Tuesday, November 28, 2006

great Quotes & Catch Phrases?

So, it seems TV Land has compiled a list of 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases which it will reveal over 5 days beginning December 10th. Of course, the list is already available for our perusal. Go fig.


First, I gotta say that at least "they" are not myopically calling it the World's Greatest etc etc etc... and precisely because this reflects USA pop culture there are many on that list I totally do not know, or do not relate to. In fact, some that I do know are recent additions since getting to know Kosh - he and his deep well of tv "knowledge", LoL! Have I mentioned that if you're playing Trivial Pursuit or Scene It, you want him on your team??

Aaaanyways... here are some noteworthy ones from this so-called 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases, to me:
  • "Don't make me angry ..." (David Banner, "The Incredible Hulk")
    Heh, it goes on "You won't like me when I'm angry" ... I totally enjoyed that show when younger, although I bet it's sooooo dated I probably couldn't sit through one episode if it was on air right now. I'd forgotten all about the haunting music at the end [when David? Bruce? Banner is walking along the highway, trying to hitch a ride] until it was "reproduced" by Stewie in Family Guy. It sent shivers up my spine!

  • "Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!" (Stan and Kyle, "South Park")
    LoL, I feel a weird sense of pride for Matt&Trey for this to be in the list! Yes, that's despite that Jared episode I caught last night that had an utterly disturbing liposuction scene that actually had me turning away from the screen. And it's a cartoon. Yup, it was that sick. Gotta admire their twisted genius :-)

  • "Whassup?" (Budweiser ad)
    Ah, the power of the internet. When I left the U.S. in 1995, Budweiser was just using the frogs in their ads. I heard about, and got to watch, the whassup ads thanks to vids posted online. And all those spoofs! There's one Jewish one with everyone saying "Shalommmmmm!" that is as irritating and as funny as the original Bud ads. What a hoot!

When I started this post, I was going to point out other great catch phrases of mine that I supposed hadn't made the cut,,, when I realised TV Land's list was based on TV, duh! So here are a few other noteworthy quotes and catch phrases, not limited to TV:
    Rain Man : definitely, definitely, yeah...
    LOTR: myyyy preciousssssssssssssssssss
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: he chose [pause] poorly

    From "A Stranger in a Strange Land" : thou art God and groc

    From Family Guy's Chris Griffin: I'm turning you into poo!
    From Family Guy's Stewie Griffin: Victory is mine! and, my absolute fave uttered by him: click click bloody click pancakes!

    TV - BABYLON 5
    Delenn: abso-fraggin-lutely, damn it
Plenty more, but my brain isn't cooperating.

What are *your* fave quotes / catch phrases from TV/movie/ads?


  1. If I added movie quotes to the list, they would all be from Star Wars!

    I like

    "Live long and prosper" (Spock, "Star Trek")

    "Yada, yada, yada" ("Seinfeld")

    "D'oh!" (Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons")

  2. One of my favorite movie quotes: "I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like... victory" (from 'Apocalypse Now')

  3. It has to be the full line... "Mr McGee, please don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me... if I was angry."


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