Friday – The Movie – Now You Understand Why It’s The Best Day!

Oh yeah, I could never start this Category with a different show. This movie is definitely one of my favorite flicks of all times. Welcome to an ordinary Friday in the ‘ hood.

Extra Information: 1. “flicks” means “movies” or “films”; whereas  2.”hood”, a reduction of “neighborhood” actually means “ghetto” or “low-income area” or simply “a poor neighborhood”. 

One of the reasons why I love watching black movies is that I absolutely admire how they talk. Their dialect – African American Vernacular English – vulgarly known as Black English or Ebonics – is usually used so that they can communicate effectively in any context. Black English is not slang! There are plenty of slang terms in Black English as well as in any other dialects of the English language. What characterizes Black English is intonation, grammatical features, vocabulary, pronunciation, pace, voice pitch and some other aspects. Read more about AAVE here: African American Vernacular English

Synopsis: It’s Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) has just gotten fired for stealing cardboard boxes. But it ain’t nothing huh! To make matters worse, rent is due and they ain’t got no money! That will make you laugh because they trynna do the funniest things in the world to get some money! Craig’s rachet-ass girlfriend, Joi (Paula Jai Parker) trynna help but she is “too ghetto” . What about his best friend, Smokey (Chris Tucker). He owes the local drug dealer some money and he needs to pay otherwise he will get killed — and that’s all before lunch. As the hours drag on, Jones and Smokey experience the gamut of urban life, complete with crackheads, shoot-outs and overly sexual pastors, concentrated into one single, unbelievable Friday. I am sure you will have a good time!


Friday came out in 1995. It starred Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Meagan Good, Regina King, John Witherspoon and other awesome and funny actors. It was directed by Felix Gary Gray  – an American music video and film director from New York City. Friday had a budget of over US$3mi. It was a successful production that led to “Next Friday” and consequently “Friday After Next”.

Lots of sentences that people use today were first said on the movie Friday. And this image down below certainly will make you stroll down memory lane. Do you know what they said at that moment? If you have watched the movie, you will surely remember, if not…Okay okay! Watch the video down below!

Friday 1

I could quote these guys for the rest of the night but, instead, I will share with you the coolest one I found.
Well, you can use it whenever someone is bothering you about money or anything. Watch the video below and when your sister comes around asking you to borrow anything, you say to her:


More about “Bye Felicia”

Can you believe Barack Obama got his “Bye Felicia”, but you know Obama got a lotta swag!!!

Oh my God! Y’all don’t know how much I love this movie. You can see some of the quotes by clicking on Friday Quotes

You will be thrilled and excited about this funny black movie. Watch some parts that will surely crack you up!

Hope you had some fun! I highly recommend this movie. It’s time to put your African American Vernacular English into practice. What part do you find the funniest?

This material has been selected and put together by Rodrigo P. Honorato


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