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This OT is Judge Judy and Executioner

It’s also a crusty juggler and has a great big bushy beard!

This week, my inner monologue has taken the form of Hot Fuzz quotes. Which would be awesome, except that very few people I interact with on a regular basis have seen it, so I get a lot of confused looks.

Do you have a tendency to converse in movie quotes? If so, which movies? Tell us! It’s for the greater good! (The greater good!) Or talk about anything else you’d like in this open thread.

My, my. Here come the fuzz.

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My brother was a pokemon superfan when we were kids & I was forced to watch that stuff when I’d babysit him.

I ended up saying things like “It’s super-effective” in a cheesy manner for a few years.

It’s a good thing that I stopped doing that before Herman Cain got famous.

Really surprised this hasn’t come up already, unless I missed it.

Princess Bride:

“No more rhymes now, I mean it!”

“Anybody want a Peanut?”


” . . . except a a nice MLT, mutton lettuce and tomato when the mutton is nice and lean  . . . ”

“Have fun stormin’ the castle!”


ooohh yes. Princess Bride sometimes slips my mind since I watched it so many times as a kid that I can actually recite the entire movie word or word as I watch it. I’ve been banned from speaking in its presence if I’m at my parent’s house, my brother’s house, or with certain friends.

Venture Bros. gets quoted both extensively and randomly in our household.  Futurama is another good one. Monty Python’s Meaning of Life is great. Gross/potentially food poison-y foods are referred to as “The salmon mousse!” while “Get me a bucket!” and “It’s only wafer thin!” come up after large meals. Although I do know a couple people that speak almost entirely in movie/TV quotes and when they get together it turns into a never ending quotation circle-jerk. Eventually, everyone else walks away from the conversation because it’s no longer, well, a conversation.

I LOVE Venture Brothers. One of the highlights of my adult life was meeting and chatting with Doc and Jackson at ComicCon a few years ago. Through a serious of misadventures, my husband ended up about 30 people in line ahead of me for a signing with them, and he got them to totally mess with my head when I got in the room. They are hilarious and gracious and awesome. I have a signed Dr. Girlfriend bobblehead and a picture with them that I will cherish forever.

I tend to quote different movies depending who I’m with but Big Daddy/Billy Madison movies with my boyfriend, Wet Hot American Summer/Harold and Maude with one group of friends, and Dumb and Dumber/Anchorman/Billy Madison/Forrest Gump with other friends. I am friends with three siblings that hold probably 90% of their conversations in movie/TV quotes. It’s unbelievable, and even though I know most of the quotes they move so quickly from one movie to the next I can’t follow.

Quoted so much Monty Python in high school… undergrad was mostly Zoolander and Super Troopers (“CANDYBAARS!”) with a dash of Goonies. More recently I seem to regularly quote Dr. Who, Anchorman, and DodgeBall.
Then my lifetime quoting loves: Simpsons, Futurama, Black Adder, and Scrubs.

Heh, now I’m giggling to myself at my desk thinking of all my favorite lines…

My sister and I were seeing Beauty and the Beast 3D a couple of weeks ago- from which we use ‘Sacre bleu! Invaders!’ all the time- but when the Beast became the Prince, epicness ensued.

Sister: He reminds me of Hercules.

Me: Honey, you mean Hunk-ules!

EPIC WIN. I got a high-five for that one.

The boyfriend and I quote Big Daddy, Zoolander, and Napoleon Dynamite to each other with some frequency. But mostly we just make puns and jokes about books we’ve read. For instance, I recently noticed he was reading a book called Space Hulks and I’ve since been using the term at every opportunity! Or yesterday he pretended to be Arthur Weasly and made jokes about escalators. Our favorite game, however, is the Punny Game. It’s very simple: one person make a pun and we must continue making puns with that same word until we run out of ideas or fall into fits of laughter. We have lots of silly little games like this that keep us entertained when we’re bored.

I sort of have an embarrassing love for movie quotes. Starwars and Futurama with the boyfriend,  and Zoolander with pretty much the whole planet. It’s probably my favorite movie ever.

“It’s a walk off”

“The life of a male model is a precious commodity”

“Model slash actor and not the other way around”

(Generally, as a result of watching Zoolander too many times I tend to use “slash” instead of “and” as a conjunction in speech… it’s bad)


oh my goodness that’s my life.
my best friend and I (we’ve been friends since we were two) do this all the time: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Josie and the Pussycats, and Miss Congeniality.

Miss Congeniality is a great quoting movie, who knew?

also Mean Girls. “I’m just here with my boyfriend” is surprisingly useful in a myriad of situations.

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