What Are TV's 100 Greatest Quotes and Catchphrases?


TV Land is clearly equipped to answer this question, and they've done an admirable job sifting through the pop-cultural televised world, making note of some obvious (Homer's "D'oh!") and other really awesome (Chappelle's "I'm Rick James, bitch!") quotes/catchphrases.

Conspicuous absences? We'd add one of Angela Chase's wisdom-filled pontifications from My So-Called Life ("People tell you to be yourself -- like yourself is some defined thing") and Letterman's now-infamous Bill O'Reilly-inspired quip "I have the feeling about 60 percent of what you say is crap."

What do you think?

In alphabetical order, TV Land's list:

- "Aaay" (Fonzie, "Happy Days")

- "And that's the way it is" (Walter Cronkite, "CBS Evening News")

- "Ask not what your country can do for you ..." (John F. Kennedy)

- "Baby, you're the greatest" (Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, "The Honeymooners")

(Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril Live")

- "Book 'em, Danno" (Steve McGarrett, "Hawaii Five-O")

- "Come on down!" (Johnny Olson, "The Price is Right")

- "Danger, Will Robinson" (Robot, "Lost in Space")

- "De plane! De plane!" (Tattoo, "Fantasy Island")

- "Denny Crane" (Denny Crane, "Boston Legal")

- "Do you believe in miracles?" (Al Michaels, 1980 Winter Olympics)

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

- "Don't make me angry ..." (David Banner, "The Incredible Hulk")

- "Dyn-o-mite" (J.J., "Good Times")

- "Elizabeth, I'm coming!" (Fred Sanford, "Sanford and Son")

- "Gee, Mrs. Cleaver ..." (Eddie Haskell, "Leave it to Beaver")

- "God'll get you for that" (Maude, "Maude")

- "Good grief" (Charlie Brown, "Peanuts" specials)

- "Good night, and good luck" (Edward R. Murrow, "See It Now")

- "Good night, John Boy" ("The Waltons")

- "Have you no sense of decency?" (Joseph Welch to Sen. McCarthy)

- "Heh heh" (Beavis and Butt-head, "Beavis and Butthead")

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

- "Here's Johnny!" (Ed McMahon, "The Tonight Show")

- "Hey now!" (Hank Kingsley, "The Larry Sanders Show")

- "Hey HEY hey!" (Dwayne Nelson, "What's Happening!!")

- "Hey hey HEEY!" (Fat Albert, "Fat Albert")

- "Holy (whatever), Batman!" (Robin, "Batman")

- "Holy crap!" (Frank Barone, "Everybody Loves Raymond")

- "Homey don't play that!" (Homey the Clown, "In Living Color")

- "How sweet it is!" (Jackie Gleason, "The Jackie Gleason Show")

- "How you doin'?" (Joey Tribbiani, "Friends")

- "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" (Alka Seltzer ad)

- "I know nothing!" (Sgt. Schultz, "Hogan's Heroes")

- "I love it when a plan comes together" (Hannibal, "The A-Team")

- "I want my MTV!" (MTV ad)

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

- "I'm not a crook ..." (Richard Nixon)

- "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")

- "Is that your final answer?" (Regis Philbin, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire")

- "It keeps going and going and going ..." (Energizer Batteries ad)

- "It takes a licking ..." (Timex ad)

- "Jane, you ignorant slut" (Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin, "Saturday Night Live")

- "Just one more thing ..." (Columbo, "Columbo")

- "Let's be careful out there" (Sgt. Esterhaus, "Hill Street Blues")

- "Let's get ready to rumble!" (Michael Buffer, various sports events)

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

- "Makin' whoopie" (Bob Eubanks, "The Newlywed Game")

- "Mom always liked you best" (Tommy Smothers, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour")

- "Never assume ..." (Felix Unger, "The Odd Couple")

- "Nip it!" (Barney Fife, "The Andy Griffith Show")

- "No soup for you!" (The Soup Nazi, "Seinfeld")

- "Norm!" ("Cheers")

- "Now cut that out!" (Jack Benny, "The Jack Benny Program")

- "Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!" (Stan and Kyle, "South Park")

- "Oh, my nose!" (Marcia Brady, "The Brady Bunch")

- "One small step for man ..." (Neil Armstrong)

- "Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?" (Grey Poupon ad)

- "Read my lips: No new taxes!" (George H.W. Bush)

- "Resistance is futile" (Picard as Borg, "Star Trek: The Next Generation")

- "Say good night, Gracie" (George Burns, "The Burns & Allen Show")

- "Schwing!" (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne and Garth, "Saturday Night Live")

- "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" (Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle)

- "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids" (Trix cereal ad)

- "Smile, you're on 'Candid Camera' " ("Candid Camera")

- "Sock it to me" ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In")

- "Space, the final frontier ..." (Capt. Kirk, "Star Trek")

- "Stifle!" (Archie Bunker, "All in the Family")

- "Suit up!" (Barney Stinson, "How I Met Your Mother")

- "Tastes great! Less filling!" (Miller Lite beer ad)

- "Tell me what you don't like about yourself" (Dr. McNamara and Dr. Troy, "Nip/Tuck")

- "That's hot" (Paris Hilton, "The Simple Life")

- "The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat" (Jim McKay, "ABC's Wide World of Sports")

- "The tribe has spoken" (Jeff Probst, "Survivor")

- "The truth is out there" (Fox Mulder, "The X-Files")

- "This is the city ..." (Sgt. Joe Friday, "Dragnet")

- "Time to make the donuts" ("Dunkin' Donuts" ad)

- "Two thumbs up" (Siskel & Ebert, "Siskel & Ebert")

- "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (Vinnie Barbarino, "Welcome Back, Kotter")

- "We are two wild and crazy guys!" (Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd as Czech playboys, "Saturday Night Live")

- "Welcome to the O.C., bitch" (Luke, "The O.C.")

- "Well, isn't that special?" (Dana Carvey as the Church Lady, "Saturday Night Live")

- "We've got a really big show!" (Ed Sullivan, "The Ed Sullivan Show")

- "Whassup?" (Budweiser ad)

- "What you see is what you get!" (Geraldine, "The Flip Wilson Show")

- "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" (Arnold Drummond, "Diff'rent Strokes")

- "Where's the beef?" (Wendy's ad)

- "Who loves you, baby?" (Kojak, "Kojak")

- "Would you believe?" (Maxwell Smart, "Get Smart")

- "Yabba dabba do!" (Fred Flintstone, "The Flintstones")

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

- "Yeah, that's the ticket" (Jon Lovitz as the pathological liar, "Saturday Night Live")

- "You eeeediot!" (Ren, "Ren & Stimpy")

- "You look mahvelous!" (Billy Crystal as Fernando, "Saturday Night Live")

- "You rang?" (Lurch, "The Addams Family")

- "You're fired!" (Donald Trump, "The Apprentice")

- "You've got spunk ..." (Lou Grant, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show")

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