Obscure Movie/TV Quotes You Use Regularly

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  1. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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    here are a few quotes that I love but I think people may think are weird so I don't quote them:
    the whole cuchifrito hit the fan-captain frank mac neil -kojak
    do you want to hear something that will make your shoe fly off and hit the ceiling - sade -vic and sade
     
  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever Thread Starter

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    Of course the audience becomes a major variable in terms of what's recognizable and what isn't.

    I've become casual friends with my 26-year-old dogsitter and virtually every movie/TV quote I offer to her just produces confusion on her end.

    I recently thought I finally hit pay dirt with a "Step Brothers" reference... but no, she laughed because she thought the comment was funny, not because she recognized the link. :sigh:

    Anyway, for this thread, one should assume it addresses what's potentially obscure for the SHF market. :cool:
     
  3. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    I’ve used many from Goodfellas over the years (Whatta ya want from me I’m a good shot, go home and get your shine box, funny how?), but my favorite is, “you might fold under questioning Henry.”
    Once while in line at Aldi’s I said that to my daughter for some reason. The girl at the cash register burst out laughing and said, my husband and I tell each other that all the time!
     
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  4. 64FALCON

    64FALCON Forum Resident

    There is one phrase I use frequently from the 1976 Western THE MISSOURI BREAKS. Harry Dean Stanton said it in the film and I never forgot it. Instead of saying 'brain' in the movie he said 'brain pan'. As in going to shoot somebody in the 'Brain Pan'. Now I don't go around threatening people with gunfire! But I do use the phrase "brain pan" often enough that I can say I use it regularly.

    BRAIN PAN! → Don't just say 'BRAIN' . . . say 'BRAIN PAN'! :goodie: :D
     
  5. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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    it's not the villains that the word is afraid of, it's the saints.

    have gun - will travel
     
  6. misterjones

    misterjones Smarter than the average bear.

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    One that I used at work on occasion, from Double Indemnity, was Walter's warning to Phyllis about insurance companies: "They know more tricks than a carload of monkeys." I found the admonition to my co-workers particularly appropriate during negotiations with the State Department.
     
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  7. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

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    One of my favorite lines from that movie is "I wonder if you wonder," but I haven't had much opportunity to use it in real life.
     
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  8. nutsfortubes

    nutsfortubes I never met a transistor I liked.

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    “The reason you woke up is because I just slit your throat.”
     
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  9. misterjones

    misterjones Smarter than the average bear.

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    "A place to park your pants" is another good one, as is "next time I'll wear a tuxedo". Some more here, including yours:

     
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  10. misterjones

    misterjones Smarter than the average bear.

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    I've posted the scene at the site before, but not in this thread, I don't think. The Mickey Rourke line at the 1:15 mark - "You've got 50 ways you can **** up, and if you can think of 25 of them you're a genius . . ." It was particularly appropriate when working through a particularly complicated (sometimes needlessly complicated) piece of proposed legislation. (No wonder most of my co-workers were glad to see me leave.)

     
  11. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

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    "I don't suppose anyone knows why Bobs car in parked in front"
     
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  12. nutsfortubes

    nutsfortubes I never met a transistor I liked.

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    “No wonder these people got no color. “
     
  13. Shambolicus

    Shambolicus Obsequious, purple and clairvoyant

    Every so often, I'll just randomly blurt out an impression of Walter Brennan in To Have and Have Not:

    "Ya evah been bit by a dead bee?"
     
  14. GLENN

    GLENN Forum Resident

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    From Twister: "Hey, I really like your weather reports," said with sarcasm, as if being a weatherman is the absolute most shameful job one could have.
     
  15. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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    there are two kinds of guys that go to church- them that doesn't and them that don't.
     
  16. VeeDub

    VeeDub Senior Member

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    "George likes spicy chicken," almost any time I eat, well, you get it.

    What is particularly poignant, touching, and emotional about quoting this is that my dad's name is George, and he is the most anti-spicy-food individual I've ever known. Can't handle it. OK, that's not particularly poignant, touching, or emotional. :)
     
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  17. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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    asa nisi masa
     
  18. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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  19. Russ Joyner

    Russ Joyner Forum Resident

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    Columbia, SC
    "My cat can eat a whole watermelon."

    I never get to use it, but I always look for opportunities.
     
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  20. ArchFates

    ArchFates Laura Branigan fanboy #1

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    Finland
    I sometimes quote John Huston's character, who's movie director, from Orson Welles' movie The Other Side of the Wind, when someone talks about artists recycling their own previous music "It's all right to borrow from each other, what we must never do is borrow from ourselves.". To be fair, I complain about that too with the song writers too.
     
  21. Onkster515

    Onkster515 Forum Resident

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    “Doesn’t that raise…a question…in your mind?”

    I like using that quote…but I don’t remember the movie it’s from.
     
  22. Onkster515

    Onkster515 Forum Resident

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    “I don’t…feel…drunk…”

    From Memento. I use it when I walk into a room and can’t remember what I went there for.
     
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  23. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

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    i was running amuck with emotions
    durante

    i'm feeling mighty low
    candy candino
     
  24. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

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    virginia
    I always liked the jack warden line in Shampoo

    Am I right or am I right ?
     
  25. Crack To The Egg

    Crack To The Egg Forum Resident

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    “They’ve got the Big Mac, we have the Big Mic.”
     

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