[Ads-l] Help Sought on Modern TV Catchphrases

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 16 12:46:19 EDT 2016


Actual line from "Mad Men" is: "This never happened. It will shock you how
much it never happened."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDr42dzsbAQ

(Season 2, Episode 5, "The New Girl")


On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Just quoted on MSNBC's "AM Joy" and attributed to _Mad Men_: "You will
> never be able to believe how much it didn't happen."
>
> Various variants online.
>
> JL
>
> On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 7:07 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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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