Vworp Vworp Explanation The sound the TARDIS makes when it lands or takes over, according to a sound effect in a Doctor Who Magazine comic when it first started back in 1979. This has stuck as the "official" transcription of the sound.
Also known as a wheezing, groaning noise. Explanation The phrase Terrance Dicks would invariably use to describe the same sound effect, from the mid-1970's onwards.]]
"EX-TER-MIN-ATE!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]What Daleks scream before they kill people. Arguably the single most well-known meme of the series. The Daleks first appeared in 1963. They gained the catchphrase in 1965.
Likewise, there's also, "DELETE!" Explanation What New Series Cybermen say before they kill people
These memes are stored behind the sofa. Explanation It was (and is) a meme for decades that Doctor Who was so terrifying children could only watch it while hiding behind the sofa.
Yes, but does he have gravitas? Explanation A frequent fan demand is that the Doctor and/or the series have gravitas.
X is a Time Lord and Y is his TARDIS. Explanation It's become an unavoidable meme around This Very Wiki's Wild Mass Guessing sections to make the guess that a certain character with potentially qualifying traits is a Time Lord. Some guesses become as specific as this guy is the Doctor and/or that guy is the Master.
Oh, you've redecorated! I don't like it. Explanation Variant of similar lines said by the Second, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors referring to the redressing of locations they've previously visited (and in the case of the Tenth Doctor, his future self having changed of the desktop theme inside his TARDIS) and different points in different episodes.
"Look at the size of that thing!"
"Yes Jamie, it is a big one"Explanation A dialogue exchange between Jamie and the Second Doctor in "The Faceless Ones", referring to an airliner. Commonly used in Who fandom to draw attention to any moment of Ho Yay or general sexual innuendo.
"Reverse the Polarity of the neutron flow!" Explanation Said precisely once by the Third Doctor (and again in an anniversary reunion special specifically for the joke of him saying it), adopted by the fans as the standard line of Technobabble the Doctor uses.
"Would you like a jelly baby?" Explanation The Fourth Doctor always carried a bag of jelly babies with him and had a tendency to offer them to everyone, even if they were trying to kill him. The Eighth Doctor homaged this in the 1996 movie and the The Master did so in "The Sound of Drums".
...of Rassilon!Explanation Nearly every Time Lord artifact was named "The X of Rassilon".
No, not the mind probe!Explanation The most famous instance of Narm in the entire series. The actor simply could not say the line without the bizarre inflection. Word of God has it that Terrance Dicks included the line to reference a more obscure use of the same line in the earlier Frontier in Space, in order to make fun of it. In so doing, he surpassed the original.)
"My dreeeeeeams of CONQUEST!" Explanation Soldeed from "The Horns of Nimon" is probably the most hammy villains in the series' history. Ever.
NUZZING IN ZE VORLD CAN SHTOP ME NOW!!!! Explanation Professor Zaroff from The Underwater Menace rivals even Soldeed for his hamminess. End of Part Three.
WAKING OR SLEEPING, YOU CAN NEVER ESCAPE ME TURLOUGH!Explanation The Black Guardian's threat to his unwilling agent Turlough, who he recruited to kill the Doctor.
The Angels Have The Phonebox. Explanation An in-verse meme, from a line in the Doctor's messages he hid on some DVDs and popular amongst the people attempting to understand them.
"Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast, faster than you can believe. Don't turn your back, don't turn away, and don't blink... good luck." Explanation The Doctor's warning to two people about to be attacked by the Weeping Angels.
Rat-tat-tat-tat, Rat-tat-tat-tat....Explanation The drum beats (later revealed to be the heartbeat of a Time Lord) that constantly plague the Master, used as part of his global hypnotism network and a sign of his control of the planet. Try getting it out of your head after the fact.
I'm so... Hungry! Explanation The Master says this before eating people and leaving them as The Faceless.
"Harriet Jones, Prime Minister". "Yes, we know who you are." Explanation The reaction whenever Harriet Jones introduces herself as "Harriet Jones, Prime Minister". Began as a joke, ended as a Tear Jerker.
Never stop crying, Emo John Smith. Explanation When the Tenth Doctor becomes John Smith in "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood", he cries. A lot.
BARROWMAN!! *shakes fist* Explanation David Tennant's standard exclamation toward John Barrowman one-upping him at something on a Doctor Who-themed episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
From "The Waters of Mars": "The Time-Lord Victorious" and "The laws of time are mine and they will obey me!" Explanation The Doctor decides that with the Time Lords gone the laws of Time are his now, and he doesn't have to obey the concept of "fixed points in time".
From "The End of Time": There's a lot of photos with John Simm's head pasted on yay...Explanation (spoilers) The Master possesses every person on the planet, superimposing his own image on theirs'. Cue scenes with dozens of John Simm.
"God bless the cactuses!" "That's 'cacti'." "That's racist!" Explanation A scene from "The End of Time", where Wilfred and the Doctor are rescued by green, prickly-faced aliens.
Worst! Rescue! EVER! Explanation The Doctor is still stuck in the bondage chair as the "cactuses" rescue him.
Bad Wolf Explanation The Arc Words for series 1/season 27. Used again in the end of series 4/season 30.
Vote Saxon Explanation A background detail in many episodes of series 3/season 29. Becomes vital when it is revealed Harold Saxon is the Master's pseudonym.
Bananas are good. Explanation The Doctor mentions several times in "The Empty Child" about the benefits of bananas. Used again in "The Girl in the Fireplace".
Fish Fingers and CustardExplanation During his post-regeneration confusion, the Eleventh Doctor tries to find what food he likes, fish fingers and custard being one of his experiments.
"I am definitely a madman with a box." Explanation The Eleventh Doctor again, this time dispelling any confusion about whether he is a madman.
"Hey! Who turned out the lights?" Explanation A repeated line said by one of the people killed by the Vashta Nerada in "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead", caught in a loop in a communication device.
Mighty Morphin Dalek Rangers. Explanation Refers to the brightly-colored new Dalek designs that debuted in "Victory of the Daleks", which were highly unpopular with most fans.
Gallifrey Base has "Who the hell is Rory?" It became scarily appropriate after the episode "Cold Blood" aired.
"Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically, run."Explanation The Doctor says this and variations to many people. Also a fairly comprehensive summary of the post-2005 revival.
Spoilers!Explanation River's response to the Doctor asking questions about his future.
Hello, Sweetie! Explanation River's usual greeting to the Doctor.
LORD UP IN OF THIS TIME BITCH◊Explanation A popular misreading of an image macro reading "Lord of time up in this bitch" caused by ambiguous word placements leading people to think the words are meant to be read as three rows instead of two columns.
The Master's gassing of the Cabinet Ministers is one whole meme. "It's a gas mask."Explanation The Master comes prepared.
The BBCis soooo up to date... Explanation The Beeb's tendency to archive bonus Doctor Who material (Confidential, etc.) online several years after the opportune stories aired.
Goddamit Steve! Explanation Steve is the Fan Nickname of the Silent who unknowingly told the human race in post-hypnotic suggestion to kill the Silence.
"Why am I watching this? How does it look different than any other video of the moon landing?" Explanation Comments on clips of the above scene reference the fact that humans don't see "Steve" but only remember the hypnotic suggestion. So why is the clip so popular? Oh, wait, I got it!
WHERE! IS! MY! WIFE! Explanation From Rory's confrontation with the Cybermen in "A Good Man Goes To War".
Amazing Chuck-Norris-style compilation of Rory's deeds here◊. Warning, major spoilers up to series 6/season 32's midseason finale.
Photoshopping the Eyepatch Lady onto everything possible (album covers, other walls, historical events) has become a meme over on Gallifrey Base, with some images toeing the Memetic Molester line.
Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All, taught Voldemort everything he knows◊. And he still failed. Screw him. Explanation Craig Owens' baby son, Alfie, from the episode "Closing Time", prefers to go by "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All", according to the Eleventh Doctor, who speaks baby. This has led to Alfie becoming a Memetic Badass. Combine it with Rory and you get "Stormageddon once met Rory Williams. It was called THE TIME WAR."
The Gunslinger from "A Town Called Mercy" looks like Kryten from Red Dwarf.
"Yo dog, I heard you like 'The Doctor's Daughter', so we put the Doctor's daughter in the Doctor's daughter." Explanation This variation of the "yo dog" meme concerns how David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor) and Georgia Moffett (Jenny, the Tenth Doctor's daughter) have a daughter together. Georgia is the daughter of Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor.
On December 21st 2012, The Doctor saved the Earth.Explanation Stems from the long-past 2012 doomsday/apocalypse phenomenon.
I don't know where I am. Explanation People's minds trapped in a wi-fi network, in "The Bells of Saint John".
Do NOT skip Nine. Explanation The Ninth Doctor, the first Doctor since the show returned in 2005, isn't as popular as the Tenth Doctor and only existed for a single season, but his era contains many plot points which continue into the Tenth Doctor's era and also contains a couple of fan-favourite episodes.
After "The Name of the Doctor" it became: We all skipped Nine!Explanation, major spoilers The "War Doctor", played by John Hurt, isn't "counted" as a Doctor, and had his existence revealed in 2013, several years after the Christopher Eccleston era, as a "secret" incarnation between the Eighth and Ninth Doctors who fought in the Time War. As a result, the "ninth" Doctor was arguably "skipped" over by the narratives.
CAPALDI INTENSIFIES! Explanation The brief shot featuring a portion of Capaldi's face looking stern in The Day of the Doctor
Sneeze hard enough and you'll turn into Capaldi Explanation The 11th Doctor changed into the 12th Doctor so quickly and so suddenly that many people say the 11th Doctor sneezed and turned into the 12th.
Kidneys! Explanation 12th Doctor's first words.
Lots of planets have a Scotland. Explanation Reaction to the 12th Doctor speaking in Capaldi's natural Scottish accent. Inspired by the 9th Doctor's response to why he sounds like he's from the North.