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I Haven't Had So Much Fun Since the Pigs Ate My Brother
August 23, 2009 3:28 PM   Subscribe

"I Haven't Had So Much Fun Since the Pigs Ate My Brother." Aside from this post, what year and where was the first time you heard this phrase?

A variant of the phrase appears in a past askmifi post. I'm hoping someone has a few more details. Google searches show the phrase here and there, but I'm curious what this particular audience has to say. Thank you.
posted by eccnineten to Writing & Language (11 answers total)
 
Marlon Brando said it (in what seemed like one of his nonsensical improvisations) in his last movie, The Score, with Robert DeNiro.
posted by mgrichmond at 3:50 PM on August 23, 2009


You'll get better search results if you phrase it as "I haven't had this much fun since the pigs ate my brother" instead of "so much fun."
posted by amyms at 4:26 PM on August 23, 2009


This is the first time I've seen the particular phrase that I recall
posted by that girl at 4:55 PM on August 23, 2009


mgrichmond is no doubt correct, but if I were going to guess I would guess Firesign Theater.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:37 PM on August 23, 2009


For years (20+) I've been using the phrase "I haven't laughed so much since my auntie died." I know it's an entirely different phrase, but the sentiment's the same. Heard it from (iirc) an older brother of a pal of mine.
posted by pines at 5:39 PM on August 23, 2009


Here's a story dating from the 1950s or so (bottom of page) of someone's brother getting eaten by the pigs, or nearly so.
posted by beagle at 7:34 PM on August 23, 2009


My dad says it slightly differently: "I haven't had this much fun since my pet pig at my baby brother." And he's been saying it most of my life - I'm 34. I have no idea where he got it from.
posted by crossoverman at 7:55 PM on August 23, 2009


Robert Bloch is quoted as having said 'I haven't had so much fun since the rats ate my baby sister' on accepting an award in 1975.
posted by misteraitch at 12:48 AM on August 24, 2009


My great-grandmother says it quoting her sister. Not sure where her sister heard it.
posted by emmysue01 at 6:22 AM on August 24, 2009


The phrase I have used many times (even here, possibly) is 'I haven't had this much fun since the hogs ate my sister'. I don't know the provenance, but I've used it for at least 10 or 15 years, I think.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:18 PM on August 24, 2009


My grandpa (born 1917) used to say that all the time. Couldn't tell you when I heard it first. This is in the upper Midwest.
posted by lakeroon at 10:40 PM on August 25, 2009


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