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Poll: Movie/TV Phrase Catchers

When they don't have a catchphrase of their own, some characters happen to inspire them.

Indeed, a "phrase catcher" is someone whose sole presence is enough to inspire the same (or almost the same) verbal reaction among a various group of people. It works quite the same as a catchphrase except that the character doesn't say it but has it said about him... or her... or them.

Which of these movie/TV phrase catchers is the most memorable?

After voting you might discuss the list here

To be included, the 'catchphrase' must come from different characters, at least two, throughout the movie or the TV series (so no "Shut the **** up, Donny") and shouldn't introduce or come after another catchphrase from the protagonist (so no "Hi, Dr. Nick!")

Make Your Choice

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    Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994)

    "Are you crazy or just plain stupid?" or "Run, Forrest! Run"
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    Christopher Reeve in Superman (1978)

    "Look, up in the sky... it's a bird... it's a plane..."
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    South Park (1997)

    "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" "You bastard!"
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    Steve Buscemi in Fargo (1996)

    "Funny-looking guy" (just funny-looking... or in a general sort of way)
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    Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969)

    "...and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids"
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    R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    "Sir, yes/no, sir!"
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    Peter Billingsley in A Christmas Story (1983)

    "You'll shoot your eye out"
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    George Wendt in Cheers (1982)

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    Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

    Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.
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    Tom Baker in Doctor Who (1963)

    "Doctor who?"
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    Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society (1989)

    "Oh Captain, my Captain!"
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    Kevin Peter Hall in Predator (1987)

    "One ugly m***f***"
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    Clayton Moore in The Lone Ranger (1949)

    "Who was that masked man" "Don't you know, that was the Lone Ranger?"
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    John Boyega in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

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    Tony Todd in Candyman (1992)

    "Candyman... Candyman... Candyman..."
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    Scott B. Morgan in The Usual Suspects (1995)

    "Who's Keyser Soze?"
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    Robert Donat in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

    "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"

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