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worst catchphrase in TV history

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worst catchphrase in TV history

Postby depinmad » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:52 am

i'm looking for nominees.

the one that inspired me is from this season's project runway. the fact that it's only one word and it's used 40 times an episode and it's uttered by the most annoying little twerp ever to appear on the show all put it at the top of the heap for me:

"fierce!"
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Postby boston_jeff » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:57 am

"Fierce" is about as played out as "all that and a bag of chips." I used to DJ with two extremely gay dudes who spun house back in the early 90's. They said "fierce" about 40 times an hour too... but it was 1992 and RuPaul was still a novelty. This guy sounds like he takes the cake...
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Postby Ducatista » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:10 am

Fuck that. I love Christian.
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Postby Shipley » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:50 am

"did I do that?" from Steven Urkel. hands down, the worst.
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Postby TAsunder » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:40 am

Are you 'avin a laugh? Is he 'avin a laugh?
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Postby Marvell » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:56 pm

Git 'R Done.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:16 pm

Sock it to me, baby.
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Postby ilikebeans » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:42 pm

"That's hot."

Nearly every catch phrase popularized by SNL, e.g.: "Well isn't that special!"
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Postby dstol62 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:45 pm

"Damn, Gina..."


(Martin Lawrence Show)
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Postby Shipley » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:03 pm

dstol62 wrote:"Daaaayuuumn, Geeeeennnaaahh!..."

(Martin Lawrence Show)


Fixed.

Catch phrases on the whole are bad. repeat a line once in a while is fine, but a stock response included in every episode...

come to think of it, my coworkers behave like sitcom characters.
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Postby donges » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:39 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Sock it to me, baby.

Oh come now, Henry - just picture the sock-it-to-me girl, Judy Carne, and then tell me you didn't enjoy that catchphrase at the time.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:41 pm

I was thinking more along the lines of Nixon saying it on Laugh In.
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Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:12 pm

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If I were John Amos, I'd have left that show in a hurry too.
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excerpt from perfect strangers script

Postby habari » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:52 pm

Larry: We lost the tickets, and the girls are

going to be here any minute! What are we going to

tell the girls?

[turns to face camera]

Balki, I have a plan!

Balki: Oh Cousin!

[laughter]
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Re: excerpt from perfect strangers script

Postby mrak » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:56 pm

habari wrote:Larry: We lost the tickets, and the girls are

going to be here any minute! What are we going to

tell the girls?

[turns to face camera]

Balki, I have a plan!

Balki: Oh Cousin!

[laughter]

You cited Perfect Strangers, and didn't go for "Doooan' be reeedeeeculous"?!

Impressive. Very out-of-the-box.
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