Friday, May 22, 2009

Pop Culture Friday

This week's paraphrased pop culture question on The Onion AV Club blog is:

What movie do you keep quoting lines from even if no one gets the reference but you?

Hands down, no contest, for me it's Repo Man.

It's chock full of great quotable lines like:

"John Wayne was a fag."


"Have a nice day."
"Day, night, it don't mean shit."


"Someone says plate, then someone says shrimp...then someone says plate of shrimp."


"Credit is a scared trust. You think they got credit in Russia?"


"Feeling 7-Up, I'm feeling 7-Up."


"Let's go get sushi and not pay."


"You read that book I gave you?"

I used to quote lines from Pulp Fiction but after it became the approved hipster thing to do, I quit it. Although sometimes I'll let a "Bacon tastes guud. Pork Chops taste guud," slip from my tounge. And "Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."


Stripes and Caddyshack are also a couple of my go to movies to quote from. "Chicks dig me because I rarely wear underwear," is nothing short of classic. One of the proudest moments of my pop culture life came to me on an overcast day on the golf course a few years ago. I was playing with an older dude who I am sure had never seen Caddyshack and when it started to sprinkle he said, "I guess I better go on in." I looked at him and I said that memorable line first uttered by Bil Murray as Groundskeeper Carl, "Oh, I'd keep playin', the heavy stuff isn't gonna come down till later." He looked at me like I was an idiot and he went in out of the rain. As I finished playing the front nine by myself, I could not help but chuckle at my quotings.


Now, what are your go to movies for quotes?


Anonymous said...

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!


I'm a zit, Get it?
-Animal House

Why, Jonny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave.

It's the Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man


So, she's a dog.

Mnmom said...

"Lay off the high ones"
From League of Their Own, to my softball playing teen, who indeed can't lay off the high ones

"Ellen Sue! Ellen Sue!"

"You're killin me Smalls!"

"She's got HUGE . . . tracts of land!"
The Holy Grail

"I got two words for you . . Shut the Fuck Up!"
Robert DeNiro, Midnight Run

MommyLisa said...

I am gonna do this one on my blog, but the one line that is always said in our house is oddly enough from Daddy DayCare, I know...sorry, but it is awesome.

You're kill-ing me! You're killling me!

It's how the little kid says it to Eddie that is hysterical and what the hubby and I hear in our heads as we giggle like school girls.

Ubermilf said...

I have many:

Any Monty Python movie
Caddyshack and Blues Brothers
Blazing Saddles
Hot Fuzz (whenever we pass teens/pre-teens "damn hoodies")

hmmm... there's got to be more. So few things I say are original...

Agi said...

Repo Man is one of my all-time favorites. The only movie I quote more than this would be The Big Lebowski. That film is a goldmine of material.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

"The President is missing."
"The President of what?"
"Thats not funny Plisken"
-Escape from New York

"We a rescue team...not assassins."

"I've see things you people wouldn't believe...Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion...I've watched sea beams glitter in the darkness at Tenhouser Gate...all those moments will be lost rain....time to die" - Blade Runner

"Fruit don't just LISTENS..and WAITS!" - Squidbillies

'Do you know what you have done? You have taken one of the great women on the face of the earth..a woman who loves you and thrown her away...I lost her too but I will get over it cause I am shallow and self centered...but you WON"T...because you are will suffer terrible anquish for the rest of you life." -Money Pit

Johnny Yen said...

"You want my advice? Get a new president."

Professor Chaos said...

It's not a movie, but I always go to The Simpsons for lines to quote.

Who's on the what, now?"

"No groaning in my store"

"the lesson is, never try."

"Stupid Flanders, you're a genius!"

"now let's go to that...building...thingy... where our beds and TV. . .is"

Anonymous said...


"Why do we always hurt the ones we hit?"

"Is your hog on drugs? How would you know? How could you tell?"

"You want a Popsicle? How 'bout I shove a pine stick up yo' ass and make you a boy-sicle?

vikkitikkitavi said...

King of quotes is "Raising Arizona."

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Local Hero and Shaun of the Dead are my go-to quote movies.

Cormac Brown said...

"I'm your Huckleberry"

"You tell 'em I'm coming! And Hell's coming with me you hear! Hell's coming with me!"


Ironically, I love the eggplant/cantaloupe conversation from "True Romance."

Megan said...

There are so many. Probably the most quoted in my family that noone ever gets is The Quiet Man:

"He'll regret it to his dying day. If ever he lives that long."

"Where'd you leave the bottle?"

"Bar towel!"

"Only an American would have thought of emerald green."

"Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, U.S.A."

Margaret Benbow said...

Caddyshack is my family's sacred movie, and the crazy groundskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray)our hero. Two favorite scenes: where demented Carl is riffing on how tight he is with his buddy the Dalai Lama while heedlessly pressing the tines of a pitchfork into the throat of a very nervous lifeguard. "So I said to the Dalai, 'Dalai, how about a little know, for the effort?' He said he didn't have any money, but at the moment of death I would reach total enlightment. So I got THAT going for me...which is nice." In the other scene Carl is pruriently grinding a lawn implement into the soil as he spies on three middle-aged short-skirted women golfers and mumbles madly under his breath..."Come over here, you little monkey woman..." Oh, Murray's the best.

Oblio said...

Repo Man is one of my all-time faves, but another is 'Young Frankenstein':

'What knockers!'
'Soitenly... you take the blonde, I'll take the one in the turban!'
'Put... the candle... back.'
'What hump?'
'Ovaltine, perhaps?'
'He would have to have an enormous svanzstuka!'
'IT... COULD... WORK!!!'

Oh man... too much good stuff!

Karen Zipdrive said...


Wed woses, how womantic.
Oh, it's twue it's twue!

Are you lookin at me?
Are YOU lookin at ME?

Say hello to my liddle frien

Candygram for Mongo!

Mrs. Robinson, I think you're trying to seduce me...

(fun post, Monkey...)