2. Catchphrases can often be a way for lazy writers to avoid coming up with jokes, and turn once nuanced characters into a one line stereotype. However, when done well they can be quite effective at getting across information quickly. The main issue is giving the character a reason to say the same thing over and over again.
With this in mind I think that Picard's "Make it so" is my favourite. It allows the crew know what piece of technobabble they should perform that episode and allows the plot to move on nicely. Gareth
3. My favourite catchphrase is a bit obscure but applicable to many things which is why it has so much mileage! My very close friend indulged me when I was given the heave ho by some fella. We stayed in and watched Sleeping Beauty with a bottle of Cava. As the most wonderful baddie in Disney's back catalogue, Maleficent, lures a hypnotised Sleeping Beauty up to a very spiky spindle. She cried out "Touch it. Touch it I saaaaaaaaay!" This had us rolling a it in the floor. So this turned into a bit of a catchphrase for us as we would just add in whatever direction we liked although "touch it" never got old. Squeamish Nicola
4. My personal catchphrase - or rather the thing I say most, is probably something that is both shallow, instructive and bossy like "I just think you'd be a lot happier if you wore primer". I was never that sold on catchphrases. It is only very recently that I have come round to The Fast Show in fact. I do still laugh, however, every time French and Saunders ask each other in a spoof "Are you going to do the accent?" Squeamish Kate
5. RESPECT MAH AUTHORITAH! Because Eric Cartman is my god, and more people should understand that I am the grand high master of the universe. Suck it, bitches!F1Kate