A Few Memorable TV Sitcom Catchphrases
“D’oh!” Homer, The Simpsons
Whenever Homer gets hurt or when things don’t go his way, he mutters or shouts this.
“Yabba dabba doo!” Fred, The Flintstones
This is what Fred says when he’s happy.
“How you doin’?” Joey Tribbiani, Friends
The character played by Matt LeBlanc used this pick-up line a lot of times.
“This tape will self-destruct in five seconds.” Mission Impossible
This could be heard after instructions for the latest mission were given. It was a safety feature that let the characters know the information wouldn’t be repeated.
“Did I do that?” Steve Urkel, Family Matters
Steve was always damaging something in some way, and he was always surprised to find out he was to blame, so he would utter this phrase.
“Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!” Stan and Kyle, South Park
Kenny was a character on South Park who ended up dying in every single episode. When that happened, his friends said this phrase.
“If it weren’t for you meddling kids!” Several villains, Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
This phrase was uttered by numerous villains throughout the series when they were caught by Scooby Doo and his human companions after solving whatever mystery needed to be solved.
“Live long and prosper.” Spock, Star Trek
This was the traditional Vulcan greeting of Spock and his people, but he also said it to a variety of other characters on the show.
“Bazinga!” Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory
Sheldon uses this phrase when he has successfully pranked another character or just after telling a joke. It later became an expression of joy.
“What’s up, doc?” Bugs Bunny, Looney Tunes
Bugs Bunny used to utter this phrase to the various hunters who were after him for food. It was usually accompanied by him chomping down on a carrot.
“It’s gonna be legen — wait for it — dary.” Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother
Neil Patrick Harris played this role.
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