Sometimes after hearing a bit of memorable spoken dialogue, I’ll have it in my head all day. Always the most ridiculous things, however, and generally inexplicable.
Last night I caught a bit of Tim Burton’s second Batman movie, with Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken. Two things stuck with me from the scene where the DeVito’s Penguin is on a rooftop, coming on to Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. He offers champagne and says in a low, grinding voice: “Touch of the bubbly?” A moment later she retorts: “I wouldn’t touch you to scratch you.”
All day those two bits of dialogue have been randomly popping up in my mind. Open a spreadsheet and the Penguin growls, “Touch of the bubbly?” I might as well make it my ringtone or something.