The 80s was a decade of catchphrases. One of the most enduring catchphrases was one that owes its longevity to this guy:
But really, as far as I can tell, the phrase originated with this guy:
Rick Dees was a disc jockey who became nationally known in the 70s with his song Disco Duck. Yes, you read that correctly. Disco Duck was a song. It's as bad as it sounds. Here's video proof...if you dare.
His 1984 release Eat My Shorts reached #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and apparently inspired a new catchphrase.
It also prompted a few local DJs to think they could become famous by becoming the poor man's "Weird Al" Yankovic. Middle Tennesseans were treated to Nashville DJ Coyote McCloud's salute to a popular Wendy's commercial, where an old lady said, "Where's the Beef?" This song played constantly on our top 40 station in 1984.
Luckily, the trend seemed to come to an abrupt halt, but not before "eat my shorts" made an appearance in one of the best 80s movies of all, The Breakfast Club.
What catchphrase do you remember from your childhood?