Do you remember ‘Get Smart’?
Adams gave the character a clipped, unique speaking style. Feldon said, “Part of the pop fervor for Agent 86 was because Don did such an extreme portrayal of the character that it made it easy to imitate.” Adams created many popular catch-phrases (some of which were in his act prior to the show), including “Sorry about that, Chief”, “Would you believe …?”, “Ahh … the old [noun] in the [noun] trick. That’s the [number]th time this [month/week].” (Sometimes the description of the trick was simply, “Ahh… the old [noun] trick.”), and “Missed it by ‘that much.'”
From Wikipedia: Don Adams.
Take the Maxwell Smart idea and play with your words:
“Ahh… the old dog in the coffee trick.”
“Ahh… the old houseplant in the lifeboat trick.”
“Ahh… the old pizza in the hand cream trick.”