Today, the phrase “Google it” is just a part of the everyday vernacular. And while it’s impossible to pinpoint when it became commonplace, it is possible to pinpoint the first time the phrase was used on national TV.
According to Charles Arthur, author of Digital Wars, the first reference to Google as a verb took place on October 15, 2002 during an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The character Willow (played by Alyson Hannigan) asks the following in reference to a girl, “Have you Googled her yet?”
The response? “She’s 17!”
Google: A look back at the first time the word ‘Google’ was used on TV | BGR