Are you a TV Catchphrase Master?


By: Bri O.

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Can you match the catchphrase with its respective TV show or character? This quiz will test you on shows from a wide variety of time periods and genres. Play on to see if you rise to the challenge of being the ultimate catchphrase master!

"Yabba dabba doo!" is which character's catchphrase on "The Flintstones?"

"The Flintstones" ran from 1960 to 1966, with 167 episodes spanning 6 seasons. Historically inaccurate, the series depicts humans and dinosaurs walking the earth at the same time, leading many viewers to believe cavemen were actually alive back when dinosaurs roamed the planet.


What catchphrase is Spock, a Star Trek character, known for?

Spock's character is part human, part Vulcan. Vulcans are human-like aliens capable of using advanced reasoning and logic skills without the influence of emotions.


"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" is a catchphrase popularized by Jan, a character from what TV show?

The Brady Bunch ran from 1969 to 1974, with 117 episodes spanning 5 seasons. Jan Brady is the middle child of the bunch - there are six children in total, three girls and three boys.


Homer Simpson is known for saying what popular catch phrase?

Since its introduction, "D'oh" has become a popular phrase, and has even earned a slot in the Oxford English Dictionary. The term is usually said while simultaneously slapping one's palm to one's forehead.


"How you doin'?" is a catchphrase popularized by what "Friends" character?

Friends ran from 1994 to 2004, with 236 episodes spanning 10 seasons. The series takes place in New York, but none of it was ever actually filmed in the city.


"The Price is Right" is known for coining what popular catchphrase?

With more than 8,400 episodes, "The Price is Right" has been airing since 1972. Johnny Olsen was the first to introduce the signature line "Come on down!"


"You got some 'splaining to do!" was introduced by what 1950s TV show?

Ricky, Lucy's husband, would come home to one of her foiled grand ideas, and would, of course, demand an explanation for whatever was happening. Hence the catchphrase: "Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do!" The actors who played the couple were married in real life.


Walter Cronkite, a popular CBS news figure, ended each of his nightly broadcasts with what catchphrase?

Cronkite spent 19 years (1962 - 1981) as an anchorman for the CBS Evening News. He covered three major assassinations in his career: President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon.


Arnold's character on "Diff'rent Strokes" introduced what catchphrase?

"Diff'rent Strokes" ran from 1978 to 1986, with 181 episodes spanning 8 seasons. The character's line was originally scripted to be read as: "What are you talking about, Willis?", but the actor - Gary Coleman - changed it up a bit, which turned out to be a huge hit with viewers.


What TV show coined the popular catchphrase "What you see is what you get." ?

"The Flip Wilson Show" ran from 1970 to 1974, with 95 episodes spanning 4 seasons. Like most other variety shows of the time period, "Flip" hosted musical guests, put on skits, and was good for a laugh.


In addition to popularizing, "What you see is what you get.", the TV show "Flip" is known for introducing what phrase?

The host of "The Flip Wilson Show", Flip, was the first black man to star in a network variety show. NBC took on the project.


Which "Happy Days" character popularized the catchphrase, "Sit on it!" ?

The Fonz, played by Henry Winkler, is also known for the catchphrases "Aaay!" and "Whoa!". The series ran from 1974 to 1984, with 255 episodes spanning 11 seasons.


"Dy-No-Mite!" is a catchphrase from what 1970s show?

J.J. Evans,one of the star characters, is credited for popularizing the catchphrase. While it worked out in his favor, his costars weren't as happy about it, believing that it took away from the deeper messages of the show.


Which TV show is credited with popularizing the catchphrase "Yada yada yada?"

The show didn't coin the phrase - it has a TV history going back to "Magnum, P.I." (1980 - 1988) - but the 1997 "Seinfeld" episode "Yada yada yada" led to its widespread use.


"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" is credited with popularizing what catchphrase?

The original show ran from 1999 - 2002, with 48 episodes spanning 4 seasons. It was picked up for syndication in 2002, and has had a total of five different hosts thus far. The original host was Regis Philbin.


The infamous Dr. House popularized what cynical catchphrase?

"House" ran from 2004 to 2012, with 176 episodes spanning 8 seasons. Originally, the series was entitled "House M.D.".


"Bazinga" was introduced by what TV show?

The character Sheldon Cooper is known for employing this unique catchphrase after one of his jokes falls flat, like they always do.


"Heeeere's ... Johnny!" was popularized by who?

Ed spent 30 years (1962 - 1992) as Johnny Carson's sidekick on NBC's "The Tonight Show." He also played a role in the earlier ABC game show "Who Do You Trust?", where Carson was, again, the star.


"Resistance is futile." was popularized by which "Star Trek: The Next Generation" character?

The Borg are an alien race who reappear as antagonists in Star Trek programs. Together, the drones make up "The Collective" which survives on a hive mindset, allowing them to communicate as a group, or collective whole.


Urkel, a "Family Matters" character, is known for what catchphrase?

"Family Matters" ran from 1989 to 1998, with 215 episodes and 9 seasons. The show is a "Perfect Strangers" spin-off.


Which "Jersey Shore" character popularized the phrase "We've got a situation." ?

The reality TV series ran from 2009 - 2012, with 88 episodes spanning 6 seasons. The series has 7 main stars featured in at least 82 episodes.


"Winter is coming." is the catchphrase of what part of the Seven Kingdoms in "Game of Thrones?"

"Winter is coming" means that northerns should prepare, because the long night, as well as the threat of the Army of the Dead, will soon be upon them.


"The tribe has spoken" is the catchphrase of what TV show?

"Survivor" has been airing since 2000, and with no signs of stopping any time soon. It's already produced more than 500 episodes across 35 seasons.


The "Full House" character Michelle Turner is known for popularizing what catchphrase?

"Full House" ran from 1987 to 1995, with 192 episodes spanning 8 seasons. Michelle is the youngest of the three daughters.


"I've made a huge mistake" was popularized by which "Arrested Development" character?

"Arrested Development" originally aired on Fox in 2003 for seasons 1-3, but was taken over by Netflix for the 4th, with plans to launch a 5th season in 2018. There are 68 episodes thus far.


Which character from "The Office" is known for his frequent use of the catchphrase, "That's what she said."?

"The Office" aired from 2005 to 2013, with 201 episodes spanning 9 seasons. It was adapted from the U.K. version of "The Office," and is meant to feel like a documentary (mockumentary) of everyday office life.


"Columbo" is credited with popularizing what catchphrase?

"Columbo" aired from 1971 to 2003, with 68 episodes spanning 13 seasons. Lieutenant Columbo worked with the Los Angeles Police Department, and was often underestimated by suspects, but always managed to prove their crimes.


"Sock it to me" was popularized by Judy Carne in what TV show?

The series aired from 1967 to 1973, with 140 episodes spanning 6 seasons. Originally, the idea was for this to be a one-time special, but it was such a hit that they turned it into a full-blown series. The show was characterized by gags, sketches and political themes.


Charlie Brown is known for what catchphrase?

"The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" aired from 1983 to 1985, with 18 episodes spanning 2 seasons. The show was based on the "Peanuts" comic strip.


"Hey hey hey!" is a catchphrase popularized by which character from the animated series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids?"

Fat Albert aired from 1972 to 1985, with 110 episodes spanning 8 seasons. The show was produced and hosted by Bill Cosby.


The villains of Scooby Doo are known for saying what?

If it weren't for the meddling Scooby Doo gang, those villains would have gotten away with their crimes! "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" aired from 1969 to 1971.


What TV personality is credited with popularizing the trademarked catchphrase "Let's get ready to rumble!"?

Michael Buffer began his career as a boxing ring announcer in 1982. He went on to work for HBO Boxing, where his catchphrase was born.


The Soup Nazi, a "Seinfeld" character, is known for what catchphrase?

"Seinfeld" aired from 1989 to 1998, with 173 episodes spanning 9 seasons. The Soup Nazi is known all over Manhattan for his quality food, but his strict, unreasonable policies earned him the title of Nazi.


"How sweet it is." was popularized by what show?

"The Jackie Gleason Show" ran from 1952 - 1970, with 156 episodes spanning 4 seasons. Following the setup of many talk shows, it opens with a monologue and includes sketch comedy.


Lurch from "The Addams Family" is credited with popularizing what catchphrase?

"The Addams Family" ran from 1964 - 1966, with 64 episodes spanning 2 seasons. Adding to Lurch's creepiness factor, he would often show up before the Addams had the chance to summon him with the bell.


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