Timeless references

Forty years after its debut, there are plenty of iconic moments from “Animal House.” Here are five that have made their way into the lexicon.


The Oregon Ducks bring this classic back to life at sporting events, including between the third and fourth quarters at football games.

Food fight!

This classic scene was shot at the Erb Memorial Union’s Fishbowl, which looks very similar today.

Double-secret probation

When the dean tires of the Deltas' antics, they're put on double-secret probation, a term that has since entered the vernacular.

Bluto's speech

In an attempt to motivate his brothers, Bluto, played by John Belushi, says, "Did we give up after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? ... Nothing is over until we decide it is!"

Toga! Toga! Toga!

This scene has spurred countless toga parties across the country in the last 40 years.