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

Burton, Donna burtond at union.edu
Mon Oct 17 12:02:32 PDT 2016


I personally like "Resistence is futile." The Borg motto from Star Trek:
The Next Generation.

Donna Burton
Reference Librarian
Schaffer Library
burtond at union.edu
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 7:25 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
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.
>
>
> 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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