Who Said These Infamous TV Catchphrases?
Some of the most iconic television catchphrases happened organically during a random episode of a series. But these catchphrases ended up taking on a life of their own fairly quickly. Fans made sure to turn these innocuous phrases into something legen—wait for it—dary.
The majority of TV catchphrases come from classic sitcoms, but there are also a few dramas that contributed famous lines, from Friday Night Lights to The A-Team. There also some cartoons with catchphrases that have become famous in popular culture. The one thing all catchphrases have in common is that the phrase is unique and memorable.
Once these catchphrases become popular, leave it to the writers to make sure they use them over and over again in ways that fit the characters using them. Do you think you have the recall to remember all those memorable television catchphrases?
A TV catchphrase is a line or phrase spoken in a television show that ends up becoming iconic, memorable, and something you can forever link to the show it came from. Some television catchphrases outlive their own series, like when Arnold Jackson said, "Whatcha talkin' bout Willis?" on Diff'rent Strokes. The show was good, but that catchphrase is the thing people will always remember first.
The most famous television catchphrase is going to be something one of your favorite characters says that is simply hard to forget.