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"Good night, and good luck."
Edward R. Murrow, legendary CBS news anchor

Closing out an episode or segment by way of something repeated by the host of a show or a character. Particularly common in News Broadcasts, to help set the reporters and anchors apart from the crowd.

Can overlap with That's All, Folks! (if it's the outright end of the show) or The Stinger.

A Sister Trope to "On the Next Episode of..." Catch-Phrase, Ending Theme. Also compare Every Episode Ending and So Once Again, the Day Is Saved.

Might include a Continuity Announcement, a short announcement between programs that identifies the network; very frequent in the news.


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  • Tony Cavolo usually ended commercials for his pizza restaurant chain Peter Piper Pizza by encouraging viewers to "Come on over, to Peter Piper Pizza!"
  • Claude the Cat: Every PSA ends with "Visit and look for me", usually preceded by "Unlike me, you've only got one life" or "Look after the only life you've got".
  • Local El Paso, Texas business Popular Mattress: "Thank you very much, y muchas gracias."
  • "Silly rabbit! Trix are for kids!"note 
  • New England business Bob's Discount Furniture once used "Come on down!" as one.
  • It hasn't been done for quite some time, but toy commercials once concluded by saying that their product was "(new) from [company]", overlapping with Mad Libs Catchphrase.
  • BY MARX!!!
  • "It's Kenner! It's fun! Awwwk!"
  • John Moschitta Jr. for Micro Machines: "Remember, if it doesn't say Micro Machines, it's not the real thing!" note 
  • When he was doing his promos for MTV, Denis Leary often (but not always) ended them by saying some variation of "I think you hear me knockin', and I think I'm comin' in!", followed by some final word related to what he was talking about.
  • In Japan, a commercial for a "new product" will usually end with "shin hatsubai" or "hatsubai chu" note , the former prominently used in the 70's to mid 80's. Other variations of the latter also exist.
    • In the case of movies advertised on Japanese television, if the movie is now showing in theaters, The phrase "Dai hitto goen chu" (A great hit right now) shows up at the end of the commercial for the currently showing movie.
  • Radio ads for Motel 6 end with spokesperson Tom Bodett saying, "we'll leave the light on for ya."note 
  • Indianapolis-based Don's Guns and Galleries had a series of TV spots for years demonstrating his wares, lessons, practice ranges and special deals, and concluding with "I don't want to make any money, folks — I just looove to sell guns. Heh heh heh."
  • Also in Indianapolis, Dave Mason's auto outlet had simple, self-explanatory spots ending with "Why? 'Cause Old Dave needs the money." Often adding, "On the 1200 block of North Shadeland. Where else!"
  • Mr. Delicious' Rax ads had him end his monologues with "Tickedeedee!"
  • Computer Critters: Each commercial ends with the characters waving and shouting "see you soon!"

    Anime & Manga 
  • Cowboy Bebop's iconic "See you space cowboy...", which is eventually replaced with "You're gonna carry that weight." in the final episode.
  • Megalo Box: "Not dead yet"
  • The end credits for Seiyu's Life! are set up as the main characters closing out their weekly radio show and ends with the line "Well everyone, see you next week! Good night!".
  • Sonic X ends each preview of the next episode with Chris shouting in Gratuitous English: "Don't miss it!"
  • Every episode of Space Battleship Yamato ended with the on-screen text, "Earth has [X] days to live".

    Asian Animation 
  • In Pleasant Goat Fun Class, two different lines are used by Weslie to conclude the episode.
    • In the endings of earlier episodes, Weslie says, "So, kids, ______? We will see you all (again) next time!" where ______ is a Mad Libs Catchphrase.
    • In later episodes, after each episode's song is over, Weslie says, "So, kids, did you like the song you just heard? We'll see you all again next time!" and the episode ends.

  • While it doesn't happen on every track, The Smothers Brothers would conclude a number of them on their album Aesop's Fables the Smothers Brothers Way with Dick saying "That's a good thing to a remember.", followed by Tom saying "Even if you're not [various]" (although, this does become a Running Gag later on).
  • Irish 'sit-down' comic Dave Allen:
    "Good night, and may your God go with you."
  • The Two Ronnies:
    Ronnie Corbett: It's good night from me...
    Ronnie Barker: ...and it's good night from him. Good night.
  • Uncle Yo has "Live, laugh, glomp!"

    Comic Books 
  • Stan Lee would finish off his editorial introduction in Marvel comics with the phrase "Nuff said!". Fittingly the phase was later featured as a bumper sticker as apart of his cameo in Avengers: Endgame, the last one he filmed before passing.

    Fan Fiction 
  • In a Late-Arrival Spoiler for This Bites!, Cross is given a means to communicate with the whole world of One Piece, and uses it to host a pirate radio show to undermine the World Government and in general share the wacky adventures of his crew with people. He names it the Straw Hat Broadcast Station, or SBS for short. He and his partner Soundbite close off his chats with the the same phrase unless circumstances call for a quick hang-up.
    Cross: Until next time, this is Jeremiah Cross—
    Soundbite: And SOUNDBITE!
    Cross: —Of the SBS, signing off!

    Films — Animation 
  • The three BIONICLE Direct to Video movies by Creative Capers all ended with Turaga Vakama making some profound statement, capped off with "That is the way of the BIONICLE". What the word "BIONICLE" meant in-universe was unclear.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy: "Stay Classy, San Diego".
    "Go fuck yourself, San Diego."
  • Lampshaded and discussed in Bruce Almighty, when Bruce, who's gunning for an anchor job, remarks that he should come up with his own "signature sign-off" like "all the great anchors" had, using Walter Cronkite's (see below) as an example. He does eventually come up with his own: "And that's the way the cookie crumbles."
  • Joker (2019) has the catchphrase of talk show host Murray Franklin: "Good night and always remember, that's life." And the Joker borrows it for a Bond One-Liner after killing Murray on live TV.
  • The Truman Show offers a variation in that after finding out that his whole life is a lie and reaching the edge of his world (as far as the set goes) and confronting the director about how his life has been a lie he uses his usual catchphrase to sign off.
    Beat "...In case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and good night"

  • In Richard Powell's Don Quixote, U.S.A. Eduardo, who serves as announcer for rebel group Los Descalzes' weekly radio broadcasts, signs off by saying "Good evening, and go with God."

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Amanda Show would end with Amanda Bynes coming out on stage and saying "That's our show, I've gotta (insert funny/nonsensical action here). See ya!"
  • American Idol: "Seacrest out!", borrowed from his radio show, and eventually dropped due to widespread ridicule.
  • America's Funniest Home Videos: Bob Saget started out with "Keep those cameras rolling", but after one episode had Bob giving an impassioned monologue about safety while filming, switched to "Keep those cameras safely rolling," and follow it up with, "Honey...*insert comment to wife here*"note .
  • America's Most Wanted: Host John Walsh would end every episode with "Until next time, I'm John Walsh, you've been watching Fox, and remember, you can make a difference!" to remind the viewers they could help the show's premise to catch dangerous criminals.
  • Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?: Contestants would be prompted to say "My name is [X], and I am not smarter than a fifth grader." (Or "am smarter than a fifth grader" if they managed to win the top prize.) A number of contestants would insert their occupation or one of their accomplishments in the middle (probably in an attempt to save face in the case of losing), in the form of "My name is [X], and I may be [Y], but I am not smarter than a fifth grader."
  • Bargain Hunt: "Join us again soon for some more bargain hunting, yes? YES!" The last "yes" is said by the contestants as they do the kick towards the camera.
  • Batman (1966)
    Narrator: Tune in tomorrow; same bat-time, same bat-channel!note 
  • Bear in the Big Blue House ends with a whole ritual. First, Bear asks Luna (the moon) if she would like to hear him sing the Goodbye Song with him before she goes. She replies something along the lines of "I would love to", then both of them sing this song: "Hey, this was really fun, we hoped you liked it too. Seems like we've just begun when suddenly we're through. Goodbye, goodbye, good friends, goodbye, 'cause now it's time to go. But hey, I say, well that's OK, 'cause we'll see you very soon, I know (very soon, I know). Goodbye, goodbye, good friends, goodbye, and tomorrow, just like today, the moon, the bear and the big blue house, will be waiting for you to come and play. To come and play. To come and play.". Then, Bear would say, "Bye now".
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy would almost always end an episode in the same place the episode started. He'd also add "Well, that's our show! Thanks for watching! Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go [do some activity related to the episode's subject]. See ya!"
  • Candid Camera: "Don't be surprised if sometime, somewhere, someplace, when you least expect it, someone steps up to you and says... 'Smile, you're on Candid Camera!'" Often preceded by a variant of something like "So whether you're out shopping at the mall, going to the movies, or just relaxing at the cafe after a day at work..."
  • During Charles Osgood's tenure as host from 1994 to 2016 on CBS News Sunday Morning, he would always sign off with "Please join us again next Sunday morning. Until then, I'll see you on the radio.". Once Jane Pauley succeeded him, she instead signs off with "Please join us when our trumpet sounds again next Sunday morning.".
  • Kristen Holt/Kristen Adams on G4's Cheat! would end every episode with "Until next time I'm Kristen Holt and you've been cheating." When the show was cancelled and demoted to a segment on X-Play she still ended the segment with the same sign off.
  • Chockablock: The last words said before the credits roll at the end of each episode are either "Chockabloke checking out" in episodes featuring Fred Harris or "Chockagirl checking out" in episodes featuring Carol Leader. Sometimes, Chockabloke will follow this up by shouting "chocks away!" as he drives off in the Chockatruck.
  • The Colbert Report: Stephen Colbert would sign off with ""That's it for the Report, everybody. Good night."
  • Concentration: Hugh Downs and Bob Clayton signed off with "So long, and thanks for playing Concentration!"
  • Nick Ross, the original and longest-serving presenter of Crimewatch UK would famously sign off with "Don't have nightmares, do sleep well. Goodnight!"
  • The Daily Show: "Here it is, your moment of zen." Stewart joked that he wanted "Keep fucking that chicken" to be his Signing-Off Catchphrase, but Ernie Anastos stole it. On Stewart's last-ever episode of the show, he instead closed with, "Here it is, my moment of zen," with said moment turning out to be Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band giving the show a Dance Party Ending to "Land of Hope and Dreams" and "Born to Run".
  • Dave Allen At Large: "Good night, thank you, and may your God go with you."
  • "For now, Dick Clark," *salute* "so long!"
    • On one episode of Pyramid, celebrity contestant Dick Cavett asked the host just as he was about to deliver his sign off, "Who are you for now?" which at first just slightly confused him, and then, as he attempted to go forward (the show was ending after all), completely broke him up as the Brick Joke hit him.
  • David Dickinson, presenter of British antiques show Dickinson's Real Deal, signs off with "I'll see you. Don't you be late."
  • Dixon of Dock Green, "Goodnight all".
  • Ellen DeGeneres ends every episode of her talk show with "See you tomorrow. Be kind to one another."
    • However, on the series finale, which premiered on May 19th, 2022, she just says a tearful, "Bye."
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: "I guess there's just one more thing to say: Welcome home, [X] family; welcome home!"
  • On the original Family Feud, Richard Dawson would sign off with "Love ya, see ya here on the Feud." The 1998 revival with Louie Anderson had "Be good to your families, come back and see ours."
  • On Family Matters, series star Reginald VelJohnson read the following spiel over the end credits: "Family Matters is a Miller-Boyett production, in association with Lorimar Television, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution." This would be timed so that each logo appeared onscreen as he named them.
  • Frasier: Frasier had a signature signoff at the end of his radio show: "Goodnight Seattle, and good mental health." When his brother hosted the show, he would open with the phrase "Let's get better!"
  • The George Michael Sports Machine has the titular host (no, not him) conclude each episode with "Thank you for making us a part of your weekend."
  • Jeff Smith ended every episode of The Frugal Gourmet on PBS with "Until I see you again, this is The Frugal Gourmet. I bid you peace. Bye-bye."
  • Get Set For Life: The early 2000's CBC children's programming block would always end with the hosts saying "And remember: Go out and play and have a blast of a day. See you next time!"
  • Good Morning America: Sam Champion has "'s what you can expect this morning."
  • Green Acres: "This has been a Filmways presentation, dahling." (Well, it was a Gabor.)
  • The Groove Tube (1974). The news desk satire sketch ended with the line "Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow." This sign-off was borrowed directly from Tom Snyder's on NBC's "Tomorrow Show."
  • Hee Haw: "So long everybody! We'll see you next week on... 'Hee Haw'!"note  After the closing credits: "That's it, that's all!"
  • Hollywood Game Night: "If you had half as much fun as I did, well then I had TWICE as much fun as you! [to the band] Dean Butterworth and the Scorekeepers, play us out!"
  • How I Met Your Mother parodied this trope in season 4, when Robin feels threatened for not having one and going into an audition, she creates one at the spot, and it sounds bad:
    Robin: From all of us here, at News 10, have a good evening... So good night, New York, and may the road ahead be lit with dreams and tomorrows... which are lit with dreams... also... Stand tall, New York. Trustworthy. Recycling... Wear a condom.
  • "Folks, tomorrow more, but not better, because that's impossible. Here, on El Intermedio."
  • "I Love Lucy is a Desilu production. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz will be back next week at this same time."
  • Inai Inai Baa!: "Inai inai....bye bye!" (a pun on the Japanese phrase for "peek-a-boo", "inai inai baa").
  • Jack Dee's Happy Hour: "Let's all go home and think about what happened here tonight."
  • Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer: "Keep looking up!"
  • Jeopardy!: Alex Trebek would sign off saying "So long" or "So long, everyone". After his passing in 2020, the last episode he taped (airing in January 2021) ended with a supercut of him saying that over the years.
  • Jerry Springer: "'Til next time, from us all here in Chicago, take care of yourself...and each other."
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!: "Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time!". This soon led way to a satirical feud with Matt Damon as Jimmy Kimmel's Sitcom Arch-Nemesis.
  • The Joy of Painting: Bob Ross would end every episode with "From all of us here, I want to wish you happy painting and God bless, my friends."
  • Julia Child: "Bon Appetit!" is how the famous chef would end every episode of every show and every special.
  • Just Roll With It: "And that's our show!"/"You guys have been a great audience!"
  • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid always ends with the scene cutting out in an Ominous Visual Glitch and displaying the message "See you next game." Considering the show is video-game themed, it's likely a Shout-Out to Metroid.
  • Kidsongs: After the Biggles were introduced, each video ends with them and the kids exchanging "See ya!" before all yelling "Bye!" to the viewer.
  • Later: During Bob Costas' run as host from 1988 to 1994, he would always sign off with "And we'll see you later."
    • On his final episode aired February 25, 1994, he closes out with: "I'll be seeing you from NBC Sports and NBC News over the next several years, but this is the last time from here. Thank you very much. This time I mean it. See you later."
  • Laugh In:
    Dan Rowan: Say goodnight, Dick.
    Dick Martin: Goodnight, Dick.
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous has Robin Leach ending each episode wishing his viewers "champagne wishes and caviar dreams."
  • Lip Sync Battle has LL Cool J going "Knock em out the box, L! Knock em out L!" (in reference to his collaboration with Slick Rick in "Children's Story")
  • Maury Povich signs off (on both A Current Affair and his own talk show) with, "Until next time, America!"
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Ted would wrap up his newscasts with, "This is Ted Baxter saying goodnight and good news."
  • The original The Mickey Mouse Club, has Mickey do several different ones to end each episode. Here's one example:
    Mickey: Thanks mouseketeers, for joining the party. We'll be looking for you, uh, tomorrow, same time, same place. Bye, all!
  • Midnight Caller: Every episode ended with Jack signing off on his radio show. And every episode of that ended with "Goodnight, America, wherever you are."
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood always ended with Mr. Rogers' monologue about being yourself. "You always make each day a special day. You know how-by just your being you! There is no one else in the world quite like you. And people can like you just the way you are. I'll be back next time. Bye bye."
  • Monster Garage would usually end with "The Big Schwag" saying "Jesse's got no time for (three things specific to the episode)! He's got metal to burn! And sparks to fly! The next Monster Garage just...around...the bend!"
    • The Spin-Off Monster House (no, not the animated movie]]) would end with the narrator saying "Until next time, when who knows? The monster may be coming to your house." (This is less scary than it sounds.)
  • The early Disney Channel series Mousercisenote :
    Kellyn Plasschaertnote : Until next time, keep on mousercising!
    Mickey Mouse: You've been mousercised!note 
  • Mystery Hunters: Episodes often end with one of the Mystery Hunters saying some variation of "Remember, things aren't always what they seem".
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Though it was often used at the beginning to start the movie, at the end of most episodes of the TV's Frank era (seasons 2-6), Dr. Forrester would say, "Push the button, Frank." Then the screen would turn off like an analog TV.
  • Mark Lamarr used to end Never Mind the Buzzcocks with the Mad Libs Catchphrase "I've been Mark Lamarr, and [song lyric beginning "I", possibly misquoted]":
    I've been Mark Lamarr, and I ain't afraid of no ghosts.
    I've been Mark Lamarr, and I'm gonna party like it's 1998.
    I've been Mark Lamarr, but I've never been to me.
  • Nickelodeon GUTS:
    Mike O'Malley: No ifs, ands or buts, these kids behind me, they've got guts! DO YOU HAVE IT?!
    Audience: GUTS!!
  • One Tree Hill: Marvin "Mouth" McFadden used to sign off his Omaha news segments with "..And you've just heard a Mouthful!"
  • Overhaulin' usually ends with the "mark" saying "My name is (name) and I've just been overhauled."
  • Password: Allen Ludden always ended his versions of the show with a password of the day.
  • While it changed in every episode, Pee-Wee Herman would always conclude Pee-wee's Playhouse with one that always ended with the secret word being said one more timenote  just before leaving on his scooter.
  • The People's Court: At the end of the original 1981-1993 run, Doug Llewellyn would always sign off by saying "If you're in a dispute with another party and you can't seem to work things out, don't take the law into your own hands. Take 'em to court." However, if the show ended with a ruling for the defendant, he would sign off by saying "If someone has filed a lawsuit against you and you are convinced you've done nothing wrong, don't be intimidated. The best policy is to stand up for your rights. Go to court." Doug returned to the show in 2016 but only used his famous sign-off on his first show back.
  • The Pet Psychic: Sonya Fitzpatrick always reminded us that "Animals are forever."
  • Pimp My Ride would end with the car's owner saying "Thanks, MTV, for pimping my ride."
  • Press Your Luck: Peter Tomarken: "Thanks for pressing your luck!"
  • Starting in the late 80s, The Price Is Right:
    • Bob Barker encouraged viewers to have their pets spayed or neutered. "Bob Barker reminding you, help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Goodbye everybody."
    • In homage, Drew Carey continues to do this. His variant is "Please don't forget to get your pets spayed or neutered, help control the pet population. We'll see you next time on The Price is Right. Bye-bye!"
  • LeVar Burton ended every episode of Reading Rainbow with, "I'll/We'll see you next time!"
  • Real TV: The John Daly episodes ended with "And remember, don't forget to take your camera with you. You never know when Real TV might happen.", later replaced with "...and until next time, we'll give you something to talk about."
  • The Red Green Show: "On behalf of myself, and Harold, and the whole gang up here at Possum Lodge... Keep your stick on the ice."
    • Individual segments featured this as well. His fireside chat-style speeches to middle-aged men always ended with "Remember, I'm pullin' for ya... we're all in this together." And the Handyman Corner concluded with the reminder that "if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Though as time went on he frequently followed up with "Now if you'll excuse me..." and a quip about what he intends to do with his latest creation, just before it usually goes horribly wrong or horribly right.
  • The Red Skelton Show: "Good night, and may God bless."
  • Robot Wars would end with Craig Charles reciting a four-line poem about the episode's events that always ended "...on Robot Wars", after which Charles would salute the camera and say "Bye". Doubles as a Mad Libs Catchphrase.
  • Any single member of the cast of Roundhouse: "Reprise the theme song and roll the credits!" In the final episode, everyone joined in to say it.
  • Saturday Night Live would have various ways to end the "Weekend Update" segment.
    • Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin borrowed the sign off from The Groove Tube, "Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow." Later borrowed again by Tina Fey.
      • Most subsequent Update hosts have used this.
    • Chevy would also sometimes end with "I'm Chevy Chase... and you're not," although mostly he used this as an opener.
    • Dennis Miller: "That's the news and I — am — outta here!" (and then he'd usually either scrawl his signature with a huge flourish or throw the papers off his desk)
    • Kevin Nealon: "I'm Kevin Nealon, and that's news to me."
    • Colin Quinn: "I'm Colin Quinn, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!"
    • "For Weekend Update, I'm Seth Meyers! Good Night!"
  • On Seasons 40-45 of Sesame Street:
    Murray: See you next time on the street! Peace!
    • And before that, starting in 1995, they would end every episode with a bumper called "Coming Soon On Sesame Street", showing a random clip from the next episode to air. After the clip was shown, Big Bird would say, "Toodle-loo!" leading to the funding credits. In 1998, this was replaced with the copyright notice, which moved away to the left as Big Bird appeared. This was used up until the end of Season 33 in 2002.
    • And, of course, "Sesame Street was brought to you today by the letter _ and the number _." Until the 2000s, that was usually followed by "Sesame Street is a production of the Children's Television Workshop." This would be dropped when CTW was renamed "Sesame Workshop". The Murray quote listed above would follow the "sponsor" ending.
  • Champaign-Urbana's WCIA Channel 3 had kiddie show host Sheriff Sid (sometimes called Uncle Sid), who closed each show with advice for young viewers, including "remember those prayers", and then said "Adios, muchachos." (Here's his Facebook page.)
  • Siskel & Ebert: "Until [next week], the balcony is closed."
  • Soul Train:
    Don Cornelius: That oughta do it for a while. I hope we can do it again next week on these same stations, and you can bet your last money it's gonna be a stone gas honey. I'm Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love...peace...and...
    Dancers: SOUL!
    • "Soul Train is a Don Cornelius production in association with... TRIBUNE Entertainment.
    • "This has been a presentation of the Soul Train Television Network in association with", etc.
  • Supermarket Sweep: David Ruprecht always closed out each episode with "The next time you're at the checkout counter and you hear the beep, think of all the fun you can have on Supermarket Sweep." Originally said by just Ruprecht, the contestants began joining in by 1992.
  • Survivor: [to the contestants] "Grab your torches and head back to camp. Goodnight."
  • Tales from the Darkside "The Darkside is always there, waiting for us to enter...waiting to enter US! Until next time, try to enjoy the DAYLIGHT!"
  • They Think It's All Over: When Nick Hancock hosted the series, he signed off every episode by thanking the guests and saying, "My name's Nick Hancock, they think it's all over, it is now."
  • The host of This Old House and its sister show Ask This Old House would end each show with every person currently on camera saying their name and the the host saying "For This Old House" or "For Ask This Old House."
  • Today:
    • The sports blooper segment, "Spanning the World", always ends with the narrator saying something about "see you next time... if there is a next time".
    • Al Roker ends his segment with "...and here's what's happening in your neck of the woods" — and it's always followed by weather from the local channel affiliate.
    • Al's predecessor Willard Scott during The '80s had "Here's what's happening in your world this morning" or some variant of it, also followed by weather from the local NBC affiliate (which itself would be followed by Willard wishing happy birthday to a centenarian, which amazingly still happens today but on an infrequent basis).
    • Most segments end with "With _____, I'm _____ and this is Today on NBC," unless it's the hour or half hour, then it's usually "...But coming up now, your local news."
  • Top Gear: Jeremy Clarkson normally signs off with "And on that bombshell, it's time to end." On rare occasions, one of his co-presenters beats him to the punch.
    • Spiritual Successor The Grand Tour, legally bound from being too similar to Top Gear, replaces "bombshell" with "terrible disappointment" but is otherwise the same.
  • Bob Barker on Truth or Consequences: "...good-bye, hoping all your consequences are happy ones."
    • He accidentally quoted this during an episode of The Price Is Right but then managed to play with it: "Bob Barker saying, 'Goodbye, and hoping all your... prices are right!'"
  • The Twilight Zone (1959): Rod Serling's narration would inevitably - unavoidably - conclude with a mention... of the Twilight Zone. Only a few episodes lacked this- most memorably, "He's Alive" instead ended with Rod warning viewers that the "he" in question would be alive so long as hate exists.
  • The Two Ronnies:
    Ronnie Barker: So, it's goodnight from me...
    Ronnie Corbert: ...and it's goodnight from him.
    Both: Goodnight!
  • 20/20: "We're in touch, so you be in touch."
  • University Challenge:
    Jeremy Paxman: It's goodbye from (losing team), it's goodbye from (winning team), and it's goodbye from me. Goodbye!"
  • What's My Line?: John Daly's "Thank you ladies and gentleman for being with us on What's My Line?"
  • Wheel of Fortune:
    Pat: Enjoy your evening, we'll see you next time!
    Vanna: Bye bye!
  • Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego had two:
    • First, to cue the house band for the credits sequence:
      Greg: [to the contestant] There's just one more thing I want you to do; you know what it is...
      Contestant and Audience: Do it, Rockapella!
    • The Chief would come on later in The Stinger with "This is Lynne Thigpen for Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, and remember: [two-line rhyming slogan for the ACME Detective Agency]"
    • Its successor Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego went with "At ACME Time Net, history is our job, the future is yours!"
  • The British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? ended with host Clive Anderson saying the names of the cast and crew, and finishing with, "And this is me, Clive Anderson, saying 'good night'. Good night!"
    • The American version hosted by Drew Carey ended with "Thanks for watching. We'll see you next time."
  • Both the network and syndicated versions of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? had their own sign-offs. Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira would sign off with "From New York, bye for now everyone." When Cedric The Entertainer was the host, he would sign off with "Watch your wallet!". Terry Crews gave a simple "We'll see you next time on Millionaire." Chris Harrison would end the show by saying "For everyone who's been a part of this one, I'm Chris Harrison. We'll see you next time."
  • The Wil Wheaton Project: "Until next time-play more games!"
  • Les Nessman of WKRP in Cincinnati eventually ended his news broadcasts with, "This is Les Nessman, saying, 'May the good news be yours.'" (A sign-off borrowed from real-life Miami news anchor Ralph Renick.)
  • X-Play had "Game Over" for a while.
  • Yo Gabba Gabba!:
    DJ Lance: I had a great time today!note 
    Gabba gang: (cheering)note 
    DJ Lance: Thanks for playing with us (today). See you next time!
    Gabba gang: Bye!note 
    DJ Lance: Here we go! YOOOOO Gabba Gabba...
  • Tom Kennedy: "It's not what you say that counts, it's what You Don't Say!!"
  • Zacherley would end shows with "Good night, whatever you are!", in mockery of Jimmy Durante (see below.)
  • Most Game Shows end with the announcer doing a spiel identifying the show, the production company and, occasionally, themselves. The phrasing is typically "[name of show/This] has been a [production company] production", though Goodson-Todman shows beginning in 1967 would use "This is [announcer] speaking for [show], a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production", with the ending changing to "a Mark Goodson television production" in 1982; The Price Is Right still uses that phrasing, but ending with "a FremantleMedia production".
  • Every episode of Llan-ar-goll-en ends with Ceri saying "That's how we solved the mystery of the lost/missing X!"

  • BABYMETAL ends their concerts and press appearances the same way: Su-Metal does the kitsune sign and says "See you", followed by the other girls doing the same.
  • Heavy metal band Disturbed always ends concerts the same way, with lead singer/frontman David Draiman turning a chant into a sort of Call-and-Response Song. After which, Draiman will thank the city and promise to return soon, ending with "Peace!"
    David: Say our name with us now! Together, my brothers and sisters, my blood! We are!
    Crowd: Disturbed!
    David: We are!
    Crowd: Disturbed!
    David: We are!
    Crowd: Disturbed!
    David: We all are!
    Crowd: DISTURBED!
  • Annette Hanshaw, a flapper singer from The Roaring '20s, always ended her songs with "That's all!".
  • At the end of almost every Twenty One Pilots show, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun take a bow, and then Joseph says "We're Twenty One Pilots, and so are you. We'll see you next time, peace!"

  • For many years on ABC's 20/20, one of the anchors, usually Hugh Downs, ended each broadcast by saying, "We're in touch, so you'll be in touch."
  • ABC's Nightline ends with something to the effect of, "Watch Good Morning America tomorrow. They're working while you're sleeping."
  • ABC's often irreverent World News Now had "Thanks for staying up with us" — at least when Aaron Brown and Lisa McRee weren't laughing too hard.
    • World News Now made fun of the "More Americans Get Their News From ABC News" slogan (shown over a bald eagle flying), Their sign off was "More Insomniacs Get Their News From ABC News" (shown over a closeup of two blinking, very tired eyes).
  • H.R. Baukhage (see him here talking about working on Stars & Stripes) would growl "Baukhage talking" to lead off.
  • Bill Beutel: "Good night, good luck, and be well." When he signed off for the last time before retiring, the news ticker in Times Square read "Good Luck, be well, Bill Beutel".
    • When he co-anchored with Roger Grimsby, it was Grimsby who used a sign-off: "Hoping your news is good news, I'm Roger Grimsby."
  • Sandra Bookman, WABC-TV weekend evening anchorwoman, has "We're coming back at 11. You should, too." and "Thanks for staying up with us." Her weeknight colleague, Diana Williams, has "We thank you for watching."
  • Norman Brokenshire of CBS said "How do you do, ladies and gentlemen?" When he heard that other announcers were "borrowing" the line, he started going "How do you do, ladies and gentlemen? How DO you DO?"
  • Walter Cronkite would close his CBS News broadcasts with, "And that's the way it is," followed by the date.
  • In Toledo, Ohio, radio station 1370 WSPD had a newscast every weekday at 8:00 a.m. sponsored by Columbia Gas. Each one ended with "This is Don Edwards filing gas company newscast number (insert number here)." The count made it to 16,000 in 1979.
  • Linda Ellerbee's sign-off catch phrase: "And so it goes." A case of a Borrowed Catchphrase, since it originated with Lloyd Dobyns, the anchor of NBC's Weekend, who in turn borrowed it from the "so it goes" Arc Words in Slaughterhouse-Five. Ellerbee later joined Dobyns as co-anchor on the show, so she adopted it as well.
    • When Ellerbee, as herself, hosted a (fake) retrospective of Ellen's showbiz career as the final episode of Ellen to be produced, she signed off as per usual.
    • In an early episode of Murphy Brown where Murphy recalled how she first auditioned for "FYI", Murphy claimed that she had coined the catch phrase "And so it goes", and Ellerbee stole it from her.
    • As host of Nick News, Ellerbee opted for a different sign-off, ending each edition with, “This is Nick News. If you want to know, ask.”
  • CBS News Sunday Morning host Charles Osgood always closed with, "I'll see you on the radio," a reference to his weekday "Osgood File" commentaries on Westwood One.
  • Gabriel Heatter didn't seem to have a standard closing remark, but always started with "There's good news tonight!"
  • The Huntley-Brinkley Report always closed with David Brinkley's "Good night, Chet." Followed by Chet Huntley's "Good night, David. And good night, for NBC News."
  • Bill Jorgensen, who anchored WNEW-TV's "Ten O'Clock News" between 1967 and 1979, ended his broadcasts with this tongue-twister: "I'm Bill Jorgensen, thanking you for your time this time 'till next time."
  • Edward R. Murrow ended his CBS News broadcasts with "Good night, and good luck" (hence the title of the 2005 biopic starring David Strathairn and George Clooney).
    • Keith Olbermann paid homage by using the phrase on Countdown With Keith Olbermann, particularly after his Special Comments. On his Countdown podcast (est. 2022), he says "good morning, good afternoon, good night, and good luck" (knowing you might hear it at any time, although he usually puts them out just after midnight eastern time). When he closed on a lighthearted note, he wadded up a piece of paper and hurled it at the camera, "smashing" it. He also did this on his 2013 ESPN 2 show.
  • Over on NBC, Earl Godwin closed off his news broadcast with "God bless you, one and all."
  • On public television's Nightly Business Report, co-anchor Paul Kangas always signed off each broadcast he co-anchored with "I'm Paul Kangas in Miami wishing all of you the best of good buys!", a pun on good-byes, during which Kangas would also give off a trademark salute.
  • On September 1, 1986, Dan Rather started using the sign-off "Courage" on the CBS Evening News. Responding to negative public reaction (and the pleas of his staff), he stopped using it on September 8. In defiance at having been basically forced to resign from the show in the aftermath of Rathergate,explanation he reused it for his final broadcast in 2004
  • Lloyd Robertson of CTV ended broadcasts with "And that's the kind of day it's been," also followed by the date.
  • Louis Rukeyser would close every episode of Wall $treet Week with a gentle and warm wink at the camera before wishing the viewers a good night.
  • Lowell Thomas always said, "And so long, until tomorrow!"
  • Walter Winchell always began, "Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. North and South America and all the ships at sea! Let's go to press!" and ended with "And so, with lotions of love note  this is your New York correspondent, Walter Winchell, who knows that all the lights on Broadway are never as bright as the candle in the window when you come home!" When he was in Florida, he would say "Miami Beach" instead of New York.
  • Most broadcasts of the Philippine evening newscast TV Patrol ends with one of the anchors (Mostly Ted Failon or Noli De Castro) saying "Maraming Salamat at Magandang gabi, Bayan!" note  In recent times, this is after the last talks between the anchors related to the last report of that episode.
  • During World War II, news broadcasts kind of suspended the greetings/signoff thing as the news roundup came into being and reporters in key hotspots just gave matter-of-fact accounts of what they saw and heard. CBS' Roger Mudd has more about this in his book The Place To Be.
  • During the COVID-19 Pandemic, CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell briefly adopted "Stay positive, and test negative."
  • Lester Holt closes the NBC Nightly News with "Please take care of yourself... and each other."

  • Behind the Bastards:
    • The host, Robert Evans, has used a couple over the years the show has run. In older episodes he used "I statistically love about 40% of you," and variations there upon. Newer episodes has him using "Go to hell! I love you!"
    • Sophie, the producer, usually does a drawn-out "Byeeeee!", especially on episodes where she chimes in an attempt try to keep Robert under control.
  • The Blimey Cow Podcast always ends with Jordyn telling the audience "Don't be messy". Occasionally, however, they will roll outtakes after the fact.
  • Jesse Thorn of Bullseye goes meta with: "And remember, all great radio hosts have a signature sign-off" as his signature sign-off.
  • Brian Phelps, host of The Brian & Jill Show signs off episodes with "Be good humans." He did the same thing on the radio in the Mark & Brian Radio Program.
  • At the end of every episode of The Fantasticast, there's a sound byte of Stan Lee saying "'Nuff Said".
  • Hey! Jake and Josh:
    • "This has been the Cool Kids Table, and you can sit with us."
    • Both Pokémon World Tour: United and Pokemon World Tour end with "Smell ya later!"
    • The Morphin' Grid ends with "May the Power protect you!"
    • Kingdom Smarts has Jake and Shannon alternate between "I've been Jake", "and I've been Shannon", "and that's been Kingdom Hearts", after which Shannon does a Couch Gag of "We haven't gotten to the part where ___ yet" to tease the next episode.
      Shannon: We haven't gotten to the part where someone legit calls you a 'chicken-wuss'.
  • Every episode of Desert Island Discworld ends with Al Kennedy saying "We'll be back next week with another castaway and another book. Until then, remember: The turtle moves." In the season finales, "next week" is replaced by "in the new year" or "later in the year".
  • The Hidden Almanac:
    • For the first few years, Reverend Mord's sign-off was "Be safe, and stay out of trouble." From November 2016, "Be safe, and remember: You are not alone" became increasingly common, and is now the usual sign-off.
    • Pastor Drom, Mord's more peppy colleague, uses "Be safe, and have a nice day!" when she subs as host.
  • The Last Podcast on the Left:
    • The hosts offer different farewells at the end of every episode. Ben Kissel encourages people to "Hail themselves" and/or wishes them "Megustalations". Marcus Parks says "Hail, Gein." while Henry Zebrowski gives an enthusastic "Hail Satan!"
    • Side Stories episodes feature Henry using the words "Live", "Laugh", and "Love" in various ways. Some straightforward, some convoluted, but all encouraging people to do those three things.
  • The Magnus Archives:
    • "End recording."
    • And briefly during S2: "End supplemental."
  • "This has been My Brother, My Brother and Me. Kiss your dad square on the lips."
  • My Favorite Murder: "Stay sexy, and don't get murdered."
  • Marc Evan Jackson signs off every episode of The Good Place The Podcast with "Now go do something good."
  • The Scathing Atheist and its multiple spinoff shows have some unique ones. At the end of headlines, Heath is prone to shouting the names of games. This started with "Jumanji!", usually, and then moved on to "Boggle!" or "Scrabble!"
  • Each episode of SciShow Tangents ends with host Hank Green asking listeners to help the show by becoming Patreons, leaving reviews, or "just (whole cast chimes in) tell people about us!" After the credits, Hank signs off individually with, "Remember, the mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be lighted!"
  • At the end of the second episode of Shelfdust Presents: The War Effort, the Al Kennedy-hosted podcast about Secret Wars (1984), one of the guests says "Until next time, keep it secret!" and Al says he wishes he'd thought of that. He uses it in every subsequent episode.
  • The True Crime podcast Sick Sad World: "Don't be a murderer."
  • Talkin' Toons with Rob Paulsen
    Rob: "Laughter is the best medicine and the cool thing is, you can't OD and the refills are free."
  • For THAC0's Hammer (the AD&D 2nd Edition podcast) the co-hosts say their good-byes and ends with "...and I'm DM Glen and we'll see you next time when the hammer comes down on THAC0's Hammer! (hits desk). Bye bye!"
  • Welcome to Night Vale: Cecil ends almost every episode with "Good night, Night Vale, good night."
  • At the end of an episode of Were You Raised by Wolves?, before The Stinger or Patreon ad, Nick and Leah will thank each other and then say bye to the audience, signifying the official end of a given episode.

    Pro Wrestling 
Some pro wrestlers do this at the end of their promos. Examples:
  • Hulk Hogan: Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on YOU? (among many variations)
  • Randy Savage: OH YEAH! (Dig it!)
  • "If you SMELL....what The Rock is cookin'!"
  • "...and that's the bottom line, 'cause Stone Cold said so!"
  • Tito Santana: ¡ARRIBA!note 
    • Strike Force! (with Rick Martel)
    • ¡Olé! (as "El Matador")
  • "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka: HOO! HOO! (Not always, though.)
  • Rowdy Roddy Piper did this when he was hosting his "Piper's Pit" segment in the 1980s:
    "Just when they think they've got all the answers, I change the questions!"
  • Enzo and Cass: "There is only ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOU, AND I'M GONNA SPELL! IT! OUT! FOR YA! S-A-W-F-T! SAWFT!"
  • D-Generation X: "If you're not down with that...we got 2 words 4 ya: SUCK IT!"
  • "And undisputed!"
  • "Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore'."
  • "Beat me if you can, survive if I let you!"
  • Kenny Omega: "Goodbye... (kisses his fingers, then points them gun-style) "...and good night. Bang!"
  • Anyone who says The Undertaker has no signing-off catchphrase will... (beat) "Rest... in... peace!"

    Puppet Shows 
  • The Muppet Show: "...we'll see you next time on the Muppet Show!"
  • Sesame Street:
    • Originally: "Sesame Street has been brought to you by the letter [insert letter here], and the number [insert number here]. Sesame Street is a production of the Children's Television Workshop." The latter was removed after CTW was renamed to Sesame Workshop.
    • Seasons 40-46:
    Murray: "See you next time on the street! Peace!"
    • Since Season 46: "...we'll see you next time on... Sesame Street!"

  • American Top 40: Casey Kasem would end the program with "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!"
  • Bob & Ray:
    "This is Ray Goulding, reminding you to write if you get work..."
    "...Bob Elliott, reminding you to hang by your thumbs."
  • The Burns and Allen Show. (Her saying, "Good night, Gracie" is a Beam Me Up, Scotty!.)
    Gracie: [tells some bizaare non-sequitur story]
    George: Say good night, Gracie.
    Gracie: Good night.
  • Car Talk:
    Tom: Remember, don't drive like my brother.
    Ray: And don't drive like my brother.
  • CBS Radio Mystery Theater would end with the host wishing everyone "Pleasant dreams!" – followed by the sound of a heavy mausoleum door creaking shut.
  • Dimension X: "You have just heard another adventure into the unknown world of the future, the world of... Dimension X!... X!... X!..." After saying this catchphrase, the narrator would announce what the next episode would be and the Closing Credits.
  • Pastor J.C. Dove used to thunder "It DOES make a difference what you believe!!!" at signoff. Rev. Dove, whose show originated at WHOW in Clinton, Illinois, was still active in 1980.
  • Dr. Demento has "Don't forget to stay demented!"
  • The Dr Laura radio show ended with "Now, go take on the day." Later on it became "Now, go do the right thing."
  • Jimmy Durante signed off his eponymous radio (and later TV) show with "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are."note 
  • Fibber McGee and Molly always ended with Molly's cheerful "Goodnight, all."
  • Paul Harvey had his "Paul Harvey… Good day!" for Paul Harvey's News and Comment, and "And now you know… the rest of the story!" for The Rest of the Story.
  • Hearts Of Space: Stephen Hill and Anna Turner's landmark New Age music program (link), founded in 1973, has ended since February 1990 with Stephen's gentle "Safe journey, space fans... wherever you are." This reassuring signoff may have come from the fact that many early listeners were (and some probably still are) mind trippers, using the broadcast to accompany contemplative LSD sessions.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue:
    • In the earliest years, the sign-off would usually be some joke about Humph looking at his watch:
    Humph: Well, with Goofy's tail pointing up and Mickey Mouse's hand pointing down, I realise my Rolex is a fake... and that we've reached the end of the show.
    • The later years would utilize a Signing Off Mad Libs Catch Phrase which goes something like "And so as the <noun> of <meaniningless meaningful word> <adjectives> the <noun> of <meaningless meaningful word> and <either the same pattern again or some sort of pun on the first clause>, I notice it's the end of the show. So from the teams, myself, and the good people of <town>, goodbye." For example:
    Humph: And so as the loose-bowelled pigeon of Time swoops low over the unsuspecting tourist of Destiny, and the flatulent skunk of Fate wanders into the air-conditioning system of Eternity...
  • Inner Sanctum Mysteries had a chilling one. After a well-acted story loaded with Nightmare Fuel, the pleasant voice of your host, Raymond, would intone:
    "Good night. Pleasant dreams, hmm?"
  • Garrison Keillor:
    • His Writers' Almanac segments end with, "Be well... do good work... and keep in touch."
    • His "News from Lake Wobegon" monologue on A Prairie Home Companion always ends with, "That's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."
    • Often at the end of PHC, he would sign off with, "Keep your feet on the ground, your hopes up high, pray for rain and keep the humor dry, and keep on eating those Powdermilk Biscuits."
  • Over The Edge: Sound collage master Don Joyce of Negativland hosted the totally insane culture jam (many of his shows preserved at every week on KPFA for over thirty years before his untimely death in 2015. He always led off with Vangelis' Heaven and Hellnote  and conclude with a woman's voice reciting "To create is divine, to reproduce is human. - Man Ray." The current hosts, Jon "Wobbly" Leidecker and Robert "K-Rob" Cole, still use these.
  • Quiet, Please (1947): "And so, until next week at this same time, I am quietly yours, Ernest Chappell."
  • Years ago, on WWDC in the Washington Metro area, morning shock jock Doug 'The Greaseman' Tracht used to sign off with the phrase, "As they say back in old Mexico City... AMF!" (an acronym meaning "Adios, motherfucker").
  • The Shadow: "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows!" Which was usually followed by one last Evil Laugh.
  • Jean Shepherd (of A Christmas Story fame) would sign off his '70s show on New York's WOR with, "Remember, kiddies: keep your knees loose and your glove well-oiled."
  • That Gosh Darn Hippie Show: "Have a groovy weekend", regardless of when the show actually airs.
  • This American Life always ends with a quote from some part of that week's show, taken out of context and humorously attributed to creator Torey Malatia. The only time they didn't do this was when they reported on Mike Daisey's faked anecdotes in his story about Chinese Foxconn workers.note 
    Ira. WBEZ management oversight for our program by our boss, Mr. Torey Malatia. And I think this is a week I am just not in the mood for an extra quote here from Torey.
  • Rev. J. Vernon McGee, whose Through The Bible program (link) still runs through a five-year cycle to explore the entire Bible, verse by verse, closed off with "May God richly bless you, my beloved," a paraphrase of Psalm 115:14.
  • The Unbelievable Truth: He stopped it at some point, but David Mitchell, after thanking the panel, used to say "They were unbelievably good, and that's The Unbelievable Truth!"
  • Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me ends with funny predictions from the panel, after which is the regular sign-off from announcer Bill Kurtis followed by host Peter Sagal thanking the panel by name and telling listeners to come back next week.
    Bill: And if any of that happens, panel, we'll ask you about it on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!
  • When Radio Was is a classic radio show anthology series hosted by Greg Bell. Bell's sign off on every episode is "Until next time...I bid you farewell."
  • X Minus One: Early episodes would end their Find Out Next Time segments by calling out the show's title; "X! MINUS! ONE!".
  • The Archive Feature that ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1961 to 1987 always ended with the presenter, John Ebdon, giving a somewhat Self-Deprecating "If you have been, thanks for listening."

  • The late St. Louis Cardinals announcer Jack Buck would wrap up his broadcasts with, "Thanks for your time, this time; until next time, so long for just a while."
  • Simiarly, late Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Joe Nuxhall was well known for ending with his phrase, "This is the old left-hander, rounding third and heading for home," which was put on display outside the ballpark when the Reds opened the Great American Ballpark in 2003.
  • Harry Caray, the much-loved Chicago Cubs broadcaster, gave the totals, then often said "Well, win or lose, I'm a Cub fan and a Bud man, and I hope you are too." And "See you later — so long, everybody!"
  • Chuck Thompson, an announcer with the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Colts in the '60s and '70s, would sign off after those teams' victories with "Ain't the beer cold!"
  • Another inversion of an announcer always opening a broadcast with a catchphrase is Brent Musburger's "You are looking live at [venue] in [city]." He claims he started doing this partly as a way to tip off gamblers about game time weather conditions at stadiums, so they could take them into account as they placed their final bets.

    Video Games 
  • Ace Attorney games usually end with a huge setup to have the protagonist yell Objection! one more time. The most common (but far from the only) setup consists of the main characters making plans to hang out and expecting the protagonist to pay for everyone.
  • Borderlands 3 has Tyreen Calypso, the livestreamer-turned-Siren cult leader, who ends each "livescream" with "Don't forget to like, follow, and obey!"
  • The Metroid series, starting with Super Metroid, displays the message "See you next mission."
  • In NEO: The World Ends with You, Shiba always ends his broadcasts with "And with that, I bid you adieu."
  • Not for Broadcast: From Jeremy Robert Donaldson (also counts as Arc Words): "Have a peaceful night!"
  • Tatiana of No Straight Roads often makes public announcements to Vinyl City, usually denouncing the actions of the protagonists Bunk Bed Junction. She always ends her segment by leading into a reminder about what matters to her.
    Tatiana: Order. Order leads to progress in Vinyl City. That is all. Have a pleasant evening.
  • No Umbrellas Allowed:
    • At the end of each day, HUE says something such as feeling tired, his back aching, or needing a bath (despite being a robot), which changes at the start of every week. He then advises you to go home quickly, toodle-oo!
    • Actor Yeongmi Mo always says this after visiting your shop:
    "Don't forget to drink some warm milk so that you won't toss and turn tonight thinking of me!"
  • The trailers for Portal 2 have Cave Johnson signing off with "Cave Johnson, we're done here!"
  • Jane Valderama, in Saints Row: The Third, signs off on every broadcast after a story mission with "This is Jane Valderama, with your Steelport [X]."
  • Splatoon
    • Splatoon: Pictured above, the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie, always end their Inkopolis News broadcasts thusly:
      Callie: Until next time...
      Both: Staaaay fresh!
    • Splatoon 2: In this game, Inkopolis News is now hosted by Pearl and Marina of pop idol duo Off the Hook, who end their broadcasts like this:
      Pearl: Until next time...
      Both: Don't get cooked...stay off the hook!
    • Splatoon 3: Keeping with tradition, Shiver, Frye, and Big Man, the three members of Deep Cut, end their Anarchy Splatcast as such:
      Shiver: From Splatsville, that's a wrap.
      All: Catch ya later!
  • Twisted Metal: Calypso ends every story (and every time the player ends the game) with "I am Calypso, and I thank you for playing Twisted Metal!" This continues until the fourth game, where Sweet Tooth usurps Calypso’s role, and the rest of the games in the series sort of forget about it after that.
  • We Happy Few: Uncle Jack has "I'm afraid we've come to the end of our time" for the end of a good deal of his broadcasts. It takes an appropriately apocalyptic turn during his final broadcast, where the Joy stops working, he remembers everything, and he realizes Wellington Wells itself has truly come to the end of its time due to the fact that no one is making any food.

    Web Animation 
  • In-universe, Homestar Runner says at the end of every episode of his show "The Show", "CHANT! WORDS! TOGETHER!"
  • Red from Overly Sarcastic Productions tends to end her videos with "So... yeah."
  • In Star Trek Logical Thinking, Spock says, "It's only logical" at the end, which is usually preceded by, "Even if an argument seems to make sense, it cannot be valid unless the form is valid, and it does not exhibit one of the logical fallacies such as [insert fallacy here]."
  • Recreyo tend to end their videos with "RECREYO OUT".

    Web Original 
  • Heath Enwright lampshades this by ending every episode of the Skepticrat with "Catchphrase Signoff."
  • The signoff for God Awful Movies are variations on a man from Brooklyn telling you to go fuck yourself.
  • 90's Kid of Atop the Fourth Wall ends his scenes with:
    "I'm '90's Kid, and what you see is what you get!"
  • AlphaOmegaSin ends most of his videos with:
    Nerds, nerdettes, and gamers, game the fuck on!
  • Andre the Black Nerd usually ends his videos with "If you're new here, tickle that subscribe button. I made new nerdy videos all week, every week. I love you like I play cousin. I'm outie 5000! Chain Chomp! Whomp! (put his hand on the camera)" At one point, he tried to remove the "Chain Chomp" part, but eventually did it again after the fans said they missed it.
  • Anna Akana ends several of her videos with, "Stay awesome, Gotham."
    • Copyright issues with DC Comics made her temporarily change it to, "I'm Anna Akana. You stay awesome."
    • After her cameo in Marvel's Ant-Man, Anna remarked that she might have to change her catchphrase to something Marvel-related. On the spot, she came up with, "I'm Anna-Man. Stay Marvelous", which didn't stick.
  • Anna Brisbin ends her videos with, "If you made it this far and you haven't already, subscribe, you might as well, and I'll see you next time with a brand. new. video. Bye!"
  • The Angry Joe Show:
    "I'll see you guys on the next Angry Joe Show."
  • Ask A Mortician: Caitlin ends her videos with a simple reminder:
    "Remember, you will die."
  • Atun Shei Films: The Witchfinder-General character has a fairly long one.
    Thou art a wretched sinner, utterly unworthy of God's love. A fountain of pollution is deep within thy nature and thou liveth as a winter tree: unprofitable, fit only to be hewn down and burned. Steep thy life in prayer, and hope that God sees fit to show mercy on thy corrupted soul.
  • The Brony Notion: Zigzagged. Usually, the narrator will say, "This is the Brony Notion signing off until next time. Brohoof!", but other times he will say a variation or put something else afterwards.
  • In the earlier days of Caddicarus, Caddy had the signing off phrase 'And if it's your birthday today, then happy frickin' birthday to you...and please remember to stay beautiful'
    • Usually adding "Until next time" before that.
  • Film Brain has one for Bad Movie Beatdown:
    "I'm Mathew Buck, beating down bad movies everywhere."
    • And Projector:
      "I'm Mathew Buck fading out."
  • Brad Jones ends Midnight Screenings with "See ya!" and other reviews as himself as "See ya next time!"
  • ChiseledAdonis, a comedian who acts as a Combat Commentator for boxing matches, MMA bouts and even slap fights, will often end his vids, after a dramatic and hilarious assessment of how a fighter got his/her ass kicked, with an impassioned plea to "somebody pleeeeeeeease call the goddamn EMT!"
  • The Critical Drinker: "Anyway, that's all I've got for today. Go away now!"
  • "I'm Diamanda Hagan and I have to live with that every day."
  • Dr Wolf had two. In his videos talking about the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, he would end with "I am Doctor Wolf and I look forward to hearing from you." Whereas, when he's being The Shrink, he ends by taking a deep breath and saying, "It's good to be helping."
  • Doug Walker does this for a lot of his characters.
    • The Nostalgia Critic both ends and begins his reviews with the same catch phrase.
      "I'm The Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to."
    • For Bum Reviews:
      "This is Chester A. Bum saying, Change! You got change? Aw come on, help a guy out, will ya?! C'mon, change!"
    • For Ask That Guy with the Glasses
      "This is That Guy With The Glasses saying there is no such thing as a stupid question until you ask it."
    • For Video Game Confessions:
      "You see a lot of strange things as a bartender. You see a lot of strange things at the Pixel Palace. So, I see a lot of strange things as a bartender at the Pixel Palace. And that ain't no lie. Swear to it"
  • Moviebob ends his Big Picture segments with "I'm Bob, and that's The Big Picture."
  • Feed Dump always ends with "There may be better sources for news, but they don't have this hat."
  • Stuart Ashen himself doesn't have one, but when he encounters the phrase "Stay Fresh Cheese Bags", he notes that sounds like something an Eighties children's TV mascot would use as one.
  • "I'm Scott Manley — Fly safe!"
  • Jesse Cox ends his videos with "And, as always, To Be Continued."
  • "My name's been TotalBiscuit, and I'll see you next time!"
  • Mark Crilley ends his YouTube videos with "I'll be back with another one... real soon!"
  • That SciFi Guy and
    Here's your sci-fi clip of the week.
  • All three Vsauce hosts (mostly Michael) end their videos with "And as always, thanks for watching."
  • Can be seen on VlogBrothers: "John/Hank, I'll see you Tuesday/Friday". John's episodes of Crash Course always end with "Thanks for watching, and as we say in my home town, Don't Forget To Be Awesome."
  • Screen Junkies: Hal Rudnick says bye bye and gives an unmanly, undignified wave.
  • The Rap Critic ends with "You don't have to like my opinion, but I don't have to like your song."
  • Two Best Friends Play: The "Matt and Woolie's Old School Playthroughs" always end with some variation on "We had childhoods, and Pat did not."
  • Chuggaaconroy: "Next time on (game X), we'll be(action Y)! See you guys then!"
  • Online video game tutorial-maker and commentator The War Owl always ends his episodes by saying "I'm the War Owl, and I still... have no closer."
  • "WHO WON?! WHO'S NEXT?! YOU DECIDE! EPIC! RAP! BATTLES OF HISTORYYYY!!!!" After they introduced their Patreon where fans could vote on who won the rap battles, it became "YOU LITERALLY DECIDE!"
  • You've just had the almost imponderable joy of watching Charlieissocoollike, which makes you, like, cool!
  • At the end of most of his videos during the stingers, Matthew Santoro will say "bye" in a snobby accent.
  • "But hey, that's [insert relevant meme picture here] JUST A THEORY! A Game Theory/Film Theory/Food Theory! Thanks for watching/AND cut/Bon appetit!"
  • Used by A Dose of Buckley for his side series.
    • Musical Autopsy: "This has been Musical Autopsy... bag it and tag it."
      • He deviates from this twice. In the "Black and Yellow" autopsy, he signs off with "fuck your mother", while his "Christmas Music" autopsy ends with a more holiday appropriate "wrap it and tag it".
    • Advice No One Asked For: "I'm Buckley, and you're welcome."
    • Scumbags of the Internet: "So thanks to today's Scumbag of the Internet...for making us all feel better by knowing no matter what we do in life, we'll always be better than they are."
    • Bad Head: "And they say there's no such thing as Bad Head."
  • Toy reviewer EmGo always ends his videos with the same fairly lengthy catchphrase: "This is EmGo saying remember, you don't stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing. Be geek, be proud, palm in your face" note 
  • Jim Sterling uses "...and thank god for me." at the end of their Jimquisition videos.
  • At the end of every episode of Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, after thanking the crew, he holds up his mug saying:
    Kevin: Until next time, and as always...get outta my face.''
    • Whenever sidekick Samm Levine hosts when Kevin's away, he ends the episode:
      Samm:Until next time...fuck off.
  • Miniminter of the Sidemen: "Thank you guys for watching... (puts hand doing a V sign to his forehead) and... (flicks hand to the camera) See ya!"
  • Jeremy Jahns ends his reviews with this: "So, [Title], have you seen it? What did you think about it? Whatever you think, comment below, let me know! And as always, if you like what you've seen here and you want to see more, click right here to see more!" *punches screen*
  • "Next time on Game Grumps!" At first, this was followed by a joke "And Now for Someone Completely Different" To Be Continued, but this was eventually shortened to this. Now, Dan often has to say to Arin that "it's time for "next time on Game Grumps"" when the latter is lost in his "Just One More Turn" madness.
  • "Thank you guys for watching, and of course stay tuned on GameXplain for more on [the subject of the video] and other things gaming too. Until next time, bye!"
  • The YouTube channel Life Noggin ends their videos with, "As always, I'm Blocko. This has been Life Noggin. Don't forget to keep on thinking."
  • Sam & Mickey usually close their Stop Motion videos with dolls of themselves bidding the viewers, "Love, Sam...and Mickey!"
  • YouTuber TheRealNinjaBoy: "This has been NinjaBoy and I will be back later with more '[name of game]' (or "something else" minus the "more" if it's the last episode of an LP). See you guys... then." [Smash to Black]
  • YouTuber and Let's Player Jacksepticeye
    Jack: Anyway, thank you guys so much for watching this video. If you liked it, punch that like button in the face LIKE A BOSS! And, hi-fives all around. Wh-psh! Wh-psh! Thank you guys and I'll see all you dudes... IN THE NEXT VIDEO!
  • YouTuber SomeCallMeJohnny
    Johnny: Thank you for watching, have a fantastic night, and take care.
  • YouTuber The Rageaholic
    The Rageaholic: I'm Razorfist! God-fucking-speed!
  • The Resistance with Keith Olbermann usually ends with Olbermann saying forcefully "RESIST!", then holding up his hand and saying, more softly, "Peace." This gesture and "Peace" were originally used by Dave Garroway, the first host of the Today show. Quieter episodes, often addressed to Trump supporters ("is this the America you want?"), end with a simple "Thanks for listening".
  • BlackPanthaa normally signs off his videos with "Until next time, peace." while flashing a peace sign.
  • TheJimmyJ57 ends his GTA Pimp My Ride videos by saying "And, as always, have a good day."
  • MrBossFTW says "And I'll see you guys in the next video." when he concludes his videos.
  • Tom Matthews would end his Grand Theft Auto V Top Gear videos the same way Clarkson ended the actual series ("And on that bombshell, it's time to end.") In the Spiritual Successor Gear Knobs, he signs off with "And I'm sorry for wasting your time."
  • Austin Creed normally signs off Up, Up, Down, Down with an enthusiastic "Keep it tight!"
  • You will have hard time finding a youtube video that does not end with someone telling you to like said video and subscribe to their channel.
  • Captain Disillusion: "Love with your heart, use your head for everything else... Captain Disillusion!"
  • Bennett the Sage closes out episodes of Anime Abandon with "'Til next time!"
  • The Anime Man's ends his videos with a Motor Mouth-ed "Like and favorite if you enjoyed! Subscribe for more anime banter, and I'll see you in the next video of whatever I make. Keep watching anime! Janne!"
  • Lost Pause's is "[...] and I hope to see all you beautiful sons-of-guns again next time."
  • The Gaming Historian ends his show with "That's all for this episode of The Gaming Historian. Thanks for watching!"
  • Manitowoc Minute: Each episode ends with the Manitowoc Minute Man saying "And as always, go Packers, and f*** da Bears!"note 
  • Techmoan ends his show with one similar to The Gaming Historian's: "(But) That's it for the moment. As always, thanks for watching!"
  • Echo Rose ends videos with "Don't forget to smell the roses!"
  • Jules Gill of customarily ends his videos on WhatCulture's YouTube channel with "I've been Jules, you've been awesome, never forget that, and I'll speak to you soon. 'Bye." He also likes to close out his videos with a heartfelt message, wishing his viewers health, success and love, "Because you deserve all bloody three", emphasizing the importance of making your mental health a priority and saying that it's okay to get help from family, friends or professionals.
  • Louis Rossmann, a tech YouTuber known for his Mac repair videos and consumer rights activism, signs off most of his videos with "That's it for today, and as always, I hoped you learned something."
  • Dr. Bernard, the host of Chubbyemu, signs off his videos with "Take care of yourselves, and be well."
  • LegalEagle, a lawyer who discusses cases of Artistic License – Law in fiction and other legal issues of the day, signs off with "I'll see you in court."
  • The Hayes Family would always end their videos telling viewers to "Make today..."
    Ashley and Malia or a face character cast member: "Your best day ever!"
    • Sometimes there will be variants of the end part, like when Rapunzel and Flynn close out one video:
    Ashley: And remember,
    Ashley and Malia: Make today...
    Rapunzel and Flynn: ...Your best day ever-
    Flynn Rider: -And I'm gonna twirl to it too! [Twirls Rapunzel and ending with both of them hugging each other in a pose]
  • Each episode of The Whiskey Vault ends with a toast. The original was "May your crazy stay this side of legal, and may you return before we have time to miss you. Cheers!", which was replaced with "Here's to fighting, stealing, and drinking! If you fight, may you fight for a friend. If you steal, may you steal your lover's heart. And if you drink, may you drink with us!"
  • Every Twitch stream of Bryan Dechart and Amelia Rose Blaire's DechartGames always ends with this before raiding another Twitch streamer:
    Bryan: My name is Bryan,
    Amelia: My name is Amelia,
    Both: ...And this is our Twitch!
    Bryan: Let's raid in 3, 2, 1-
    Both: '[repeatedly until the raid kicks in]'' Raid! Raid! Raid! Raid!...
  • The Magic Dads end their videos saying "...and from our magic family to yours, enjoy."
  • Every review on Musical Hell ends with Diva saying "...So let it be recorded. This session of the infernal court in Musical Hell is now adjourned." [sound of a gavel pound]
    • For the Know the Score shorts, it ends with "I'm Diva, I Know the Score, and now, so do you."
  • Pikasprey: "My name is Pikasprey, and thanks for watching".
  • Thomas Vaccaro ends their videos with mostly the same phrase.
    Thomas: I'm the Unicorn of War, and this has been a shit show.
  • Markiplier: "And as always, I will see you... in the next video. Bye-bye!"
  • Josh Scorcher has a few different sign offs based on which show he's running.
    • In his countdown videos, he says "I'm the Fiery Joker," make some comment about the topic discussed or Foreshadowing his next video topic, then capping off with "KA-BOOOM!".
    • In his F.O.B. Equestria series, he makes a Mad Libs Catchphrase about something being taken way too seriously, referencing the title of his review videos "Taking [X] Too Seriously".
  • Gnoggin: "Never stop using your gnoggin!"
  • Tim Rogers ends his Action Button reviews with: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That video games were created awesome. That I was born stupid. However, I will not die hungry. Video games forever... Action Button."
  • Emmy of the Emmymade channel on YouTube ends all her videos with "Toodle-oo! Take care! Byeeeeeeee!!!!"
  • On the YouTube channel NerdECrafter, Jackie ends her videos by saying "Until then, I will see you grains in the next video" and giving the peace sign.
  • VG Myths episodes usually end with the following format.
    Gamechamp3000: With [humorous description of the main character of the game doing something related to the game or challenge], the [game] [challenge] run is Mission Complete! [Here she'll sometimes offer thoughts or commentary on the run and how she found it, and sometimes will mention that the resources she used are linked in the description.] Special thanks to all Patreon backers, including [long list of Patreon supporter names]. [Something related to the game or video] for watchingnote  and get out of my house.
  • Rhett & Link end every episode of their show Good Mythical Morning with one of them saying "Thank you for liking, commenting, sharing and subscribing," followed by the other (or the guest if there was a special guest on the episode) saying "You know what time it is!" Then it would cut to a video clip of a fan saying something along the lines of "I'm [name] from [place], and it's time to spin the Wheel of Mythicality!" Up until a certain point, the videos would also end (after they span the Wheel of Mythicality and did whatever it landed on) with an endslate, where they would give the following final signoff:
    Rhett: Click the top link to watch our show after the show, Good Mythical More.
    Link: Click the bottom link to watch another episode of Good Mythical Morning.
    Rhett: And click on the circular channel icon to subscribe.
    Link: Thanks for being your mythical best.
  • Charriii5 ends his videos with "Until next time, stay safe and stay awesome. This is Charriii5, signing off."
  • FootofaFerret ends each episode of A Brief History with "Thanks for watching, and DFTBA," with "(don't forget to be awesome)" displayed on the screen.
  • Cam Steady ends Video Game Rap Battles videos with a cry of "Game Over! Choose your character! Video Game Rap Battles!"

    Western Animation 
  • Amphibia: Polly says one at the end of the episode, "Return To Wartwood", as she drags Anne away after squeeing for Sprig and Ivy.
    Polly: [Unamused as she drags a squeeing Anne away] OK, we're done here.
  • Every episode of the Back to the Future animated series ends with the live-action Doc Brown saying a variation of "See you in the future!" seconds before his transmission cuts off.
  • Blinky Bill: Every episode of the series (except "Blinky and the Red Car", "Blinky Bill's Zoo" and "Blinky and the Heart of the Tree") ends with Blinky (or another character) uttering his famous catchphrase; "Extraordinary!"
  • Blue's Clues had a whole song: Now, it's time for so long, but we'll sing one more song. Thanks for doing your part, you sure are smart. You know with me and you and my dog Bluenote , we can do anything that we want to do.
  • Crashbox: After the "Crashbox Rewind" segment, the hammer-wielding robot says "Well, that's it for now! See you next time!" and hits the "Credits" button to close the show.
  • The creepy-voiced narrator of Count Duckula ends every episode with "Goodnight out there ... whatever you are! (Evil Laugh)"
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood had the narrator sing, "It's such a good feeling to play with family and friends. It's such a happy feeling, they'll lend you a hand. You wake up, ready to say, 'I think I'll make a snappy new day.' It's such a good feeling, a very good feeling, a feeling you know", and then Daniel sing, "That I'll be back when the day is new and I'll have more ideas for you and you'll have things you'll want to talk about. I will too." and then say, "Because it's you I like".
  • Dr. Scott's learning segments in Dinosaur Train end with him saying "Keep watching for more dinosaur discoveries" for the first episode in each pair; and "And remember: get outside, get into nature, and make your own discoveries" for the second.
  • Dora the Explorer has Dora end every episode by saying, "We couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for helping, gracias!note "
  • Looney Tunes shorts ended with the line "That's all, folks!", often spoken by Porky Pig.
  • In almost every incarnation of the series, Scooby-Doo would end the episode with a call of "Scooby-Dooby-Doo!"
  • The announcer of Kablam ends every episode with "Join us again next time, same Kablam time, same Kablam network!"
  • Little Einsteins: "See you on the next mission!"
  • The Magic Roundabout ends with Zebedee saying "Time for bed" in most episodes.
    • The 2007 reboot series similarly ends with Dylan saying, "I wish it was time for bed" (or "I wish it was time for bed, man").
  • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: "You make my heart feel super happy! Zài jiàn!note " The second season added her repeating the phrase "You make my heart feel super happy!" in Mandarin before saying "Zài jiàn!"
  • Nina Needs to Go! ends with Nina saying "That'll never happen again because now I know, don't wait to go", with the exception of a few episodes that had a different format than the rest, but she still said a variation on that.
  • The Powerpuff Girls would end with The Narrator saying, "So Once Again, the Day Is Saved, thanks to The Powerpuff Girls!", or some variant thereof.
  • The Stinger on Muppet Babies (1984) always had Animal say "Go bye-bye!" and laughing.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures has several characters end the credits with a line, and who says what gets shifted.
  • The Weekenders has Tino's "Later days!" (Other characters, when they assume narrator duties, will usually say it in his stead).
  • Pinky and the Brain: "Come, Pinky. We must prepare for tomorrow night." "Why, Brain? What are we going to do tomorrow night?" "The same thing we do every night, Pinky: Try to Take Over the World!"
  • Some episodes of Histeria! have the final scene before the end credits with Father Time (and/or another character, commonly sometimes a historical figure) signing off in a comedic fashion, depending on the topic of each episode, followed by him (or Miss Information) saying "See you again (next time) on...", and then the characters shouting out the show's title (one character by one character first, then all the characters).
  • Johnny Gomez ends Celebrity Deathmatch with "Good fight, good night".
  • Grojband has Corey say "Thanks for coming out, everyone!" before slamming a garage door that appears out of nowhere.
  • The Brave Little Toaster has the radio (who frequently talks like a World War II radio broadcaster) doing one at the end of the movie just as Rob (AKA: "the master") is about to take them with him to college:
    Radio: "From the starlight roof high atop the Ritz, we wish our intrepid little friends the best of luck, and a fond farewell!"
  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: "Until next time, everybody, do the Mario!"
  • Really Wild Animals ends every episode with Spin saying "But (you know), there are lots more Really Wild Animals all across this wonderful world of ours, so be sure to join me on our next (exciting) adventure. Until then, this is your pal Spin. Spin ya later!"
  • Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?: Carmen finishes every episode in a short conversation with "the player" (who is little more than an Audience Surrogate that provides an in-universe reason for characters to address the Fourth Wall), and signs off with "See you next crime."
  • Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.: "Hulk, out."
  • Control Freak from the Teen Titans series who tends to hijack TV screens says "Freak Out!" when ending his transmission.
  • Braingamesnote  has them in almost every segment:
    • Now it's time to close the book of Wrongovia. The sun is coming up! So it's time to say good night! I bid you farewell, with a fond HELLO-O!.note 
    • "That's it for Safari Solitaire, my favorite (card) game! (alligator bites narrator's finger) HELP! When's the next bus to Texas?"
    • "Game over; Earplay now out."
    • The various "word scramble" games had ones that were different between each game in which there was a summary of each (scrambled) word that was used in that segment.
    • Every episode of the show would end with a voice tearfully saying "Braingames... is now... OVER."
  • On ToddWorld, Todd ends each story by summarizing the story's moral and then telling us "See you next time. Love, Todd."
  • Most episodes of the Total Drama series have Chris say one final narration, ending with " time on Total! Drama! (insert season name)!".
  • On the Animated Adaptation of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie on Amazon, "What do you think will happen next?" is a regular catchphrase, but also at the end of each story, one of the human characters will say "If you (give something to / do something with an animal) what do you think will happen next?"
  • Sid the Science Kid reminds viewers, "And remember, keep asking lots and lots of questions. See you later, scientists!"
  • In Sylvanian Families, the Woodskeeper wraps up episodes by saying "And so ends another journey to the Sylvanian Forest to visit our best of friends, the Sylvanian Families! Goodbye, all, and may your wishes come true!"
  • Most of the VeggieTales videos end with this statement:
    "God made you special..." "...And he loves you very much!"
    • The TV version ended with Bob saying "Thanks for coming to my house today, kids. We'll see you next week. Goodbye!"
  • Most episodes of Wild Kratts end with Martin saying "Keep on creature adventuring!" and Chris responding with "We'll see you on the creature trail!"

    Real Life 
  • Before 24 hour TV and radio stations became commonplace (and still used if a station needs goes off the air for something like maintenance), most stations would say something to the effect of "Thank you for watching, and have a good night" or "[insert call sign here] now ends our broadcast day, to return to the air tomorrow morning at [time]" shortly before shutting down for the night. They were legally required to give the name of the company that owned the station, plus the broadcast site, frequency, wattage and location of transmitter and antenna. There was often a Sermonette or brief prayer or reflection after that, leading into a musical Signing Off Catch Phrase in the form of the national anthem of whatever country the station is in. U.S. stations often used the Lord's Prayer (one memorable version had Chief Shatka Bear Step (Nez Perce) giving the prayer in a Native American sign language), "America the Beautiful" with nature scenes, "This Is My Country", "God Bless America" or "My Country 'Tis Of Thee", or a poem like High Flight. Some versions of "The Star Spangled Banner" could get pretty creative with their video production.note  Many ended off with an hour or so of The Test Pattern.
    • In some countries the national anthem at sign-off was (or is) a legal requirement. Mexico mandates radio stations to play the anthem at sign-off and sign-on, or, if they run 24 hours, to play it at 12:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M.
  • Every Olympic Games (whether summer or winter) is closed out by the IOC president with some variation of the following:
    And now, in accordance with tradition, I declare the Games of the [ordinal number of Summer Olympics] Olympiad/[ordinal number of Winter Olympics] Olympic Winter Games closed, and I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now in [next host city] to celebrate the Games of the [next ordinal number of Summer Olympics] Olympiad/[next ordinal number of Winter Olympics] Olympic Winter Games.
  • Between the Second and Third Punic Wars, Roman senator Cato the Elder ended every single one of his speeches with "Carthaga delenda est" - "Carthage must be destroyed." - even if his speech was completely unrelated to Carthage. In 146 BC, Rome made good on that when it completely destroyed Carthage in the Third Punic War.
  • It's common for Japanese speakers to end a presentation with the sentence ご清聴ありがとうございました (goseichō arigatō gozaimashita) to thank the viewers. Likewise, replace seichō with shichō 視聴 if it's a video and etsuran 閲覧 if it's an art collection/comic.
  • The Catholic Mass takes its name from the final words spoken by the priest in the Latin versions: "Ite, missa est." ("Go, it's over.")

Alternative Title(s): Sign Off Catch Phrase


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