Where did the phrase ” Eat my shorts ” come from? “ Eat my shorts ” was said in the movie The Breakfast Club (1985). On the “Bart the Genius” episode (original airdate January 14, 1990) of the animated television sitcom The Simpsons , Bart Simpson said “ Eat my shorts !” for the first time.
“Face it,” Bender says to Brian . “You’re a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.” The term was apparently ad-libbed by Judd Nelson. It’s unclear how old the word dweeb is . Some sources say it’s from the late 1960s, while the Oxford English Dictionary cites 1982 as the earliest mention.
Brian Johnson is in detention for attempting suicide due to being ignored by everyone in his life. Allison Reynolds is in detention because she volunteered to go due to being bored with her life. And finally, John Bender is in detention for pulling a fire alarm and fighting with the school’s teachers and students.
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Judd Nelson, Bender’s actor, was born on November 28th, 1959 , making him 25, during the film’s release.
Phrase. eat my shorts . (idiomatic, chiefly US, vulgar) An irreverent rebuke or dismissal.
Charles Dickens used an extended version of the expression in The Pickwick Papers, 1837: “If I knew as little of life as that, I’d eat my hat and swallow the buckle whole.” The OED also gives an earlier form – ” I’ll eat Old Rowley’s hat “. he with his usual good humour replied, “Old Rowley himself, madam.”
Orgin. The phrase first grew in popularity after appearing on two cakes. The first was first version posted to Twitter on July 24th, 2016 where it gained over 110 retweets. The second version first appeared on Reddit’s /r/Ooer board on September 15th, 2016, where it gained over 350 points.
Bender’s switchblade (not the one pictured) actually belonged to Judd Nelson. A former preppy who attended the exclusive and genteel St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, the actor said he carried it “for protection purposes.”
She spent the day stealing glances at him until finally, at the end of the day, they met back in the janitor’s closet where they had made out and they made out again. Bender told her to sneak out of her house that Wednesday night and to meet up with him, and so she did . So, she slept with Bender .
Claire , along with the rest of the group covered for Bender when he stole the screw, asking Vernon why anybody would want to steal a screw and also when Vernon stormed in asking what the ruckus was, while John Bender hid under Claire’s desk and wedged his head between Claire’s legs.
Poignant, funny and thoroughly relatable, the screenplay presents a touching tale of teen angst which doesn’t seek to patronise or trivialise the teenager’s experiences and still resonates, even if you’ve long left your school days behind. There are great lines dotted throughout the movie: ‘We’re all pretty bizarre.
“When you grow up, your heart dies.” Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) in The Breakfast Club . The Breakfast Club captured the teen angst of a generation, delving into themes such as stereotyping, the stigma of mental illness and bullying.