TV has been responsible for new words in the past - "Uhny-Uftz", "embiggen", "Shozbot!", "Nanu-nanu", "Ibeeda", Imzadi", and "Slurm".
2005 was nearly over before we got the best new term of the year:
"It's not 'The Apprentii', it's 'The Apprentice'."
Maybe somebody should do an end-run around NBC and The Gasbag by creating a new show called 'The Apprentii'. Make it a sci-fi show about Jedi-like mystics (Let's bleep off George Lucas while we're at it!) training to protect the universe.