Cultural References

Take a pill (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"Are you not familiar with the school's cell phone policy?"
"All right, all right, take a pill."

Like, totally. This directive, derived from the popular '80s saying of "Take a chill pill," is too often followed literally these days due to the vast number of people on medication. That's why the "chill" was there in the first place, see? If we wanted you to take a different kind of pill, it would have been more specific. But no — a chill pill. Not a Xanax, a Prozac or, God forbid, Viagra. In the '80s, it was so simple. Just calm down by taking a mythical pill. No need to consult your doctor or pharmacist.

1.20 "M.A.D."

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