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The Great Cartoon Debate, Part III: Potent Quotables

Ok, so you know I'm doing this Great Cartoon Debate. It's going to drag on a long time, I'll tell you that. I've already done initial research on more categories than there are shades of grey. By now, you've probably realized that my own personal end result will give the greatest kudos to the WB cartoons, from Bugs right up to Wacko, Yakko and Dot. What I need from you now is quotes. Trust me, there's a reason for this. I'll get to it later. Favorite quotes from favorite episodes of your favorite cartoon characters, be they older than dirt, new kids on the block, WB, Disney or any of the channels/creators in between. Just spit 'em out and I'll round 'em up. (Feel free to source your material, i.e., episode, context, etc., though you don't have to.)
"Hi floor! Make me a sandwich!"


PINKY: "Narf!"

-I am Elmer J Fudd. Millionare. I own a mansion and a yacht.

-Why for you bury me in the cold cold gwound?

Zim: Obey the fist!

I use this quote from Slappy Squirrel on an almost daily basis: "Walter's only bitter on the outside; inside he's got creamy nougat."

"Okay, wise guys, you always wanted me to catch him. Now what do I do?"

The above was printed on a sign held by Wile E. Coyote who finally caught hold the Roadrunner's leg, albeit briefly. (Soup or Sonic 1980)

"Of course you realize, THIS means war!"

**Bugs Bunny

"Consequences, shmonsequences, as long as I'm rich."

**Daffy Duck

Wonder twin powers, activate!

Oh, may we exclude Simpsons quotes? I think Simpsons quotes could just drown out the rest.

Hellooooooo Nurse!

Bugs Bunny: What a maroon!

Partial list, off the top of my head,
I may not have some exactly right:

Pinky and the Brain, Brain:
- I feel the need... the need for expeditious velocity
- I think we should flee in terror. Yes, that would be the wisest course
- focus, Pinky, focus
- Tsunami or tidal wave, either would be technically correct

Pinky and the Brain, Pinky:
- Canard! Canard!

Invader Zim, Red (or Purple, I can't remember which)
- You quit being banished?

Invader Zim, Zim
- In the event of a full scale invasion from another planet just how prepared would Earth's defenses be? TELL ME!

Taz: What for you bury me in the cold, cold ground?

pete puma: "i'm gonna catch the little rabbit and eat him up!"

beaky buzzard: "nope, nope, nope..." here

sam sheepdog: "morning ralph"
ralph wolf: "morning sam"

Stimpy: I have a dream. I believe that someday everyone, everywhere, will know the wonders of my nipples.

"I'm helping!" Bizarro Dr. Quinn, Sealab 2021

"So I put two and two together and decided - you're pissin' me off." Carl, Aqua Teen Hunger Force

"Teeth are for gay people. That's why fairies come and get them." Master Shake, Carl, Aqua Teen Hunger Force

"DOOM de-doom doom doom...." Gir sings the doom song, Invader Zim.

Bugs to Hillbilly: "And who might YOU be?"

Hillbilly: "Ah MIGHT be Teddy Roos-e-velt. But ah ain't."


"Stimpy, you idiot."


"37 million dollars!"

Not sure if the number was actually "37" million, but it's line long stuck in my head nonehteless.

My favorites are Foghornisms. Nobody, I say nobody had the one-liners that the rooster did.

"That boy, I say that boy's about as sharp as a sack of wet mice."

"Pay attention, boy! I'm cuttin' but you're not bleedin'!"

"That dog, I say that dog is lower than a snake full of buckshot."

"Fortunately I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency."

Don Karnage (Air Pirate Captain from Disney's Talespin) "For years I have tried to visit your fair city, BUT YOU HAVE ALWAYS SHOOTED AT ME!"

"Respect mah Au-thor-i-tay!" -Cartman

"This isn't Pismo Beach! I must have made a wrong turn at Albuquerque."

"I'm a happy miser."

"The smell of danger is my middle name"


I don't really have an opinion in the debate, but this quote, one of my faves, comes from a quirky WB cartoon called "Cat's Don't Dance". Here's a link to more info about it: http://www.allmovieportal.com/m/1997_Cats_Don't_Dance61.html

Pinky and The Brain:
"And now it's time for my ingenius plan to TAKE OVER THE WORLD" - Brain
"Narf" - Pinky

Fav characters:
Ren & Stimpy: and Their Gas friend (this was by far their best episode)
Wacko, Yakko, Dot
Ed, Edd & Eddy

Ren: "You can't have my ice cream bar!"
(Space Madness episode)

Any Family Guy quote, for that matter.

Spear and Magic Helmet!
Magic Helmet?
Magic Helmet!
Yes, magic helmet and let me give you a sample!

Pinky and the Brain:
"Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?" (Brain)
"If I could reach you, I would hurt you" (Brain)
"This is a pain that is going to linger" (Brain)
"I think so, Brain, but this time you wear the tutu" (Pinky)

The Critic:
"Yes! They're even better RAW!" (Orson Welles)
"Havena-gayla, baybee" (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
"Wait a minute, eggs don't ripen!" (Jay Sherman)
"And nothing of value was damaged" (Jay Sherman)
"Wait a minute, penguins can't fly!" (Franklin Sherman)
"This is what he did last year at Nixon's funeral" (Eleanor Sherman)
"I promise you zombies more living flesh than any president since Roosevelt!" (Duke)
"Vive Le Quebec!" (Jay's academy award acceptance speech)

Mr. Burns deserves his own section here...
"Smithers, release the robotic Richard Simmons"
"What good is money if it can't inspire terror in your fellow man?"
"Bad corpse. Bad corpse. Stop scaring Smithers"
"Ooh, the Germans are mad at me. I'm so scared! Oooh, the Germans!"
"The watchdog of public safety, is there any lower form of life?"
"The greatest breakthrough in labour relations since the cat o' nine tails."
"Smithers, where are my hired goons?"
"Do as I say! I want the Rolling Stones killed!"
"You're the fattest thing I've ever seen, and I've been on safari."
"Meldown is just a buzzword. We call it unrequested fission surplus."
"Eternal happiness for one dollar? I'd rather keep the dollar."
"Mankind has always dreamed of destroying the sun"
"Odd. I've just robbed a man of his livelihood, and yet I feel strangely empty"
"Working with nuclear power has left me as impotent as a Nevada boxing commissioner"
"Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business"

Non-Burns quotes:
"We started out like Romeo and Juliet, but it ended up in tragedy." (Milhouse)
"Now make like my pants and split" (Comic Book Guy)
"Best/Worst... X... ever!" (Comic Book Guy, any time, any occassion)
"That's unpossible!" (Ralph)
"In America, your games shows reward knowledge. In Japan, we PUNISH IGNORANCE!"
"Don't mess with the dead, boy, they have eerie powers" (Homer)
"Don't eat me. I have a wife and kids. Eat them." (Homer)
"Ya cheese eating surrender monkey!" (Willy the groundskeeper)
"Operator! Give me the number for 911!" (Homer)
"No, no, you've dialed nine one... two" (Chief Wiggum)
"Alcohol: the source of, and answer to, life's problems" (Homer)
"You're just like my mommy after a box of wine" (Ralph)
"This is where I met the Leprechaun...he tells me to burn things." (Ralph)

Invader Zim:
"Am I the only one seeing the alien sitting in class?" (Dib)
"I love this show" (Gir)
"Everything is lasers with you" (Tallest Purple)
"Hello friends! I am a perfectly normal human worm baby" (Zim)
"I love you, cold, unfeeling robot arm!" (Zim)
"The Earth is saved! I did it, GIR! Now let's go destroy it." (Zim)
"This one has head pigeons. The other's just annoying. Fix it" (Ms Bitters)
"You can't keep your eyes closed forever! You have to breathe sometime!" (Zim)
"Awww... I wanted to explode." (Gir)
"Children, your parents will receive phone calls instructing them to love you less." (Ms Bitters)
"Fire some kinda laser... thingie at 'em; right now!" (Tallest Red)
"Oof! My squigglysplooch!" (Zim)

South Park

Stan: Man, I feel like a total chote.

Cartman: Well Stan, maybe that's because you ARE a total chote.


Cartman: Screw you guys, I'm goin home.


Cartman: Screw you (points), home (points).

"AHHHHHHH! Sideshow Bob!"

"Children, after all we've been through, please just call me 'Bob'."


"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!"

"Well, whaddaya expect in an opera? A happy ending?" (Might not be an exact quote...)

Michele, you're limiting yourself by saying WB cartoons are the shit. They're great, of that there is no doubt, but the pre-60's Tom & Jerry were also absolutely fabulous--not just in violence and humor, but in quality of animation (especially the earliest T&J from the 40's, when Tom's hair actually had some texture).

Random ones from meh head.

"Ha! Now I've got a disintergrating gun! And, brother, when it disintergrates, boy does it disintergrate!" - Daffy Duck as Duck Dodgers

"For a time I had considered sparing your wretched little planet Cybertron, but now you shall witness it's dismemberment." -Unicron

"Kill the Wabbit!" -Elmer Fudd in Ride of the Valkeryies

"You know what? I'm happy." -Droopy

"I am Adam, Prince of Eternia and defender of the secrets of Castle Greyskull. This is Cringer, my fearless friend. Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said 'By the Power of Greyskull!'... 'I Have the Power!'" - He-Man.

"...And knowing is half the battle!" - Some dumb kid who is about to do something fatal, when some GI Joe stops him just moments before hilarity ensues and teaches him/her some life altering lesson.

"Lifter, ON!" - Bruce Sato, MASK

"Are we there yet?" - Some annoying smurf during any smurf trek sequence.

There are just TOO MANY Simpsons quotes to list, so I'll skip it.

Also a bit OT. Does anyone know the name of the cartoon with a dog and cat and a bird where the dog would put the cat through a series of hilarious tortures everytime the cat annoyed the dog? "No, not The Thinker! For the love of God, not the Thinker, NOOOOooooO!!!"


Cornfed - I was once kidnapped by a cabal of kick-boxing Ninja who forced me nightly to play a deadly game of steel cage basketball where the losers where beheaded.
Duckman - Yea... well... I bet there wasn't a shot clock.

Ajax - Hey! Someone!... The escalator stopped! I'm Stuck!...Somebody?

Bernice - Who is it?
Ajax - Ajax.
Bernice - You don't have to knock here, You can just come in here.
Ajax - I knew there was one house I could do that at.

Duckman - She's a bigger ripoff than those talk to a nympho in prison hotlines that double charge you on your phone bill when they know you can't do a thing about it cause you can't tell anyone you called them in the first place.... So I heard.

Mr. Horse: "Hmm... I have to know about the President, eh? (long pause) I think the President did what he had to do."

Still more Simpsons (reminded me after reading the above Simpsons quotes):

Homer: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm bacon

Bart: Dad, you killed the Zombie Flanders!
Homer: Flanders was a zombie?

Burns: "There is a poison doughnut isn't there Smithers?" "
Smithers: "Well sir, I talked it over with our lawyers, and frankly they said it'd be murder."
Burns: "Damn their oily hides!"

Smithers "What should I do with the million dollars, sir?"
Burns: "Oh, just throw it on the pile"

Laywer: Well, what about that tatoo on your chest? Doesn't it say Die, Bart, Die?
Sideshow Bob: No, that's German for 'The Bart, The."
Parole Judge: No one who speaks German can be an evil man! Parole Granted!

"21!..Har har, har dee har har" Bugs

"...Trip it...trip it...trip, trip, trip it..." Daffy

"I likes mine....wwaawww[raw]!" Troll from The Hobbit

"Sneakin? SNEAKIN?....sneakin, hmph." Smeagol in Bakshi's LOTR

"So I said 'Yeah baby, yeah YEAH!" Mad Bomber from The Tick

"If an interesting monster can't have an interesting hairdo I don't know what this world is coming to." Bugs

"Maybe next time you keep your stinkiness to yourself." Ren

"Shall we?" "Yes, let's shall." The two gay WB squirrels.

"Hey laughin' boy, no more bullets...Hey laughin' boy, one bullet left." Bugs

"And that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

Invader Zim
Zim - "Why is the soap wrapped in bacon!?!?"
Gir - "Ah made it mahself!"

Zim - "Quiet Gir! Do you want to wake the whole planet up?"
Gir - "I do!"

Paul Harvey - "I think there's a thuuuuuumb-tack under my fanny!

Cosgrove - "Hey Freakazoid, wanna go see a bear ride a motorcycle?"
Freakazoid - "DO I!"

Lobe - "So tell me Steff, is every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man?"

Freakazoid - "Steff, you fibbed to Dext about washing your hair. If this were an afterschool special, ooh, you'd pay a bittersweet price for your little deceit, like getting big oily zits, or--or eating off the same plate as David Lee Roth!"

Dr. Mystico - "I'll build a private army of super-apes and take over Cleveland!"
Cosgrove - "Don't you mean the world?"
Dr. Mystico - "I meant the world, yes. What did I say? Cleveland? Oh, I always do that!"

Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Space Ghost - "Dames are like mustard; they taste great on a sandwich. But when you're not eating a sandwich, they just sit there in the fridge....on a shelf....in a jar....labelled Mustard."

Carl(floating brain) - Shut! Shut! If you had a neck and I had hands, I would squeeze your brain, which is your body, right out the top of your head, which does not exist!

Space Ghost - "I'll spin your head so fast it'l collect its own atmosphere...and develope life giving plants..."
Zorak - "And?"
Space Ghost - "And you'll be dead! Because you weren't alive back then!"

Zorak - "You dance like a woman!"
Space Ghost - "I dance like a woman...if she were a man."
Zorak: "Well....ya got me there."

The Tick: "I will name you Speak ... because THAT is what you DO!"


The Tick: "We need a battle cry!"
Arthur: "What about: 'Not in the face! Not in the face!'"
The Tick: "Lacks force, Chum."

Bugs: You may fire when ready Gridley! (bonus: obscure John Kerry reference).

"Shut up, you nasty, screaming thing you. You're giving me a headache."

Daffy Duck (Can't remember for the life of me what cartoon it was).

Imperial Keeper

Tick, from The Tick:

"And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit."

"I don't know the meaning of the word 'surrender'. I mean, I know it, I'm not dumb... just not in this context."

"You know, evil comes in many forms, be it a man-eating cow or Joseph Stalin."

(Does anime count? Well, maybe just a couple....)

Cowboy Bebop:

Spike Spiegel: Bang.

Jet Black: Betrayal may come easily to women, but men live by iron-clad codes of honor.
Faye Valentine: You really believe that?
Jet Black: I'm trying to, real hard.


Bender: Bite my shiny metal ass.

Fry: Wait a minute, I know what's going on here. You've all become idiots.
Bender: Hey, let's go join the Reform party.
Everyone: Yeah!

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law:
Peanut: Polly want a beating?

Family Guy:

Peter: Holy crip, he's a crapple.

Stewie: We're playing house.
Lois: The boy is all tied up.
Stewie: Roman Polanski's house.

Peter: You wanna talk about awkward moments? Once, during sex, I called Lois "Frank". Your move, Sherlock.

One that I use almost every day with my son:

"I will love him and hug him and pet him and squeeze him, and I will call him George".

(BTW, not sure of the actual quote, have been trying for over two years to get it, if anyone can help... differences in the quote could be that the A. Snowman says the phase multiple times)

homer: "he can kiss my hairy yellow butt"

the obvious pinky and the brain: "what're we going to do tonight?" "same thing we do every night, pinky...try to take over the world."

and pretty much everything ever said on space ghost c to c, i'll try to think of something more specific.

"You're dithpicable!" -- Daffy to Bugs.

"That makes me verrrry angry!" -- Marvin the Martian

"Oh we're the boys of chorus/
We hope you like the show/
We know you're rooting for us/
But now we have to go!" -- Bugs

For my only modern trick:
"You fool! That's decaf!" -- Space Ghost


"There's a line in Othelleo about a drinker,'Now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast.' That
pretty well covers it." - Barney Gumble

"Weak. Lame." -- Cartman
"They killed Kenny! You bastards!" -- Stan & Kyle
"Wanna get high?" -- Towlie

Bugs with face right up to the screen, pausing in running around: "Shriek. Shriek. Scream. Scream." in some very weird Bugs Bunny cartoon that I saw years ago.

"Th-th-th-th-that's all folks"

Stewie: "Yes, but no sprinkles. For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you."

Stewie (eating pancakes): "This is better than sex!"

In line at Bart's (fake) wedding:
Mayor Quimby to pretty girl on his arm:
"Just pretend you're my niece."
"But I am your niece!"
"Oh, I'm such a revolting person!"

(Not sure that is exact, but I loved it.)

Ren and Stimpy:
"The jolly, candylike button!"

"It is all clear to me now:
YOU are the keeper of the cheese,
and I am the lemon merchant...and he KNOWS!"
(Can there even BE context for that?)

Rocky: "We've got to THINK!"
Bullwinkle: "This is no time to take up a new hobby."

Brak: "Love don't mean crap, Dad, if I can't open my box of cereal!"

Zorak: "That all you got?"
Thunderclese: "NO!"

Mr. Anderson: "All I'm sayin', boys, is that you need to use some elbow grease."
Butt-Head: "Uuuuuuuuhhhhhhh, we used stomach grese instead."

Beavis: "I AM THE GREAT CORNHOLIO! I need TP for my bung hole."
INS Agent: "What the hell is a bung hole?"

Krillin: "One hundred gravities? No one can survive that!"
Goku: "Well I guess I must have tough skin."

Goofy: [The Goofy Yell, however it's spelled.]

Donald: "Gee whiz, I might as well be in a concentration camp."
(So much for Disney being all sugar coated!)

Power Puff Girls Narrator: "Looks like sister is doin' it for herself!"

Mojo Jojo: "Please change. Please change. Pleeeaaase change."

Mojo again: "There can only be one Mojo Jojo, and one Mojo Jojo will be the number of Mojo Jojos! TWO Mojo Jojos is one too many, and THREE Mojo Jojos is right out!"

The Samurai with No Name: "They call me Jack."

Bullwinkle: "Gee, I guess I don't know my own strength!"

Alice: "But I don't want to go among mad people!"
Cheshire Cat: "Oh, you can't help it. We're all mad here!"

The Queen of Hearts: "OOOFFFFFFFF with their heads!"

The Caterpillar: "Who are you?" and "R-r-r-r-r-r-r-recite!" and "Keep your temper."

That's all for now.

King of the Hill, Bobby on Ritalin, lying on floor.
"There's some milk about to go bad in the fridge...............and there it goes."

Ren & Stimpy: "You can wear ledersosen, and eat olive loaf until you PUKE!"

Clerks the animated series: "Well played clerks... Well played."

Cant remember the cartoon, but its a WB one with spike the bulldog: "And this time, I didn't forget the gravy"

Ohhh Rugrats: "All the best people are nakey"

My favorite cartoon quote is from Rocko's modern life. It has to do with a dog doing tricks that progressively get harder and more impressive:

"Sit... good dog!
Now fetch the ball... good dog!
Now roll over... good dog!
Now dance a flamenco... good dog!
Now bend the spoon with your thoughts... good dog!"

"Dragons is soooo stoopid!"

Yosemite Sam

The Tick: The world just isn't what I want it to be anymore.

Daffy Duck: describing little Wilbur, his new, rich stepson: Yeah, he's cute. Cute like a stomach pump.

Foghorn Leghorn: Boy's got a mind like a steel trap: full o' mice.

Ooooo ... you made me remember another :)

Foghorn: "I say ... I say that boy's just as sharp as a sack of wet mice!"


Well, a proud father loves his son's song and stories.
And his two Emmy nominations.

Ren & Stimpy: "Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy".

Mr. Horse: "Nope, nope, I don't think so".
Actually, a direct takeoff from my father(his grandfather).
"Nope, . . . nope, I don't think so, . . . not right now".
Instead of a God-damn straight out, "NO".

And, the Casper Ghost takeoff was originally called "Stimpy's First Fart". The title didn't make the cut. {:^)

Gravity is a harsh mistress
No thanks! We've got all the government we need.

no no no changed my mind wanna get down

Die Fledermaus:
(to the ottoman empress) You're evil aren't you?
El Seed:
Soldiers of corn…lend me your ears!

"No. There is no escape." -Samurai Jack.

Daria: Esteemsters

Daria Morgendorffer: Don't worry. I don't have low self-esteem. It's a mistake.

Jake Morgendorffer: I'll say.

Daria Morgendorffer: I have low esteem for everyone else.

These are from Rocko...

"Hey Heff, ask me what time it is."
"You turn the page, wash your hands. Turn the page, wash your hands. Turn the page, wash your hands..."
"Garbage day is a very dangerous day"
"I say we eat the beaver!"<--Grandpa Wolfe in reference to Rocko
"I'm nauseous! I'm nauseous! I'm nauseous!"

Family Guy -

"Just calling to check up on that pretty little boy that delivers my paper. You haven't brought my paper and I was starting to worry...(short pause) you pippy little s.o.b."
"You think all is good, you think all is well, well kiss my green ass cuz I'll see you in hell" <--the 'Grinch' in the episode where Peter's factory has a softball game and Joe moves in next door

Ooo, ooo! I forgot my favorite Tick quote: "IT'S A YULE TIDE!!!!!"

"Touche, pussycat!"
"Rabbit season!"

"What are your powers? Can you destroy the Earth?"
"I hope not. That's where I keep all my stuff!"

Incidentally, I heard once from a reliable source about an Animaniacs joke that they slipped past the censors:
The Animaniacs are acting like detectives, searching for clues, specifically prints. Dot finds "Prince", the singer, and holds him up and says "Found him". Wakko and Yakko say, "No, fingerprints!" Dot says, "I don't think so." and throws Prince out a window.

"No sir, I don't like it."

"Excuse me, pardon me, excuse me, pardon me, pardon me, excuse me..."

"Shut up shuttin' up."

From the same "Shet ep shettin' ep" -- erm -- ep:

<IrishCop Ye might, rabbit, ye might."

Another: "I think -- it's time -- for a little stragety."

The Brain: "Pinky, are you thinking what I'm thinking?"

Pinky: "I think so, Brain, but if Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares...why does he do it?"

Barbapapa, Barbamama, Barbazoo, Barbalala, Barbalib, Barbabeau, Barbabelle, Barbabright and Barbabravo.

A mantra I remember from the late 1970's. Am I the only one to obsess over this cartoon?

"This is more fun than a barrel of half-witted monkeys"

"There's nary a beastie in the world that can outrun a greased Scotsman."

"I have misplaced my pants."

Foghorn Leghorn:"There's somethin' kinda NYEEEEH about a kid who don't know how to play baseball!"

Another Foghorn: "Whatcha, I say, whatcha got there, boy? Looks like sody-pop! Watch me make it fizz!"

Rocky: "Thank you, Mister Know-It-All!"

Rocky: "They want our autographs!"
Bullwinkle: "Let's see...John...Doe!"
Rocky: "But your name is Bullwinkle!"
Bullwinkle: "Yeah, but that's hard to spell!"

Christopher Columbus:"She's-a rounda! Like-a the orange!"
King Ferdinand:"She ees flat! Like thee pancake!"

Daffy Duck: "There are legalities involved here...I'll sue...SO HELP ME, I'LL SUE!!!"

Droopy Cartoon:
cow:"Moo moo, Baa Baa, Moo moo, baa baa."
herder: "whut ?"
Cow: "Sheep you durn fool !"

Droopy: "You know what ? That makes me very angry."

Bullwinkle:"Hey Rock, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat..."
Rocky: "Again..."
Rocky:"Guess I dont know my own strength."

Villain: "Yeah, I know: he'll be right there behind me." (turns)

BUGS: (Singing.) Promenade across the floor,
Sashay right on outa the door.
Out the door and in to the glade,
And everybody promenade.

BUGS: Step right up, you're doin' fine,
I'll pull your beard, you pull mine.
Yank it again, like you did before,
Break it up with a tug o' war.

BUGS: Now into the brook and fish for the trout,
Dive right in and splash about.
Trout, trout, pretty little trout,
One more splash and come right out.

BUGS: Shake like a hound dog, shake again,
Wallow 'round in the ol' pig pen.
Wallow some more, you all know how,
Roll around like an old fat sow.

BUGS: Allemande left with your left hand,
Follow through with a right-left grand.
Now lead your partner, the dirty
ol' thing,
Follow through with an elbow swing.

BUGS: Grab a fence post, hold it tight,
Womp your partner with all your might.
Hit him in the shin, hit him in the head,
Hit him again, the critter ain't dead.
Wop him low and wop him high,
Stick your finger in his eye.
Pretty little rhythm, pretty little sound,
Bang your heads against the ground.

BUGS: Promenade all around the room,
Promenade like a bride and groom.
Open up the door and step right in,
Close the door and into a spin.
Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl,
Jump all around like a flyin' squirrel.
Now don't you cuss and don't you swear,
Just come right out and form a square.

BUGS: Now right hand over and left hand under,
Both join hands and run like thunder.
Over the hill and over the dale,
Duck your head and lift your tail.

BUGS: Don't you stray and don't you roam,
Turn it around and promenade home.
Corn in the crib pen, wheat in the sack,
Turn your partner, promenade back.

BUGS: And now you're home.
Bow to your partner
Bow to the gent across the hall.
And 'dat is all. (folks)

Just thought of this one, and I realized it personifies Michelle's blog perfectly.

"I don't need no instruction manual to know how to ROCK!" - Carl, Aqua Teen Hunger Force

"Oh no! its Peg Pelvis Pete. Come to kill us!"

"I have to throw up now Poopy."

"Oh no we're running low on pig!"

"Cracky Jacky! I haven't had these since I was an egg!"

[Ren and Stimpy.]

[Guy]Yeah, she don'ts gots enough meat on her for me

[Fry] You're wrong! She's loaded with meat, she's got more meat than a cow.

[Zoidberg] For one beautiful night I knew what it was to be a grandmother. Honoured yet subjugated!


Well, as someone else who has three Emmys sitting on a shelf in the living room, I have no objectivity (they aren't mine, of course, though).

Pinky and the Brain:
basically any line from Pinky that followed the Brain asking "are you pondering what I'm pondering?" (Personal fave: "I think so, Brain, but where are we going to find plastic underpants this time of night?)

He's Wakko, and he's Yacko, and I'm . . .cute.

Freakazoid (upon being attacked by a pretty woman in his class) "That was childish, and superficial, and based solely on teenage hormones. Works for me!"

I can't believe my favorite's not here yet:

Daffy: You're dethhhhpicable.

Boyo and I play this one sometimes:

Bugs: Duck season.
Daffy: Rabbit season.
Bugs: Duck season.
Bugs: Rabbit season.
Daffy: Let's...try that again.

Fry [sitting with a priest of the First Amalgamated Church]: "So that's my story, Father Changstein el-Gamahl. Is there anything religion can do to help me find my friend?"

Changstein el-Gamahl: "Well, we could join together in prayer."

Fry: "Uh-huh, but is there anything useful we can do?"

Changstein el-Gamahl: "No."

Not so much famous quotations as quotations I have used, or that have become part of in-jokes among family or friends:

"Pronoun trouble." (from the Duck Season/Rabbit Season Bugs and Daffy cartoon)

"Stop talking, boy, before you hurt yourself" - Foghorn Leghorn

"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a Hamburger today" - Wimpy from many Popeye cartoons

"Mmmmmmm.....sacrilicious!" - Homer eating the God-waffle

"Ex-cellent." - Mr. Burns

"What a maroon!" - Bugs Bunny, of course.

"Goodnight, Folks!" (Often said by Wakko when a "questionable" joke was made on the show)

Others that I like, but would be hard-pressed to use in conversation:

the one where Bobby Hill is on ritalin and can sense the milk going bad in the fridge (someone else posted the exact quote).

"You might, rabbit, you might" - from one of the Bugs Bunny cartoons where Bugs is asking his adversary if he thinks he's heartless enough to (I think) throw a match in a ship's hold full of dynamite.

"Whyfore you bury me in the cold, cold groun'?"

"Respect mah authoritah!"

"I think so, Brain, but how do we get the duck to wear a tutu?"

"Uh, I didn't say your name, I said I wanted some Apple Jacks!"
"Yeah! He didn't say 'Candlejack' -aw NUTS!" -"Candlejack" episode of Freakazoid!

"I'm gonna need more rope." -Candlejack.

"Jim, Evil the Cat's at the door in a cunning disguise." -Peter Puppy, from Earthworm Jim series.

"Not, The BOOK!" (guiter riff)

"When will the hurting stop?!" -Bill, from Terrible Thunderlizards.

"It never hurts to help!" -Eek the Cat.

"Biff, go deal with those stupid Thunderlizards -- I want them taken alive so I can inflict unspeakable suffering upon them!" -Thuggo, leader of the Thuggasaurs
"Ewww, another slideshow of your day at the Driftwood Festival?" -Biff
Thuggo chuckles evilly while holding a slide projector

"Yes, Squat. Being sealed in the torpedo tube of a sub that's about to blow up, sink, implode from the pressure and crush our fat little heads in the process WOULD FIT NICELY IN THE 'BAD THINGS' CATEGORY!!!!" -Kutter

"Oh, brother! I'm a buzzboy!" -- Daffy Duck, "Duck Amok"

zap brannigan: "You win again, Gravity!"

I feel the need to post this, b/c it was not quite right above:

"Psst... Hey Guido. It's all so clear to me now. I'm the keeper of the cheese, and you're the lemon merchant, get it? And he knows it! That's why he's gonna kill us! We gotta get outta here! Yea! Before he lets loose the marmosets on us! Don't worry, little missy, I'll save you!"

-Ren Hoek

Ren: "You're the lemon merchant. And I'm the keeper of the cheese."

Frylock: "Rooty-Tooty Fresh and Fruity. Like heaven above me, the spy who loved me!"

Daffy: "Oh, you mad, impetuous boy, you."

Lokar: "My hatred for you... is delicious."

Damn me for taking too long.

Bugs tring to sell the forest to the sherrif.
Bugs:"I got a couple comin' in from Kansas City to look at the place ...."
Sherrif of Nottinham:"Oooooh! I'll take it!!!'

Later, the sherrif is building his house in the middle of the king's forest
Sherrif: Ooooh, I hate myself. I do! I do! I do.


Bugs and Daffy having a competition on stage. Bugs beats daffy at every turn. Daffy decides to perform a last desparate act.

Daffy:''I will now present an act that no other performer has ever dared to execute. In fairness, I must ask those with weak constitutions to leave the theater for this performance. Lights? Zhank you. Some appropriate music, Maestro? Zhank you. First, I drink a generous portion of gasoline. Next, some nitro-glycerine. A goodly amount of gunpowder. Some Uranium 238. Shake well. Strike an ordinary match (Girls, you'd better hold onto your boyfriends). Swallow the match, and so.'' (BOOM)
Bugs: That's terrrrrific, Daffy! They love it! They want more!
Daffy: I know, I know! But I can only do it once.

Daffy Duck standing there holding his feathers saying, "Luckily, I keep my feathers numbered for just such an occasion."

Pretty much anytime Bugs says, "Here, hold this."

I can't, and don't want to, quote it, but Pinky and the Brain had an episode where they were in Winnie the Pooh. They had Algore instead of Eyeore. He droned on and on so they used his hot air to try to float out of the meadow. That was too funny.

From Pinky and the Brain:

"One day, Pinky, a MOUSE shall rule, and it is the humans who will be forced to endure these humiliating diversions!"

"You mean like Orlando, Brain?"

Of course, I also have a weakness for "I will pose as Jimmy Hoffa, back from vacation..."

"If we can hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!" - Zap Brannigan, Futurama

The Bugs Bunny "Square Dance" routine from "Hillbilly Hare" (Papertiger quoted it up the thread)

(you can listen to it at this site for a laugh - http://www.drewhastings.com/squaredance.html)

Yosemite Sam, on foreign policy:
Yeah? Well, I talk LOUDLY and I carry a bigger stick. And I use it, too!

Yosemite Sam as an arab on a camel when he can't get the camel to stop:

whoa, camel...whoa, camel...dagnabbit, when I say whoa...I...mean...WHOA (hitting the camel over the head with the butt of his rifle)...(as the usual bump rises from the head of the camel) Yosemite says: ya ijit camel!

Invader Zim: Planet Jacker's episode. Upon the malfunction of his Telescope

Zim: GIR! GIR! Get in here!

Gir: Yeeeeeeessssss?

Zim: What did you do to the telescope Gir?

Gir: Nuthing...

Zim: You mean something is broken around here and it isn't your fualt?

Gir: I know, I'm scared too...

Da Mangla?!


Ev'rybody into the pule!

Moo moo moo-moo-moo

Kazoo: Of course, Dum-dum.