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Old 10 December 2017, 03:13 AM
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"But this one goes to 11", when making a choice between similar products.
Sometimes I'll reassure people that I'll attend an event barring an unforeseen gardening/vomit-choking/spontaneous combustion incident.
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Old 11 December 2017, 12:34 PM
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It doesn't come up much, but whenever I'm asked to write an autobiographical paragraph, I start it with "I was born in the wagon of a traveling show..."
Did your mother have to dance for the money they'd throw?
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Old 11 December 2017, 02:45 PM
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The quote I use most often comes from a comedy album; specifically, Reality, What a Concept by Robin Williams.

"The brains of a pissant, My Lord."

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Old 11 December 2017, 05:04 PM
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I think [I]Seinfeld[I] was so influential in its day a lot of phrases that originated there have become part of people's everyday speech without them really noticing that they're referencing it. Like "No [thing] for you" or calling someone or something "[thing]-worthy".

I didn't think of it when I first posted in this thread, but I often use Futurama references, too. "Your [thing] is bad and you should feel bad!" And I guess "Shut up and take my money!" had taken on a life of its own beyond the show.
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Old 11 December 2017, 07:41 PM
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My Dad, brother & I have similar tastes in comedy & like to slip quotes into conversation when he can, normally when we are all together.
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Old 11 December 2017, 07:56 PM
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It doesn't come up much, but whenever I'm asked to write an autobiographical paragraph, I start it with "I was born in the wagon of a traveling show..."
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Did your mother have to dance for the money they'd throw?
And I just got that earworm out of my head! Dangit, you two! *shakes fist*

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Old 11 December 2017, 08:39 PM
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I use "only mostly dead" a lot. I used to quote Firefly all the time but I've since toned it down substantially.
Not so much lately, but there was a time when "not merely dead, but really most sincerely dead." came up around my crew surprisingly often.
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Old 11 December 2017, 09:15 PM
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Like others here, almost every line from Princess Bride gets trotted out on a daily basis; but so do lines from Airplane ("we have clearance, Clarence", and "don't call me Shirley") as well as both Blazing Saddles ("Work work work work" and WKRP ("oh it just never stops, never stops" which are often interchangeable.) Also, Get Smart ("Sorry about that, Chief", and "missed it by that much".) Probably about a dozen others but those are the most frequently used.
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Old 12 December 2017, 02:35 AM
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ETA: I use Cartman's Respect my author-a-tay!! line a lot, especially when referring to my oldest cat.
With our pets, we paraphrase: "No, bunny, that's a bad bunny!"
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Old 12 December 2017, 03:01 AM
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It’s kind of amazing how long The Princess Bride has remained a part of our cultural consciousness.

Tombstone occasionally crops up for us: “Well. Bye” when we’re not sad to see something go. I feel like Monty Python was a big one for awhile, but that’s kind of disappeared.

Harry Potter gets a nod when people mutter a spell they wish could work.
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Old 12 December 2017, 04:29 AM
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I have been using "By Grapthar's Hammer, what a savings " recently.
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Old 12 December 2017, 04:35 AM
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Also: "Manuel, let me explain." [Pokes Manuel in the eye.]

("I'm sorry, he's from Barcelona.")
I believe that in the Spanish edition of the show, he's Mexican.
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