Thursday, September 16, 2010

Words, words, words, pt. 2

"Eat my shorts!"

You hear that and you probably think of the Simpsons, right? Of course, right. (Wait, Fiddler on the Roof was last year...)

However, Matthew Groening, the creator of the Simpsons, borrowed that phrase from an earlier source--a movie that was the quintessence of 80s culture: The Breakfast Club. It was a member of the Brat Pack that would say the line, paving the way for the Simpsons.

Here's a clip of the line as it first appeared:

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