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Published:May 27th, 2009 11:53 EST
Did Your Fave Make NBC's List Of TV's 50 Funniest Phrases?

Did Your Fave Make NBC's List Of TV's 50 Funniest Phrases?

By Robert Paul Reyes

With the proliferation of new media TV no longer has an iron grip on pop culture. In the old days it was TV or the movies that introduced new stars, but today many individuals have found fame on YouTube or Twitter.

TV still has a huge impact on pop culture, and many of the catch phrases from our favorite shows live on long after the programs go off the air. Last night NBC aired "TV`s 50 Funniest Phrases", and I`m sure it inspired a long of arguments around the water cooler.

It`s an outrage that my fave phrase "I pity the fool" wasn`t included on the list. I don`t tolerate any jibba jabba, and I pity the fool at NBC who left Mr. T`s trademark phrase of the list.

My second favorite phrase is "Lucy, you`ve got some splainin` to do", even folks who don`t know Lucy from Oprah Winfrey have been heard to mutter this phrase.

Some of these phrases may seem dated or corny, but back it the day they were quite popular. When "In Living Color" was a hit rarely a day went by that I didn`t tell someone: Homey, don`t play dat! This may make me sound like a doofus, but I even greeted my friends with the phrase made popular in "What`s Happening": Hey, Hey, Hey!

I can`t argue with the selection of "Yada, yada, yada" as the top phrase, even Philistines who don`t know the Soup Nazi from Newman often utter this phrase.

"D`oh" from "The Simpsons" is a good choice for #2, I`m a real klutz and I`ve said this immortal phrase hundreds of times.

The bo*b tube may have competition from the movies, but I don`t think the Internet is going to popularize too many catch phrases. I heart you?

What are your fave TV catch phrases? Send me your comments.

50. "Hello, Newman" from "Seinfeld"
49. "Missed it by that much" from "Get Smart"
48. "Yeah, that`s the ticket" from "Saturday Night Live"
47. "God`ll get you for that" from "Maude"
46. "Hey, Hey, Hey" from "What`s Happening"
45. "Holy crap" from "Everybody Loves Raymond"
44. "Let me show you something" from "In Living Color"
43. "Nip it" from "The Andy Griffith Show"
42. "Thank you beddy much" from "Taxi"
41. "Do you wanna hug it out" from "Entourage"
40. "Watch it sucka" from "Sanford and Son"
39. "Jane you ignorant slut" from "Saturday Night Live"
38. "Mom liked you best" from "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"
37. "Sit on it" from "Happy Days"
36. "Now cut that out" from "The Jack Benny Comedy Program"
35. "I`m Larry, this is my brother Darryl "" from "Newhart"
34. "What you see is what you get" from "The Flip Wilson Show"
33. "I`ve made a huge mistake" from "Arrested Development"
32. "I know nothing from "Hogan`s Heroes"
31. "Here come de judge" from "Laugh In"
30. "You look marvelous" from "Saturday Night Live"
29. "I`m comin` to join ya Elizabeth" from "Sanford and Son"
28. "Would you believe" from "Get Smart"
27. "Up your nose with a rubber hose" from "Welcome Back Kotter"
26. "Ohhhh Rob" from "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
25. "Kiss my grits" from "Alice:
24. "Nanu, Nanu" from "Mork and Mindy"
23. "Don`t be ridiculous" from "Perfect Strangers"
22. "I`m Gumby, damn it" from "Saturday Night Live"
21. "No soup for you" from "Seinfeld"
20. "One of these days, pow right in the kisser" from "The Honeymooners"
19. "Did I do that" from "Family Matters"
18. "Will you stifle" from "All in the Family"
17. "Eat my shorts" from "The Simpsons"
16. "Hated it" from "In Living Color"
15. "Well isn`t that special" from "Saturday Night Live"
14. "Sock it to me" from "Laugh In"
13. "We were on a break" from "Friends"
12. "That`s what she said8 0 from "The Office"
11. "It`s going to be legendary" from "How I Met Your Mother"
10. "Homey don`t play dat" from "In Living Color"
9. "Excuuse me" from "Saturday Night Live"
8. "Lucy, you`ve got some splainin` to do" from "I Love Lucy" (even though he never said it quite that way - the closest he came was "Lucy, splain" and "All right, start splainin`")
7. "Oh my god! They killed Kenny" from "South Park"
6. "Burn" from "That `70s Show"
5. "We are two wild and crazy guys" from "Saturday Night Live"
4. "Ayyyy" from "Happy Days"
3. "How you doin`" from "Friends"
2. "D`oh" from "The Simpsons"
1. "Yada, yada, yada" from "Seinfeld"

List courtesy of: Gina Carbone/