24 Catchphrases From 80’s TV That We Will Never Forget



Hans and Franz (Saturday Night Live)

“And we want to pump *Clap* you up!”

Pee Wee’s Playhouse

“And the word of the day is…”

Hill Street Blues

“Let’s be careful out there.”

Mr. Bill (Saturday Night Live)

“Oh noooooooooooo!”

Red Dwarf

“Smeg head!”


“I want my MTV.”

Valley Girl by Moon Zappa

“Gag me with a spoon.”

Punky Brewster

“Holy Macanoli”



Mr. T

“I pity the fool.”

Inspector Gadget

“Go go gadget…”

Diff’rent Strokes

“Whatchu talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?”

Siskel & Ebert & the Movies

“The balcony is closed.”


“Kiss my grits!”

G.I. Joe

“…And knowing is half the battle.”


“Autobots, transform and roll out”


“I kill me”

“No problem!”

Mork & Mindy

“Nanu nanu.”


“By the power of Greyskull”

Fantasy Island

“Boss! Boss! The plane! The plane!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Bonus: some commercials catchphrases.

Grey Poupon“Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?”

Wendy’s“Where’s the beef?”

The Clapper“Clap on. Clap off. The clapper”

Life Call“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

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