"Take the case of your automobiles
Greatest invention since man discovered wheels
But you never can find a parking space
— Leonard Nimoy, "Highly Illogical"
Lisa: And now you can go back to just being you, instead of a one-dimensional character with a silly catchphrase.
Homer: (smashes lamp) D'oh!
Bart: Aye caramba!
Maggie: (sucks pacifier)
Mr. Burns: Eeeeeeexccellent.
(shot on Lisa, pregnant pause)
Lisa: If anyone wants me, I'll be in my room. (leaves)
Homer: What kind of a catchphrase is that?!
—Fujin and Raijin, Final Fantasy VIII
Tick: Step one — we must choose battle cries! You know, the kind of cries we emit right before leaping into battle!
Arthur: Oh, you mean like "Not in the face! Not in the face!"?
The Tick: Hmmm, lacks force, chum. No, more like... "Spoon!"
Arthur: I don't get it.
Arthur: Look, I'm just the sidekick.
"You guys make him feel welcome, alright? Butt muscles. Catchphrase!"
—Chuck Paulson, The Collegehumor Show
Princes Robot Bubblegum: Ah, too horny to fight crime![beat]Why I have to have to say that line in every film? This is terrible!
Master Hentai: Merchandising!
Princes Robot Bubblegum: Oh, okay. That sounds artistic.
Steve: "Hi, guys?" What does that mean?
Geno: That's your catchphrase, Steve.
Steve: That's not my catchphrase, stupid.
Geno': Of course it is. You say it all the time.
Steve: I don't know what you're talking about. I've never said that. My catchphrase is "Who'd taken all the ketchup."
Geno: You've never said that, ever.
Steve: Oh, what do you know?
— Bowser's Kingdom Episode 10
— Goblins, a very literal catchphrase indeed
Ayla Goodkind: Of course!
— the Whateley Universe
Clone Shepard: I should go.
Shepard: 'I should go'? Do I really sound like that? How come nobody told me about this before?! I'm open to feedback here!
—Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC
Randall Flynn: I just want us to be friends.
11th Doctor: GERONIMO!!
10th Doctor: Allons-y!
War Doctor: Oh, for God's sake!
— Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor"
Kakyoin: Hey, Jotaro. Could you give me that, please? It's my favorite.
Jotaro: Gasp!? Kakyoin, are you...
Kakyoin: That cherry...that cherry, please.
Jotaro: Oh, a cherry. Yeah, here. There, go you.
(Jotaro gives Kakyoin a pair of cherries.)
Kakyoin: Thanks. Rerorerorero.
(Kakyoin eats the cherry in his trademark manner.)
Joseph: Oh? Is Polnareff gonna do that thing?
Avdol: Polnareff going to do it?
Jotaro: Do it. Do it.
Polnareff: Kakyoin, so annoying!
(Cue Everybody Laughs Ending.)
"Things we've said before are funny!"
— Karl Chandler
"Our hero is now Dracula — because there's a limit to how much mopey self-pity a mere human can project — and the writers manage to work in the classic, 'what-is-a-man-a-miserable-pile-of-secrets' line into the prologue as smoothly and naturally as a toilet brush can be worked into a sparrow's cloaca. He delivers the line just before he fights a giant robot the same way Superman delivers the line, "Up, up and away!'"
Chris: So Clark and Ollie wander around the Phantom Zone until theyíre ambushed and have the crap kicked out of them because theyíre dumber than a sack of hammers, and then they get dragged to General Zod. And seriously, youíre never going to guess what he says.
David: To be fair, he DOESNíT say ďbefore Zod!Ē That shows SOME restraint!
Chris: He does later, though. But yes, he tells them to KNEEL, because thatís what he said in that movie from 30 years ago! You remember that, right? And if you remember it, that makes it good! Thatís why heís going to say it four or five more times over the course of the episode!
"And then there's Boss Nass. You remember Boss Nass? The big fat toad guy in Gunga City in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace?
He shook his jowels three times, and each time, I wanted to smack the screen. Like literally, smack the screen. And then find George Lucas and say, 'WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?'
I have the exact same reaction to Dawn.... Case in point. 'LATERS!' She says it five times. FIVE TIMES! I counted."
Chris: Wolverine also fesses up to Silver Fox that his old Government pals are bugging him about work, and when she asks why, he finally manages to work in ďBecause Iím the best there is at what I do, and what I do isnít very nice.Ē On the one hand, itís a pretty awful hammering in of a catchphrase, but on another, Iím legitimately impressed that they went three and a half movies before dropping that one on us.
Matt: And it isnít growled through his teeth. Itís so matter-of-fact, like heís talking about when his driverís license expires.
"Scotty reports that he 'doesnít know how long he can hold it together'—because thatís what Scotty always says, and catchphrases are meant to be used, and used, and used until you can almost anticipate their arrival. Or maybe this is an outtake of Doohan complaining about having to restrain himself from punching Shatner in the face."
"Yeah, I know I use the word "ass" a lot. I guess you could say I'm an ass-aholic."