- “Bang, zoom…straight to the moon!” — The Honeymooners (1955) A spin off of The Jackie Gleason Show, The Honeymooners introduced various catchphrases. When easily bothered Brooklyn bus driver Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) felt trapped by his wife Alice (Audrey Meadows), he used this line, or others like it on her. He would never carry through with these ridiculous threats, and instead he’d come back with a loving “Baby, you’re the greatest.”
“Danger, Will Robinson!”— Lost in Space (1965-1968)
Given its timeless reputation, you’d think The Robot on Lost in Space was always moving its circuitry around like a crazy person and bailing space castaway Will Robinson out of every kooky situation he got into. However, it was actually only spoken once on the show, later on in its run, becoming a all-favorite catchphrase for generations to follow.
- “Book ’em, Danno!” — Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980)Whenever the bad guy was caught at the end of each episode, Det. Lieutenant Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) would turn to his sidekick, officer Danny Williams (James MacArthur), and say his famous catchphrase.
- “Stifle!” — All in the Family (1971-1979)This command was given out by the lovable grump, Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor) whenever his so-called “dingbat” wife Edith (Jean Stapleton) messed up—which seemed to happen in almost each and every episode The couple would always reconcile in the end of the episode, though.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afvzQCQmTU4
“Who loves ya, baby?” — Kojak (1973-1978)
This catchphrase goes along with Telly Savala’s (tough but rational) NYPD lieutenant character Theo Kojak. This line is often said through the Tootsie Roll Pops (as cigarette smoking was no longer cool to see on TV).
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