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Using TV/movies to get phrases

Using TV/movies to get phrases

Words and phrases can be hard to come up with. Sometimes, it’s easier to use phrases that someone else already came up with. 

Some shows, books, and movies are particularly good for this. Here are some I have found useful in this regard (do not take this as an unequivocal general endorsement of the content):

Shows and movies

  • The Simpsons
  • Futurama
  • Community
  • King of the Hill
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • South Park
  • The Princess Bride


  • Harry Potter
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Bible
  • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Discworld series
  • 1984
  • Stranger in a Strange Land

Picture books:

  • The Elephant and Piggie series
  • George and Martha series
  • Frog and Toad

What are some books/TV/media that you get words from?