“What? No, I sell propane!”
Hank Hill (King of the Hill).
R.E.M.’s song title refers to an incident in New York City in 1986, when two then-unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather, while repeating “Kenneth, what is the frequency?”
Read More about the incident here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=What%27s+the+frequency%2C+Kenneth%3F
“What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M. from their 1994 album Monster. It was the first single taken from the album, released three weeks later. It peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 9 on the UK Singles Chart, and was the first song to debut at number one on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.
See Also on Wikipedia: Dan Rather#”Kenneth, what is the frequency?”.
“This Is the Way We Roll”
Variations of this phrase have become a recent Catch Phrase
“Danger, Will Robinson!” is a catchphrase from the 1960s’ American television series Lost in Space spoken by voice actor Dick Tufeld. The Robot B9, acting as a surrogate guardian, says this to young Will Robinson when the boy is unaware of an impending threat.
In everyday use, the phrase warns someone that they are about to make a mistake or that they are overlooking something. The phrase is also used in hacker culture.
Who: Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard – David McCallum
What: NCIS -TV Episode – ‘You are not Alone’
There are certain marketing phrases with a long, proven history of engaging and persuading potential customers.
‘People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve’
-Dr.Gregory House (House M.D)
“Great Caesar’s Ghost!”
Who: Perry White – Editor-In-Chief of the Daily Planet
Where: Metropolis in the Superman Comics.
WikipediA Article on Perry White: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_White
And further Reading:
“I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean I guess.” – Roger Sterling
I didn’t get a “harrumph” out of that guy! – The Honorable William J. Lepetomane (Mel Brooks) in Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Governor expected everyone to show agreement with him by giving him a ‘harrumph’. One politician neglected to do so until urged on by Hedley Lamarr.
“Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.” – Don Draper