"Yabba, Dabba Do!" - Famous catchphrase of jubilation howled by Stone Age
caveman Fred Flintstone on the prime time cartoon sitcom THE
FLINTSTONES/ABC/1960-66. Weird Al Yankovich composed an homage to the this
phrase in a song called "Yaba Daba Do, Now" (Bedrock Anthem/Alapalooza).
"Yo, ho, Rinty!" - Command calling to action Rin Tin Tin, a German
shepherd dog on the ADVENTURES OF RIN TIN TIN/ABC/1954-59. Rin Tin Tin
(a.k.a. "Rinty") belonged to Corporal Rusty (Lee Aaker), a young boy
adopted by the Blue Devils, a cavalry troop stationed at Fort Apache,
Arizona in the Old West.
"You bet your sweet Bippy!" - Silly word used on the comedy variety ROWAN
& MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN/NBC/ 1968-73. During one episode of the program, the
audience got some insight as to what a "Bippy" was:
May the Good Fairy
sprinkle stardust on your bippy.
Just a minute now. I've
been meaning to ask you; what's a bippy?
It's a baby bip.
Then what's a bip?
It's a big bippy.
Are you sure?
You bet your sweet bippy,
The "Bippy" word later inspired the title of a Rowan & Martin film The
Maltese Bippy (1969). Once Liberace said "I bet my sweet bippy and lost
"You big DUMMY!" -On the sitcom SANFORD AND SON/NBC/1972-77 Fred Sanford (Redd
Foxx), a 65-year-old Watts junk dealer often directed the phrase "You big
DUMMY!" at his grown son, Lamont (Demond Wilson) and at anyone else not
sharing his (Fred's) opinion. Fred's other favorite sayings included "Oh!
This is the big one! Elizabeth..."; "How'd you like five across yo'
lips???"; and "Esther, you so ugly ______..." His sister-in-law Esther
Anderson (LaWanda Page) referred to Fred as an "old fish-eyed fool" and
responded to Fred's insults with "Watch it, sucka!"
"You done good" - Words of praise spoken by Earl Eischeid (Joe Don Baker),
the Chief of New York City detectives on the police drama EISCHEID/NBC/1979-83.
"You got it, dude" - Expression of the precocious Michelle Tanner
(Mary-Kate & Ashley Fuller Olsen), the youngest member of the family on
the sitcom FULL HOUSE/ABC/1987-95. Her older sister Stephanie (Jody Sweetin) used the catchphrase "How Rude."
"You look Mar-r-r-velous!" - Complimentary catchphrase that became popular
when comedian Billy Crystal hosted and starred on the NBC weekend comedy
satire SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE during the 1980s. One of his character's was
Fernando, a vain white-haired Hispanic man fashioned after the late
Fernando Lamas, who hosted a talk show in a small cafe called Fernando's
Hideaway. He asked very shallow questions and was more interested in his
guest's hygiene than their career. Summing up his philosophy on life,
Fernando would rather "look good than feel good."
"You really know how to hurt a guy" - Catchphrase made popular by comedian
Don Adams when he appeared on THE PERRY COMO SHOW for two years in the
"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry" - What Dr. David Banner (Bill Bixby)
said to anyone who was on the verge of hurting or upsetting him on the
adventure THE INCREDIBLE HULK/CBS/1978-82. Exposed to Gamma radiation
Banner's body mutated into a muscular green monster named the Hulk when
someone angered him. Searching for a cure to his predicament, Dr. Banner
wandered incognito across the USA and woe to anyone who got in his way.
"You're right, you're absolutely right!" - Response of emcees Hal March,
Bill "Sony" Fox, or Ralph Story when contestants answered correctly on the
game shows THE $64,000 QUESTION/CBS/1955-58 and THE $64,000