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  • The Adam Carolla Show has TONS of catchphrases and Running Gags in the form of various sound drops from Bryan. Some of the more common ones include:
    • Brian Whitman impersonating Tom Leykis laughing, usually dropped when someone says something that could be a double entendre.
    • "Oh My God It's Exciting" Adam's wife Lynette. Usually played when the topic of her comes up and her (lack of) interest in Adam's interests.
    • "Boom," Matt Fondiler's nonchalantness.
    • An annoyed whine, Adam's impersonation of his wife when Adam turns on the ceiling fan at night.
    • Adam saying "Who?" in an exasperated, high pitched whine, usually in response to mentioning someone that's not well known.
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    • Dr. Drew saying "you're an alcoholic" usually in response to Adam talking about his drinking.
    • Alison saying "Nooooo" very high pitched.
    • Sunny (Adam's son) saying "It's just a waste of my time" and "What are you talking about."
    • And Natalia (Adam's daughter) saying "Daddy stop talking" when Adam won't shut up.
    • Carl Weathers saying "Not. Interested."
    • Adam's mother saying "How should I know?" usually in the context of Adam talking about how little interest his parents have in his life.
    • His dad saying what sounds like "Hell yeah" (probably just a mumbled up "hello-yeah?") when the topic of his dad comes up, particularly Adam's perception of his dad being somewhat lazy and lethargic.
    • Also his dad malaproping the name of his home improvement podcast (with his old buddy Ray) Ace on the House as Ace on the Roof.
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    • Anytime someone is talking around obvious stereotypes of a certain ethnicity (usually blacks or hispanics) without specifically mentioning them, Adam will invariably say something like "come on, we all know who you mean. The jews."
    • Joe Walsh asking "Weren't We Doing The News" when Adam goes way off subject during Alison's news segment.
    • "Let's drink some beers and rape!" from Adam talking about frat boy type douchebags, now used whenever Adam gets in an excited mood.
    • Adam saying "I do horrible live reads" when he's in the middle of, well...
    • A drop of Will Ferrell from Anchorman saying "Great story" when someone is giving a long-winded, boring, or nonsensical ancedote.
    • A drop of the "The More You Know" lock out sound effect from the 80s NBC PSA's, when someone gives (often terrible) life advice.
    • Alison sounding mentally disabled while saying "My fiance Daniel."
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    • Often when Adam is trying to get Dr. Drew to listen, he'll say: "OK, Drew. Dig.". To which Drew will reply (if he wants to listen): "Dig."
    • Announcer Dawson adding an H to the beginning of the word "enter" during commercial plugs, based on his once messing it up that way.
    • Lampshading how well (or not well) Adam, Drew, etc transition from whatever they're talking about into a commercial plug.
    • Bryan almost always picks something Alison (sometimes Adam or others) says during her news segment to play as a drop out of context at the end of the news, generally sexual or just funny/messed up.
    • Additionally, he plays the "top drop" during his intro of every show, as requested by twitter. These can be classics (going back to the Loveline days) or something said the day before.
  • Canadian interviewer extraordinaire Nardwuar the Human Serviette has several:
    • After the first song of every radio show ends: "AND you're listening to CiTR; FM 102, cable 102, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada! And it's time right now for The Nardwuar the Human Serviette Radio Show! And you just heard, right there..."
    • Nardwuar's first question at the beginning of every interview is a pointed "Who are you?"
    • "Winding up here, ____________..." when he's a couple minutes away from finishing all his questions.
    • "Anything you wanna add to the people out there at all?", said after he's finished his questions.
    • To end the interview: "Thanks so much, _______, keep on rockin' in the free world, and doot doola doot doo..." (to the tune of Shave and a Haircut, to which the interviewee is meant to respond "doot doo!").
    • "Ba-BOOM!" when an interviewee has made a good joke or zinger, or has quoted someone else's.
  • The Brewing Network: Jamil's "Hey howdy hey my brewing brothers and sisters", followed by John's "greetins cretins". For a long time listeners would sign off letters with "suck it JP". Scott signs off his segments with "This is Scott the Jew, saying la hiem". For a long time Tasty Mc Dole would try to squeeze a mention of his popular recipe Janets Brown into a discussion, to a point where he would sometimes just say its name with no actual reason.
  • Hamish in I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and Hamish and Dougal: "Ah, Dougal! You'll have had your tea!"
  • The jingle to Radio Disney was Radio Disney, We're all ears!'' back in the 90's until 2003.
  • Arthur in Cabin Pressure thinks everything is "brilliant".
  • Tons in The Goon Show:
    • Neddy Seagoon: "Whatwhatwhatwhat?", "And this is where the story really starts", "I did not wish to know that".
    • Eccles: "Fine, fine, fine."
    • Bluebottle: "I hear you call, my captain!", "I don't like this game" "You dirty rotten swine! You've deaded me!" "Waits for audience applause, not a sausage."
    • Major Bloodnock: "Nurse! The screens!", "You've done me a power of good!"
    • Grytpype-Thynne: "You silly, twisted boy!"
    • Jim Moriarty: "Sapristi!", "Owwwwwww!"
    • Minnie Bannister: "We'll all be murdered in our beds!"
    • Henry Crun: "You can't get the wood, you know."
    • And many characters who exist purely to say their catchphrases, such as Little Jim ("He's fallen in the wa-ter!") and Willum ("You can't park there, mate.")
  • Journey into Space:
    • Jet often says "Good heavens!" when shocked. On occasion, he says "Good grief!"
    • Whenever Lemmy says something silly or unhelpful, Jet chastises him by saying "Quiet, Lemmy!" A chastened Lemmy typically replies "Yes, Jet."
    • Lemmy frequently says "Do me a favour, Mitch!" when disagreeing with his crewmate. In The World in Peril, the catchphrase is changed to "Turn it up, Mitch!"
  • Ghost from True Capitalist Radio had to be given his own page.

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