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Old 10-26-2016, 08:12 PM
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Movies or TV shows you only quote one line from

My wife and I quote tons of movies and TV shows, but we usually have a wide selection of quotes from each film or show. However, we have a few movies that only provide us with one quote and sometimes, those aren't even movies we love all that much.

Mine:

A Fish Called Wanda - "Disappointed!"

I know, the movie is great and we could honestly quote more lines, but that is the only one we often use. We can't even say "disappointed" without doing it that way. It was just a great way for Kevin Kline to sum up his feeling of the empty safe. We use it 3-5 times a week it seems.


I'm sure I have others, but what about you guys?
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:22 PM
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Personally, I prefer "Avoid the green ones, they're not ripe yet"

As for a (well, another) movie I could quote line for line, but do have a favorite (and really obscure) line, from Monty Python and The Holy Grail..."What, The Curtains?". The reason I like it so much is because I work in the family business, been working there for a long time. Most of our regular customers know that I work there and know the owner is my father. From time to time someone will say 'one day this will all be yours', I think maybe one time in 20+ years someone got the joke when I said 'what, the curtains?'.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:25 PM
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:28 PM
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"Yeah, I know how to read, Rico." (My wife just loooooooves when I use this on her.)

Additionally: "You're a regular Fiorello La Guardia."

ETA: Both from, "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three." (1974)

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Old 10-26-2016, 08:30 PM
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I know I can google all your lines and find the answers, but could we tell everyone what movie/show we quote a line from?
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:47 PM
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From The Simpsons Movie:

"This is the worst day of your life ... so far!"
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:51 PM
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I tend to use these in writing more than speaking (and I tend to paraphrase):

"When someone else says you're a writer, that's when you're a writer" -- Hearts of the West

"And do you know what you are? Maladjusted!" -- A Thousand Clowns
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:52 PM
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Paraphrasing: "Teachers getting thrown out of 3rd story windows for not giving 'A's', little old ladies getting bashed on the head for their Social Security Checks? No, that doesn't make me sick. You know what makes me sick?

It's watching you. Stuffing those hot-dogs in your face. Nobody, I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot-dog!"

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Old 10-26-2016, 09:00 PM
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Only line I remember from the forgettable Second Sight: "What? Do you translate English back into English for people?"
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:53 PM
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From The Simpsons Movie:

"This is the worst day of your life ... so far!"
That one works much better one it's set up with the 'straight man' first saying 'This is the worst day of my life'.

After seeing that movie, I found it pretty easy to shoehorn that second line into lots of other places. Anytime someone says 'this is the worst _____ ever', you can remind, when no, it's actually 'the worst [thanksgiving/christmas/date/event] so far'.

I'd imagine it would play itself out pretty quickly though.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:58 PM
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"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum."

I assume that the movie They Live has other dialogue, but this is the only line I've ever heard.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:44 PM
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That one works much better one it's set up with the 'straight man' first saying 'This is the worst day of my life'.
Usually I employ it with reference to myself.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:51 PM
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Here's one from way back: Laurel and Hardy's One Good Turn:

OLLIE: Do you realize what you've just done? Now we're gonna have to humiliate ourselves by begging for food!

STAN: What, again?

Applicable in almost any less than favorable situation. Best done in a reasonable facsimile of Stan's voice.

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Old 10-26-2016, 10:58 PM
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I like to say that people and things "vex me so!" when I am annoyed. It is from the 1995 BBC Production of Pride & Prejudice. Which is the only screen version that exists in MY world.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:18 PM
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"Bastidges! Farging iceholes!" (Johnny Dangerously)

"Oh, no! It's K-k-k-ken! C-c-c-coming to k-k-k-kill me!" (A Fish Called Wanda)

"It's naht a toomah!" (Kindergarten Cop)
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:30 AM
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From Raising Arizona: Well, all right, then.
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Old 10-27-2016, 05:39 AM
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"Baby, by now it's shrunk down to 20 inches." -- Shaft in Africa
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:12 AM
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From The Simpsons Movie:

"This is the worst day of your life ... so far!"
I Prefer "It's early yet" from A Night in Casablanca.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:30 AM
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From Cool Hand Luke: "What we have here is a failure to communicate."
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:03 AM
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Star Trek TOS, Spoc says once, "There are always alternatives".

Boring, but I use it a lot.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:09 AM
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"We don't need no stinking badges"

Only, replace badges with whatever noun that has to do with the moment.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:33 AM
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Homer Simpson once said "He did it cause he's stupid. That's the only reason anybody does anything."

I've used that line about a million times, and could not agree with it more.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:39 AM
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Homer Simpson once said "He did it cause he's stupid. That's the only reason anybody does anything."

I've used that line about a million times, and could not agree with it more.

My favorite Homer quote is: "Trying sounds like the first step towards failure."

Which does have sort of a Yoda-ish truth to it. But coming from Homer, you know it's just an excuse to be lazy.,
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:39 AM
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'You know what $4 buys these days? It don't even buy $3' - Tony's dad mocks his pay rise in Saturday Night Fever.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:02 AM
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A line from MASH. When asking for a favor someone said to Hawkeye it was the least he could do. To which Hawkeye replied, "Never let it be said Hawkeye Pierce didn't do the least he could do." I've used that line many times.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:13 AM
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Nobody, I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot-dog!"
There's a more famous line from that movie, I think.

Me, I have absorbed...

"Man's got to know his limitations."

"I am shocked, shocked I tell you."

"Pretty slick, Slick!"

"I am surROUNDed by idiots."

And, from another medium:

"NOT THIS RECORD! NOT THIS RECORD!"
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:19 AM
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Just remembered the line I use more than any other. From Steie in Family Guy. You hear some person singing a song. You ask them "Who sings that?." They tell you the artists name, then I reply, "Why don't we leave it that way?"
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:10 AM
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"Say hello to my little friend" is the one line from Scarface that even people who never saw the movie quote.
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:42 AM
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Homer Simpson: "To alcohol, the cause of and solution to all of lifes problems."
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:51 AM
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I assume that the movie They Live has other dialogue, but this is the only line I've ever heard.
"Not this year."
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:53 AM
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There's a more famous line from that movie, I think.

Me, I have absorbed...

"Man's got to know his limitations."
Same franchise, different film. But, yeah. That's a good one. Right up there with,

"Can I say something?"

"Yeah."

"Your mouthwash ain't cuttin' it."

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Old 10-27-2016, 12:22 PM
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Same franchise, different film.
Right, I know. Almost no one remembers the "catch phrase" from the second movie, even fewer than remember the one from the third in the series.

Quote:
"Can I say something?"

"Yeah."

"Your mouthwash ain't cuttin' it."
"Monk... we can hear you."

Used that one just the other day. One of my favorite trope-smashing moments on TV. (Monk walks about ten feet from the police captain with his aide and is discussing their next secret move. In most shows, the other actors believably respect the cone of silence that all of ten or fifteen feet gives. in this case, the captain breaks in with the above, managing not to add, "...like, duh.")

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Old 10-27-2016, 12:40 PM
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- "Book 'em, Dano." Hawaii Five-O

We use this one around the house alot, as we have several pets:

- "You can smell it." Eddie Murphy, Delirious
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:52 PM
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- "You can smell it." Eddie Murphy, Delirious
"I can smell you." - in a cultured Mauve Decade accent

(Points for the source on that one.)
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:03 PM
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Rocky Horror Picture Show: "Nothing. Why, do you think I should?"

Change "Nothing" to "No" or appropriate negative as needed...
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:19 PM
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"Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?"

From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, of course. The response is usually a confused stare.* That movie has some other great lines, but since no one even recognizes the dynamite line, none of the others ever come up in conversation.


* When Sundance says that to Butch, Butch doesn't reply. Maybe that's what's wrong, the line does not have a famous reply, so even if people recognize it there's no good way for them to show it.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:37 PM
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EVERYTHING ends badly, or else it wouldn't end.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:40 PM
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"It's naht a toomah!" (Kindergarten Cop)
This is the one we use all the time. Whenever I or my wife have some unidentified malady, the other will suggest "Maybe it's a tumor" to set up the line.

I never even saw the movie; but that line figured prominently in the ads for it. Plus, who doesn't like to pull out their Schwartzenegger impression when the opportunity presents itself?
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:41 PM
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This is the one we use all the time. Whenever I or my wife have some unidentified malady, the other will suggest "Maybe it's a tumor" to set up the line.

I never even saw the movie; but that line figured prominently in the ads for it. Plus, who doesn't like to pull out their Schwartzenegger impression when the opportunity presents itself?
There are some choice quotes like when he is asking the kids "WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO?" "Our mom says our dad is a real sex machine"

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Old 10-27-2016, 02:50 PM
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How about movies/TV you quote only one word from?

"Eskimo."--the priest guy, Heathers.
"Everyone."--Norman Stansfield, Leon.
"No."--Annakin Skywalker, Revenge of the Sith.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:51 PM
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From Cool Hand Luke: "What we have here is a failure to communicate."
The actual quote is "What we've got here, is failure to communicate."

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"We don't need no stinking badges"
The actual quote from Treasure of the Sierra Madre is "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges." The quote you used is actually spoken in Blazing Saddles.

My quote is from The Paul Lynde Show in response the questions "How's the rat race?" "The rats are winning."
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:56 PM
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"No."--Annakin Skywalker, Revenge of the Sith.
I prefer "DO NOT WANT!"
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The actual quote is "What we've got here, is failure to communicate."


The actual quote from Treasure of the Sierra Madre is "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges." The quote you used is actually spoken in Blazing Saddles.

My quote is from The Paul Lynde Show in response the questions "How's the rat race?" "The rats are winning."
These are a special category, along with "Luke, I am your father"* or "play it again, Sam"**

*“No, I am your father”, though I'd hope most people know more than one ESB quote
**"Play it once, Sam. For old times' sake." and a few other lines
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Old 10-27-2016, 05:28 PM
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"I could crush your head...like a nut...but I won't...because I need you!"

- Max von Sydow, "Strange Brew"
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:57 PM
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"Women! Can't live with 'em ... pass the Beer Nuts, Woody!"
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:22 PM
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I've used a bunch of the ones already mentioned. Today I used one when looking at the proposed additional load to put on a computer system:

Jaws: You're going to need a bigger boat.

One I wish I didn't have so many reasons to use:

Predator: I ain't got time to bleed.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:28 PM
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Oh, get real.

I quote multiple lines from "Strange Brew" EVERY DAY.

"I gotta take a leak so bad I can TASTE it!"

"If I didn't have puke breath, I'd kiss you."

"Let ME try. I'm a genius."
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:41 AM
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From The Magnificent Seven: Eli Wallach as the bandit Calvera, explaining his philosophy of plundering the poor villagers:

"If God had not wanted them to be shorn, He would not have made them sheep."
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:04 AM
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This is fairly hard for me. Sure, the examples of "stinkin' badges" and "little friend" are memorable. But I don't quote them (except for pun and such purposes).

If I like the movie/TV show enough to quote it, I'll remember several lines.

The best I can do is where I say my favorite line from a movie far, far more often than the others. From Searching for Bobby Fischer:

"Ooh, that was a mistake."

(Remember to say this with a Ben Kingsley accent.)

For TV, it's Community and Abed's "Cool, cool, cool, cool." (But 3 "cool"s will do if I'm in a rush.)

If I say "Yeehaw!" am I quoting Dr. Strangelove?
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:24 AM
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What about "And don't call me Shirley."? Whenever anyone says something beginning with "Surely," I use that line. And they laugh.

What's odd is about half of them have no clue where it comes from
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:30 AM
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What about "And don't call me Shirley."? Whenever anyone says something beginning with "Surely," I use that line. And they laugh.

What's odd is about half of them have no clue where it comes from
It is an old joke, but I doubt many people using it have any source for it but the movie or people quoting the movie.
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