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Following are quotes from some of my favorite comedies, those that have inspired and influenced me over the years. To make a game of it, I’ve left blanks in the quotations. How many can you fill in? How many sources can you name?

Since it’s a long list, I won’t give the answers in the comments. I’ll post them sometime tomorrow instead.

All are from films, except the first two, which are from TV. Some sources have more than one quotation listed. Googling counts as cheating. Your grade will not go on your permanent record. Let the games begin!

1. How much Keefe is in this movie? ___ ___ ___!

2. Nobody expects the ___ ___!

3. What do you call that haircut of yours?
___.

4. How did you find America?
___ ___ at ___.

5. Hey, where the ___ women at?

6. Gol-darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a __-___ ___.

7. These are people of the land, the common clay of the new west. You know . . . ___.

8. Illinois ___. I hate Illinois ___.

9. I am serious. And don’t call me ___.

10. Strange things are afoot at the ___ ___.

11. I've fallen for you like a ___ ___.

12. There's a shortage of ___ ___ in this world. 'Twould be a pity to damage yours.

13. Life is ___, Highness. Anyone who says differently is ___ ___.

14. I'm ___! I'm hysterical and I'm ___!

15. Human sacrifices, ___ and ___ living together, mass ___!

16. No ___ ___ would stack books like this.

17. I think you're the most attractive of all my ___ friends.

18. I was in the hall. I know because ___ ___ ___.

19. The central message of Buddhism is not "___ ___ ___ ___."

20. It is his love, it is his passion…
It is his fault he didn’t ___ ___ ___.

21. I'll be taking these Huggies, and, uh, whatever __ you got.

22. All jocks think about is ___. All we nerds think about is ___.

23. Nothing I'd call a career. Let me put it this way: I have an extensive collection of ___ and ___.

24. You shot the ___ swordsman!

25. Pardon me, boy, is this the ___ ___?
Ja, ja, Track 29! Oh, can I ___ ___ a ___?

26. YES! YES! Say it! He vas my... ___!

27. You don't understand, Osgood! I'm a ___.
Well, ___ ___.

28. Water polo - isn't that dangerous?
It sure is. I had two ___ ___ under me.

29. Tell me, Harold, how many of these, uh, ___ have you performed?

30. Kid, the next time I say "Let's go someplace like ___," let’s GO someplace like ___.

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bexone
Jan. 4th, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
I only know a few...
2. Nobody expects the ___ ___!
Spanish Inquisition! "Monty Python's Flying Circus"

9. I am serious. And don’t call me ___.
Shirley (or surely, take your pick.) damned if I can remember what it's from.

10. Strange things are afoot at the ___ ___.
Circle K "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

(incidentally, there is, in point of fact, *no* Circle K in San Dimas. There is, however, a Raging Waters.)

12. There's a shortage of ___ ___ in this world. 'Twould be a pity to damage yours.
perfect breasts "Princess Bride"

13. Life is ___, Highness. Anyone who says differently is ___ ___.
pain; selling something "Princess Bride" (again)
mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: I only know a few...
All correct! What? There's a town in California with no Circle K?? Surely not!
haisley
Jan. 4th, 2004 08:37 pm (UTC)
2. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Monty Python

3. What do you call that haircut of yours? Arthur. A Hard Day's Night

4. How did you find America? Turned left at Greenland. A Hard Day's Night

9. I am serious. And don’t call me Shirly. Airoplane?

12. There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. 'Twould be a pity to damage yours. The Princess Bride

13. Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. The Princess Bride

18. I was in the hall. I know because I was there. Clue

30. Kid, the next time I say "Let's go someplace like Bolivia," let’s GO someplace like Bolivia. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Somehow I feel as if I should know more of them than that.
mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:08 pm (UTC)
Very good - all correct. (Yep, 'Airplane.')
celtic4
Jan. 4th, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
The Princess Bride is my favorite movie. <3
...and as such, I only know two of these. :D

12. There's a shortage of _perfect breasts_ in this world. 'Twould be a pity to damage yours.

13. Life is _pain_, Highness. Anyone who says differently is _selling something_.

mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:08 pm (UTC)
Re: The Princess Bride is my favorite movie. <3
Yep! I think those are the ones the most people recognize...:)
celtic4
Jan. 5th, 2004 02:06 pm (UTC)
Re: The Princess Bride is my favorite movie. <3
Heh, seriously. I should have checked the other comments before posting mine, EVERYBODY knew those two lines. XD
sopdetly
Jan. 4th, 2004 08:50 pm (UTC)
I will confirm that "Don't call me Shirley." is from Airplane!</a>. (PS: Have you ever seen Zero Hour!? The serious movie the Zucker Bros. were inspired by ripped their script from?)

25. Pardon me, boy, is this the ___ ___?
Ja, ja, Track 29! Oh, can I ___ ___ a ___?

Curses. This is from Young Frankenstein (Frahnk-en-steen?), but damned if I can fill in the blanks.

14. I'm ___! I'm hysterical and I'm ___!
"wet" for both blanks, from The Producers, if I'm not sorely mistaken...though I am remember the quote as, "I'm wet! I'm wet, and I'm hysterical!" *slap* "Pain! I'm in pain! And I'm wet...And I'm still hysterical!"

And I'm spent. :D
sopdetly
Jan. 4th, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC)
Curses. Ignore that lack of an end tag, will ya? lol
mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
Yay! You're right, we totally need Young Frankenstein icons. I looked around for pictures of Madeline Kahn for an icon, but couldn't find any good Mel Brooks ones. Wanted a Lily von Schtupp one, ideally.
sopdetly
Jan. 5th, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC)
It has just occured to my sluggish mind that with the arrival of the New Computer comes a Working Computer DVD Player. I am also the proud owner of the Young Frankenstein DVD.

So. What sceen do you want capped for your icony useage? :D
bitter_jade
Jan. 4th, 2004 09:01 pm (UTC)
2. spanish inquisition (python)

9. shirley (one of those naked gun/leslie neilsen things)

10. circle k (bill & ted)

12. perfect breasts (princess bride)

13. pain, selling something (princess bride)

15, dogs, cats, hysteria (ghost busters)

16 ghost busters again

19. is it "every man for himself"? i forget...(fish called wanda)

20. lock the garage (ferris bueller)

21. (raising arizona)

23. nametags & hairnets? (waynes world)

mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
Yep, you got those! Except it was 'Airplane,' not 'Naked Gun.' Still Leslie Nielsen, though. :)
bitter_jade
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yay! Do I win anything? Is the prize the satisfaction of a job well done (this is what I tell my son when he asks what he's getting for doing a chore)?
mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid the satisfaction is about all I have to offer. Though I'll look around for a gold star to stick on your hand. :)
jedmiller
Jan. 4th, 2004 10:16 pm (UTC)
shame
I'm ashamed I didn't know more of these...

2. spanish inquisition - python
9. shirley - CRAP is that actually FROM something? I thought it was in the cosmic unconscious
12. perfect breasts - princess bride
15. dogs, cats ... um... "hysteria"...? what happened to "40 years of darkness?" - ghostbusters
16. human being - also ghostbusters
17. possessed? - also ghostbusters?
21. dunno - raising arizona
22. dunno - breakfast club?
25. transylvania station, give you, shine - young frankenstein
mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
Re: shame
Well, yeah, "don't call me Shirley" probably is just a widespread saying. But it was also in 'Airplane.'

And #22 is 'Revenge of the Nerds.' Though it does sound Breakfast-Club-ish...
mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC)
Re: shame
Oh - and 17 is "I think you're the most attractive of all my parents' friends". ("...Mrs. Robinson.") :)

Truthfully, I wouldn't have been able to fill all these in, despite loving these movies. I had the benefit of getting to look them up first.
sopdetly
Jan. 4th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
OMG, I completely missed seeing this the first time!

26. YES! YES! Say it! He vas my... ___!
...BOYFRIEND! *arms spread wide, violin and bow in hands*

(From Young Frankenstein. But of course. I need a YF icon. Hrm...)
elycia
Jan. 5th, 2004 01:58 am (UTC)
Blazing Saddles! Monty Python! The Producers! Young Frankenstein! The Princess Bride! HAROLD AND MAUDE!!!!!!

Okay, I thought you were cool before, but now I worship at your feet.

Ones I know for sure:
2. Spanish Inquisition (Python)
5. white (Blazing Saddles)
6. some-amount whore (is it 50 cents? Three dollars?) (Blazing Saddles)
7. Schmucks (I think). (Blazing Saddles)
Aside: My personal favorite quote from this movie? "Well, then, we're awake... but we're very puzzled.")
9. Shirley (Airplane)
12. Perfect breasts (Princess Bride)
13. (Should know this, dammit, dammit, dammit!)
14. Wet (The Producers)
16. Living being? (something meaning not-a-ghost) (Ghostbusters)
21. Cash (Raising Arizona)
22. Sports/Sex (Revenge of the Nerds)
25. Transylvania Station/give you a shine? (Young Frankenstein)
26. Boyfriend! (Young Frankenstein)
28. Horses drown (can't remember movie)
29. Suicides (Harold and Maude (does happy dance))

Hm 14 out of 30. I suck.


mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)
No, you did well! That's a twenty-dollar whore, though. :) So many hilarious quotes from that. It was hard to pick.

Drowning ponies was from 'Some Like it Hot,' and #13 was also 'Princess Bride'. ("Life is pain; anyone who says different is selling something.")

I *heart* Harold. Despite the '70s clothes. :D
juliebean
Jan. 5th, 2004 07:34 am (UTC)
I started writing this last night but couldn't post. I deleted most of the duplicates, like Bill and Ted and Airplane, but I was too lazy to delete them all. I love your choices!

5. Hey, where the white women at? (Blazing Saddles)

6. Gol-darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty-dollar whore. (Blazing Saddles)

7. These are people of the land, the common clay of the new west. You know . . . morons. (Blazing Saddles)

8. Illinois Nazis. I hate Illinois Nazis. (Blues Brothers)

11. I've fallen for you like a blind roofer. (Hot Shots)

14. I'm wet! I'm hysterical and I'm wet! (The Producers)

15. Human sacrifices, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! (Ghostbusters)

16. No human being would stack books like this.(Ghostbusters)

17. I think you're the most attractive of all my parents' friends. (The Graduate)

18. I was in the hall. I know because I was there. (Clue) I love most of your choices but I LOVE this movie. How could you choose just one quote?

20. It is his love, it is his passion…
It is his fault he didn’t lock the garage. (Ferris Bueller) I took a glance so I would try not to duplicate too many of the right answers so you didn't have a glut of Princess Bride and Monty Python for instance, but I can't believe no one answered this one!

21. I'll be taking these Huggies, and, uh, whatever cash you got. (Raising Arizona)

22. All jocks think about is sports. All we nerds think about is sex. (Revenge of the Nerds)

23. Nothing I'd call a career. Let me put it this way: I have an extensive collection of nametags and hairnets. (Wayne's World)

24. You shot the invisible swordsman! (Three Amigos)

25. Pardon me, boy, is this the transylvania station?
Ja, ja, Track 29! Oh, can I give you a shine? (Young Frankenstein)

26. YES! YES! Say it! He vas my... boyfriend! (Young Frankenstein)

27. You don't understand, Osgood! I'm a man.
Well, nobody's perfect. (Some Like it Hot)

28. Water polo - isn't that dangerous?
It sure is. I had two horses drown under me. (Some Like it Hot) Love the Carey Grant accent!
mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC)
Wow, great job!

Hee hee, yes, Tony Curtis is adorable in that film. And Clue is just fabulous. It was hard to pick. :)
blueingenue
Jan. 5th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure about most of these, but I guessed on a few.

2. Nobody expects the SPANISH INQUISITION! (Monty Python - Don't know which one.)
5. Hey, where the WHITE women at? (Blazing Saddles)
6. Gol-darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a TWO-BIT WHORE. (Blazing Saddles)
7. These are people of the land, the common clay of the new west. You know . . . MORONS. (Blazing Saddles)
8. Illinois NAZIS. I hate Illinois NAZIS. (The Blues Brothers)
9. I am serious. And don’t call me SHIRLEY/SURELY. (Airplane)
10. Strange things are afoot at the CIRCLE K. (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
12. There's a shortage of PERFECT BREASTS in this world. 'Twould be a pity to damage yours. (The Princess Bride)
13. Life is PAIN, Highness. Anyone who says differently is SELLING SOMETHING. (The Princess Bride)
15. Human sacrifices, DOGS and CATS living together, mass HYSTERIA! (Ghostbusters)
16. No LIVING PERSON? would stack books like this. (Ghostbusters)
17. I think you're the most attractive of all my POSSESSED? friends. (Ghostbusters?)
19. The central message of Buddhism is not "EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF." (A Fish Called Wanda)
20. It is his love, it is his passion…It is his fault he didn’t LOCK THE GARAGE. (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
21. I'll be taking these Huggies, and, uh, whatever MONEY? you got.(Raising Arizona?)
22. All jocks think about is SPORTS?. All we nerds think about is SEX?. (Revenge of the Nerds?)
23. Nothing I'd call a career. Let me put it this way: I have an extensive collection of NAMETAGS and HAIRNETS. (?)
mollyringle
Jan. 5th, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC)
Great job! Only it's a $20 whore. ;) And #17, though it does sound pretty close to some lines in 'Ghostbusters,' was meant to be 'The Graduate': "I think you're the most attractive of all my parents' friends."

The nametags & hairnets was 'Wayne's World.'
juliebean
Jan. 12th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC)
I had to steal your game! Hope you don't mind. Come and play if you want. We share some of the same movies, anyway.
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