sis boom bah

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sis boom bah

  1. an exclamation of encouragement
    • The term is popular in U.S. high school and college cheers.
    • It was used by Johnny Carson's character Carnac the Magnificent:
      (Carnac holds the sealed envelope up to his turban)
      CARNAC: Sis boom bah.
      ED McMAHON: Sis boom bah?
      (Carnac rips the envelope open and removes the card)
      CARNAC (reading): Describe the sound made when a sheep explodes.
    • It has also been used by Bugs Bunny in the iconic cartoon, "Super-Rabbit"
      Bugs: Bricka bracka fia cracka sis boom bah! Bugs Bunny! Bugs Bunny! RAH! RAH! RAH!

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