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Remember the thread the other day where we talked about movie catch phrases? See, what I meant by catch phrase was not just a good movie quote, but one that can be used in various situations to get a point across. Quotable is good. Quotable and useable is what catch phrase is all about. On that note, I've decided that I am just going to respond to idiot commenters and annoying people as such from now on: Shut the fuck up, Donny. Now that is a useable quote.


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Lighten up, Francis. :)

Heh, yes. I've been known to use that one often.

I'm seeing the scene in Terminator I, where the T-800 is going through the lists of possible resposnes and comes up wtih "F**k you **hole"

Goddammit! The Francis one was MINE! (Insert hysterical, all uppercase rant about the unfairness of it all and how it's Bush's fault I couldn't comment faster)

"I don't think so, Tim."

(Okay, so it's not a movie. Lighten up, Francis.)

You are freaking out...maaaan.

Vern, you little son of a whore! You
was under the porch!

...I ain't never been shot before. Well, not in the neck like that at least.

I'll buy that for a dollar.

A better one, from Laws of Gravity, starring Peter Greene, Pulp Fiction's Zed:

"Sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up...I'll be right the fuck back."

Forget about Jack, it's chinatown.

Oh yeah, I use this one from Twin Peaksquite a bit, but never literally. Gotta say it with the Jack Nance voice:

"She's dead...wrapped in plastic."

I missed the previous post so pardons if I am being redundant with someones post, but the quote I most twist is:

"He's dead Jim"

Dude! Where's my car?

Another one I use a lot:

We're gonnna need a bigger boat.

Adios, Bart!

"But this one goes to 11"

"Mollycoddle,stuff and nonsense"
(Arsenic and Old Lace)

My favorite is:

Could be raining.

What a filthy, disgusting job!
Could be worse.
Could be raining.
"KABOOM" (rain pours down)

Imperial Keeper

"It's good to be the King"

"Don't piss down my back and tell me its raining"

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

"Let me 'splain. No. Is too much. Let me sum up."

"Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orangs Whips!"

"From what I can see, you're leading two things: Jack and Shit. And Jack just left town."

"There are those that call me......Tim."

Helps if your name is Tim.

So that explains the SMS.

Straight from my favorite movie.

I've always wanted to give a speech at a wedding and say, "I have a microphone and you don't so you will listen to every damn word I say!"

"These aren't the droids you're looking for..."

My three favorites [plus one bonus tv catchphrase].

Dungheap! [The Cowboys]

Use enough dynomite Butch? [Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid]

I'll be yer huckleberry. [Tombstone]


Because you're a dumbass! [Red - That 70's Show]


America. F*ck yeah.

Blame Canada.

not a movie, but one I use all the time:
They were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

"Guns. Big fucking guns. ... That's not big enough."

"Split up. We can do more damage that way."

"I can see things no-one else can see, do things no-one else can do."

(Optionally: "Yeah, but secreted from what?")

Usable in so many situations:

"I'm surrounded by assholes!"

You're out of your element, Donny.

"Game over, man! Game over!"

"First rule of Fight Club...etc"

"Yippie-kie-yay, mother******"

"Hey, guy, relax! You need a rest!"

"Guess he won't be joining that hat convention in July"

(10 points to the first one who recognizes that last one)

"Guns, guns, when do we get guns?"

All my quotes are from Pulp Fiction.

Jules: "Oh, I'm sorry. Did I break your concentration?"
Jules: "This is some fucked up repugnant shit."
Jules : "What" ain't no country I ever heard of! They speak English in What?
Brett : What?
Brett : Yes!
Jules : Then you know what I'm saying!
The Wolf : Well, let's not start sucking each other's dicks just yet.
Pumpkin : Which one is your wallet?
Jules Winnfield : It's the one that says "Bad Motherfucker".

Sam,so Hudson Hawke of you

"Guess he won't be joining that hat convention in July"

Hudson Hawk. That is just full of quotes.

"Houston, we have a problem"
(of course, this was the catch phrase for the entire year after that movie came out)

"Surf or fight."
Robert Duval in "Apocalypse Now"

Are you looking at me?

"And I don't mean that in an Eddie Haskell sort of way."

My favorite catchphrase is from an old Wendy's commercial: "And THAT'S how we make BREAKFAST!"

From Groundhog Day:

"Morons, your bus is leaving."

used at the rink just the other night...
"Puttin' on the foil!"

and if tv lines are ok...
"makin' copies"

"Buncha savages in this town."

Oh yeah, and:
"This looks like it could be gravy."

Great Lebowski short on ifilm.com right now: Masters of Lebowski. See it at http://www.ifilm.com/viralvideo

Oh, and "Where the white women at?"

"You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" - The Italian Job (1969 version)

:) Doug

How about you try less hard to pimp your own posts?

One I've used around the house:

"Generally, you don't see that sort of behavior in a major appliance." --Ghostbusters

and..."Sorry I'm late, but there was this big problem, and, uh...I'm late because of it." The Sure Thing

Here's two catch phrases we repeated daily in Iraq last year.

- "I'm not even supposed to be here today!"

- "Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?" (Also an inside joke as the huge anti-malaria horsepills we swallowed daily were baby-blue in color. Gulp. Pause. "Nope, still here.")

To any fellow Marines still over there, thank you for continuing the good work we started in March 2003.

Dean Vernon Wormer : Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son.

"You, sir, are talking to a Negro."

That and "Lord loves a workin' man; don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it."

From "A Mighty Wind," a catchphrase that was a fake-sitcom-catchphrase (and you have to mimic Fred Willard's voice):

"Wha' happened?"

And, not from a movie, but it has proved VERY useful:

"Respect mah author-i-tay!"

"Excellent, Smithers"

"What we have heah, is a failuh to communicate."

It's "Wha'happen?" and Fred Willard's lines in "Best in Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" are better. But nothing beats artistic visionary Corky St. Clair's meltdown after the male lead can't be in the play:

"I just hate you and I hate your ass face!"

Game over, dude. (Aliens 2)


Doesn't everbody use "the popcorn you're eating has been pissed in, film at 11"?

C'mon, people!

"Wha' happen" is a good Willard quote. But "Iiiii don't thiiink so" was my favorite, and most usuable, from A Mighty Wind

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Fuck it, Dude. Let's go bowling.

My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.

Grab the cat.

"What we have 'ear is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach."

Best used with a deep south accent.

From "They Live"
"I'm here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum!"
And from "Mister Mom", when a neighbor asks a clueless Michael Keaton if the clothes dryer he's wiring up requires 220V.
"220, 221, whatever it takes."

Everybody's lost but me! (used at the mall a few days ago.)

Maht eat it, I s'pose. Seen one eat a rockin' chair once...
(used in reference to furbearing varmints eating my wife's attempts to grow vegetables in our critter-infested back yard.)

I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like victory.

Sorry for the following list, I was inspired.
Back to School
Son,"He could Flunk you." "Flunk Him!"
"I like him, he really cares, about what I have no idea."
Animal House
"Face it, you fucked up, you trusted us"
Old School
"Your my boy blue!"
"They may be stupid sir, but they're surprisingly good at paperwork"
Happy Gilmore
"The price is wrong, bitch"
And finally, Army of Darkness
"Ah baby, that was pillow talk"
"Did you say the words correctly? Yeah, I said most of them, maybe not every single syllable."
"I could have been king, but in my own way I am king. Hail to the king Baby"

One of my all-time favorites from Clueless:

"Anything happens to my daughter, I have a .45 and a shovel.

I doubt you would be missed."

I don't know if I'm getting this exactly right(please forgive me), from Ocean's Eleven:

"It'll be nice to work with proper criminals again."

Oh yeah, one more from television (obviously) that is so often the mot juste:

"On the plus side, I knocked over the Sun Sphere."

Continuing Michele's TBL theme, John Kerry channeling Walter Sobchak's 'Nam obsession:

"I did not watch my buddies die face down in the muck so that [fill in latest faux outrage]!"

this one comes in real handy up in Seattle...

We're NOT going to protest!
We're NOT going to protest!

Grab the canoles... leave the gun.

And one of my new favorites from Stand up Brian Reagan...

I'd rather play half-game.

"Fuck you, Fuckball" from Get Shorty. Not a movie quote that i know, but a sticker on my bass says, "Fuck you, you fucking fuck" and i like that. and another airplane fan here has another of mine, "Looks like i picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue".

I like another one from Bustch Cassidy: "Who are those guys?". I can't believe nobody added DeNiro's: "Are you talking to me?...are you talking to ME?" (in long and short versions). Maybe I missed it. When in the city I also use Dustin Hoffman's (Ratzo Rizzo) line from Midnight Cowboy: "I'm walking here!". he ad libbed that as a cab damn near ran him over during a scene.

Damn...I almost forgot: Almost everything from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, including "Aloha Mr. Hand"; "Hey Bud, let's party" and more. At least for about ten years those were big.
One from Caddyshack: "be the ball"
One from Risky Business: "I've git a trig midterm tomorrow and I'm being chased by Guido the killer pimp." (changing the trig midterm as needed).

What about Full Metal Jacket? Almost anything by Gunny Hartman is quote-worthy.

"What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?"

"You had best un-fuck yourself or I will unscrew your head and shit down your neck."

  • The stick up his butt has a stick up its butt."
    (Now THAT'S uptight.)
  • (In rapid patter)
    "Get it?" "Got it." "Good."
  • Q: "How dumb is (he/she/it/that)?"
    A: "How dumb is there?"

You tell 'em I'm comin'...and Hell's comin' with me!

And any part of:

"...But I'm funny how? I mean, funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to f--kin amuse you? What do you mean, funny? Funny how? How am I funny?? ... How the f--k am I funny? What the f--k is so funny about me? Tell me! Tell me what's funny!!"

"Well that may be... but at least I never slept with Lumbergh."

"Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey."

"That's a great plan, Walter. That's fuckin ingenious, if I understand it correctly. It's a Swiss fuckin watch."

In all of this excitement, I can't remember if I fired six shots or seven. Feel lucky, punk?

Memorable John Kerry Quotes:

"This is just like television, only you can see much further."

"Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again."

"I like to watch."

"I can't write....I can't read....I like to watch TV."

"You speak TREASON!"

"Get the butter."

Sorry... couldn't resist. Works in all situations in which impending doom is nigh... or sales meetings. Either one.

Just a commentary on life, from The Full Monty:

'Anti-wrinkle cream there may be, but anti-fat bastard cream there is none.'

Chefs do that.

Not from a movie, but suprisingly useful: "Do you like your chili, Scott?" and "How much is that in pubes?"

A few I haven't seen mentioned yet, that I use all the time:

I have a bad feeling about this.


What's your damage, Heather?


Juuuuuuust a bit outside.


So I've got that going for me.

"Can't you see I'm trying to tell you that I LOVE you..."

"Living with your folks, the beginning of the end."

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.

"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others."

"A more sickening sight I've never seen."

Chico: It's a mistake!
Groucho: Its a my steak and I want it!


Groucho Marx. The Marx Brothers movies are the funniest EVER...end of discussion, game over.

Groucho Marx:

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

thank you. thank you.

From Anger Management:

I feel pretty
I feel witty
I feel pretty and witty and gay

Shut your pie hole!

"Yer only supposed to blow the bloody DOORS off!!"

Crisis? What Crisis?
Title of 1975 Supertramp album. The cover art is classic.

"It just doesn't matter"

"What, no mustard?"

How come I always get the broken one?

"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy, like that."

"I am Jack's raging bile duct."

Not in a movie, but my brother told me several years ago the line people on a movie set would use when things were getting out of control was:

"Mr. Landis would like the helicopters to fly lower, lower."

OK...don't judge me, ladies, but this was a classic from Jack in As Good As it Gets (great movie).

Q: How do you write women so well?
A: Easy, I just think of a man and remove all reason and accountability.


Those Aren't Pillows! (Plains, Trains, Automobiles)

Although this is a TV quote, I saw it tonight and realized once again how it works in almost any situation where you're getting screwed over:
"I got a rock..."

Have a lil' faith, baby.
It's a beautiful bridge.

Sorry, that one was from Kelly's Heroes.

Mer-man. mer-MAN!

The price is right, Bitch! [punch]

Gimme some sugar, baby.

Hail to the King, baby.

Sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here

There's nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others, is there?


[You're going to wear the shirt of the band you're going to see?] Don't be that guy

Good... bad... I'm the guy with the gun.

Obligatory Simpsons highly reusable quote:
I didn't think it was physically
possible, but this both sucks and blows

(and yes, i do use them often)

I think we just hit a chunk in the road

I think I just chunked in my pants

Always with the negative waves Moriarty, always with the negative waves.

I'm drinking wine and eating cheese, and catching some rays, you know...

It's been emotional.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Listen, listen......smell that?

Woof. Woofwoof....

When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do.


"Bring out the gimp"

"The Nazis had pieces of flair, but they made the Jews wear them."

"Take a bite of peach"

My favorite, though, from Romeo is Bleeding:

"You know the difference between right and wrong. You just don't care. And that's the most natural thing in the world."

"You call yourself a salesman, you son of a bitch?"

"This is a snakeskin jacket. And to me, it's a symbol of individuality and my belief in personal freedom."

One of my favorites which is applicable almost daily is:

"What we've got here...is failure to communicate."
- CAPTAIN (Strother Martin) in Cool Hand Luke (1967)

also, I think a classic John Wayne line.

"I ain't gonna hitcha, no I ain't gonna hitcha...the hell I ain't." -- John Wayne in `McClintock' as he was talking to the `pilgrim.'

"The machines got smart. Decided our fate in a microsecond."

Substitute machines for whatever bothers you: computers, blogs, cats, Greeks.

I Reeanct the Civil War and these come in really handy:

"we shoulda gone around to tha right"
"Ten dollas is a lotta money"
"I fart in your general direction, you sons of pig-dogs"
"I will stick arrows in your heads and make castanets of your testicles already"
"Hell, they don't need guns, they can just roll rocks off on us"
"Colonel, darlin', you're a lovely man"

You can get "wav" files of many of the above quotes


"Wise Words by Cool Men"

I actually have several tied to computer desktop
events. Makes getting mail ...um... interesting.

" Me and the Lord, we have an understanding."
"You see ma'am, we're on a missoin from God."

" The Germans may be dumb, but their not stupid."

" Charlie don't surf !"

"Pick up that blood."

"Wanna Fresca?"

"We're not in Kansas anymore."

"Oh. But YOU look good in it."

"I've got a pool ... and a pond. A pool. And a -- the pond would be good for you."

"We can laugh about it now. We're OK."

"What I wouldn't give for a holocaust cloak."

"It's possible. Pig."

"No! To the PAIN."

"My way is not very sportsmanlike."

"Anybody want a peanut?"

"... only compared to some."

"Do you do drugs, Danny?"

"Tanks for nuttin'."

"I'm the manager of what's left of the hotel."

"You're upside down."

"I think I've read a monograph on that." (VRUSP)

"I'll give your bike back. I'll give you a broken back!"

"Do you know what keeps me from doing that? Compassion."

"I relate primarily to feldspar."

"That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard."

One that comes in handy at work from Blazing Saddles:

Mongo only pawn in game of life.

some good ones have been mentioned.
But, I got more :)

no way. yes way ted!
strange things are afoot at the circle K

what knockers
he's going to be very popular
walk this way
put the candle back
stay close to the candles

from fargo:
just feel like I'm gonna barf
(used watching other movies where they
employ the herky jerky camera tech.
and riding on rollercoasters etc.)

also from stripes:
we had a car waiting
come on you're already dirty

I have at least 30 that I can never remember for stuff like this, but can use in context (i.e. in everyday life)