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Old 07-13-2010, 09:22 AM
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"Must catch moose and squirrel!"

My girlfriend is a native Russian speaker and as such, I take great delight in having her dial her accent up a notch or two and say, "Must catch moose and squirrel!" Never having seen The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, she has no idea why I find this so funny. I've tried looking on YouTube and Google Videos for a clip of Boris and Natasha saying this, but to no avail. There are some full-length episodes online, but I'm not sure which of these, if any, will contain the famous quote, or some variation thereof. In fact, I'm not even sure that Boris or Natasha ever did say the exact phrase -- maybe it's one of those famous quotations, like "Elementary, my dear Watson!" or "Beam me up, Scotty!", which were never actually uttered by the characters with whom they have become associated.

So, my question is twofold: First, in the original cartoons, did Boris or Natasha ever say "Must catch moose and squirrel", "Must kill moose and squirrel", or anything of the sort? Second, can anyone point me to an online video clip of same so I can show my girlfriend?
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:27 AM
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I don't recall them saying "Must catch moose and squirrel". I seem to recall "..kill Moose and squirrel" (only without the "must". But certainly Boris said "...Moose and Squirrel" often enough.

I don't have a YouTube clip. But you can get several volumes of DVDs of the series that will certainly have it.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:33 AM
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It doesn't really ring a bell as something Boris and Natasha would say. For one thing, they were always out to kill Moose and Squirrel, and (except for the story recap at the beginning of each episode) it wouldn't be like this show to waste time telling us stuff we already know. "Must kill Moose and Squirrel" is just filler dialogue. Now Fearless Leader probably ordered them to "Get Moose and Squirrel!" But he spoke in a German accent, not Russian.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:38 AM
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On this of all possible questions, perhaps The Wayback Machine might be of help?
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:39 AM
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Now Fearless Leader probably ordered them to "Get Moose and Squirrel!" But he spoke in a German accent, not Russian.
I agree that it's 'Get Moose and Squirrel!'. I'm pretty sure it was Fearless Leader's line, but Boris and Natasha may have said it in the series. If they did, it may not have been an imperative, but as part of a longer line.

This isn't what you're looking for, but it does have Natasha saying 'Moose and Squirrel'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR3xwTXZhXQ




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Old 07-13-2010, 12:06 PM
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In my head, the iconic phrase has always been:

"Qvick Natasha, hide! Here comes Moose and Sqvirrel!"
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:16 PM
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I seem to recall "You get squirrel, I get moose." But it's been ~40 years, so who knows?
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:34 PM
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I vaguely remember Boris saying, "Kill Moose and Squirrel!"
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:41 PM
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The phrase I remember is, "Beeg trouble forr Moose and Squirrrel!"
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:02 PM
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I have the first 3 seasons on DVD. I'll go watch them all and report back.







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Old 07-13-2010, 01:22 PM
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Here's a wav file. http://www.wavsource.com/tv/bullwinkle.htm

Look 3/4 down the page.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:22 PM
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My memory says

N-But Boris, what about moose and squirrell?
B-Kill moose and squirrell

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:19 AM
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Boris to Natasha

"First we get Moose and Squirel, then conquer World"
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:32 AM
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The phrase which sticks in my head (and I'm 99% positive that it was never said in the show) revolves around wearing a big Russian-style fur hat.

"Nice hat, Boris. What it made of?"
"Moose and squirrel."
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:53 AM
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I can't help you in your search, but I wanted to let you know that your girlfriend rocks for indulging you in this manner, especially given that she has absolutely no idea why it's funny.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:34 PM
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I can't help you in your search, but I wanted to let you know that your girlfriend rocks for indulging you in this manner, especially given that she has absolutely no idea why it's funny.
Is it possible that she thinks this is just some odd sexual fetish?
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:06 PM
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Is it possible that she thinks this is just some odd sexual fetish?
It doesn't help that he wears antlers to bed, and keeps saying something about pulling a rabbit out of a hat...
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:16 PM
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I knew a Croatian girl. It worked when she said it also. Both her and her sister got requests to say, "Get Moose and Squirrel". I actually took her to the live action movie in 2000 to hear Rene Russo say the line.

BTW, you can stream the first 2 seasons of "Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends" off Netflix.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:20 PM
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Okay silenus, you've had over 6 months. Please give us your report.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:39 PM
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The phrase I remember is, "Beeg trouble forr Moose and Squirrrel!"
When I see this I have to add to it:

Beeg trouble forr Moose and Squirrrel! And Zeeba!
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:21 AM
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I read Nora Roberts and just had to mention one of her books, Taming Natasha. Natasha is Ukranian. Early on, on a date, we have "His face sober, he leaned toward her. "Say 'Get moose and squirrel.'"

Her mouth quivered before she gave up and laughed. "No." "
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:27 AM
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When I see this I have to add to it:

Beeg trouble forr Moose and Squirrrel! And Zeeba!
:snort: Helloooo, zeeba neighba!
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:52 AM
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:13 AM
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It doesn't help that he wears antlers to bed, and keeps saying something about pulling a rabbit out of a hat...


that trick never works.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:17 AM
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This time for sure!



Presto!







(No doubt about it -- I gotta get a new hat!)













(And now here's something we hope you'll really like!)




Gotta admit, it gives all those lines a whole new meaning!
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:31 AM
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I knew a Croatian girl. It worked when she said it also. Both her and her sister got requests to say, "Get Moose and Squirrel". I actually took her to the live action movie in 2000 to hear Rene Russo say the line.

BTW, you can stream the first 2 seasons of "Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends" off Netflix.
How did she react when she saw the scene? Just shook her head with disbelief?
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:41 AM
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I've rewatched all the released DVDs, and don't remember that specific line either.

But I'm here to say that we need to remake R&B with Sarah Palin in the role of Natasha. After all, she can see Pottsylvania from her house.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:23 PM
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Have you gotten her to say "Nuclear Wessels?
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:30 PM
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Have you gotten her to say "Nuclear Wessels?
In Allameeda!
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:53 PM
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"In Soviet Union, moose and squirrel kill you!!"
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:30 PM
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How did she react when she saw the scene? Just shook her head with disbelief?
I don't recall. That was quite a few years ago and the movie was pretty bad.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:16 AM
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I have the first 3 seasons on DVD. I'll go watch them all and report back.







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As I have only Season 1 on DVD, I defer to Comrade Silenus.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:55 AM
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On My Name Is Earl the gang meets a russian woman who Randy asks to say "moose and squirrel". One of my favorite scenes.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:59 AM
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On My Name Is Earl the gang meets a russian woman who Randy asks to say "moose and squirrel". One of my favorite scenes.
Heh. Like the scene in Scrubs where they make Colin Farrell do the Lucky Charms spiel.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:47 PM
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First, we blow up bridge

Then we find moose and squirrel.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:01 PM
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A slightly off-topic Buffy reference: When teaming up with her boyfriend to fight a vampire and a horned demon, Buffy tells him, "You get Fangs, I'll get Horny."

Not quite "Get Moose and Squirell", but not a million miles removed.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:31 PM
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Fan mail from some flounder?
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:47 PM
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The phrase I remember is, "Beeg trouble forr Moose and Squirrrel!"
That might be the line, but not direct from the source. There was an episode of Murphy Brown where there was a Russian journalist (female) working with the FYI gang. At one point, Murphy blows up at her and says "Well I can't take anything you say seriously with that stupid accent. You sound like you should be plotting big trouble for moose and squirrel!"
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:29 PM
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A slightly off-topic Buffy reference: When teaming up with her boyfriend to fight a vampire and a horned demon, Buffy tells him, "You get Fangs, I'll get Horny."

Not quite "Get Moose and Squirell", but not a million miles removed.
Yeah it is.
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It doesn't help that he wears antlers to bed, and keeps saying something about pulling a rabbit out of a hat...
Wrong hat.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:46 PM
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He takes a 7.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:34 AM
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My favorite was when Natasha won the beauty contest.. Boris says.. last thing you got from judge was 30 days in jail!!

classic stuff.. and now for something you'll really enjoy..
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Now here's something you'll really like!

ETA: ChicagoJeff, you may be correct.

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Old 06-20-2013, 01:13 AM
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Dang! I hate when I get ninja'd by a 2 year old zombie.

The proper line is "And now here's something we hope you'll really like!"
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:17 AM
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I can just see the scene at the OP's house, 2 years ago:

"Tish, you're speaking Russian!"
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:07 AM
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There was one episode where the cliffhanger was Boris getting a message from Fearless Leader saying "Kill Moose and Squirrel" with Rocky and Bullwinkle right outside. At the beginning of the next episode, Boris is ready with a bomb when the second half of the message comes through: "DO NOT kill Moose and Squirrel!" Of course, he then has to get rid of the bomb before it goes off.

They showed Rocky and Bullwinkle on Russian TV (STS) back in the late '90s; I used to watch it every afternoon with my daughter, who was four at the time. All of the dialogue had been dubbed into Russian with no attempt to sound like any of the original characters, and it simply was not funny (I'm sure they got many of the jokes wrong too, though I can't remember any specific ones).

The same thing happened when they showed Looney Tunes, BTW. Pepe LePew is just not funny if he doesn't sound like Charles Boyer.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:16 AM
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How was Fractured Fairytales?
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:38 AM
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There's a lovely Muscovite woman where I work, but it would never occur to me to ask her to do a "moose and squirrel" line. Largely because she doesn't have a deep Natasha-like voice. Hers is more of a little-girl timbre (which is ADORABLE, btw), and would not sound natural saying the words.

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Old 06-20-2013, 10:11 AM
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How was Fractured Fairytales?
The same. So was Dudley Do-Right, Aesop and His Son, Bullwinkle's Corner, etc.
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