Entertainment TV & Film Unforgettable Game Show Catchphrases Some are used long after the show went off the air Share PINTEREST Email Print TV & Film TV Shows Comedies Dramas Documentaries Shows For Kids Movies By Carrie Grosvenor Carrie Grosvenor is the author of "So You Want to Be on Wheel of Fortune." A freelance entertainment writer, Grosvenor has contributed to CNN, MSNBC, and the Game Show Network. our editorial process Carrie Grosvenor Updated January 08, 2019 A good game show catchphrase reminds you instantly of the game it comes from. These phrases have become part of popular culture and are used casually with friends and even in Hollywood blockbusters. Here's a list of the best catchphrases to come from game shows old and new: 01 of 09 "Come on down!" Jesse Grant / Contributor / Getty Images Whether it was Johnny Olson, Rod Roddy, Rich Fields, or George Gray shouting these words, anyone hearing them would know that "The Price Is Right" was underway. It's only fitting that our favorite game-show catchphrase should come from the longest-running game show in North America. 02 of 09 "I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat." Astrid Stawiarz / Stringer / Getty Images Even people who don't watch "Wheel of Fortune" (and, apparently, some people don't) know this phrase—and use it. Whether you're doing a crossword puzzle or reading something in Welsh, buying a vowel would be a handy option for many of us. 03 of 09 "Big bucks, no whammies!" Heard often at casinos, this gem from "Press Your Luck" has become a household phrase. Those of us who are old enough to have watched the show during its original run will likely also hear the beeps and boops of the electronic game board in our heads as it's being uttered. Whether or not you add the "Stop!" at the end is completely your call. 04 of 09 "Survey says..." Kevin Winter / Staff / Getty Images Unless you're the host of "Family Feud," you're probably not referring to the average responses of 100 people surveyed when you belt out, "Survey says!" Still, it's a handy phrase when you're revealing an answer to, well, just about anything. And everyone will get the reference, which is another plus. 05 of 09 "I'd like to phone a friend." Getty Images / Handout / Getty Images Two catchphrases from "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" could have landed on this list. One is "Is that your final answer?" The other, which made it to this list, is "I'd like to phone a friend" because it's appeared often in popular culture, from movies to viral jokes. Even though phone-a-friend has been discontinued as a lifeline on the show, it's still fondly remembered. 06 of 09 "Deal, or no deal?" Michael Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images Sometimes the title of a game show becomes its catchphrase. "Deal or No Deal" was a huge sensation in prime time and Howie Mandel's question at the end of each round has become one of the most popular catchphrases in memory. Even though the show is no longer running, you'll still hear people asking, "Deal, or no deal?" 07 of 09 "I'll take ___ for $1,000, Alex." Amanda Edwards/Getty Images Like most long-running game shows, "Jeopardy!" has several catchphrases to choose from. This one, though, leaves no question as to its origin, and anyone using it is likely also visualizing the game board. There's no doubt who "Alex" is, either. Stop by trivia night at your local pub and find out for yourself how often this phrase gets thrown around. 08 of 09 "Will the real ___ please stand up?" Bettmann / Contributor / Getty Images Whether or not you recall the game show "To Tell the Truth," you've probably heard this catchphrase. It's been dying out somewhat as new phrases take its place, but it's still a classic, and it's just as relevant years later as it was when it was current. 09 of 09 "You are the weakest link. Goodbye." Paul Harris/Getty Images Many people found this game-show catchphrase to be insulting and demeaning. Others thought it was a great hook. Whatever your opinion of "The Weakest Link" and its dismissive phrase, you have to admit that the line caught on. It was deliciously delivered by Anne Robinson, who played the domineering host to a T.