Tuesday, August 15, 2006

tv's gr83st quotes & catch phrases

Viacom filed docs with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office about a week ago to protect the phrase, The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases. I haven't heard or read anything else about this show yet, but I reckon that TV Land will air a five-part series on consecutive weeknights sometime late this year or early next year.

Update (22 October 2006): 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases is scheduled to air on TV Land on five consecutive nights starting on 12/11/2006.

Should we help them out a little bit before they head into production?

Here's my list of the gr83st TV quotes & catch phrases of all time. Did I miss your favorite? Don't agree? Leave a comment.
    1. "D'oh!" (Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons")
    2. "Heeeeeeeeerrrreeee's Johnny!" (Ed McMahon, "The Tonight Show")
    3. "Not that there's anything wrong with that." ("Seinfeld")
    4. "Lucy, you've got some 'splainin' to do.' (Ricky Ricardo, "I Love Lucy")
    5. "What's up, Doc?" (Bugs Bunny, "Looney Tunes" & "Merry Melodies")
    6. "...Not!!!" (Wayne & Garth, "SNL")
    7. "What chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?" (Arnold Jackson, "Diff'rent Strokes")
    8. "Aaaayh!" (Fonzie, "Happy Days")
    9. "Homey don't play that." (Homey the Clown, "In Living Color")
    10. "...for me to poop on!" (Triumph, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien")
    11. "I know nothing! Nothing!" (Sgt. Schultz, "Hogan's Heroes")
    12. "Dy-no-mite!" (J.J. Evans, "Good Times")
    13. "I am Gumby, dammit!" (Eddie Murphy as Gumby, "SNL")
    14. "Fuhgeddaboutit" ("The Sopranos")
    15. "Yada yada yada" ("Seinfeld")
    16. "You're fired." (Donald Trump, "The Apprentice")
    17. "Just the facts, ma'am." (Sgt. Joe Friday, "Dragnet")
    18. "O-tay!" (Buckwheat, "Our Gang" & "SNL")
    19. "Holy [insert word/phrase], Batman!" (Robin, "Batman")
    20. "Da plane! Da plane!" (Tatoo, "Fantasy Island")
    21. "Ay-carumba!" (Bart Simpson, "The Simpsons")
    22. "Missed it by that much." (Maxwell Smart, "Get Smart")
    23. "Survey says!" (various hosts, "Family Feud")
    24. "To boldly go where no man has gone before." ("Star Trek")
    25. "You look maaahvelous!" (Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamas, "SNL")
    26. "Book 'em, Dan-o!" (Steve McGarrett, "Hawaii Five-O")
    27. "Yabba-dabba-doo!" (Fred Flintstone, "The Flintstones")
    28. "Danger, Will Robinson!" (The Robot, "Lost in Space")
    29. "Let's be careful out there." (Sgt. Phil Estherhouse, "Hillstreet Blues")
    30. "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" (Jan Brady, "The Brady Bunch")
    31. "Screw you guys, I'm going home." (Cartman, "South Park")
    32. "Sit on it!" ("Happy Days")
    33. "Shazam" (Gomer Pyle, "The Andy Griffith Show")
    34. "Is that your final answer?" (host, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?")
    35. "Say good night, Gracie." (George Burns, "The Burns & Allen Show")
    36. "Come on down!" (various announcers, "The Price is Right")
    37. "Eat my shorts!" (Bart Simpson, "The Simpsons")
    38. "Kiss my grits!" (Flo Castleberry, "Alice")
    39. "Sorry about that, Chief!" (Maxwell Smart, "Get Smart")
    40. "To the moon, Alice!" (Ralph Kramden, "The Honeymooners")
    41. "Yeah... that's the ticket." (Tommy Flanagan -- Pathological Liar, "SNL")
    42. "Up your nose with a rubber hose." (Vinnie Barbarino, "Welcome Back Kotter")
    43. "More cowbell." (Christopher Walken as Bruce Dickinson, "SNL")
    44. "Wonder Twin powers, activate!" (Wonder Twins, "Super Friends")
    45. "Hey, HEY, hey!" (Dwayne Clemens, "What's Happening!!")
    46. "Hey, hey, HEY!" (Fat Albert, "Fat Albert")
    47. "Deal, or no deal." (Howie Mandel, "Deal or No Deal")
    48. "Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!" (narrator, "Batman")
    49. "We are two wild and crazy guys!" (George & Yortuk Festrunk, "SNL")
    50. "How you doin'?" (Joey Tribbiani, "Friends")
    51. "Bam!" (Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril")
    52. "Crikey!" (Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter")
    53. "Verrrrrryyyy interesting." (German spy, "Laugh-In")
    54. "Your mission, should you choose to accept it..." (mission briefing voice, "Mission: Impossible")
    55. "...and I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for you meddling kids!" (villain, "Scooby-Doo")
    56. "You eediot!!! (Ren, "Ren & Stimpy")
    57. "I'd like to buy a vowel." (contestants, "Wheel of Fortune")
    58. "Damn it!" (Jack Bauer, "24")
    59. "Good night, and good luck." (Edward R, Murrow, "See It Now")
    60. "No soup for you!" (Soup Nazi, "Seinfeld")
    61. "Surprise, surprise, surprise!" (Gomer Pyle, "The Andy Griffith Show")
    62. "We're going to pump (clap) you up!" (Hans and Franz, "SNL")
    63. "Go go gadget [insert gadget or body part]!" (Inspector Gadget, "Inspector Gadget")
    64. "No whammies!!" (contestants, "Press Your Luck")
    65. "Who loves ya, baby?" (Lt. Theo Kojak, "Kojak")
    66. "I'm Larry. This is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl." (Larry, "Newhart")
    67. "Nanoo, nanoo" (Mork, "Mork & Mindy")
    68. "Oh my God, you/they killed Kenny!" "You Bastards" (Stan & Kyle, "South Park")
    69. "You are the weakest link. Goodbye!" (hosts, "The Weakest Link")
    70. "I'm coming to join you, Elizabeth!" (Fred Sanford, "Sanford and Son")
    71. "Cowabunga!" ("The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles")
    72. "Welcome to the OC, bitch!" (Luke Ward, "The O.C.")
    73. "Connect the dots, la la la..." (Pee-Wee Herman, "Pee-Wee's Playhouse")
    74. "I got mail! [repeat many times] yayyyyyyyyyyyy!" (Special Ed, "Crank Yankers")
    75. "It's a good thing." (Martha Stewart, "Martha Stewart Living")
    76. "Jane, you ignorant slut!" (Dan Aykroyd, "SNL")
    77. "And that's the way it is..." (Walter Cronkite, "CBS Evening News")
    78. "Make it so." (Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, "Star Trek: The Next Generation")
    79. "Whoa!" (Joey Russo, "Blossom")
    80. "Well, isn't that special." (The Church Lady, "SNL")
    81. "Norm!" ("Cheers")
    82. "Gentlemen, behold!" (Dr. Weird , "Aqua Teen Hunger Force")
    83. "Lookin' good!" (Chico Rodriguez, "Chico and the Man")


Anonymous said...

83 catch phrases, and no "Let's Rock", from Al Bundy off Married with Children, are you crazy, that belongs in the top 10

dr. tv (mike vicic) said...

I imagine you're very disappointed with TV Land's list too. 17 more catch phrases and they didn't include "Let's rock" either.

That quote just wasn't used enough by my circle of friends to make my list.

Amanda said...

you seem to have alot of the good ones, its just not in a very good order i personally believe. what about bob barker? no one gets their pets spayed or neutered anymore?

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