Get ready to laugh your way down memory lane when accomplished actress, dancer, singer and Tony Award-winner Jane Krakowski (NBC’s “30 Rock”) counts down 50 of television’s funniest catch phrases in the NBC special “TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases” presented by the Paley Center for Media on May 26 (8-10 p.m. ET).
From “No soup for you” to “We are two wild and crazy guys” to “Hug it out,” catch phrases are instantly recognizable and become part of popular culture. Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”), Gabe Kaplan (“Welcome Back Kotter”), Dana Carvey (“Saturday Night Live”), Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”), Jean Stapleton (“All In The Family”), Andy Griffith (“The Andy Griffith Show”), Keenen Ivory Wayans (“In Living Color”), Jackie Gleason (“The Honeymooners”), Bob Newhart (“The Bob Newhart Show”), Penny Marshall (“Mork & Mindy”), Polly Holliday (“Alice”) and Redd Foxx (“Sanford & Son”) are among some of the legendary stars featured in this two-hour special. With great scenes from the shows and interviews with the stars who brought the lines to life, this program will celebrate the history and humor of catch phrases.
“TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases” is produced by Brad Lachman Productions in association with The Paley Center for Media. Brad Lachman serves as executive producer and director, while Pat Mitchell, Diane Lewis and John Wolters are also executive producers. The special is produced by Garry Bormet. Bill Bracken is supervising producer.
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.