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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?



| 01:04 EDT, 02 Nov, 2008
Heres one that just wont die"YOU ARE THE WEAKEST LINK, GOODBYE"
| 00:55 EDT, 02 Nov, 2008
No soup for you!-soup natzie from Seinfeld
| 21:52 EDT, 13 Sep, 2008
You idiot! - House = )
| 18:06 EDT, 22 Aug, 2008
-"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
| 14:28 EDT, 21 Aug, 2008
'i'm chuck bass' gossip girl
| 03:54 EDT, 17 Aug, 2008
"Seriously?" Grey's Anatomy
| 18:09 EDT, 16 Aug, 2008
i agree with sponbogde and of course " oh my goooood " - Janice From Friends
| 06:20 EDT, 26 Jul, 2008
"it's gonna be LEGEN..wait for it...DARY!" -How I Met Your Mother
| 06:44 EDT, 12 Jul, 2008
"that troubles me" Ally Mcbeal
| 23:00 EDT, 05 Jul, 2008
"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.
| 15:54 EDT, 05 Jul, 2008
"Thats what she said." The Office
| 09:44 EDT, 05 Jul, 2008
"Honey, what's going on here? what's this? what's happening?" (Will & Grace) I love that Karen Walker so much ^^
| 15:38 EDT, 04 Jul, 2008
"Buh-bye!" (Saturday Night Live)
| 07:33 EDT, 04 Jul, 2008
Not used and abused, but:"Hands up if you like me!" (The Young Ones)
| 13:59 EDT, 02 Jul, 2008
"How you doin'?", hehe I <3 it! :PI quote it all the time, but not in public :P
| 02:02 EDT, 21 Jun, 2008
"'Doh" (The simpsons)

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