Feb 01 2011
I think about the 80s at some point during every single day of my life. I don’t know what’s so special about it to me. Perhaps it’s when I was a child and when you’re a child and have a good childhood all is usually pretty well in the world.
I mean all I did was play and go to school. That and watch movies. I mean how awesome is that? So it’s no surprise that I like to go back to that time in nostalgia.
Today I’ll be focusing on some awesome catch phrases that might bring back some memories…..
I Pity the Fool
Oddly enough this originally came from the A-Team. I thought it was just a cool Mr. T thing from Rocky III but it’s not. Well clearly it became his staple. And I’m quite certain it became many people’s staples in the 80s. If someone had done you wrong it was never out of question to say “I Pity the Fool” in response to knowing you were going to kick his ass.
Whatchu Talkin’ Bout Willis?
The catchphrase penetrated pop culture in a way that few others have. It’s still the thing that has carried Gary Coleman’s career, and will forever be his legacy. They had plenty of guest stars come on/off the show and occasionally they would be graced with Arnold asking what they were talking about.
Say Hello to My Little Friend
Of all the catch phrases of the 80s I feel like this one is the most used today. Mainly because of rap. Think about it. Whenever you brandish pretty much anything of power or importance by surprise, you can use this phrase. It’s been so overdone in pop culture at this point that a lot of people don’t even know what it’s from.
I’ll Be Back
To this day I still can’t understand why this line became so popular. It’s such a stupid and simple line. Honestly I still don’t understand it but that doesn’t mean it can’t be on this list. The only thing I like about it is the fact that this line has been parodied many many times and will probably be forever.
Hey You Guys!
I’m pretty certain that I’ll still say this Sloth line at least a few times a year and will probably be using it for the rest of my life. When you think about it, that’s pretty powerful. As I’ve been told it’s originally from Electric Company but let’s face it. Sloth made it popular.
I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get up
No matter how mean it is to make fun of a woman who is old and can’t get up, it’s still pretty damned funny. And when you think about it, Life Alert really brought this upon themselves. Hell of a marketing campaign though.
Where’s the Beef?
I never liked this line, and never will. Still though, popular as hell.
Honorable mention to: “Time to Make the Doughnuts, ” and “You Wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”
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