In the movie
Animal House, the Delta House toga party is going full blast, and the dance floor is packed while the band gives its very considerable all. Suddenly Bluto yells something at the top of his lungs, and then the next thing you know everyone’s on their backs shaking as if they have epilepsy.
So…what did Bluto say?
There’s a discussion of this
here. The consensus seems to be that he shouts “gator.”
I agree, I had always heard it as ‘gator’.
August 16, 2005, 11:40pm
discussion of this? Doesn’t anyone do the Alligator anymore?
No joke. It’s right there in the Preppy Handbook. Wish I could find my copy so I could cite a page #.
Yes, I own the Preppy Handbook. Yes, I once made people call me Muffy.
August 17, 2005, 1:44am
Let’s not forget that classic song by The Eagles:
*"There was beer all over the dance floor,
And the band was playing rhythm ‘n’ blues
You got down and did the Gator
And half an hour later
You were barfing all over your girlfriend’s shoes
Cause the Greeks don’t want no freaks…"*
Page 111, under Deviant Behavior.
I did a 'gator once. Hurt like hell and now I’m not welcome in half of south Florida.
Deviant behavior indeed.
We did the same thing at our prom. However, somone yelled “Turtle!” and not “Gator!”
Never mind. Just read
You called what ‘tuna,’ exactly?
What is this “gator” of which you speak?
August 17, 2005, 2:35pm
I’ve gatored in some pretty disgusting places - more muck and mung and the floor than I care to admit.
(The Gator is a sort of dance where you fall to the floor and writhe around - it only had entertainment value if you’re
The fun part was really watching everyone try to get up afterwards.
August 17, 2005, 4:07pm
What did you make them call your Muffy?
August 17, 2005, 8:22pm
We did that in high school to
Rock Lobster when Fred says “ down…down”
I found my copy much later - yep, happily sandwiched between “Mooning” and “Fountain Jumping!”
Heh - DH has been giving me fits since we passed a muffler place whose motto is…“No Muff Too Tuff.”