Everyone’s got a TOP WHATEVER column. You know the type… a list of arbitrary best ofs, worst ofs, or does it really matter ofs. Well, TrunkSpace didn’t want to be left out, so we decided to come up with our own JUST ANOTHER $@!#*? LIST COLUMN. Whereas other lists on other sites may have a point, rest assured, ours will have none.
This time out we’re honoring THE TOP WAYS POP CULTURE TAUGHT US HOW TO SAY HELLO.
Sometimes the best joke is a reoccurring one. For the folks behind the beloved series Arrested Development, the Korean word for “hello” became a running gag that ran straight through our hearts thanks to the performance of Justin Lee as the adopted Annyong Bluth. Sure he was misunderstood, but at least he was polite!
Hellooooo! La, la, la!
“The Voice” premiered during the final season of Seinfeld in 1997 and has been quoted by childish folks like ourselves ever since. In the episode, Jerry becomes obsessed with using a cartoon voice that he has assigned to his girlfriend’s loud stomach. He eventually is forced to give up the voice, only to have it come back into play at the end of the episode, a formula that was worked masterfully into all great Seinfeld episodes.
How you doin?
Love him or hate him, Joey Tribbiani knew how to deliver a greeting. We’ve all repeated it at least once, either playfully with a possible love interest or to a very large sandwich, another passion of the actor playing an actor who once played a neurosurgeon named Dr. Drake Remoray.
The movie was overshadowed (rightfully so) by the similarly-premised Despicable Me, but what Megamind had that the Steve Carell-starring vehicle did not is a snappy, memorable way to make an introduction. Despicable Me may have turned into a bonafide franchise, but does that billions of dollars in profit help the writers sleep at night knowing that they didn’t come up with an “ollo” of their own?
It probably does.
We’re reoccurring on the reoccurring, including another Seinfeld reference in our list. Like Annyong in Arrested Development, this was a running gag that helped to establish the tumultuous relationship between Jerry and his neighbor Newman. We’ve included it on this list because we know a real-life Newman and that poor bastard has heard this line more times than Jerry has said it in syndication.
(That means “bye” in Korean)