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Memes: Radio
Just because the internet didn't exist back then, doesn't mean that radio had a few popular phrases that stuck to everyone's mind.


Please add entries in the following format:
  • The name of the radio program.
    • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.


  • "Hello to Jason Isaacs." Explanation 
    • Now this meme hasn't spread a lot on the Internet, but it seems to be appearing in increasingly bizarre situations in real life. See for instance:
      • Someone saying hello to Isaacs in their marriage speech.
      • Someone else, having met Kermode in a hospital, actually saying hello on the tannoy.
      • A sign in the rally to restore sanity.
      • A writer at the Tonight Show with Jay Leno is apparently a fan of Kermode's show and has been including the sentence in a few graphics. Said writer sent an e-mail to Kermode and Mayo and can be heard here (with the images included).
      • Then an engineer working for Google (UK) joined in. So as of February 10th, 2012, when you type "Jason Isaacs" on google.co.uk, this is what comes up.
      • The words "Hello to Jason Isaacs" have been uttered on Swedish radio.
      • Jason's been greeted on Cycling Magazine.
      • And of course, Jason Isaacs's mentioned this happening to him.
  • The Goon Show:
    • "You've got the dreaded lurgi" Explanation 
    • "He's fallen in the wa-ter!"
    • "It's all in the mind, you know."
  • Fibber McGee and Molly: Not the hall closet! Explanation 
  • Paul Harvey: Good day!
    • And now you know... the REST of the story! Explanation 
  • Feminazis. Explanation 
  • You Bet Your Life:
    Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, don't tell a soul, but the secret word tonight is 'meme', 'M-E-M-E'".
    Groucho Marx: Really?!
    Announcer: You Bet Your Life!
    • Explanation: This is how the show usually started.
    • "And now, here he is: the one, the only, (Studio Audience: GROUCHO!)" ("Is that bum still in town? Oh, that's me!")
  • The Adam And Joe show on BBC 6 Music gave us "STEPHEN!"
  • "Don't touch that dial!" originated on the Blondie radio series in the '40s.


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