Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

Ruminations on theatre, music, and just about anything else that crosses my bipolar brain.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

TV Land Ranks TV Catchphrases

In true VH1 style, TV Land has ranked the top TV Catchphrases of all time, to be counted down over five days beginning December 11.

Phrases notably missing:

"He's dead, Jim."


"I pity the fool!"

It's ironic that "I pity the fool" is missing on a network that airs the show I Pity the Fool.

And of course, being a Firefly fan, I'd vote in "Shiny," but what can you do...



  • At 11/28/2006 5:08 PM , Blogger Joey Fanelli said...

    TV Land didn't include "pity the fool"?!

    Lynch thy villians!

  • At 11/29/2006 8:00 AM , Blogger Andrew Hamm said...

    "Thy" means "your," dude.

  • At 11/29/2006 5:01 PM , Blogger Joey Fanelli said...

    Your the Shakespeare scholar, not me. I could of sworn it meant "the", though.

  • At 11/29/2006 7:28 PM , Blogger Joey Fanelli said...

    Although in context, it meaning "the" makes little sense.

  • At 12/09/2006 7:59 PM , Blogger Brad said...

    This list is severely flawed. The catchphrases are all pretty dead on, but a great many are quotes, which is to say they were not said in recurrence by the person they are credited to. Par example, Neil Armstrong's "One small step" was not something he continually said on his many TV appearances. People didn't cheer when he entered the room and then wait with baited breath for him to say "the line." It has become a very recognizable quote, but catchphrase it ain't.

    This being said, anything that has been televised could qualify the list. "The glove doesn't fit." - O.J. Simpson. Famous climactic lines could make the list, which were only said in one episode. "I take thee Rachel." - Ross, Friends. I guess it does have quotes that appeared in only one episode: "No soup for you!" I think they got lost with the addition of Walter Kronkite. Thing is, his actually was a catchphrase. He said it repeatedly. He said it everytime.

    And regarding the missing of "I pity the fool," I cite that another A-Team quote is included that is hardly more recognizable: "I love it when a plan comes together." Oh, yeah. Whenever anyone says that I clap and guffaw and talk memories of A-Team reruns.

    Other errors include "I'm Larry and this is my brotehr Daryl..." That is all it lists! The funny part is that he said "This is my brother Daryl...and this is my other brother Daryl." That was the joke. That was why it was recurring.

    I have ranted too long for a topic no one cares about...including me.


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