"Ad astra per aspera" - Latin for "To the stars through difficulties" or
"Through our endeavors, the stars." A variation of this phrase
Arolia Ad Astra" was painted on the exterior hull of the starship Searcher on the sci-fi series
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY/NBC/1979-81. TRIVIA NOTE: "Ad astra per aspera"
is the motto for the State of Kansas.
"Anytime I Can Embarrass My Spouse, It Makes Me Feel Better" - Motto of Al
Bundy, a frustrated shoe salesman on the sitcom MARRIED...WITH
CHILDREN/FOX/1987-97. A modified version of this not so honorable motto is "When
one Bundy is embarrassed, the rest of us feel good about ourselves." Other
rousing Bundy credos are: "Lie when your wife is waking. Lie when your belly's
aching. Lie when you know she's faking. Lie, sell shoes, and lie"; and "Hooters,
hooters, yum yum yum. Hooters, hooters, on a girl that's dumb." The general
Bundy philosophy is "If you're gonna lose, lose big." Their daughter Kelly, a
blonde bimbo called herself the "Beatles of the 1980s.
"Anywhere, Anytime Airline" - Company motto of Triple A Airlines on the sitcom
THE TIM CONWAY SHOW/CBS/1970 starring Tim Conway as a Spud Barrett, a bumbling
pilot. The espionage adventure AIR AMERICA/SYN/1998-99 featured a covert Latin
American air operations whose motto was "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime."
"Are You Going To Finish That Sandwich?" - The motto of the planet Melmac as
told by ALF, a furry outer space alien with an appetite for cats on the sci-fi
"Ars Gratia Artis" - Motto for MGM Films created by Howard Dietz. The motto
appeared above a circle in which Leo the lion resided/roared. The original motto
was "The lion roars." MGM's unofficial motto is "More Stars that there are in
heaven." Mary Tyler Moore's MTM Productions parodied the MGM lion by placing a
pussy cat within a circle and having it "Meow" at the end of each episode of THE
MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW/CBS/1970-77.