5) Fasten Your Seat Belts, It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride
Bette Davis’ famous line in All About Eve, this often-misquoted line was actually “…bumpy night,” but that doesn’t make much sense. We use this now to mean everything from a bad date to an actual bumpy road. And, of course, the line has been used in countless TV shows and movies. Watch the clip below.
This phrase has been capitalized on in the media many times, from surf movies to The Simpsons and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but we know where it really got its start. The beloved program, The Howdy Doody Show, featured a character named Chief Thunderthud who used the made-up phrase “kawabunga” to mean something that was bad. Decades later it was still being used, proving the immense impact this show has had on our lives. One of our favorites finally gets some credit for starting a fad! Watch below to see history in the making!