 28, 2006

Was Jackie Gleason the only one with 2 quotes? “To the moon, Alice” and “One of these Days, Alice” weren’t even mentioned.

And I cannot believe “Hey Boy” didn’t make it!

50. PattyAnn - November 28, 2006

Anybody remember “wafer-thin mint?”

51. sandy burger - November 28, 2006

“And knowing is half the battle”

52. sandy burger - November 28, 2006

“brought to you by the letter (whatever) and the number (whatever)”

53. sandy burger - November 28, 2006

“Don’t know my own strength”

54. PattyAnn - November 28, 2006

sandy, #51 is G.I. Joe, #52 is Sesame Street and #53 is Bullwinkle (I loved that show, especially Fractured FairyTales)

55. onehorsephoto - November 28, 2006

“TO THE BATMOBILE!”

56. PattyAnn - November 28, 2006

Okay, here’s a trick one with more than one answer “Shazam!”

57. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

Gomer Pyle and … Captain America?

58. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

“To the moon, Alice”

That should have been included.

59. PattyAnn - November 28, 2006

Geezer, yep AND the little green animal thingy on the Flintstones. That phrase has been around the block or two.

60. Retired Geezer - November 28, 2006

A funny thing came in the mail today Geezer.

Cool. So send me a picture of your dog wearing it… or a statue…
… or in front of some recognizable landmark.

61. PattyAnn - November 28, 2006

Duh! Captain Marvel, not Captain America (they do look alike, don’t they?)

62. Elzbth - November 28, 2006

“Elizabeth, I’m coming!”
Sometimes that’s good to hear, sometimes it’s not.

63. Mr Minority - November 28, 2006

Daaaawling – Za Za Gabor

Looky there! It’s a picinic basket – Yogi Bear

Hey Boo-Boo! What are you doing to that dead deer? – Another Yogi quote

64. Dave in Texas - November 28, 2006

nuthin up mah sleeeeve! Presto!

65. BrewFan - November 28, 2006

Elzbth, lol!

66. Elzbth - November 28, 2006

Gigi

67. Lipstick - November 28, 2006

Correct, Elzbth!

68. Wickedpinto - November 29, 2006

When we got our first wireless remote for our TV, I started calling the remote “the power” because everytime my father or brother let me hold the remote, I would hold it over my head and say “I Have the POWERRRRRRRRR!!!!!”

My father still calls the remote “the power” my brother sometimes does. BTW, it’s a he-man reference.

69. Nice Deb - November 29, 2006

I said, “The force is weak with this one,” to my girls in the car, today, when the girl in the drive-through window made me repeat our order three times.

70. Retired Geezer - November 29, 2006

Nice Deb, lol.
I bet your girls cracked up.

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

Can’t believe I forgot that one.

71. Dave in Texas - November 29, 2006

Look, if we’re gonna continue to traipse off wildly into movie expressions, I’m gonna take a blowtorch to this place. I’ll start with Dr. Strangelove and work my way through Scent of a Woman, and leave you all laying on the floor, panting and sweaty.

Survival kit contents check. In them you’ll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella’ could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

Major TJ “King” Kong

72. harrison - November 29, 2006

P.O.E.

73. Dave in Texas - November 29, 2006

General “Buck” Turgidson: Uh, we’re, still trying to figure out the meaning of that last phrase, sir.

President Merkin Muffley: There’s nothing to figure out, General Turgidson. This man is obviously a psychotic.

General “Buck” Turgidson: We-he-ell, uh, I’d like to hold off judgement on a thing like that, sir, until all the facts are in.

74. Retired Geezer - November 29, 2006

Look, if we’re gonna continue to traipse off wildly into…

Here?
At Innocent Bystanders?

I’m shocked.

Bring on the Movie Quotes, Dave.

75. daveintexas - November 29, 2006

General Jack D. Ripper: No, I mean when they tortured you did you talk?

Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Ah, oh, no… well, I don’t think they wanted me to talk really. I don’t think they wanted me to say anything. It was just their way of having a bit of fun, the swines. Strange thing is they make such bloody good cameras.

76. Nice Deb - November 29, 2006

“With God as my witness, I’ll nevah be hungry again!”

“I don’t think we’re in Kansas, anymore, Toto”.

“I’ll be back!”

“Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident!”

77. daveintexas - November 29, 2006

you start with Anchorman and we’ll be here all day

78. Nice Deb - November 29, 2006

Go for it!

79. BrewFan - November 29, 2006

Thats just how Dave rolls

80. Dave in Texas - November 29, 2006

General “Buck” Turgidson: Mr. President, we are rapidly approaching a moment of truth both for ourselves as human beings and for the life of our nation. Now, truth is not always a pleasant thing. But it is necessary now to make a choice, to choose between two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless *distinguishable*, postwar environments: one where you got twenty million people killed, and the other where you got a hundred and fifty million people killed.

President Merkin Muffley: You’re talking about mass murder, General, not war!

General “Buck” Turgidson: Mr. President, I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.

Uh, depending on the breaks.

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82. The 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catchphrases - August 10, 2009

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