Yeah, I heard that! Ranking TV's best-remembered lines

Television has a way of planting certain catchphrases in the public consciousness. So TV Land, the cable network that airs such series as "The Brady Bunch," "The Andy Griffith Show," and other classic reruns mostly from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, decided to rank the 100 most memorable in the history of the medium. Nominees were drawn not only from sitcoms and dramas, but also from commercials, cartoons, and even news coverage. The top 10, according to TV Land, with the person or character who spoke each and on which series, where applicable:

1. "Heere's Johnny!" (Ed McMahon, "The Tonight Show," introducing host Johnny Carson)
2. "One small step for man...." (astronaut Neil Armstrong's first words from the moon, 1969)
3. "You're fired!" (Donald Trump, "The Apprentice")
4. "Baby, you're the greatest." (Ralph Kramden, "The Honeymooners")
5. "Ask not what your country can do for you..." (from President Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address)
6. "D'oh" (Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons")
7. "Where's the beef?" (from a 1984 Wendy's commercial)
8. "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" (Arnold Drummond, "Diff'rent Strokes")
9. "Yabba dabba do!" (Fred Flintstone, "The Flintstones")
10. "I am not a crook." (President Nixon, in a 1973 meeting with journalists)

For the complete list of 100 famous quotes, go to TV Land

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