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"Dee plane! Dee plane!" - Catchphrase of Tattoo (Herve Villechaize) the mischievous dwarf manservant of Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) on the romantic drama FANTASY ISLAND/ABC/1978-84. When airplanes bearing guests to Fantasy Island appeared on the horizon, Tattoo climbed the bell tower of the Fantasy Island cottage and yelled "Dee plane! Dee plane" to alert the island residents of the newcomers. In 1992 Herve Villechaize appeared in a Dunkin' Donut commercial spot when he requested "Dee plain! Dee plain!" donuts.

"Devil made me do it, The" - Catchphrase popularized by comedian Flip Wilson when he starred on his own comedy variety program THE FLIP WILSON SHOW/NBC/1970-74. His character Geraldine, a brassy black woman with a boyfriend named Killer, would often say: "What you see, is what you get."

"Did I do th-a-a-a-a-t?!" - Frequent remark of accident-prone black teenager Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) on the Chicago based sitcom FAMILY MATTERS/ABC/CBS/1989-98. Everytime Steve visited his neighbor's (the Winslow family) he caused a problem or broke something. His whiny, apologetic comeback "Did I do that?" was as predictable as his nerdiness.

"Did I ever tell you about my uncle?" - When high school teach Gabe Kotter (Gabriel Kaplan) returned home each night on the sitcom WELCOME BACK, KOTTER/ABC/1975-79 he often asked his wife, Julie (Marcia Strassman) this tiresome question when he wanted to recall tales of his relatives. For example, "Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Bernie who never took a bath?"

"Didja ever notice...?"- New reporter Andy Rooney on his final segment of CBS's 60 MINUTES pondered similarly, asking the TV audience "Did you ever wonder why" or "How come?" as he examined things in America's popular culture. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld also questioned his audience with the phrase "Didja ever notice...? and "What's the deal with...." in his comedy routines and on his sitcom SEINFELD/NBC/1990-98. While onstage Jerry often asked his audience "What's the deal with_____" and then began a mocking tirade on a variety of trivial topics. For example: "What the deal with Grape Nuts? You open the box. No Grapes. No Nuts. What's the deal? Who are the ad wizards who came up with that?"; "What's the deal with the Professor? He can make a radio out of a coconut but he can't fix a hole in the boat!"; and "What's the deal with Oprah? She's fat. She's thin. She's fat. She's thin. I mean pick a body and let's go with it!"

"D'OH!" - The dumbfounded expression of Homer Simpson, a pear-shaped, donut loving, Duff Beer swilling Everyman on the prime time animated cartoon THE SIMPSONS/FOX/1989+.

"Do bears bear? Do bees bee?" - Silly catchphrase response of private detective David Addison (Bruce Willis) to his supervisor Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) at Blue Moon Investigations on the detective dramedy MOONLIGHTING/ABC/1985-89. Other similar Addison-isms included "Do eggs get laid?" Do ducks duck? Do flies fly? Does Spock beam up?

"Don't be ridiculous!" - Catchphrase of Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot), an immigrant from the Mediterranean Isle of Mepos who moved to Chicago to live with his cousin Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) on the sitcom PERFECT STRANGERS/ABC/1986-92.

"Don't have a cow, man!" - The bratty retort of Bart Simpson, a 10-year-old juvenile delinquent who starred on the animated cartoon sitcom THE SIMPSONS/FOX/1989+. Bart often got in trouble at Springfield Elementary School and could be seen writing on the blackboard during detention sessions. Some examples: "I shall not draw naked ladies in class," "I will not belch the national anthem," "I shall not torment the emotionally frail," and "My homework was not stolen by a one-armed man." He also liked to say "Eat my shorts!," "My name is Bart Simpson; who the hell are you?," "Out of my way, man," "No way, man," "Aye, Caramba!" (Bart's first spoken word as a baby) and "Cowabunga." Bart's hobbies were skateboarding, chewing bubble gum, caring for his pets, selling his soul to a neighborhood kid (a real big mistake!) and single-handedly bringing homicidal TV stars to justice.

"Dy-No-Mite!" - Popular expression of James "J.J." Evans Jr. (Jimmy Walker), a skinny black ghetto teenager living in a high-rise on the South side of Chicago on the sitcom GOOD TIMES/CBS/1974-79. He used the phrase to describe himself as well as situations. The phrase was first heard on the second episode when J.J. had a run in with the police and said "They knew they were in trouble once they realized they were dealing with Kid ...DY-NO-MITE!"
 

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