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I recently discovered the origin of this phrase. It's from the 1933 film She Done Him Wrong starring Mae West and Cary Grant. Mae says, "Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?" Had it been anyone else, it would have been a totally innocent line. However, since this is Madame Mae we're talking about, it carried a heavy inflection of sexual innuendo.

Popularly quoted and mutated line originally attributed to Mae West. I've looked several places online, and I've seen it quoted as anything from Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? to Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?


Gwen: Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
Eddie: Actually, it's a gun. *BANG BANG BANG!, Gwen falls to the ground a bloody mess*

Sadly, this fantasy sequence is IMHO the only part of America's Sweethearts worth seeing besides the movie unveiling scene.

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