May 11, 2009

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Would you believe NBC is preparing to air a two-hour special counting down the 50 funniest catch phrases in TV history?

You bet your sweet bippy it is. The network today announced plans to air a Paley Center for Media special devoted to "Best Catch Phrases" on Tuesday, May 26, at 8 p.m.

The clipfest will feature a slew of funny faces, both dead and alive, including Jeremy Piven, Dana Carvey, Neil Patrick Harris, Jean Stapleton, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Jackie Gleason, Regis Philbin, Bob Newhart, Penny Marshall, Polly Holliday and Redd Foxx. It will mix archival footage with original interviews.

The Paley Center has produced a number of similar specials over the years for the networks. The networks have tended to bury the efforts on Friday or Saturday nights, but NBC's scheduling is such that this year's special might actually have a chance to draw an audience.

As the world waits to see which famous sayings made the Paley list, check out TV Land's compilation of 100 TV quotes and catchphrases here. NBC's relentless effort to turn "30 Rock's" "That's a Dealbreaker, Ladies!" into a moneymaker is captured here.

Or, if you'd like, after the jump, here's a little PM YouTube action: Redd Foxx having multiple fake heart attacks, all set to an awesome Cutting Crew song.

  • Posted May 11 at 3:12 PM

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