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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Strange, strange list

TV Land has come out with its 100 greatest TV quotes and catchphrases. Without starting a general debate about what was included/excluded, I simply do not understand the inclusion of advertisements and, even worse, statements by "real" people that simply happened to be on TV. Hence, JFK's inaugural address ("Ask not . . .") does not belong on a list that also contains "Yada, yada, yada." Same with Neil Armstrong upon landing on the moon. It's just bizarre.

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Blogger Red Fraggle said...

Hm. Or how about "Denny Crane," which Shatner's character Denny Crane often says at the end of a statement (or in leiu of a statement) on Boston Legal and, before that, on The Practice? I agree, it can be funny, but how many people even watch that show? Can it really count?

And "good grief" from Charlie Brown? Surely that was first written in the comic strip, before airing on TV? I'm with Isaac--some of this doesn't belong.

12/05/2006 2:29 PM  
Blogger Laura Holt said...

I don't mind the inclusion of advertisements, it is a fundamentally TV thing, but including real life moments does seem weird.

I found it amusing that "Hey hey hey!" made it on the list twice.

12/05/2006 2:46 PM  

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