19 Best TV Character Catchphrases: Clear Hearts, Eaten Shorts and More!

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Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Seriously. When it comes to television, it's often hard to decide which came first.

Did we suddenly start using "dude" and "literally" because we heard it repeatedly on the small screen? Or did show writers start adding common vernacular into their scripts to make characters more relatable?

Is this too much philosophy about television? Yes, probably. So let's just move right along.

What are we even talking about? TV character catchphrases

You know the ones, right? They're just legen...wait for it...dary. Check out Barney Stinson's addition to the list as well as 18 more now.

We know this list doesn't include them all, so we want to hear from YOU.

What character catchphrases would YOU include? Sound off in the comments below!

Miranda Wicker was a Staff Writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in 2017. Follow her on Twitter.

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