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Mike Mabes 01-25-2020 07:22 PM

do you have catch phrases, song lyrics, movie quotes you cannot not say when certain things happen
 
Examples-

I'll start with one from the comedian who can no longer be named, about an operation and the patient is under general anesthia, and the doctor says "Ooops!" And the patient says "What did you say!?" Every time I say "oops" I think of that.

In The Stunt Man, Cameron is asked if he has ever done any stunt work, and he says "Not really" and the stunt man who is teaching him says, "Not really? Either you have or you haven't."

If I say "It's good enough" I always think of this from The Band in The Last Waltz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmPw...tPN6nC2ZZNMAtk

There are others but I am a little tired so I'll think of more later

Mike Mabes 01-25-2020 07:27 PM

Just thought of another one. When I say "well" I always say it again, as in this clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwQKE8hyCTc

Alpha Twit 01-25-2020 07:32 PM

"Don't call me Shirley."

If you need me to explain the reference, one of us in the wrong forum.

Ann Hedonia 01-25-2020 07:40 PM

Mine was inspired by this clip from the South Park episode Cartman Joins Nambla
https://southpark.cc.com/clips/152077/for-the-team

For those that don’t want to click through to the really short clip, the young boys of South Park are in a hotel being chased by horny perverts. Cartman throws out the suggestion that “someone has to go out there and take one for the team”.

This quickly became a catchphrase at work, used when we had to break bad news to a client. (usually regarding a delivery delay on something critical ) and since the boss always over-promised we used that phrase a lot.

madsircool 01-25-2020 07:44 PM

Ive always liked the tape Howard Stern played of his father (a recording engineer) responding to Howard childful silliness, "I told you not to be stupid, you moron." and especially "SHUT UP!!! SIT DOWN!!!"

Kamino Neko 01-25-2020 08:22 PM

I have a hard time addressing someone named Bob without pronouncing it like Blackadder does.

kenobi 65 01-25-2020 08:38 PM

If someone says, "It could be worse," I instinctively reply, "Could be raining."

(From Young Frankenstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC4VflOayBw )

Mike Mabes 01-25-2020 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenobi 65 (Post 22100845)
If someone says, "It could be worse," I instinctively reply, "Could be raining."

(From Young Frankenstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC4VflOayBw )

You've just added one. I don't remember ever hearing someone say "It could be worse" but I will remember from now on.

Related to that, of anyone ever asks me if I want something to drink before I go to bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcgEN3CaqXs

Nothing!

K364 01-25-2020 09:06 PM

haha Young Frankenstein.

Ours is, when in an awkward position like pulling something down from a top shelf, "Put the candle back"

https://youtu.be/sO3qJGKs9gw

silenus 01-25-2020 09:07 PM

Whenever something kinetically disassembles itself in my presence (and that happens more often than one might think) I have to comment "Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?"

madsircool 01-25-2020 09:11 PM

From Animal House, appropriate in my neighborhood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkoPq5AOCOA

Guest-starring: Id! 01-25-2020 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Mabes (Post 22100765)
When I say "well"...

...I was always think of Rich Little doing Reagan.


Two from The Longest Yard - when certain situations come to any sort of resolution I'll sometimes go "his...to...ry", or at the beginning or conclusion of any sportsball activity I'll go "GAME BALL".


Not that I play pool often (oh, maybe once every, ten years?)...if I've been playing a crappy game, but I have an easy sitter of a chance to pot the black for the win, I'll angrily go, (with gnashing molars!), "Good NIGHT, Mr. Bond!" (Dr. No) and just drill that fricking thing into the pocket.

Defensive Indifference 01-25-2020 10:20 PM

When I'm doing a presentation with slides, or showing someone an image of any kind, and it's illegible, I always, always quote Fletch: "And, if this were legible, you'd see what I mean." No one ever finds this as funny as I do.

Kimstu 01-25-2020 10:41 PM

Any attempt on my part to open a door the wrong way inevitably triggers a mutter of "Midvale School for the Gifted".

Superdude 01-25-2020 10:51 PM

When something disastrous happens (usually unexpected car repair) that blows what budget I've already set, I tend to use a Han Solo line: "I don't know how we're going to get out of this one."

Likewise when Girl Wonder and I find out plans screwed up somehow by family "emergency" (I use scare quotes because the situation is never as serious as it's made out to be at the onset) or other factors, and she asks what the plan is now, I suddenly whip out my Indiana Jones, "I don't know. I'm making this up as I go."

Ellis Dee 01-25-2020 10:53 PM

Anytime I hear someone say "So I have that going for me" I involuntarily respond with "Which is nice."

Maserschmidt 01-25-2020 11:18 PM

When someone says something complicated, I’ll say,”well it is a *bit* over elaborate”. #InBruges

Slow Moving Vehicle 01-25-2020 11:34 PM

Whenever anyone around me talks about shoes, I no longer have to quote Morgan Freeman in Glory: "Shoes, Colonel. The boy just wanted to get hisself a pair o' shoes."*

But I still think it, every time.

*The actual line is "Shoes, sir. The men need shoes...the boy was off trying to find hisself some shoes". But I remember it, and can't help thinking it, in the inaccurate version.

Mike Mabes 01-26-2020 12:15 AM

Waiting for this one. I am at the printer at work and a tech guy walks by - "PC Load letter, what the fuck does that mean?" And I can tell him, if he doesn't know.

WildaBeast 01-26-2020 12:36 AM

I can't hear "dental plan" without mentally saying "Lisa needs braces."

Snowboarder Bo 01-26-2020 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellis Dee (Post 22100978)
Anytime I hear someone say "So I have that going for me" I involuntarily respond with "Which is nice."

Carl rules.

I'm fond of this quote but I always get uncomfortable silence whenever I announce innocuously "I blame society."

hogarth 01-26-2020 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Mabes (Post 22101034)
Waiting for this one. I am at the printer at work and a tech guy walks by - "PC Load letter, what the fuck does that mean?" And I can tell him, if he doesn't know.

I am compelled to say this every time the printer needs to be refilled.

JKellyMap 01-26-2020 06:39 AM

Obscure one: When my wife asks me if I wasn’t eggs for breakfast, I’ll often lisp “Eggth? I like eggth!”.

I picked this habit up secondhand, from a summer job co-worker who would say this back when I was in college, in 1990.
I didn’t know what it was from until about a year ago, when I could look it up on this new thingy called the Internet. Turns out it was from a Billy Crystal routine, where he imitated famous boxers (this one was Thomas Hearns, I believe).

JKellyMap 01-26-2020 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Defensive Indifference (Post 22100939)
When I'm doing a presentation with slides, or showing someone an image of any kind, and it's illegible, I always, always quote Fletch: "And, if this were legible, you'd see what I mean." No one ever finds this as funny as I do.

Ha! My second contribution to this thread was going to be from Fletch. Whenever we visit a lovely location, especially a fancy hotel, by wife and I will always say “Nices places”. Even my mother has started to pick up on it.

One more: I’ll sometimes say “I’m not so sure about your police work there, Lou” from Fargo.

Chefguy 01-26-2020 09:12 AM

When my wife says something I don't like: "Why do you say these things to me when you know I will kill you for it?" - Zod

Or if she says something self-defeating: "Be more confident, stupid!" That's from The Simpsons' Troy McClure.

Or if someone is bitching about things: "Lighten up, Francis." - Stripes

Actually, much of my life is movie quotes. Same with my kids, although I'm sure i don't know where they got that.

burpo the wonder mutt 01-26-2020 09:28 AM

When my wife tells me something iffy: "No way! You lie!" in my best Homer Simpson voice.

kenobi 65 01-26-2020 01:37 PM

If someone orders (or even mentions) a BLT sandwich, I feel compelled to repeat Miracle Max's line from The Princess Bride:

"...a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomatoes are ripe...they're so perky, I love that."

Gatopescado 01-26-2020 02:23 PM

I frequently quote Bollo and say, "I've got a bad feeling about this...."

Or John Cleese. "Yes, Well, predictable, really...."

N9IWP 01-26-2020 02:33 PM

I have often used "nuke them from orbit, it is the only way to be sure" when asked to get rid of something.
I do the whole "bunnies" song from Buffy -- Once more with feeling when rabbits are discussed

Brian

Moriarty 01-26-2020 02:38 PM

“D’oh!” works in real life, too.

Wallaby 01-26-2020 04:01 PM

Possibly the finest catch phrase from a written one-panel cartoon:

If someone accidentally pushes on a door marked 'Pull' (or vice-versa), someone - if not everyone present - will immediately chant 'School For The Gifted'.

Wallaby 01-26-2020 04:04 PM

Oh! - just remembered another one - and it's so timely (unfortunate in a way, but worth remembering now).

If my group is trying to talk one of the guys into staying for one more beer, the line 'It's only waffer thin' in an appalling french accent will be trotted out. Can be used for drinks, coffees, nachos, horsey-doovers or whatever.

Robot Arm 01-26-2020 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silenus (Post 22100863)
Whenever something kinetically disassembles itself in my presence (and that happens more often than one might think) I have to comment "Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?"

I've used that occasionally at the curling club, after a particularly aggressive takeout shot.

No one has recognized it. Yet.

Jackmannii 01-26-2020 04:21 PM

Speaking of catchphrases: when watching movies or TV (and occasionally in real life) when a really ominous event is occurring (car crashes, F5 tornados, someone entering a house where a deranged serial killer is waiting with a chainsaw etc.), I'll say,

"Well, that can't be good."

Snowboarder Bo 01-26-2020 04:29 PM

I am also fond of presenting positive information with "Good news, everyone!"

burpo the wonder mutt 01-26-2020 04:34 PM

It's old as the hills, but it still gets a laugh from my wife: "This is why we can't have nice things!"

(I used that in, "The Matrix," when the lobby got shot up, and sometime in, "Jupiter Ascending," near the end, I think.)

Darren Garrison 01-26-2020 04:53 PM

Thanks to that idiot Kanye West, I have never since been able to hear/read the word "gold-digger" without thinking of a racial slur.

Mike Mabes 01-26-2020 04:54 PM

old SNL skit years ago - "The question is moot!"

Prof. Pepperwinkle 01-26-2020 05:12 PM

Whenever I am asked a question to which I have no way of possibly knowing the answer, it's: "Mongo not know. Mongo only pawn in game of life."

My grandson, having just finished watching The Mandalorian series, has taken to finish his speeches with: "I have spoken."

MacSpon 01-26-2020 07:01 PM

Whenever I begin a sentence with "I wonder", I find it difficult not to pause and add, "yes, I wonder...is this the way life's meant to be?"

(From the eponymous ELO song.)

kenobi 65 01-26-2020 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackmannii (Post 22101990)
Speaking of catchphrases: when watching movies or TV (and occasionally in real life) when a really ominous event is occurring (car crashes, F5 tornados, someone entering a house where a deranged serial killer is waiting with a chainsaw etc.), I'll say,

"Well, that can't be good."

The mention of F5 tornadoes reminded me of another one:

Whenever we're experiencing high winds and heavy rain (especially if we're out in the car at the time), invariably, either my wife or I will say, "Cow," then "Another cow."

:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacSpon (Post 22102271)
Whenever I begin a sentence with "I wonder", I find it difficult not to pause and add, "yes, I wonder...is this the way life's meant to be?"

(From the eponymous ELO song.)

To quote Captain America: "I understood that reference!"

Sigmagirl 01-26-2020 08:03 PM

I used to work with a Dr. Jones.

burpo the wonder mutt 01-26-2020 09:20 PM

If a monster shows up in a movie, someone looks disheveled on a TV show, or my wife has a rough night, I jump my voice up fifteen octaves and bellow:

"Oooo, Puddy, you a WECK!"

cieskokid 01-26-2020 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snowboarder Bo (Post 22101044)
Carl rules.

I'm fond of this quote but I always get uncomfortable silence whenever I announce innocuously "I blame society."

"you can't do that, Bo, you're just a white punk from the suburbs!" ["Repo Man" quote, right? the only movie I've EVER heard the "I blame society" line actually used]

Slow Moving Vehicle 01-27-2020 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Mabes (Post 22102060)
old SNL skit years ago - "The question is moot!"

When I'm talking or disputing someone under the age of 45, I have to remind myself that they will probably misunderstand if I say "Jane, you ignorant slut."

jerez 01-27-2020 06:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gatopescado (Post 22101802)
I frequently quote Bollo and say,[I] "I've got a bad feeling about this...."

I'm not familiar with the source of that line, but whenever I hear it, I respond as Tom Hanks' character did in Saving Private Ryan: "Yeah? When's the last time you felt good about anything?"

Author Balk 01-27-2020 06:28 AM

Someone mentioned "don't call me Shirley". I would add the entire movie.
Anytime anyone says "altogether"
There are lots of places that "Have you seen a grown man naked" fits.
If someone mentions having a bad day or bad week or whatever, I think that it's a bad day/week to stop sniffing glue.

The list goes on.

MrDibble 01-27-2020 07:02 AM

My wife and I can't resist chanting in unison "The Greater Good!" if anyone uses the phrase in our presence (which comes up surprisingly frequently.). We do not usually follow up with "Shut it!"

BobLibDem 01-27-2020 07:17 AM

Whenever my wife or I ask a rhetorical question where the answer is no (such as "Would I forget to turn the stove off?", the answer is invariably "You might, rabbit, you might".

Shoeless 01-27-2020 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Author Balk (Post 22102847)
Someone mentioned "don't call me Shirley". I would add the entire movie.
Anytime anyone says "altogether"
There are lots of places that "Have you seen a grown man naked" fits.
If someone mentions having a bad day or bad week or whatever, I think that it's a bad day/week to stop sniffing glue.

The list goes on.

That was my Facebook post the day after the 2016 election. "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."

Like Chefguy says, my life is a string of movie quotes. So much so that my wife often asks me "What's that from?" if it sounds like a TV or movie quote that she doesn't recognize.

OK, here's a fairly obscure one. Who remembers "Hee-Haw"? Our clock radio in the bedroom is tuned to the NPR station at the University of Kansas. When they do their station ID, they rattle off the call letters of a bunch of repeater stations that they have around the state. One is in a town called Chanute, which always prompts me to shout out "Sha-NUTE!"


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