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John Witherspoon’s best quotes: From Friday, hilarious scenes of the comedian’s 1995 breakout movie

Actor and comedian John Witherspoon
Actor John Witherspoon passed away at 77. Pic credit: @ImageCollect.com/S_bukley

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon passed away last night in his home in Sherman Oaks, California, at the age of 77. Following the sad news of his death, people have been posting tributes and condolence messages on social media.

Witherspoon was probably best known for portraying Ice Cube’s grumpy dad, Willie Jones, in the Friday film franchise. He first played Mr. Jones in the first installment of the series — the 1995 breakout movie Friday. He then reprised the role in Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002). He was reportedly set to reprise the role in the long-anticipated final installment of the series, titled Last Friday.

Since Witherspoon’s family confirmed the news of his death on Twitter, fans have been posting clips of some of his most iconic comedic scenes. Fans have also been sampling some of his best movie quotes.

Here is our list of Witherspoon’s best quotes (and scenes) from Friday.

Witherspoon’s best quotes from Friday

Mr. Jones: [coming out of the bathroom] “Don’t nobody go in the bathroom for about 35, 45 minutes. Somebody open up a window.”

Mr. Jones: [scolding Craig in the kitchen] “Every time I come in the kitchen, you in the kitchen. In the go**amn refrigerator. Eatin’ up all the food. All the chitlins… All the pigs’ feet… All the collard greens… All the hog maws. I wanna eat them chitlins… I like pigs’ feet.”

Mr. Jones : [talking in his sleep] “Give me the two-piece special. Lots of hot sauce and all the fries you can give me. Thank you, thank you.”

Mr. Jones : [calling Craig from the toilet] “Hey… come in here… in the bathroom…  boy, bring your a** up in here. What you talkin’ ’bout, you wait ’til I come out? I smelled your sh*t for 22 years, now you can smell mine for five minutes.”

Mr. Jones: [lecturing Craig on how to be a dog catcher] “That’s the beauty of it! I grab a dog, and I choke him, and I kick the sh*t out of him! All day long, my foot up a dog’s a**! Just bang-bang-bang up his a**! That’s my pleasure.”

Mr. Jones: [returns home from work as dog catcher] “I got bit in the a** today, son. By a stinking-a** filthy dog. You should have seen it. Biggest dog I’ve ever seen in my life. I said, doggy, please don’t bite me, dog. And I turned around to jump over the fence, the dog grabbed my a**.”

Mr. Jones: [reprimanding Craig for carrying a gun] “You kids have been nothin’ but punks. Sissified. So quick to pick up a gun. Too scared to take an ass-whipping.”

We also include as a bonus, the hilarious mushroom shirt scene (“You gotta coordinate”) from Boomerang (1992) in which he played Mr. Jackson, alongside Eddie Murphy as Marcus.

John Witherspoon is survived by his wife Angela, and two sons, JD and Alexander.

John Thomas Didymus has worked as a writer since 2010. He has written for several sites including Screen Rant and WikiHow, and his articles have... read more
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