Boris Johnson’s senior political adviser reportedly quoted Pulp Fiction in a meeting with government aides last night.
Dominic Cummings, the former campaign director of the Leave campaign, told Downing Street staff that they need to be “cool like Fonzies” as political pressure builds around them, according to The Spectator’s Katy Balls.
The quote appears to be a reference to a scene from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film, in which Samuel L Jackson’s character tells two robbers that they’re going to be cool “like three little Fonzies”.
You can watch that scene below – but warning: the clip contains swearing.
The reference, which is in itself a reference to the character Fonzie from Happy Days, inspired an obvious joke…
For those who don't already know, the phrase was coined after Fonzie literally jumped over a shark in one episode of the show.
The apparent reference also inspired another pile-on against the supposed mastermind behind Brexit.
When asked to comment on Cummings’ alleged quote, Downing Street could not confirm or deny the report.
It's not been a good week for Dom – his strategic genius has seen the government lose its majority, sent the Tory Party into meltdown and convinced Johnson’s own brother to quit politics.
So much for Johnson’s dream of uniting the country…
It doesn’t look like Cummings is the political heavyweight his supporters have hyped him up to be.