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I've got a bad feeling about this

All fun and nonsense all the time, that's me. At least on Fridays when I'm too tired to do anything else. In a way, I'm glad I'm done watching baseball for the year. Too many nights up way past my bedtime. Over at FAD, I spied this BBC piece which presents the top ten movie catchphrases of all time. Well, no great surprise that I'm debating nearly all of them. It's just too bad that I'm probably the only person who gets it when I say Fast forward eats the tape! So, being that the lyrics quiz is going over like Teresa Heinz Kerry at a Future Homemakers of America meeting, we'll try this instead. Just use the comments to enter your favorite movie catchphrases. But don't tell us the movie it's in. We'll guess. See, then it's like a quiz, except I don't have to do any work. And isn't that what Fridays are all about? Update: Charles Austin made his own (very good) list today.


"Clearly what we've done here is not a good thing."

Two from the same movie (but different characters)

"Impetuous! Homeric!"

"He'll regret it till his dying day, if ever he lives that long."

"So I've got that going for me, which is nice."

"Oh I can hold my breath for a long, long time!"

"You don't take somebody's knife when they need it!"

"Juuuuuuuust a bit outside!"

Funny how? Are you saying I'm a clown? I'm here for your Amusement?

"So I've got that going for me, which is nice."


"A player. Or nothing."

"A - Always. B-Be. C-Closing."

"So I've got that going for me..." is from Caddyshack, one of the two or three most quotable movies of all time.

"Fly, yes. Land, no."

"And, And f&^*ing And?"

"No matter where you go, there you are."

Bucaroo Banzai

and who can forget,

"My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die."

The Princess Bride

"It's not my goddamned planet! Understand, monkey-boy?"

"I made him an offer he couldn't refuse."

Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear. And when I do, it's usually something unusual

"Fast forward eats the tape!"

Bruce Willis in The Last Boy Scout

My greatest guilty pleasure.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

"Something's rotten in the state of Denmark. And Hamlet is taking out the trash!!!"

"We're all in it together, kid."

"We need bigger fucking guns!"

My favorites:

I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bink had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

What kind of idiot sets his combination to 1234?

It's sort of like ping-pong, only with slightly smaller balls.

"Popcorn!" crunch

Since people are swiping my fav Bill Murray quotes here's a few

"Never get out of the boat...goddamn fucking right."

"He hates these cans!"

"If you can change, and I can change, everybody can change"

"I wanted to be the first kid on my block to get a confirmed kill."

"My advice to you is to drink heavily"

"What kind of idiot sets his combination to 1234?"

Hehehe "remind me to change the combination on my luggage"

My suggestions:
1. "Piss off, you nonce."
2. "Hey, where the white women at?"
3. "Don't tell anyone you don't own "Blonde on Blonde". It's gonna be okay."

My guesses on the ones I know:
MKH: Major League
Eric: Goodfellas
Enrak: Glengarry Glen Ross (the second one)
Laurence: Godfather (too easy)
Chris: Princess Bride

"Aren't you dead?"

as long as we are on Bill Murray,

"Yes, it's true, your Honor, them man has no dick"

and my favorite,

"If someone asks if you are a god, you say yes!"

Who are those guys?

well since I just finished watching it.

Chef's do that.

I know what you're thinking... Did I fire six shots or only five? To tell you the truth, I forgot it myself in all this excitement.

This here's a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and it can blow your head clean off. Now, you must ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?

Well, do you, punk?

"Game over man! Game OVER!"

========================= "It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. Its is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed - The lips aquire stains - The stains become a warning - It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. =========================

"Houston, we have a problem."


"You Klingon bastard! You killed my Son!"

========================= It's a 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a packet of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it. =========================

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour? Hell No!"
"Use the force Luke."
"My Schwartz is bigger then your Schwartz."

They took the bar! The whole fucking bar!

Bluto from Animal House.

jimf - Ghostbusters
Val Prieto - Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Dragon Lady - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Ryan - Spaceballs
joe - Blazing Saddles (2)
- High Fidelity (3)

"You don't need to see his identification. These aren't the droids you're looking for."

"My name in print! Things are going to start happening to me now!"

"You mind if we dance with yo' dates?"

"Just like a Wop! Brings a knife to a gun fight."

"Bye, kids! Have fun storming the castle."

Speaking of that last, I can't believe this one hasn't been mentioned yet:

"Let me explain... no, there is too much. Let me sum up."

"We have got to see Ben."


"Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!"

"Bueller? Bueller?"

"Gentlemen! You can't fight in here; this is the War Room!"

"Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialesm, at least it was an ethos." (Had to misspell that word thanks to a spam filter, apparently)

"A psychopath kills for no reason. I kill for money; it's a job...wait, that didn't come out right."

"Me, I don't say much. I just cut the hair."

"You traveled three thousand miles just to get laid? I really respect that, man."

"stick around"

Yeah yeah, banned whatever.

"We're all in it together, kid."


"We need bigger fucking guns!"

-Split Second
Great fucking movie

And one of my all-time favorites from a movie I have memorized (there, see, we still have things in common):

"I wanna meet the bitch that fucked you up."

I, like the lion, must remain in my place. While you like the wind will never know yours.

Welcome to the party, pal.

Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others. (No, not John Kerry)

Hell of a thing, killin' a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.

Remember men, we're fighting for this woman's honour; which is probably more than she ever did.

"What do you say, Melvin? Pig for the part?"
"Hmmm, if you can part with the pig."

"Have fun storming the castle"
"Mongo not know, Mongo only pawn in game of life"
"Round up the usual suspects"
"Good, bad, I'm the one with the gun"
"shop smart, shop S-Mart!"
"it's the Car chicks dig the car"

"Do you know who you are?" "Not for ten years now."

"This is a real baby... I don't want any trouble."

"I have no response to that."

"Who's scruffy-looking?"

"Now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb."

"Ah! Arrogance and stupidity all in one place! How convenient of you."

A slight cheat, as it's from a TV movie spinoff of a regular TV series, but wonderfully useful when discussing moonbats.

Oops, forgot one:

"Dying when you're not really sick is really sick. Really."

"I'm laughing at the superior intellect."

"I'll be takin' these Huggies...and whatever cash you got in the register."

And does anyone know:

"Colin Beverly! You're my hero! Nobody fucks with you! You fuck with everbody...I love it!"

Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!

Y'all should also check out this.

I'm gonna need more answers as well.

So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people -- greedy, barbarous and cruel!

"Just a fly in the ointment, Hans. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the ass."

He chose.... poorly.

buzzards gotta eat same as the worms

Looks like you been missing a lot of work lately.
I wouldn't say I've been missing it Bob.

And the shortest great movie line of all time:


**CRASH*** "Yeah, just put those anywhere!"

It's the Stay Puft Mashmallow Man.

That's no planet. It's a space station.

Do you mind if we dance with your dates?

This was no boat accident.

If Jesus Christ came back today and saw all the things people did in his name, he'd never stop throwing up.

I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind.

Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga.

that's no moon

your women, how much for your women?
Illinois Nazis! I hate Illinois nazis!
snakes! Why did it have to be snakes

ah, right.


Man...someone already took my fav from Buckaroo Bonzai.


"Screws fall out,it's an imperfect world."

"Could you describe the ruckus?"

"That's no moon...that's a space station." (From Twister rather than SW.)

And I'm sorry, just because everyone's used them at least once in their life...

"Hasta la vista...baby."

"I'll be back."

And some classics just for fun...

"I ain't gonna hit ya, I ain't gonna...awwww the hell I ain't!"

"Hey Fadda, whadda ya hear-whadda ya say?"

"Top of the world Ma!"

"You know how to whistle dotcha?"

"What we have here is failure to communicate."

"But they're gonna see the big board!!!"

Umm.. Some of you people have got some pretty obscure "famous" catch phrases (Not that I don't know or apreciate most of them)... but y'all missed some great ones:

"What we've got here is failure to communicate."

"My advice to you is to start drinking heavily"

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning"

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life."

"Badges, we don't need no stinking badges"

"Did you get the memo about the TPS reports(sic)"

"First you dream, then you die"

"I hate being right all the time"

"The Russians don't take a dump without a plan"

"You came in that? You're braver than I thought."

"Going to the bathroom. You wanna come with? Doctor said I shouldn't lift anything heavy."

"Sit tight and keep the home fires burning. If we're not back by dawn...call the President."

"Neem Sow Myeem - Hell of Boiling Oil"
"You're kidding."
"Yeah, it says keep out."

Another I can't believe hasn't come up occured to me on the way home:

"These go to 11."

Charlie don't surf!

truth is, we'v been hangin out on the coast of (somewhere) with spider monkeys tripping on acid, changed my hole perspective on shit. So you can Dara-lict my ass, capiton.

And don't call me Shirley.

Baby clothes.
this Mall has got everything.

The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing more hopeless and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge... and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff soon enough.

This is my adopted daughter Margo.

Aim for the Flat-top!

What's wrong with being sexy?

I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem may have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.

"It's a pity she won't live. But then again, who does?"

"Wake up. It's time to die."

"I don't mind if you don't like my manners, I don't like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings."

"I like you. I'll kill you last."

"We're on a mission from God."

"Cheer up! We get to live!"

(OK, that's cheating, because it was a TV show, and it was just on a couple weeks ago, but I thought it was damned funny.)

Darleen (2nd comment): The Quiet Man

"Can I fluff your pillows?"

I play hockey and I fornicate, 'cause those are the two most fun things to do in cold weather.

[on sheets of poster board]
1: With any luck by next year
2: I'll be going out with one of these girls.
3: [pictures of beautiful supermodels]
4: But for now, let me say
5: Without hope or agenda
6: Just because it's Christmas
7: (And at Christmas you tell the truth)
8: To me, you are perfect
9: And my wasted heart will love you
A: Until you look like this
B: [picture of mummy]
C: Merry Christmas


You're last quote was too frickin' long to be a "catch phrase". How 'bout instead: "This one goes to eleven"

Sorry... I should have used...

It's not your job to be as confused as Nigel, is it?

"That was intense."

"The life of a repo man is always intense."

Hail to the King, baby!
Here's looking at you, kid.
I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. sflplplplplp.
Attica! Attica!
I coulda been a somebody, I coulda been a contender...
I'm outta order! You're outta order! The whole freakin' system's outta order!
You can't handle the truth!
It's Chinatown.
I'm Spartacus.
Donny you are out of your element!
Get your paws off me you damn dirty apes!

"You had me at 'Dicks fuck assholes.'"

Let's see...

"The popcorn you're eating has been pissed in, film at 11"

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!"

"No ma'am, we're musicians"

"Yippee Ki-yay, mother (well, you know the rest)"

"Wanna make 13 bucks...the hard way?"

"Don't ever touch the red button"

"Difference is, I make this look gooood"

"Anybody else in here wanna negotiate?"

"And that's all I got to say about that"

"I want my two dollars!"

"Oh, you did not just shoot that green shit at me!"

"And what the hell is that smell!?"


...that's about enough for today.

Back off man, I'm a scientist.

You bested my Spaniard...

You're still here? It's over. Go home. [shoo-ing motion with hands]

How can you be so obtuse?

Tomcat, your #6 is from The Royal Tenenbaums. Terrific movie.

Here are my (regrettably late) entries:

"Fetch me my warrior muumuu!"

"You're married to the sea.
Yes, that's true. But I've been out to sea for a long time."

"No, Mr. Bond; I expect you to die."

"I don't think I'll ever be over Macho Grande"

"Gordon's Alive?!?"

"Broke into the wrong damn rec room, didn't you you bastard!"

"Follow the money"

"Something I never could stomach about Santa Carla, all the damn vampires!"

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist."

"I say nuke the site from orbit; it's the only way to be sure."

"I don't wanna be no Repo Man!"

"Rudy Russo!Trust Me"

"Who stepped on a duck?"

Thanks for the linky love Michele.

Here's some more for your readers:

"It's only a flesh wound."
"Bring me a bucket."
"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."
"Avenge me!"
"Snakes. Why does it always have to be snakes?"
"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."
"It's good to be the king."
"I'd buy that for a dollar!"
"As you wish."
"Say hello to my little friend."
"Hey! I'm walkin' here!"
"Damn, we're in a tight spot."

I can't believe I had to get SOOOOO near the bottom to see "KHAAAAAN!"
My two cents worth:
"Resistance is futile"
"Say hello to my little friend"
"Shaken, not stired"
"Dat's the fact, Jack!"

Nice grouping.

At least he didn't spike himself.

(In unison) We've heard of it.

Work, work, work. Hello, boys, did you get a good night's sleep? I missed you.

Who are you? No one of consequence. I must know. Get used to disappointment. Ay.

How do you know he's a king? He hasn't got shit all over him.

Go on, you'll be doing me a favor.

I had a car waiting.

(Thanks to Charles for reminding me of Robocop)

"What knockers!"

"Could be worse. Could be raining."

"Taffeta, darling, taffeta!"

This one has to be equal with Blazing Saddles for great lines.


they've gone to plaid

pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

out here due process is a bullet

life is like a box of chocolates...

strange things are afoot at the circle K

have you ever been in a Turkish prison...

are you the gatekeeper?

look ma, i'mmm on top of the world!!!

That is the sound of inevitability.


You come in peace. You go in pieces.

Here we are, coming fast upon Halloween, and I see only a few (if any) creepy quotes from scary movies. To ameliorate this lacuna, here is a creepy tagline from a good, scary movie:

"A boy's best friend is his mother."

"Infested with VER-min"

"Swing Heil"

"Um, yeah, I'm going to have to ask you to go ahead and come in on Saturday."

"I kick a$$ for the Lord!"

"Whoever wrote this episode is an idiot!"

"Let's steal some sushi and not pay"

Her insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase.

I am Superfly TNT. I'm the Guns of the Navarone. I'm a mushroom cloud layin' motherfucker, motherfucker.

37 dicks?

I don't want to kill everybody, just my enemies.

"Well listen, hick... I'll be back pulling strings, gettin' guys elected governor and mayor, before YOU even get a ten buck raise!"

"I will have your mother and sister killed. . . "
"Perhaps, but not in your lifetime."


"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum."


She turned you into a Newt?... It got better.

It is a Silly Place.

I fart in your general Direction! Your Mother was a Hamster, and you Father smelt of Elderberries!

You call that a Knife? This is a Knife...

Open the Pod Bay Doors, Hal.

"You just start your countdown, and old Bucky'll be back here before you can say... Blast Off!"

"Hello Cleveland!"

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!"

"I think I fucked a squirrel to death, and don't remember."

"There's a new invention out. It's called a razor."
"Too dangerous. I might think of you and slit my throat."

Good god. Last Boy Scout is one my favorite guilty pleasure movies.

All these quotes, but not:

"Go ahead, make my day."

I'm stunned.

(Character smiles) "Trust me."
"Why don't you come up sometime 'n see me?"
"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."
"All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my closeup"
"The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit..."
"If you build it, he will come."

…and I dare ya' to get this one…
"If you wanna call me that, smile."

Some answers in some sort of order…

"Fly yes. Land, no." (Darleen)
Indiania Jones and the Last Crusade (although I think it was said in a couple of other movies as well).

"You don't need to see his identification. These aren't the droids you're looking for." (Dodd)
Star Wars

"Who's scruffy-looking?" (Kerian Halcyon)
The Empire Strikes Back

Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges! (Foobarista)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre or Blazing Saddles
(Actual quote from TSM: "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!")

He chose.... poorly. (BobM)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

It's the Stay Puft Mashmallow Man. (Roxanne)

Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes. (Billhedrick) (Charles Austin)
Raiders of the Lost Ark

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning" (JFH)
Apocalypse Now

"You came in that? You're braver than I thought." (Larry)
Star Wars

"We're on a mission from God." (Angie Schultz)
Blues Brothers

Here's looking at you, kid. (Angie Schultz)

I coulda been a somebody, I coulda been a contender... (Angie Schultz)
On the Waterfront

The Shining

Rosebud (Dorkafork)
Citizen Kane

"What knockers!" (Nighthawk)
Young Frankenstein

pay no attention to the man behind the curtain (Morigu)
Wizard of Oz

life is like a box of chocolates... (Morigu)
Forest Gump

are you the gatekeeper? (Morigu)

Open the Pod Bay Doors, Hal. (Alan E. Brain)
2001 A Space Oddessy

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" (Billy Beck)

Conclusion--AHM leaves the TV on TCM waaaayyy too much.

You were just supposed to scare them.

People scare better when they're dying.

"Hello Cleveland!" - Spinal Tap
Open the Pod Bay Doors, Hal. - 2001: A Space Odyssey
You call that a Knife? This is a Knife... - Crocodile Dundee
Her insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase. - Raising Arizona
are you the gatekeeper? - Ghostbusters
strange things are afoot at the circle K - Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
life is like a box of chocolates... - Forrest Gump
"Ovaltine?" - A Christmas Story
"What knockers!", "Could be worse. Could be raining.", "Taffeta, darling, taffeta!" - Young Frankenstein
"Hey! I'm walkin' here!" - Forrest Gump
"Snakes. Why does it always have to be snakes?" - Raiders of the Lost Ark
You're still here? It's over. Go home. [shoo-ing motion with hands] - Ferris Bueller
Back off man, I'm a scientist. - Ghostbusters
"Oh, you did not just shoot that green shit at me!", "And what the hell is that smell!?" - Independence Day
"Anybody else in here wanna negotiate?" - The Fifth Element
The one [on sheets of poster board] - Love Actually
"You came in that? You're braver than I thought." - A New Hope
"Screws fall out,it's an imperfect world.", "Could you describe the ruckus?" - the Breakfast Club
"This was no boat accident." - Jaws
"Who's scruffy-looking?" - Empire Strikes Back
"Have fun storming the castle" - Princess Bride

"I'm gonna look him straight in the eye, and I'm gonna tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, four-flushing, dickless, hopeless, dirt eating, inbred, bug-eyed, bow legged sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! HOLY SHIT! Where's the Tylenol?!"

Britt - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

What? no "Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure."

What about "You were not brought upon this world to get it, Mr. Burton."

Heh, I always did like "Yes, this man has no dick."

"You found me beautiful once."

"Honey, you got real ugly."

[roughly]"Have I paid my dues? You bet I've paid my dues. The check is in the mail."

"It's all in the reflexes."

"Yo, shebitch! Let's go."

"Gimme some sugar."

"The negros stole our dates!"

"For a while I thought I was dead. Then I found out that it was just that I was in Nebraska."

"If you were me, you'd be good-looking."

"You just shot an unarmed man."-"He should have armed himself."

"That's even better! Hot lesbian witches!"

"This calls for a really futile and stupid gesture."

"I can't remember to forget you."[I think]

"A dream to some... a nightmare to others!"

"'Anáil nathrach, ortha bháis bheatha, do thuar dhéanamh'"

"It's just too bad that I'm probably the only person who gets it when I say Fast forward eats the tape!" - Michele

ROFL No, you're not. ;]

Funny to see that here. I was watching the DvD of "Last Boy Scout" just the other night. [Yes, I own Last Boy Scout on DvD...]