The hard-working husband Ralph Kramden, played by Jackie Gleason, ever got into petty spats with wife Alice, giving full play to Audrey Meadows.
Part of their memorable shtick came from Kramden’s playful banter towards Alice — and his will to shoot her up to the moon stands out as one of “The Honeymooner’s” most memorable quotes.
“Whatchu talkin’’ contest Willis? ”- Arnold Jackson, “Diff’rent Strokes”
The late Gary Coleman immediately became a standout on “Diff’rent Strokes” as Arnold Jackson with his pint-sized persona and charisma.
The child actor popularise the “Whatchu talkin’’ bout, Willis? ” remark — a quick and witty retort that was reserved for confusion Arnold faced at the sides of his older brother, Willis( Todd Bridges ). The jaunty question soon obtained its practice into modern vocabulary and stands as one of the greatest catchphrases of all time.
“Dyn-o-mite! ”- J.J. Evans, “Good Times”
“Good Times, ” which aired from 1974 until 1979, told the story of a low-income family receive the bright side of living in the Chicago housing projects.
J.J. Evans, played by Jimmie Walker, soon rose to popularity with his “Dyn-o -mite! ” catchphrase — an exuberant one-liner J.J. used in just about any situation.
“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! ”- Jan Brady, “The Brady Bunch”
Nothing screams sibling strife more than Jan Brady’s annoyances with older sister Marcia( Maureen McCormick ).
Jan( Eve Plumb ), the freckle-faced middle sister, would always carry her annoyance with her fairly and popular older sister, who always received more attention. Interestingly, Jan shouting, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! ” became most popular after the display intent its passed, before exploding in our current meme culture.
“Ayyyy! ”- Fonzie, “Happy Days”
Henry Winkler’s iconic “Ayyyy! ” with the accompanying thumbs-up sign became the universal shorthand for cool in the 1970 s.
“Shazbot! ” and “Na-Nu Na-Nu”- Mork, “Mork& Mindy”
Mork, an extraterrestrial played by the late Robin Williams, would emit the Orkan profanity “Shazbot! ” in terrible places. Heralding from the planet Ork, Mork would also greet earthlings with “Na-Nu Na-Nu” along with a Captain Spock-style hand gesture.
“Norm! ”- many, “Cheers”
One of the biggest rush gags on “Cheers” was everyone’s resounding love for Norm Peterson( George Wendt ).
Whenever Norm would walk into the prominently boasted table, he always received a huge reaction with everyone screaming out, “NORM! ” to welcome his calming presence.
“Hello, Newman.”- Jerry Seinfeld, “Seinfeld”
Nothing fomented Jerry Seinfeld more than their chances of his pesky mailman, Newman.
Seinfeld would ever reference Newman, played by Wayne Knight, even in situations that did not involve the postal worker — and whenever they swept paths, you could hear the arrogance in Seinfeld’s voice as he spit out a spite-filled, “Hello, Newman.”
“You got it, dude.”- Michelle Tanner, “Full House”
The precocious Michelle Tanner( Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) was one of the brightest smudges of “Full House.” With her cute youthfulness and spiteful stance, Michelle stimulated her spirit known with her plentiful catchphrases.
With her impeccable chemistry with papa Danny( Bob Saget ), Uncle Jesse( John Stamos) and family friend Joey( Dave Coulier ), Michelle shared abundance of, “You got it, dude” minutes with those around her.
“Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do! ”- Ricky Ricardo, “I Love Lucy”
Lucy and Ricky’s union determined the standard for television matrimonies at the time. Ricky’s enraged reactions to Lucy’s hijinks — including the timeless, “Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do! ” in a thick-skulled Cuban accent — made for some of the most reliably whimsical instants on the ground-breaking show.
“Did I do that? ”- Steve Urkel, “Family Matters”
Steve Urkel( Jaleel White) was always up to something on “Family Matters.”
Though improbably smart-alecky, he was a little too smart for his own good and often did more detriment instead — to move to many, “Did I do that? ” minutes. His elongated bringing of his catchphrase built his clumsy antics even more hilarious.
“Hey hey hey! ” — Fat Albert, “Fat Albert”
Fat Albert’s( voiced by humiliation comedian Bill Cosby) healthful reacting of “Hey hey hey! ” became a household catchphrase during his time on television from 1972 to 1985.
“You big-hearted dummy! ” — Fred Sanford, “Sanford and Son”
“Sanford and Son” was one of the first sitcoms of its time to feature two black soldiers in lead roles.
In breaking down major color barriers, Fred Sanford( Redd Foxx) and son Lamont( Demond Wilson) shared a unique chemistry on television. Fred would often get into small-minded struggles with Lamont, leading to his frustrated rejoinder: “You large-scale dummy! ”
“How you doin’? ” — Joey Tribbiani, “Friends”
The unusually promiscuous Joey Tribbiani( Matt LeBlanc) always use “How you doin’? ” as his go-to pickup line, to much success. Joey’s pickup line soon becomes one of the more popular repeats from “Friends” — ones that followers still use today, although there is the reveal wrapped in 2004.
“That’s what she said.” — Michael Scott, “The Office”
Michael Scott( Steve Carell) had an extremely odd way of clearing observers and his office coworkers grovel on-screen.
Part of Michael’s awkward wars was his penchant to interject the motto, “That’s what she said, ” into very inappropriate moments that he felt had sexual double entendres.
“D’oh! ” — Homer Simpson
Why is Homer Simpson always in pain?
Homer’s “D’oh! ” catchphrase are often whenever he gets injured or knows he has done something stupid. The catchphrase became so well-used that it was eventually added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2001.
“Oh, my God! They killed Kenny! ” — Stan and Kyle, “South Park”
During the earlier seasons of South Park, it was a running gag to kill off main character Kenny, only for authors Matt Stone and Trey Parker to produce him back in the next episode.
Whenever Kenny would die a pain extinction, Stan would utter, “Oh, my God! They killed Kenny! ” followed by, “You b——s! ” from Kyle.
Kenny was briefly killed off for good near the end of season 5, before eventually being brought back permanently in season 6. He has, nonetheless, died, a number of periods following his return to the show.