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Most Used (or Abused) TV Catchphrases

The good people from the Freakonomics Blog have researched and shared with us the most quoted TV catchphrases from post 1980. These include:

"Yada, yada, yada." (Seinfeld)

"Well, isn't that special?" (Saturday Night Live)

"You look mahvelous!" (Saturday Night Live)

"No soup for you!" (Seinfeld)

"Bam!" (Emeril Live)

"I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl" (Newhart)

"Norm!" (Cheers)

"The tribe has spoken." (Survivor)

"Yeah, that's the ticket." (Saturday Night Live)

"Homey don't play that!" (In Living Color)

"How you doin'?" (Friends (1994))

"Here it is, your moment of Zen." (The Daily Show)

"You eeeediot!" (Ren and Stimpy)

"Holy crap!" (Everybody Loves Raymond)

"Heh heh." (Beavis and Butthead)

"Hey now!" (The Larry Sanders Show)

What are some more of your favorite TV catchphrases that are missing from this list?



| Nov 2, 2008 1:04AM EDT
Heres one that just wont die"YOU ARE THE WEAKEST LINK, GOODBYE"
| Nov 2, 2008 12:55AM EDT
No soup for you!-soup natzie from Seinfeld
| Sep 13, 2008 9:52PM EDT
You idiot! - House = )
| Aug 22, 2008 6:06PM EDT
-"suit up!" from how i met your mother... but then again that one's so cool that it i don't know if you can put it up there -"OH... MY... GAWD!!!" janice from friends
| Aug 21, 2008 2:28PM EDT
'i'm chuck bass' gossip girl
| Aug 17, 2008 3:54AM EDT
"Seriously?" Grey's Anatomy
| Aug 16, 2008 6:09PM EDT
i agree with sponbogde and of course " oh my goooood " - Janice From Friends
| Jul 26, 2008 6:20AM EDT
"it's gonna be LEGEN..wait for it...DARY!" -How I Met Your Mother
| Jul 12, 2008 6:44AM EDT
"that troubles me" Ally Mcbeal
| Jul 5, 2008 11:00PM EDT
"Indeed" (Stargate SG-1) best show ever :) when the show ended and they said that altogether I was laughing so hard I was crying. b/c it was so sad to see such a great show end after 10 seasons.
| Jul 5, 2008 3:54PM EDT
"Thats what she said." The Office
| Jul 5, 2008 9:44AM EDT
"Honey, what's going on here? what's this? what's happening?" (Will & Grace) I love that Karen Walker so much ^^
| Jul 4, 2008 3:38PM EDT
"Buh-bye!" (Saturday Night Live)
| Jul 4, 2008 7:33AM EDT
Not used and abused, but:"Hands up if you like me!" (The Young Ones)
| Jul 2, 2008 1:59PM EDT
"How you doin'?", hehe I <3 it! :PI quote it all the time, but not in public :P
| Jun 21, 2008 2:02AM EDT
"'Doh" (The simpsons)

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