TV Words

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 6 23:42:24 UTC 2006


Used on the Texaco Star Theater. Whenever anyone in? / on? center
stage on purpose or by mistake, mentioned "make-up," a guy ran out of
the wings with a gigantic powder puff full of flour, shouted,
"Make-up!" and smacked whoever had said "make-up" in the face with the
powder puff.


On 12/6/06, Mark Peters <markpeters33 at> wrote:
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> I'm working on a big project about words (not catchphrases) that started on TV shows. I'm interested in both successful and unsuccessful words, and I already have a boatload of terms from the usual suspects (Seinfeld, Simpsons, Buffy, Daily Show, Colbert). I need words from a wider range of old and new shows.
>   Suggestions? I appreciate any leads.
>   Mark Peters
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