While John Madden may have provided thought-provoking interjections such as "Boom!", "Whap!", "Bang!" and "Doink!", "The Gooch" was able to use simple analogies to show the results of big plays. When Pablo Sanchez blasted a two-run homer to deep left, the Gooch would show his approval with his signature catchprashe "Sweet as candy I tell ya. I like candy. Everybody likes Candy. That's why Halloween is such a popular holiday". If Keisha Phillips struck out swinging to Amir Khan on a Crazyball, "The Gooch" would express his fear of a deadly pitchers with "I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley...I wouldn't want to meet him in a light alley either. Alley's are scary!"