Origin of "Make Me A Chicken Pot Pie"
August 3, 2010 3:45 PM   Subscribe

What is the earliest occurrence of the phrase "make me a chicken pot pie"?

I assume it has a popular culture origin somewhere, but I can't figure out what it is. Google searches have not answered the question for me.
posted by crapples to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
it's heard in The Breakfast Club, and that was back in 1985. that's the first one i can think of off the top of my head. (thinking on it, maybe they said "turkey pot pie" in that movie, though. close enough?)
posted by radiosilents at 3:48 PM on August 3, 2010 [3 favorites]

I've never heard anyone say that besides my dad, to my grandmother who makes a fantastic chicken pot pie. Oh, and it's similar to some lines from Aardman Animation Studio's Chicken Run.
posted by zarah at 3:52 PM on August 3, 2010

Yeah, the quote is "Shut up bitch! Go fix me a turkey pot pie," but movie quotes often get rephrased in the process of becoming popular.
posted by lore at 3:54 PM on August 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

Nthing that it originated with Breakfast Club.
posted by sourwookie at 3:57 PM on August 3, 2010

Response by poster: Hmmm... I would have thought it would be earlier than that, but it looks like the consensus is in! Thanks a lot.
posted by crapples at 4:08 PM on August 3, 2010

Well, there's a difference between the earliest occurrence and the source of the pop-culture ubiquity. I'm pretty confident that Judd Nelson wasn't the first person to ask somebody to make them a pot pie.
posted by box at 5:10 PM on August 3, 2010 [2 favorites]

I clearly recall saying this to my mom in '74. So there's your answer?
posted by DieHipsterDie at 10:50 AM on August 4, 2010

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