by Volker Weber

Here is a list of catchphrases. Do you recognize any?

  1. And that's the way it is
  2. Ask not what your country can do for you ...
  3. D'oh!
  4. Don't make me angry ...
  5. Good grief
  6. Good night, John Boy
  7. Here it is, your moment of Zen
  8. I love it when a plan comes together
  9. I'm not a crook ...
  10. I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV
  11. It takes a licking ...
  12. Just one more thing ...
  13. Live long and prosper
  14. One small step for man ...
  15. Resistance is futile
  16. Space, the final frontier ...
  17. The truth is out there
  18. Where's the beef?
  19. Who loves you, baby?
  20. Yabba dabba do!

[Thanks, Cem]


Well I certainly recognize quite a lot of them,
( 2. 3. 4. 5. 10. 11. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20. )
but I definitely do not know the original context for most of them.

Only Google knows ;-)

Best regards, Martin

Martin Forisch, 2006-11-28

Martin, you could at least try :-)

Volker Weber, 2006-11-28

No Google searching, from memory:

1. Walter Cronkite
2. JFK
3. Homer Simpson
4. The Hulk? But I thought it was "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry"
5. Charlie Brown
6. The Waltons
7. Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
8. ?
9. Nixon
10. Some soap opera star in a US TV commercial
11. Old Timex watch ad
12. Steve Jobs or the Columbo show with Peter Falk
13. Spock
14. Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11. He actually said "One small step for a man" but there was a glitch in the transmission.
15. The Borg
16. Star Trek
17. X-Files
18. Old Wendy's TV ad. The old woman who said it was Clara Peller (?)
19. Kojak
20. Fred Flinstone

How'd I do?

Bob Congdon, 2006-11-28

Bob, you did excellent. 8 is Hannibal from the A-Team. Here is the full list.

Volker Weber, 2006-11-28

@Bob, the full quote for #4 is "Don't make me angry.... you won't like me when I'm angry" So both parts are right.

My mother has used that quote on me for decades.

Nathan T. Freeman, 2006-11-28

For those interested in long-term catchphrase-history, try this. My first personal memory is something like "It's the real thing".

Hajo Schmitt, 2006-11-28

I won't tell you my first, Hajo, it's emberassing ...

Cem Basman, 2006-11-29

#8 A-Team

Moritz Petersen, 2006-11-30

D'oh! Hätte ich mal Volkers Antwort gelesen. ;-)

Moritz Petersen, 2006-11-30

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