Sunday, October 08, 2006

Everyday movie quotes

In our daily conversation, Sydney and I often fall back on lines from movies -- usually for a laugh, sometimes just because they're so handy. Here are some examples. Can you identify the movie each line comes from?

This first one invariably (and unhelpfully) gets said whenever one of us asks, "Have you seen my keys?"
The Devil thought he had the keys.
This next invariably is said whenever one of us, headed to a bank or an ATM, asks, "Do you need money?"
Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money.
The following call-and-response is recited whenever we eat beans, which is shockingly often.
"How ‘bout more beans, Mr. Taggart?"
"I’d say you had enough."
These others just seem to come up naturally.
And just what is it that you do ... do?

I am shocked, shocked.

Is correct.

It’s very nice. (Said in a bad French accent.)

Oh, deary dear.

Pull the string! (Said in an Eastern European accent.)

So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.

Superstitious, perhaps. Baloney, perhaps not. (Said in that same Eastern European accent.)

What has it got in its pocketses?

Wrapped in plastic.
Actually, those last two came not from movies but from a novel and a TV series, respectively. Though the novel line also wound up in a made-for-TV movie, come to think of it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andy: Lynn and I use this one for when something just doesn't work out or we meet defeat in areas both large and small of our lives --
"Forget it, Jake, it's China Town."

Jeff Ford

Tracy S. Miller said...

"How ‘bout more beans, Mr. Taggart?"
"I’d say you had enough." - "Blazing Saddles", no doubt.

"So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you." - "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory"

"I am shocked, shocked." - "Casablanca", maybe?

"Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money." - Not sure about this one, but sounds like something from "Seinfeld".

I drew a blank on the other ones. Tough test!

kellys said...

"Every body needs money..." is sounding like Danny DeVito from...L.A. Confidential, maybe.

"Wrapped in plastic" has to be Twin Peaks (after all, there's a TP tribute mag names the same).

"Pull the string" has got to be Martin Landau in Ed Wood.

kellys said...

For sure, the DeVito line is not from Confidential, but from Mamet's Heist.

Anonymous said...

I recognized the Mazmet--but couldn;t recall the movie. Want to be creeped out? Rent his Edmund.

And the Willy Wonka "Stop. Reverse that." Grand movie.

Love that superstition line.

Hope you're both digging on your new digs.

Best as always,

Patrick O'Leary