The Best 'Friday' Quotes 

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Updated June 1, 2020 540 votes 183 voters 19.2k views 15 items

The best Friday movie quotes make you realize how funny the film really is, even if you haven't seen it in years. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Friday, with the help of your votes. Starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, Friday was directed by F. Gary Gray and released in 1995. The film is highly quotable, with Tucker's "you got knocked the f*ck out" quote becoming a cultural reference that extends far beyond the movie. 

What is your favorite Friday quote? One memorable line was when Smokey says "Y'all got Kool-Aid, no sugar, peanut butter, no jelly, ham, no burger. Damn!" Another great line from Friday is, "Don't nobody go in that bathroom for about 35, 45 minutes," spoken by Mr. Jones who was played by the great John Witherspoon.

Vote up your top Friday quotes, regardless of which characters they come from, and be sure to also check out our list of other shows and movies like Friday!

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You've Got A Choice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Friday' Quotes
Photo:  New Line Cinema
You've Got A Choice

[Craig's father catches him with a handgun]
Mr. Jones: What's that for?
Craig Jones: Protection.
Mr. Jones: Protection for who?
Craig Jones: Me and Smoke... I've got to walk Smokey down to his house.
Mr. Jones: Aw, man. Your mother and I never would've moved to this neighborhood if we'd known you need a gun to walk down the damn street.
Craig Jones: You know how it is 'round here.
Mr. Jones: Oh, no, son. That's not the way it is. You kids have been nothin' but punks. Sissified. So quick to pick up a gun. Too scared to take an a**-whipping. [raises his fists] This is what makes you a man. When I was growing up, this was all the protection we needed. You win some, you lose some. But you live. You live to fight another day. Now you think you're a man with that gun in your hand, don't you?
Craig Jones: I'm a man without it.
Mr. Jones: Put the gun down.
[Craig complies]
Mr. Jones: C'mon, put up your dukes.
[Craig raises his fists]
Mr. Jones: Now you're a man. Your uncle picked up a gun, too. He found out the hard way. 22 years old. You've got a choice. This is all you need, alright?

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Blacker The Berry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Friday' Quotes
Photo:  New Line Cinema
Blacker The Berry

Smokey: Older the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Craig Jones: Man, it's the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Smokey: Yeah well yeah, she blacker than a motherf*cker, too.


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Fired On Your Day Off is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Friday' Quotes
Photo:  New Line Cinema
Fired On Your Day Off

Smokey: 'Sup, man?
Craig Jones: Wassup.
Smokey: Why ain't you at work?
Craig Jones: I got fired yesterday.
Smokey: Fo' real...?! I thought you had the day off yesterday.
Craig Jones: I did. Went in there pick up my check. Came home. Supervisor called me about 4 o'clock. Talking about they got me on videotape stealing boxes.
Smokey: The f*ck you doin' stealin' boxes for? What you trying to build a clubhouse? Man, I know you didn't go out like that.
Craig Jones: Hell, no, ain't got me on tape. But they said they did. Fired me on the spot. Talkin' about pressin' charges.
Smokey: Goddamn! You've got to be one stupid motherf*cker to get fired on your day off.


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Name One Person is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Friday' Quotes
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Name One Person

[Craig asks Smokey what they are going to do to pay back Big Worm]
Smokey: Man, that fool just playin' man. I ain't trippin.
Craig Jones: That's your problem. Ain't nobody playin' but you. You walk up and down the street all day playin'. He ain't playin'! You think he playin' 'bout his money?! He know where my mama stay, know where you mama stay. You say he had a gun when you seen him, right?
Smokey: Yeah.
Craig Jones: Well, name one person in the hood that play like that.


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