Talk:Catchphrase

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Shouldn't these catchphrases be in quotations? — Chris of the Futurama 2 [ discuss | contribute ]

Hmm? --SvipTalk 23:06, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Like, "Hi-yah!" and "I am already in my pajamas" and "Bite my shiny metal ass" (the titles be in quotations).
Chris of the Futurama 2 [ discuss | contribute ]
Seems unnecessary, Wikipedia doesn't: Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. --SvipTalk 23:42, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Too much rubbish[edit]

I think that there's way too much crap on this list. It should be only the more commonly used ones. Things like Enos Fry's: "Well gadzooks!" are a bit too obscure in my opinion. - UnrealLegend 06:37, 1 September 2011 (CEST)

It's still a catchphrase. Perhaps the article should be broken up into sections instead? --Sviptalk 14:00, 1 September 2011 (CEST)

Shut up, Zoidberg![edit]

I was wondering if "Shut up Zoidberg!" is said enough times by the characters to be considered a catchphrase. I can think of three examples (Bend Her, Bender's Game, and Möbius Dick), and there might be more. What does everyone think? The list already contains some rather obscure ones. - UnrealLegend (talk) 07:10, 27 December 2011 (CET)

What makes a catchphrase a catchphrase?[edit]

It appears that damn near everything that a character says more than once is being listed on this page. I think there should be some kind of rule that decides what qualifies as a catchphrase. At least a quarter of these so-called "catchphrases" should be removed in my opinion. UnrealLegend (talk) 06:22, 7 March 2012 (CET)

At least thrice, I say. Over multiple episodes. Exceptions for those the writers intended to use more, such as but I am already in my pyjamas. --Sviptalk 13:11, 7 March 2012 (CET)
Second. Also: This would make "shut up, Zoidberg" a catchie. (That's right.) Article? Sanfazer (talk) 22:27, 7 March 2012 (CET)
I think so. It was said twice in Mobius Dick, once in Bender's game, and once in Bend Her. Also, what of things that are more coincidental than intentionally repeated? Stuff like "Eh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh!" really doesn't seem like it should be here. And there's a few instances on this page where a character saying someone's name is listed. "Lrrr...", "Leela..." "BRANNIGAN!" etc. I don't think these should be here, because characters using other characters names isn't what I'd call an intentional use of a catchphrase. UnrealLegend (talk) 00:00, 8 March 2012 (CET)
Only famous one is Farnsworth's 'Wernstrom'. But is that a catchphrase? --Sviptalk 14:02, 8 March 2012 (CET)
I would say it is. Remember, they joke about the way he always says it. Even when he simply says his name he still says it with emphasis on the "Wern". UnrealLegend (talk) 23:33, 8 March 2012 (CET)


By this definition of a catchphrase, I don't think "I'll Take 8" should be a catchphrase for Zoidberg. He only says it twice, and it was in the same episode both times. 66.32.148.87 19:41, 16 July 2012 (CEST)

Taking out obscure ones[edit]

From what I can tell, the majority of editors feel that the list should be shorter. Here's my proposal for a new list; feel free to add your opinion. Catchphrases that have a star next to them are ones I'd like to take out.

Zoidberg:

Woop-woop-woop-woop!

Hello!

What an honour!*

Excellent, excellent!*

(Insert famous person)? I love that guy!

Hooray!

I'll take eight!*

Dibs on...!*

Awwww...

Bender:

Bite my shiny metal ass

Me, Bender

We're boned

Bender is great

Neat! (This is always followed by Bender taking a picture with a purple or green camera.)

Cheese it!*

Fun on the bun (Apparently this catchphrase was briefly deleted from him during the events of "Overclockwise".)

Do the Bender!

Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-he-he-he-he-he-he!*

Death to humans!

Sir, you forget yourself!*

Another job well done.*

I'm back, baby!

Farnsworth:

Good news, everyone

I am already in my pajamas

Sweet Zombie Jesus!

Huh?*

Wernstrom!

Fuff!

Quiet, you!*

Fry:

Help! Police!

He's dead

OW! My (insert body part)!*

Bender? Is that you?*

Leela:

Hi-yah!

Oh, Lord

The Conrad family:

Sweet (insert animal or thing) of (insert place)! - Hermes, LaBarbara and Dwight

My Manwich! - Hermes, LaBarbara and Dwight

Others:

Guh/buh/spluh/fluh - Amy

Bender? Is that you? - Amy*

That's prepostrous! - Cubert

Bam! - Elzar

Well gadzooks! - Enos Fry*

I'm going to allow this. - Glab*

My kajigger(s)! - Hattie

Watchacallit - Hattie

(sigh) - Kif

I am Lrrr, ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8! - Lrrr

Lrrr... - Ndnd*

Haroo! - Nixon

BRANNIGAN! - Nixon

Ha-Haaaa! - Roberto

Whoahs! - Sal

Eh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh! - Hoschel*

I'm Scruffy, the Janitor. - Scruffy

Yep. - Scruffy

Second. - Scruffy*

Leela... - Zapp*

Whimmy wham wham wozzle! - Slurms MacKenzie*

Ho ho ho! - Robot Santa Claus

Ba-GAWK! - The Hyper-Chicken

Oh, boy! - Fat-bot The preceding unsigned comment was written by Kif

I'd also like to take out Bender's other addition, not "Shut up, baby, I know it," but the other one (I can't remember it right now, but I know it needs to go.) Kif (talk) 22:17, 7 September 2012 (CEST)

You know what? Mentioning it on the discussion page isn't going to get me anywhere. I'm just going to do it; if anyone wants to object, they have every right. Kif (talk) 04:41, 23 September 2012 (CEST)
I don't disagree; in fact, I do not believe you went far enough. A catchphrase is not just a common phrase that the character says. It's a phrase the character is famous for, and the phrase even has appropriate reaction from the other characters (at times; although this is not a requirement), which Bender's and Farnsworth's most famous ones certainly live up to.
However, some characters are also famous for a line they said once, like Zoidberg's "Why not Zoidberg?", which essentially sums his character up in one question. But since he only says it once (or was it twice within the same episode?), it does not make it a catchphrase, rather a phrase he is famous for. There are plenty of other examples of that in Futurama, but that's just called quotations.
A catchphrase should be famous, it should serve as a character illustration (such as Farnsworth's and Bender's, which are the best examples of catchphrases on Futurama), and it should appear somewhat often. But most importantly, it should be obvious that the makers intended it as a catchphrase. --Sviptalk 06:04, 23 September 2012 (CEST)
Okay, then. I was operating under the assumption that someone would object, so I didn't go as far as I would've liked. I'd also like to take out these:
  • (Insert famous person)? I love that guy!
  • Another job well done. (I actually meant to take this out the first time, but I forgot.)
  • I'm back, baby!
  • Shut up baby, I know it.(talking to Floozies)
  • Let's go already!
  • Wernstrom!
  • That's prepostrous! - Cubert
  • Bam! - Elzar
  • BRANNIGAN! - Nixon
  • Ha-Haaaa! - Roberto
  • Whoahs! - Sal
  • Leela... - Zapp
  • Ho ho ho! - Robot Santa Claus
  • Ba-GAWK! - The Hyper-Chicken

Kif (talk) 16:01, 23 September 2012 (CEST)