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It’s #Throwback Thursday once again, and this week we’re dedicating our nostalgia addiction to classic black films.

Fifteen years after its release, Ice Cube’s movie Friday remains one of the most quoted black films to-date, and the re-emergence of the hilarious phrase “Bye Felicia” has become an internet favorite.

We decided to take a look back at a handful of classic quotables we’ve incorporated into our daily vocabulary, as well as some words we actually live by.

From Friday’s hilarious character “Smokey” (played by Chris Tucker) yelling, “you got knocked the f*ck out” to quoting Oprah’s character “Sophia” in The Color Purple, black films have so many hilarious and catchy quotables.

So take a trip down memory lane, and if you’re looking for some new phrases to say, we’re sure there are more than a few you’ll find entertaining.

1. Friday 

“Bye Felicia”

“You ain’t got to lie, Craig”

“You got knocked the fuck out!”

“Can I borrow your VCR right quick…I need to dub a tape.”  

“And who the f*ck is that bitch?!”


2. Love Jones 

“Say baby…can I be your slave?” 

“Is your name Yimmy Ya? Oh hell, nah. It’s got to be Oshun.

Nina: “It was like his dick just….talked to me…”

Josie: “What it say?”

Nina: “Just….Nina”

“Let me tell you something. This here. Right Now. At this very moment is all that matters to me. I love you and it’s urgent like a motherfucker.”

3. What’s Love Got To Do With It

“Come on, sit down and eat some cake, Anna Mae.”

4. Boomerang


“Pussy…Pussy…Pussy…Pussy…Pussy…PUSSSSSSSSSSSSY! Puss..Puss.Pusssyyyy”

“I know what a gay guy looks like. My brother is gay!”


5. The Color Purple

“See Daddy, sinners got soul too”

“You told Harpo to beat me?!”

“All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. A girl child ain’t safe in a family of mens. But I ain’t never thought I’d have to fight in my own house!”

“I loves Harpo. God knows I do. But I’d kill him dead before I let him beat me.”

“You Sho’ is ugly!” 

6. Crooklyn 

“I ain’t no puta…I keeps my panties clean.”

“I ain’t stupid you stupid, stupid!”

“She got Puerto Rican hair”

7. BeBe’s Kids

“We BeBe’s kids…we don’t die, we multiply!”

8. Love & Basketball

“I took that hoe to Burger King.”

“All’s fair in love and basketball.”

“I’ll play you. For what? For your heart!”

“I’ve been loving you since I was 11, and the shit won’t go away.”

“She’s a hoe because she’s sending her coochie through the mail”

9. Baby Boy

“I hate you, Jody!”

“I’m not going to use the b-word. I just call y’all unstable creatures.”

“There’s this psychiatrist, a lady named Frances Chris Walson. She has a theory about the black man in America. She says because of the system of racism in this country, the black man is meant to think of himself as a baby. A not yet fully formed being, who has not yet realized his full potential. To support her claim, she offers the following: First off, what does a black man call his woman? Mama. Secondly, what does a black man call his closest acquaintances? His boys. And finally, what does a black man call his place of residence? The crib.”

10. Brown Sugar

“You are the perfect verse over a tight beat.”

“What are we celebrating? My DIVOORRCEEE!”

“When did you fall in love with Hip-Hop?”


 11. The Wood 

“Look at this shit! These are Ferragamos, n*gga! Ferragamos. They cost 300 dollars!”

“I’ma make her booty jiggle”

“Mackin, hangin. Mackin, hangin.”

“Suck, never chew.”

“Uh, Ms. Hughes. What page 15 on?” 

12. Set It Off

“What’s the f*cking procedure when you got a gun to your head?”


PHOTO CREDIT: IMDB, New Line Cinema, Lions Gate Films

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