'Come on Down' for the 100 Top TV Phrases
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Holy Canarsie, Batman. This week the TV Land Channel released its list of the 100 greatest TV catch-phrases. They come from comedies, dramas and commercials, from newsmakers and newscasters. Starting December 11th, TV Land will air a week-long series on the scholarly origins of such phrases as Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis from "Different Strokes"; God'll get you for that, from "Maude"; Who loves you, baby, from "Kojak"; and...
(SOUNDBITE OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW")
ED MCMAHON: Here's Johnny!.
SOUNDBITES OF TV CLIPS
Unidentified Woman #1: Where's the beef?
RICHARD NIXON: I'm not a crook.
DONALD TRUMP: You're fired!
THE SOUP NAZI: No soup for you! No soup for you! No soup for you!
Unidentified Woman #2: (Singing) Smile, you're on "Candid Camera."
DAN CASTELLANETA: (As Homer Simpson) D'oh!
DAN AYKROYD: Jane, you ignorant slut.
JOSEPH WELCH: Have you no sense of decency, sir?
BILL BIXBY: (As David Banner) Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
Unidentified Man #1: Tell me what you don't like about yourself.
Unidentified Man #2: Do you believe in miracles? Yes!
JOHNNY OLSON: Come on down. You're the next contestant on "The Price is Right."
JACKIE GLEASON: (As Ralph Kramden) Baby, you're the greatest.
Unidentified Woman #3: Silly rabbit. Trix are for kids.
EVE PLUMB: (As Jan Brady) Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.
JEFF PROBST: The tribe has spoken.
EDWARD R: Goodnight and good luck.
JON STEWART: Here it is. Your moment of Zen.
Unidentified Man #3 (Actor): (As Robot) Danger, Will Robinson. Danger.
REGIS PHILBIN: Final answer?
Unidentified Man #4: Final answer.
BEAVIS: Heh heh, heh.
BILL COSBY: (As Fat Albert) Hey, hey, hey.
Unidentified Man #5: (Unintelligible)
Unidentified Man #6: They keep going and going and going and going.
SIMON: (Singing) I want my MTV.
WILLIAM SHATNER: (As Captain Kirk) Space, the final frontier.
Unidentified Man #8: The truth is out there.
SIMON: Oh, my god. I killed Kenny. You bastard.
STEVE MARTIN: We are two wild and crazy guys!
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