"Good night, and good luck."Closing out an episode or segment by way of something repeated by the host of a show or a character. This is very common in News Broadcasts, to help set the reporters and anchors apart from the crowd. It can often overlap with That's All, Folks! (if it's the outright end of the show) or The Stinger. A Sub-Trope of Catch-Phrase. A Sister Trope to "On the Next Episode of..." Catch Phrase, Ending Theme. Compare Every Episode Ending, So Once Again, the Day Is Saved.
— Edward R. Murrow, legendary CBS news anchor
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- Tony Cavolo usually ended commercials for his pizza restaurant chain Peter Piper Pizza by encouraging viewers to "Come on over, to Peter Piper Pizza!"
- Local El Paso, Texas business Popular Mattress: "Thank you very much, y muchas gracias."
- "Silly rabbit! Trix are for kids!"note
- Local Connecticut business Bob's Discount Furniture once used "Come on down!" as one. This hasn't been done in the last few years, though.
- It hasn't been done for quite some time, but toy commercials once concluded by saying that their product was "(new) from [company]", overlapping with Mad Libs Catchphrase.
- BY MARX!!!
- "It's Kenner! It's fun! Awwwk!"
- John Moschitta Jr. for Micro Machines: "Remember, if it doesn't say Micro Machines, it's not the real thing!" note
- When he was doing his promos for MTV, Denis Leary often (but not always) ended them by saying some variation of "I think you hear me knockin', and I think I'm comin' in!", followed by some final word related to what he was talking about.
- In Japan, a commercial for a "new product" will usually end with "shin hatsubai" or "hatsubai chu" note , the former prominently used in the 70's to mid 80's. Other variations of the latter also exist.
- Radio ads for Motel 6 end with spokesman Tom Bodett saying, "we'll leave the light on for ya."note
Anime & Manga
- The end credits for Sore ga Seiyuu! are set up as the main characters closing out their weekly radio show and ends with the line "Well everyone, see you next week! Good night!".
- Every episode of Space Battleship Yamato ended with the on-screen text, "Earth has [X] days to live".
- Some anime shows do this at the end of next episode previews, but that's another trope entirely.
- While it doesn't happen on every track, The Smothers Brothers would conclude a number of them on their album Aesop's Fables the Smothers Brothers Way with Dick saying "That's a good thing to a remember.", followed by Tom saying "Even if your not [various]" (although, this does become a Running Gag later on).
- Irish 'sit-down' comic Dave Allen:
"Good night, and may your God go with you."
- The Two Ronnies:
Ronnie Corbett: It's good night from me...
Ronnie Barker: ...and it's good night from him. Good night.
- Uncle Yo has "Live, laugh, glomp!"
Films — Live-Action
- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy: "Stay Classy, San Diego".
"Go fuck yourself, San Diego."
- Lampshaded and discussed in Bruce Almighty, when Bruce, who's gunning for an anchor job, remarks that he should come up with his own "signature sign-off" like "all the great anchors" had, using Walter Cronkite's (see below) as an example. He does eventually come up with his own: "And that's the way the cookie crumbles."
- The Truman Show offers a variation in that after finding out that his whole life is a lie and reaching the edge of his world (as far as the set goes) and confronting the director about how his life has been a lie he uses his usual catchphrase to sign off.
Beat "...In case I don't see ya, good morning, good afternoon, good evening and good night"
- In Richard Powell's Don Quixote, U.S.A. Eduardo, who serves as announcer for rebel group Los Descalzes' weekly radio broadcasts, signs off by saying "Good evening, and go with God."
- The Amanda Show would end with Amanda Bynes coming out on stage and saying "That's our show, I've gotta (insert funny/nonsensical action here). See ya!"
- American Idol: "Seacrest out!", borrowed from his radio show, and eventually dropped due to widespread ridicule.
- America's Funniest Home Videos: Bob Saget started out with "Keep those cameras rolling", but after one episode had Bob giving an impassioned monologue about safety while filming, switched to "Keep those cameras safely rolling," and follow it up with, "Honey...*insert comment to wife here*"note . Tom Bergeron's was "If you get it on tape, you could get it in cash." Eventually, it became "Upload to us! Get rich! Get famous!"
- America's Most Wanted: Host John Walsh would end every episode with "Until next time, I'm John Walsh, you've been watching Fox, and remember, you can make a difference!" to remind the viewers they could help the show's premise to catch dangerous criminals.
- Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?: Contestants would be prompted to say "My name is [X], and I am not smarter than a fifth grader." (Or "am smarter than a fifth grader" if they managed to win the top prize.) A number of contestants would insert their occupation or one of their accomplishments in the middle (probably in an attempt to save face in the case of losing), in the form of "My name is [X], and I may be [Y], but I am not smarter than a fifth grader."
- Bill Nye the Science Guy would almost always end an episode in the same place the episode started. He'd also add "Well, that's our show! Thanks for watching! Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go [do some activity related to the episode's subject]. See ya!"
- Candid Camera: "Don't be surprised if sometime, somewhere, someplace, when you least expect it, someone steps up to you and says... 'Smile, you're on Candid Camera!'" Often preceded by a variant of something like "So whether you're out shopping at the mall, going to the movies, or just relaxing at the cafe after a day at work..."
- Kristen Holt/Kristen Adams on G4's Cheat! would end every episode with "Until next time I'm Kristen Holt and you've been cheating." When the show was cancelled and demoted to a segment on X-Play she still ended the segment with the same sign off.
- During Charles Osgood's tenure as host from 1994 to 2016 on CBS News Sunday Morning, he would always sign off with "Please join us again next Sunday morning. Until then, I'll see you on the radio.". Once Jane Pauley succeeded him, she instead signs off with "Please join us when our trumpet sounds again next Sunday morning.".
- The Colbert Report: Stephen Colbert would sign off with ""That's it for the Report, everybody. Good night."
- Concentration: Hugh Downs and Bob Clayton signed off with "So long, and thanks for playing Concentration!"
- The Daily Show: "Here it is, your moment of zen." Stewart joked that he wanted "Keep fucking that chicken" to be his Signing-Off Catch-Phrase, but Ernie Anastos stole it. On Stewart's last-ever episode of the show, he instead closed with, "Here it is, my moment of zen," with said moment turning out to be Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band giving the show a Dance Party Ending to "Land of Hope and Dreams" and "Born to Run".
- Dave Allen At Large: "Good night, thank you, and may your God go with you."
- "For now, Dick Clark," *salute* "so long!"
- On one episode of Pyramid, celebrity contestant Dick Cavett asked the host just as he was about to deliver his sign off, "Who are you for now?" which at first just slightly confused him, and then, as he attempted to go forward (the show was ending after all), completely broke him up as the Brick Joke hit him.
- Dixon of Dock Green, "Goodnight all".
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: "I guess there's just one more thing to say: Welcome home, [X] family; welcome home!"
- On the original Family Feud, Richard Dawson would sign off with "Love ya, see ya here on the Feud." The 1998 revival with Louie Anderson had "Be good to your families, come back and see ours."
- Frasier: Frasier had a signature signoff at the end of his radio show: "Goodnight Seattle, and good mental health." When his brother hosted the show, he would open with the phrase "Let's get better!"
- The George Michael Sports Machine has the titular host (no, not him) conclude each episode with "Thank you for making us a part of your weekend.".
- Jeff Smith ended every episode of The Frugal Gourmet on PBS with "Until I see you again, this is The Frugal Gourmet. I bid you peace. Bye-bye."
- Get Set For Life: The early 2000's CBC children's programming block would always end with the hosts saying "And remember: Go out and play and have a blast of a day. See you next time!"
- Good Morning America: Sam Champion has "...here's what you can expect this morning."
- Green Acres: "This has been a Filmways presentation, dahling."
- The Groove Tube (1974). The news desk satire sketch ended with the line "Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow." This sign-off was borrowed directly from Tom Snyder's on NBC's "Tomorrow Show."
- Hee Haw: "So long everybody! We'll see you next week on... 'Hee Haw'!"
- Hollywood Game Night: "If you had half as much fun as I did, well then I had TWICE as much fun as you! [to the band] Dean Butterworth and the Scorekeepers, play us out!"
- How I Met Your Mother parodied this trope in season 4, when Robin feels threatened for not having one and going into an audition, she creates one at the spot, and it sounds bad:
Robin: From all of us here, at News 10, have a good evening... So good night, New York, and may the road ahead be lit with dreams and tomorrows... which are lit with dreams... also... Stand tall, New York. Trustworthy. Recycling... Wear a condom.
- "Folks, tomorrow more, but not better, because that's impossible. Here, on El Intermedio."
- "I Love Lucy is a Desilu production."
- Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer: "Keep looking up!"
- Jerry Springer: "'Til next time, from us all here in Chicago, take care of yourself...and each other."
- The Joy of Painting: Bob Ross would end every episode with "From all of us here, I want to wish you happy painting and God bless, my friends."
- "Julia Child Bon Appetite!" is how the famous chef would end every episode of every show and every special.
- Kamen Rider Ex-Aid always ends with the scene cutting out in an Ominous Visual Glitch and displaying the message "See you next game." Considering the show is video-game themed, it's likely a Shout-Out to Metroid.
- Laugh In:
Dan Rowan: Say goodnight, Dick.Dick Martin: Goodnight, Dick.
- Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous has Robin Leach ending each episode wishing his viewers "champagne wishes and caviar dreams."
- Lip Sync Battle has LL Cool J going "Knock em out the box, L! Knock em out L!" (in reference to his collaboration with Slick Rick in "Children's Story")
- Maury Povich signs off (on both A Current Affair and his own talk show) with, "Until next time, America!"
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Ted would wrap up his newscasts with, "This is Ted Baxter saying goodnight and good news."
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood always ended with Mr. Rogers' monologue about being yourself. "You always make each day a special day. You know how-by just your being you! There is no one else in the world quite like you. And people can like you just the way you are. I'll be back next time. Bye bye."
- Monster Garage would usually end with "The Big Schwag" saying "Jesse's got no time for (three things specific to the episode)! He's got metal to burn! And sparks to fly! The next Monster Garage challenge...is just...around...the bend!"
- One Tree Hill: Marvin "Mouth" McFadden used to sign off his Omaha news segments with "..And you've just heard a Mouthful!"
- Overhaulin usually ends with the "mark" saying "My name is (name) and I've just been overhauled."
- Password: Allen Ludden always ended his versions of the show with a password of the day.
- While it changed in every episode, Pee-Wee Herman would always conclude Pee-Wee's Playhouse with one that always ended with the secret word being said one more timenote just before leaving on his scooter.
- The Pet Psychic: Sonya Fitzpatrick always reminded us that "Animals are forever."
- Pimp My Ride would end with the car's owner saying "Thanks, MTV, for pimping my ride."
- Press Your Luck: Peter Tomarken: "Thanks for pressing your luck!"
- Starting in the late 80s, The Price Is Right:
- Bob Barker encouraged viewers to have their pets spayed or neutered. "Bob Barker reminding you, help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Goodbye everybody."
- In homage, Drew Carey continues to do this. His variant is "Thanks for watching! Don't forget to spay and neuter your pets! I'm _____ in Los Angeles, We'll see you next time on The Price is Right! Bye bye!"
- LeVar Burton ended every episode of Reading Rainbow with, "I'll/We'll see you next time!"
- Real TV: The John Daly episodes ended with "And remember, don't forget to take your camera with you. You never know when Real TV might happen.", later replaced with "...and until next time, we'll give you something to talk about."
- The Red Green Show: "Keep your stick on the ice."
- Individual segments featured this as well. His fireside chat-style speeches to middle-aged men always ended with "Remember, I'm pullin' for ya... we're all in this together." And the Handyman Corner concluded with the reminder that "if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Though as time went on he frequently followed up with "Now if you'll excuse me..." and a quip about what he intends to do with his latest creation, just before it usually goes horribly wrong or horribly right.
- Red Skelton: "Good night, and may God bless."
- Robot Wars would end with Craig Charles reciting a four-line poem about the episode's events that always ended "...on Robot Wars", after which Charles would salute the camera and say "Bye". Doubles as a Mad Libs Catchphrase.
- Any single member of the cast of Roundhouse: "Reprise the theme song and roll the credits!" In the final episode, everyone joined in to say it.
- Saturday Night Live would have various ways to end the "Weekend Update" segment.
- Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin borrowed the sign off from The Groove Tube, "Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow." Later borrowed again by Tina Fey.
- Most subsequent Update hosts have used this.
- Chevy would also sometimes end with "I'm Chevy Chase... and you're not," although mostly he used this as an opener.
- Dennis Miller: "That's the news and I — am — outta here!" (and then he'd usually either scrawl his signature with a huge flourish or throw the papers off his desk)
- Kevin Nealon: "I'm Kevin Nealon, and that's news to me."
- Colin Quinn: "I'm Colin Quinn, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!"
- "For Weekend Update, I'm Seth Meyers! Good Night!"
- Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin borrowed the sign off from The Groove Tube, "Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow." Later borrowed again by Tina Fey.
- On the more recent seasons of Sesame Street:
Murray: See you next time on the street! Peace!
- And before that, during The '90s, they would end every episode with a bumper called "Coming Soon On Sesame Street", showing a random clip from the next episode to air. After the clip was shown, Big Bird would say, "Toodleoo!" leading to the funding credits.
- And, of course, "Sesame Street was brought to you today by the letter _ and the number _." The Murray quote listed above would follow the "sponsor" ending.
- Champaign-Urbana's WCIA Channel 3 had kiddie show host Sheriff Sid (sometimes called Uncle Sid), who closed each show with advice for young viewers, including "remember those prayers", and then said "Adios, muchachos." (Here's his Facebook page.)
- Soul Train:
Don Cornelius: That oughta do it for a while. I hope we can do it again next week on these same stations, and you can bet your last money it's gonna be a stone gas honey. I'm Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love...peace...and...
- "Soul Train is a Don Cornelius production in association with... TRIBUNE Entertainment.
- "This has been a presentation of the Soul Train Television Network in association with", etc.
- Supermarket Sweep: David Ruprecht always closed out each episode with "The next time you're at the checkout counter and you hear the beep, think of all the fun you can have on Supermarket Sweep." Originally said by just Ruprecht, the contestants began joining in by 1992.
- Survivor: [to the contestants] "Grab your torches and head back to camp. Goodnight."
- Tales from the Darkside "The Darkside is always there, waiting for us to enter...waiting to enter US! Until next time, try to enjoy the DAYLIGHT!"
- They Think It's All Over: When Nick Hancock hosted the series, he signed off every episode by thanking the guests and saying, "My name's Nick Hancock, they think it's all over, it is now."
- The host of This Old House and its sister show Ask This Old House would end each show with every person currently on camera saying their name and the the host saying "For This Old House" or "For Ask This Old House."
- The sports blooper segment, "Spanning the World", always ends with the narrator saying something about "see you next time... if there is a next time".
- Al Roker ends his segment with "...and here's what's happening in your neck of the woods" — and it's always followed by weather from the local channel affiliate.
- Al's predecessor Willard Scott during The '80s had "Here's what's happening in your world this morning" or some variant of it, also followed by weather from the local NBC affiliate (which itself would be followed by Willard wishing happy birthday to a centenarian, which amazingly still happens today but on an infrequent basis).
- Most segments end with "With _____, I'm _____ and this is Today on NBC," unless it's the hour or half hour, then it's usually "...But coming up now, your local news."
- Top Gear: Jeremy Clarkson normally signs off with "And on that bombshell, it's time to end." On rare occasions, one of his co-presenters beats him to the punch.
- Bob Barker on Truth or Consequences: "...good-bye, hoping all your consequences are happy ones."
- The Two Ronnies:
Ronnie Barker: So, it's goodnight from me...
Ronnie Corbert: ...and it's goodnight from him.
- Wheel of Fortune:
Pat: Enjoy your evening, we'll see you next time!
Vanna: Bye bye!
- Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego had two:
- First, to cue the house band for the credits sequence:
Greg: [to the contestant] There's just one more thing I want you to do; you know what it is...
Contestant and Audience: Do it, Rockapella!
- The Chief would come on later in The Stinger with "This is Lynne Thigpen for Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, and remember: [two-line rhyming slogan for the ACME Detective Agency]"
- Its successor Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego went with "At ACME Time Net, history is our job, the future is yours!"
- First, to cue the house band for the credits sequence:
- The British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway ended with host Clive Anderson saying the names of the cast and crew, and finishing with, "And this is me, Clive Anderson, saying 'good night'. Good night!"
- The American version hosted by Drew Carey ended with "Thanks for watching. We'll see you next time."
- The syndicated U.S. edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with Cedric The Entertainer as host had him signing off with "Watch your wallet!".
- The Wil Wheaton Project: "Until next time-play more games!"
- Les Nessman of WKRP in Cincinnati eventually ended his news broadcasts with, "This is Les Nessman, saying, 'May the good news be yours.'" (A sign-off borrowed from real-life Miami news anchor Ralph Renick.)
- X-Play had "Game Over" for a while.
- Tom Kennedy: "It's not what you say that counts, it's what You Don't Say!!"
- Zacherley would end shows with "Good night, whatever you are!", in mockery of Jimmy Durante (see below.)
- Most Game Shows end with the announcer saying "This has been a *name of production company * production."
- Mark Lamarr used to end Never Mind the Buzzcocks with the Mad Libs Catchphrase "I've been Mark Lamarr, and [song lyric beginning "I", possibly misquoted]":
I've been Mark Lamarr, and I ain't afraid of no ghosts.
I've been Mark Lamarr, and I'm gonna party like it's 1998.
I've been Mark Lamarr, but I've never been to me.
- Heavy metal band Disturbed always ends concerts the same way, with lead singer/frontman David Draiman turning a chant into a sort of Call-and-Response Song. After which, Draiman will thank the city and promise to return soon, ending with "Peace!"
David: Say our name with us now! Together, my brothers and sisters, my blood! We are!
David: We are!
David: We are!
David: We all are!
- For many years on ABC's 20/20, one of the anchors, usually Hugh Downs, ended each broadcast by saying, "We're in touch, so you'll be in touch."
- ABC's Nightline ends with something to the effect of, "Watch Good Morning America tomorrow. They're working while you're sleeping."
- ABC's often irreverent World News Now had "Thanks for staying up with us" — at least when Aaron Brown and Lisa McRee weren't laughing too hard.
- H.R. Baukhage (see him here talking about working on Stars & Stripes) would growl "Baukhage talking" to lead off.
- Bill Beutel: "Good night, good luck, and be well." When he signed off for the last time before retiring, the news ticker in Times Square read "Good Luck, be well, Bill Beutel".
- When he co-anchored with Roger Grimsby, it was Grimsby who used a sign-off: "Hoping your news is good news, I'm Roger Grimsby."
- Sandra Bookman, WABC-TV weekend evening anchorwoman, has "We're coming back at 11. You should, too." and "Thanks for staying up with us." Her weeknight colleague, Diana Williams, has "We thank you for watching."
- Norman Brokenshire of CBS said "How do you do, ladies and gentlemen?" When he heard that other announcers were "borrowing" the line, he started going "How do you do, ladies and gentlemen? How DO you DO?"
- Walter Cronkite would close news broadcasts with, "And that's the way it is," followed by the date.
- In Toledo, Ohio, radio station 1370 WSPD had a newscast every weekday at 8:00 a.m. sponsored by Columbia Gas. Each one ended with "This is Don Edwards filing gas company newscast number (insert number here)." The count made it to 16,000 in 1979.
- Linda Ellerbee's sign-off catch phrase: "And so it goes."
- CBS News Sunday Morning host Charles Osgood always closes with, "I'll see you on the radio," a reference to his weekday "Osgood File" commentaries on Westwood One.
- Gabriel Heatter didn't seem to have a standard closing remark, but always started with "There's good news tonight!"
- The Huntley-Brinkley Report always closed with David Brinkley's "Good night, Chet." Followed by Chet Huntley's "Good night, David. And good night, for NBC News."
- Bill Jorgensen, who anchored WNEW-TV's "Ten O'Clock News" between 1967 and 1979, ended his broadcasts with this tongue-twister: "I'm Bill Jorgensen, thanking you for your time this time 'till next time."
- Edward R. Murrow ended his CBS News broadcasts with "Good night, and good luck" (hence the title of the 2005 biopic starring David Strathairn and George Clooney).
- Over on NBC, Earl Godwin closed off his news broadcast with "God bless you, one and all."
- On September 1, 1986, Dan Rather started using the sign-off "Courage" on the CBS Evening News. After negative public reaction and the pleas of his staff, he stopped using it on September 8. In defiance at having been basically forced to resign from the show in the aftermath of Rathergate, he reused it for his final broadcast.
- To be specific: On September 8, 2004, CBS' 60 Minutes began airing a series of reports on George W. Bush's National Guard service record. They were based on some memos supposedly in the files of Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian, and provided by Texas Army National Guard LtCol Bill Burkett to 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes. The memos, purporting to date from 1973, portrayed Bush as insubordinate and cowardly while in the Guard. Insufficient research and confirmation had been done ahead of time, and the memos were soon proved to be forgeries. Rather defended the memos on the air, believing the content was accurate even if the memos were faked. Four people lost their jobs at CBS, and Rather resigned. Rather had had little to do with the acceptance of the memos and the 60 Minutes broadcast, which is more like Mapesgate.
- Lloyd Robertson of CTV ended broadcasts with "And that's the kind of day it's been," also followed by the date.
- Louis Rukeyser would close every episode of Wall $treet Week with a gentle and warm wink at the camera before wishing the viewers a good night.
- Lowell Thomas always said, "And so long, until tomorrow!"
- Walter Winchell always began, "Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. North and South America and all the ships at sea! Let's go to press!" and ended with "And so, with lotions of love note this is your New York correspondent, Walter Winchell, who knows that all the lights on Broadway are never as bright as the candle in the window when you come home!" When he was in Florida, he would say "Miami Beach" instead of New York.
- Most broadcasts of the Philippine evening newscast TV Patrol ends with one of the anchors (Mostly Ted Failon or Noli De Castro) saying "Maraming Salamat at Magandang gabi, Bayan!" note In recent times, this is after the last talks between the anchors related to the last report of that episode.
- During World War II, news broadcasts kind of suspended the greetings/signoff thing as the news roundup came into being and reporters in key hotspots just gave matter-of-fact accounts of what they saw and heard. CBS' Roger Mudd has more about this in his book The Place To Be.
Some pro wrestlers do this at the end of their promos. Examples:
- Hulk Hogan: Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on YOU? (among many variations)
- Randy Savage: OH YEAH! (Dig it!)
- "If you SMELL....what The Rock is cookin'!
- "...and that's the bottom line, 'cause Stone Cold said so!"
- Tito Santana: ¡ARRIBA!note
- Strike Force! (with Rick Martel)
- ¡Olé! (as "El Matador")
- "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka: HOO! HOO! (Not always, though.)
- Rowdy Roddy Piper did this when he was hosting his "Piper's Pit" segment in the 1980s:
"Just when they think they've got all the answers, I change the questions!"
- The Burns and Allen Show. (Her saying, "Good night, Gracie" is a Beam Me Up, Scotty!.)
Gracie: [tells some bizaare non-sequitur story]
George: Say good night, Gracie.
Gracie: Good night.
- Inner Sanctum Mysteries had a chilling one. After a well-acted story loaded with Nightmare Fuel, the pleasant voice of your host, Raymond, would intone:
"Good night. Pleasant dreams, hmm?"
- The same ending was later used by the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.
- Quiet, Please: "And so, until next week at this same time, I am quietly yours, Ernest Chappell."
- Dr. Demento radio show (a long-running, syndicated radio show featuring comedy and novelty songs): "Don't forget to stay demented!"
- Years ago, on WWDC in the Washington Metro area, morning shock jock Doug "The Greaseman" Tracht used to sign off with the phrase, "As they say back in old Mexico City... AMF!" (an acronym meaning "Adios, motherfucker").
- The Jimmy Durante Show: "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are."
- Fibber McGee and Molly always ended with Molly's cheerful "Goodnight, all."
- Car Talk:
Tom: Remember, don't drive like my brother.Ray: And don't drive like my brother.
- This American Life always ends with a quote from some part of that week's show, taken out of context and humorously attributed to creator Torey Malatia. The only time they didn't do this was when they reported on Mike Daisey's faked anecdotes in his story about Chinese Foxconn workers.note
Ira. WBEZ management oversight for our program by our boss, Mr. Torey Malatia. And I think this is a week I am just not in the mood for an extra quote here from Torey.
- I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue has a Signing Off Mad Libs Catch Phrase which goes something like "And so as the <noun> of <meaniningless meaningful word> <adjectives> the <noun> of <meaningless meaningful word> and <either the same pattern again or some sort of pun on the first clause>, I notice it's the end of the show. So from the teams, myself, and the good people of <town>, goodbye." For example:
Humph: And so as the loose-bowelled pigeon of Time swoops low over the unsuspecting tourist of Destiny, and the flatulent skunk of Fate wanders into the air-conditioning system of Eternity...
- Paul Harvey had his "Paul Harvey… Good day!" for Paul Harvey's News and Comment, and "And now you know… the rest of the story!" for The Rest of the Story.
- Garrison Keillor ends his Writers' Almanac segments with, "Be well... do good work... and keep in touch."
- And his "news from Lake Wobegon" monologue on A Prairie Home Companion always ends with, "That's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."
- Rev. J. Vernon McGee, whose Through the Bible program still runs through a five-year cycle to explore the entire Bible, verse by verse, closed off with "May God richly bless you, my beloved," a paraphrase of Psalm 115:14.
- The far less tolerant Pastor J.C. Dove used to thunder "It DOES make a difference what you believe!!!" at signoff. Rev. Dove, whose show originated at WHOW in Clinton, Illinois, was still active in 1980.
- Many radio and television evangelists will usually close their broadcasts with "(May) God bless you".
- The Blimey Cow Podcast always ends with Jordyn telling the audience "Don't be messy". Occasionally, however, they will roll outtakes after the fact.
- Stephen Hill and Anna Turner's landmark New Age music program Hearts of Space, founded in 1973, has ended since February 1990 with Stephen's gentle "Safe journey, space fans... wherever you are." This reassuring signoff may have come from the fact that many early listeners were (and some probably still are) mind trippers, using the broadcast to accompany contemplative LSD sessions.
- The Dr. Laura radio show ended with "Now, go take on the day." Later on it became "Now, go do the right thing."
- The late St. Louis Cardinals radio announcer Jack Buck always ended his broadcasts with, "Thanks for your time, this time; until next time, so long for just a while."
- Simiarly, late Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Joe Nuxhall was well known for ending with his phrase, "This is the old left-hander, rounding third and heading for home," which was put on display outside the ballpark when the Reds opened the Great American Ballpark in 2003.
- Jean Shepherd (of A Christmas Story fame) would sign off his '70s show on New York's WOR with, "Remember, kiddies: keep your knees loose and your glove well-oiled."
- Bob & Ray:
"This is Ray Goulding, reminding you to write if you get work...""...Bob Elliott, reminding you to hang by your thumbs."
- And from Casey Kasem: "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!"
- Ace Attorney games usually end with a huge setup to have Phoenix yell "OBJECTION!" one more time.
- The Metroid series, starting with Super Metroid, displays the message "See you next mission."
- The trailers for Portal 2 have Cave Johnson signing off with "Cave Johnson, we're done here!"
- Jane Valderama, in Saints Row: The Third, signs off on every broadcast after a story mission with "This is Jane Valderama, with your Steelport [X]."
- The Squid Sisters from Splatoon end their news broadcasts thusly:
Callie: Until next time...
Both: Staaaay fresh!
- In-universe, Homestar Runner says at the end of every episode of his show "The Show", "CHANT! WORDS! TOGETHER!"
- The Scathing Atheist and its multiple spinoff shows have some unique ones. At the end of headlines, Heath is prone to shouting the names of games. This started with "Jumanji!", usually, and then moved on to "Boggle!" or "Scrabble!"
- Heath Enwright lampshades this by ending every episode of the Skepticrat with "Catchphrase Signoff."
- The signoff for God Awful Movies are variations on a man from Brooklyn telling you to go fuck yourself.
- 90's Kid of Atop the Fourth Wall ends his scenes with:
"I'm '90's Kid, and what you see is what you get!"
- Andre the Black Nerd usually ends his videos with "If you're new here, tickle that subscribe button. I made new nerdy videos all week, every week. I love you like I play cousin. I'm outie 5000! Chain Chomp! Whomp! (put his hand on the camera)" At one point, he tried to remove the "Chain Chomp" part, but eventually did it again after the fans said they missed it.
- Anna Akana ends several of her videos with, "Stay awesome, Gotham."
- Copyright issues with DC Comics made her temporarily change it to, "I'm Anna Akana. You stay awesome."
- After her cameo in Marvel's Ant-Man, Anna remarked that she might have to change her catchphrase to something Marvel-related. On the spot, she came up with, "I'm Anna-Man. Stay Marvelous", which didn't stick.
- The Angry Joe Show:
"I'll see you guys on the next Angry Joe Show."
- Usually adding "Until next time" before that.
- Film Brain has one for Bad Movie Beatdown:
"I'm Mathew Buck, beating down bad movies everywhere."
- And Projector:
"I'm Mathew Buck fading out."
- And Projector:
- Doug Walker does this for a lot of his characters.
- The Nostalgia Critic both ends and begins his reviews with the same catch phrase.
"I'm The Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to."
- For Bum Reviews:
"This is Chester A. Bum saying, Change! You got change? Aw come on, help a guy out, will ya?! C'mon, change!"
- For Ask That Guy with the Glasses
"This is That Guy With The Glasses saying there is no such thing as a stupid question until you ask it."
- For Video Game Confessions:
"You see a lot of strange things as a bartender. You see a lot of strange things at the Pixel Palace. So, I see a lot of strange things as a bartender at the Pixel Palace. And that ain't no lie. Swear to it"
- The Nostalgia Critic both ends and begins his reviews with the same catch phrase.
- Moviebob ends his Big Picture segments with "I'm Bob, and that's The Big Picture."
- Feed Dump always ends with "There may be better sources for news, but they don't have this hat."
- Stuart Ashen himself doesn't have one, but when he encounters the phrase "Stay Fresh Cheese Bags", he notes that sounds like something an Eighties children's TV mascot would use as one.
- "I'm Scott Manley — Fly safe!"
- Jesse Cox ends his videos with "And, as always, To Be Continued."
- "My name's been TotalBiscuit, and I'll see you next time!"
- Brian Phelps, host of The Brian And Jill Show signs off episodes with "Be good humans." He did the same thing on the radio in the Mark & Brian Radio Program.
- Mark Crilley ends his YouTube videos with "I'll be back with another one... real soon!"
- "I'm Diamanda Hagan and I have to live with that every day."
- That SciFi Guy and
''Here's your sci-fi clip of the week.'
- For THAC0's Hammer (the AD&D 2nd Edition podcast) the co-hosts say their good-byes and ends with "...and I'm DM Glen and we'll see you next time when the hammer comes down on THAC0's Hammer! (hits desk). Bye bye!"
- All three Vsauce hosts (mostly Michael) end their videos with "And as always, thanks for watching."
- Talkin' Toons with Rob Paulsen
Rob: "Laughter is the best medicine and the cool thing is, you can't OD and the refills are free."
- Can be seen on VlogBrothers: "John/Hank, I'll see you Tuesday/Friday". John's episodes of Crash Course always end with "Thanks for watching, and as we say in my home town, Don't Forget To Be Awesome."
- Screen Junkies: Hal Rudnick says bye bye and gives an unmanly, undignified wave.
- The Rap Critic ends with "You don't have to like my opinion, but I don't have to like your song."
- Two Best Friends Play: The "Matt and Woolie's Old School Playthroughs" always end with some variation on "We had childhoods, and Pat did not."
- Cecil from Welcome to Night Vale ends almost every episode with "Good night, Night Vale, good night."
- Chuggaaconroy: "Next time on (game X), we'll be(action Y)! See you guys then!"
- Online video game tutorial-maker and commentator The War Owl always ends his episodes by saying "I'm the War Owl, and I still... have no closer."
- "WHO WON? WHO'S NEXT? YOU DECIDE! EPIC RAP BATTLES OF HISTORY!!"
- You've just had the almost imponderable joy of watching Charlieissocoollike, which makes you, like, cool!
- At the end of most of his videos during the stingers, Matthew Santoro will say "bye" in a snobby accent.
- "But hey, that's *insert relevant meme picture here* JUST A THEORY! A Game Theory! Thanks for watching!"
- Used by A Dose of Buckley for his side series.
- Musical Autopsy: "This has been Musical Autopsy... bag it and tag it."
- Advice No One Asked For: "I'm Buckley, and you're welcome."
- Scumbags of the Internet: "So thanks to today's Scumbag of the Internet...for making us all feel better by knowing no matter what we do in life, we'll always be better than they are."
- Bad Head: "And they say there's no such thing as Bad Head."
- Toy reviewer EmGo always ends his videos with the same fairly lengthy catchphrase: "This is EmGo saying remember, you don't stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing. Be geek, be proud, palm in your face" note
- Jim Sterling uses "...and thank god for me." at the end of his Jimquisition videos.
- AlphaOmegaSin ends most of his videos with:
Nerds, nerdettes, and gamers, game the fuck on!
- At the end of every episode of Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, after thanking the crew, he holds up his mug saying:
Kevin: Until next time, and as always...get outta my face.''
- Whenever sidekick Samm Levine hosts when Kevin's away, he ends the episode:
Samm:Until next time...fuck off.
- Whenever sidekick Samm Levine hosts when Kevin's away, he ends the episode:
- miniminter of the Ultimate Sidemen: "Thank you guys for watching... (puts hand doing a V sign to his forehead) and... (flicks hand to the camera) See ya!"
- Jeremy Jahns ends his reviews with this: "So, [Title], have you seen it? What did you think about it? Whatever you think, comment below, let me know! And as always, if you like what you've seen here and you want to see more, click right here to see more!" *punches screen*
- "Next time on Game Grumps!" At first, this was followed by a joke "And Now for Someone Completely Different" To Be Continued, but this was eventually shortened to this. Now, Dan often has to say to Arin that "it's time for "next time on Game Grumps"" when the latter is lost in his "Just One More Turn" madness.
- "Thank you guys for watching, and of course stay tuned on GameXplain for more on [the subject of the video] and other things gaming too. Until next time, bye!"
- The YouTube channel Life Noggin ends their videos with, "As always, I'm Blocko. This has been Life Noggin. Don't forget to keep on thinking."
- Sam & Mickey usually close their Stop Motion videos with dolls of themselves bidding the viewers, "Love, Sam...and Mickey!"
- YouTuber TheRealNinjaBoy: "This has been NinjaBoy and I will be back later with more '[name of game]' (or "something else" minus the "more" if it's the last episode of an LP). See you guys... then." *Smash to Black*
- YouTuber and Let's Player JackSepticEye
Jack: Anyway, thank you guys so much for watching this video. If you liked it, punch that like button in the face LIKE A BOSS! And, hi-fives all around. Wh-psh! Wh-psh! Thank you guys and I'll see all you dudes IN THE NEXT VIDEO!
- YouTuber Some Call Me Johnny
Johnny: Thank you for watching, have a fantastic night, and take care.
- YouTuber The Rageaholic
The Rageaholic: I'm Razorfist! God-fucking-speed!
- The Resistance with Keith Olbermann usually ends with Olbermann saying forcefully "RESIST!", then holding up his hand and saying, more softly, "Peace." This gesture and "Peace" were originally used by Dave Garroway, the first host of the Today show. Quieter episodes, often addressed to Trump supporters ("is this the America you want?"), end with a simple "Thanks for listening".
- Looney Tunes shorts ended with the line "That's all, folks!", often spoken by Porky Pig.
- In almost every incarnation of the series, Scooby-Doo would end the episode with a call of "Scooby-Dooby-Doo!"
- The Powerpuff Girls would end with The Narrator saying, "So Once Again, the Day Is Saved, thanks to The Powerpuff Girls!", or some variant thereof.
- The Stinger on Muppet Babies always had Animal say "Go bye-bye!" and laughing.
- Tiny Toon Adventures has several characters end the credits with a line, and who says what gets shifted.
- The Weekenders has Tino's "Later days!" (Other characters, when they assume narrator duties, will usually say it in his stead).
- Pinky and the Brain: "Come, Pinky. We must prepare for tomorrow night." "Why, Brain? What are we going to do tomorrow night?" "The same thing we do every night, Pinky: Try to Take Over the World!"
- Johnny Gomez ends Celebrity Deathmatch with "Good fight, good night".
- Grojband has Corey say "Thanks for coming out, everyone!" before slamming a garage door that appears out of nowhere.
- The Brave Little Toaster has the radio (who frequently talks like a World War II radio broadcaster) doing one at the end of the movie just as Rob (AKA: "the master") is about to take them with him to college:
Radio: "From the starlight roof high atop the Ritz, we wish our intrepid little friends the best of luck, and a fond farewell!"
- The Super Mario Bros. Super Show: "Until next time, everybody, do the Mario!"
- Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?: Carmen finishes every episode in a short conversation with "the player" (who is little more than an Audience Surrogate that provides an in-universe reason for characters to address the Fourth Wall), and signs off with "See you next crime."
- Hulk And The Agents Of SMASH: "Hulk, out."
- Braingamesnote has them in almost every segment:
- Now it's time to close the book of Wrongovia. The sun is coming up! So it's time to say good night! I bid you farewell, with a fond HELLO-O!.note
- "That's it for Safari Solitaire, my favorite (card) game! (alligator bites narrator's finger) HELP! When's the next bus to Texas?"
- "Game over; Earplay now out."
- The various "word scramble" games had ones that were different between each game in which there was a summary of each (scrambled) word that was used in that segment.
- On ToddWorld, Todd ends each story by summarizing the story's moral and then telling us "See you next time. Love, Todd."
- Before 24 hour TV and radio stations became common place (and still used if a station needs goes off the air for something like maintenance), most stations would say something to the effect of "Thank you for watching, and have a good night" or "[insert call sign here] now ends our broadcast day, to return to the air tomorrow morning at [time]" shortly before shutting down for the night. They were legally required to give the name of the company that owned the station, plus the broadcast site, frequency, wattage and location of transmitter and antenna. Stations also usually had a musical Signing Off Catch Phrase in the form of the national anthem of whatever country the station is in, which is also a legal requirement in countries like the United States or Mexico. Many ended off with an hour or so of The Test Pattern.
- Every Olympic Games (whether summer or winter) is closed out by the IOC president with some variation of the following:
And now, in accordance with tradition, I declare the Games of the [ordinal number of Summer Olympics] Olympiad/[ordinal number of Winter Olympics] Olympic Winter Games closed, and I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now in [next host city] to celebrate the Games of the [next ordinal number of Summer Olympics] Olympiad/[next ordinal number of Winter Olympics] Olympic Winter Games.
- Between the Second and Third Punic Wars, Roman senator Cato the Elder ended every single one of his speeches with "Carthaga delenda est" - "Carthage must be destroyed." - even if his speech was completely unrelated to Carthage. In 146 BC, Rome made good on that when it completely destroyed Carthage in the Third Punic War.