Catch phrases fading with time

In another thread, someone did not know where ‘He’s dead, Jim’ came from. New generations have come, and more are coming, that do not and will not have those cultural touchstones. So what are the catch phrases that will only be remembered by the oldsters? I’ll start:

‘Missed it my that much.’
‘Sorry about that, Chief!’
‘That’s the second-biggest [noun] I’ve ever seen!’
‘Would you believe…?’

‘He’s dead, Jim.’
‘Dammit, I’m a doctor; not a [profession]!’


‘OH! OH, OH!’
‘Ba-ba-ba, ba-Barbarino!’

‘Hold the bus! Hooooold the bus!’

‘Sock it to me!’

OK, that’s enough for a start.

Where’s the Beef?

What, me worry?

Now you’re on the trolley!


Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!

You bet your sweet bippy.

Wanna buy a walnetto?


To the moon (Alice)!!


Damnit, I’m a doctor, not a [profession]!

I don’t recognize all of them. I’m told there actually WAS a TOS episode where Bones said

I’m a doctor, not an escalator! but you couldn’t prove it by me.

There absolutely was. I’ve seen it many times.

Time to make the donuts.

“I’d buy THAT for a dollar!”

Also - “Kiss my grits!”

Twenty-three skidoo! Oh, you kid! Fifty-Four Forty or Fight! Tippecanoe and Tyler Too! Remember the Maine!

(too old?)

Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls.

It’s time for the Fickle Finger of Fate Award…

Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Bloom!

Friday’s Child

Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are

I find it frustrating that in threads like this no one ever tells you what they’re referencing. From the OP, I got Star Trek and that’s it. I’m in my 30’s, so not that new a generation.

A few months ago, at my then-job, I was going up in the elevator after break with some younger (twenty-something) co-workers. One of them said “I forgot to pay my bill! I have to call the Electric Company!” To which I responded by mock-yelling “HEY YOU GUYS!!!” They didn’t get it.
“Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Look - up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s SUPERMAN!!!”

“Same Bat time…same Bat channel.”

Here comes da judge!

It’s actually “Would you buy that for a quarter?” Once again, Cyril Kornbluth doesn’t get the credit he deserves.

“Verrrry Interesting.”
“You bet your bippy.”
“It’s Sock it to me time.”
“Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy.”
“Hey, kids. What time is it?”
“Would you like to be Queen for a Day?”
“Hi-ho, Silver! Away!”
“Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!”
“What a revolting development this is.”
“Open Channel D.”
“Wait a minute, Danger. What about my pickle?”
“You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.”
“Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.”
“Eenie Meany chili beany, the spirits are about the speak.”
“Fan mail from a flounder?”
“I’m smarter than the average bear.”
“Exit stage right.”
“Would the mystery guest sign in please?”
“Hi-ho, Steverino.”