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Strong like bull (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"The signal is strong here, strong like bull."

An unauthenticated account of the phrase goes something like this: Hans Conried played Uncle Tonoose in the 1950s and 1960s sitcom Make Room for Daddy, also known as The Danny Thomas Show. The phrase originated with that character, but it really became popular later on The Bullwinkle Show, where it was used not by Snidely Whiplash, voiced by Conried, but by Boris Badenov, voiced by Paul Frees, in a nudge, nudge, behind-the-scenes nod to Conried no doubt. The Bullwinkle Show was subversive like that. Unfortunately, Veronica isn't a true fan and fails to appreciate that to use it properly, a heavy Russian accent must be affected, making it "strong like boooooooooooooooooll."

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