In The 80s - Catch Phrases of the Eighties (2023)

Catch Phrases of the Eighties

A catch phrase is usually a phrase associated with a character on a TV programor a commercial. The best example would be Bart Simpson with "Eat My Shorts."This is just a small list of such phrases that can best beassociated with the 80s. I have a page for slangwhich covers the typical Valley Girl speak and stuff like that. I also have apage for Movie Quotes to cover stuff from movies.

This page currently edited by: Dagwood. Past editor: Banasy

...And I'll Form...The HEAD!

Keith on Voltron: Defender of the Universe. Keith would say this whenever the Voltron Force formed Voltron.

...This message will self-destruct.

Inspector Gadget on Inspector Gadget. After Gadget says that, he'll throw the exploding message right on Quimby.

3's company

Jack Tripper on MERCY !.


Hillary Banks on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Hillary would always look so ditzy when saying this phrase!


Samantha Baker on sixteen candles. She says "aces" after her grandparents arrive.

The Actual Retail Price of your...

Bob Barker et al on Price is Right. Bob would say this before revealing the price of some object that folks bid on


The Fonz on Happy Days.

Afternoon Everybody!

Norm on Cheers.

Ahhhhh.........what a rush!

Hawk on The Legion of Doom. Hawk From The Legion of Doom

Ain't that a kick in the butt?

Al Calavicci on Quantum Leap.


Dr. Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap. When Al said or suggested something that involved stories of any of his ex-wives or going into women's bathrooms, Sam would yell at him to get his attention. This usually worked, but almost always triggered a complaint from Al.


Alf on How ya doin' Lucky?.


David on Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Andale! Andale! Arriba! Arriba!

Speedy Gonzales on Looney Tunes. Said by "the fastest mouse in Mexico."

And Now you Know And Knowing Is Half The Battle

G.I. Joe on G.I. Joe. Would say that at the end of every show

And why do they keep sending them to me?

Teachers on You Can't Do That On Television. Follows "Where does the school board find them?"

Anybody Got Any Cheese??

Steve Urkel on Family Matters.

Are you threatening me...?

Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane on The Dukes Of Hazzard.

As always, thanks for your support.

Ed on Bartles and Jaymes Wine Coolers.

Autobots!!! Transform and rollout!!!

Optimus Prime on The Transfomers.

Ay oh- oh ay

Tony Micelli on Who's the Boss?. .shtml

Back in St. Olaf...

Rose Nylund on Golden Girls. Rose would use this in her stories of her life back on the farm.

The balcony is closed.

Roger Ebert or Gene Siskel on Siskel and Ebert and The Movies. Said at the end of each show by each one every other week.

Balki, I have...a plan.

Larry Appleton on Perfect Strangers.

Balki, let's look into the future.

Larry Appleton on Perfect Strangers.

Bat's Breath!

Phineas Bogg on Voyagers!. It only lasted a couple of seasons in 1982-83, but this time-travel show was very popular with kids and starred Jon-Erik Hexum as Phineas Bogg, who later died from an accidental blank gun injury in 1984 while working on the set of another series, "Cover Up."

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

Lydia on Beetlejuice.

Believe it... or not.

Narrator on Ripley's Believe It Or Not. The announcer said this after every segment in sort of a creepy tone of voice.


Strawberry Shortcake on Strawberry Shortcake. That's her word for 'very.'

Big Bucks, Big Bucks, No whammies, STOP!

Contestants on Press Your Luck. .shtml

Blast that Peter Pan!

James Hook on Disney's Peter Pan and its saga series.



Blue Skies! Barfy Burgers! Girls!

Any Kid In The Dungeon on You Can't Do That on Television.

Bonkers, Bonks you out!!

Bonkers on Commercial. Man that stuff was good!

Bozhe moi!

Linka on Captain Planet and the Planeteers. That's "Oh, my gosh!" in Russian when she uses it to express or emphasize feelings such as anger, helplessness, and/or frustration.

The Breakfast Club movie

John Bender on Eat My Shorts.

Bubble Yum keeps it poppin'.

Various teens on Bubble Yum bubble gum commercials.

Buck Rogers

robot on Beedie Beedie Beedie.

Bush...we've got bush!

Booger on Revenge of the Nerds.

Buzzard on a buzzsaw

Cletus Hogg on The Dukes of Hazzard.

Buâ€TMdur buâ€TMdur buâ€TMdur thatâ€TMs all folksâ€TM

P-P-Porky Pig on Toons. Porky Pig at the end of a show

By Crom!

Conan the Barbarian on Any Conan films, cartoons, etc. in the franchise.

By the power of Greyskull!

Prince Adam on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

C-C-C-C-C-Catch the wave cCoke

Max Headroom on New Coke Commercials. The spots proved more popular than New Coke and spawned a short lived TV Show.

Card Sharks

Announcers on Ace High! Deuce low! Call 'em right and win the $.

Care Bear Stare!!!

all characters in unison on The Care Bears. .shtml

Champagne Wishes And Caviar Dreams

Robin Leach on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

Come On Down!

Johnny Olson/Rod Roddy on The Price Is Right.

Connect the dots, la la la la la...

Pee-Wee Herman on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.

Coot! Coot!..I love it! I love It!

Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes Of Hazzard. People think I'm crazy,but I use Roscoe's phrases a lot.

cosby show

kenny on yes.


The ninja turtles on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Said by the turtles.

cuff em and stuff em

roscoe p coletrain on dukes of hazzard. whenever roscoe was arresting somebody

Cut, It, Out

DAVE COULIER on OUT OF CONTROL. This is not Joey on Full was the same guy, Dave Coulier, who played Uncle Joey on Full House..but he did it on his show he had before Full House started airing, on a show called "Out of Control", on Nickelodeon.

Cut that jibba jabba!

Mr. T on A-Team. Another great Mr.T catch phrase.

Danger Mouse

Danger Mouse on Good Grief!.

Da plane boss, da plane!

Mr. Rourke and Tatoo on Fantasy Island. And Mr Rourke would always say, "Welcome, to Fantasy Island"

Dear Dad....

Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H. On occasion, he writes a letter to his father about what happened right from the very start on the Korean war.

Demon Dogs!!

Thundar on Thundar the Barbarian.

Dengeki Sentai Changeman

Gyodai on Gyodaaaaaaaaiii.

Did I do that?

Steve Urkel on Family Matters. .shtml

did i do that

steve erkul on familly matters. ha ha

Dinky, you birdbrain!

Grandpa Little on The Littles.

Do Bears Bare Do Bees Bee.

David Addison on Moonlighting.


Norm on Cheers. Norm sometime says about life, "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"


Homer on The Simpsons.


Homer Simpson on DYNAMITE. He always says this when he does something wrong or when something goes wrong

Don'cha Know?!

Bobby's Mom on Bobby's World.

Don't be ridickulas! Cousin Larry!

Balki on Perfect Strangers. Balki always said this, he was so funny

Don't Call Me Squirt!

Michelle Tanner on Full House.

Don't encourage him!

Parent on You Can't Do that on Television!.

Don't lay this at my door step

Thelma Harper on Mama's Family.

Don't move, Dirtbag!

Hooks on Police Academy.

Don't say "si", say "oui".

Inspector on the Inspector cartoon shorts. When his sidekick Deux-Deux hears his leader's orders, he says "yes" in Spanish, but he simply corrects him with a French word.

Do the Mario!

Mario and Luigi on Super Mario Brothers Super Show. This was at the very end of the episode and Mario and Luigi would say something similar to "and now there's only one thing left to do." or something like that.

Duh...I heard that!

Barth on You Can't Do That on Television. .shtml

Duh it's Barth! BARTH!

Barth on You Can't Do That On Television. Barth would say this line whenever any of the kids pronounnced his name incorrectly.

Dukes of HAzzard

Boss Hogg on dag blast-it.

Dukes of HAzzard

Cooter Davenport on See below--said by Cooter on the CB.

Dukes of HAzzard

Roscoe P. Coltrane on Enos you dipstick.

Dukes of HAzzard

Roscoe P. Coltrane on OOOO what a horendous crash.

Dukes of Hazzard

Cooter on I may be crazy but i ain't dumb! Crazy Cooter here.

Dukes of Hazzard

Rosco P. Coltrane on Say hello from Roscoe .

Dukes of Hazzard

Roscoe P. Coltrane on Freeze!!.

The Dukes of Hazzard

Boss Hogg on Them Dukes! Them Dukes!.

The Dukes of Hazzard

Sheriff Roscoe Coltrane on Deh-Deh-Deh---Dukes!.

Eat My Shorts

Bart Simpson on The Simpsons.


Screech on Saved By The Bell. Everytime someone said something that made Screech even the tiniest bit nervous he'd say "eep!" As if to say "someone is on to us."


(Video) 1980s Slang Terms and Phrases

Jack Dalton on MacGyver.


Captain Jean Luc Picard on Star Trek Next Generation. "Engage" meaning every time they went into warp speed.


Bart Simpson on The Simpsons.

family matters

steve urkel on did i do that? or anybody got any cheese.

family matters

urkel on Do the urkel.

Family Ties

none on Sit, Ubu, Sit! Good Boy!.

Fantasy Island

Mr. Roarke on Smiles.

Feel The Power of The ultimate Warriorrrrrrrr!

The Ultimate Warrior on WWF Wrestling. .shtml

Fer sure

Janice on The Muppet Show. Said by Janice, the female singer of the Electric Mayhem.

FIRE BAD!!!!!!!

Phil Hartman on Saturday Night Live. Phil Hartman As Frankstein.

For crying out loud!

Dr. Mark Craig on St. Elswhere.

Form blazing sword!

Keith on Voltron.

For the honor of Greyskull!!

Princess Adora on She-Ra: Princess of Power.


Detective Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice. One of my favorite shows. If you like it as much as I do, take a peak at it has quite a bit of info on the show too

Freeze! This is Miami Vice!

Crockett on Miami Vice. .shtml

Full House

Michelle Tanner on You got it dude!.

Full House

Michelle on You're in big trouble mister!.

Full House

Stephanie Tanner on How RUDE!!!.

Full House

Uncle Jesse on Kapeesh?.

Gadget Boy and Heather

Agent Heather and sometimes Gadget Boy on Morgh Time G-9!.

Gadget Boy and Heather

Gadget Boy and/or Agent Heather on Morph Time G-9!.


Chill on Perfect Strangers. Balki. When he can't believe something.

Get out of the city!!

Balki on Perfect Strangers.

Get your pets spayed or neutered. Please

Bob Barker on Price Is Right.

Go, Go Gadget Go!

Inspector Gadget on Inspector Gadget.

Go, Joe!

The G.I. Joe team on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

Go home! Go home! Go home!!

Carl Winslow on Family Matters. Yelling at Urkel.

Golden Girls

Blanche Devereux on Get outta here.

Golden Girls

Dorothy Zbornak on Shady Pines Ma.

Golden Girls

Dorothy on Shut up, Rose!.

Good evening, and what can I tell ya?

Dennis Miller on Saturday Night Live. Dennis Miller always opened "Update" with this little ditty. Dennis Miller was the god of "Weekend Update" in the 80s.

Good Grief!

Charlie Brown on Charlie Brown Specials.

Good news! Good news!

Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes Of Hazzard. The 80's Ruled!

Got any cheese?

Steve Urkel on Family Matters.

Gotta Blast

Jimmy Neutron on Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. Always said when exiting

Great Scott!

Superman on Superman cartoons and Superfriends.

Greyskull of power the by!

Prince Adam on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Prince Adam had to say the phrase backwards when he was on Orko's homeworld in one episode.


Shaggy on Scooby Doo. Shaggy says this a lot in Scooby Doo.

HA!!! And you think thats fair!!!!!!!???????

Carol Seaver on Growing Pains.

Ha! I kill me!

ALF on ALF. .shtml

Ha! I kill me.

ALF on ALF. Everytime Alf would tell a joke and made himself laugh he'd say "Ha! I kill me.

Handle it , Roy!

Boss Hogg on Dukes of Hazzard. Said with Southern accent, of course--more like "Hannel it Roy!"

handle it roy

Boss Hogg on Dukes of Hazard. the catch-phrase "Handle it Roy" was never used in "The Dukes of Hazard" instead it was used by the mayor in the ABC TV series "Carter Country"

hanna barbarra

snagglepuss on exit stage left.

Happy Days

Richie Cunningham on Yowza, yowza, yowza.

Happy Days

Various characters on I found my thrill (sang).

Happy days

Mr. Cunningham on Joanie, go to your room!.

Have Mercy!!

Hermies (jesse) katsopoilis on Full House. no

Have mercy

Uncle Jesse on Full House. .shtml


Steve Garratt on Book Him Dano !.

Heeeeerrrrre's Johnny!

Ed McMahon on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Originated in the 70's, but McMahon retained the greeting until he left with Carson in 1992.

Hello, Boys

"Guv" on Blazing Saddles. Mel Brook's character was referring to his mistress' chest as his eyes wandered aimlessly while signing a document.

Help! I've fallen, and I can't get up!

Little Old Lady on Med-alert Commercials.

Here! Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!!!


Here is Your First Subject..............Go!

Dick Clark on $25,000 and $100,000 Pyramid. Just before the start of the Winner's Circle round.

Here's the first item up for bids.

Bob Barker on The Price Is Right. And still says it today with same frequency. Going on 33 years, now!

He's on the Jazz

B.A. Face, and Murdock on The A-team. .shtml

Hey, hey, hey! (pronounced H-A-Y-!)

Dwayne on What's Happening.


Fat Albert on Fat Albert.

Hey, Preppy!

A.C. Slater on Saved By The Bell.

Hey Edison!!

Luigi on Super Mario Brothers' Super Show. said to summon Edison, the electrician living under the basement. (at least I think that's what he was...)

Hey Hay Hey

Dwayne on What's Happening. .shtml

Hey Red!

Every one at Fraggle Rock on Fraggle Rock. One thing that was always said whenever Red would show up to the group.

Hey Willie

ALF on ALF. .shtml

Heyyy Yooou Guuys!!!

on Electric Company. ZOOM has nothing on The Electric Company!

Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play?

Chucky (Charles Lee Ray) the Bad Doll on The Child's Play horror saga. When 6-year-old Andy Barclay pulls a string on Chucky's back, he carries one of over 10 phrases.

Hi, Nanny!

Muppet Babies on Muppet Babbies.


Connor MacLeod on There can be only one..

Hi Neighbor

Mr.Fred Rogers on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. He always said this at the end of his little song.

Hi Sam!

Sabrina on Sabrina. That was this incredible phrase anytime poor Sam got the ladder out to climb Sab's window. Sorry, Sam G. - I know I say it toooooo often! :o)

Hold on Tigershark

Various on Tigersharks. How the Tigersharks respond when one of their own is in considerable distress.

Homey don't play that.

Homey the Clown on In Living Color.


Minnie Pearl on Hee Haw.

How long have you been there? Long enough to know-

Sam Beckett and Admiral Al Calavicci on Quantum Leap. Al would usually pop in with know one know it... usually while something weird, sexy, or trivial is going on, and Sam would be shocked to find out he was there the whole time!

How much longer Papa Smurf?

Smurfs on Smurfs.

How rude!

Stephanie Tanner on Full House. .shtml


Stephanie Tanner on FULL HOUSE.

How you doin'?

Joey on Friends.

Hungry, Hungry, Hippos!!!

Hungry Hippo's Game on Commercial.

I ain't goin' on no damn plane, FOOL!

B.A. Barrakas on The A-team.

I am, and stop calling me Shirley!

Dr. Rumack (aka) Leslie Nielson on Airplane. This phrase is heard many times throughout the movie. It's a classic.

I brought you in this world and I'll take you out.

Cliff on Cosby Show. When Cliff is talking to Theo.

I don't have to take this, I'm going home

Steve Urkel on Family Matters. In response to Carl Winslow's repeated phrase of "Go home, go home, go home, go home!" whenever Urkel would push him to the breaking point.

I Get No Respect

Rodney Dangerfield on From his stand up days (and some of his movies). .shtml

I hate Rock N Roll!

Rowdy Roddy Piper on Hulk Hogan's Rock N Wrestling.

I have the power!!!

He-Man on He-Man Masters of the Universe. .shtml

I Heard That!

Barth on You Can't Do That On Television. Barth would always say this after one of the kids said something insulting about his burgers! (But they had good reason to!)

I hear you, Benson!

Grethen Kraus on Benson. She yells to Benson from off-screen.

I just had one of my brillant ideas

Blair Warner on Facts of Life.. .shtml

I know That Duuude!

Jeff Spicoli on Fast Times At Ridgmont High.

I'll be back.

The Terminator on The Terminator. .shtml

(Video) Hilarious! Every Memorable Commercial Catch Phrase from 1960s-1980s!

I'll be back

arnold shwartzannager on the terminator.

I'll cuff ya and stuff ya

Rosco P. Coltraine on The Dukes of Hazzard.

I'll get you next time, Gadget... next time!

Dr. Claw on Inspector Gadget.

I Love It, I Love It

Rosco P. Coletraine on The Dukes of Hazzard.

I love it when a plan comes together!

George Peppard on A-Team. Said whenever they've done something completely unrealistic and pulled it off anyway right before he puts a cigar in his mouth smirking.

I love this razor so much, I bought the company.

Victor Kiam on Remington Electric Shavers Commercial.

I'm crushing your head!

Mr. Ticsic, the headcrusher on The Kids In The Hall.

I'm doomed!!!

Stephanie Tanner on Full House .

I meant to do that.

The bat on Eureeka's Castle. The bat said that whenever he crashed into something, trying to fly. He had poor eyesight, so he did that all the time.

I meant to do that

Pee Wee Herman on Various. Said whenever he did something stupid like fall on his face.

I'm Gumby, DAMN IT!

Gumby (played by Eddie Murphy) on Saturday Night Live.

I'm in hot pursuit

Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes Of Hazzard.

I'm Larry. This is my brother, Darryl. This is my other brother, Darryl

Larry on From Newhart. .shtml

I'm not Herb!

Any Customer on Burger King Commercial.

I'm the baby, gotta luv me.

The Baby on Dinosaurs. .shtml

The Incredible Hulk

Dr David Banner on Don't make me angry.You wont like me when Im angry.

In Living Color

Fire Marshall Bill on Let me show you something!.

Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget on Go Go Gadget Arms!.

I picked a helluva week to quit drinking/smoking/e

Air Traffic Controller on Airplane. Lloyd Bridges in the control tower becomes increasingly incapacitated as he begins smoking, drinking, and snorting coke

I pity the fool!

Mr. T on The A-Team. .shtml

I Play For Keeps!

Michael on Night Rider. David Hasselhoff is bonafied bad ass!

Is it much farther, Papa Smurf?

Smurfs on Smurfs. This is what the Smurfs would ask Papa on long trips. He would usually reply the first two times with "Not much farther, my little Smurfs" and then on their third inquiry he would yell "Yes It is!!"

Isn't that special?

Church Lady on Saturday Night Live. One of sevearl classic characters played by Dana Carvey during the late 80s

I still got it!

Ralph Malph on Happy Days. He plays or tells any practical jokes towards any of his friends, including the Fonz and Richie.

I taught I taw a puddy tat.

Tweety on Looney Tunes.

It's alright mum

Ian Beale on EastEndeders. He says it in a weasily way.

It's crime fighting time!

Bullit Proof on C.O.P.S.

It's show time synergy

Jerrica on Jem and the Holograms. .shtml

It works for me.

Detective Hunter on Hunter. He says that at the end of the opening theme

I've fallen and I can't get up!

Old Lady on Medilert Commercial.


George Jetson on The Jetsons.


velma on scooby doo. Its Velma again


velma on scooby- doo. velma said jinkies whenever she was suprised! :)


Thelma on Scooby Doo. this site brought back some great memories .... thanks!

The Jokers Wild

Jack Barry on Joker.....Joker....JOKER!.

Just Kidding!!!!!!!!



All Of The Cast on Kids Incorporated.

Keep your feet on the ground and...

Casey Kasem on America's Top Ten. "Keep your FEET on the ground and keep reaching for the (or those) stars."

Kick it!

Wembley on Mama's Family. When ever they left the house they said "Kick it"

Kidd Video

Master Blaster on I'm Taking You To The Flipside!.

Let me at 'em! Let me at 'em!

Scrappy-Doo on Scooby-Doo. Said by Scrappy when he wants to go beat up the bad guy.

Let me get this straight.

Balki on Perfect Strangers. Balki says this right after Larry tells him something, and then he repeats whatever Larry has just told him.

lets be careful out there

sargent ? on Hill Street Blues. tv detective show

Let's Get Dangerous

Duck wing duck on Duck wing Duck. when the duck and his partner is about to got and fight crime

Let's Go, Voltron Force!

Kieth on Voltron. Said before assembling Voltron.

Let's Rock!!!

Al Bundy on Married With Children.

Let's ROCK!

Al Bundy on Married With Children. Al Bundy's war cry.

Let's show the Renegades what a Power Warrior

Leader-1 on Challenge of the Gobots. Can Do. Whenever the power suits were connected to the power ship Courageous Leader-1 would always shout this phrase out.

Let the Fraggle's Play! Down at Fraggle Rock!

Fraggle's on Fraggle Rock.

LIFE cereal commercial

Mikey's brother on He likes it!!Mikey likes it!!.

Lisa, don't encourage your mother.

Senator Lance Prevert on You Can't Do That On Television. Senator Prevert would say that everytime someon encouraged their mother to say or do something that was stupid and vice-versa.

The Littles

Grandpa Little on He's dumber than you are!.

Live From New York its Saturday Night

Anybody on Saturday Night Live.

Look Ma! I Caught a Fraggle!

Jr. Gorg on Fraggle Rock. Jr. Gorg would say this whenever he thought he caught a Fraggle.

Look Ma! i caught a Fraggle!

(dont recall his name... its a trash pile guy) on Fraggle Rock. i dont remember the phrases to well mainly because i havent seen the show in so long. please look and see if you can find some from this show though. thank you.

Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit...

the air traffic controller on Airplane!. (insert random addictive drug at the end of the phrase)

Lords of Light!!

Thundar on Thundar the Barbarian.

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!

Jack Tripper on Three's Company.

Love Connection

Chuck Wollery on we'll be back in two and two.

M-M-Max Headroom Heeeeeere

Max Headroom on Max Headroom. We cannot forget the humor of our stuttering, computer-generated friend, by courtesy of Matt Frewer, who opened every show by stating this quote.

Make it so!

Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

mama mia!

Mario on Super Mario Brothers' Super Show.

Mama's Family

Iola Boyland on Knock KNOCK.

Mama's Family

Thelma Harper on Don't you even think of looking at me..

Mama's Family

Thelma Harper on In a hen's hiney !.

Mama's Family

Thelma Harper on Well, Good Lord !.

Mama's Family

vinton harper on MaMUH.

Man i love being a turtle !!

Teenage mutant ninja turtles on teenage mutant ninja turtles. yes yes there is. im not sure if this was in the 80's could be early 90's..but still...its cool!

Maybe, Maybe Not!

Murray Bozinsky on Riptide. .shtml


Road Runner on Looney Tunes.

Me Grimlock, King

Grimlock on Transformers.

Missed it! by that much

Maxwell Smart on Get Smart..


Jack Tripper on Three's Company.

Monroe, you idiot!

Henry Rush on Too Close For Comfort.

Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers on Won't you be my neighbor?.

Mr. T

Robin on What the hairy heck?.

My brother always told me...

Kenny on Cosby Show. This is the line that Kenny on "Cosby" would always say when explaining why the world or women are the way they are.

My glasses!!!

Velma on Scooby Doo. Velma would always lose her glasses at the most inopportune times.

My little heart's goin

Shotgun Red on Country Clips.

My spider sense is tingling me!

Spider-Man on any Spider-Man series in the frnachise.

My Tailor is going to love this.

Face on The A-Team.

Nanoo Nanoo

Mork on Mork and Mindy. .shtml

Never feed him after midnight.

Mr. Wing's grandson on Gremlins. From the movie "Gremlins"

Nice touch

Garfield on Garfield and Friends. Garfield would say this whenever something about the location impressed him as being particularly interesting or dramatic.. .shtml

Night Court

Mac Robinson on Oh my dear lord..

Nobody puts Baby in a Corner

Johnny Castle on Dirty Dancing. Johnny says this right before him and Baby dance.

No class.

Russell Cosby on Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

No g-news is good g-news with Gary, Gnu.

Gary Gnu on The Great Space Coaster. .shtml

No Problem!

ALF on ALF. .shtml

(Video) Top 10 Funniest Movie Quotes of the 1980s


Wayne Campbell on Wayne's World on SNL.

Nothing Comes Between Me And My Calvins

Brooke Shields on Commercials. .shtml

Not the Mama!

Baby Dinosaur on Dinosaurs.

Not the mama, Not the mama

eh on Dinosaurus. In the episode the dad is trying to get baby to say daddy and he continues to say Not the mama, not the mama, then finally says da-deee and the father calls fran the wife and said he said daddy and the baby goes daddy, daddy, haha not the mama

Now we do the dance of Joy!

Balky on Perfect Strangers. .shtml


Buckwheat (Eddie Murphy) on Saturday Night Live. Eddie was only one of two SNL players to survive the cast purge following the dismal 1981 season. playing Buckwheat helped, as well as his Stevie wonder impersonation, often with Joe Piscopo(the other survivor) playing Frank Sinatra.

Of course I do, don be reedeeculous

Balki Bartokomous on Perfect Strangers. .shtml

Oh, bother!

Pooh on The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh.

Oh, d-d-d-dear!

Piglet on The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh.


Kool-Aid Pitcher on Kool-Aid Commercial.

Oh Boy!

Sam Beckett on Quantum Leep. This was the phrase Sam would always say after a leap.

Oh Kermie!

Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show. Miss Piggy expressing her affection for the mighty green one, Kermit the Frog.

Oh my god...

Dr. Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap. This was said during the earlier episodes of "Quantum Leap," before he really got into saying "Oh boy!" For example: "Oh my god, I'm Popeye!" "Oh my god, I'm a DJ!" "Oy vey, I'm the rabbi!"

Oh my Gosh!

Amanda King on Scarecrow and Mrs. King. She said it so much that it was how Lee (Scarecrow) could tell between her and her "look-a-like."

Oh my lord!!

Larry on Perfect Strangers. .shtml

Oookla! Ariel! We ride!

thundar on thundar the barbarian.

Ooooh yeah, DIG IT!!!

Randy Savage on WWF. .shtml

Ooooooooh, .....I'm tellin momma!

Dee on What's Happening.

Orange you smart?

Singer on Florida Orange Juice commercial.

Pandemonium Running Wild!

Mean Gene Okerland (SP?) on WWF Wrestling. This was "Mean Gene's" catch phrase for when all Hell broke loose in the ring.

Pee-Wee's Playhouse

Pee-Wee Herman on I know you are, but what am I?.

Pickle me grandmother!

Ted Bullpit on Kingswood Country. (Australian TV show)

Picture it... Sicily...

Sophia Petrillo on Golden Girls. When Sophia is about to tell a tall tale...

The plane! The plane!

Tatto on Fantasy Island. .shtml

Police work is my life

Rosco P. Coletraine on The Dukes of Hazzard.

Possum on a gum bush

Enos Strait on The Dukes of Hazzard.

The Power Is YOURS!

Captain Planet on Captain Planet.

Press Your Luck

Various Game Show Contestants on Big Bucks, no Whammies, and STOP!.

Punky Brewster

Punky Brewster on Holy Macanoly!.

Punky Brewster

Punky Brewster on I Got PUNKY POWER!!! .

Punky Power!

Punky Brewster on Punky Brewster. .shtml

Resistance is futile!

Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Resistance is futile.

The Borg on Star Trek: The Next Generation. You have this credited to captain Picard... should be the Borg :)

Right Turn, Clyde

Clint Eastwood on Every Which Way But Loose.

Robble robble!

Hamburglar on the McDonald's commercials.


Cast on Hee Haw. Said whenever a cast member or a guest salutes their hometown (usually a small town.)


Rear Admiral Al Calavicci on Quantum Leap. Al's triggered protest upon hearing his name.

Sanford & Son

Fred Sanford on It's a big one e'lizbeth.

Saturday Night Live - Coffee Talk skit

Linda Richman on It's Like Butta.

Saturday Night Live

Buddy Precisely on Wait at the bar!.

Save us the aisle seats.

Roger Ebert or Gene Siskel on At The Movies. This was said at the end of this show that preceeded "Siskel and Ebert and The Movies".

Say What!?

Willis on Dif'rent strokes.

Say your prayers and take your vitamins.

Hulk Hogan on WWF.


Scooby-Doo on Scooby-Doo.


zach morris on Saved by the bell. whenever screech messed up zach or any of the other from the saved by the bell gang would all shout screech..what have you done kinda thing

Sesame Street

Mr Hooper on Hooper Big Bird! It's Hooper..

Shame, Shame everybody knows your name

Rosco P. Coltraine on The Dukes of Hazzard.


Mork from Ork on Mork and Mindy. Mork would say this when something went wrong.

Shepard to lost sheep

Uncle Jesse on The Dukes of Hazzard.

the simpsons

bart simpsons on dont have a cow man.

Sit, Ubu, Sit! Good dog!

none on unsure...maybe cheers?. sound byte heard at the end of show.

Sit on it, Potsy

Richie Cunnigham on Happy Days.

Sit Ubu, sit. Good boy

n/a on Family ties. This was always at the very end, after the closing credits.

Small Wonder

Bonnie Brindle on Bye-yeee!.

Small Wonder

Bonnie Brindle on Hi-yeee!.

Small Wonder

Bonnie Brindle on No-nuh-nuh-no-no-no!.

Smeg Head

Various on Red Dwarf. A general insulting word on red dwarf a bbc sitcom that was shown in the us during the 90's but was made in the late 80's through the late 1990's


Any Smurf on The Smurfs.. It means anything.


Snausage Dog on Snausages commercial. Also my friend Lisa's catchphrase.


Dana Carvey on Choppin' Broccolli!.

So! Do Ya Feel Lucky PUNK?

harry on dirty harry.

Someone's in Trouuuuble!

Tootie on Facts of Life.

Sorry bout that!

Maxwell Smart on Get Smart. The "cone of silence" was also a catchy phrase though not used in public...

Stars, return!

Jezmine on Conan the Adventurer. She magically summon the throwing stars to return to her after she throws them at any object or villain.

Stifle yourself!

Archie Bunker on All in the Family.

super intendent chalmers

simpsons on SKINNER!!!!! what are those kids doing?.

Survey Says!!

Richard Dawson on Family Feud. Predates the 80s a bit, but certainly said throughout the 80s as well.

Survey Says!

Richard Dawson et al on Family Feud. Richard Dawson would build the suspense during the final round before revealing the point total of the result of the big money survey's at the end of the show.

sword of omens, give me sight beyond sight

lionel on Thundercats. Lionel says this when fellow Thundercats are in trouble

Synchronise Swatches!

Parker Lewis on Parker Lewis Can't Lose.

Take off you hoser!

Bob and Doug Mackenzie on SC TV. .shtml

Tales from the Crypt

Crypt Keeper on Hello boils and ghouls!.

Tales from the Crypt

Crypt Keeper on Remember that kiddies.. Hee Hee Hee!.

Talk amongst yourselves

Mike Myers on SNL.

Tastes great!! ...Less filling!!

Commercial on Miller Lite. This 80's slogan was often repeated in conversation throughout popular culture.

Thanks a lot, Carol!

Mike Seaver on Growing Pains.

Thank you very much

Latka- Andy Kaufman on Taxi. .shtml

That is soo fetch!!

Sexy Mamma on Brittany Green.

That's Incredible!

The Audience on That's Incredible. They say this at the beginning of every show.

That's one sneaky kid!

El Capitan (Les Lye) on You Can't Do That On Television. Said just before El Capitan manages to have himself shot trying to execute one of the younger regulars.

There's gonna be troublllllllllllle......

Tootie on Facts of Life.

This I command!

Serpentor on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

This is heavy!

Marty Mcfly on Back to the Future.

This is the big one! I'm coming to join you, Elizabeth!

Fred Sanford on Sanford & Son. When he's upset and trying to fake a heart-attack.

"This Is Your Brain On Drugs"

Narrator on Public Service Announcement. Said on a PSA while showing an image of an egg being cracked and poured into a hot frying pan.

This is your fault, Charles!

Anyone of the Powells Family on Charles in Charge.


Lion-O on Thundercats HOOOOO!.


Tigersharks on You've got a tiger by the tail.


Zach Morris on Saved By The Bell. He says that, and everybody but him freezes.

Time to go!


Turbo on Challenge of the Gobots. Whenever the Guardians had to leave a particularly dangerous situation Turbo would say "time to go."

Time to make the doughnuts!

Dunkin' Donuts Guy on Commercial.

"Toastally Awesome!"

Announcer on cereal commercial on Commercial. Exclamation at the end of the commercial or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Today's Secret word is.........

Pee-Wee Herman on Pee-Wee's Playhouse. ..............and the word of the day. He extracted the word from Conky the Robot at the beginning of every show.

Transform and Roll Out!

Optimus Prime on Transformers. .shtml

Truly outrageous!!

Various on Jem.

Trust Me, I know what I'm doing

Sledgehammer on Sledge Hammer!. .shtml

Turtle Power!

Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


he-man and lion-o on he-man and thunderkats. by the power of grayskull - he-man sword of omens give me sight beyond sight - thunderkats

Up your nose with a rubber hose

Cast of Welcome Back Kotter on Welcome Back Kotter. "Up your nose with a rubber hose" was from "Welcome Back Kotter" and not "Happy Days." It was said by the various cast members. If you think I was overly nasty by this comment, just tell me "up your nose with a rubber hose and twice as far with a chocolate bar."

Up your nose with a rubber hose

Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarino on Welcome Back Kotter. You had this credited to the (Fonz ?) but it is Vinnie from Welcome back. Later changed to Garden hose.

Up your nose with rubber hose

Fonzie? on Happy Days.

Wabba Wabba Wabba

Downtown Julie Brown on Club MTV.

Wah Wah Wah

Chachi on Happy Days. I was shocked not to see this one.

Wait to go, Carl!

Mother Winslow on Family Matters. She always says this sarcastically whenever Carl messes up on something lol.

Watch, and learn.

Larry on Perfect Strangers.

Watch it, sucka!

Aunt Esther on Sanford and Son. She would say this to Fred whenever he got out of line.

Watch the video folks!

Shotgun Red on Country Clips.

Wayne's World! Wayne's World! Party on! Excellent!

Wayne and Garth on Saturday Night Live. Said at the beginning of every "Wayne's World" episode.

Wayne's World

Wayne on Shwinnnng!.

We are here to pump you up.

Hans and Franz on Saturday Night Live. don't forget the clap between pump and you

We just want to pump (clap) you up.

Hans and Franz (said together.) on SNL.

Welcome Back, Kotter

Vinnie Barbarino and others on Get off my case, Toilet Face! .

Welcome to Pooh Corner

Tigger on T.T.F.N. Tah, Tah for now..

Well, I bet that the neighbors are just lovin this!

Thelma Harper on Mamma's Family.

Well, isn't that Special?!

Dana Carvey as the Church Lady on SNL. .shtml

Well, of course not, don't be ridiculous.

Balki on Perfect Strangers.

Well, pin a rose on your nose.

Stephanie Tanner on Full House.

We'll be back with more---stuff!!

Chuck Barris on The Gong Show.

Well Excuuuuuuse Me, Princess!

Link on Adventures of Zelda. Every Friday during The Super Mario Brothers Show.

Well feed me nails and call me rusty.

Balki on Perfect Starngers. You have a great site here!

Well pin a rose on your nose

Stephanie Tanner on Full House.

We Ride

Thundar the Barbarian on Thundar the Barbarian. Whenever a plan that the Sorceress Ariel made got to complicated for Thundar's brain to comprhend he would say this and ride off.

Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you?

Hulk Hogan on WWF.

Whats, up doc?

Bugs Bunny on Bugs Bunny.

What You Talkin' 'Bout Willis?

Gary Coleman on Diff'rent Strokes. .shtml

wheel of fortune

game show Wheel Of Fortune on I'd Like To Buy A Vowel Please.

When I grow up my husband's name is going to be BU

Rudy on Cosby Show. She said, when I grow my husband's name is going to be BUUUDDD

Where do I come up with them?

Balki on Perfect Strangers. Balki always said this after he made a joke or thought he made a joke.

Where's the Beef

Little Old Lady on Wendy's commercials from the early eighties.. .shtml

Where's the Mama?

Baby on Dinosaurs. My favourite ever

Who (What) do ya' think is in the burgers?

Moose, Lisa, etc. on You Can't Do That On Television. Always said when the kids ate at Barth's Burgery.

Who could it be? Could it be, Satan?

Dana Carvy as the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live skit Church Chat.. .shtml

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters!

Various on Ghostbusters, movies and cartoon shows.. .shtml

Who you messin' foo'!!

Whitey on Whitey. This website is the bomb man!

'why don't you marry it?'

pee wee on pee wee's playhouse. similar to "I know you are..."

Willie, throw another cat on the barbie!

Alf on Alf. self explanatory

Woa Baby

Michelle Tanner on Full house.

Woah baby!

Michelle on Full House on michelle. nope

Wocka, Wocka, Wocka

Fozzie Bear on Muppet Babies. Fozzie used this line after almost every joke he told.


Animal on The Muppet Show. Said by Animal, the out-of-control, woman-loving Muppet.

WonderTwin Powers Activate!

Wonder Twins on SuperFriends.

Wooa mama!

Steve Erkell on Family Matters.

Woof! Woof! Whatever!

Kids On You Can't Do That On Television on You Can't Do That On Television. This was said after Barth told one of the kids how to pronounce his name.


Joey on Blossom. This is the greatest catch phrase ever!!! Bring back BLOSSOM!!!!

Works for me

Hunter on Hunter. .shtml

Wouldn't be prudent.

Dana Carvey as George Bush, Sr. on Saturday Night Live.

Would you do it for a Scooby Snack?

Velma, Daphne, Fred, etc. on Scooby Doo. Whenever Scooby and Shaggy don't want to do something, they get bribed to do it with a Scooby Snack.


Inspector Gadget on Inspector Gadger. Inspector Gadget, and sometimes his niece Penny, would say this if they were surprised.


Inspector Gadget on Inspector Gadget.

Wubba Wubba Wubba

Downtown Julie Brown on MTV.

Yabba Dabba Do!

Fred Flintstone on The Flintstone's.

Yeah... That's the ticket

John Lovitz character on Saturday Night Live. .shtml

Yee Haw

Bo on Dukes of Hazzard. Said whenever he jumps a bridge. .shtml

Yipee Skipee!

Miss Piggy on Muppet Babies.

"Yo, Adrian"

Rocky Balboa on Rocky. Rocky trying to get Adrian's attention from the street.

Yo, Mall-o-ry!

Nick (Mallory Keaton's boyfriend) on Family Ties.. .shtml

Yo Devan...!

David Hasselhoff on Knight Rider.


Various characters on The Simpsons. Yoink! Said whenever someone magically pops up and steals something out of a charater's hand

Yo Joe!

Duke on G.I. Joe. G.I. Joe's signature battle cry.

You big dummy

Fred Sanford on Sanford and Son. .shtml

You Can't Do That On Television

Barth on Waste not want not I always say..

You could be-RICH

Ed McMahon on Publishers' Clearing House commercial.

You got it dude! (thumbs up)

Michelle on Full House.

You got it dude

Michelle on Full House. .shtml

You got Tic Tac Dough!

Wink Martindale on Tic Tac Dough. He says that when a contestant has won the game.

You guys are murder!

Max The Chauffeur on Hart To Hart.

You Look Mahvelous

Billy Crystal on Saturday Night Live. .shtml

You're an Idiot Starscream!

Megatron on Transformers. .shtml

You're in BIG TROUBLE,Mister!

Michelle on Full House.

You're in big trouble mister

Stephanie Tanner on Full House. .shtml

Your over.

Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island. Mr. Roarke would say this when abruptly ending a character's fantasy on his island.

You've got a tiger by the tail

Various on Tigersharks. Said when one of the Tigersharks was in trouble.

You want me to get that?

Benson on Soap. He said this whenever the doorbell would ring in the Tate mansion. Not real popular, but I remember it well. It was one of my favorite shows.

You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses would you?

Bugs Bunny on Loonie Tunes. One time when Bugs got himself into a peck of trouble with one of his rivals for Daisy Lou's affection he put on a pair of glasses and said "you wouldn't hit a guy with glasses would you?"?

You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

David Banner on The Incredible Hulk.


Screech on Saved By The Bell.


Shaggy on Scooby Doo. He always said that whenever he was surprised or scared.


Gadget Boy on Gadget Boy and Heather. Gadget Boy would most often say this when he was surprised and/or intriqued by something

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In The 80s - Catch Phrases of the Eighties? ›

Rad & Radical

It's clearly my favorite of these 80's slang terms, and the one I say most commonly. 'Radical' and 'Rad' basically mean awesome, outrageous and cool (I don't mean the temperature). If “cool” is sounding a bit tired and old, this word would be an excellent replacement.

What is the 80s phrase for cool? ›

Rad & Radical

It's clearly my favorite of these 80's slang terms, and the one I say most commonly. 'Radical' and 'Rad' basically mean awesome, outrageous and cool (I don't mean the temperature). If “cool” is sounding a bit tired and old, this word would be an excellent replacement.

What is the 80s slang for a lot? ›

Gazillionaire, Bazillionaire, and Buttload. We have the '80s to thank for these slang words referring to people who have a lot—like a lot a lot—of money. The OED dates gazillionaire to 1980 and bazillionaire to 1987.

What are popular catch phrases? ›

In American television
"Baby, you're the greatest"Ralph KramdenThe Honeymooners
"Bam!"Emeril LagasseEmeril Live
"Bang, zoom, straight to the moon"Ralph KramdenThe Honeymooners
"Bazinga!"Sheldon CooperThe Big Bang Theory
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What is gnarly 80s slang? ›

Gnarly was initially used by surfers to describe a challenging or dangerous surf, but later on, became a word to describe something “cool” or “sick”. How to use it: “I just had such a gnarly session with my new band, we are getting better with each practice!”

What are some 80s sayings? ›

1980s Slang Words And Phrases
  • Gag me with a spoon! Meaning: That's disgusting! ...
  • Gnarly. Meaning: amazing, awesome; or, disgusting. ...
  • Eat my shorts! Meaning: a crude remark to tell someone to go away, stop bothering you, etc. ...
  • Homeboy, homegirl, homebuddy, etc. ...
  • Veg out. ...
  • Wannabe. ...
  • Where's the beef?
Aug 27, 2021

Did people say like in the 80s? ›

It's true that young women in the 1980s probably invented the quotative “like”, but they are far from the only group to use it now. And research suggests that the discourse particle “like”, the one that comes in like the midpoint of a sentence, is used more by men than women.

What are the 80s known for? ›

The 1980s, often remembered for its materialism and consumerism, also saw the rise of the "yuppie," an explosion of blockbuster movies and the emergence of cable networks like CNN and MTV, which introduced the music video and launched the careers of many iconic artists.

What is the 1980s era called? ›

This decade (group of ten years) is sometimes called the "Greed decade" in English speaking countries.

What is 88 slang words? ›

In amateur radio, 88 is used as shorthand for "love and kisses" when signing a message or ending an exchange. It is used in spoken word (radiotelephony), Morse code (radiotelegraphy), and in various digital modes.

What are 5 popular phrases? ›

Top 10 English phrases and sentences you need to know
  • Good morning. Sometimes, all you need to start the day right is a good coffee and someone greeting you smiling. ...
  • Good afternoon. ...
  • My name is Mondly. ...
  • I'm pleased to meet you. ...
  • How are you? ...
  • Fine, thanks. ...
  • I'd like a beer. ...
  • I'm sorry.

What are 5 famous quotes? ›

Famous quotes in English
That's one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind.Neil ArmstrongEnglish
The love of money is the root of all evil.the BibleGreek
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.Franklin D. RooseveltEnglish
The truth will set you free.the BibleGreek
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What's a good short catchphrase? ›

Short motivational quotes
  • “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — ...
  • “Opportunities don't happen, you create them.” — ...
  • “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” — ...
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —
Dec 1, 2022

Is totally tubular 80s slang? ›

To be tubular—or better still, totally tubular—is to be remarkable and breathtaking. This is yet another example of the surfer slang that dominated the '80s. Example: "The way he looks in parachute pants is totally tubular!"

What is slang for older adults? ›

Some of these terms include:
  • old fogey.
  • old man/old woman.
  • geezer.
  • dinosaur.
  • fossil.
  • senile.
  • gramps.
  • granny.
May 19, 2021

What does tubular mean in 80s slang? ›

Tubular, surf culture slang for cool or awesome, derived from catching a wave and getting in the tube.

What are some old people phrases? ›

14 Southern Sayings for the Elderly Folks
  • A little long in the tooth. ...
  • Grandpa goes to bed with the chickens. ...
  • He ain't sawing logs, he's clearing brush. ...
  • He was old back when Jesus was a boy. ...
  • He's about two years older than baseball. ...
  • He's as old as Methuselah. ...
  • I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.
Mar 11, 2016

Did they say dude in the 80s? ›

“The contemporary use of dude developed in the Pacific Coast surfing culture of the early 1960s, it entered mainstream popular culture in the early '80s, and it's persisted, until recently, along the same basic lines.

What makes 80s sound? ›

The '80s sound is tied to the electric piano preset of the Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. Not only was this preset (E. PIANO 1) astonishingly prevalent—heard in up to 61% of #1 hits on the pop, country, and R&B Billboard charts in 1986—but the timbre of E.

How do you say hello in the 80s? ›


Was groovy in the 80s? ›

Groovy (or, less commonly, groovie or groovey) is a slang colloquialism popular during the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

Why do the 80s seem so cool? ›

On top of nostalgia, the '80s' popularity also stems from its aesthetics. The '80s have a specific aesthetic that almost anyone can recognize immediately. When the '80s rolled in, the world was still reeling from the '70s.

What food was popular in the 80s? ›

Cool Ranch Doritos, Planters Cheese Balls, Hot Pockets, Tofino's Pizza Rolls, Bagel Bites, Hostess Pudding Pies, Pepperidge Farm Star Wars Cookies, and Peanut Butter Boppers were all popular in the 80s. Not to mention Dairy Queen Blizzards and TCBY frozen yogurt. Then, of course, there was the candy.

Why are the 80s called the deadliest decade? ›

The 1980s was a decade fraught by unimaginable threat scenarios involving nuclear wars and nuclear energy, and it was a decade that celebrated many a revolution small and large, a legacy that still lives on today.

What was the popular activity in the 80s? ›

80s Movie Night

Going to the movies was a big deal in the 80s, so share some of those great 80s movies with your community like “Back to the Future,” “The Goonies,” “Labyrinth,” “The Karate Kid,” and more!

What is 80s style music called? ›

The 1980s saw the emergence of electronic dance music and new wave, also known as Modern Rock. As disco fell out of fashion in the decade's early years, genres such as post-disco, Italo disco, Euro disco, and dance-pop became more popular.

Is 80s retro or vintage? ›


Generally speaking, an item from the 1920s to the 1980s is considered vintage in terms of style and design. Items that were made or created in the 1920s to the 1980s are referred to as vintage.

Were the 80s a golden age? ›

Today, some see the 1980s as a Golden Age, a “Morning in America” when President Ronald Reagan, American conservatives, and baby boomer entrepreneurs revived America's economy, reoriented American politics, reformed American society, and restored Americans' faith in their country and in themselves.

What is the boomer word for cool? ›

Groovy. Meaning: Cool. This one's fairly obvious, but it's likely that no one under 55 has ever used it seriously.

What is the Gen Z word for family? ›

1. Fam. Fam is a shorter word for family, but don't be fooled—it can be used to describe your friends or the way Millennials use "bro".

What is the Gen Z word for gossip? ›

Tea: Refers to gossip aka spilling the tea. Valid: This is a word that people use to express that something is understandable. W or L: This is shorthand for “win” as in a good thing or “loss” as in a bad thing. Big yikes: This is a way of saying something is bad.

What is a slang word for very cool? ›

Dope - Cool or awesome. Extra - Over-the-top, extreme. Fit - Short for outfit. Fire - Hot, trendy, amazing, or on point (formerly "straight fire")

What is the most common word said? ›

Do you know the most common English words?
1. the21. at81. my
3. and23. this83. first
4. a24. have84. water
5. to25. from85. been
6. in26. or86. call
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What is the most powerful quote ever? ›

  1. 21 Of The World's Most Powerful Quotes, Updated For Today. ...
  2. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ...
  3. “Everybody is a genius. ...
  4. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ...
  5. “He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.”

What is a short quote? ›

Short quotations contain less than 40 words. For short quotations, write quotation marks ("...") around the words and incorporate the quote into your text. Include page numbers in the text citation.

What are 20 positive quotes? ›

Top 20 Motivational Quotes
  • It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. ...
  • Nothing lasts forever. ...
  • There are only two ways to live your life. ...
  • Take chances, make mistakes. ...
  • Being strong means rejoicing in who you are, complete with imperfections.

What are 10 positive quotes? ›

Motivational quotes to start your day
  • “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” — ...
  • “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” — ...
  • “Don't settle for average. ...
  • “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” — ...
  • “Don't bunt.
May 18, 2020

Did they say bruh in the 80s? ›

Bruh is recorded online since at least the 1990s.

What is the slang term for old ladies? ›

Hag, harridan, crone: 16 words we only use to describe older women.

What are the words to describe 80s fashion? ›

When thinking of 80's fashion, the words 'big and bright' surely sums it up. It was a decade of big hair, shoulder pads, large and dramatic earring types, acid wash jeans and eye-straining fabric colors and patterns. Fashion trends in the 1980s were about materialistic values and flaunting wealth.

What is golden age slang? ›

: a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement.

What is a boomer slang? ›

(by extension, slang, sometimes derogatory) An elderly person, regardless of generation. I'm going to be a boomer by the time this thing is over. (by extension, slang, sometimes derogatory) A person who is too old to be familiar with the use of recent technology.

How do you call an old person nicely? ›

the elderly

Many people now think that this expression is offensive. It is better to use a term such as older person, older people or older adult.

What does old banger mean? ›

a very old car in bad condition: Not all the cars are old bangers.

What does twig mean in the 80s? ›

It's straightforward: “twig” means to catch on, so you don't want an additional “on” or “onto”.

What does big whoop mean? ›

US, informal. used in an ironic way to say that something is not important or impressive. "Their team is going to the play-offs." "Big whoop."It might look special but it's really no big whoop.

What is Gen Z way of saying cool? ›

Fire. In Gen Z slang term, “fire” means something is really amazing or cool. They also use it to express excitement or point out a new trend within their culture.

What is the 90s slang word for cool? ›

That Phat. When something is cool or awesome, you might say, “That phat!” Make sure to spell out P.H.A.T.

What was the 1970s word for cool? ›

Groovy. Used to describe something that is cool, fashionable, fun or hip. The word first emerged in the 1920s African-American jazz scene, but its use peaked in the 70s, when it was ubiquitous in popular music, movies, television and advertising.

What is the gangsta word for cool? ›

Dope - Cool or awesome. Extra - Over-the-top, extreme.

Is awesome an 80s word? ›

Here are some of our absolute favorite 80s slang terms, many of which are still relevant today. Awesome: excellent, good. Bogus: bad, undesirable. Cheesy: sappy, old-fashioned.

What word do Millennials use for cool? ›

Instead "gucci" in slang is a synonym for cool, good, fine or OK, so if something is "all gucci," it's "all good."

How do boomers say cool? ›

Groovy. Meaning: Cool. This one's fairly obvious, but it's likely that no one under 55 has ever used it seriously.

What is a mother in Gen Z slang? ›

This one's pretty straightforward: someone is “mother” if they're an iconic feminine figure, and an act is “mother” if it contributes to that icon status.

What is the Gen Z word for bro? ›

'Bruh' is a phonetically spelled version of the Millenial term 'bro' (short for 'brother').

What is tight 90s slang? ›

"That's tight" was slang in the 1990s for "that's great." One of the more popular times this phrase was used was in "Scary Movie 2."

What is a badass American slang? ›

badass. / (ˈbædˌæs) slang, mainly US / noun. a tough or aggressive personthe meanest badass in town. adjective.

What was the 1960s word for cool? ›

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  • 1970: Dorky.
  • 1971: Deadheads.
  • 1972: Guilt Trip.
  • 1973: Carbo.
  • 1974: Motorhead.
  • 1975: Detox.
  • 1976: Hardball.
  • 1977: Brewski.
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