"Why I oughta?"
The first time I heard it was in a movie called Peggy Sue Got Married. Every wise-cracker kept saying it. I don't understand the joke. Where did the line originate from?
Ralf used to shake his fist at his wife and long suffering friend and say " why i ortta"
One of these days Alice, POW, right in the kisser.
One of these days Alice im gunna send you to the moon.
Peggy Sue Got Married Quotes
It's actually a phrase that the Three Stooges would say. The joke was that they were supposed to be a second away from doing something, but never did. "Why, I oughta! was a threat that they hoped (and planned) to never follow through on.
Moe used it as a verbal threat in the middle of a physical movement to punish Curly or Larry or Shemp- but Moe would usually get interrupted before he could follow through on the threat and get punished himself instead-- a comedic reverse.
Moe, da Stooges. It meant "I should / ought to hurt you for your shortcomings." My friends and I have used it for years, just like the guys in Peggy Sue Got Married, a great movie by the way.
katy bar the door
Its just like saying , i have to ...