The Neighborhood will Never Be the Same After these 'Friday' Quotes
The 1995 comedy that spawned multiple sequels, “Friday” is a hilarious portrayal of two friends on a Friday in urban Los Angeles as you will see in these "Friday" quotes. The film follows the laid back Craig (Ice Cube) and his pothead friend Smokey (Chris Tucker) as they spend a Friday in their hood attempting to figure out how to escape Smokey’s weed debt. Hilarity ensues with plenty of great lines still quoted nearly two decades later. The best quotes from the movie “Friday” are:
“You got knocked the f**k out, man!” – Smokey A line still guaranteed to be quoted after most street fights, this quote comes from Smokey after Craig knocks out the neighborhood bully Deebo. Smokey’s impeccable timing and hilarious delivery makes this the best and most recognizable line from “Friday.”
“Puff, puff, give. Puff, Puff, give. You f**ckin’ up the rotation.” Smokey’s version on the classic stoner slogan, this “Friday” quote is still heard in smoking circles around the world.
“I grab a dog. I choke him and I kick the shit out of him. All day long got my foot up a dog's ass. Just bang, bang, bang up his ass. That's my pleasure.” – Mr. Jones Craig’s father tells him about the benefits of being a dog catcher in the hopes he can get Craig to apply. He was home for the day because a dog had bit his behind, and he was still a little testy. Just another great line delivered by Mr. Jones.
“I know you don't smoke weed, I know this; but I'm gonna get you high today, 'cause it's Friday; you ain't got no job... and you ain't got shit to do.” – Smokey In this scene, Smokey uses stoner logic to help make Craig feel better about losing his job. What follows is one of the funniest smoking sessions to ever be put on film.
“I got mind control over Deebo. He be like shut the f**k up. I be quiet. But when he leave, I be talkin again.” – Smokey Another great “Friday” quote. In this scene, Smokey tries to explain to Craig that he is not afraid of Deebo but he isn’t fooling anyone.
“Don’t nobody go in the bathroom for about thirty-five to forty-five minutes.” – Mr. Jones This line is proudly announced to the entire household by Mr. Jones after he finishes what was a long agonizing trip to the bathroom. If you hear someone repeat this famous quote, you should probably take their advice.
“Playing with my money is like playing with my emotions, Smokey.” – Big Worm Another classic “Friday” quote, this one is delivered by the drug dealer Big Worm after Smokey explains he doesn’t have his money.
“Remember it, write it down, take a picture, I don’t give a f**k.” – Smokey After Smokey tells Felisha that she can’t borrow his car or his weed she tells him she’ll remember that. Smokey immediately comes back with this hilarious line.
“For most people, Friday’s just the day before the weekend. But, after this Friday, the neighborhood’ll never be the same.” – Craig “Friday” opens with this memorable line from Craig, which sets the scene for the entire film.
“You win some, you lose some. But you live, you live to fight another day.” – Mr. Jones If there is a moral to the story told in “Friday” this would be it. Craig’s father tells him this after he finds him with a gun. Craig later remembers these words when faced with the decision to use his weapon or not.
- Corey Vasey