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Yippee Ki Yay
The greatest one-liner in movie history.
Twenty-five years ago this week, the action movie Die Hard opened and Bruce Willis uttered that famous line. But where does the yippee-ki-yay part come from? If you're more interested in the origins of the second half of that saying, check out this article from Slate. Let's break it down. The yip part of yippee is old.
Just another American who saw too many movies as a child? Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he's John Wayne? Marshal Dillon? I really like those sequined shirts. As the wing is fully fueled, they can't shoot, and McClane pushes Major Grant into one of the turbines. McClane and Stuart get into a fist and knife fight where he is pushed off and Stuart removes the jacket. As the plane begins to take off, McClane pulls out his cigarette lighter and says the catchphrase as he drops it onto the trail, igniting it. The flame shoots up to the plane and causes it to explode, killing everyone onboard, including Stuart. John laughs and triumphantly shouts before his head falls back into the snow, and John realizes that now this fire can serve as a landing light for all the circling planes, which are low on fuel.