These Cartoon Catchphrases Are Pure Nostalgia
24th June, 2020
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Cartoons are an essential part of a person’s childhood. Each character’s catchphrases make them more memorable. Do you want to go through them? All through childhood, cartoons were iconic beyond belief. Who can forget Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Homer and Bart Simpson and their antics that left us in splits? These cartoon characters made our childhood memorable. We watched them diligently regardless of how weird they sounded or looked. Almost every cartoon character had its own catchphrase, and we loved imitating them by repeating those phrases. Some of us still do, isn't it? Here are some of the most famous cartoon catchphrases that will take you back to your childhood.
Eh, What’s up, doc? - Bugs Bunny www.etbscreenwriting.com
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Eh, What’s up, doc? - Bugs Bunny
This adorable grey-white bunny has made at least two generations laugh and can still leave us in splits. His famous catchphrase has been imitated all around the world. Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes has been the most beloved and persistent cartoon characters since the 20th century. What’s more? The carrot-chomping rabbit has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Scooby Dooby Doo - Scooby-Doo www.animationmagazine.net
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Scooby Dooby Doo - Scooby-Doo
This adorable, “scared like a deer in headlights” cartoon character is now more than fifty years old. The Great Dane and his gang were always curious to investigate strange and horrifying occurrences which used to appear supernatural initially but were just elaborate hoax, set up by criminals. Scooby-Doo used to go crazy for treats, and sometimes he used to foil the criminals’ plans while chasing after his favorite treats.
Th-th-th-that’s all folks! - Porky Pig alchetron.com
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Th-th-th-that’s all folks! - Porky Pig
One of Warner Bros’ most iconic characters, Porky Pig, made us laugh with his stuttering voice and appearance. He was one of the first characters created by them. He wore a coat and a bow-tie but no pants, which looked hilarious with his childish demeanor. He used to conclude the show (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies) using the same catchphrase, and it was equally funny every time he said it.
D’oh - Homer Simpson scriptmag.com
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D’oh - Homer Simpson
Homer is the goofy dad from one of the longest-running animated cartoon series, The Simpsons. He is the protagonist and the story revolves around him, his family, and his neighborhood, Springfield. Homer is shown to be jealous of his neighbors and he loves eating hamburgers, hotdogs, donuts, and his favorite drink, Duff beer. Fun fact –the catchphrase was actually a sound of an “annoyed grunt” on the script.
Beep Beep! - Road Runner wallpapercave.com
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Beep Beep! - Road Runner
This blue, speedy cuckoo repeatedly slipped through Wile E. Coyote’s paws with little or no effort, every time he laid a trap. The character first appeared in 1949. The cartoon series, The Road Runner show immortalized “Acme”, the fictional corporation from which, Wile E. Coyote bought outlandish products to catch the Road Runner, but they always backfired catastrophically due to his intelligence.
Yabba Dabba Doo! - Fred Flintstone comics.ha.com
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Yabba Dabba Doo! - Fred Flintstone
This happily married stone-age cartoon character was from one of Hanna Barbera Productions’ most iconic cartoon series, The Flintstones. Fred lived with his wife, a baby girl, and a pet dinosaur. He had a typical blue-collar job (construction worker), which he made evident by wearing a blue collared robe with a blue tie. The catchphrase was created by Alan Reed, who also voiced Fred Flintstone.
Zoinks! - Shaggy Rogers scoobydoo.fandom.com
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Zoinks! - Shaggy Rogers
The super lean and tall hippie who we all saw gorging on sandwiches and pizzas with extra cheese was more scared than Scooby Doo. As hard as it may be to believe, the perpetually hungry cartoon character was a ventriloquist, and he used his talent to solve crimes with his gang. As kids, we were always intrigued by Shaggy’s monstrous appetite and his late 60’s speech pattern.
To Infinity and Beyond! - Buzz Lightyear www.popsugar.com
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To Infinity and Beyond! - Buzz Lightyear
This fictitious action hero is from the classic series of animation films, Toy Story. He was one of Andy’s prized possessions apart from Woody, Rex, Mr. and Mrs. Potato, and other toys. He was named after the Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. In reality, the action figure was flown into outer space in 2008 in a Discovery space shuttle by a group of astronauts as an educational initiative.
I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Cat - Tweety bird daily.jstor.org
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I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Cat - Tweety bird
This classic character, Tweety is still remembered for one of his catchphrases in the Looney Tunes franchise. The cute little yellow, canary bird would shout out the phrase every time Sylvester, the cat tried to snatch the bird from his cage. Tweety bird was first seen in a cartoon short, A Tale of Two Kitties in 1942, where he fended two hungry cats.
Hey There, Pretty Momma - Johnny Bravo www.cryptozoic.com
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Hey There, Pretty Momma - Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo was a self-proclaimed womanizer and was also known for his boorish, dim-witted, and unsuccessful attempts to woo the ladies in his neighborhood. The creators of the cartoon character wanted it to sound like a mix of young and old Elvis Presley. Hollywood actor, comedian and The Family Guy voice-over artist, Seth McFarlane was the storyboard artist and writer during the show’s first year.
Lemme at ‘em! Lemme at ‘em! - Scrappy-Doo scoobydoo.fandom.com
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Lemme at ‘em! Lemme at ‘em! - Scrappy-Doo
Scooby-Doo’s little nephew, Scrappy-Doo is one of the bravest in the gang. While Scooby and Shaggy leaped towards each other out of fear, Scrappy-Doo courageously fought with the villains. The cartoon character is highly energetic and brave despite his small size. Scrappy-Doo was created and developed by Joseph Barbera and Mark Evanier.
I’m Smarter than the Ave-Er-Age Bear! - Yogi Bear yogibear.fandom.com
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I’m Smarter than the Ave-Er-Age Bear! - Yogi Bear
This clumsy, bumbling cartoon character lives in the forests of Jellystone Park. The cartoon grizzly bear was Hanna Barbera Productions’ yet another creation that debuted in 1961. Interestingly, Yogi Bear and his sidekick, Boo-Boo Bear appeared as cameos in The Flintstones in the episode Swedish Visitors. Daws Butler was behind the voice of Yogi Bear.
Cowabunga! - Ninja Turtles www.huffpost.com
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Cowabunga! - Ninja Turtles
This catchphrase remains one of the most iconic lines used by any cartoon character from the 90s. It was further used as a reference in movies and TV series. Inspired by a comic book series, Ninja Turtles is a story of four turtles that lived in the New York City sewers, fighting against crime, mentored by their adoptive father, Master Splinter.
Ay Caramba! - Bart Simpson www.today.com
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Ay Caramba! - Bart Simpson
Mischievous character and Homer Simpson’s son, Bart Simpson would shout “Ay Caramba!” every time he is up to some mischief. Bart’s character was inspired by a comic book character called Dennis the Menace. He is voiced by a female voice artist –Nancy Cartwright. This popular character, Bart Simpson, also appeared in commercials for Burger King, KFC, Domino’s Pizza, and Subway.
Here I Come to Save the Day! - Mighty Mouse www.empireonline.com
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Here I Come to Save the Day! - Mighty Mouse
Mighty Mouse first appeared in an animated short named Mouse of Tomorrow in 1942. Created by Terrytoons, Mighty Mouse’s costume was initially red and blue, but the creators thought people may take the character as a superhero knockoff. Mighty Mouse is known to sing this catchphrase when flying into action. Tom Morrison voiced the character and the catchphrase was sung by Roy Halee.
Be Vewy Vewy Quiet, I’m hunting Wabbits - Elmer Fudd www.telegraph.co.uk
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Be Vewy Vewy Quiet, I’m hunting Wabbits - Elmer Fudd
Bugs Bunny’s arch nemesis, Elmer Fudd’s antics always left us in splits. He is one of the most recurring villains in Looney Tunes. His fascination to hunt the carrot-chomping rabbit drove him crazier with every trap he set to catch him. Elmer’s funny and unusual speech added humor to the cartoon series. He is one of Warner Bros’ most famous cartoon characters after Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
Oh Bother! - Winnie-the-Pooh www.imdb.com
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Oh Bother! - Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh was one of the most viewed cartoons ever since it aired on television. The huggable honey-loving Pooh Bear is actually the lead character in the book Winnie-the-Pooh, written by A.A Milne in the 1920s. He wrote the book for his kid, Christopher Robin Milne, who is also a character in the cartoon series. Like Bugs Bunny, Pooh Bear also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
By the Power of Grayskull - He-Man www.sydneysomers.com
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By the Power of Grayskull - He-Man
The mighty muscular hunk was one of the most powerful and morally wise people of Castle Grayskull. Interestingly, He-Man was the result of Mattel's action figure toy line. Mark Taylor, who designed the packaging for Barbie, originally created He-Man as a Viking who donned a horned helmet and had scowling expressions. Only after a lot of market research did the creators come up with a softened version that went well with the kids.