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Classic TV quotes that are now part of everyday vocabulary

Stacker Logo By Ellen Dewitt of Stacker | Slide 2 of 51: With these words, sidekick Ed McMahon opened each episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” starting in 1962. The line took on new meaning after its improvised use in the 1980 horror movie “The Shining” by Jack Nicholson’s increasingly deranged character as he broke down a door with an axe.

‘Heeeere’s Johnny!’

With these words, sidekick Ed McMahon opened each episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” starting in 1962. The line took on new meaning after its improvised use in the 1980 horror movie “The Shining” by Jack Nicholson’s increasingly deranged character as he broke down a door with an axe.

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