Published on October 8th, 2014 | by Hayley

Top Ten Greatest TV Catchphrases

“What you talkin’ ’bout Willis?”
A great catchphrase goes a long way.

All great shows have three things in common: Great characters, great writing and a great (and memorable) catchphrase.  Joey on Friends had “How you doin’?” Bart Simpson has “Don’t have a cow man!” and Ruby Skye, well Ruby’s got “Eesh gabeesh!” So in honour of Ruby joining the ranks of great show catchphrases I present a list of the Top Ten Greatest TV Catchphrases:

10:  Exterminate!
Dalek, Dr. Who

9. Wanna see me comb my hair really fast?
Johnny Bravo, Johnny Bravo

8. Yabba Dabba Doo!
Fred Flintstone, The Flintstones

7. Did I do that?
Steve Urkel, Family Matters

6. I know what we’re gonna do today
     Phineas, Phineas and Ferb

5. Cowabunga!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT

(See above!)

4. Live long and prosper.
Spock, Star Trek (It’s the Vulcan salute guys)

3. D’oh!
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

2. Bazinga!
Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

1. What’s up doc?
    Bugs Bunny, Loony Tunes

Of course there are loads of other famous TV catchphrases out there. What’s your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.


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Hayley Kelman is a writer, blogger and all around social media enthusiast living in Toronto. She currently acts as Social Media coordinator for the original, Canadian web series Ruby Skye P.I. (and loves every minute of it.)

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