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Pretty much any time someone says "I see him/her/it/them/etc", I have to quote Alexander from Die Hard.
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An episode of The Big Bang Theory had Penny and Leonard sitting in the living room. Sheldon runs past them, saying clear the bathroom, he has to void his bladder. Leonard looks at Penny, who says nothing.

Leonard" Aren't you going to ask what that was all about?
Penny: What is this, my first day?

Whenever anyone at work tells me anything I already know (the items in that box have to be priced and put back in the back), Penny's response is my got-to answer.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:28 AM
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Whenever someone says something along the lines of "If you can do X, then you can do Y!", I always follow up with "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!".
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C’est la vie


When anybody says, “C’est la vie,” my wife and I instantly say, “La vie.”

We learned this from Chicago radio legend Steve Dahl.
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"It's a veg-uh-tah-bull"

Whenever I hear or even just see the word "arugula."
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"Here I am" is always followed in my mind with "Rock you like a hurricane."
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:48 AM
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When I'm eating at someone else's house I'll look at the cook and say "Mighty good cereal flakes Mrs. McDonnough."
Really there's a thousand from Raising Arizona.
Another frequent favorite is "Well there's what's right, and there's what's right, and never the twain shall meet."
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I saw a thread pop up about making coconut cream yogurt. Which reminded me that my wife likes the Chobani coconut yogurt and I like the key lime flavor. So when I'm at the grocery store loading up on yogurt, I often catch myself muttering to myself "You put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em both together..."
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:27 AM
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Whenever there was something we doubted would work at work, one of us computer people would quote Samuel L. Jackson from Jurassic Park:

"Hold on to your butts!"

Trivia time: Samuel L. Jackson also said that line in Kong: Skull Island.
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Old 02-06-2020, 01:10 PM
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I just ordered a Reuben. Pete Campbell - They put coleslaw right on the sandwich.
That reminds me of another one. If someone asks me how I am / how my day is going I'll say "Not great, Bob". Obviously it's only with people I know and with whom I'm prepared to share whatever latest annoyance has cropped up.
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Guy comes to the register with a big toy sword he's buying, holds it up and say "We can do this the easy way or (pointing it at me) the hard way. I say the first that pops into my head "I wish I had a real sword under the counter so I could show it to you." He thinks a second, laughs and says "That is not a sword. This is a sword."

I'm glad he got the Crocodile Dundee reference.

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Got a new one. Young Adult with Charlize Theron. I watched about half of it and got bored. But in the openng sequence, she is in a car and plays, on cassette I think, Teenage Fanclub's The Concept. And she plays a few bars and then rewinds to the beginning. And she does this a few times. I caused me to rediscover the song, and now, when I play it, I have to rewind it a couple of times
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:36 PM
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“Not great, Bob” when asked how my day is going. (Mad Men). When someone (usually myself) doesn’t do something quite right, it’s “nice hopping.” (Young Frankenstein)
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Got a new one. Young Adult with Charlize Theron. I watched about half of it and got bored. But in the openng sequence, she is in a car and plays, on cassette I think, Teenage Fanclub's The Concept. And she plays a few bars and then rewinds to the beginning. And she does this a few times. I caused me to rediscover the song, and now, when I play it, I have to rewind it a couple of times
Haven't seen it in a long time but I remember it as being one of the cringiest movies I've ever seen.

Mavis Gary: I'm going to a rock concert with an old flame and I think there is a chance we may reconnect.

Sales Lady: Let's show him what he's been missing.

Mavis Gary: No, he's seen me recently. He knows. But his wife hasn't seen me in a while, so.
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the animals are trapped
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I can't even begin to list a fraction of the quotes we use as a family. It varies sooooooo much and depends a lot on the last quotable thing we watched.

The current batch is culled mainly from "The IT crowd, various Mitchell and Webb shows and "Big Train". The favourites with the kids are mostly Moss's or Richmond's contributions from "the IT crowd", e.g. any phone number request immediately becomes 0118999881999119725.........3
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While watching a show that has someone walking in on someone and discovering they are doing something bad I quote the line from Fletch, "Oh oh, the missus". I change the "missus" to whatever fits for the situation.

From Arthur- When someone says they are going to do a mundane thing I say "I'll alert the media".
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:44 PM
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From Parenthood: Mary Steenburgen's daughter has a pot on her head and is bumping it into things. "She likes to butt things with her head," she says as an unasked-for explanation. Rick Moranis, her brother-in-law, dryly replies "How proud you must be!"
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A great one from The West Wing (Josh Lyman, I forget the exact circumstance but it may involve Moira Kelly's character from Season One): "Nobody likes her!"
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From Sherlock: "What's it like to be you? It must be so relaxing!"
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I have an extremely warped sense of humor (oh, you've noticed?) Whenever I start laughing and someone says "That's not funny" I quote James Earl Jones's Big Bang classic line "Then why am I laughing?"
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:12 PM
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Any time someone mentions a drive thru, I do Leo Getz: “they fuck you at the drive thru.”
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:04 AM
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I do physical things.

To, "Follow me, or walk this way". I do the foot drag shuffle. Believe that's from Eye-gore.

To, "Get the light, or turn that off". I do the clap, clap. From the commercial for the Clap on Clap light.
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I myself robotically repeat "the grea'er good" when someone else says it.

However... quoting isn't a substitute for good conversation, and if you rely on quotations for your humour or quote too much and get mystified glances in return, you may want to rethink your approach. It's a pet peeve of mine, since my partner quotes so often that I've had to ask him to stop so we can actually have a real conversation instead of just talking about why he quoted something and where it was from.
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Surely there must be a movie catch phrase that everybody uses.
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"Ruh-roh!"

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"I wish I had said that". "You will Oscar, you will"
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I have a bad feeling about this.
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I have a bad feeling about this.
Whenever (or at least fairly often) I hear someone mention feeling bad, I quote in my head Conrad Jarret from Ordinary People where he's discussing with his psychiatrist his state of mind: "I feel bad about this, I feel really bad about this, now, just let me feel bad about this!"

ETA: There, Mike Mabes, one finally came to me.

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Okay, Mabes, I'm rolling: They just announced that Andrew Yang was ending his run for the Democratic nomination. Whenever something totally expected is announced, I'll say in the voice of Lloyd Christmas, "I didn't even see it coming!!"

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At the end of the work day I like to say "Screw you guys; I'm going home!" like Eric Cartman. I recomend making sure your coworkers understand the reference first, though.
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My wife and I can not say "disappointed" without saying it like Kevin Kline in Fish Called Wanda.

We can not point out anything related to bananas without saying the line from Fierce Creatures, "Not a lot! Couple of bananas!"

We can not say "not for me" without quoting it like Riddick in Pitch Black. "Not for me!!!!"
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At the New Hampshire Democratic primary, Amy Klobuchar just said, "I'd like to thank our staff...". I said, like Neil Young when he is addressing the crowd at the end of the "Rust Never Sleeps" video, "I'd like to thank our staff...our research staff...".
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Someone says, "Well, the first thing you know..."

"Old Jed's a millionaire, the kin..." and this is where I trail off because no one ever gets it.
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At the New Hampshire Democratic primary, Amy Klobuchar just said, "I'd like to thank our staff...". I said, like Neil Young when he is addressing the crowd at the end of the "Rust Never Sleeps" video, "I'd like to thank our staff...our research staff...".
...Steve Clone and Steve Clone
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Whenever I hear someone ask for anyone's surname, it takes great effort for me not to blurt out "Sir Jethro."

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Any time I see a Warning sign I want to start moving my arms like the Lost in Space robot.

I wish I had a dollar for every time Ms. P has had to see me do that or say "you might, Rabbit; you might."
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I wish I had a dollar for every time Ms. P has had to see me do that or say "you might, Rabbit; you might."
I once almost said it to a county commissioner while presenting a case at the podium in a public hearing.
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For some reason I never saw Meatballs when it first came out, even though I love Bill Murray, and then I just forgot about it. Still haven’t seen the whole movie but know the scene with the big speech.

Now find myself constantly saying “It just doesn’t matter!”

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When someone asks something like "What do you want?", I always want to say (but usually keep to myself) " 'Bout tree fiddy".
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Whenever somebody complains that something is too hot, temperature or spicy, "It burns like hygiene" from Something Positive.
If somebody at work asks me to identify something I don't know.
"This is an ex-parrot"
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Sometimes when I am having a crap day, someone will ask "How are things going?" to which I'll reply, "It's Madness!"

"What is?"

"It all is ... absolute madness..."

I always hear Terry Jones' imitation of a pepper pot in my head saying the lines. I'm not sure why, though.

It's a corruption of an exchange written by Douglas Adams. Marvin The Paranoid Android says, "It's ghastly." and so forth.

When things unexpectedly go right, especially a decision made by someone who is generally thought to be incompetent, I'll say, "Well, even a stopped clock is right twice a day."

A co-worker of mine will use the phrase "like pushing chains" to describe a difficult day, especially trying to motivate people to follow proper procedures.

Another co-worker is often asked for smallish tasks. "Can you get X for me?" That sort of thing. When he's having a bad day, rather than say, "I'm very busy." or "I'll get to it tomorrow.", instead he says, "Piss up a rope!" He was once a member of the Marine Corp in the US. I have always attributed the phrase to his military service, but have never actually asked.
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...made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
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Occasionally I feel myself compelled to repeat:

"Reading a book?!"

(though not necessarily with the camped-up double-take)

Or

"Get me a bromide - and put some gin in it!"

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<Duffman voice>"Oh, yeah!"</Duffman voice>

Said in shower upon first contact with hot water. I said it yesterday for the first time, and I think it's going to be nearly inevitable in the future. And now it's in your head, too...

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The one I hold in reserve for only the most inappropriate occasions,

The salmon mousse!
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I watched the movie Clue last night, which reminded me of another of mine...
When someone says, "To make a long story short", I think (and sometimes say) "too late".
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