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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 12y

Ok, we all do it - there's always a line from a movie that just sticks for some reason. You end up using it in conversation, some-one looks at you like you're crazy, but you chuckle to yourself. What quotes from movies have become part of your normal language (or were once part of your language). For me, there's a couple of recent ones that seem to come up rather often..

  • "Do it!" (Starsky and Hutch): deep demanding voice required
  • "That xx, he's so hot right now" (Zoolander - xx is Hansel). Useful in a lot of different situations!
  • "yeaaaaaah" (Office Space): really slow and dry. Actually, another classic from that film is when people ask you whether you've been missing a lot of work lately to answer "I wouldn't say missing..." You have to see this movie if you haven't already! :)

What's yours? C'mon, I can't be the only one ;)

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 12y

Me and my friends have got into the habit of talking like Andy and Lou from "Little Britain" but it's probably lost on anyone outside the UK.

So the other day my friend was on the phone to some stupid customer service assistant going "Are you suuuuure?" with a lisp and of course they didn't realise.

"want that one"

Despite that, it usually embarrases me when people copy stuff from films/ comedy shows etc. Austin Powers -that one's the worst.

3. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

Peter, my sister always and I mean always says "Do it". I didn't understand it until I saw it and I've incorporated it into my own vocabulary as well.

Liz, I'm hurt! I adore Austin Powers (the first one ONLY), and often quote the Carnies bit. Not the whole part, just "Carnies. Circus Folk. Nomads you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands." So yeah, it makes no sense in any context at all but we use it. I think my sister and I take the quotes a bit too far by really using words or sentences just totally out of context. Others are:

"Eugoogle-izer" Zoolander
"Orange Mocha Frappuccino!" Zoolander as well
"I want to be a triangle!" Ralph, from the Simpsons

Oh so many... We love quoting movies/tv shows.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 12y

Yeah, zoolander is great for these things. I mean, "there's got to be more to life than being just really really really good looking". Or giving someone the occassional blue steel / magnum look always helps ;) Where does the 'eu-googleizer' feature though? I don't remember it. The Malaysian prime minister seems to come up a little more in conversation than he used to as well

5. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

Zoolander is the BEST! Man, I sound like a 15 year old girl. I always do the orange-mocha-frappachino bit whenever I go to a coffee house. I used to do it to the barista's (that's the first time I've ever called them that, lol), but now I just say it to friends.

The "eu-googleizer" part is right after his friends' funeral, and he's talking with Matilda. She runs up to him after the article in Time magazine is published about him and he is upset with her. He goes something like "what, are you going to tell me what a bad eu-googleizer I am"; she's confused and then he goes "What, you didn't think I knew what a eu-googly was?" Pure gold!

As for other quotes I use often....

- I second the carnies reference from Austin Powers
- I also say "I'm spent" a lot from Austin
- From Anchorman, I say a lot of quotes that Brick said...they all make me laugh! I say "I love lamp" a lot, as well as "Do you want to go to the pants party?"...oh and the ever classic "I ate a big red candle!"
- "Do you think I'm funny?" from Goodfellas
- I use soooo many Simpsons and Family Guy references...it all depends on the situation.
- From the first Ace Ventura movie...I still know the whole german daulpin trainer speech...in particular I use "Do you knoooow him? Does he call you at hoooome?"

And I'm sure there's more!

Cheers,
Katie ;)

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 12y

Ah yes, now I know the eu-googly.. that is gold!

Speaking of Austin Powers, the occassional "laaaeeser" comment (and those quotes HAVE to be acted out) at an appropriate time can be a nice touch! You know, something along the lines of; Saddam probably has a "laaeeeser" lying around somewhere. ;) At least, any time someone says 'laser' on TV, I immediately think "laaeeeser" laser to myself - sometimes out loud..

Along the same " quotes " line, the Simpsons episode where Homer decides to change his name (to Max Power) provides some good opportunities as well. He refers to Bart as " Bart " (acted out quotes again). It can be fun to refer to people like this from time to time I find

Peter

7. Posted by mugen (Inactive 50 posts) 12y

Hey,

Yeah, i do it too.... they change quite alot though. at the moment i cant stop saying 'Do it' from starsky and hutch too... and 'ha ha', nelsons laugh from the simpsons.

Think those are the only ones right now though....

8. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

I love this thread! I just remembered a few others. I love Celebrity Jeopardy on Saturday Night Live, and often quote it. Other than that, pretty much any movie that I've watched a million times goes.

[*]"Washed up miscreants..." - 10 Things I Hate About You

[*]"You filthy brigand" - "Sean Connery" from SNL Celebrity Jeopardy

[*]"Eye is a letter isn't it?" - "Minnie Driver" from SNL CJ

[*]"Ah, aha, the letter 2 my friend" - "Jeff Goldblum" from SNL CJ

I like the laser as well, but it is definitely enhanced by the hand quotations. Oh yes, while we're on the subject, a good one from Austion Powers is "Alright fatty shut your cakehole".. LOVE IT!

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

Oooh, that reminds me of one from SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy:

Sean Connery: "I'll take THE RAPISTS for $100, Alex"
Alex: "Um, that would be "THERAPISTS"..."

10. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 12y

The occassional "A MIIIlion dollars.." doesn't go astray as well! It just goes to show how you can say almost ANY amount and make it sound outrageous with the right inflection. They do it on current affairs programs all the time I've noticed.