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Homer Simpson's "D'oh!" has topped a poll of kids' top TV catchphrases, with Fred Flintstone's "Yabba Dabba Doo!" and classic Dalek imperative "Exterminate" voted second and third in Brit viewers' affections.

This isn't, however, necessarily what today's nippers actually favour, since The Baby Website quizzed 7,431 adults as to what had stuck in their minds over the history of televised entertainment for young 'uns.

Accordingly, there's a fair representation of ancient history in the top 20, including "I love it when a plan comes together" (The A-Team, 7th spot), "If it wasn't for you meddling kids" (Scooby Doo, 14th) and "Cowabunga dude" (Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, 20th).

And, since this is Blighty we're talking about, indigenous talent is well represented with the Chuckle Brothers' "To me, to you" (a creditable 5th position), the Krankies' "Fandabidozi" (8th) and - for those of you of pensionable age - Crackerjack's "Ooh, I could crush a grape" (17th).

The Baby Website described itself as "really surprised by how many of the catchphrases have really stood the test of time" - a fair admission given the Crackerjack result and the fact that Laurel and Hardy's "That's another fine mess you got me into" made the cut.

The full list is:

  1. D'oh! - The Simpsons
  2. Yabba Dabba Doo! - The Flintstones
  3. Exterminate - Doctor Who
  4. Beam me up Scotty - Star Trek
  5. To me, to you - Chuckle Vision
  6. By the power of Grayskull! - He-Man
  7. I love it when a plan comes together - The A-Team
  8. Fandabidozi - The Krankies
  9. I pity the fool! - The A-Team
  10. What's up Doc? - Bugs Bunny
  11. I taught I taw a puddy tat - Tweety Pie
  12. Oh my God, they killed Kenny! - South Park
  13. What 'chu talkin' about Willis? - Diff'rent Strokes
  14. If it wasn't for you meddling kids - Scooby Doo
  15. Can we fix it? Yes we can! - Bob the Builder
  16. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman! - Superman
  17. Ooh I could crush a grape - Crackerjack
  18. Eat my shorts - The Simpsons
  19. That's another fine mess you got me into - Laurel and Hardy
  20. Cowabunga dude - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

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