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"Aaaayhh!" - Exclamation used by Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler), the ultra-cool garage mechanic in a leather jacket on the sitcom HAPPY DAYS/ABC/1974-84. The phrase (which meant "fantastic") was often accompanied with the Fonz's thumbs up gesture. His other catchphrase was "Correctamundo!" See also - "Sit on it!"

"Abracadabra, please and thank you" - Favorite saying of Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan), the portly keeper of the Treasure House on the classic children's program CAPTAIN KANGAROO/CBS/1955-84.

"Ah love the w-a-a-a-a-hd open spaces" - Popular phrase created by comedienne Laurie Anders when she dressed up as a cowgirl with six-shooters slung across her hips during skits on the hour-long variety program THE KEN MURRAY SHOW/CBS/1950-53.

"Anaheim, Azusa and Cuuuu-ca-mon-gaaa!" - On the sitcom THE JACK BENNY SHOW/CBS/1950-65 (and on radio) Mel Blanc played a Union Depot train caller who announced via megaphone or loudspeaker system the trains arriving and departing from the station. For example, "Train leaving on Track 5 for Anaheim, Azusa and Cuuuu-ca-mon-gaaa!" After repeated announcements, the train caller continued "Look we're not asking much. Two of ya, or even one of ya...just somebody to keep the engineer company." And still later "Please, please! I'll get fired if I don't get somebody on the train for Anaheim, Azusa and Cuuuu-ca-mon-gaaa!" For comic tension, the show's writers often experimented with the pause placing it between "Cuuu" and "Ca-mon-gaaa." Once a whole comedy skit was inserted in between the pause. TRIVIA NOTE: In February 1993, the California town of Rancho Cucamonga, made famous by Jack Benny's long-running gag, erected a statue honoring the late comedian.

"And Awa-a-a-y we go!" - The trademark bellow of comic Jackie Gleason as he began his Saturday night comedy variety program THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW/CBS/1952-70. After a short chat with the audience, and a refreshing cup of some beverage (of suspicious nature), Gleason asked his bandleader, Sammy Spear for "a little traveling music." Then with elbows akimbo, he side-stepped off stage yelling his now famous expression, "And Awa-a-a-y We Go!" Gleason also recorded a song entitled "And Awa-a-a-y We Go" in the 1950s. When Jackie Gleason was laid to rest at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery in Miami, Florida (at 11411 NW 25th Street), the phrase "And Away We Go" was chiseled into the marble steps leading up to his Greek-style mausoleum. See also - "How sweet it is."

"And now for something completely different" See - NICKNAMES: "Monty Python's Flying Circus"

"And that's the truth" - The popular catchphrase of Edith Ann (played by Lily Tomlin), a precocious little girl who sat on an oversized rocking chair and shared her opinions with the audience during skits on the comedy variety series ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN/NBC/1968-73. She followed "And that's the truth!" by sticking out her tongue and making a sputtering sound.

"As my pappy used to say" See - WORDS OF WISDOM 

"Awww, Go blow your jets!" - Frequent remark directed to the members of the Solar Guard by Cadet Roger Manning (Jan Merlin), a wise cracking radar man assigned to the rocket cruiser Polaris on the sci-fi adventure TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET/CBS/ABC/NBC/1950-55. Other catchphrases were "Now you've done it, Junior!," "So what happens now, space heroes?," "By the rings of Saturn!," By the craters of Luna!," "Easy there, don't blast your Jets!," and on a more positive note, "Spaceman's Luck."
 

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