Friday, July 07, 2006

Random Question Friday: Movie Quotes

Okay, readers, after a hectic morning of dodging feral badgers with wee beady eyes and sharpened claws administrators with concerns about an incident last night, it's time for Random Question Friday.

As tired as the favorite-so-and-so line of questioning can get, today we're doing movie quotes, but here's the catch: it has to be either A) a relatively small and unknown film or B) a relatively ignored and/or throwaway line from a major film. In other words, no "Here's looking at you, kid" bullshit. Give us the good stuff; those small lines that made you giggle when no one else in the theatre got it.

Mine: "How about some gold bracelets?" from Napoleon Dynamite.

15 Comments:

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Kathryn said...

"Does Axl have a jack?" from Empire Records

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger david said...

Rubin & Ed has to be one of the weirdest films of all time. Crispin Glover and Howard Hesseman (of WKRP fame)? Are you kidding me?!

I had such a difficult time picking my favorite line from this truly strange film, that I had to include two.

Rubin: "My cat can eat a whole watermelon."

or...

Ed: [seeing a reflection on a mountain in the distance] "Yep, there's an asswipe up there."

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger Rosellen said...

"You're doing a Howard Johnson kind of thing," says Jeff (Bill Murray) to Dorothy Michaels (Dustin Hoffman) as he surveys the new wig Dorothy will be wearing to her first day on the job.

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger Rosellen said...

Woops, I didn't include the movie: did you remember it without my telling you? It's "Tootsie."

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger Trout said...

Mom, you've touched on an important topic that I almost wrote about in this post, but didn't.

Bill Murray has tons of lines in his films that are precisely like the one you mention. From Ghostbusters, for instance, we have "Oh my God, look at all the junk food . . . you actually eat this?" From Rushmore, when asked how his twins are enjoying military school, "They love it." From Kingpin, "Was I talking out loud? Was I? Sorry. Good luck." From Groundhog Day, "I'm a god. I'm not the God. .. I don't think."

And the list goes on...

 
At 11:58 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

ah. this one's easy:
"If you have any poo, fling it now."
Mason the Chimpanzee in Madagascar (2005).

I'm so mature. :-)

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger Softball Slut said...

My word verification is bignirfa. I am not kidding. So anyways here is my line.
"That's not funny!" girl 1
"That's not funny!" girl 2
SLAP


Parent Trap the original with Hayley Mills

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

I have two:

"Thank God for the model trains, you know? If they didn't have the model trains they wouldn't have gotten the idea for the big trains." - Amber Cole (Jennifer Coolidge), A MIGHTY WIND

and

"It's a Zen thing, like how many babies fit in a tire." - Corkey St. Clair (Christopher Guest), WAITING FOR GUFFMAN

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

Okay, one more:

"We have so much in common, we both love soup and snow peas, we love the outdoors, and talking and not talking. We could not talk or talk forever and still find things to not talk about." - Sherri Ann Cabot (talking about her much older husband), BEST IN SHOW

Hell, just go rent the Christopher Guest films and laugh yourself silly.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Dirk, you stole my movie! One of my all time favorites is Best in Show. I have two from it.

"She looks like a cocktail waitress on an oil rig."

"Well, it's breathing now, but it'll be hot down there. I could go with the lambswool, but then again, you'll see a lot of khaki down there and this merlot looks good with the gray."

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

Melissa, how about:

"And to think in some countries these dogs are eaten." - Buck Laughlin (Fred Williard), doing commentary at the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger rothfuss said...

How can you mention Bill Murray quotes without Meatballs?

"It just wouldn't matter because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk because they've got all the money! It just doesn't matter if we win or if we lose. IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER! "

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger FiveFootBagel said...

So many to choose from... and I may get this incorrect... but I think it's

"I'm your huckleberry."

- Doc Holliday in Tombstone

 
At 1:30 PM, Blogger Softball Slut said...

Cynthia: Can I get ya anything? Coffee? Tea? Me?

Tess McGill: I have a head for business and a bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?
Jack Trainer: Uh, no. No.

Tess McGill: What if he doesn't?... pop the question?
Katherine Parker: I really don't think that's a variable. We're in the same city now, I've indicated that I'm receptive to an offer, I've cleared the month of June... and I am, after all, me.

Cyn: Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will.


"Working Girl"

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger ...Abbey... said...

"Avoid the Clap --Jimmy Dugen" from A League of Their Own

 

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