You’re my boy blue is a movie reference for the 2003 comedy film Old School.
The film stars Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell as depressed men in their thirties who seek to relive their college days by starting a fraternity, and the adversities they experience during these adventures.
You’re my boy is often brought in relation with the behavior of frat guys, who although tend to rely themselves on shallow friendships, are capable of showing real emotions.
According to the movie’s plot, the oldest fraternity member, Blue, dies of a heart attack during a “KY lube wrestling” match with two college girls at his birthday celebration.
The quote is uttered during the funeral scene, where Frank (played by Will Ferrell) sings an emotional song to his passing friend.
The quote is debatably the most famous instance of the movie. The fans of Old School use it as a common reference point in pop-culture.
Online, the quote primarily spread in the form of animated GIFs on sites like Tenor or Pinterest.
- Screenrant.com – You’re My Boy, Blue!: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Old School