TV's 50 Funniest Phrases Revealed

Celebrity News May. 28, 2009 AT 10:04AM
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The Paley Center and NBC counted down "TV's 50 Funniest Phrases" in a two-hour special earlier this week. No surprise: The list was filed with one-liners from Saturday Night Live.

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But the top spot went to Seinfeld's "Yada, yada, yada." That catchphrase beat out Homer Simpson's infamous "D'oh!" from The Simpsons and Joey's "How you doin'?" from Friends. The top 50: Top 50 comedy catchphrases 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

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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

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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

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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 said" 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

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9. "Excuuse me" from Saturday Night Live 8. "Lucy, you've got some splainin' to do" from I Love Lucy 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 Top 3 reality TV catchphrases 3. "The tribe has spoken" from Survivor 2. "That's hot" from The Simple Life 1. "You're fired" from The Apprentice Top 3 game shows catchphrases 3. "Come on down!" from The Price is Right 2. "Deal or no deal" from Deal or No Deal 1. "Is that your final answer?" from Who Wants to be a Millionaire

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