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Friday, October 30, 1998 Published at 17:41 GMT


The 60 best one-liners

After you Claude.
No, after you Cecil - It's That Man Again (ITMA) 1939-49

And now for something completely different - Monty Python's Flying Circus 1969-74

Anyone for tennis - Probably from George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance 1914

Are yer courtin'? - Have a Go? 1946-7

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin - Listen with Mother 1950-82

The butler did it - origin unknown

Can I do you now, sir? - ITMA

Can you hear me, mother? Sandy Powell 1900-82

The day war broke out - Robb Wilton 1940

Didn't she do well? - Bruce Forsyth 1973-

Don't forget the diver - ITMA

Eat my shorts - The Simpsons 1990-

Ee, it was agony, Ivy - Ray's a Laugh 1949-61

Evening, all - Dixon of Dock Green 1956-76

Everybody wants to get inta the act - Jimmy Durante

An everyday story of country folk - The Archers 1950-

Exterminate! Exterminate! Dr Who 1963-

A good idea, son - Educating Archie 1950-53

Good morning, sir. Was there something? - Much-Binding-In-The-Marsh 1947

Goodnight children ... everywhere - Children's Hour 1930s/40s

Have you read any good books recently? - Much-Binding-In-The-Marsh 1947

Hello, good evening and welcome - David Frost 1966-

Here comes de Judge - 1968 song title

Here's one I made earlier - Blue Peter 1963-

I didn't get to where I am today without ... - The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin 1970s

I don't like this game, let's play another game - let's play doctors and nurses - The Goon Show 1954

I don't mind if I do - ITMA

I go - I come back - ITMA

I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you? - The Simpsons

I'm in charge - Bruce Forsyth 1958

I'm worried about Jim - Mrs Dale's Diary 1948-69

It all depends on what you mean by ... - The Brains Trust 1941-48

It's being so cheerful as keeps me going - ITMA

I've arrived and to prove it, I'm here - Educating Archie 1950-53

I've started so I"ll finish - Mastermind 1972-97

Keep on trucking - Robert Crumb circa 1972

Left hand down a bit! - Navy Lark 1959-77

Let's be careful out there - Hill Street Blues 1981

Mind my bike - Garrison Theatre 1939-

Nice to see you, to see you nice - Bruce Forsyth 1973-

Oh, calamity - Robertson Hare

Pass the sick bag Alice - John Junor

Seriously though, he's dong a grand job - David Frost

Shome mishtake shurely - Private Eye 1980-

So farewell, then - EJ Thribb, Private Eye 1970s-

Take me to your leader - Sci-Fi standby

The truth is out there - X-Files 1993-

The weekend starts here - Ready Steady Go 1963

We have ways of making you talk - believed to be first from Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1935

What's up, Doc? - Kojak 1973-8

You bet your sweet bippy - Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 1967-73

You might well think that. I couldn't possibly comment - House of Cards 1990

You're going to like this, not a lot, but you'll like it - Paul Daniels

Your starter for 10 - University Challenge

You silly twisted boy - The Goon Show 1954

You rotten swine - The Goon Show 1956

What do you think? Is there a catchphrase you feel should have been included? Email us your ideas and we'll publish them next week.

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