Today I heard somebody say "Thank God it's Friday" and it struck me weird because I haven't heard anybody use that phrase in like... forever.
And then it suddenly occurred to me why I haven't heard it.
It died around the time that ABC Television used it to promote their Friday night programming block from 1998-2000...
Constant exposure on ABC TV played it out, so people stopped saying it. But don't tell that to ABC, because they brought it back to promote their programming block... twice... once in 2003-2005 and again in 2018-2019.
Id' say "Thank God that's over," but I think we know ABC will be bringing it back again. Apparently they just can't help themselves.