[Ads-l] Help Sought on Modern TV Catchphrases

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 16 07:07:03 EDT 2016


Op"All that, and all that matters"
Charlie Rose
CBS This Morning

"Go! Learn things!"
Dwayne Pride
NCIS New Orleans

The Hungry for Power Games
Stephen Colbert
The Late Show

I don't know what you do with Gibb's Rules. They go up Rule 70, but I doubt
the actual rules count more that. There is also the trademark smack to the
back of the head.
Jethro Gibbs
NCIS

"See you on the radio"
Charles Osgood
CBS News Sunday Morning

On Oct 15, 2016 7:27 PM, "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

> One of my difficult challenges in compiling the second edition of the Yale
> Book of Quotations is to determine the most famous TV catchphrases of
> recent decades (difficult because I haven't watched many of even the most
> popular shows).  If any of you have watched enough modern TV to be able to
> help, I would welcome any feedback as to which of the following are "top
> 100 TV catchphrases of all time" material.  Any input on relative
> fame/cultural importance ranking among these catchphrases would also be
> very valuable.  And, of course, suggestions of other very famous
> catchphrases from recent shows would be great.
>
>
> Burn!
>
> That 70s Show
>
>
> Pikachu, I choose you!
>
> Pokemon
>
>
> Hooraay, I'm useful!
>
> Futurama
>
>
> Prettyyyyy, prettyyyy, prettyyyy, pretty good.
>
> Curb Your Enthusiasm
>
>
> Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeet.
>
> The Wire
>
>
> Hey Brother.
>
> Arrested Development
>
>
> Let's hug it out, bitch.
>
> Entourage
>
>
> Suit up!
>
> How I Met Your Mother
>
>
> Bazinga
>
> Big Bang Theory
>
>
> Blerg!
>
> 30 Rock
>
>
> That's what she said.
>
> The Office
>
>
> Some of these I have never heard of even though I have watched the shows
> to some extent (That 70s Show, Futurama, Curb Your Enthusiasm).
>
>
> Fred Shapiro
>
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