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Old 08 December 2017, 02:17 PM
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Isn't Dr Nick's line "Hi everybody!"

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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Old 08 December 2017, 02:41 PM
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I use a quote from the film "Blue Velvet" on a regular basis, especially when driving.

I won;t repeat it here as it is NFBSK.
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Old 08 December 2017, 05:21 PM
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Isn't Dr Nick's line "Hi everybody!"

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..."
it's the voice that sells it, so it doesn't matter what you really say!



Also, another quote I like to use...
It's over 9000!!!
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Old 08 December 2017, 08:33 PM
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When you ask a question in a room of people and get no reply: "Bueler? Bueler?"

I've been known to quote the Firesign Theater; alas, I have never had anyone recognize them except for family.

"Why she's no fun, she fell right over."
"Doesn't (insert name here) count?" "Only to ten."


Or, when I see a car pulled over by the police, I quote an old Cheech & Chong bit - "It's officer O'Mally of the San Francisco police, and Yooouuurrrrrrre Busted!" Heck, just yesterday, when a co-worker named Dave was late to a meeting, I used "Dave's not here, man."
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Old 08 December 2017, 08:44 PM
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"You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means."
We do a lot of "Princess Bride" quoting in our house. "Vizzini said to go back to the beginning..." "Have fun storming the castle!" "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!" (my husband is half Sicilian...)


And I would get those Firesign quotes.
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Old 08 December 2017, 08:50 PM
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One of the VPs in our company a number of years ago looked EXACTLY like Wallace Shawn. You know how hard it was to sit in meetings with him, waiting for him to go "Inconceivable!"
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Old 08 December 2017, 09:10 PM
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From Fawlty Towers: "Now, try to understand before one of us dies." (Also, "I could spend the rest of my life having this conversation." and "Don't hit me; always you hit me!" and one more iteration of "I know nothing!")
Also: "Manuel, let me explain." [Pokes Manuel in the eye.]

("I'm sorry, he's from Barcelona.")
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Old 08 December 2017, 09:15 PM
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Heck, just yesterday, when a co-worker named Dave was late to a meeting, I used "Dave's not here, man."
A friend of mine was at some kind of a conference when someone asked him if he had seen someone named Dana.

He naturally immediately came back with "There is no Dana, only Zuul."

...and the person didn't get it.

My friend has never felt older than that moment.
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Old 08 December 2017, 09:16 PM
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Also: "Manuel, let me explain." [Pokes Manuel in the eye.]

("I'm sorry, he's from Barcelona.")
¿Que? And characters. Such as Sybil, and Polly...
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Old 08 December 2017, 09:25 PM
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S'mai bawb:

One of my favourite references is from an old commercial many years ago about some lunch product that I don't even remember now - lunchbag letdown. I use it to express disappointment.

BTW, I did a quick Google search to see if I could find the original commercial, and though I didn't find it, it appears that this reference is still thriving.

Who knew?

Ta ra 'wan,

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Old 08 December 2017, 09:41 PM
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I was at work and I caught myself using ones that I did not realise I use. So, I started tracking what was said around me.

Austin Powers references abound (fricken laser beams and a finger to the mouth whenever money is mentioned)

Star Wars references (these are not the *blank* you are looking for)

More than a few Star Trek references (phasers on stun)

And to top it off a Big Band Theory reference late this afternoon (knock, knock, knock... Major UEL - knock, knock, knock... Major UEL - knock, knock, knock... Major UEL)

I think we use so many of them we have grown immune to their effect.
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Old 08 December 2017, 09:49 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.
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Old 08 December 2017, 10:45 PM
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If I can stray to comics, myself and a number of friends make a surprising number of references to the precious few classic issues of Sam & Max: Freelance Police.*
"Where do you keep that gun, little buddy?"
"None of your damn business, Sam!"

"I hate it when you say 'Lest we be trod upon.'"

"Ensues? I don't think that's a word, Sam."

"Oh boy! Stuckeys!"

"I'm a lagomorph, Sam. Look it up."

"...drawn without reference material, apparently!"

"Spontaneous human combustion! What a stroke of luck!"
...and so on.


*Yes, there was a cartoon series and some computer games, but the original comics are just amazing.
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Old 08 December 2017, 10:50 PM
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Also: "Manuel, let me explain."
"No, there is too much. Let me sum up."
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Old 09 December 2017, 01:52 AM
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SO and I are partial to Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss?
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss!


along with the quote from the episode where Bart plays some Smokey the Bear arcade game about who can stop a forest fire. (paraphrased, at least this is how we use it) "You said you, meaning me. Try again." "You said me, referring to me."

There's a few from the Beavis and Butthead movie that are memetic among my college friend group, particularly my college BFF- but they aren't really funny outside either the context of the movie or whatever context we use them in.
A few that I guess might work out of context-
"It's coming out of the @ss..... of the @ss" (if something meta is happening)
"Here, does this say 'xanax'?" (discussing medications/things that are difficult to read)
"I poop TOO MUCH. And then I get tired." (self explanatory I think )

From Rocko's Modern Life's Really Really Big Man, I often refer to my cat Bo as "Really Really Big Bo (with his Nipples of the Future [he has actually just regular nipples with non-future-seeing powers AFAICT])"

(Yeah, it appears most of my references/quotes are pretty juvenile.)


The most bizarre is between my sister and I, that has lasted from when we used to watch cartoons together growing up. We were watching a Fairly Oddparents rerun that we'd probably seen a dozen times before and for some reason both of us must have really noticed the background music in one of the scenes. We didn't talk about it, but then later on one of us started singing or humming it and the other person jumped in with the other part.
To this day, over a decade later, we still sing this stupid background music phrase at each other, sometimes dragging the ending out, sometimes just like "remixing" it in a weird way to amuse the other person (like making the last few notes ascend instead of descend or whatever). Over like a 5 second background music segment from a kid's show
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Old 09 December 2017, 02:04 AM
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So, pretty much every day, I'm shocked, shocked! to see something.
I finally got around to seeing Casablanca for the first time earlier this year. When I saw that scene, I said out loud, "So THAT'S why people say that!"
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Old 09 December 2017, 05:24 AM
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I've been known to quote the Firesign Theater; alas, I have never had anyone recognize them except for family.
Thanks, half-pint, you just saved me a lot of work.
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Old 09 December 2017, 09:13 AM
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I just looked it up and it seems "Now you're cooking with gas." was used quite often in some of Bob Hope's shows and even Daffy Duck.

My Swiss coworker took it literally and started discussing the benefits of cooking with gas versus electric.

My commonwealth coworker knew what I meant.
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Old 09 December 2017, 09:47 AM
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"But this one goes to 11", when making a choice between similar products.
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Old 09 December 2017, 10:03 PM
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Misses something when none of your co-workers know this, but I still use it.



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Tell me about it! I have to remind myself that a) many of my co-workers are young enough to be my (non-existent) kids; and b) they know things/references that I do not, so it all works out.


ETA: I use Cartman's Respect my author-a-tay!! line a lot, especially when referring to my oldest cat.
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