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:
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.