The quotable lines of film and television: they give birth to lore and legend. Regarding popular culture, television is king, rife with characters who come with loads of personality, and more than a few catchphrases. Can we imagine Homer Simpson without “D’oh!?” How about Hurley on LOST without, “Dude…” And those are simple, single words/wordless contractions that are iconic in representing two of television’s most cuddly characters. Let’s consider some more, shall we? Here are 12 of the greatest lines and catchphrases from the world of TV.
12. Family Matters
Family Matters ran from the late 1980s into the thick of the 1990s. ’89 – ’98 to get real specific. There is no arguing the reasons–or reason–why the show was so popular, and ran as long as it did: Steven Quincy Urkel. Steve Urkel was the kid who made the nerd thing work for many who weren’t what they wished on a particular field of play, or appealing to the eyes of the opposite sex. It was OK to be a nerd thanks to Steve Urkel. True to form, and caricature archetype, Steve came complete with a catchphrase. And this catchphrase was something that became emblazoned on t-shirts worldwide, while being uttered by men, women and children everywhere when they would mess something up royally: “Did I do that?” It became a gag on the show for other characters to use it when least expected.PREMIUM —