when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”
When we realized that the word “said” comes with the responsibility of exactly replicating their words, whereas “was like” enables us to get across the meaning and tone of the words used without an exact quotation.
Never forget that when Star Trek wanted to air an episode with Kirk and Uhura kissing, the producers balked at the idea of an interracial kiss and forced them to shoot another scene without it.
But while they were shooting it William Shatner crossed his eyes and made stupid faces at the camera, completely fucking up the scene, and by the time they found out it was too late to reshoot
Leading to the first interracial kiss on TV.