Brian Falduto

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Here’s what it was like being ‘the gay kid’ from ‘School of Rock.’ (Spoiler: not fun.)

March 16, 2018
Brian Falduto

If you watched Jack Black’s 2003 comedy “School of Rock,” you probably remember Billy.

In a pivotal scene where Black’s character, substitute teacher Mr. Finn, is urging students to “fight the man” by insulting him, Billy’s response became one of the film’s standout one-liners: “You’re tacky and I hate you.”

The sassy comment was quoted off-camera. A lot. The line became a well-traveled GIF and meme with impressive shelf life. 15 years after the film premiered, Google pretty much knows that if you’re searching “you’re tacky,” you’re likely digging for the comedic gem in some form or another.

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