Monday, July 19, 2010

Through the Opera Glasses - 63 - To Blave













One of the things that marks a long-lasting relationship, be it a friendship or a romantic partnership, is the inside joke.

My husband and I have our share. One of them comes from The Princess Bride, when Westley is brought to Miracle Max to be revived after he's mostly dead.













When he uses the bellows to find out what Westley considers worth living for, Westley says "True love."

But Miracle Max insists he said, "To blave."

For nearly 25 years now, Brad and I use that line to our unending delight. A two-word line in a film has provided us with an amazing amount of mileage.

Do you have a favorite in-joke with your honey or best buddy?



Janet says Just shortly after that scene, where they leave Miracle Max to find Wesley's True Love, Max shouts "Have fun storming the castle!" Yep, The Husband and I use it constantly - everytime one of us leaves the house, actually.

Robin says We like the line "We yellowbeards are even more dangerous after we're dead." - from Yellowbeard of course.

Jennie Marsland says Everett and I have favorite lines from the old Pink Panther movies. "Does your dog bite?" - "That's not my dog."

6 comments:

Janet said...

Princess Bride, one of my all time favorite movies. And just shortly after that scene, where they leave Miracle Max to find Wesley's True Love, Max shouts "Have fun storming the castle!" Yep, The Husband and I use it constantly - everytime one of us leaves the house, actually. And when it slips out while companies here, we know PB fans when they giggle in recognition.

Must look out the movie and watch it again - for the umpteenth time.

Julia Smith said...

LOL - good one, Janet!

Robin said...

LOVE that movie, love it.

We like the line "we yellowbeards are even more dangerous after we're dead" - from Yellowbeard of course.

That, and chicken chicken chicken, but that's such an inside joke that I'd never be able to explain it and have it still be funny :).

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Jennie Marsland said...

Too funny! Everett and I have favorite lines from the old Pink Panther movies. "Does your dog bite?" "That's not my dog." and "How can a blind man be a lookout?"

Travis Cody said...

We love this movie! We often use the line from the fire swamp..."Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist".

Pam also quotes repeatedly from the movie Steel Magnolias. Some of her favorites...

"If you can't say anything nice about someone, come sit next to me."

"Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face."

"You are too twisted for color TV!"

"You are evil, and you must be destroyed."

Linda said...

Working in a dispatch center where stress is a constant partner, we tend to use a lot of lines from movies on a fairly regular basis especially from movies like Blazing Saddles - "Hold on while I whip this out" and Monty Python's Holy Grail - "I'm not dead yet!"

One of the more outstanding lines comes from the epic Ted Turner film Gettysburg and Martin Sheen's character of General Robert E. Lee where he's giving a talking to J.E.B. Stuart about being missing for the first part of the battle. When Stuart wants to make up for his major error of not being there, Lee tells him "There is no time". Even though it's not a humorous movie or line by any stretch of the imagination one of my former dispatch partners and I used it to each other all the time when it would get particularly crazy.

That partner has since left the company in order to pursue other things in life and just recently found out that he has brain cancer and at best probably a year to live. He's younger than me. It's true that sometimes there really IS no time.