Hi all,

Every now and then, I'll see a film or a TV show where there's an obvious attempt to throw in some sort of wacky catchphrase, seemingly in the hope that it will find its way into common usage. Maybe this tactic is meant to lend a cult or camp status to an otherwise unremarkable work?

These aren't just bad dialogue, but they're glaring attempts to get the viewers to use the phrase elsewhere; they're forced into the dialogue and don't fit, and they make you just want to look away.

Here are a couple that spring to mind:

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner." -- Dirty Dancing
"You shoplifted the pootie, didn't you?" -- Jerry Maguire*
"You had me at hello." -- Ibid.

Anyone? Bueller? (whoops.)