“Hulk Smash!”  “It’s Clobberin’ Time!”  “Holy Moley!”  Our favorite comics are chock-full of catchphrases, from Spider-Man’s lamentations about power and responsibility to Iron Man’s “Beer after whisky, mighty risky!”  Still, the Catchphrase-22 (patent pending) is that many of them can get old quickly, as fans of the old Superfriends cartoon can tell ya.  80% of that shows dialogue consisted of ‘Great Hera!’, ‘Great Scott!’, and ‘I’m the Goshdang Batman!’  Still, as Captain Underpants will tell ya, you can never underestimate the power of underwear, and for every “Tyler No Likey!” we have an uber-popular “D’oh!”, leading us to today’s “I love it when a plan comes together!” query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also finds it fascinating that no ever actually said “Beam me up, Scotty”, making it a phantom catchphase, asking: What’s the best and/or least Catchphrase-22 annoying catchphrase in all pop culture?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. I don’t get annoyed easily by catchphrases, but one of the best is “Autobots, roll out!”. Its appropriately cheeky, but not too much.

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