Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - 169 - 13 of My Favorite Movie and TV Quotes

There's been a bit of synchronicity in the Blogosphere lately when it comes to movie quotes. I posted a favorite movie in-joke for my Through the Opera Glasses last week ('To blave' from The Princess Bride) and then one of my fellow Divas at Popculturedivas, Michelle Miles, posted her family's top movie quotes as well as in what circumstances they come in handy.

So I'll keep this ball in the air and give you thirteen of the top movie or TV quotes my husband and I (and various assorted family members) use - and when we use them.

1 - You must place it here beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get a two-level effect with a little path running down the middle.

- Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Good for any sort of gardening discussion.

2 - [You] will die here like rotten cabbages.

- The Prisoner / Free For All

Perfect for circumstances when no one is displaying any initiative.

3 - Ooo - don't know my own strength!

- Rocky and Bullwinkle

Anytime your well-meaning efforts result in destruction.

4 - Yueh! (pronounced: yoo-wee)

- Dune (1984)

If you're shocked by something you didn't see coming, this is the quote for you.

5 - Sweet Hosannas, that is bad.

- Tom Hanks guest hosting Saturday Night Live (1990)

Appropriate when encountering any god-awful smell or taste.

6 - You're crazy, man.

- Old School

When someone is irresistably nutty, use this one - but make sure you include the slo-mo underwater sound of the tranquilizer dart effect.

7 - Wha' happened?

- A Mighty Wind

My husband and I use this literally every time we need to ask the question 'what happened?' But it's important to use Fred Willard's dopey delivery, as well as a very earnest undertone.

8 - You're better than best - you're bester!

- The Kids in the Hall

Make sure you use Kevin MacDonald's overly enthusiastic delivery. When regular English just doesn't do the trick.

9 - not believe me. You will, Doctor Jones. You will become a true believer.

- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

If there's ever any shred of doubt.

10 - Brian - You've got to think for yourselves! You're all individuals!

Crowd - Yes - we're all individuals!

Brian - You're all different!

Crowd - Yes, we are all different!

Man - I'm not.

- Life of Brian

When only contrariness will do.

11 - Manuel - you are a waste of space.

- Fawlty Towers

When you're sick of being diplomatic.

12 - Too many notes.

- Amadeus

When you're certain you've got great advice to give a genius.

13 - Not in the mood?! Mood's a thing for cattle, and love play!

- Dune (1984)

When you'd rather slap some sense into someone.


Janet said...

That was hilarious, Julia! Thanks for brightening my Thursday morning :) Glad to see a couple of Monty Python movies made the list - "It's just an ordinary rabbit...!" from the Holy Grail, when someone is overreacting!

Julia Smith said...

Janet - because my husband's born in the Year of the Rabbit (63) whenever he does something amazing I use, 'That rabbit's dynamite!'

Divaa Divine said...

brilliant :D I love all of these!

thank you for cheerin me up!

Alice Audrey said...

Badly mutilated quote which I'm sure you'll figure out, used in moments of bravado:

Come back here! I'll bite your knee caps off!

Sherwin said...

Very fun read. Love the Faulty Towers series... and recognized several quotes. WTG.

One of my favorites is...
“A bird in the hand is always greener than the grass under the other guys bushes.” -North

M. said...

That's a lot of Pythonisms. The one we like is "That parrot is dead. Bit the dust. Bought the farm" etc etc

danika dinsmore said...

Julia - I love that you also put appropriate times to use said favourite quotes.

Can't stop the Pythonisms!

-What's the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

-An African or European swallow?

-What? I don't know that! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!

And of course:

It's just a flesh wound!

Jennie Marsland said...

Too funny, Julia! One I use often is 'Beam me up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here." Do you know if that's an actual quote? And the immortal Python, of course. "That's not an argument, it's just contradiction!" or "I could be arguing in my spare time." Delivered with the accent, of course.

jillconyers said...

Fun T13. I've yet to find a movie quote that my husband couldn't identify. I wonder how many of these he would know.

Travis Cody said...

One can rarely go wrong with quotes from Python.

"It's only a flesh wound!"

"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”

“Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?”

JohnH985 said...

Wow, I haven't done a Thursday 13 is a long time, I used to be faithful doing them and enjoyed them. I might have to go back to trying them. Great list.