Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Chaos Killed the Dinosaurs, Darling

Probably half of my conversations contain lines from movies or TV shows.

Among my most frequently quoted are: Firefly, Anchorman, Star Wars, Mean Girls, The Simpsons, and of course, Heathers.

How about you? Are you a quoter? What are the ones that crop up regularly in your everyday conversations?

20 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Chaos Killed the Dinosaurs, Darling”

The Boyfriend and I quote nonstop. Usually it’s sci-fi or fantasy (Doctor Who, Star Wars, Buffy), but sometimes we just quote ourselves. I can’t seem to think of any of my usuals off the top of my head, however. Damn you, back pain medication!

There’s always time for lubricant!

this is not a democracy, it’s a cheerocracy.

We were on a break!

Good news, everyone!

You killed my father, prepare to die.

It’s chock full of hoot, just a leeetle bit of nanny.

To read English is makes our speaking English good.

Who’s taking the horse to France?

Hello Marian!

There is a nurse stuck in the tunnel of goats…

What’s your favourite humming noise? … That’s the sound of a man, or indeed a woman, humming. I knew a woman once.

Stay away from the windows, you’ll catch the menopause!

Ohhh, noooo, your nose, your nose is cold…

(ok, so maybe only Irish people will get those last few…)


It’s a beaut, Clark.

You’re wearing the shirt of the band you’re going to see?  Don’t be that guy!

Anybody want a peanut?


Woman.  WO man. Wooooooooo MAN. She was a thief.  You gotta belieff. She stole my heart and my CAT!

Quoter?  I’m sure I don’t know what you’re talking about . . .

Another PCU fan!! That movie has some of the best fucking lines. My husband put the kiddo in a Bronx Zoo t-shirt the other day when we were going to the Central Park Zoo and I had to use that line on him. Don’t be that guy!

“Yes. We would like. A. Beer.”
“It’s like, if you’re nice to them, they bring you things?”


Can you blow me where the Pampers is?

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, Gutter, but there actually was music recorded before 1989.

We need kegs. Multiple, cold and domestic.

This is how I make friends – walk into a room of people I don’t know and say a line from PCU.  Anyone who responds appropriately is keen and can hang.  I don’t have lots of friends.

Mean Girls and The Princess Bride are probably myonly most-quoted movies (When I get annoyed with people it’s always “Stop trying to make ___ happen!” and “I do not think that means what you think it means”).

Most frequently quoted TV shows are Community and Parks and Rec, because almost every line on those shows is hilarious. And although Breaking Bad is the farthest thing from funny, the way Jesse Pinkman says “A robot?!”and gets imitated pretty much anytime someone mentions robots.

I am a rather prolific lifter of quotes from Monty Python and Princess Bride. My boyfriend claims that he understood my conversations with my father better after having seen Casablanca and O Brother Where Art Thou! because we quote them so often to each other.

Of course my dad has the hilarious habit of referring to any movie or character he can’t remember the proper title or name of by the quote he remembers best from it. The best one is Sailor Moon, which he refers to as, “And this means you!” said in a mock squeaky voice.

Rarely a day goes by without quotes from The Simpsons and Monty Python. There’s also a good mix of Doctor Horrible, Doctor Who, Arrested Development, various video games, songs, old and/or British TV shows (like Red Dwarf) and anything recently seen thrown into the mix.

I’m tempted to start throwing out some 50 Shades pseudo-quotes from those take-downs summaries (no way I could get through a page of that nonsense myself) just to confuse people. ‘My inner goddess feels like having pizza tonight, it’ll make my subconscious start cabbage patching’ seems plausible…

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