23. “And I’ve got my black belt in barstools!”
Courtesy of: Foxy Brown (Pam Grier) in Foxy Brown (1974)
There’s only one way you can make a girl-on-girl drinking hole brawl featuring ’70s-era Pam Grier any better than it inherently is: Have Grier sass her opponent with a terrifically goofy one-liner.
Coming to a defenseless prostitute’s defense in a shady bar, as a butch-looking blonde chick sleazily gropes the hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold, Foxy Brown (Grier, of course) steps up to the Brigitte Nielsen lookalike; not backing down, the problem-starter says to Foxy, “Before you start talkin’ tough, I gotta warn ya: I got a black belt in karate. So why don’t ya get out of here quietly, while you still have some teeth left in that ugly face?”
Without hesitation, Foxy grabs the nearest wooden seat and breaks it over the lady’s head, leading into the perfect comeback: “And I’ve got my black belt in barstools!” Although, she’s being too modest—seconds later, Foxy is wiping out a large group’s of equally butch chicks with only her bare hands and moves that’d make Michelle Yeoh proud. And, in our dreams, horny.