As a reminder that Doctor Who hiatus is more than halfway over (you can either scream in delight or terror based on how well you remember season 8), here’s a I-have-no-idea-what-to-post-this-week-post.
Many people have puzzled over the age long question, the second oldest question in the universe (after Doctor Who)…
What is the doctor’s catchphrase?
Nine, Ten, and Eleven had pretty obvious ones. Who could forget the cheerful declaration “FANTASTIC”? Everyone remembers Ten’s declaration “ALLONS-Y” that caused French to be the language of love… that’s a lie by the way don’t go repeating that. And of course, Eleven’s phrase, which still rings fresh in our memory (because we miss his season dearly), “GERONIMO!”
When Twelve came along, one of the things I was most excited for was his catchphrase (that is, until season 8 became a huge bust and then I was excited for the monstrosity to end). As the season progressed, it became apparent that Twelve really didn’t have an obvious catchphrase.
Today, I will, once and for all, present the facts and you, the reader, can decide what Twelve’s catchphrase is.
There are several contenders.
There’s the fan favorite:
But twelve only says this phrase once, so unfortunately this cannot be his catchphrase. Yes I know, I want it to be his catchphrase as well.
There is of course,
Also quite possibly, just “shut up.” Twelve tends to say this phrase a lot, and Moffat also “confirms” that this is twelve’s catchphrase. However, since Moffat is so bad at writing (what with all his plotholes and his terrible botching of Doctor Who season 8), coupled the fact that he hasn’t made Johnlock canon yet, we can pretty much ignore everything he’s saying.
“Shut up,” however, remains a pretty compelling catchphrase. The Doctor also says “shut up” an incredible 21 times. But did “shut up” stand out to us like the other catchphrases of the Doctor? No. I hardly noticed Twelve saying “shut up” once (except for that one instance up above).
Therefore ignore Moffat.
And now, you’re probably saying, “But Grace, there are literally no choices left!” Well, let me present to you these statistics.
Twelve has said “shut up” a total of 21 times.
But there is something that Twelve has said 110 times.
That’s right folks, Twelve has uttered a single phrase 110 times.
What’s this phrase you might ask?
However, Clara is a pretty bad catchphrase (no offense Clara). Although it cannot be denied that “Clara” has been said the most, it’s also true that Nine and Ten both said “Rose” a lot, while Eleven had a plethora of things he called his companions (i.e. impossible girl, soufflé girl, pond, etc).
At this point though, a lot of people have accepted “Clara” to be Twelve’s catchphrase. Let me present this comic:
Amusing? Yes I think so too.
You’ve been given the facts America… I mean world. NOW DECIDE.