TV Land List of 100 Catchprases

tvApparently there's a network in the States called TV Land. I'm not sure if it's available here in Canada, but I am certain their list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in TV is. In fact, here's all one hundred for ya, in alphabetical order.

  • "Aaay" (Fonzie, "Happy Days")
  • "And that's the way it is" (Walter Cronkite, "CBS Evening News")
  • "Ask not what your country can do for you ..." (John F. Kennedy)
  • "Baby, you're the greatest" (Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, "The Honeymooners")
  • "Bam!" (Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril Live")
  • "Book 'em, Danno" (Steve McGarrett, "Hawaii Five-O")
  • "Come on down!" (Johnny Olson, "The Price is Right")
  • "Danger, Will Robinson" (Robot, "Lost in Space")
  • "De plane! De plane!" (Tattoo, "Fantasy Island")
  • "Denny Crane" (Denny Crane, "Boston Legal")
  • "Do you believe in miracles?" (Al Michaels, 1980 Winter Olympics)
  • "D'oh!" (Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons")
  • "Don't make me angry ..." (David Banner, "The Incredible Hulk")
  • "Dyn-o-mite" (J.J., "Good Times")
  • "Elizabeth, I'm coming!" (Fred Sanford, "Sanford and Son")
  • "Gee, Mrs. Cleaver ..." (Eddie Haskell, "Leave it to Beaver")
  • "God'll get you for that" (Maude, "Maude")
  • "Good grief" (Charlie Brown, "Peanuts" specials)
  • "Good night, and good luck" (Edward R. Murrow, "See It Now")
  • "Good night, John Boy" ("The Waltons")
  • "Have you no sense of decency?" (Joseph Welch to Sen. McCarthy)
  • "Heh heh" (Beavis and Butt-head, "Beavis and Butthead")
  • "Here it is, your moment of Zen" (Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show")
  • "Here's Johnny!" (Ed McMahon, "The Tonight Show")
  • "Hey now!" (Hank Kingsley, "The Larry Sanders Show")
  • "Hey hey hey!" (Dwayne Nelson, "What's Happening!!")
  • "Hey hey hey!" (Fat Albert, "Fat Albert")
  • "Holy (whatever), Batman!" (Robin, "Batman")
  • "Holy crap!" (Frank Barone, "Everybody Loves Raymond")
  • "Homey don't play that!" (Homey the Clown, "In Living Color")
  • "How sweet it is!" (Jackie Gleason, "The Jackie Gleason Show")
  • "How you doin'?" (Joey Tribbiani, "Friends")
  • "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" (Alka Seltzer ad)
  • "I know nothing!" (Sgt. Schultz, "Hogan's Heroes")
  • "I love it when a plan comes together" (Hannibal, "The A-Team")
  • "I want my MTV!" (MTV ad)
  • "I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl ..." (Larry, "Newhart")
  • "I'm not a crook ..." ( Richard Nixon)
  • "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV" (Vicks Formula 44 ad)
  • "I'm Rick James, bitch!" (Dave Chappelle as Rick James, "Chappelle's Show")
  • "Is that your final answer?" ( Regis Philbin, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire")
  • "It keeps going and going and going ..." (Energizer Batteries ad)
  • "It takes a licking ..." (Timex ad)
  • "Jane, you ignorant slut" ( Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin, "Saturday Night Live")
  • "Just one more thing ..." (Columbo, "Columbo")
  • "Let's be careful out there" (Sgt. Esterhaus, "Hill Street Blues")
  • "Let's get ready to rumble!" (Michael Buffer, various sports events)
  • "Live long and prosper" (Spock, "Star Trek")
  • "Makin' whoopie" (Bob Eubanks, "The Newlywed Game")
  • "Mom always liked you best" (Tommy Smothers, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour")
  • "Never assume ..." (Felix Unger, "The Odd Couple")
  • "Nip it!" (Barney Fife, "The Andy Griffith Show")
  • "No soup for you!" (The Soup Nazi, "Seinfeld")
  • "Norm!" ("Cheers")
  • "Now cut that out!" (Jack Benny, "The Jack Benny Program")
  • "Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!" (Stan and Kyle, "South Park")
  • "Oh, my nose!" (Marcia Brady, "The Brady Bunch")
  • "One small step for man ..." (Neil Armstrong)
  • "Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?" (Grey Poupon ad)
  • "Read my lips: No new taxes!" (George H.W. Bush)
  • "Resistance is futile" (Picard as Borg, "Star Trek: The Next Generation")
  • "Say good night, Gracie" (George Burns, "The Burns & Allen Show")
  • "Schwing!" (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne and Garth, "Saturday Night Live")
  • "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" (Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle)
  • "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids" (Trix cereal ad)
  • "Smile, you're on `Candid Camera'" ("Candid Camera")
  • "Sock it to me" ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In")
  • "Space, the final frontier ..." (Capt. Kirk, "Star Trek")
  • "Stifle!" (Archie Bunker, "All in the Family")
  • "Suit up!" (Barney Stinson, "How I Met Your Mother")
  • "Tastes great! Less filling!" (Miller Lite beer ad)
  • "Tell me what you don't like about yourself" (Dr. McNamara and Dr. Troy, "Nip/Tuck")
  • "That's hot" (Paris Hilton, "The Simple Life")
  • "The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat" (Jim McKay, "ABC's Wide World of Sports")
  • "The tribe has spoken" (Jeff Probst, "Survivor")
  • "The truth is out there" (Fox Mulder, "The X-Files")
  • "This is the city ..." (Sgt. Joe Friday, "Dragnet")
  • "Time to make the donuts" ("Dunkin' Donuts" ad)
  • "Two thumbs up" (Siskel & Ebert, "Siskel & Ebert")
  • "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (Vinnie Barbarino, "Welcome Back, Kotter")
  • "We are two wild and crazy guys!" (Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd as Czech playboys, "Saturday Night Live")
  • "Welcome to the O.C., bitch" (Luke, "The O.C.")
  • "Well, isn't that special?" (Dana Carvey as the Church Lady, "Saturday Night Live")
  • "We've got a really big show!" (Ed Sullivan, "The Ed Sullivan Show")
  • "Whassup?" (Budweiser ad)
  • "What you see is what you get!" (Geraldine, "The Flip Wilson Show")
  • "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" (Arnold Drummond, "Diff'rent Strokes")
  • "Where's the beef?" (Wendy's ad)
  • "Who loves you, baby?" (Kojak, "Kojak")
  • "Would you believe?" (Maxwell Smart, "Get Smart")
  • "Yabba dabba do!" (Fred Flintstone, "The Flintstones")
  • "Yada, yada, yada" ("Seinfeld")
  • "Yeah, that's the ticket" (Jon Lovitz as the pathological liar, "Saturday Night Live")
  • "You eeeediot!" (Ren, "Ren & Stimpy")
  • "You look mahvelous!" (Billy Crystal as Fernando, "Saturday Night Live")
  • "You rang?" (Lurch, "The Addams Family")
  • "You're fired!" (Donald Trump, "The Apprentice")
  • "You've got spunk ..." (Lou Grant, "The Mary Taylor Moore Show")

On Friday I'll list my five favourite.

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I can't believe they missed "spongeworthy" from Seinfield.

November 28, 2006 @ 5:07 PM

Mike H

Gee, I wonder what the favorite will be? I'm thinking it starts with a D and ends with an Oh.

November 29, 2006 @ 9:11 AM


I think they missed the boat with a few Seinfeld-isms and even some from Friends.

But yes... how many of the five will be from the longest running animated feature??


November 29, 2006 @ 1:13 PM

Mike Boon

My five will all be culled from this list of 100. My top five will shock and amaze you.. or not.

November 29, 2006 @ 1:50 PM


Why is there only 98 in the list?

November 30, 2006 @ 1:07 PM

Mike Boon

Hmmm, I wonder if I accidentally snipped a couple. I'll cross reference and restore.

November 30, 2006 @ 2:03 PM

Mike Boon

I was missing a couple of key catchphrases:

"If it weren't for you meddling kids!" (Various villains, "Scooby Doo, Where Are You?")

"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" (Jan Brady, "The Brady Bunch")

November 30, 2006 @ 2:10 PM


How about "Thank You Kindly" from Due South?

December 2, 2006 @ 10:25 AM

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