Friday, December 29, 2006

TV's 100 Best Catchphrases...and 100 More by Zen Angel

Recently, TV Land released its 100 Greatest Catchphrases list. It was a good list, I'll give them that...but I was surprised by all they left out.

So first, TV Land's list...followed by my list, the 100 More Great Catchphrases.


TV Land's 100 Greatest Catchphrases:

#100 -- "Nip it!" (Barney Fife, "The Andy Griffith Show")
#99 -- "Yeah, that's the ticket" (Jon Lovitz as the pathological liar, "Saturday Night Live")
#98 -- "I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl ..." (Larry, "Newhart")
#97 -- "God'll get you for that" (Maude, "Maude")
#96 -- "I love it when a plan comes together" (Hannibal, "The A-Team")
#95 -- "This is the city ..." (Sgt. Joe Friday, "Dragnet")
#94 -- "Time to make the donuts" ("Dunkin' Donuts" ad)
#93 -- "Resistance is futile" (Picard as Borg, "Star Trek: The Next Generation")
#92 -- "Oh, my nose!" (Marcia Brady, "The Brady Bunch")
#91 -- "Suit up!" (Barney Stinson, "How I Met Your Mother")
#90 -- "Mom always liked you best" (Tommy Smothers, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour")
#89 -- "Here it is, your moment of Zen" ("The Daily Show")
#88 -- "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV" (Vicks Formula 44 ad)
#87 -- "Hey now!" (Hank Kingsley, "The Larry Sanders Show")
#86 -- "That's hot" (Paris Hilton, "The Simple Life")
#85 -- "Just one more thing ..." (Columbo, "Columbo")
#84 -- "The truth is out there" (Fox Mulder, "The X-Files")
#83 -- "Welcome to the O.C., bitch" (Luke, "The O.C.")
#82 -- "You eeeediot!" (Ren, "Ren & Stimpy")
#81 -- "Now cut that out!" (Jack Benny, "The Jack Benny Program")
#80 -- "The tribe has spoken" (Jeff Probst, "Survivor")
#79 -- "Holy crap!" (Frank Barone, "Everybody Loves Raymond")
#78 -- "Bam!" (Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril Live")
#77 -- "I'm Rick James, bitch!" (Dave Chappelle as Rick James, "Chappelle's Show")
#76 -- "Denny Crane" (Denny Crane, "Boston Legal")
#75 -- "I know nothing!" (Sgt. Schultz, "Hogan's Heroes")
#74 – “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” (Jan, “The Brady Bunch”)
#73 -- "Good night, John Boy" ("The Waltons")
#72 -- "Let's be careful out there" (Sgt. Esterhaus, "Hill Street Blues")
#71 -- "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" (Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle)
#70 -- "Schwing!" (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne and Garth, "Saturday Night Live")
#69 -- "Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?" (Grey Poupon ad)
#68 -- "Tell me what you don't like about yourself" (Dr. McNamara and Dr. Troy, "Nip/Tuck")
#67 -- "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (Vinnie Barbarino, "Welcome Back, Kotter")
#66 -- "Heh heh" (Beavis and Butt-head, "Beavis and Butthead")
#65 -- "Makin' whoopie" (Bob Eubanks, "The Newlywed Game")
#64 -- "Who loves you, baby?" (Kojak, "Kojak")
#63 -- "Gee, Mrs. Cleaver ..." (Eddie Haskell, "Leave it to Beaver")
#62 -- "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" (Alka Seltzer ad)
#61 -- "Say good night, Gracie" (George Burns, "The Burns & Allen Show")
#60 -- "We've got a really big show!" (Ed Sullivan, "The Ed Sullivan Show")
#59 -- "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids" (Trix cereal ad)
#58 -- "Elizabeth, I'm coming!" (Fred Sanford, "Sanford and Son")
#57 -- "Do you believe in miracles?" (Al Michaels, 1980 Winter Olympics)
#56 -- "Don't make me angry ..." (David Banner, "The Incredible Hulk")
#55 -- "Hey HEY hey!" (Dwayne Nelson, "What's Happening!!")
#54 -- "Have you no sense of decency?" (Joseph Welch to Sen. McCarthy)
#53 -- "Holy ____________, Batman!" (Robin, "Batman")
#52 -- "What you see is what you get!" (Geraldine, "The Flip Wilson Show")
#51 -- "Never assume ..." (Felix Unger, "The Odd Couple")
#50 -- "Tastes great! Less filling!" (Miller Lite beer ad)
#49 -- "You rang?" (Lurch, "The Addams Family")
#48 -- "Danger, Will Robinson" (Robot, "Lost in Space")
#47 -- "How YOU doin'?" (Joey Tribbiani, "Friends")
#46 -- "Is that your final answer?" (Regis Philbin, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire")
#45 -- "Read my lips: No new taxes!" (George H.W. Bush)
#44 -- "Two thumbs up" (Siskel & Ebert, "Siskel & Ebert")
#43 -- "You look mahvelous!" (Billy Crystal as Fernando, "Saturday Night Live")
#42 -- "I want my MTV!" (MTV ad)
#41 -- "Good night, and good luck" (Edward R. Murrow, "See It Now")
#40 -- "Stifle!" (Archie Bunker, "All in the Family")
#39 -- "Would you believe?" (Maxwell Smart, "Get Smart")
#38 -- "Sock it to me" ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In")
#37 -- “…if it weren’t for you meddling kids! (The bad guy, “Scooby Doo, Where Are You?”)
#36 -- "Well, isn't that special?" (Dana Carvey as the Church Lady, "Saturday Night Live")
#35 -- "Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!" (Stan and Kyle, "South Park")
#34 -- "You've got spunk ..." (Lou Grant, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show")
#33 -- "Homey don't play that!" (Homey the Clown, "In Living Color")
#32 -- "No soup for you!" (The Soup Nazi, "Seinfeld")
#31 -- "It keeps going and going and going ..." (Energizer Batteries ad)
#30 -- "It takes a licking ..." (Timex ad)
#29 -- "Norm!" ("Cheers")
#28 -- "How sweet it is!" (Jackie Gleason, "The Jackie Gleason Show")
#27 -- "The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat" (Jim McKay, "ABC's Wide World of Sports")
#26 -- "Smile, you're on 'Candid Camera' " ("Candid Camera")
#25 -- "Whassup?" (Budweiser ad)
#24 -- "De plane! De plane!" (Tattoo, "Fantasy Island")
#23 -- "Jane, you ignorant slut" (Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin, "Saturday Night Live")
#22 -- "Live long and prosper" (Spock, "Star Trek")
#21 -- "And that's the way it is" (Walter Cronkite, "CBS Evening News")
#20 -- "Come on down!" (Johnny Olson, "The Price is Right")
#19 -- "Let's get ready to rumble!" (Michael Buffer, various sports events)
#18 -- "Good grief" (Charlie Brown, "Peanuts" specials)
#17 -- "Hey hey HEEY!" (Fat Albert, "Fat Albert")
#16 -- "Yada, yada, yada" ("Seinfeld")
#15 -- "Book 'em, Danno" (Steve McGarrett, "Hawaii Five-O")
#14 -- "Space, the final frontier ..." (Capt. Kirk, "Star Trek")
#13 -- "We are two wild and crazy guys!" (Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd as Czech playboys, "Saturday Night Live")
#12 -- "Dyn-o-mite" (J.J., "Good Times")
#11 -- "Aaay" (Fonzie, "Happy Days")
#10 -- "I'm not a crook ..." (Richard Nixon)
#9 -- "Yabba dabba do!" (Fred Flintstone, "The Flintstones")
#8 -- "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" (Arnold Drummond, "Diff'rent Strokes")
#7 -- "Where's the beef?" (Wendy's ad)
#6 -- "D'oh!" (Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons")
#5 -- "Ask not what your country can do for you ..." (John F. Kennedy)
#4 -- "Baby, you're the greatest" (Ralph Kramden, "The Honeymooners")
#3 -- "You're fired!" (Donald Trump, "The Apprentice")
#2 -- "One small step for man ..." (Neil Armstrong)
#1 -- "Here's Johnny!" (Ed McMahon, "The Tonight Show")

Zen Angel's 100 More Great Catchphrases:

#100 -- I'm going to Disneyland! (Disneyland ad)
#99 -- Cara Mia! (Gomez, "The Addams Family")
#98 -- Here's the thing... (Linda, "Becker")
#97 -- Not the Mama! (the baby, Dinosaurs)
#96 -- Shazam! (Gomer Pyle, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.")
#95 -- We will serve no wine before it's time. (Paul Masson ad)
#94 -- Calgon, take me away!/Ancient Chinese secret? (Calgon ads)
#93 -- To the Batmobile! ("Batman")
#92 -- Giggity giggity! (Quagmire, "Family Guy")
#91 -- Pretty sneaky, sis. (Connect Four ad)
#90 -- It's BOUQUET! (Hyacinth Bucket, "Keeping Up Appearances")
#89 -- I'm ready! (SpongeBob, "SpongeBob Squarepants")
#88 -- Kiss my shiny metal ass. (Bender, "Futurama")
#87 -- I'm gorgeous! (Dick Solomon, "Third Rock from the Sun")
#86 -- I have the POWER! (He-Man, "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe")
#85 -- Who is buried in Grant's tomb? (Groucho Marx, "You Bet Your Life")
#84 -- Hello, nurse! ("Animaniacs")
#83 -- Two snaps up/Hated it! (Men on Film, "In Living Color")
#82 -- Big money, no whammies! ("Press Your Luck")
#81 -- That's all, folks! (Porky Pig, "Looney Tunes")
#80 -- Oh, the humanity! (Les Nessman, "WKRP in Cinncinati")
#79 -- Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? (The Brain, "Pinky and the Brain")
#78 -- Make it so. (Captain Picard, "Star Trek: The Next Generation")
#77 -- It stinks! (Jay Sherman, "The Critic")
#76 -- Cha-CHING! (Rally's ad)
#75 -- For crying out loud! (Dr. Mark Craig, "St. Elsewhere")
#74 –- Believe it...or not! ("Ripley's Believe It or Not!")
#73 -- ...get your pets spayed or neutered. (Bob Barker, "The Price is Right")
#72 -- Ha! I kill me! (Alf, "ALF")
#71 -- Hey you guys! ("The Electric Company")
#70 -- How's it goin'? (the detectives, "NYPD Blue")
#69 -- I don't know! ("You Can't Do That on Television")
#68 -- As always, thanks for your support. (Bartles & James ad)
#67 -- I just had one of my brilliant ideas. (Blair Warner, "The Facts of Life")
#66 -- Go-go gadget ____ (Inspector Gadget, "Inspector Gadget")
#65 -- Mama Mia! That's a spicy meatball! (Alka-Seltzer ad)
#64 -- Oh, boy! (Sam, "Quantum Leap")
#63 -- "Punky power!" (Punky, "Punky Brewster")
#62 -- Cowabunga! (Michealangelo, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles")
#61 -- Leggo my Eggo. (Eggo ad)
#60 -- Hidey-ho, there, neighbor! (Wilson, "Home Improvement")
#59 -- Champagne wishes and caviar dreams. (Robin Leach, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous")
#58 -- We'll be back in two and two. (Chuck Woolery, "Love Connection")
#57 -- Sal-lute! ("Hee Haw")
#56 -- But I'm feeling MUCH better now. (Buddy, "Night Court")
#55 -- Sit on it. (Richie, "Happy Days")
#54 -- Survey says! (Richard Dawson, "Family Feud")
#53 -- Who was that masked man? ("The Lone Ranger")
#52 -- Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too? (Dr. Pepper ad)
#51 -- Smiles, everyone, smiles! (Mr. Roarke, "Fantasy Island")
#50 -- Work! (Maynard, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis")
#49 -- Time out! (Zach, "Saved By the Bell")
#48 -- Trust me, I know what I'm doing. (Sledgehammer, "Sledge Hammer")
#47 -- Works for me. (Hunter, "Hunter")
#46 -- How rude! (Stephanie Tanner, "Full House")
#45 -- It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature! (Chiffon ad)
#44 -- Hot pursuit! (Roscoe P. Coltrane, "The Dukes of Hazzard")
#43 -- Hi, there. (Washington, "Welcome Back, Kotter")
#42 -- I said: Good day! (Fez, "That 70's Show")
#41 -- I'd like to buy a vowel, please. ("Wheel of Fortune")
#40 -- WonderTwin powers, activate! (the WonderTwins, "SuperFriends")
#39 -- The balcony is closed. ("Siskel & Ebert")
#38 -- Whoa! (Joey, "Blossom")
#37 -- Picture it, Sicily... (Sophia Petrillo, "The Golden Girls")
#36 -- Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. (Pantene ad)
#35 -- Very interesting. (Artie Johnson, "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In")
#34 -- Didja ever notice? (Andy Rooney, "60 Minutes")
#33 -- Deal, or no deal? (Howie Mandel, "Deal or No Deal")
#32 -- I'm the only gay in the village. (Daffyd, "Little Britain")
#31 -- Is it bigger than a bread box? ("What's My Line?")
#30 -- Faster than a speeding bullet... ("The Adventures of Superman")
#29 -- You got it, dude. (Michelle Tanner, "Full House")
#28 -- The devil made me do it. (Flip Wilson, "The Flip Wilson Show")
#27 -- And now for something completely different. (John Cleese, "Monty Python's Flying Circus")
#26 -- ...and these are their stories. ("Law & Order")
#25 -- Don't take the law into your own take 'em to court! (Doug Llewellen, "The People's Court")
#24 -- What's next? (the President, "The West Wing")
#23 -- A mind is a terrible thing to waste. (UNCF ad)
#22 -- Of course not. Don't be ridiculous. (Balki, "Perfect Strangers.")
#21 -- Thank you very much. (Latka, "Taxi")
#20 -- And knowing is half the battle! (Joe, "G.I. Joe.")
#19 -- Nanoo, nanoo. (Mork, "Mork and Mindy")
#18 -- Crickey! (Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter")
#17 -- Why? (Lucy Ricardo, "I Love Lucy")
#16 -- Holy mackerel! (Kingfish, "Amos and Andy")
#15 --'s got a good beat and it's easy to dance to. ("American Bandstand")
#14 -- Bite me, Doughboy. (Mimi, "The Drew Carey Show")
#13 -- ...this tape will self-destruct in five seconds. ("Mission Impossible")
#12 -- Let's rock. (Al Bundy, "Married...With Children")
#11 -- What's up, Doc? (Bugs Bunny, "Looney Tunes")
#10 -- I'm listening. (Dr. Frasier Crane, "Frasier")
#9 -- Did I do that? (Urkel, "Family Matters")
#8 -- Hello, Newman. (Jerry, "Seinfeld")
#7 -- Eat my shorts. (Bart, "The Simpsons")
#6 -- I've fallen and I can't get up! (Med-Alert ad)
#5 -- I pity the fool! (Mr. T, "The A-Team")
#4 -- Just the facts, ma'am. (Joe Friday, "Dragnet")
#3 -- And away we go! (Jackie Gleason, "The Jackie Gleason Show")
#2 -- Kiss my grits! (Flo, "Alice")
#1 -- Live from New's Saturday Night! ("Saturday Night Live")

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Happy Channukah

To all who celebrate the Festival of Lights...Happy Channukah from my family to yours.


Friday, December 08, 2006


I've been MIA the last week or so....but with good reason.

About a week and a half ago, I began experiencing this very weird pain. It was in two different places in my abdomen. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. Within a few days, I had completely lost my appetite and was dealing with increased nausea and severe fatigue. I made a doctor's appointment, but before I could go in, the pain became very severe and I ended up in the ER.

I am very happy to report absolutely NO problems with this ER visit! The nurse was incredible, checking on me at least every 10 minutes, the resident and the attending were both great doctors who treated me with the upmost care....not a Tin God in sight. I was given pain relief WITHOUT having to either ask or beg for it. My concerns were taken seriously and my questioned answered promptly. I was treated both with care and respect. I have written letters of complaint to the hospital in the past for poor treatment, and it was a great joy to write instead a letter of appreciation.

But, back to the issue at hand. At first, appendicitis was suspected, which frightened me. I am no big fan of surgery. After that was ruled out, the doctor was perplexed. It seemed like another case of kidney stones, but it also seemed like another case of ovarian cysts. After much testing it was determined to be BOTH.

I've had kidney stones, and I've had ovarian cysts. Never have I had them both at the same time. Trust me on's not an experience I wish to repeat. Despite my extreme dislike of surgery, I am now very seriously considering my OB/GYN's suggestion that I have my ovaries removed. I am, quite frankly, tired of all these cysts, and knowing that my parternal grandmother died of ovarian cancer, I am forever worried that someday it might not be a cyst at fault. And to be frank, my periods have been very troublesome since I had my tubal ligation three years ago. I would not be sorry to bid them adieu.

In addition to the kidney stone/ovarian cyst problem, I am having yet again another Prescription Refill Disaster. This time it concerns not my pain meds, but my Tegretol, which I use to combat the trigeminal neuralgia. The very last thing I need right now is a bout of the neuralgia, so it's very important that I take my meds. Tegretol is also a drug which needs to build up a "level" in your bloodstream. I always call it in for a refill several days before I run out, so that I DON'T run out.

Well, it didn't work out that way this time. I kept calling my pharmacy to check on the refill, and they kept giving me the same answer: my doctor's office had not yet called back. I contacted the Prescription Coordinator, and got the ever-present voice mail. I was finally able to speak with him, and the first words out of his mouth were, "I don't even see that medication on your record." I've been taking it for over a year now. He then mumbled something about being "behind" and assured me it would be taken care of that very day.

That was four days ago. I still have no meds.

After playing voice mail tag for another two days, my husband finally called and insisted on speaking with the ever-elusive Prescription Coordinator, who promptly blamed it on my doctor not being in the office. The prescription was then given to the "general pool" so that one of the other doctors could sign it. That was yesterday. I finally got a call from the pharmacy is filled and ready. Unfortunately, it was filled and ready three hours after my husband left for work, so I will not be able to actually get the prescription until tomorrow...which marks two weeks without it.

My face started to hurt today.

I am also incredibly shaky from what I assume is the level of Tegretol in my system going down. I can't stop shaking. I can't count the things I have dropped in the past week.

I see the doctor again on Monday. Because of the cyst/stone situation and now, my face acting up, I have little doubt that I will have to ask for more pain meds this month. I hate doing that, but I don't see where I have much choice. Maybe if my Tegretol had been filled on time, I could've swung it, but now? Not so much.

On the happier side, yesterday was my ninth wedding anniversary. My husband bought me some lovely silver nose rings, a beautiful chocolate-brown shawl and a box of Godiva chocolates. I think I'll keep him.

Anyway, that's what's been keeping me from the computer recently. Sitting up at the computer desk is extraordinarily painful. I'm beginning to think there's something to my husband's laptop idea. I have always been worried that I would break one in a Big Clumsy MS Moment, but I have really missed blogging and I've really missed my online support group and message boards this past week. Food for thought.

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