100 top TV catchphrases

Yes, the end of the year must be here – all kinds of lists are popping up. Here’s one list we just had to share with you. The TV Land cable network has compiled a list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in TV, from the serious — Walter Cronkite’s nightly sign-off “And that’s the way it is” — to the silly: “We are two wild and crazy guys!” The network will air a countdown special, “The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases,” over five days, starting December 11. You should tune in – and memorize all these gems. Meanwhile, here’s an alphabetical listing.
In alphabetical order, TV Land’s list:

– “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” (“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 HEEY!” (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 Tyler Moore Show”)

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