Archive for the ‘Lloyd Bentsen’
What Willis et al. have been talkin’ about • 11.28.06
References to former Bronxville residents Ed McMahon and President John F. Kennedy, as well as a hand-gestur-ific quote from Bedford resident Donald Trump, are among TV LandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 100 top television catchphrases, whose ranking will be revealed in five parts on the network starting Dec. 11.
McMahonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeeeereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s JohnnyÃ¢â‚¬? introduction to Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Tonight ShowÃ¢â‚¬? joins quotes both by and about Kennedy, including the prezÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ask not what your country can do for you” speech and Lloyd BentsenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy” quip to master speller Dan Quayle.
The owner of the Trump National Golf Course in Briarcliff Manor and the greatest hyperboles in the tri-county area once uttered his Top-100 phrase Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re firedÃ¢â‚¬? to Eastchester High School alumna Ereka Vetrini.
TV Land offers a pretty comprehensive list, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m disappointed that more lines uttered by regional residents missed the cut, including:
- “From the home-office in Sioux City, Iowa….”Ã¢â‚¬â€œ North Salem resident David Letterman.
- Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m Chevy Chase, and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not.Ã¢â‚¬? Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Bedford resident Chevy Chase.
- Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a good thing.Ã¢â‚¬? Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Bedford resident Martha Stewart.
- “Homer, we’re out of vodka.” Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Greenwich, Conn., resident Ron Howard to Homer Simpson on Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Simpsons.Ã¢â‚¬?