Who's your daddy?

Above some stats from the Cardinals/Padres game the other night, one of the sports broadcasts ran the headline “Who’s your padre?” Cute enough, but now I’m wondering, where does “Who’s your daddy?” come from as a sexual cliche? And does anyone really say it during sex?


Anyone who tries that line on me in bed will never, ever get to touch me again.

You could try the lyrics of Time of The Season by the Zombies- UK group of the 60’s.

What’s your name? Who’s your daddy?
(He rich) Is he rich like me.
Has he taken, any time.
(To show) To show you what you need to live.

Although this page makes note of the role of the Zombies in popularizing the phrase, the first entry states that the term dates to prison and underworld slang of the mid-1800’s.

“Who iss your daddy, and vat duss he do?”
-Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kindergarten Cop

Years ago I was with a woman and whispered in her ear: Who’s your gladiator?

It was meant to be funny, but it wasn’t supposed to make her laugh hard enough to ruin the mood… :smack:

Thank you, Sternvogel, et al. for the useful information, and Khadaji for the classic mood ruiner.