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Thursday, May 28, 2009

What's Your Family's Catch Phrase?

Did anyone else here catch the show that was on the other night which counted down the fifty top funniest phrases in TV history?  It was a pretty funny program, although the absence from the countdown of either Good Times' "Dyn-o-mite!" or Different Strokes' "What you talking 'bout Willis?" was really inexcusable.  Among the fifty were such gems as "Two wild and crazy guys," "Aaaaay," "Nanu-Nanu," and "Up your nose with a rubber hose."  The top phrase was "Yada Yada Yada" from Seinfeld.

The program got my family thinking that maybe we should have a catch phrase.  Doesn't every family really need one?  I talked to my wife and son about it, and we decided to adopt the phrase "Daddy Doesn't Know" as our catch phrase.  It's something I say all the time in response to their questions because I don't really know a damned thing.  The catch phrase, though, involves more than just saying the words.  There's kind of a special way to say them and some body movement as well.  If you're interested in checking it out, we've posted a very short movie on YouTube, and I invite you to give it a look.

Does your family have a catch phrase?  If so, I hope you will share it with us here.

Posted by Jay Wexler on May 28, 2009 at 09:55 AM in Jay Wexler | Permalink


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We have been watching "The Wire" lately, so it has become "Mos' 'Def".

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | May 28, 2009 1:59:53 PM

Ours is "Jay Wexler Doesn't Know," actually.

Posted by: Orin Kerr | May 28, 2009 1:25:31 PM

However, that would require tearing down one of the walls of your house.

Posted by: Bruce Boyden | May 28, 2009 1:02:43 PM

Whatever catch phrase you select, if you could persuade a studio audience to come live in your house and laugh upon hearing it, that would be a big plus.

Posted by: Heidi Kitrosser | May 28, 2009 11:42:22 AM

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