"I am a Ranger. We live for the One, we die for the One" - The sci-fi adventure
BABYLON 5/SYN/1994-98 featured a group of interplanetary law enforcement
officers known as The Rangers. Their motto read: "I am a Ranger. We live for the
One, we die for the One. We go to the dark places where no one else dares
venture! We stand on the bridge and no one passes. Entil'zha Veni!" The Rangers
(a.k.a. the Anla-shok meaning "the application of force") were formed by the
Minbari race over a thousand years ago under the direction of Valen (a great
spiritual leader) to battle the Shadows.
"I Never Draw My Gun, Unless I Intend to Use It" - The simple frontier motto of
Paladin (Richard Boone), an ex-cavalry officer turned gun-for-hire on the
western adventure HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL/CBS/1957-63. His calling card adorned
with the knight (Paladin) chess piece read: "Have Gun-Will Travel...Wire Paladin
San Francisco." He chose the knight symbol because "The knight can move in eight
different directions at any given time. You never know where the attack is
"If A Man Be Hungry..." - Digby "Digger" O'Dell (John Brown) from the sitcom THE
LIFE OF RILEY/NBC/1949-58 was known as the friendly undertaker. He once stated a
professional credo used in his business: "If a man is hungry, feed him; if a man
is lost, lead him; if a man is lonely, marry him; and, if a man is flat, carry
him." When talking about being tardy to an appointment Digby said "In my
profession we have a saying...never stand anyone up." Digby would always enter a
scene with the phrase "It is I, Digby O'Dell, your friendly undertaker" and then
proceed to say "You're looking fine, very natural." He exited a scene with
"Well, I'd better be...shoveling off."
"If he's got a price on his head..." - Frontier bounty hunter Josh Randall
(Steve McQueen) tracked felons wanted by the law on the western adventure
WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE/CBS/1958-61. His motto was "If he's got a price on his
head, I've got an empty pocket." Josh hunted down his prey with a .30-40 caliber
sawed-off carbine dubbed "Mare's Leg."
"If In Heaven We Don't Meet..." - On the sitcom LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY/ABC/1976-83.
Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshal), however, liked to mix milk into her Pepsi.
Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams), Laverne's roommate wrote this message in
Laverne's high school year book. "If in heaven we don't meet, Hand in hand we'll
bear the heat. And if ever it gets too hot, Pepsi Cola hits the spot!" The quote
was a variation on an original Pepsi-Cola radio jingle from the 1930s that said:
"Pepsi-Cola hits the spot; Twelve full ounces, that's a lot. Twice as much for a
nickel, too; Pepsi-Cola is the drink for you."
"If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It" - The state motto of Capitol City headed by
Governor Gene Gatling's (James Noble) on the sitcom BENSON/ABC/1979-86.
"Illegal, Immoral or Underpaid" - The working motto of adventurer pilot Bob
Carson (Bob Cummings) on the comedy adventure THE BOB CUMMINGS SHOW/CBS/1961-62.
When it came to employment, he would do anything that wasn't "Illegal, immoral
"I'm Not Crazy, I Just Don't Give A Darn!" - Motto of Daffy Duck, the star of
Warner Brother's Looney Tunes cartoons.
"In the end there can be only one" - Declaration of immortal Duncan MacLeod,
(Adrian Paul) a 400-year-old Scotsman who battles immortal rivals on the
adventure HIGHLANDER: THE SERIES/SYN/1992-98. According to immortal custom, at a
"Gathering" in the future, the final immortals must fight each other until one
remains. When immortals clash, combat is by the sword and to the death (ritual
beheading). "In the end there can be only one."
"Into the Jaws of Hell For Justice" - The motto of the Space Rangers on the
short-lived sci-fi series SPACE RANGERS/CBS/1993. Set in the year 2104 at Fort
Hope on the planet Avalon, the Space Rangers protected the planet Earth from the
evils of the universe.