In Reply to: First against the wall when the revolution comes posted by David FG on June 20, 2008 at 19:55:
: : "First against the wall when the revolution comes" - before Douglas Adams?
: I don't know the origin of the phrase, but it was in use (or variants thereof) before Douglas Adams. I remember a British sit-com called 'Citizen Smith' in the early 1970s which made use of it.
From the International Movie Data Base (imdb.com) the line from "Citizen Smith" is:
Wolfie: [Ken has told Shirley that Wolfie will be coming to dinner] That's it mate. Come the revolution, you'll be first against the wall bop-bop-bop!