Monday, May 14, 2012

See you next Tuesday & Wednesday

See You Next Wednesday, clockwise from top left: The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981); Coming to America (1988) and Trading Places (1983).

There's no beating around the bush for what See You Next Tuesday is slang for. Well, there's slight beating, for apparently the See and the You are homophones, though they're acting more like heterographs. Anyway, when the Next and the Tuesday are used as acronyms, what we get is the word CUNT. It's an apparently handy phrase for insulting people without them realising. See You Next Tuesday are also a deathcore band hailing from Michigan.

See You Next Wednesday was the last line spoken by an astronaut's dad in a videophone conversation with his son in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Since his first film as director, Schlock in 1973, John Landis has referenced this line about fifteen times in almost every film he's since directed, including his videos for Michael Jackson's Thriller and Black or White. Usually See You Next Wednesday appears as a film poster: in The Blues Brothers it's a King Kong-type film; in An American Werewolf in London it's a porn film. The phrase also appears as a line of dialogue in several of his films. See you next Wednesday was apparently a screenplay Landis wrote but never made. See you next Wednesday are also a band.

Previously on Barnflakes:
Swearing Bands

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