“Bang, zoom, to the moon, Alice!” –Ralph Kramden, 'The Honeymooners'
“How YOU doin’?” –Joey Tribbiani, 'Friends'
It doesn’t read like much, but when you hear Friends ladies’ man Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) utter this innocuous greeting, you’ll understand why he scores with more women than all of his friends combined.
“Hello, Newman.” –Jerry Seinfeld, 'Seinfeld'
The contempt that dripped from Jerry’s voice on Seinfeld every time he encountered unctuous neighbor Newman (Wayne Knight) turned this simple pleasantry into an expression of deep hatred.
“Kiss my grits.” –Flo Castleberry, 'Alice'
Earthy waitress Flo (Polly Holliday) wasn’t interested in taking any grief from customers or co-workers, and especially not from her boss Mel, owner of Mel’s Diner. She’d tell him off with this colorful phrase whenever he got out of line.
“Dyn-o-mite!” –J.J. Evans, 'Good Times'
“I know nothing!” –Sgt. Schultz, 'Hogan’s Heroes'
Making Nazis into harmless buffoons was what Hogan’s Heroes did best, and Sgt. Schultz (John Banner) was perhaps the most benign of all, always uttering this phrase while turning a blind eye to his Allied prisoners’ schemes.
“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” –Jan Brady, 'The Brady Bunch'
Poor Jan (Eve Plumb) was always living in the shadow of her more popular older sister Marcia, and her whining about it only made things worse. Her lament was actually used more often in The Brady Bunch Movie and Saturday Night Live parodies than on the show itself.
“Nip it in the bud.” –Barney Fife, 'The Andy Griffith Show'
Hyperactive deputy sheriff Barney Fife (Don Knotts) was a little overly sensitive to innocent shenanigans, and would sputter this phrase whenever he felt that hooligan-like behavior was about to get out of hand.
“Suit up!” –Barney Stinson, 'How I Met Your Mother'
How I Met Your Mother’s champion womanizer Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) is always impeccably dressed, and whenever he’s getting ready for an important outing, he uses this phrase to get himself (and his friends, if he can) in the right frame of mind.
“Up your nose with a rubber hose.” –Vinnie Barbarino, 'Welcome Back, Kotter'
Brooklyn high school student Vinnie Barbarino (John Travolta) was a master of the ridiculous insult, and this particular kiss-off was his favorite.