Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another in an extremely long line of 'list' posts.

In our house over the years a number of film and TV quotes seemed to have wormed their way into our everyday speech. We're not quite as bad as those lost souls who recite Monty Python sketches to each other in the pub. No, actually, we're worse than that. We don't have conversations, we have quote-offs. Thus, in our house you may hear the following:

1. When finding something we have lost - 'stop your grinnin' and drop your linen, found them'

2. When anyone sings - 'not raga'

3. When happy -'I'm as happy as a Frenchman whose just invented a pair of self-removing trousers'.

4. When a meal is slow in coming in a restaurant - 'I'm a doctor and I want my sausages.'

5. When going to see my family - 'My mother-in-law's so fat, etc, etc, etc'

6. When we are going out for the evening - 'we're on a mission from God.'

7. When Mr. Realdoc wins at scrabble he will leap to his feet and shout 'and how can this be? For he is the Kwisack Haderach'(sp????).

Obviously we're a very sad household. Are we the only ones? Extra marks if you can identify any of the quotes above.

15 comments:

Vicus Scurra said...

Yes you are the only ones.

Billy said...

Re the "I'm a doctor and I want my sausages" I often use a similar formation, "This is my _______ and I demand precendence"

llewtrah said...

The Kwisach Haderach is from Dune.

I say "Thank you kindly" due to watching too much Due South. Also "Beer good - Llewtrah like beer" due to an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And "Make it so" (Picard in Star Trek)

baggiebird said...

I have on occassion used the Beer good phrase from Buffy, and serveral from Green Wing

Ruby said...

We have the immortal..
"Head 'em up"
"Move 'em out" whenever we leave the house, followed by a quick rendition of Rawhide!
Poor kids they haven't got a clue what it's all about!

Vicus Scurra said...

OK, I do it in meetings at work.
Whenever says "altogether" or "let's say", then it is a cue for a chorus a la 'Airplane'.

The Curve said...

3 is Blackadder and I think 7 is from the David Lynch sci fi movie Dune.

Richard said...

We don't do many quotes, mainly because the other half has such an appalling memory for that kind of thing. She also lived in Norway for 18 years so missed out on important culture for the duration. Er...that kind of thing. Father Ted, isn't it?

But wait, whenever I see Tom Bell on telly I used to have to say "Frank's out" (and then explain it). Now I say "Frank's Dead". If Geoff and Betty read this they will know of the problems I used to have in Bexleyheath while passing the chippy on the Broadway.

tedward's missing ear said...

Mr TME and I tend to say "that would be an ecumenical matter" far more often than is strictly warranted.

realdoc said...

The problem is that these quotes have become subconscious verbal tics, cultural Tourette's if you like. Blackadder is to blame for most of them as we spent our courting years in a horrible cold student house watching Blackadder reruns.

Tim Footman said...

4. is from Fawlty Towers - the awesome and grossly underrated Geoffrey Palmer.

6. is the Blues Brothers, a film much more amusing that its twatty, dressing-up devotees might have you believe. I love the bit where Ray Charles shoots at the shoplifter, and Henry Gibson makes a fine Illinois Nazi.

Small Boo and I always quote Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

"Mongo? Santa Maria!" etc, etc...

rockmother said...

My mother in law is so fat - sounds like Bernard Manning - mind you - he can talk - he's a horrid fat bastard!.

Re: Richard's comment - we always used to say that too about Tom Bell when he was on the tv - I can remember the trailers - Frank Ross is OUT! Poor Tom Bell - I was sad to see that he died and he doesn't look very well in the latest Prime Suspect and actually gets bumped off which is even mroe sad knowing that he died in real life after filming. I did brim up a bit.

spence said...

Oh Dear, I would fall into the saddo group that quote Monty Python!!

But Hey Ho theres nothing that quite matches it, apart from Green Wing of course!

realdoc said...

spence, good to see you over here. We are the saddest of sad when it comes to quoting comedies. I just worry we have forgotten how to have a normal conversation.

Carmenzta said...

My family quotes Star Wars ("I love you..." "I know.") and The Big Lebowski ("Just relax, man." "I'm calmer than you are."), as well as Pulp Fiction ("Which one?" (is your wallet), "The one that says M*therf*cker, m*therf*cker.") Among others... But we're weird, we also sing songs to our cats.