"It's One Banana, Michael. How Much Could It Cost? Ten Dollars?"
How People Use It:
Every time you hear a big business or administration official underestimating how hard it is to get by when you're poor, commentators will pull out this classic Lucille Bluth quote. Lucille had no idea how much a single banana costs, having never bought one herself or even gone grocery shopping at all. And when you put mega-millionaires in charge of public policy, you get people just as clueless screwing things up for everyone.
But That's Not What The Joke Was.
Lucille wasn't underestimating how much food cost. She was overestimating. Which is actually the more likely mistake when you're rich. So, it might be more apt to jump in with this quote when someone rich gives MORE money than expected. Like, say, when the government came up a $600 per week unemployment bonus, and only later realized, "wait, that's twice what some of these people made working fulltime?" It might not make for a very funny observation -- "Congress gives us so much money!" isn't really a crowdpleasing line on the stand-up circuit -- but it would be an apt use of the quote, dammit.
The original quote wasn't about Lucille being evil though stinginess, like every single person who gets hit with the meme today. Sure, the Bluths are rich criminals, not so different from the pre-White House Trumps, but this joke works so well because it portrays her as out of touch in a way that's oblivious yet in this moment not cruel. She imagines the poor must be closer to her level than they actually are. Kind of like how "let them eat cake" was such a good quote to invent (Marie Antoinette didn't actually say it) for summing up the French royals being clueless, rather than "they can get by on one slice a day" or something.
The other takeaway here is that when you hear someone rich greatly underestimating expenses, it's likely not just because they're out of touch. If they were, they'd be overestimating, like Lucille. No one over in McDonald's (or in the Let's-Set-the-Minimum-Wage Committee) said to themselves, "I think people generally pay $20 per month for health insurance, so let's calculate a salary based on that." Whoever filled out that budget above knew it was ridiculous, but they fudged the numbers anyway ... which is something a Bluth would totally do, to be fair.
"Shut Up And Take My Money!"
How People Use It:
Did that amazing new game get announced, and you want it right away? Or some shiny and whirring new bit of electronics? How about a proposed invention, something that might never even really come into being, but you need it, and you need it now? Only one GIF can sum up your feelings.