Is it the same line, over and over or do you have a repertoire?
I was surprised yesterday, when someone quoted the line out of Arrested Development to me - the line I always say! (A bit rude for here, but the one about the difference between a trick and an illusion)
My husband and I sometimes do this. We certainly have a repertoire. Unfortunately, since we tend to watch some obscure TV shows, the two of us are usually the only people who understand what we are talking about. It can alienate 'outsiders' so we try not to do it too much in groups lol. We tend to quote a lot of Flight of the Concords lyrics and 99% of people just think we're nuts.
I love quoting TV shows. I think it brings people together as they can share the in-joke. Some quotes I say are:
TTFN. tat ta for now - Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
Yabba Dabba Doo - Fred from The Flintstones
Indeed - Teal'c from Stargate SG-1
I have a cunning plan - Baldric from Black Adder
Stupid boy - Captain Mannering from Dad's Army
Don't panic! - Corporeal Jones from Dad's Army
What's Up, Doc? - Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes
You're Despicable - Daffy Duck from Looney Tunes
Oops, what's oops? I don't like oops - The Doctor from Star Trek Voyager
I find that I can quote lines or compare just about any situation to an episode of Seinfeld. The show about nothing really covered just about everything. But- I'm not a fan of t-shirts with TV quotes on them or even characters. That level of merchandising is just not my thing.
Me too. I agree nearly every situation comes with it a quote from Seinfeld you can use. I and many others also quote Get Smart lines too. This is why these two shows are the best ever made. And are part of the societal vocabulary of today and always. Probably the young are quoting from them without even knowing where they originated.
Not so much TV shows, but lots from movies. Blazing Saddles (it's twue, it's twue! and 'excuse me while I whip this out') & Flying High (I am serious and don't call me Shirley), would probably be the main two. As well as lots from Looney Tunes cartoons (of course you realise, this means war!). Then there's some from ad's - like 'not happy Jan' & 'it's your money Ralph'.