Are you ready, skee-daddy?! It's the The Lightning Round
on Cramer's Mad Money!
Hit me! / Speak to me. (when he takes phone calls)
You! Me! Let's try to make some MO-NEY!!!... Mad Money! (during
the opening sequence)
There's always a bull market somewhere, and I promise to try and
find it just for you. (usually at the end of the show)
Go cry to your mother.
Wake up and smell the coffee / the hard prices.
Diversification is the only free lunch.
Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs/hogs get slaughtered!!!
I wish I'd own that company myself.
Uh–uh. (That stock's) not for me.
Best of breed. (you know I like / stick with best of breed)
Dive! Dive! Dive!
"Back 'em up!", "C'mon back!", "Load up / back up the truck!",
"'Mon back!" (refers to backing up a semi-trailer to a loading dock
to buy a lot of a particular stock he considers undervalued, used
with his sound effect of the beeping truck).
Ring the register (i.e., sell the stock, or some of it, to take
Are you an arbitrageur? We don't need arbitrageurs.
I like to schnitzel a bit / take some profit.
Some people try to make friends, I just try to make money.
(Note: His "others make friends but I make money" line is often
varied for each broadcast. On the early shows in 2006 Cramer
proclaimed as his New Year's resolution that he has changed and
wants to make friends, as well as help them make money. However, at
the beginning of the January 6 show, he reveals that everyone can't
keep New Year's resolutions forever, and is once again about making
"mad money" and not friends.)
Here on Mad Money, we don't care where the stock's coming
from, it's where it's going!
My job is to not only entertain you, but to educate you!
You know, I gotta tell ya...
The book! The book!/Holy cow, the book! (used when a caller
mentions Cramer's book, he will then grab the book and flash it on
the screen before tossing it aside)
That's (ticker symbol) for all you home gamers (for example, if
Cramer were discussing Wal-Mart, he would say "that's WMT for all
you home gamers")
OK. Let's understand each other here...
I'd give that stock two thumbs up (sometimes one thumb up), and
we're taking it way up! (Recently, he has referenced a drinking
game, that has college students taking two shots of tequila each
time he gives the two thumbs up to a stock; he does not endorse that
behavior, and it is uncertain if this is real or part of his
The bottom line... (this usually signifies either the end of a
segment followed by a closing summary of a stock he was talking
about before taking calls or going to commercial)
You stick/stay with [the stock] and you stick/stay with Cramer!
(usually said at the end of The Lightning Round)
Oh man! (typically said when somebody says a unique 'boo-ya'
Boo-yah! catch phrase used by Cramer and his listeners
On Tuesday, May 24, 2005, a viewer asked Cramer by e-mail on Mad
Money's Mad Mail segment what his boo-yah! catch
phrase means, and Cramer replied he himself did not have a clue.
On the next day, Wednesday, May 25, 2005, two viewers e-mailed him on
his Mad Money program and said that Cramer's boo-yah!
catch phrase is similar to the Booyah registered trademark of the Booyah
Bait Company  or to the phrase of SportsCenter's Stuart Scott,
but Cramer answered that his phrase is not copied from that company nor
from Stuart Scott, and that he apologizes for any similarities, since
his boo-yah phrase means "Are you ready to make some money?"
The boo-yah phrase has since become an opening greeting for
his callers, similar to the "dittos" used by Rush Limbaugh callers. A
recent trend (late 2005-early 2006) has been for callers to have their
young children shout boo-yah; Cramer will then fall to his knees
and push the "crowd cheering" button. Another up-and-coming trend on the
show is the "stuttering" boo-yah, "b-b-b-b-ooo-yah!"
Cramer has since come up with a new phrase, "Are you ready, skee-daddy?
It's the Lightning Round on Jim Cramer's Mad Money!"
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