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"That's Punky Power!" - Favorite catchphrase of Penelope "Punky" Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye), an adopted youngster on the sitcom PUNKY BREWSTER/NBC/SYN/1984-88. "Punky Power" was summed up with a Pollyanna-like philosophy that said "No matter how bad things look, everything will be all right." Punky Brewster's name was modeled after a little girl named Peyton B. Rutledge known in her childhood as "Punky Brewster." She was the childhood girlfriend of then NBC President Brandon Tartikoff (Punky's father was the headmaster of the prep school attended by Tartifoff). After securing the rights to use her name, the real Punky Brewster (now grown and married to a lawyer) received a royalty every time the show aired. She made a cameo appearance as a teacher at Punky's school on the episode "The Search" (11/1/85).

"This Is A Square House. Please Report Any Unfairness To The Proprietor" - Message found carved in a wooden sign that hung on the rear wall behind the great oak bar of the Boston pub named Cheers on the sitcom CHEERS/NBC/1982-93.

"The Three of Spades Is The Sword of Justice. It's Rapier Marks The End!" See also GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS: "Sword of Justice Calling Card"

"Time Waits For No Man" - Inscription found on a time traveling device called an Omni on the sci-fi series VOYAGERS!/NBC/1982-83. Carried by someone called a Voyager, the Omni was a small pocket-watch-shaped machine that monitored time: flashing red when history was out of whack and flashing green when things were historically correct. Voyager Phineas Bogg (Jon-Erik Hexum) and youngster Jeffrey Jones (Meeno Peluce) joined forces to keep time and history in sync.

"To Guard The Orbits, Whether They Want It Or Not" - The motto of the Orbit Guards, an alien police force mentioned on the sci-fi comedy ALF/NBC/1986-90. We hear about the Orbit Guards from ALF, a furry outer space alien (and former Orbit Guard) living on Earth after his spacecraft crash-landed.

"To Life Immortal" - Fanatical cry of alien invaders bent on conquest of the planet Earth on the science fiction series WAR OF THE WORLDS/SYN/1988-90.

"To Protect And Serve" - Motto of the Los Angeles Police Department seen on the side of patrol cars on the police drama ADAM-12/NBC/1968-75/SYN/1989-90.

"To Thwart Crime And Checkmate Death" - Motto and aim of the San Francisco detective agency called Checkmate, Inc. The detective drama CHECKMATE/CBS/1960-62 was inspired by spy novelist Eric Ambler, author of Epitaph for a Spy (1938).

"Tomorrow's Stars Today" - The motto of variety show BACKSTAGE WITH BARRY WOOD/CBS/1949 where young unknown entertainers performed live.

"The Truth Is Out There" - Program motto seen at the beginning of each episode of the fantasy drama THE X-FILES/FOX/1993-2002. Episode No.23 "The Erlenmeyer Flask" was the first episode to change the opening tag line of the credits from "The Truth Is Out There" to "Trust No One." On episode No.29 "Ascension" it was changed to "Deny Everything." On episode No.48 "Anasazi" set in New Mexico the usual "The Truth Is Out There" appears as "EL 'AANIIGOO 'AHOOT' E," the tag line translated into the Navajo language. On episode No.58 "731," the alternate phrase "Apology Is Policy" replaces "The Truth Is Out There." This was a reference to Agent Dana Scully's belief about government's policy of apologizing for shameful deeds that can't be covered up. On episode No.75 "Teliko" Scully expressed the mantra-like phrase "Deceive, Inveigle, Obfuscate" to describe the governmental response to allegations to paranormal phenomena.

"Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce..." - This tongue-twisting commercial jingle/slogan created by the McDonald's Fast Food Chain for their Big Mac line of hamburgers read as follows: "Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, and a sesame seed bun." Now, say that fast ten times!


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