What are all the 'Dad's Army' catchphrases?

Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Lance Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn), Private Pike (Ian Lavender), Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Private Frazer (John Laurie), Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley). Copyright: BBC.

Dad's Army

Beloved sitcom about the struggles of a Home Guard platoon during World War II who are fighting incompetence, age and pomposity more than Nazis

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Steve Charlie

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 8:01am [Edited]
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Although it is tempting please don't include lines that have stuck in your mind merely because you like them or you think they are clever. Catch phrases need to be reasonably recognisable. However, if there are any other lines you really like you can list them seperately. Here's some I can think of...

"You stupid boy."
"Don't panic!"
"Put that light out!"
"They don't like it up 'em!"
"The Vicars not going to like this." (or is this pushing it?)

Other lines that come to mind:
"Oh you silly little man!" (Vicar shouting after being run off the road on his bike.)
"Would you mind awfully just falling in,in your own time?" (might be some what of a paraphrase)
"Don't tell him Pike!"
"It was all bone and bristle."
"They've scrrrewed 'im dooon."
"Damn the bloody bank!"

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 8:45am
  • Aldershot, England
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Hard to think of many you haven't given aleady but a couple of Frazier lines spring to mind -
To Jones - 'You silly old fool'.
It's mad...quite mad.

And a couple of Godfrey lines -
My sister Dolly's upside down cake.
She makes some lovely cucumber sandwiches.

A Wilson favourite -
How lovely.

And some more from Mainwaring -
Jones, Jones...Jones!
Walker...Walker!
Oh do be quiet boy.
Yes thank you Jones, ahem...now where was I?
Oh put him down.
I think I'm losing the will to live.
Now listen everyone, I have some very important news.

And one from Pike -
It's not my fault!

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Tursiops

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 11:11am
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"We're doomed I tell you, doomed!"

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Badge

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 11:58am
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Permission to speak sir!

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Aaron

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 1:58pm
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Quote: Steve Charlie @ August 9 2010, 8:01 AM BST


"Put that light out!"
"The Vicars not going to like this." (or is this pushing it?)


Definitely pushing those two.

A lot of these are memorable lines rather than catchphrases (i.e. repeated frequently). Which are you really going for, or both?

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Will Cam

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 2:11pm
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'Listen Here Napoleon'

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Tursiops

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 3:23pm
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Quote: Aaron @ August 9 2010, 1:58 PM BST

Definitely pushing those two.


I would have thought the first qualified, possibly even the second, as the verger uses it fairly frequently.

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Badge

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 3:38pm
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Do you think that's wise sir?

May I be excused?

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Oldrocker

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 4:47pm
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'I'll tell his Reverence'

'Wondered who'd be the first to spot that one.'

'And XXXXs, they make good XXXXs them Germans. And YYY, they do a good YYY them Germans.'

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T.W.

  • Tuesday 10th August 2010, 3:19pm
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"Don't piss on my chips, Verger!"
"A can of soup? Soup in a can?"
"I want that bomb."
"Now really, sir, there's no need to be so Jewish..."
"Am I bombardiered?"
"Those French fairies are at it again, Mr Mainwaring!"
"War is a futile endeavour, Corporal..."
"That's not what Mrs Hitler said."
"Silly c**t."
"Don't have a go at me, I'm a haemophiliac!"

...and many more.

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Nogget

  • Tuesday 10th August 2010, 3:33pm
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:D

Back to the OP, there's often talk of 'conchies'

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Nogget

  • Tuesday 10th August 2010, 3:46pm [Edited]
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Quote: Griff @ August 10 2010, 3:43 PM BST

"The fuzzy-wuzzies".


...and the Whirling Dervishes. I wonder how much of a Dad's Army script could be written using entirely catchphrases and oft-repeated phrases?

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Steve Charlie

  • Wednesday 11th August 2010, 6:44am
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Quote: Nogget @ August 10 2010, 3:46 PM BST

...and the Whirling Dervishes. I wonder how much of a Dad's Army script could be written using entirely catchphrases and oft-repeated phrases?


Yes, that's the difference isn't it - some are catchphrases whereas some are oft-repeated phrases and some are just memorable phrases.

I'm trying to think if there are any true 'catch phrases' that have been missed. Aaah. Uuuumm.

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Steve Charlie

  • Wednesday 11th August 2010, 7:00am [Edited]
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I think this is my final list of true Dad's Army catchphrases:

"You stupid boy."
"Don't panic!"
"They don't like it up 'em!"
"We're doomed. Doomed."

I think they are probably the indesputable ones.

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Badge

  • Wednesday 11th August 2010, 9:56am
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Quote: Badge @ August 9 2010, 11:58 AM BST

Permission to speak sir!


Your 4 plus this one I think. 3 from the same character. Has any other character had as many catchphrases as Jones?