Not in the broccoli?
March 8, 2008 10:28 AM Subscribe
From whence the phrase "oohh, not in the broccoli" spoken in a stereotype ESL japanese speaker accent?
posted by Mitheral to grab bag (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As a kid in the 80s we used this phrase when someone had a accident resulting in things flying all over. EG: bumping a full plate of the table or knocking a bag of groceries down the stairs.
I fairly sure it originated from a movie/tv, probably a kung fu type show where someone ends up landing on a stack of boxes of broccoli. Anyone know which show?