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3rd Jun '17 7:38:12 AM FF32
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* In ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'', Jay Gatsby has a habit of calling people "old sport". It's eventually revealed via this trope that he picked this up from his old mentor Dan Cody.



* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', it's revealed that womaniser Barney used to be a hippie, and that his look, attitude and catchphrases all come from the guy who stole his girlfriend off him.

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* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', it's revealed that womaniser womanizer Barney used to be a hippie, and that his look, attitude and catchphrases all come from the guy who stole his girlfriend off him.



* In ''TheSimpsons'' episode ''Dangerous Curves Ahead'', we get a flashback to one of Homer's many catchphrases: When Homer and Marge are dating, they meet the newly-wed Flanderses for the first time. Homer initially likes Ned, but when they stop at a motel, Neddy says an unmarried couple can't share a room.

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* In ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode ''Dangerous Curves Ahead'', we get a flashback to one of Homer's many catchphrases: When Homer and Marge are dating, they meet the newly-wed Flanderses for the first time. Homer initially likes Ned, but when they stop at a motel, Neddy says an unmarried couple can't share a room.
30th May '17 6:31:03 PM nombretomado
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* "Two Cathedrals", the second-season finale of ''TheWestWing'' used this trope as the basis of the episode. President Jed Bartlet is prompted by [[spoiler: the death of his secretary, Mrs. Landingham]] to flash back to when he met her as a young boy. His mannerisms in the past (putting his hands in his pockets and smiling when he's made up his mind to do something other people will not like) are referenced to foreshadow his exact actions at the press conference he calls to announce he will, in fact, be running for re-election with a relapsing/remitting course of multiple sclerosis.

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* "Two Cathedrals", the second-season finale of ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' used this trope as the basis of the episode. President Jed Bartlet is prompted by [[spoiler: the death of his secretary, Mrs. Landingham]] to flash back to when he met her as a young boy. His mannerisms in the past (putting his hands in his pockets and smiling when he's made up his mind to do something other people will not like) are referenced to foreshadow his exact actions at the press conference he calls to announce he will, in fact, be running for re-election with a relapsing/remitting course of multiple sclerosis.
9th Apr '17 8:54:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': One of [[HangingJudge Judge Death]]'s catch phrases is "The Crime is Life, the Sentence is Death!". His OriginsEpisode shows him first using this phrase when, immediately after becoming an undead killing machine, he pays the Chief Judge of his homeworld a visit to execute and replace him. His fellow Dark Judges approve.
-->''"Now that is good!"''
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6th Apr '17 11:10:05 PM FF32
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' comic "Uprising" shows Tracer (Lena Oxton)'s first mission as a member of Overwatch. When she meets Torbjörn, he sarcastically greets her with "Looks like the cavalry's here". When Tracer became renowned herself, her catchphrase was "Cheers, love! The cavalry's here!"
-->'''Cadet Oxton :''' ...the cavalry's here... not bad... not half bad.




23rd Mar '17 3:58:24 PM StarTropes
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* Though not a catch phrase, there's the DopeSlap that Gibbs uses on ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. During a series of flashbacks in "Hiatus", it's revealed that he got it from his former boss, Mike Franks. That, and Rule #6: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness."
24th Feb '17 6:06:58 PM TheNicestGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' establishes "Go Team Venture" as the catch phrase of contemporary Hank and Dean Venture. However, in "Past Tense" we learn that it was inherited from the ''original'' Team Venture that were the comrades of their grandfather Jonas. Unlike Hank and Dean's own invocations, when reunited Team Venture say the phrase it causes epic theme music to play and a fancy logo to be superimposed over the screen.
-->'''Hank:''' Now ''that's'' how it's done!
24th Nov '16 8:18:31 PM DustSnitch
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A major character has some sort of {{catchphrase}} or other profound statement which defines his/her character. A Flashback to Catchphrase is a {{flashback}} which takes place before the series chronology (or at least before this major character was introduced) which shows the moment in which the phrase came into ''their'' vernacular.

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A major character has some sort of {{catchphrase}} or other profound statement which defines his/her character. A Flashback "Flashback to Catchphrase Catchphrase" is a {{flashback}} which takes place before the series chronology (or at least before this major character was introduced) which shows the moment in which the phrase came into ''their'' vernacular.
24th Nov '16 8:18:19 PM DustSnitch
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A major character has some sort of {{catchphrase}} or other profound statement which defines his/her character. A FlashbackToCatchphrase is a {{flashback}} which takes place before the series chronology (or at least before this major character was introduced) which shows the moment in which the phrase came into ''their'' vernacular.

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A major character has some sort of {{catchphrase}} or other profound statement which defines his/her character. A FlashbackToCatchphrase Flashback to Catchphrase is a {{flashback}} which takes place before the series chronology (or at least before this major character was introduced) which shows the moment in which the phrase came into ''their'' vernacular.
27th Oct '16 9:54:35 AM Plactus
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* The ''Series/BurnNotice'' prequel ''Film/TheFallOfSamAxe'' features the first time Sam used his GoToAlias of Chuck Finley, this time as a LineOfSightName from seeing the pitcher on the cover of a sports magazine.
6th Aug '16 6:05:10 PM damus2300
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* Subverted in ''Manga/BlackJack'' where Pinoko's origin episode still doesn't explain her CharacterTic of putting her hands to her cheeks and saying "Oh no!", which shocked Jack the first time. Apparently she just did it one day for no reason.
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