Rocky, the iconic sleeper hit about a working-class boxer who takes on the reigning heavyweight champion, debuted on this weekend in 1976, eventually grossing $225 million and spawning six sequels. What do you think?


“I’m heading out to punch some meat in celebration!”

Geoff Tankin • Epitaph Etcher

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“The Rocky franchise was way ahead of its time in anticipating audiences’ desire for more of the same.”

Effie Waldorf • Cabana Erector

“And it keeps getting better and better with each half hour I catch on TV.”

Johnny Besler • Pillow Filler