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

Michael J. Lowrey orangemike at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 17:59:26 PDT 2016


Which decades do you seek?

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 7:57 PM, Michael J. Lowrey <orangemike at gmail.com>
wrote:

> "D'oh!"
> -- H. Simpson, *The Simpsons*
>
> On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 7:23 PM, Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com> wrote:
>
>> On 10/15/2016 7:25 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>
>> Grey's Anatomy: _"We have to dance it out."_  (Every time Meredith &
>> Cristina had an argument, at the end, they would dance together and that
>> seemed to make them both feel better.)
>>
>> And in their final scene together after Cristina was about to leave the
>> hospital (and the show) in 2014, she said _"We have to dance it out. That's
>> how we finish."_   That quote got printed on a lot of fan T-shirts.
>>
>> Also, is this just about American TV catch-phrases?  One of the most
>> popular detective series in Canada (also shown in many other countries,
>> including the US) is Murdoch Mysteries. It just celebrated its 10th
>> anniversary in fact.  It takes place in Toronto during the period from
>> 1895-1905.  The show's catch-phrase, spoken by Detective William Murdoch to
>> constable George Crabtree every time the constable brings in some new
>> evidence or information related to the case is _"What have you, George?"_
>> (Also on a number of fan T-shirts.)
>>
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> Michael J. "Orange Mike" Lowrey
>
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-- 
Michael J. "Orange Mike" Lowrey

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and
clothes."
     --  Desiderius Erasmus


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