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(Topless Robot)   The ten most quotable films for geeks that aren't Star Wars films. Yeah, that's on here at #1, of course   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 291
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2012-06-02 11:01:03 AM

wiredroach: Missing from list:

"Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"

"No."

"Why am I the only one who has that dream?"


I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

/great movie
 
2012-06-02 11:07:07 AM

Smeggy Smurf: The best movie for one liners always has been and always will be Commando Airplane.


FTFY

And, seriously, no love for Johnny Dangerously?

i.imgur.com

/you farging iceholes
 
2012-06-02 11:23:45 AM

acad1228: [content8.flixster.com image 400x300]No love for "Raising Arizona"?


I'm OK, you're OK, that there's what it is!

See honey, I come from a long line of frontiersmen...
 
2012-06-02 11:59:37 AM
"I was attacked by a coked up whore and a - a f**kin' crazy dentist!"

Just about everything Brad Pitt says in that movie is quotable as well.
 
2012-06-02 12:10:09 PM

This Face Left Blank: RexTalionis: As I grow older, I've come to realize that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a really mediocre movie that's nowhere as funny as all the people who tediously quote lines from that movie back at me think it is.

Neither is "Blazing Saddles" or "Airplane" anymore . . .but they were in their time. You can't view it now like you could then - too much since then has been influenced by it. If you showed a teen the movie "Airplane" today, they wouldn't be all that impressed, because they've seen "Scary Movie" and others do it. The cleverness and newness aren't there.




I would disagree with both of those. Blazing Saddles has held up pretty well, though may be viewed in a different light due to its rather harsh treatment of racial issues and characterizations of homosexuals.

I would say Airplane works because it has completely transcended the movies it was mocking; to the point where it's not a requirement to see the original films. Granted, Airplane has been rather influential, but it's not its fault that the movies it influenced are generally terrible.
 
2012-06-02 12:14:01 PM

fusillade762: NeoCortex42: Uzzah: rickycal78: It's Buckaroo Bonzai. It's an ok flick but it hasn't aged terribly well.

Hey, hey hey. Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean.

Great quotes, but the movie's a little too cultish now. It used to be on HBO and whatnot fairly regularly, but it hardly shows up anywhere anymore, so a lot of people, even geeks, haven't the faintest idea about it. Thus, you don't hear quotes from it terribly often, and even when you do, you may not necessarily know that what you're hearing is a quote.

"Don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to."

"If there's one thing I hate, it's to be mistaken for somebody else."

"I've been ionized, but I'm okay now."

/why is there a watermelon there?

My favorite: "No matter where you go, there you are." So philosophical.

"Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"

And this one always makes me chuckle:

BUCKAROO - "Look at this. What is it?"

PROF. HIKITA - "It's your hand, Buckaroo."


"Where are we going?" "PLANET TEN!" "When?" "REAL SOON!"

"History is-a made at night. Character is what you are in the dark."

"Which one was yes, go ahead and destroy Russia... or number 2?"
 
2012-06-02 12:49:20 PM
Real Genius FTW.

But also Clerks -- "Buncha savages in this town" gets said at LEAST 10x a day now.
 
2012-06-02 12:51:47 PM
cinemart-online.co.uk
You know, subby, usually when someone pulls shiat like that,my first reaction is to punch his farking lights out.

But you know what?

You're all right!
 
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2012-06-02 01:07:48 PM

This Face Left Blank: Neither is "Blazing Saddles" or "Airplane" anymore . . .but they were in their time. You can't view it now like you could then - too much since then has been influenced by it. If you showed a teen the movie "Airplane" today, they wouldn't be all that impressed, because they've seen "Scary Movie" and others do it. The cleverness and newness aren't there.


I had my 8 year old (the one I'm thinking about introducing to Holy Grail) watch Airplane a few years ago and he thought it was great! He goes around all the time quoting lines from the movie now.
 
2012-06-02 01:27:15 PM
No love for Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid?
 
2012-06-02 01:38:27 PM

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: fusillade762: NeoCortex42: Uzzah: rickycal78: It's Buckaroo Bonzai. It's an ok flick but it hasn't aged terribly well.

Hey, hey hey. Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean.

Great quotes, but the movie's a little too cultish now. It used to be on HBO and whatnot fairly regularly, but it hardly shows up anywhere anymore, so a lot of people, even geeks, haven't the faintest idea about it. Thus, you don't hear quotes from it terribly often, and even when you do, you may not necessarily know that what you're hearing is a quote.

"Don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to."

"If there's one thing I hate, it's to be mistaken for somebody else."

"I've been ionized, but I'm okay now."

/why is there a watermelon there?

My favorite: "No matter where you go, there you are." So philosophical.

"Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"

And this one always makes me chuckle:

BUCKAROO - "Look at this. What is it?"

PROF. HIKITA - "It's your hand, Buckaroo."

"Where are we going?" "PLANET TEN!" "When?" "REAL SOON!"

"History is-a made at night. Character is what you are in the dark."

"Which one was yes, go ahead and destroy Russia... or number 2?"


The deuce you say!
 
2012-06-02 02:11:19 PM

Tom_Slick: How can you mention Ghostbusters and not mention the greatest geek quote in the movie:

"Back off man I'm a scientist."


I disagree. "They wouldn't touch us with a 10 meter cattle prod."
 
2012-06-02 02:14:04 PM

fusillade762: "Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"


I named my company, Monkeyboy Consulting, after

"It's not my god-damned planet, understand monkey boy?".
 
2012-06-02 02:15:36 PM
Oh my God Korben. Korben Oh my God!
-Ruby Rhod, 5th Element.

That gets said a lot in my house.
 
2012-06-02 02:26:30 PM

logic523: Ok, fark it. Let's just assemble a better list. Here's mine:

1. Princess Bride
2. Office Space
3. Animal House
4. Ghostbusters
5. The Big Lebowski
6. Blazing Saddles
7. Monty Python's The Holy Grail
8. Dr. Strangelove
9. Big Trouble in Little China
10. Galaxy Quest

Beat that.


1. Big Lebowski
2. Caddyshack
3. Office Space
4. Big Trouble In Little China
5. Raising Arizona
6. Princess Bride
7. Dr. Strangelove
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Monty Python and The Holy Grail
10. Airplane
11. The Kentucky Fried Movie (because it needs a spot on the list!)

That's my list of quotability. if it were 20 it would be easy to include tons more geek movies (Clerks, Slingblade, Goonies, Conan, etc.). of course, depending on the year and age of the geek the list shifts considerably.

never underestimate the cross-demographic of stoner's and nerds. they make for a better definition of geek, imo. stoner's and comic/dnd nerds? well that's just ... ooh, donuts and chocolate milk ... *omnomnomnom*
 
2012-06-02 02:36:53 PM
btw, its a BS list to limit it to sci-fi/fant movies. geeks love awesomeness. and I can't believe i left off another holy grail of quotable movies - PULP FICTION! (but originally Reservoir Dogs before it stole the throne.) I'd have to put Pulp Fiction in a tie for #1 with Lebowski.

/for shame
//the memory aint what it used to be
 
2012-06-02 02:51:31 PM

rickycal78: See for me personally, the unexpected and absurd is just that, unexpected and absurd. Maybe it just jars me too much to find the humor in it, but I just don't find that stuff all that funny.


And that's fine. If we all found the exact same things funny, what a boring, awful world this would be. My main point is that just because YOU (not you personally, the general you) don't find it funny, that doesn't mean that no one else should find it funny. Funny is subjective. It's not something you can divide into black & white. But you said "for me personally," so you appear to grasp that concept.

John Buck 41: Though we've had our differences, I still heart you.


You better. ;)


phalamir: Constitutional Peasants is mocking both communistic collectives of the time of the movie's creation and medieval communes, which did kick out the nobility and try to knock together rules for running themselves (with varying levels of success). Palin nattering on like that is funny because he's mocking the hyper-legalese of modern communes and the fark-you-ism of medieval communes.


Those things are genius because they are skewering multiple things at the same time. But to me, it was great because the peasant, who you assume is stupid just totally pwned the king on matters of "supreme executive power." Unexpected. BLOODY PEASANT

phalamir: About 20% is just complete shiat, actively decreasing the good in the universe simply by its continued existence in media. About 50% is just not funny. About 15% would be funny, but they carry on way too long and/or beat the punchline into the ground. 10% is actually funny. And the final 5% is complete farking genius.


I disagree, but that is my opinion. Again, humor is extremely subjective.
 
2012-06-02 03:07:49 PM
Not really a geek movie, but there's tons of great quotable lines in A Few Good Men, many more than the obvious, i.e., "you can't handle the truth blahblahblah"
 
2012-06-02 04:16:42 PM

Another Government Employee: This Face Left Blank: RexTalionis: As I grow older, I've come to realize that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a really mediocre movie that's nowhere as funny as all the people who tediously quote lines from that movie back at me think it is.

Neither is "Blazing Saddles" or "Airplane" anymore . . .but they were in their time. You can't view it now like you could then - too much since then has been influenced by it. If you showed a teen the movie "Airplane" today, they wouldn't be all that impressed, because they've seen "Scary Movie" and others do it. The cleverness and newness aren't there.

Blazing Saddles has held up pretty well. I'll agree with you on Airplane, though.

"Where da white women at?"


Reminds me of the time (I hope this is an urban legend and not a real incident) that some new fan of fantasy novels back in the 90s was recommended The Lord of the Rings as the next thing he should read, and he says, "No, thanks. I started to read that, and then realized what a shameless rip-off it is of The Sword of Shannarah."
 
2012-06-02 04:19:56 PM

ManateeGag: list is an utter failure without Spaceballs (or any Mel Brooks movie for that matter) and Galaxy Quest


So true. Also, pick a Coen Bros movie. Any Coen movie and put it anywhere on your list. Major failing.
 
2012-06-02 05:19:03 PM

phalamir: A lot of the stuff in Holy Grail is funny because of the way it skewers stuff from history, literature, and British culture - and they don't spoon-fee..... blah blah blah natter natter yada yada and so forth....an most now if they want, but most of what they did/do isn't - you just have to decide if the gems are worth the digging


The real sticking point for most is, cultural differences, which really should be obvious. England is way smaller than the USA, quite a few of the bits are very local jabs that are island-wide in-jokes. The whole country laughs/is irritated all at the same time, as opposed to us and our multiple time zones. And just to be nice, I won't link to TV Tropes entries about watching shows you hate, or hating shows you don't watch.
 
2012-06-02 05:46:06 PM
You know... for the kids.
 
2012-06-02 06:27:52 PM
No love for "Die Hard"?

"Yippee KI AY Motherfarkers!"

(probably spelled it wrong, probably don't care....)
 
2012-06-02 07:36:44 PM
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www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-06-02 07:38:54 PM

catzies: acad1228: [content8.flixster.com image 400x300]No love for "Raising Arizona"?

I'm OK, you're OK, that there's what it is!

See honey, I come from a long line of frontiersmen...


They looked like, I don't know, jammies! They got Yodas and shiat on them!

What he'd need? His dip-tet?

Son you got a panty on your head.

Okay then!
 
2012-06-02 07:39:51 PM
Hey guys we need to advertise a film subtly, why not make a best 10 list and put that movie in it too....
 
2012-06-02 07:42:11 PM
Forgot one

www.talkstoomuch.com
 
2012-06-02 07:50:36 PM

shakespear: Shadowknight: isamudyson: no Clerks?

The wife and I are constantly quoting Kevin Smith movies at each other. Not a day goes by that "I'm not even supposed to be here today!" or a "All at once" kind of quote goes unheard.


You mean "In a row?"


After I posted, I realize that and hoped people wouldn't notice.

But, this IS geek thread. I'll just go turn in my card now...
 
2012-06-02 09:55:45 PM
No, you dont understand, I got my law degree at night school.
That's OK, we got busted at night.
 
2012-06-02 10:24:04 PM
Many great suggestions in an entertaining thread, but I sure hope I missed an earlier mention of _Snatch_......
 
2012-06-02 10:26:40 PM

RexTalionis: As I grow older, I've come to realize that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a really mediocre movie that's nowhere as funny as all the people who tediously quote lines from that movie back at me think it is I am the enemy and all fun must die.



FTFY
 
2012-06-02 11:54:23 PM
"I'll have it all figured out by the time we reach the Frontier."

"What's that?"

"The Frontier. "
 
2012-06-03 01:19:00 AM
Gosh and golly. There are sooo many good choices for top ten.
No love for any other Leslie Nielson flick other than Airplane?


/Or: "She's gone from suck, to blow!"
 
2012-06-03 06:00:18 AM

XplodedSynapses: Gosh and golly. There are sooo many good choices for top ten.
No love for any other Leslie Nielson flick other than Airplane?


/Or: "She's gone from suck, to blow!"


Nice beaver.
 
2012-06-03 11:30:50 AM
XplodedSynapses: Gosh and golly. There are sooo many good choices for top ten.
No love for any other Leslie Nielson flick other than Airplane?


/Or: "She's gone from suck, to blow!"


While pretty much every Nielson flick is funny as hell, they aren't all that quotable. I'd say pretty much Airplane! and Dracula Dead and Loving it would be it for the quotable ones.
 
2012-06-03 11:43:51 AM

Oldiron_79: XplodedSynapses: Gosh and golly. There are sooo many good choices for top ten.
No love for any other Leslie Nielson flick other than Airplane?


/Or: "She's gone from suck, to blow!"

While pretty much every Nielson flick is funny as hell, they aren't all that quotable. I'd say pretty much Airplane! and Dracula Dead and Loving it would be it for the quotable ones.


Naw. Mad love for the Naked Gun movies.
 
2012-06-03 04:00:38 PM
i.imgur.com

"Drop your cocks and grab your socks"

"Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?"

"...No...have you?"

"Yeah man, but it's a dry heat!"

"They mostly come at night. Mostly"

"That's it man, game over man, game over! What the fark are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?"

"We're in the pipe. 5 by 5"

"Knock it off, Hudson"

"Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are."

"You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them farking each other over for a goddamn percentage. "

"Drake, we are LEAVING!"

"Get away from her, you biatch!"

"I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."



CSB - for some strange reason the group I ran with in college used to gather every weekend and watch that film. By our sophmore year, we had it completely memorized. It's been 20 years but I still can quote large sections of the film from memory.
 
2012-06-03 07:31:42 PM
ic2.pbase.com

"Die Invasion! Sie kommen!"

(military history geek, so it qualifies)
 
2012-06-03 07:37:40 PM
What with all the brilliant comics in here I'm shocked that I have yet to find Fark: The Movie
 
2012-06-03 09:19:05 PM
cdn.sheknows.com
*screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!*
 
2012-06-04 01:44:51 AM

COMALite J: How about some great quotes from animated movies?

"Whoops! Ha! I guess the joke's on me. You're not Batman after all. Looks like there's a new face in Gotham and soon his name will be all over town... to say nothing of his legs, and feet, and spleen, and head..." (from what was until the Nolan films far and away the best Batman movie ever made. Any one minute from it was better than all four Burton and [especially] Schumacher films combined!)

"There are two kinds of metal in this yard: scrap and art. If you gotta eat one of them, eat the scrap. What you currently have − in your mouth! − is art!"


One more thing, I'm glad you changed your last name you son of a biatch
 
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