As we wind down Y2K9 and head into Y2K10, it seems appropriate to look back at the past decade and remember all of the things that unimaginative douchebags used to shout in bars to drive us crazy. And then we should vote on which of those things is our absolute favorite! After the jump, I have posted a poll to determine The Official Catchphrase of the Decade. Obviously, this poll was developed by a group of college educated scientists, so it is perfect, and the results are of ultimate importance.

Let’s do the numbers!

If I have forgotten a catchphrase that you think should have been included in this poll, please feel free to leave it in the comments. But understand that it has already been disqualified. By the scientists. Don’t blame me! I’m not the President of Statistics!


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  1. Bad boys for life.

  2. I remember hearing “I’m Rick James Bitch!” and “What?! Okay!” a lot from the frat daddies as well. Though I’m in no way sad to see them left out of this poll.

    • Absolutely! “I’m Rick James, bitch!” was going to be my suggestion. And to wit about the fratties–I was actually at a bar with Dave Chappelle in Oxford, MS right after all that well-publicized quitting his show/going to Africa/rehab business, and there was a mob of idiots spouting his own catch phrases at him the whole time he was there, despite the fact that he *literally makes fun of people for doing exactly that in a stand up bit”

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  3. heath ledger fans are gonna be so torn on this one. way to split the vote!

  4. This is definitely the cheese to my macaroni of a Monday.

  5. “Napoleon Dynamite starring John Heder” – Jeff

  6. Beyonce had the best catchphrase of all time…OF ALL T- Nevermind.

  7. “In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. “- George W. Bush

  8. f**** me in the M*********** F*********** A*******
    - Snakwells

  9. ‘You cannot be serious?’ – John McEnroe

  10. I have a write in candidate: “It Was Just Farts.”- Jerry, Parks and Recreation 2009

  11. “You should download my blog.” — 2012

  12. I’m partial to, “Has your mother sold her mangle?”
    We’re talking about the 1840s, right?

  13. Yes we can.

    mmmm, politicalgum

  14. “My name is Twilight, and I am a dracula.” – Twilight

  15. “The Shins will change your life.” – is not a catchphrase.

  16. “I want to go to there” was a big favourite in my circle of friends (which, yes, includes Minnie Driver) this year, and was overall pretty excellent.

  17. Yes we can.

    mmmm. politicalgum.

  18. “Have fun at dinner”

  19. “This list of options is tearing me apart, Lisa!!!”

  20. I want to be a stupid lamp.

  21. Mission Accomplished.

  22. The time Britney’s mike picked up her saying “Mah pussy’s hangin’ out of my shorts!” during a concert didn’t make it as a catchphrase this decade, but we still have 17 days left…

  23. WHAT? No “Honest to Blog?” I demand a recount!

  24. Welll…the jerk store called, and this soup nazi is making me thirsty! —Some show I watched a lot this decade.

  25. Honorable mention….

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  26. “Georgia rule!” – Georgia Rule

  27. “You crazy for this one, Agent Cody Banks!” – Agent Cody Banks’ sidekick

  28. ugh. This is far too easy.

    Catchphrase of the DECADE (of hell…which from what I hear had a good past few years.)

    “YEAH! WHHHAT!! YEAAAHH!!” – Dave Chappelle alla Lil Jon

    “I’m Rick James Bitch” – Dave Chappelle alla Rick James.

    Well…now I’m off to wrap myself in a cloak of Axe body spray.



  29. “I’m Chuck Bass” – Chuck Bass

  30. i think i took this poll way too seriously.

  31. The Spider-Man one would’ve been a good catchphrase of the decade… if that decade was the 1960′s.
    - signed, A Virgin.

  32. “Imma Mad Black Woman!” – Diary of a Mad Black Woman

  33. “Science is whatever we want it to be.” – Dr. Spaceman

  34. “No homo”.

  35. “Sock it to me!” -Everyone, all the time this decade

  36. “Andrew, don’t interrupt!” – Catchphrase of 2010-2012, aka the rest of time

  37. “From behind, dude? From behind?” – This guy’s tombstone.

  38. “You’re a cunt.” – PC to Jessie during Fashion Week.

    This is my first comment on videogum. Be gentle, please!


  40. I thought for sure that’s what she said would be a choice on the poll. Its absence leaves me unable to vote at all.

  41. “Holmes for the holidays”- Sherlock Holmes poster

  42. Come on Monsters this is a no brainer.


  43. While I don’t think either is really the catchphrase of the decade, “Why so serious?” and “Are you not entertained?” provide the best summation of pop culture for the entire decade.

  44. Are we supposed to vote on our favorite or the most widely used? YOUR POLL IS VERY CONFUSING, GABE!

    • Yes, I am also confused because I voted for the catchphrase I hated hearing the most, from people who said them repeatedly as if they were still hilarious despite them not being very funny in the first place! (the most annoying come from frat boys–sorry frat boys, but you are all awful when it comes to stuff like that..and when it comes to other things, like decisions between 2 pastel polos or just one? backwards hat or frontwards…or just cocked to left or right to split the difference–I understand, life is full of tough decisions!)
      Anyway, the comments are a definite mix of GREAT catch phrases that stayed relatively obscure (or were just monster favourites) and then the rest legitimately terrible! Please clear this up, someone!

  45. I’m pretty sure the Lord of the Rings catchphrase is this.

  46. This was the 10year cycle of: “George Bush’s Fault”

  47. this ballot has clearly been padded with dumb entries so that bad boys 2 will win! like the classic design trick of giving your client three “choices”: 2 terrible ones, and the one you really want to use.

  48. I nominate: That’s Your Boyfriend.

  49. “Are you having a laugh?”

  50. Lost another one to Ditech!!!!

  51. Whenever I think about the past decade, all I can say is “so good”.

  52. “If your sabre wags as loosely as your Norman tongue, you’ll be run through in an instant.”
    - Brave Little Toaster

  53. “I love you Mr. Star Wars!”

  54. I would have nominated “Are you Treadstone?”

  55. You’re Tearing Me Apart Lisa

  56. I kind of forgot Castaway came out during this decade. I’d have thought the best deserted-island-related catchphrase would have been “We have to go baaaaaaaack!”

  57. “Keep f*cking that chicken.”
    I still don’t know what it means.
    And I still can’t stop laughing.

    • Oh snap, didn’t see your post. I retract any and all awesomeness I tried to take for my own using and abusing and give it all to you. Get ready for an ice cream headache.

  58. “Dude, you’re gettin’ a Dell.” – am I right?

  59. “Relax TechnoJeremy” Gabe

  60. Who let the dogs out? — released July 25, 2000

  61. Don’t tase me!

  62. D. It is written.

  63. “Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah
    Gaga, Oh La la”.

    … I don’t think I’m doing this right.

  64. “George Bush doesn’t care about black people!”

    –Kanye West and Duh Aficionado magazine’s editorial board.

  65. Catchphrase of the Decade: “Who are you? Do you have a wife? A girlfriend? Whoever she is, I’m gonna find her. I’m gonna hurt her. And then I’m going to kill you right in front of her.” – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mission: Impossible III.

  66. “When you wrestle with the Devil, you’re gonna get wet with fire!” – Gabe Delahaye
    “Mozart’s Ghost, the number one band on the internet” -The NET (only because it didn’t get it’s due in 90s too much too soon Sandra Bullock)

  67. “Forgive them, Father. They know not what they do.” – The Passion of the Christ

  68. “It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something. “

  69. “It’s kind of a long-distance relationship.” -Kate Forster

  70. “BYAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!”

  71. “i just blue myself” – tobias
    and basically any other thing tobias has said

  72. Thank you for not including:

    “Let’s hug it out, bitch” –Ari Gold.

    You’re my hero.

  73. Once it hits your lips, it’s so good! -frank the tank

  74. “That’s what she said!”

  75. I’m not here to make friends

  76. “Hh… Well, hh… Hhh… Look – ” T Blair

  77. “hold on, i’m on my hamburger phone.”

  78. “What a dumb broad.”

  79. “Keep fucking that chicken!”

  80. “asdfjbaljshbkkjthbaerjbgdfg” –

  81. Gabe, please can we have a new vote tomorrow on best videogum catchphrase of the biannual? Or whatever a two year period is called? And by two year I mean like a year and a half, or wudeva? That seems a good a time as any to take stock of all that we stand for.

  82. As much as I love “Snakes on a Plane,” I prefer this version more:

    I’ve had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday plane!

  83. That’s hot – Paris Hilton

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  85. “Fuck” – Cast of The Wire.

  86. Come on! How could you forget:

    “Hello, I’d like to play a game”- Saw

  87. How about “in a post 9/11 world.”

  88. I don’t know about you guys but my favorite(not favorite) catch phrase that never caught on was “I’m BEASTIN’ of the REISLIN’” -Kanye West 2009

  89. Not impressed by the poll, but I’m diggin’ the suggestions in the comments. I would add:
    Seriously? Seriously. (Meredith Grey, “Grey’s Anatomy)
    Live together, die alone (LOST)
    Clusterf*ck to the —-house (Daily Show)
    Thank yeewww. (The Closer)
    Wait, it might be metal. (Terminator: SCC)
    Do you understand me? DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME??? (Jack Bauer, 24, which should win the award for most catchphrases of the decade)
    It wasn’t an apology, it was an observation. (Chloe, 24)
    Harry Potter, we meet again (Voldemort, or he-who-shall-not-be-named)

  90. Trust me, I’m Pit-Pat, and I love you!

  91. “Nah… I mean, I’m already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?”

    The quote just stated above had the same detrimental effect on me as when I was told in the year 1998 (I was an innocent 2nd grader at the time mind you) that, “in the year 2000, a comet is gonna hit us!”.

    Both forever altered my perception of human beings and their limitless ability to say shit that well, “just don’t make no sense”.

    Pinche Babosos (referring to that loud mouthed second grader and Diablo Cody) and their stupidity.

  92. “I don’t know anybody named that!”

    You kind of have to say it out loud.

  93. I think everyone can place “whatever I wanna do, GOSH.” Therefore it’s a good catchphrase. Perhaps of the decade?

  94. “I am The EXTERMINATOR!!!!!”

    just thought I’d put it out there…

  95. I don’t know why you guys are downvoting. I thought “Advance wish you a merry Christmas” was a pretty hot catchphrase.

    (LOL just kidding I hope the guy who keeps spamming these comments is raped to death by a robot.)

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