Sunday, July 03, 2005

Happy 4th of July, everybody! To celebrate our nation's birthday, I'm concluding the American Film Institute's list of expanded "100 Classic Movie Quotes." Happy Indendence Day!

51. Dirty Harry, 1971.
"You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk? You have 45 minutes to answer the question. If you get stuck, move on and answer it later."

52. Jerry Maguire, 1996.
"You had me at hello... but Mr. Bill Cosby? He had me at Jello! Yummers!"

53. Animal Crackers, 1930.
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know... I murdered a living thing."

54. A League of Their Own, 1992.
"There's no crying in baseball... but there's a whole lotta' weeping in THESE BALLS." (gestures to crotch)

55. Annie Hall, 1977.
"La-dee-da, la-dee-da... next time, won't you sing with me?"

56. Psycho, 1960.
"A boy's best friend is his mother... nature. Yes. His mother nature is a boy's best friend."

57. Wall Street, 1987.
"Greedy, for lack of a better word, is good... although I am biased since my father starred in the movie."

58. The Godfather Part II, 1974.
"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer... you can read all about it and more in my new book I Invited You to My Birthday Party Because I Hate You."

59. Gone With the Wind, 1939.
"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again... Thanks, Twix!"

60. Sons of the Desert, 1933.
"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into... but I refuse to play the Blame Game. Because in that game, no one wins. No one."

61. Scarface, 1983.
"Say `hello' to my little friend! Did I mention you had me when you said 'hello' to my little friend?"

62. Beyond the Forest, 1949.
"What a dump... I can't wait to take another shit!"

63. The Graduate, 1967.
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you? And on a sidenote, the 'plastics line' from this same movie is definitely more classic than the one I'm saying right now."

64. Dr. Strangelove, 1964.
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room! Which is located squarely in the Irony Wing of our building."

65. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1929.
"Elementary, my dear Watson... god, you're stupid."

66. Planet of the Apes, 1968.
"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape... and other things I said to your father on prom night."

67. Casablanca, 1942.
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine... is she looking over here? Don't - don't look. But... is she?"

68. The Shining, 1980.
"Here's Johnny! But you can call me: Johnny-dawg!"

69. Poltergeist, 1982.
"They're here! Johnny-dawg and the gang!"

70. "Marathon Man," 1976.
"Is it safe? Me putting my finger in this shark's butt?"

71. "The Jazz Singer," 1927.
"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet! Ladies and gentlemen: the advent of sound!"

72. Mommie Dearest, 1981.
"No wire hangers, ever! Listen to Mommie! Or as you can call me: Mommie the Dearest!"

73. Little Caesar, 1930.
"Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico? Certainly, not the end of 'Rico Suave.' Class of '91!"

74. Chinatown, 1974.
"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown... population: China."

75. "A Streetcar Named Desire," 1951.
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers... one morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."

76. Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991.
"Hasta la vista, baby... your mom and I will have the baby monitor on, so cry if you need us. You see, I'm talking to an actual baby."

77. Soylent Green, 1973.
"Soylent Green is people! Soylent Red is PEPPER!"

78. 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968.
"Open the pod bay doors, HAL... I gotta' take a shit."

79. Airplane! 1980.
"Surely, you can't be serious."
"I am serious ... and don't call me Yahoo Serious."

80. Rocky, 1976.
"Yo, Adrian! It's the 4th of July!"

81. Funny Girl, 1968.
"Hello, gorgeous... you had me at 'Hello, gorgeous'."

82. National Lampoon's Animal House, 1978.
"Toga! Toga! Togamos! Togamos! Togan! Togan!"

83. Dracula, 1931.
"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make... I vant to suck your bloooood!"

84. King Kong, 1933.
"Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast... so let's go arrest Beauty."

85. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002.
"My precious... ring."

86. Dog Day Afternoon, 1975.
"Attica! Attica! Atticamos! Atticamos! Attican! Attican!"

87. 42nd Street, 1933.
"Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star... and so begins the story of Sawyer Brown."

88. On Golden Pond, 1981.
"Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go... oh yeeeeeaaaaah."

89. Knute Rockne, All American, 1940
"Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper... and maybe - just maybe - another one for me, the Mipper."

90. Goldfinger, 1964.
"A martini. Shaken, not stirred... and a Mr. Pibb. Peed in, but not farted on."

91. The Naughty Nineties, 1945.
"Who's on first... and oh, to clarify, I'm making a statement about James Who's location on first base. I'm not asking a question whatsoever. Cuz boy, would things get confusing!"

92. Caddyshack, 1980.
"Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac --- it's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole! I don't want to brag, but this was all ad-libbed!"

93. Auntie Mame, 1958.
"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death... boy, I sure do know how to bring down a party."

94. Top Gun, 1986.
"I feel the need — the need for speed! Wait. No. No one needs anything. I want the need - I want the need for speed."

95. Dead Poets Society, 1989.
"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary... and you ladies? Take a seat."

96. Moonstruck, 1987.
"Snap out of it! And into my car!"

97. Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942.
"My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you... and my hand? It SPANKS you! Oh oh ohhhhhh!"

98. Dirty Dancing, 1987.
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner... not even Ol' Baby-Corner Jones."

99. The Wizard of Oz, 1939.
"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too! And your Johnny-Dawg as well!"

100. Titanic, 1997.
"I'm king of the world! Metaphorically!"

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