Friday Quotes From The 90s Pop Culture Classic
March 6, 2023 5:00 AM EST
These Friday quotes from Chris Tucker and Ice Cube will have you laughing in no time.
Friday, a 1995 American buddy stoner comedy film, follows Craig Jones (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker), two unemployed men who get into a world of trouble on a single Friday.
Craig got fired for stealing boxes, his rent is due, and his relationship with his girlfriend is contentious at best.
Smokey owes money to a local drug dealer money, and he needs to pay him by Friday.
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According to a study by the University of Illinois, humor can serve as a coping mechanism for individuals experiencing stress or difficult situations, helping to alleviate negative emotions and promote a positive mood.
This underscores the therapeutic value of comedy, including the humor in “Friday”.
Have you ever wondered what Friday based on?
Well, director Gary Gray said they modeled the movie after the 1994 film Clerks. Also, Ice Cube and DJ Pooh complained about the portrayal of the hood in film because it appeared violent and menacing.
To counteract the negativity, they drew on personal experiences when developing their characters and plot points.
This was not the first film that rapper Ice Cube acted in, but it was the first time we had seen 90s rap icons in a comedy. Watching this movie now is especially funny because of all the 90s cliches and sayings found in the film. You will see what I mean as you read these Friday quotes!
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Friday movie quotes from Smokey (Chris Tucker)
According to a survey by IMDb, “Friday” is consistently ranked among the top comedies of all time, with fans praising its humor, characters, and cultural significance.
This highlights the enduring appeal and popularity of the movie.
1. “I know ya 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
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2. “No sugar? Damn. Y’all ain’t never got two things that match. Either y’all got Kool-aid, no sugar. Peanut butter, no jelly. Ham, no burger. Daaamn.” ― Smokey
3. “You’ve got to be a stupid mother fucker to get fired on your day off!” ― Smokey
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4. “You got knocked the fuck out, man! Give me my goddamn money…” ― Smokey
5. “Shit! That girl wider than all outside. Talkin’ bout she look like Janet Jackson.” ― Smokey
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6. “Look, why don’t you go down the street and get something to eat? I know you hungry.” ― Smokey
7. “Man… you know damn well I want some kool-aid!” ― Smokey
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8. “Why don’t you tell your daddy to comb his damn hair, look like some spiders is having a meetin’ on his head.” ― Smokey
9. “Weed is from the earth. God put this here for me and you. Take advantage man, take advantage.” ― Smokey
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10. “Remember it, write it down, take a picture, I don’t give a fuck.” ― Smokey
11. “The weed be lettin’ you know… evil lurks.” ― Smokey
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Friday quotes and lines from Craig Jones (Ice Cube)
According to a study by the University of Maryland, shared cultural experiences like “Friday” can help bring people together and foster a sense of community and belonging.
This underscores the social and cultural impact of the movie.
12. “You better get your ass off your shoulders and make that money.” ― Craig Jones
13. Craig Jones: “Mom, loan me 200 dollars.”
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Mrs. Jones: “Craig, I wouldn’t feel comfortable lending you money without a job.”
Craig Jones: “If I had a job, I wouldn’t need to borrow any money.”
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14. “Man, it’s the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.” ― Craig Jones
15. “For most people, Friday’s just the day before the weekend. But after this Friday, the neighborhood’ll never be the same.” ― Craig Jones
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16. “What do you know about game? I got ALL the game.” ― Craig Jones
17. Craig Jones: “I ain’t trying to be no dog-catcher!”
Mr. Jones: “Why not?”
Craig Jones: “I don’t even like dogs!”
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18. “That’s yo problem. Aint’ nobody playin’ but you. You walk up and down the street all day playin’.” ― Craig Jones
19. “Bye, Felicia.” ― Craig Jones
20. “Don’t tell me to hurry up.” ― Craig Jones
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21. “Look what you did to my curtain! You better watch whose window you be sneaking in before you get blasted on.” ― Craig Jones
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Friday quotes from Mr. Jones
22. “You win some, you lose some. But you live, you live to fight another day.” ― Mr. Jones
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23. “Every time I come in the kitchen, you in the kitchen. In the goddamn refrigerator. Eatin’ up all the food. All the chitlins… All the pig’s feet… All the collard greens… All the hog maws. I wanna eat them chitlins… I like pigs feet.” ― Mr. Jones
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24. “I wish you was sleeping right now, I knock you upside your head with a left hook, make your ass wake up and take out that damn trash.” ― Mr. Jones
25. “Around here, you go to work or go to school. First of the month, the rent is due. You ain’t got nothing on the table, you ain’t gotta worry about catching a dog. You gotta worry about a dog catchin’ yo ass!” ― Mr. Jones
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Which of these Friday quotes is your favorite?
Ice Cube and DJ Pooh secured funding for the film from New Line Cinema, in exchange for casting a seasoned comedian in one of the lead roles, instead of DJ Pooh as Smokey.
The pair quickly settled on Chris Tucker, but that wasn’t the only thing they got done quickly!
The movie itself only took 20 days to film!
The movie garnered praise from critics, primarily for the comedic sequences, writing, and acting performances.
It was a hit in the box office, too, grossing $27 million worldwide, against a budget of $3.5 million.
It didn’t just perform well; it drew a large cult following and launched a media franchise including Next Friday and Friday After Next.
Those two films did not get great reviews, but people still loved them.
Ice Cube has said that he wanted to show that there were real people living in these kinds of neighborhoods and that there was more to them than drive-bys and murders.
The movie has inspired a plethora of memes and pop-cultural references.
Next time you see a license plate that reads “FCK IT,” you will know where it came from.
Let us know your favorite Friday quotes and lines in the comment section below.