1993 is the year. He walks in with a love interest from the show, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (who just happens to be Kim Fields). In an effortless manner, he guides her to the couch and takes a seat on the arm, saying, “Oh baby, you’re all that and a bag of chips.”
Hilary and Carlton, Hilary’s cousins, watch from the staircase, Hilary mirroring the dialogue. However, even if they had heard Trump use that phrase before, this is likely the first time most of America has heard him do it in this context. (This includes me.)
What was the Source of his Information?
Slang has a reputation for being difficult to define. Before the Internet, before Twitter (especially black Twitter), before Will Smith the rapper became Will Smith the superstar, and long before linguists were taking notice of—or taking notes on—the origins of African-American terminology, that episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air aired.
Green’s Lexicon of Slang, a three-volume, 6,200-page dictionary “on historical principles,” was recommended by lexicographer and slang expert Jonathon Green. Ultimately, “all that” appears to be a joking elaboration of the shorter, unadorned ‘all that.'” Even so, Green is a mystery as to who coined the word.
Subway is the source of this catchphrase. Peter Buck, who joined with Fred DeLuca to open the first Subway shop, was honoured by the moniker “Pete’s.” For a low price, the store sold freshly baked bread and a selection of cold cuts and sauces. So, you got “all that plus a bag of chips” for the price of the ticket….