"Holy catchphrase, Batman!" Our language is peppered with famous buzzwords and catchphrases that we've picked up from television. Perhaps a character always reacts with a particular phrase, or there's a long-running joke in the series.
Sometimes, we even mythologize lines that have never been said by a character! We bet you didn't know that Captain Kirk never said the exact phrase, "Beam me up, Scotty." Just like Humphrey Bogart's character in the movie, "Casablanca," never actually said, "Play it again, Sam." Despite the reality of the scripts, we still know exactly what show you're talking about when you mention either of these!
Catchphrases are more than just part of the script. They became part of the character. What would Homer Simpson be without his "D'oh?" And how would we know that Arthur Fonzarelli had fixed the jukebox (again) without his famous "Eyyy!" mixed with a thumbs up?
If you think you have an encyclopedic knowledge of American television pop culture, and all the catchphrases that go with it, take this quiz to see whether or not you are the weakest link! Kidding! You'll do great!