Friday, June 22, 2012

Comic Relief: Borrowed Lines

Some movie dialogue sticks with us.  Not just the lines we think are clever that we recite and laugh about, but I'm talking about those lines we borrow for our own conversations.

Here are some of our family favorites.

In a tight squeeze?  We mutter, "It's a good thing [I'm] not a big, fat guy or this would be reeeaaally difficult." (The Emperor's New Groove)

Whenever something needs completed super fast, one of us shouts, "Sew! Sew, like the wind!" (Three Amigos!)

Not with the program?  Do or say something silly?  "You're killin' me, Smalls!" (The Sandlot)

"You have saved our lives; we are eternally grateful." (Toy Story 2) For those times of rescue.

When things don't go as planned, we moan, "What a weeeek I'm having!" (Splash)

Times we get caught up in silliness: "No more rhymes now, I mean it!... Anybody want a peanut?" (The Princess Bride)

My husband tends to get confused while driving in "round-abouts" so I tell him, "Stay calm, we are going around the leaf.... this is nothing compared to the twig of '93."  (A Bug's Life)

Feeling tired, dizzy, or just out-of-it, we mimic Jerry Lewis, "I feel very... gling glong.  Thank you." (The Stooge)

And just for fun... "Who wipes?" (Madagascar)

Have you adopted movie lines into your conversations?  Please share!


  1. "What if this is as good as it gets?" ~ from "As Good As It Gets"

    "Asta la vista, baby!" ~ Terminator 2

    "Just keep swimming!" ~ Nemo

  2. Those are good ones! Thanks for made me smile. (Oh, and ever since I watched Finding Nemo, I pronounce "escape" as "es-cuh-pay" hehehe)