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You bet your sweet bippy! meaning “Definitely!” comes from a large cache of catchphrases from the TV variety series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, which was wildly popular in the late 1960s. The bippy in this case was a euphemism for “butt.” Other phrases made famous on Laugh-In included Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls and Sock it to me!, the last of which was famously uttered on the show in a cameo by President Richard M. Nixon. Note: In this segment, we mistakenly credit Laugh-In with popularizing “the Devil made me do it.” That phrase was actually popularized by comedian Flip Wilson in his own acts and television shows via his character “Geraldine.” This is part of a complete episode.

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