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  • Nowadays, we know 'What a Revolting Development' mostly as Thing's catch phrase. 1 / 11

  • However, it was coined as a catch phrase on Life of Riley, a popular 1940s radio sitcom. 2 / 11

  • The series starred William Bendix as a working class family man named Chester Riley. 3 / 11

  • The show was so popular that it even had a movie released based on it! 4 / 11

  • It later made the transition to television. Many sitcom tropes were originated in Life of Riley. 5 / 11

  • Daffy Duck used the phrase a lot back in the 1940s, as well. 6 / 11

  • It's now become a ubiquitous phrase, appearing in other cartoons... 7 / 11

  • internet memes, like this one about a cat not having a good day... 8 / 11

  • or just general comic strip use, like this OTHER cat now having a good day. 9 / 11

  • Once the Thing started using it, though, he sort of "owned" it in comic books. 10 / 11

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