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10 top TV catchphrases of the ’60s

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Television grew up a lot in the sixties! Almost everyone had a TV set, and we weren’t just limited to black-and-white programming anymore — we could actually watch our favorite shows in color!

We remember them well… and that’s why here we have compiled these 10 popular TV catchphrases of the ’60s! Of course, since so many series spanned more than one decade, not all of these catchphrases are exclusive to the sixties — but you could be sure that people heard each one of them many times in the years between 1960 and 1969.

For more, be sure to see Famous catchphrases: ‘Excuuuse me’ & other lines we loved to repeat (1978), as well as TV catchphrases of the ’70s and TV catchphrases of the ’80s.

Do you remember these famous TV catchphrases of the ’60s?

Which of these famous lines from the sixties do you remember — and are there any that you still find yourself saying sometimes?

Are we missing any of your favorites? Let us know your top TV catchphrases of the ’60s in the comments section below!

10 top TV catchphrases of the '60s


“Danger, Will Robinson!”

The Robot on Lost in Space (1965-1968)

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Danger, Will Robinson on Lost in Space


“Live long and prosper.”

Classic television catchphrase from Leonard Nimoy as Spock on Star Trek (1966-1969)

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Spock's catchphrase - Live long and prosper


“To the Batmobile!”

Adam West as Batman on Batman (1966-1968)

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Batman catchphrase - To the Batmobile!


“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”

Eve Plumb as Jan Brady venting about her sister on The Brady Bunch (1969-1974)

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Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! The Brady Bunch


“This tape will self-destruct in five seconds.”

The voice on the tape telling agents about a secret mission on Mission: Impossible (1966-1973)

This tape will self-destruct in five seconds


“Surprise, surprise, surprise!”

Catchphrase of Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show (1962-1964) and Gomer Pyle, USMC (1964-1969)

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TV catchphrases of the '60s - Surprise, surprise, surprise! - Gomer Pyle


“Book ’em, Danno.”

TV catchphrase by Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980)

TV catchphrase by Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett


“Sock it to me!”

A popular catchphrase from the cast members of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (1968-1973)

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Sock it to me! - Laugh In


“Heeere’s Johnny!”

Ed McMahon on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962-1992)

Heeere's Johnny! - Johnny Carson intro


“And that’s the way it is.”

Walter Cronkite’s newscast close on CBS Evening News (1962-1981)

Walter Cronkite's newscast catchphrase - And that's the way it is


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