Of course, since so many series spanned more than one decade, not all of these catchphrases are exclusive to the ’70s — but without a doubt, people heard them many times (maybe too many times) in the years between 1970 and 1979.
For more, be sure to see Famous catchphrases: ‘Excuuuse me’ & other lines we loved to repeat (1978), as well as TV catchphrases of the ’60s and TV catchphrases of the ’80s.
Do you remember these famous TV catchphrases of the ’70s?
Which of these famous lines from the seventies do you remember — do you still find yourself saying any of them every now and then?
Are we missing any of your favorites? Let us know your top TV catchphrases of the ’70s in the comments section below!
1. “Who loves ya, baby?”
Telly Savalas as Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak on Kojak (1973-1978)
2. “What you see is what you get!”
Geraldine (Flip Wilson) on The Flip Wilson Show (1970-1974)
3. “Never mind!”
Said by Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) on Saturday Night Live (1970s)
Jimmie Walker as J.J. on Good Times (1974-1979)
5. “Up your nose with a rubber hose!”
John Travolta as Vinnie Barbarino on Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1979)
6. “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”
Bill Bixby as David Banner, pre-transformation into the Hulk, in The Incredible Hulk (1977-1982)
Archie Bunker (played by Carroll O’Connor) on All in the Family (1971-1979)
8. “Won’t you be my neighbor?”
Mister Rogers (Fred Rogers) on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968-2001)
9. “Good night, John Boy.”
Classic catchphrase from the Walton Family on The Waltons (1972-1981)
10. “Just one more thing…”
Lt Columbo, just about to break the case, on Columbo (1971-1978)