Some television shows are remembered for their finales. Others for that one amazing season that kept viewers reeled in. And some shows have those one-liners we’ll never forget!
Whether the catch phrase was delivered with such great inflection by the character, or repeated so much that it’s burned in our minds forever, these ten one-liners are just as famous as the shows they were a part of!
10. “Yada, yada, yada” from Seinfeld: George’s girlfriend infamously used the phrase often, leading him to believe she was omitting important information from her stories. But after forcing her to fill in the details, he discovered more than he wants to know. This episode was nominated for an Emmy.
9. “Lucy! I'm Home!” from I Love Lucy: Ricki uttered those words every time he walked through the door, usually to find Lucy up to her antics.
8. “Ayyyy” from Happy Days: Fonzie owned this catch phrase, and always accompanied it with both thumbs up. This was a greeting or a statement of positive affirmation.
7. “Oh my God, she's fashion roadkill!” from Sex and the City: Stanford Blatch nearly lost his lunch after watching Carrie fall flat on her face on the runway. In true Carrie fashion, though, she got up and showed those skinny models who was boss.
6. “Did I do that?” from Family Matters: Everything Steve Urkel did was annoying, but the most skin-crawling phrase of his was “Did I do that?” And almost every single time….yes he did do that!
5. “Oh my God! They killed Kenny” from South Park: Poor Kenny McCormick has more lives than a cat. The hooded character is, to this day, killed off at some point during almost every single episode, to which Stan and Kyle exclaim, “Oh my God! They killed Kenny! You bastards!”
4. “How rude!” from Full House: This one-liner was made popular by Stephanie Tanner, played by Jodie Sweetin, who used the phrase any chance she could get, especially when responding to her two sisters.
3. “D’oh” from The Simpsons: Homer Simpson uses the phrase when he’s done something stupid, hurts himself, or is anticipating backlash for something he’s done. And if you know Homer, you’re aware he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.
2. “How you doin?’” from Friends: Joey made this pick-up line relevant, and what’s sad is we’re sure there are plenty of men who try using it on the ladies. But like with Joey, we’re sure no girl has ever fallen for it!
1. "What’choo talkin''bout Willis?" from Diff'rent Strokes: The late Gary Coleman uttered the classic line often, directed towards his brother, played by Todd Bridges. It’ll never get old to hear that catch phrase!