[PW] ? Help Sought on Modern TV Catchphrases (Quotation Query #753)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Sat Oct 15 16:25:52 PDT 2016


One of my difficult challenges in working on the second edition of the Yale Book of Quotations is to determine the most famous TV catchphrases of recent decades (difficult because I haven't watched many of even the most popular shows).  If any of you have watched enough modern TV to be able to help, I would welcome any feedback as to which of the following are "top 100 TV catchphrases of all time" material.  Any input on relative fame/cultural importance ranking among these catchphrases would also be very valuable.  And, of course, suggestions of other very famous catchphrases from recent shows would be great.


Burn!

That 70s Show


Pikachu, I choose you!

Pokemon


Hooraay, I'm useful!

Futurama


Prettyyyyy, prettyyyy, prettyyyy, pretty good.

Curb Your Enthusiasm


Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

The Wire


Hey Brother.

Arrested Development


Let's hug it out, bitch.

Entourage


Suit up!

How I Met Your Mother


Bazinga

Big Bang Theory


Blerg!

30 Rock


That's what she said.

The Office


Some of these I have never heard of even though I have watched the shows to some extent (That 70s Show, Futurama, Curb Your Enthusiasm).


Fred Shapiro






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