Sir David Attenbingo

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

While watching every episode of David Attenborough’s classic wildlife series for this mammoth tribute post, I also compiled a list of tropes and turns of phrase that keep on cropping up in his oeuvre. So, here’s David Attenbingo for you to play along with while re-watching these classic shows.