“You Got Knocked the F–k Out!” Classic Movie Lines We Love To Quote

September 10, 2013  |  
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Some movies are so good, you never really stop talking about them. We’ve gathered a list of the classic movies we all love to quote. Add your favorite lines in the comments below!

“Hoodwinked, Bamboozled”

I swear my uncle says this every time the kids change the thermostat behind his back. The struggle does not have to be serious for you to channel brother Malcolm.

“You Told Harpo to Beat Me”

Most of us can recite this whole scene. Some of us know the whole movie. You get extra cool points if you can do a good Squeak (“Harpo. Who dis woman?”) or if you’ve ever tried to give somebody the chicken foot curse: “‘Til you do right by me, everything you think about is gonna crumble.” Tell ’em Celie.


It’s what you say when you’ve only got one nerve left and someone’s standing on it…but you can’t afford to get fired today. Take a deep breath and say it with me now: “woo-sah”.

“You Got Knocked the F–k Out”

“Friday” is another movie we can quote all day long. Remember when Chris Tucker was still funny?

“Vera, Put That Razor Away!”

This might just be one of the funniest moments in movie history. That’s Eddie Murphy, Charlie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx and Della Reese (the nine-toe-havingest-limpingest bish in Harlem) in one scene.

“Get Your S—, and Get Out!”

Really, every scene in “Waiting to Exhale” is perfect for re-watching when you’re heart sick, sick of your partner, or just plain sick and tired. But we like to watch this clip just to see Angela act this scene to death.

“Eat the Cake, Anna Mae”

Laurence Fishburne was cold as ice as Ike Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”. He goes right under “Mister” in the list of actors I still hate even though I know that they were just playing a role in a movie.

Sit Your Five-Dollar A– Down Before I make change.”

We could quote Nino Brown all day.

“Say What Again”

This is some of Samuel L. Jackson’s best work, hands down. And if you haven’t watched this scene at least three times, I’m going to need you to pull up a chair and press play. But only when your boss isn’t around because we all know Samuel has a dirty mouth.

Fun Fact: Samuel L. Jackson used to struggle with stuttering but noticed that he never stumbled when shouting motherf—er — his favorite word. Now he shouts it a few times every day to keep his speech impediment under control.

“I Don’t Have to Do Nothing But Stay Black and Die.”

Morgan Freeman is the man, and this movie gets us right in the emotions every time.

“I’m The Blues in your Left Thigh, Tryna Become the Funk in Your Right.”

I bet dudes used to hate this movie. Nobody was as smooth as Darius Lovehall. The brother had love in his last name.

And I know I’m not the only one who started showing up at the poetry cafes waiting on a brother to say, “I must admit, girl. You da sh–, girl. And I’m diggin’ you like a grave.”

“Sexual Chocolate!”

This movie has ruined me. I can’t listen to “The Greatest Love of All” without hearing Sexual Chocolate sing it in my head or hear someone talk about Muhammad Ali without thinking “His mama named him Clay. I’ma call him Clay.”

“They Comin’ to See Me!”

“Ain’t nobody comin’ to see you, Otis! You wish you could work it the way I do, but you can’t! Because there is only one David Ruffin. And without him, the Temps ain’t nothin’ but a group in SEARCH of a David Ruffin. Matter of fact, I been thinkin’. We should call the group David Ruffin And The Temptations. Yeah, that sound good to me. Y’all beggin’ me not to leave you. [sings] ‘And I refuse to let you go.’ Yeah, David Ruffin And The Temptations. Whatcha think?”

You’ve got to love David Ruffin.

“Follow the Drip”

I’ve always thought Robin Harris’ role in “House Party” was underrated:

“Ya know, with all that jerry curl juice you got in your hair, you better not ever commit a crime! The police won’t have any problem finding you! ‘Follow the drip, follow the drip!'”

But we all know that the Kid N’ Play dance was the best part of the movie that we all tried to copy.

“You Got to Coordinate”

John Witherspoon was only in Boomerang for a few minutes and he has most of the most quotable lines in the whole movie. In fact, the bit players in this movie were half the fun. Remember Eartha Kitt? “Marcus Dah-ling”.

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  • MsLadyE

    “Claudine” was one of the best movies known to mankind! Too bad it didn’t make the list. My favorite line was “Charles, do you think you OWN that bathroom?”

    And “That was yo granddaaaaaaaddy” from “Meet the Browns”. It wasn’t in the movie, but was on the extra scenes on the DVD. My cousins always had me on the floor laughing every time they said it.

  • Ladybug94

    “Yo puto, why you fleeensh (flinch)”? Peoples Hernandez (character in Shaft).

  • applesauce585

    One of my favorite movies from the 70’s “Uptown Saturday Night’ ( w/ Sidney Potier and Bill Cosby). The wife of councilman after they’re robbed at the after hour club/gambling joint; “Dem nucca’s interrupted the best roll I ever had”, lol.
    The Color Purple, Celie says to Mister “Did I ever ask you for anything, I aint never asked you for nothing, not even your sorry AZZ hand in marriage!! (my absolute favorite “movie line of all time). LOL

  • dez

    yoooo anglea played that part to death!!!!this is a really good post yall got…i still can’t stand danny “mister” golver to this day for that role…

  • dez

    #dead..”only thing i’m stealing out here today is yo face..pop!” vera know she real lol

  • dez

    #dead..”only thing i’m stealing out here today is yo face..pop!” vera know she real lol

  • Nevets Nonnac

    We can’t just get a list? I’m over these click-throughs to run-up page clicks.

    F*ck that!

  • tenisha charmin

    love love love black movies….great list too

  • thepreshest

    That whole entire segment from The Temptations tho…LMBO. Don’t forget Training Day’s “King Kong ain’t got nothin’ on me!”

    • Ladybug94

      Lol. also “This ain’t checkers, this is chess”. Good movie.

  • mdoubs

    What about “I have it with these motherloving snakes on this motherloving plane!” ??? Classic Samuel L. Jackson!!

  • nolimit_soldier

    “This ain’t no funeral home! It ain’t the Terror Dome, neither! Welcome to Hell, muthafuggassss! ” -Mr. Simms Tales From the Hood (the most unexpected ending ever in a horror movie in my opinion)

  • BadAzz Bee

    What ? No “say hello to my little friend “, “you gone eat yo cornbread”, “15, 30, 37, 38, badooo do do do dooo 45, 47”, “too many muthaf?$& snakes on the mutha?!& plane” lol I could do this all day lol

    • ranee

      LOL! I still say “you gon eat your cornbread” to people! 😀

      • BadAzz Bee

        Yesssssss that’s my line lol

  • FromUR2UB

    Is that Color Purple quote part of the “Allll my life, I had ta fight!” speech? I haven’t seen it in a while, but I thought that’s the part people like to say, or the other one, “You sho is ugly!”

    “Eat the cake, Anna Mae!” “Dis cake real good. (smack, smack )”.

    • dez

      or I’s married now!!! lol

    • MsLadyE

      Yes it is. Sophia said “You told Harpo to beat me” before the “All my life I had ta fight” part. And when she says “When I seed you, Miss Celie, I knew there was a God”, that ALWAYS makes me cry!

  • Kenedy

    So I watched Boomerang with Eddie Murphy when I was really young, but for some reason, I remember the line when Eartha Kitt was like “Marrrrrcus darling…..I don’t have any panties on” Lol, don’t ask me why

    • dez

      hahaha one of the funniest parts of the movie lol

    • Ladybug94

      “Welcooooome to Lavender Hill” Lady Eloise.

  • sabrina

    “You ain’t gotsta lie, Craig!”

    Am I the only one that still hear people saying that?

    • Trisha_B

      I hear people say that all the time. & “Bye Felicia” when they are just over someone lol

      • sabrina

        Def will start using that one too haha

      • Ladybug94

        Haha, I’ve heard that too.

    • dez

      no..cuz i still say it lol

  • Eric22

    These were some great movie memories but I have to add a few. Also from Lean On Me, “You know what he’s saying (fire chief) black bastard can’t throw me out, you know where he’s saying it, OUT in the Parking Lot!! “They used to call me crazy Joe, now they call me Batman(with baseball bat in tow) Original Friday line by pops Witherspoon, “Don’t nobody go in the bathroom for bout 35-45 mins! Love it, good black movies in the 90’s, where did they all go???

  • L-Boogie

    LOL! I still Woosah!

  • Meep

    Haha! I loved the fun-fact on Samuel L. Johnson. Nice list.

    • mdoubs

      “jonhson” lol!