Within our group of friends we have an odd quirk of quoting movie lines. Okay, truth be told, we have a lot of quirks, but this is the only one I feel comfortable putting on internet display.
These quotes? Well mind you, they’re never anything intellectual, but more of the Fletch, Three Amigos, or Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure variety. We’re deep like that.
The movie’s we pull script from may be cheesy, but we take our lines seriously. You aren’t allowed to screw them up.
Once, while urging some friends to hurry, I took a line from Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Ring and said, “Run you fools”, when Gandalf’s line is actually, “Fly you fools”. By the looks on their faces, you’d think I had French-kissed my brother.
That was six years ago and they still haven’t let me forget it. They have also taken some liberties and claim I said something like, “Get the lead out you goofballs” or “Trot along you loonies”. This is the grief I’ve endured for being ever so slightly off.
Another friend was chastised for butchering a line from the movie-quote-abundant Dumb and Dumber. What should’ve been, “Big Gulps, huh? Well, see you later” came out as, “Big Gulps, huh? Well, gotta go”. Oh, the shame. For the love of coffee! If you’re going be quoting, you have to be closer than that.
The following are movie lines I quote most often.
From Princess Bride:
When sending people on their way…”Have fun storming the castle!”
From Dirty Dancing:
When my ideas are shot down…“He wouldn’t know a new idea if it hit him in the Pachenga.” Frequently modified to, “He wouldn’t know a good idea if it hit him in the Pachenga.” I figure that’s an allowable modification, since nobody ever knows what I’m talking about.
When I’ve carried a watermelon…“I carried a watermelon.”
When I look around my basement or rummage through my purse…“Such junk…such junk.”
From Dumb and Dumber:
When things aren’t going well or I have a lot to do…”Our pets’ heads are falling off!”
When I’ll be right back…”Don’t you go dying on me!”
When taking medicine…“Pills are good. Pills are gooooood!”
When I’m beating someone at a game…“You are one pathetic loser. No offense.”
There, now I’ve shared mine. It’s time for you boys and girls to do the same. What is your favorite movie quote? Please share, so that pathetic loser thing doesn’t come back and bite me in the rear.