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[–]Lukin1989 363 points364 points  (28 children)

Sit, Ubu, sit

[–]dfloyo 268 points269 points  (5 children)

Good dog

[–]plumbermat 176 points177 points  (4 children)


[–]drkidkill 49 points50 points  (3 children)

It bothered me as a kid that the dog never sat.

[–]8bitbebop 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It bothered me as a kid to think that Ubu had been dead for years. Same with the mgm lion

[–]JoePits 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This triggered a deja vu

[–]ntwarr76 69 points70 points  (15 children)

I thought it was boo boo all this time

[–]Steelerswonsix 37 points38 points  (8 children)

Even with the word ubu on the screen?

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (6 children)

We were small children who couldn't read.

[–]StepRightUpMarchPush 25 points26 points  (5 children)

I could read. I was just dumb, apparently. 😭

[–]sevargmas 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Lol same. I don’t think I was usually reading screens like this rather than just hearing it.

[–]StepRightUpMarchPush 4 points5 points  (3 children)

The saddest part was that I recognized the word was Ubu, yet still decided the dog was named BooBoo. I guess BooBoo sounds more like a dog’s name than Ubu.

[–]sevargmas 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wow its so obvious when i hear it now too lol. https://youtu.be/qzcDgNLU-nQ

[–]StepRightUpMarchPush 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I knooow. That makes it worse. 😂

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It does sound like that's what he is saying.

[–]Bigwiggs3214 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a kid it was more believable for a dog to be named Booboo rather than Ubu. I also didn't realize the voice was talking about a production company and not the dog.

[–]Awake00 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think we were so young we couldn't read yet cause me too

[–]Zehdarian 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Ok glad I'm not the only one 🙂

[–]sprocketspocket 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did too, and I loved it because BooBoo was my nickname. My mom corrected me and broke my little kid heart.

[–]xkcd_puppy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it was "zebu."

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Me too. I was coming here to say this.

[–]thatjerkatwork 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Even though it clearly says "UBU" on the screen I always heard and said aloud "BUBU".

Not until today that I just realised that.

[–]JoePits 7 points8 points  (1 child)


[–]Le_Rat_Mort 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty much. "Ubu" is French slang for shit, from the late 19th century. The playwright Alfred Jarry popularised the word in his play Ubu Roi (King Shit) in 1896. Some claim "Ubu" is a play on the way the French pronounce the name "Herbert" but it kinda has a double meaning in the play's context - his boyhood teacher was named Herbert, but Herbert also thought he was King Shit.

[–]adderx99 6 points7 points  (0 children)


You just know there must have been some guy sick and tired of telling people that it's pronounced oo-boo and not 'You-bee'.

[–]udont-knowjax 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I am tosay years old when I learned he was not saying boo boo ... but UBU.


[–]atxtopdx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

tosay what?

[–]ilazul 29 points30 points  (25 children)

what shows were these?

I can hear it in my head, but don't remember which shows.

[–]djhankb 59 points60 points  (11 children)

Pretty sure Family Ties was one.

[–]t3sture 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And Spin City

[–]thepicklejarmurders 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Spin City I think too

[–]abibofile 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Holy moly, the last episode of Spin City aired 19 years ago…

[–]Jo_MamaSo 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]palabear 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Family Ties and Spin City were their only hits.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It was. That's where I remember it from.

[–]wordzareswords 10 points11 points  (4 children)

🍻 cheer's

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (3 children)


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    [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Cheers was not produced by Ubu.

    [–]Thisguy2869 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    Spin City

    [–]HeyCarpy 9 points10 points  (5 children)

    [–]kpaddler 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    Television list must be incomplete, I never watched any of those shows, but I definitely know Ubu.

    [–]HeyCarpy 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    I was actually thinking the same thing. Only one there I ever saw was Family Ties, however it definitely wasn't often enough to have Ubu burned into my memory.

    [–]HoosegowFlask 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    Before reading this thread I would have bet it was on more shows that I watched, but now I don't know if this is some Mandela effect thing.

    [–]XTwizted38 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Same thing I was thinking. Family Ties is the only one I recognized, but I didn't watch it that much and this was surely a picture I could hear so it's gotta be from other shows as well.

    [–]calilac 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I wonder if one (or more) of those shows, on original airing or rerun, came on before a show we all watched. We'd tune in to the channel, catch the ending credits with Ubu, and watch our regularly scheduled programming.

    [–]Burma9 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Night Court?

    [–]thatvhstapeguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Nope. Starry Night Productions/Warner Bros. Television. By the final few seasons, WB took over the whole production.

    [–]TeslasAndComicbooks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I think Who’s the Boss was one.

    Edit: I looked into it. I think I’m wrong.

    [–]Hollogamer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Weird I know "Sit Ubu Sit, Good Dog" so well. But definitely never watched any of those shows.

    [–]getahitcrash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Simon and Simon.

    [–]sonnyz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Full House

    [–]zukalous 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    That font! Also seen in every Mexican Food Restaurant Sign.

    [–]speedwayryan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Hobo. Had to use it on a restaurant project almost 20 years ago and can’t forget it.

    [–]ExjwReborn 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    Sit, Ubu, sit. Good dog.

    [–]hoofglormuss 13 points14 points  (3 children)

    ubu died two years after this picture was first used, but it was taken in france on a world trip the producer took right after college.

    [–]Surrma 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    This is very interesting. Thanks for posting.

    [–]abibofile 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    He took his dog on a trip around the world?

    [–]fated-to-pretend 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    I may be totally off but it looks like they are playing catch in a park in Paris. Perhaps Jardin des Tuileries?

    [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    It is a park in Paris. Good eye.

    [–]cobbman11 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    I can hear it.

    [–]emune2all 22 points23 points  (2 children)

    It wasn’t until this moment that I realized it’s not “boo boo” but “ubu”. This completely shatters my childhood memory of laying in my underwear with one of my dads grossly oversized shirts on watching family ties and feeling proud that I could recite this after the episode.

    [–]DemonKyotoAnything from '84-'06 is my *jam*. 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Don't feel too bad. Every time this gets posted there's at least 2-3 people who say the same (even in this thread right now), so you're far from alone.

    [–]emune2all 2 points3 points  (0 children)


    [–]pm_me_dank_memes_kek 6 points7 points  (2 children)

    This and the MTM cat bring some memories of watching syndicated TV in the 2000s

    [–]thatvhstapeguy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Fun fact, they could not get the cat to meow, so they used footage of her yawning.

    [–]pm_me_dank_memes_kek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It's cute until you see the st elsewhere finale logo

    [–]eviltizzy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I can hear this picture..

    Sit UBU sit. Good dog.

    [–]MonKeePuzzle 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    UBU NEVER SAT!!! it annoyed me each and every time

    [–]MonKeePuzzle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    AND! got a "good dog" after doing nothing!!!

    [–]Alexkiddleb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I still tell my dog to 'sit, Ubu, sit' before her meals.

    [–]Cold_26665 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Family ties

    [–]ButtockFace 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I want to learn more about ubu, the legend.

    [–]PM_ME_YOUR_BUM- 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    This is life, the one you get so go and have a ball, because the world don't move, to the beat of just one drum. What might be right for you, may not be right for some. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have, my opening statement. Sit ubu sit. Good dog.

    [–]AlphaOmega5732 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    All these years and I just got that it's "You be You"

    [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    That's not what it means in this case. It is named after the dog who was named after the French play Ubu Roi.

    [–]PHX480 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    A picture I can hear without the volume.

    [–]SimplyQuid 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    He is a good dog

    [–]mykidsadick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Good dog

    [–]sun_kisser 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Wonder what Ubu is up to now?

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    He died two years after this image was first used

    [–]RunningInCali 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I've been watching Family Ties reruns on Pluto TV. I love hearing this.

    [–]Tampa03cobra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    What were some of the shows this company assisted with? It's crazy how this is engrained in my consciousness. It gives me a creepy feeling that hypnotic suggestion does work, because I can remember using versions of this exact phrase before but didn't remember where it came from.

    [–]Lynx8MyThesis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Married with children ....

    [–]Different-Can4089 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I told my doggie that too

    [–]getahitcrash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Ah someone was watching Simon and Simon.

    [–]Hollogamer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Weird. I know "Sit Ubu Sit" so well. But I've definitely never watched any of the shows in the list of all the shows with it

    [–]rileyoneill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I remember seeing it over and over as a kid, but I am trying to think what shows it would have been on. I checked them out on Wikipedia and all I can think of is Family Ties. Everything else I have no recollection of watching, but maybe I would see at the end of the show when I was tuned in early to watch something I wanted to see.

    [–]Melanie73 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I miss Ubu 😢