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Top 100 TV catchphrases

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    The list in alphabetical order

    The list in countdown format will be revealed in December. What should be No. 1? What's missing from this list?
     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    How can they have a line from a speech by JFK on that list? It wasn't a TV catchphrase.
     
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I'm guessing, but maybe it qualifies because it was broadcast live on TV.

    Hmmm. Maybe someone should have stumped for the cop yelling, "Jack, you sonofabitch!" after Ruby plugged Oswald.
     
  4. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Some of them I haven't ever heard of.

    As far as missing,

    Beam me up! (I can't BELIEVE they missed this one!)

    Nano, nano!
     
  5. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Thursday . . . on a very special Blossom . . .
     
  6. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Also missing:

    "Not that there's anything wrong with that," Seinfeld.

    I hear at all the time after the topic of homosexuality is brought up.
     
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't be there:
    Welcome to the OC, bitch. (funny for a summer in its absolute absurdity. Never hear it anymore)
    Ask not what your country can do for you... (broadcast on TV, but hardly seems like a "catchphrase." One of the greatest lines in the history of American politics, perhaps, but not a catchphrase.)
    Denny Crane. (I don't really watch the show, but I've never heard anyone dropping that in conversation. That seems like a prerequisite for one of the top 100 catchphrases ... it should have at least entered pop culture in a pretty big way)

    Should be:
    Giggity, giggity (Family Guy).
    WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME! (Jack Bauer, 24)
    Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you! (Hulk Hogan)
    Eat my shorts (Bart Simpson, The Simpsons)
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If "Welcome to the OC, bitch" is on there, then "Her father is the DISTRICT ATTORNEY!" should be there as well.
     
  9. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    ``Tell me what you don't like about yourself" (Dr. McNamara and Dr. Troy, "Nip/Tuck")

    I like that one, if only for the mass destruction that occurs after it is asked.
     
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    No love for Jack Bauer? That list blows.
     
  11. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    How about some of these?

    He ... could ... go ... all ... the ... way! - Berman

    He shoots! He scores! - Foster Hewitt
     
  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    In order for something to be a catchphrase, shouldn't it have to have been said more than once? Nixon saying "I am not a crook" was great TV, but it shouldn't make it a TV catchphrase.

    Those political ones - You're no Kennedy, Read my Lips, Ask not - and "Do you believe in miracles?" shouldn't be on this list for the reason that they only got said once.
     
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