The Greatest TV Catchphrases Of All Time


“The Yada Yada,” a 1997 episode of NBCs Seinfeld show, popularized this phrase, which was meant to signify that you can cut out parts of your story and go straight to the final result by “yaddaing” it. The problem was that Elaine and George always seemed to leave out very important details and specifics of their stories, making ‘yadda, yadda, yadda’ one of the best catchphrases ever. So yadda, yadda, yadda, the phrase had been in use since Lenny Bruce’s days, and had turned up years earlier on Magnum P.I. and Cheers.