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The Greatest 80s Catch Phrases

List of the 20 greatest, most memorable, and most popular catch phrases from 80s. Catch phrases are a fixture in pop culture, and the generation that came of age during the 1980s should get a rush of nostalgia from revisiting these "pre-Internet memes" and jokes from 30 years ago or more.

A number of these catch phrases have remained popular, or have undergone a renaissance in recent years. Mr. T's memorable "I pity the fool" has remained his most recognizable routine, and figured in to the recent big screen adaptation of the show "The A-Team." Al Pacino's delivery of the key line from Brian De Palma's "Scarface" remains a frequently parodied and iconic movie moment.

Though catch phrases are often depicted as hacky or mocked as a low-brow form of comedy, it's undeniable that they have the power to connect millions of people around a humorous phrase or observation. What are the best catch phrases from the 80s? Below are 20 of our favorite examples. Vote for your favorite catch phrases from the 80s and leave other suggestions in the comments!
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    I pity the fool...

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    ORIGIN:
    The A-Team. B.A. BARACUS would often say it in reference to someone who would mess with him/the team.

    USE:
    This is basically what Mr. T is known for. It probably doesn't help that he still dresses, speaks, and acts exactly like the character that coined the phrase.

    This phrase may also be used in reference to absolutely anyone who is about to get their ass kicked.

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