Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Greatest TV Catchphrases Named

Speaking of culture studies, TV Land is honoring the top 100 TV catch phrases of all time. This leans a little more toward the silly than the serious, but that's okay. As I read through the list, I was amazed that some of the current stuff might be considered alongside the all-time greats.

Here are a few of my favorites:

—“D’oh!” (Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons”)
—“Good grief” (Charlie Brown, “Peanuts” specials)
—“Heh heh” (Beavis and Butt-head, “Beavis and Butthead”)
—“Homey don’t play that!” (Homey the Clown, “In Living Color”)
—“I love it when a plan comes together” (Hannibal, “The A-Team”)
—“I’m Larry, this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl.” (Larry, “Newhart”)
—“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”)
—“Jane, you ignorant slut” (Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin, “Saturday Night Live”)
—“Resistance is futile” (Picard as Borg, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”)
—“Well, isn’t that special?” (Dana Carvey as the Church Lady, “Saturday Night Live”)
—“You rang?” (Lurch, “The Addams Family”)

I clearly watch too much TV.

I have to say, though, that I'm surprised the classic Bugs Bunny line, '"What's up, Doc?" wasn't on the list. Or Bart Simpson's "Eat my shorts."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Other TV Lines:

"You bet your sweet bippy"--from Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

"Dummy up!" spoken by Archie Bunker, All in The Family

"Just the facts, Ma'am"-- Dragnet