It’s Too Early to Quibble With This List

Let me get a cup o’ coffee first.

“Heeere’s Johnny!” is top U.S. TV catchphrase
“Heeere’s Johnny!” — the introduction for U.S. talk-show host Johnny Carson for 30 years — has been ranked the most memorable TV catchphrase in a Top 100 list covering 60 years of American television shows, cartoons, commercials and quotes from news programs.
Neil Armstrong’s famous “One small step for man … ” comment when stepping on the moon on July 20, 1969, took second place in the list compiled by TV Land, while millionaire businessman-turned-TV star Donald Trump came in third with his curt “You’re fired!” ousting of contestants from the TV show “The Apprentice.”
…The Top 10 greatest TV quotes and catchphrases chosen by TV Land are;
1. Heeere’s Johnny! (Ed McMahon, The Tonight Show)
2. One small step for man … (Neil Armstrong)
3. You’re fired! (Donald Trump, The Apprentice)
4. Baby, you’re the greatest. (Ralph Kramden, The Honeymooners)
5. Ask not what your country can do for you … (John F. Kennedy)
6. D’oh! (Homer Simpson, The Simpsons)
7. Where’s the beef? (Wendy’s)
8. Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis? (Arnold Drummond, Diff’rent Strokes)
9. Yabba dabba do! (Fred Flintstone, The Flintstones)
10. I’m not a crook (Richard Nixon)

11 Responses to “It’s Too Early to Quibble With This List”

  1. major dad, right off the bat:

    Looooocy! You got some ‘splainin’ to do…”

    Shows how my brain works. I was thinking: “I’m in charge here.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I would think “And a-waaaaay we go!” beats a few of those.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    “Kill, Crush, Destroy!”

  4. “Warning, Will Robinson!!”

  5. “Crikey!” and “Danger, danger, danger!”

  6. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Actually, that should be “Crush, Kill, Destroy!”. Scroll to “Revolt Of The Androids”.

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    And here’s TV trivia fer yez….
    Bill Mumy, who played Will Robinson in “Lost In Space”, also played Lennier in the “Babylon 5” series.
    I always wondered “Lennier” looked so familiar…..

  8. “Fascinating” and “Beam me up, Scotty!

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    “Book ’em, Dan-O”

  10. Gunslinger says:

    “You big dummy!” – Redd Foxx

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