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TV's 100 Greatest Quotes & Catch Phrases

"...if it weren’t for you meddling kids!"

Various villains

Scooby Doo



Happy Days

"And that’s the way it is."

Walter Cronkite

CBS Evening News

"Ask not what your country can do for you …"

John F. Kennedy

 inaugural Address

"Baby, you’re the greatest."

Ralph Kramden

The Honeymooners


Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Live

"Book ‘em, Danno."

Steve McGarrett

Hawaii Five-O

"Come on down!"

Johnny Olson

The Price is Right

"Danger, Will Robinson!"


Lost in Space

"De plane! De plane!"


Fantasy Island

"Denny Crane."

Denny Crane

Boston Legal

"Do you believe in miracles?"

Al Michaels

1980 Winter Olympics


Homer Simpson

The Simpsons

"Don’t make me angry…"

David Banner

The Incredible Hulk



Good Times

"Elizabeth, I’m coming!"

Fred Sanford

Sanford and Son

"Gee, Mrs. Cleaver…"

Eddie Haskell

Leave it to Beaver

"God’ll get you for that."



"Good grief."

Charlie Brown

Peanuts Specials

"Good night and good luck."

Edward R. Murrow

See It Now

"Good night, John Boy."


The Waltons

"Have you no sense of decency?"

Joseph Welch to Sen. McCarthy

HUAC Hearings

"Heh heh…"

Beavis & Butthead

Beavis and Butthead

"Here it is, your moment of Zen."

Jon Stewart

The Daily Show

"Here’s Johnny!"

Ed McMahon

The Tonight Show

"Hey now!"

Hank Kingsley

The Larry Sanders Show

"Hey, hey, hey!"

Dwayne Nelson

What’s Happening!!

"Hey, hey, hey!"

Fat Albert

Fat Albert

"Holy ______, Batman!"



"Holy crap!"

Frank Barone

Everybody Loves Raymond

"Homey don’t play that!"

Homey the Clown

In Living Color

"How sweet it is!"

Jackie Gleason

The Jackie Gleason Show

"How you doin’?"

Joey Tribbiani


"I can’t believe I ate that whole thing."


Alka Seltzer advertisements

"I know nothing!"

Sgt. Schultz

Hogan’s Heroes

"I love it when a plan comes together."


The A-Team

"I want my MTV!"



"I’m Larry, this is my brother, Darryl…"



"I’m not a crook."

Richard Nixon

"I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV."


Vicks Formula 44 ads

"I’m Rick James, bitch!"

Dave Chappelle as Rick James

Chappelle’s Show

"Is that your final answer?"

Regis Philbin

Who Wants to be a Millionaire

"It keeps going and going and going…"


Energizer Batteries ads

"It takes a licking…"


Timex ads

"Jane, you ignorant slut."

Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd

Saturday Night Live

"Just one more thing…"



"Let’s be careful out there."

Sgt. Esterhaus

Hill Street Blues

"Let’s get ready to rumble!"

Michael Buffer

Various sporting events

"Live long and prosper."


Star Trek

"Making whoopie!"

Bob Eubanks

The Newlywed Game

"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"

Jan Brady

The Brady Bunch

"Mom always liked you best."

Tommy Smothers

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

"Never assume…"

Felix Unger

The Odd Couple

"Nip it!"

Barney Fife

The Andy Griffith Show

"No soup for you!"

Soup Nazi





"Now cut that out!"

Jack Benny

The Jack Benny Program

"Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!"

Stan and Kyle

South Park

"Oh, my nose!"

Marcia Brady

The Brady Bunch

"One small step for man…"

Neil Armstrong

First moon landing

"Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?"


Grey Poupon ads

"Read my lips: No new taxes!"

George H.W. Bush


"Resistance is futile."

Picard as Borg

Star Trek: The Next Generation

"Say good night, Gracie."

George Burns

The Burns & Allen Show


Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne and Garth

Saturday Night Live

"Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy."

Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle

Vice Presidential Debate  

"Silly rabbit. Trix are for kids!"


Trix Cereal

"Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!"


Candid Camera

"Sock it to me."


Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In

"Space, the final frontier…"

Capt. Kirk

Star Trek


Archie Bunker

All in the Family

"Suit up!"

Barney Stinson

How I Met Your Mother

"Tastes great! Less filling!"


Miller Lite Beer

"Tell me what you don’t like about yourself."

Dr. McNamara & Dr. Troy


"That’s hot."

Paris Hilton

The Simple Life

"The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."

Jim McKay

ABC’s Wide World of Sports

"The tribe has spoken."

Jeff Probst


"The truth is out there."

Fox Mulder

The X-Files

"This is the city…"

Sgt. Joe Friday


"Time to make the donuts."


Dunkin’ Donuts

"Two thumbs up!"

Siskel & Ebert

Siskel & Ebert

"Up your nose with a rubber hose."

Vinnie Barbarino

Welcome Back, Kotter

"We are two wild and crazy guys!"

Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd

Saturday Night Live

"Welcome to the O.C., bitch."


The O.C.

"Well, isn’t that special?"

Dana Carvey as The Church Lady

Saturday Night Live

"We’ve got a really big show!"

Ed Sullivan

The Ed Sullivan Show




"What you see is what you get!"


The Flip Wilson Show

"Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?"

Arnold Drummond

Diff’rent Strokes

"Where’s the beef?"



"Who loves you, baby?"



"Would you believe?"

Maxwell Smart

Get Smart

"Yabba dabba do!"

Fred Flintstone

The Flintstones

"Yada, yada, yada…"



"Yeah, that’s the ticket."

Jon Lovitz

Saturday Night Live

"You eeeediot!"


Ren & Stimpy

"You look mahvelous!"

Billy Crystal as Fernando

Saturday Night Live

"You rang?"


The Addams Family

"You’re fired!"

Donald Trump

The Apprentice

"You’ve got spunk… and I hate spunk!"

Mr. Grant

Mary Tyler Moore