“What’chu talking ’bout, Willis?”

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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar david
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    Images are cheating, perhaps, I defy you to claim that these do not identify an era:

    *sunglasses*

    it's watching you

    never gonna give you up

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  2. Avatar Patrick Cahalan
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    LEEEEROOOOOYYY JENKINSSSReport

  3. Avatar Patrick Cahalan
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    (for the record, we use “it puts the lotion on its skin” all the time in my house)Report

  4. Avatar BSK
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    I still say, “Time to make the doughnuts.”  And I don’t even know that I was old enough to even know what that commercial was when it was popular.Report

  5. Avatar Christopher Carr
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    Lil Jon‘s “Yeaahhh!” is pretty much one of these phrases.Report

  6. Avatar The Reason
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    “I would love to Pandora that.”

    “I’d DVR her first runs and repeats.”

    “Let’s cut the crust right off this sandwich.”

    TRReport

  7. Avatar Rose Woodhouse
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    “See, because of me, now there’s a warning.”Report

  8. Avatar BlaiseP
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    Don’t worry.  I’ve sent an email about it.Report

  9. Avatar sonmi451
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    “Territory ain’t shit.”Report

  10. Avatar Plinko
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    The favorite at our workplace is “I ain’t sayin’ … but I’m just sayin‘ ”

    Others:

    “Yeah, s/he’s a buhgenius”
    (to express that absurd pride we feel in our small children when they reach milestones slightly early)

    tl;dr

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  11. Avatar JohnQ
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    Mad-TV got one or two things right over the years.  One of them?  “What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Batman?”Report

  12. Avatar James Hanley
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    “Yeaahhhh boouuuyyyy!”Report

  13. Avatar BSK
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    THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!

    I’m not even sure what it’s from… but it works for SO many things…Report

  14. Avatar Christopher Carr
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    “I drive a Dodge Stratus!”Report

  15. Avatar b-psycho
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    “Catchphrases suck”Report

  16. Avatar Chasm
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    “It puts the lotion in it’s skin” is way too old to be a ‘new’ catcgphrase – c’mon, it’s over 20 years old!

    And it seems to me that we just had a national catchphrase that took the world by storm, and it was “Winning.”

    My new personal one, however, is “I’m too old for this shit,Report

  17. Avatar Renee
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    “Ahh Come On!”

    Gob always had the best.Report

  18. Avatar Russell Saunders
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    I am going to exploit the “it doesn’t have to make sense” allowance and see what my subconscious dredges up…

    “Do you have those in suede?”

    “I fry mine in lard!”

    “Well, that’s the last time I buy discounted sushi.”

    “That reminds me of Model UN.”

    “I’m doing my part.  I drive a Prius.”Report

  19. Avatar Murali
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    those days seem gone forever.

    I’m not sure if this is true. Consider Tod, that you’re 40+ years old. I’m sure kids nowadays have all sorts of new lingo that they all use all the time. The reason why you dont think there is any new catchphrase is because you are not a teen anymore and therefore not hip, cool or with it or whatever phrase kidss are using it nowadays.Report

  20. Avatar Matty
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    If your talking catchphrases there is something I always wanted to ask on this site.

    Are you local?Report

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