Catchphrase Challenge based on famous TV catchphrases:Read 10,12 or 18 books that match the criteria within the challenge to complete it
1. “Heeeere’s…Johnny!” Ed McMahon (the Tonight Show) Read a romance with a name in the title or read a series book about a family (such as Mary Balogh’s Huxtable series or Bedwyn saga).
2. “Yada, yada, yada.” Seinfeld TV series (used by Elaine and George’s felonious girlfriend.) Read a book about anything – or nothing. This is a wildcard.
3. “How you doin’?” Joey Tribbiani (Friends) Read a friends to lovers romance or a book(s) from a series based around a group of friends such as Jo Beverley’s Rogues
4. “What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” Gary Coleman (Arnold Jackson Diff’rent Strokes) This show was all about making a major change in life. Read a rags to riches story, a makeover story or a fish out of water type story.
5. “The tribe has spoken.” (Survivor) Read a book that is part of a series or where the h/h live in a tribal community.
6. “And that’s the way it is.” (Walter Cronkite) This is a blast from the past. Read a historical novel.
7. “Who are you wearing?” (Joan Rivers Golden Globes red carpet) Read a book that involves fashion in some way or a Regency romance that takes place during the Season (where all the fashionable people went).
8. “Come on down!” (The Price Is Right) Only people who have to count their pennies count the cost. Read a book about a working class hero or heroine.
9. “It’s gonna be legen — wait for it — dary.” Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris How I Met Your Mother) Mr. Harris is out and proud. Read a LGBTQ romance or a romance based on a legend, fairy tale, classic novel or common romance trope.
10. “Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” — (Adventures of Superman) Read a romance about a pilot/stewardess/travel agent or someone who travels a lot for their job. Or read a book about a hero or someone who performs a heroic job.
11. “One of these days.” — Ralph, (The Honeymooners) Read a time travel romance.
12. “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” — Jim McKay, (Wide World of Sports) Read a sports romance.
13. “Danger, Will Robinson!” — Robot, (Lost in Space) Read an action/adventure romance or romantic suspense novel.
14. “To the Batmobile!” — Batman(Batman) Read a romance about someone who works with cars: mechanic, race car driver etc.
15. “This tape will self-destruct in five seconds.” — (Mission: Impossible) Read a romance where the characters work for a clandestine agency or private security firm/PI .
16. “Live long and prosper.” — Spock, (Star Trek) Read a sci-fi romance or a romance where the characters are wealthy or a book with an elderly matchmaker.
17. “Book ’em, Danno.” — McGarrett, (Hawaii Five-0) Read a romance with h/h who work in law enforcement.
18. “Just one more thing…” — Columbo, (Columbo) The exceptionally smart and quirky detective, read a romance where the h/h is known for their intellect or originality.
19. “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” — Jan, (The Brady Bunch) Read a romance about a middle sibling, where the h/h come from a large family or where jealousy plays a role or where the h/h play second fiddle to a more popular sibling/friend or a story about a wingman/ best man/bridesmaid.
20. “Heigh Ho, Silver, Away!” The Lone Ranger (The Lone Ranger) Read a Western romance or a book with a cowboy, rancher or farmer.
21. “Rolling Rolling Rolling Keep them doggies rolling, Rawhide!” (Rawhide) Read a book where the h/h have pets or an animal(s) is/are involved in some significant way.
22. “Who loves ya, baby?” — Kojak (Kojak) Read a secret baby or pregnancy romance or a romance that refers to pregnancy/baby in the title such as Having the Billionaire’s Baby.
23. “Dy-no-mite!” — J.J.,( Good Times) Read a romance with African American h/h or a romance that takes place in an urban locale.
24. “Kiss my grits!” — Flo (Alice) Read a romance that takes place in the American south or a book about a waitress/cook/restaurant owner or restaurant worker.
25. “Good night, John Boy.” — The Walton family (The Waltons) Read a romance that takes place in the 30s-50s or a small town romance, or a book where the h/h works in the news industry or is a writer.
26. “Aaay!” — Fonzie (Happy Days) Read a motorcycle romance or a book where the h/h is in a gang. Since Happy Days presented an idealized version of the 50s, read an idealistic romance or since Fonzie dropped out of high school read a book about a high school dropout.
27. “Up your nose with a rubber hose!” (Welcome Back, Kotter) Read a book with a teacher or where the h/h work in a school or work with kids in some way or read a book where the h/h has to go home.
28. “What’s up, Doc?” Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes) Read a romance where the h/h work in the medical industry in some capacity.
29. “De plane, de plane!” — Tattoo,(Fantasy Island) Read a fantasy romance.
30. “Oh, Goody!” Herman Munster, (Munsters) Read a paranormal romance.
31. “Well, isn’t that special?” — The Church Lady, (SNL) Read an Inspirational romance.
32. “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more!” – Popeye (Popeye the Sailor) Read a book where the h/h are at rock bottom or in a desperate situation or a novel where the h/h is recouping from a lost job, lost career, major scandal etc.
33. “Good grief.” – Charlie Brown, (Peanuts) Read a sad romance or a romance where the h/h is wrestling with grief.
34. “And now, here’s something we hope you’ll really like.” – Rocky,(The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle) Read a book from your favorite sub-genre or with your favorite trope.
35. “Make it so.” — Picard, (Star Trek: The Next Generation) Read a book where the h/h make something for a living.
36. “Resistance is futile.” — The Borg, (Star Trek: The Next Generation) Read a novel that’s received a lot of press, buzz etc. such as Fifty Shades of Grey or Outlander or that made one of the AAR Top 100 lists.
37. “Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!” — Stan and Kyle, (South Park) Read a romance that revolves around a murder.
38. “Will you accept this rose?” — (The Bachelor/The Bachelorette) Read a book with a meet-cute or meet-quirky premise or an arranged marriage book.
39. “Everybody lies.” — House, (House) Read a book where deception plays a key role, such as a mistaken identity, girl dressed as boy book etc.
40. “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” — Coach Taylor, (Friday Night Lights) Read a sweet/heart string tugging type romance.
41. “Bazinga!” — Sheldon, (The Big Bang Theory) Read a book with a genius or a humorous romance.
42. “We’ve got a situation.” — Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino, (Jersey Shore) Read a book set around an unusual situation/with a unique plot point.
43. “Missed me by that much.” Maxwell Smart (Get Smart) Have a book that comes close to one of these categories but doesn’t quite make the cut? Read that book.
44. “Did I do that?” — Urkel, (Family Matters) Read a romance told from first person point of view.
45. “Would have got away if it wasn’t for those meddling kids!” (Most Scooby-Doo villains, Scooby-Doo) Read a book where the h/h help catch a villain or bring about justice.
46. “Th-th-th-that’s all folks!” Porky Pig, (Looney Tunes) Read the last book in a series
47. “Is that your final answer?” — Regis Philbin, (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?) Read that last book that finishes off the challenge.