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I pity the fool...ORIGIN:
The A-Team. B.A. BARACUS would often say it in reference to someone who would mess with him/the team.
This is basically what Mr. T is known for. It probably doesn't help that he still dresses, speaks, and acts exactly like the character that coined the phrase.
This phrase may also be used in reference to absolutely anyone who is about to get their ass kicked.
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Terminator. Arnold's Terminator character is at a police station and is told to wait for something. He calmly tells the officer at the counter that he'll be back. He drives a freaking car through the police station.
Pretty much any time Arnold Scharzenegger leaves any place, he still uses this quote of his to state the fact that he will return. This has been parodied in pop culture ever since its inception and has since become the most memorable line from the Terminator franchise next to "Come with me if you want to live".
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Say hello to my little friendORIGIN:
Scarface. The main character (Tony Montana) unleashes a Tommy Gun from under his coat and exclaims to the people he's shooting to "say hello to [his] little friend". It's such a ridiculous, funny, yet violent part of the movie that it really stuck with everyone.
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 where it's from.
It's often been used to brandish literal "little friends" from under coats (little people, fictional characters, penises).
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A tagline for Wendy's fast food commercials in the 1980s, the question was posited to highlight the relative lack of beef in competing restaurant's burgers.
Any time you want to question the substance of something.
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Whatchu talkin' 'bout, willis?ORIGIN:
The popular catchphrase said in almost every episode by Gary Coleman's character "Arnold" in the popular 80s TV show Diff'rnt Strokes.
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 the show, and occasionally they would be graced with Arnold delivering his famous catchphrase.
Say what you will about Coleman, or catchphrases in general, but these moments were often the highlight of every episode.
Now, some people use it as just a way to ask what someone is saying.
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I've fallen and I can't get upORIGIN:
An infomercial where an old woman falls, can't get up, and delivers the line in such a cheeseball, ridiculous fashion that people couldn't help but laugh. The incident in the commercial is actually supposed to be quite dire, but give it to America to make one, long, ongoing joke about it.
Whenever anyone falls, say the line the way the old woman said it in the commercial, as melodramatically as possible.
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Pardon me, do you have any grey poupon?ORIGIN:
An 80s advertisement for mustard, as seen in the video to the left. Two Rolls Royces pull up next to each other, one passenger asks the other if they have any Grey Poupon, and the other says "but of course".
A slogan that was used for Grey Poupon for MANY years to follow, it also penetrated pop culture by becoming a staple joke of the upper class.
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I want my mtvORIGIN:
An original slogan for MTV to convince audiences to demand their cable companies to pick up the channel. The edgy music video channel launched a new era of music videos, VJ's, and "live" music news (and remember when MTV actually played music?).
It was a call to musical action for an entire generation. The same way the campaign in the video to the left said it, people would say it in sitcoms, in real life, and in various places in pop culture to give young people a voice through their TV channel.
That concept is now moot.