Who started "I've got your ______, right here"?

“I’ve got your ______, right here.” I have been hearing this expression for at least a decade, with the blank filled in by various nouns, sometimes accompanied by a (sometimes rude) gesture. Does anyone know where the expression got started?


Give an example of it’s use.

I’ve not heard of that sentence being known as an ‘expression’, not over here anyway.

Man #1: “Hey, where’s my sandwich?”
Man #2: “I got your sandwich…right here!” (grabs crotch)

It seems to mean “shut up about” whatever it is, or “I don’t care about your…”

I’ve got your Christmas cheer right here, pal! (near bottom)

Protest? I’ve got your war protest right here. )thread title)

I’ve got your donation right here. (alumnus rant)

Sparklers? I’ve got your stinkin’ sparklers…

Yo, I’ve got your marketplace meatloaf right here, pal. sports talk.

I found these, but had to get through a lot of “I’ve got your attention” webpages, even with “quote” or "origin. I’d like to see an answer too…

I promise I’ll try to find out the answer, but the best example of the phrase is a joke which won me free amusement park tickets last year.

Teacher asks kids in fourth grade: “Where did your parents hide your Christmas presents?”

First Kid: “They hid them in the attic, but I found them.”

Second kid: “They hid them in the basement, but I found them.”

Third kid: “They hid them in my dad’s pants.”

Teacher: “They hid them in your Dad’s pants? How could that be?”

Kid: "I asked my dad where my new bike was, and he (grabbed his crotch and) said, ‘I got your bike right here, buster.’ "

I can see this coming from a comedy routine, perhaps as early as the 50’s. Gonna be hard to pin down, though.

There’s a possibility (though I don’t have any information to back it up) that this may have been originated by vendors (such as at baseball stadiums) who reacted to rude would-be customers (or, conversly, people asking for things they didn’t sell) by doing that.

Good luck on your search.I’ve heard it from the 50s and it wasn’t dreamed up last week then.Most of the slang back then was picked up from the musicians,or returning servicemen.

Altho that particular one always had a Brooklyn flavor to it to my ears.

I will be very surprised if anyone can attribute this to a single source since I’ll bet it’s just part of NYC vocabulary. This is a very close relative to “_____ this!” as in the movie title Analyze This.

This line smacks of a 70’s-era stage comedian. WG–Richard Pryor?

I seem to remember Fred Willard using that extensively in a monologe back in the 70’s, perhaps hosting SNL? Or maybe it was George Carlin. Very funny routine, pointing out that you couldn’t use it as the punchline for EVERY joke. But it worked for most. Especially if done correctly. Of course, even if I’m right, he probably didn’t come up with it himself. You want a cite? I GOT YOUR CITE RIGHT HERE!

Sorry about that. :slight_smile:

I think it was George Carlin on his on of his albums in the 70s…

I think Joe Pesci did it in a movie back in the 80’s?

The line is very “New York City” lingo IMO…


Don’t give me that zombie crap. I’ve got your zombie right here pal!

I have no idea when it originated, but I remember blue-collar New York males usung that expression all the time when I was a kid in New York, in the late Sixties and early Seventies. It was always either a sexual joke to a girl or a way to telling a friend, “NO WAY IN HELL I’M GIVING YOU WHAT YOU JUST ASKED FOR.”

If a 14 year old girl asked a boy in her class, “Can I borrow a pen,” he was liable to take that as an opportunity for a phallic reference, and tell her, "Sure, I got a pen for you RIGHT HERE (grabbing crotch)!"Anything that was longer than it was wide could trigger that response.

On the other hand, if a guy asked a male friend “Can I have 10 bucks,” and the friend was feeling less than generous, he’d answer, “I got your 10 bucks, RIGHT HERE (grabbing crotch)”

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