Know What I Mean, Verne: 12 Catchphrases That Make No Sense Out of Context
It’s hard to tell at the time, but almost every sitcom in history has subtly thrown in some buzzwords and catchphrases, hoping for a keeper. That sweet, sweet laugh from the studio audience was all they needed to pepper in that bad boy every few episodes for years to come. Most are pretty straight forward, and there’s no mistaking what they mean. When Blossom’s brother Joey Russo exclaims, “Whoa,” by golly, the guy means, “Whoa!” But unless you follow Sheldon Cooper’s silly little “pranks,” you’d have no idea what the completely made up “Bazinga” meant.
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Turns out it was a real life catchphrase one of the writers would use when he successfully pulled off a prank. Interesting. And overall, pretty silly. It, like “Zoinks” feels right in a kids’ cartoon, but Jim Parsons was 45 in that final season, and Sheldon is supposed to be a genius. Who are we to judge? We’re not here to say if it’s good or bad (not today, anyways), we’re just saying that it, and 11 other catchphrases, make absolutely no sense out of context.