Posted by Smokey Stover on July 23, 2006
In Reply to: "That's the name of that tune!" posted by Smokey Stover on July 22, 2006
: : : Anyone heard of the phrase, "That's the name of that tune!"
: : The first time I heard it was on the old U.S. television show: Baretta.
: : "That's the name of that tune" - Catchphrase frequently used by detective Tony Baretta (Robert Blake), a streetwise undercover police officer of Italian descent working the rough side of town on the police drama BARETTA/ABC/1975-78. Baretta was also fond of saying "You can take that to the bank!"
: : From TV Acres catchphrases at http://www.tvacres.com/catch_t.htm
: Tony Barretta used the phrase "THAT'S the name of that tune" as a reference to the very popular show (1953-1959) called "Name that tune." His type of humor. SS
I should have mentioned, even though it is obvious, that Baretta used the expression figuratively, the "tune" being whatever needed a name or an explanation. SS