'Come on Down' for the 100 Top TV Phrases This week, the TV Land network named its picks for the 100 greatest television catch-phrases. Weekend Edition Saturday highlights some of the most memorable quotes and slogans.
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'Come on Down' for the 100 Top TV Phrases

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'Come on Down' for the 100 Top TV Phrases

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This week, the TV Land network named its picks for the 100 greatest television catch-phrases. Weekend Edition Saturday highlights some of the most memorable quotes and slogans.

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

You're listening to WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News.

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!

SIMON: And this is NPR News.

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