Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Jul 5 14:16:39 UTC 2008

Someone was dismissively referred to as a "frickinfracker" in last Monday's episode of _The Middleman_ on the ABC Family Channel.
Fewer than a half dozen exx. from 2007 occur on the 'Net.
According to Wackipedia [ ], ABC's series _NYPD Blue_ aired an episode called "Frickin Fraker" on Sept. 23, 2003: 
"[T]he cops of the 15th Precinct testify against Captain Fraker for his attempted murder of Tony Rodriguez."
Senior linguists will recall that Redd Foxx on _Sanford & Son_ occasionally referred to any inconsequential duo as "Frick and Frack."
Really senior linguists with 'Net access will recall that "Frick & Frack" were a team of Swiss ice-skaters in the original Ice Follies from 1940: [ ].
Which Presidential candidate will first earn the epithet of "flipfloppin' frickinfracker" remains to be seen.

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