3. Cross off when someone guesses it correctly. Add notes as desired.
You know it’s really hard for me to do a meme as written. Instead of picking fifteen of my favorite movies, I chose movie quotes that I really like, and there were 17 of them. And even though there are a great many wonderful lines from “Princess Bride,” “Airplane,” and the Monty Python movies, I’m avoiding the most obvious movie choices, so there will be a degree of actual challenge to this game. If you play by the Rules, don't look these up on IMDB (but if you do, be aware that sometimes IMBD doesn't have them, or has them WRONG (although I admit some are from memory, and I might have it wrong)) or other Internet search. Mostly, these quotes are chosen because they’re lines that have stuck with me; they’re the snippets that I think of when I remember these films. Most of them are selected because they’re really funny, but some because they’re a particularly great moment. Most of these quotes are pretty short, so I’ll be surprised if even half of these can be identified without people looking them up on the Internet. Good luck!
This is Shepherd Wong's home.
He lives in that piece of paper?
#2. Movie: Silence of the Hams Identified By: oh_that_jocelyn
"Iggy-boo"? What's that?
It's my happy noise.
Why I Chose It: Okay, this “Silence of the Lambs” parody mostly sucks. There are a few good laughs, but they’re hardly worth sitting through the rest of the lame attempts. But the bit with the “happy noise” was so funny, that oh_that_jocelyn and I still use it years later. And seriously; everyone should have a Happy Noise.
#3. Movie: Blazing Saddles Identified By: leboyfriend
We're not sure. Are we Black?
Yes, we are.
Then we're awake, but we’re very puzzled.
Why I Chose It: ‘Blazing Saddles’ is one of my favorite movies, and this is probably my favorite line from the film. Not only is this bit of dialog really fun, it’s a great exchange between Clevon Little and Gene Wilder. I hope you recognize this quote, because it’s rather distinctive (and if you haven’t seen Blazing Saddles, go watch it. Now!)
Selling the house now would be like closing the barn door after the horses eat your children.
Why you doin' this, Doc?
Because Wyatt Earp is my friend.
Friend? Hell, I got lots of friends.
Someone out there has a sick sense of humor.
If God had meant for me to marry a poor man, he would have made me homely.
#8. Movie: Mr. & Mrs. Smith Identified By: madcatpress
Why I Chose It: While the overall experience of this film is only average, there’s some great dialog (especially if you’ve been married). I wanted to use something from this movie, and this was the best short quote I found.
#9. Movie: Ghostbusters Identified By: bookherd
Why I Chose It: Frankly, “Ghostbusters” is quite awesome. It’s a Action/Horror/Romantic/Comedy that actually works. And I find I use the phrase “No human would…” fairly often (I hope my friends haven’t tired of it). Another quote I also considered was “If someone asks if you’re a god, SAY YES!” Always good advice.
Miller, did you do a lot of drugs, back in the hippie days?
#11. Movie: This is Spinal Tap Identified By: grrlpup
Why I Chose It: Do I need to explain? I mean, this is the kind of stuff I find hysterical! I think ‘Spinal Tap’ deserves its reputation as a classic, but I find when I watch it again, I’m put off by the slow pace. Like so many things, we remember the funny bits, and forget about how much tedious stuff one has to wade through. Like Life, I guess.
Deep in my heart, I know I’m funny!
#13. Movie: X-Men Identified By: beren_in_pdx
You’re a dick.
Why I Chose It: As a writer, one wants to create dialog that’s concise, funny and a distillation of the characters, and this moment does all that. If I remember correctly, this is one of the few lines contributed by Joss Whedon that didn’t get edited out or mangled by the direction. Makes for an awesome moment in a generally respectable movie.
#14. Movie: Mystery Men Identified By: beren_in_pdx
Why I Chose It: For some reason, this movie didn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves. Perhaps it merely fits well with my sense of humor, and most movie-watchers were confused and frightened by it. But stuff like a superhero who is worried about his commercial endorsements? Or Ben Stiller’s “Mr. Furious” character whose power is that he gets really angry (but apparently sans any accompanying Hulk-like strength)? Or a superhero whose power is that he’s “very mysterious?” To me, funny! Plus, it has Hank Azaira, Bill Macy, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, Paul Ruebens and Geoffery Rush! I mean, my god.
Character is who you are in the dark!
#16. Movie: Top Secret! Identified By: kr8vkat
Yes. I am Albert Potato.
Why I Chose It: Farce is hard to do. For every “Airplane!” there’s a handful of movies at the level of “Epic Movie.” I’ve always liked “Top Secret!”, and particularly that Val Kilmer played the lead. This line is a good example of what works about the film. It’s classic word-play; it makes perfect sense, but it’s not the expected use. They played it completely straight, and moved on (nothing ruins farce faster than the actors winking at the audience, or pausing for laughter). Sure, it’s completely silly, and about the level of grade-school jokes, but it amuses me greatly.
Why should I stay? There's nothing left here for me.
How can you say that? What about the house and all those people? Will we just give in to the Beckersteads? We can't let them walk away with everything. If we give in, we're giving in to all the cute, fuzzy bunnies in the world.
Yeah, that's just what I was thinking.