Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Xyresic wit.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Theme: Humor in film -- what makes me laugh:

Xyresic wit.

Razor sharp -- xyresic -- wit can make me laugh. I don't mean razor sharp as in cutting remarks, but about keen or clever lines.

A few favorites...

  • This ain't a bridge. It's termites holding hands! (Funny Farm, 1988)
  • Dee, when your allergies act up, take out your nose ring. (Clueless, 1995)
  • Hairy legs are your only link to reality. (Return to Me, 2000)
  • Because it makes my toes feel like 10 friends on a camping trip, that's why. (All About Steve, 2009, Regarding why she wears "stupid red boots all the time")
  • Okay, Robin. Together, we're gonna punch these guys so hard, words describing the impact are gonna spontaneously materialize out of thin air. (The Lego Batman Movie, 2017)

What are your favorite one-liners in film?


  1. Those are some fun quotes. I love Return to Me but don't remember that line. I think it's time to re-watch the movie. I've been binging Romatic Comedies this week so the timing is right. Weekends In Maine

  2. @Weekends in Maine ... I love that movie! I was about to tell you where to watch for that line, but then wondered if it might be more fun for you to find it on your own. Knowing where to expect it might be like taking away a punch line! haha

  3. How about from Groundhog Day? Phil says, "This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather." Maybe it's Bill Murray's delivery, but I think most of his dialogue in this film is just right.

  4. @Sue ... The lines in Groundhog Day are fantastic. I love when he gives the winter prediction, "It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life."