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`MANDY PATINKIN, HOLLA!’
Claire Danes came up with the catchphrase of the night when she saluted her "Homeland" co-star during her Emmy acceptance speech thusly: "Mandy Patinkin, holla."
Danes, taking the stage after winning best actress in a drama for the Showtime series, mentioned several names before matter-of-factly calling out Patinkin in the most unexpected way.
Twitter went nuts, with many people suggesting that this saying needs to become a meme, and soon.
As the pop-culture site (at)Gawker put it: "`Mandy Patinkin, holla' is the new Angelina Jolie's leg." From New York Magazine's (at)Vulture site: "`Mandy Patinkin, holla' is the best thank-you ever." And from NPR's (at)nprmonkeysee: "If the Internet doesn't remix `Mandy Patinkin, holla' by tomorrow morning, it is a failure."
Others suggested that Jewish delis begin baking Mandy Patinkin challah. Still others made references to Patinkin's Broadway bona fides with "Evita" jokes.
If someone can figure out a way to incorporate Patinkin's famous line from "The Princess Bride" _ "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die" _ then the Internet might truly be worthwhile after all.
_ Christy Lemire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/christylemire
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