Friday, April 29, 2016

You hate them compared to how much I like them.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
Theme: Making movie lines our own.

"You hate them compared to how much I like them."

The following is one of my favorite scenes in Madagascar (2005). The lemurs gather in a meeting and discuss the four escaped New York zoo animals (which they refer to as New York Giants) who ended up in Madagascar. 

JULIEN (Sacha Baron Cohen, voice)
Curiosity about our guests,
the New York Giants...
(calls on a lemur)
...Yes, Willie!

WILLIE (Cody Cameron, voice)
I like them!

MORT (Andy Richter, voice)
I like them! I like them!
I liked them first. Before I even
met them, I liked them!
I saw them, I liked them right away.
You hate them compared to
how much I like them!

My husband is a competitive guy and can turn just about anything into a competition. When I say, "I love you," he responds with, "I love you more." 

And I'm telling you right now, don't sit next to him during a game of Uno unless you can tolerate someone slamming a Draw Four on the card pile with a shout of, "Die, Sucker!"

So, yes, this line is a favorite of his.

Me: I like that raspberry jam.
Him: You hate that jam compared to how much I like it.

Me: I enjoy Sunday afternoon naps.
Him: I enjoy naps! You hate naps compared to how much I enjoy them!

Me: I love the beach.
Him: I loved it first! Before I even met the beach, I loved it. You hate the beach compared to how much I love it!

Good thing I love the guy. I know it's all in fun and we laugh together over it, otherwise I would be tempted to respond in the same way King Julien responds to Mort, "Oh, shut up! You're so annoying!"


  1. Oh, Trudy, this is SO funny! I can just imagine you and your hubby having these conversations. "Die, Sucker!" = HILARIOUS!!! I'm a huge fan of the Madagascar movies. Such clever dialog! I love the subtle cultural references. Like when Alex is on the beach and sees the "statue of liberty" and says "Dang you all to heck!" from Planet of the Apes.

    1. You're right... such clever dialogue in Madagascar (and many other animated films). I had forgotten about "Dang you all to heck!" oh my goodness that's funny. I need to watch it again!