Posted by Bob on June 11, 2005
In Reply to: "Go get 'em, tiger" posted by ESC on June 07, 2005
: : : Does anyone know when the phrase, "Go get 'em, tiger" originated? Is it of long standing or modern?
: : I can testify to at least 50 years.
: It has the "feel" of a TV commercial catchphrase.
There WAS such a TV commercial that catapulted Barbara Feldon to fame. It was for some sort of hair goo or after shave glop or whatever, where she was recumbent on a tiger skin rug and ended with a seductive cat-like growl. (She was later Agent 99 on the Get Smart sitcom.) I didn't mention that previously because I beleive (on no good evidence mind you) that the phrase was already well established, and this just popularized it. I could be wrong; I usually am.