- Many tropers from the European continent should be familiar with this one, having been exposed to it often enough (and counting):
James: Same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?
Miss Sophie: Same procedure as every year, James!
- Follies has a Catch Phrase spread among four characters:
Young Sally: Hi.
Young Ben: Girls.
Young Phyllis: Ben.
Young Buddy: Sally.
- Various characters in Gypsy, in the Show Within a Show sequences: "Hello, everybody! My name is _____. What's yours?" Used first by Baby June, then by her older version, Dainty June. After June leaves the show, the phrase passes to Louise, and is sarcastically appropriated by Rose in "Rose's Turn."
- In The King and I, the King has "etcetera, etcetera, etcetera." Also, less often: "is a puzzlement."
- In On The Razzle, by Tom Stoppard, the Servile Snarker Melchior uses the word "Classic" constantly. This leads to the following exchange with his new employer-
Zangler: Only you'll have to stop using that word. It's stupid.
Melchior: There's nothing stupid about the word. it's just the way some people use it without discrimination.
Zangler: Do they?
Melchior: Oh, yes. It's absolutely classic.
- Fastrada in Pippin: "After all, I'm just an ordinary housewife and mother, just like all you housewives and mothers out there."
- Punch and Judy. Punch's famous Catch Phrase is "That's the way to do it!"
- The Arab in The Time Of Your Life: "No foundation. All the way down the line." He rarely says anything other than this cryptic comment.
- Numerous characters from Gilbert & Sullivan operettas have catchphrases:
- Lady Jane in Patience: "Crushed, again!"
- Every appearance of the Bridesmaids in act I of Ruddigore is marked by the song "Hail the bridegroom, hail the bride" - eventually leading to other characters yelling at them and chasing them off.
- As well, when Captain Corcoran, a character from H.M.S. Pinafore, reappears in Utopia, Limited, he tells how the British Navy "never runs a ship ashore" - leading to his catchphrase from ten operas previous: "What never?" "No, never." "What, never?" "Well... hardly ever!"
- Similar use of catchphrases appear in Patience and Gilbert's solo work, Engaged.
- In The Book of Mormon:
- Elder Cunningham's favorite phrase is "Tomorrow is a Latter Day!" Ironically, he barely gets in a few lines in the song of that name.
- Gotswana repeats his line "I have maggots in my scrotum" at several (in)appropriate moments.
- In The Rose Tattoo, Alvaro announces his entrances with the happy greeting "Rondinella felice!"