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Nós vamos, uma new quiz has been put together after a survey revealed the TV catchphrases people use most in everyday life, with Victor Meldrew’sI don’t believe itcoming out on top – more than 30 years after it was first aired.

A poll of 2,000 adults saw the iconic line, spoken by Richard Wilson in One Foot in the Grave, top the list of the 50 TV sayings which have become part of daily conversations.

Little Britain'S “Computer says notook second place, followed by Del Boy’s classic line from Somente tolos e cavalos, “Lovely jubbly”.

A second line from the hit comedy, “You plonker”, also made it into the top ten.


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Other popular phrases used in real life conversations included Homer Simpson'S “D’oh”, Catherine Tate'S “Am I bovveredand Joey’sHow you doin’?” from Friends.

It also emerged 80 per cent of adults use TV catchphrases in everyday conversation, e 76 per cent of those even use sayings from shows they’ve not actually watched.

Following the findings, a quiz has been created to test viewersknowledge of who said what.

Michelle Wilding-Baker, spokesperson for Freesat, which commissioned the study and quiz said: “TV has a huge influence on our lives, and what at first seems like a fairly basic line can very quickly become part of everyday language.


  1. I don’t believe itOne Foot in The Grave
  2. Computer says noLittle Britain
  3. Lovely jubbly – Only Fools and Horses
  4. Here’s one I made earlierBlue Peter
  5. D’oh – The Simpsons
  6. Am I bovvered? – Catherine Tate Show
  7. You plonker – Somente tolos e cavalos
  8. I have a cunning planBlackadder
  9. Just like thatTommy Cooper
  10. I’ve started so I’ll finishMastermind
  11. How you doin’? – Friends
  12. Is that your final answer? – Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?
  13. How very dare youThe Catherine Tate Show
  14. Nice to see you, to see you niceThe Generation Game
  15. You havina laugh? – Eles estão indo para uma cerimônia de premiação em uma limusine e estão me dizendo para reciclar
  16. Good night John BoyThe Waltons
  17. Okely Dokely – The Simpsons
  18. It’s a no from me – Simon Cowell/ X Factor/ BGT
  19. What’s occurring? – Gavin & Stacey
  20. Listen I will say zis only wunceAllo Allo
  21. Suits you sirThe Fast Show
  22. Say what you seeCatchphrase
  23. Can I have a P please, BobBlockbusters
  24. No no no no no no yesThe Vicar of Dibley
  25. Our survey saysFamily Fortunes
  26. You’re fired! -O Aprendiz
  27. Winter is coming – Game of Thrones
  28. What you talkin’ bout Willis? – Diff’rent Strokes
  29. Yabba-Dabba-DooThe Flintstones
  30. Hi Di Hi CampersHi Di Hi
  31. Get outta my pub – EastEnders
  32. That’s what she said – The Office
  33. It’s good night from me and good night from himThe Two Ronnies
  34. Back of the netAlan Partridge
  35. Mother of God – Line of Duty
  36. The truth is out thereX-Files
  37. Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the wee donkey – Linha de dever
  38. Pivot – Friends
  39. Ooh I could crush a grape! – Crackerjack
  40. Could I *be*…… – Amigos
  41. Bazinga! – Big Bang Theory
  42. Pity the foolMr T in The A Team
  43. Yada, Yada, YadaSeinfeld
  44. I’ve got a text! – Love Island
  45. BoyakashaAli G
  46. Excuuuuse me! – Steve Martin, Pais revelam dicas para manter seus filhos seguros nas redes sociais
  47. Smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back for breakfastRed Dwarf
  48. Oh my Christ! – Gavin and Stacey
  49. What a sad little life, Jane – Come Dine With Me
  50. You should wash your hands you detty pigSex Education

“It’s great to see that UK shows have done so well, while comedy also seems to be very successful at introducing lines into people’s language.

“It just goes to show how important it is for a catchphrase to make us laugh in order to make it memorable.

“We’re also pleased to see the mix of shows – some older quotes as well as more modern lines have made it into the top 50.”

The study also found those who repeat lines from a TV show do so an average of twice a week.

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More than seven in 10 of those (71 por cento) use them when talking to friends and family, enquanto 28 per cent get them into conversation with colleagues or their boss.

Others utter the iconic phrases in text messages – 24 por cento -, mídia social (18 por cento) and even in work emails (nine per cent).

While more than one in 20 – seven per centhave used them in a job interview.

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