This has been voted New Zealand's quote of the year for 2017

Publish Date
Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:18PM

Only in New Zealand would a quote about a penis be voted the best quote of the year.

Yip, Shortland Street's "penis" cliffhanger has garnered the top vote in this year's Massey University's Quote of the Year Competition.

The infamous line – "Please tell me that's not your penis" – received more than 18 per cent of the 7238 votes cast in this year's competition.

The hilarious line went instantly viral and caught the attention of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, who then made a spoof off it. 

Fletch, Vaughan and Megan even got into the spirit of the 'penis' line, making a spinoff:


2017 Quote of the Year finalists, in order of votes garnered:

1."Please tell me that's not your penis." – Shortland Street's Dr Chris Warner (Michael Galvin) confronting his son about a nude photo, in a cliff-hanger ending.

2."It's deeply disappointing, but it's not gay." – Actor Jatinder Singh after "Nigel" calls a dropped pie "gay" in Rainbow Youth's advertisement.

3."I am a different shade of brown." – Student Jai Selkirk of the Dilworth School team winning Word – The Front Line Poetry Slam competition.

4."For overseas observers, in NZ elections, we all vote then take the ballots – chuck them out – and ask a man called Winston Peters who won." – Writer Ali Ikram tweeting about the 2017 election.

5."Excuse me for laughing, but it's been a long time since I've been ravaged by a toothless sheep." – Winston Peters on TOP leader Gareth Morgan.

6."I've not seen the data about the risk factor of death by falling fatty; I'd imagine it's similar to the risk factor of death by Sharknado." – Fat activist and Massey University scholar Dr Cat Pause when asked if fat people are a hazard because they could fall on you.

7."First ladyman? Who knows… Aiming for Michelle Obama, probably gonna be a little bit closer to Prince Philip." – Clarke Gayford on his role as Jacinda Ardern's partner.

8."This is my generation's nuclear free moment." – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on climate change.

9."If humour is common sense dancing, John Clarke was Nureyev." – Musician Don McGlashan on the death of comedian John Clarke.

10."I'm embracing my new feather duster status." – Paula Bennett, ending her tenure as Deputy Prime Minister.