||Movie Title/Year and Scene
the Money and Run (1969)
- the sight of neurotic cello player Virgil Starkwell
(Woody Allen) playing in a marching band
- the mockumentary interview with Virgil's embarrassed
parents (who both wore Groucho Marx disguises)
- the scene of one of many of Virgil's failed,
compulsive escape attempts from prison, when his self-made soap
gun melted in a sudden rainstorm
- the scene of Virgil agreeing to an experimental
vaccine in prison in order to be paroled - temporarily turning
him into a rabbi ("one temporary side effect")
- the scene of Virgil needing money to get married,
leading to a bank robbery by the nebbish crook - including his
handwritten, mis-spelled and illegible stickup note for $50,000
(and the subsequent discussion with two bank tellers as the note
was passed along): ("Does this look like "gub"
or "gun"? - Teller: "But what does "abt" mean?"
- Virgil: "It's "act". A-C-T. Act natural")
- the narrator's description of his undernourishment
when served only one meal a day on the chain gang: "Food
on a chain gang is scarce and not very nourishing. The men get
one hot meal a day: a bowl of steam"
- Virgil's interview in his prison cell after being
sentenced to 800 years in federal prison, and was confident he
could cut the sentence in half; he asserted:
"I think crime definitely pays. And you know, it's a great
job, the hours are good, and you're your own boss. And you travel
a lot, and you get to meet interesting people, and uh, I just think
it's a good job in general"; and then he described his time
carving work in shop (making another soap-gun) and inquired (with
the film's last line):
"Do you know if it's raining out?"
Team America: World Police
- the hilarious and infamous marionette bedroom
sex scenes, including intensive and humorous hard-core sex between
puppets Gary (voice of Trey Parker) and Lisa (voice of Kristen
Miller), two life-like puppets/marionettes (without genitalia)
who were engaged various positions (starting out with regular
missionary positions (from the front and from behind, with the
male and female alternating to be on top), but then including
oral sex on the male, and on the female from behind, hardcore
'69' sex, and even offensive scenes of a golden shower onto the
female's face and defecation onto the male's face!)
of Endearment (1983)
- the persistent womanizing by raunchy ex-astronaut
Garrett Breedlove (Oscar-winning Jack Nicholson) of his neighbor
- Texas widow Aurora Greenway (Oscar-winning Shirley MacLaine),
when she quipped back at him: "Imagine you having a date with
someone where it wasn't a felony"
- their first lunch date when he realized she was
very uptight: ("I, uhm, think we're going to have to get
drunk....You got me into this, and you're just gonna have to
trust me about this one thing. You need a lot of drinks....To
kill the bug that you have up your ass"); subsequently,
she ordered Wild Turkey bourbon
- his wild car beach drive (steering with his feet
while she accelerated) into the ocean, while he was yelling out: "Wind
in the hair! Lead in the pencil! Feet controlling the universe!
Breedlove at the helm! Just keep pumping that throttle! Keep
giving it that gas! I see the Gulf of Mexico below me!...Give
it a chance....Fly me to the moon!" - and he was propelled
into the water when they hit the water; when she tromped over
to him, he joked: "If
you wanted to get me on my back, you just had to ask me" and
then when they kissed and he copped a feel, she complained: "Get
it out of there!...Get it out!...We were having such a good time
and you had to go do this!"
- and then when they returned to her home and she
invited him inside, he replied: "I'd rather stick needles in
my eyes!" She responded: "Everything would have been just fine,
you know, if you hadn't gotten drunk. I just didn't want you
to think I was like one of your other girls"; he told her: "Not
much danger in that unless you curtsy on my face real soon" -
and then admitted: "I don't know what it is about you, but you
do bring out the devil in me"
There's Something About Mary
- Ben Stiller's vulgar romantic comedy about 29
year-old Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) and his continuing obsessive
love - 13 years later - for his ditzy high school dream girl
Mary Jensen (Cameron Diaz) - and his competition with other deceitful
male suitors for her love and attention
- the flashback scene of geeky,
accident-prone Ted's painful, pants-zipper
accident that injured his male organ - on the
night of his high school prom with Mary in 1985; and her solicitous
step-father's (Keith David) incredulous queries about the incident: "Is
it the frank or the beans?" and "How the hell d’ya
get the beans above the frank?", followed by the paramedic's
"We've got a bleeder!"
- the gross-out, iconic, disgusting image of Mary's
upturned hair with a unique brand of home-made hair-gel that
was dangling and borrowed from Ted's left ear lobe ("What
is that? On your ear. No, your left ear. Is
that hair-gel?") after he had masturbated
- the scenes with the landlady's hyperactive dog
Puffy, who attacked Ted, and then was secretly oversedated by
sleazy and smarmy private detective Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) with
spiked treats; the dog was miraculously revived from death by
electrocution from an AC cord - but it set Pat on fire
- the painful scene of Ted's mouth being hooked
by a large fishing line hook while standing on a wharf and speaking
- Ted's scene with a rambling, persuasive hitchhiker-salesman
(Harland Williams) who enthusiastically promoted his new product
(7 Minute Abs exercise video): ("Think about it. You walk
into a video store, you see 8-Minute Abs sittin' there, there's
7-Minute Abs right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?...Bingo,
man, bingo. 7-Minute Abs. And we guarantee just as good a workout
as the 8-minute folk....If you're not happy with the first 7
minutes, we're gonna send you the extra minute free. You see?
That's it. That's our motto. That's where we're comin' from.
That's from "A" to "B"...No! No, no, not
6! I said 7. Nobody's comin' up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes?
You won't even get your heart goin', not even a mouse on a wheel...7's
the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 dwarves. 7,
man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin'
lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's
tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola
cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office....'Cause
you're f--kin' fired!")
- the clever wisecracking,
loving quips and bantering between the sophisticated, tippling
and witty sleuthing couple Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell
and Myrna Loy) -- i.e. Nick: "Oh, I'm a hero. I was shot
twice in the Tribune." Nora: "I read you were
shot five times in the tabloids." Nick: "It's not true.
He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids"
- also the scene of Nora's noisy and sprawling
entrance into a restaurant laden with Christmas packages and
dragged by their dog Asta
- and the sequence in their bedroom in which Nick
punched out his wife to protect her from a gunman's line of fire
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
- the scene of legendary bogus heavy-metal British
rock group singer and lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel's (Christopher
room where he showed off all of his cherished guitar-instruments
to rockumentary, cinema
verite film-maker Marty Di Bergi (Rob Reiner); he
first noted: "I play
them and I cherish them"; he also bragged as he held up
one beauty: "Just listen for a minute...The sustain, listen
to it"; Di Bergi responded: "I'm not hearing anything"
- when Nigel added: "You would though, if it were playing";
he also stipulated about another "special" guitar: "It
can't be played, never!" and Di Bergi wasn't allowed to
even look at it
- the famous "The numbers all go
to 11" quote in which Nigel showed off his very special Marshall
amp - boasting
that the amplifier could go "one louder"
up to a volume setting of eleven ("The numbers all go to 11")
- and his blank response to Di Bergi's query why they just didn't
make 10 louder: "Why don't you just make ten louder and make
ten be the top number and make that a little louder?" - Nigel
thought for a moment, and then reiterated: "These go to 11"
- also, the scene of their arrival in America to
endorse their new and controversially-sexist album/cover Smell
the Glove (filled with vulgar songs such as "Big Bottomed
Woman ", "Sex
Farm Woman", and
the memorable song fusing Bach and Mozart (or M-ach)
"Lick My Love Pump" with offensive lyrics) - and attired
in complete heavy metal regalia
- also the scene of bass player Derek Small's (Harry
Shearer) 'enhanced' embarrassment when caught at an airplane
security check with a cucumber wrapped in aluminum foil stuffed
in his pants, after being asked: "Do you have any artificial
plates or limbs?..."
- the scene at the gravesite of Elvis Presley in
Memphis after their show was cancelled when they harmonized on "Heartbreak
- the airforce base concert where the straight
audience was disgusted by their song "Sex Farm Woman"
- and the scene backstage in North Carolina when
Nigel became angered because the meat slices for sandwiches were
larger than the "miniature bread" slices
- and the band's convoluted attempts to walk from
their basement dressing room to the stage at their Cleveland
concert in the Xanadu Star Theater,
and their receipt of confusing directions from a black backstage
worker: ("You go right straight through this door here, down
the hall, turn right, and then there's a little jog there, about
30 feet. Jog to the left...Go straight ahead. Go straight ahead,
turn right the next two corners, and on the first door is
a sign: 'Authorized
Personnel Only.' Open that door. That's the stage...You're authorized.
You're musicians, aren't ya?"); they prematurely began yelling
"Hello Cleveland" but realized that within the maze of corridors,
they ended up back with the worker - who noted: "You must've
made a wrong turn"
- and the disastrous Stonehenge finale in which
an undersized 18 inch miniature Stonehenge monolith monument
was constructed (the specifications were doodled on a bar napkin
for the designer who claimed: "lan, I was asked to build it 18
inches high! Look, look, look. This is what I was asked to build.
18 inches, right here, it's specified, 18 inches. I was given
this napkin, I mean"; Ian responded: "Forget
this. F--k the napkin!"; later, the small monument
was lowered to the stage and dwarfed by a pair of midgets cavorting
around it, and the discussion that followed: ("I do not,
for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I
think that the problem may have been, that there was a Stonehenge
monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by
a dwarf. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the
- the last line of the film after the end credits
- Nigel's response when asked if he would be happy being a shoe
"Well, I don't know. What are the hours?"
Three Amigos! (1986)
- in this comedy western,
the characters of The Three Amigos - three silent movie cowboy
stars (Chevy Chase as Dusty Bottoms, Steve Martin as Lucky Day,
and Martin Short as Ned Nederlander)
- their debate about the meaning of the word "in-famous"
- referring to Mexican outlaw bandit leader El Guapo (Alfonso
Arau): Ned: "In-famous is when you're MORE than famous. This
man El Guapo, he's not just famous, he's IN-famous"; Lucky: "100,000
pesos to do a personal appearance with this guy El Guapo, who's
probably the biggest actor to come out of Mexico!" Dusty: "Wow,
the in-famous? In-famous?"
- the singing
of their theme song, with their impossibly long-held note that
lasted for over a minute
- their entry into a
dark and gritty Santo Poco saloon full of stunned Mexican banditos
(who were told to expect vicious violent foreigners); Dusty noted:
"Looks like somebody's been down here with the ugly stick"; as
out-of-towners, they ordered beer, but drank tequila instead
("We don't have no beer, just tequila...Uh, it's like beer"),
and while waiting performed a song/dance
performance of "My Little Buttercup"
- outside, when they spotted a small bi-plane flying
over, Ned noted: "It's a male plane", although his buddies thought
he meant 'mail plane'; Ned added: "Didn't you notice its little
balls? Little balls sticking down"
- their grand entrance to confront the bandits,
insulting them: "Well, you slime eating dogs! You scum sucking
pigs! You sons of a motherless goat!...Wherever there is injustice,
you will find us. Wherever there is suffering, we'll be there!...Wherever
liberty is threatened! You will find The Three Amigos!"
- the scene of Dusty being offered a kiss by Rosita
(Benita Telles): "Have you ever kissed a girl?...Would you
like to kiss me?...Well?...Well, we could take a walk and you
could kiss me on the veranda" - he responded: "Lips
would be fine"
- the scene of Ned's regaling the peasant children
with a story about silent film actress Dorothy Gish: ("One
time, Dorothy Gish was visiting me on the set of Little Neddy,
Grab Your Gun. And she came up to me and she looked me in
the face and, I'd never met her, I'd just known her from films,
you know, Dorothy Gish, Lillian's sister - and she looked me
in the eyes and she said: 'Young man, you have got it.' And.
Ah! Dorothy Gish. It's a true story")
- around the campfire, their cowboy lullaby "Blue
Shadows on the Trail" (sung with a guitar by Dusty, accompanied
vocally by their singing horses and desert animals!)
- also the scene with Ned drinking from a canteen
full of dirt, while Dusty had a full canteen of water that he wasted,
and then offered: "Lip balm?"
- and the hysterical Singing Bush (voice of Randy
Newman) scene in which the Amigos attempted to summon The Invisible
Swordsman to appear for mystical aid, though Dusty accidentally
killed him by firing sideways: (Lucky Day: "You killed the
Invisible Swordsman....You're supposed to fire UP! WE both fired
UP! Like living with a six year-old")
- Lucky's arm wound from gunshot, when he asked
to inspect the gun: "Wait a second. Let me see that. Come on,
come on. Oh, great! Real bullets. I'll keep this. You're in a
lot of trouble, mister"
- and the funny exchange between El
Guapo and his right-hand Lieutenant Jefe (Tony
Plana) about the meaning of the word "plethora" (El
Guapo: "Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?...A
plethora...Jefe, what is a plethora?...You told me I have a plethora.
And I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is.
I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he
has a plethora, and find out that that person has NO IDEA what
it means to have a plethora!"), and the subsequent discussion
about taking a woman: (El Guapo: "Jefe, you do not understand
women. You cannot force open the petals of a flower. When the
flower is ready, it opens itself up to you"; Jefe: "When do
you think Carmen will open up her flower to you?"; El Guapo:
"Tonight, or I will kill her!")
and Dusty's bungling attempt to fit in with the
grungy bandits while in disguise, telling a drunken El Guapo
how they "raped the horses," "rode off on the
women," and "pruned the hedges of many small villages" (El
Guapo: "Who the hell are you?!")
- also Lucky Day's inspiring speech to the townsfolk
about conquering one's own individual "El Guapo": "In
a way, all of us have an El Guapo to face some day. For some,
shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education
might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big, dangerous
guy who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Lucky Day,
the people of Santa Poco can conquer their own personal El Guapo,
who also happens to be the actual El Guapo!"
- also the conclusion in which Dusty (who was left
without kisses) was puzzled when a beautiful Hot Senorita (Playboy centerfold
Rebecca Underwood/Ferratti, Miss June, 1986) kissed Ned goodbye
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
- a WWII screwball comedy set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw,
among a troupe of Polish thespians led by egocentric ham actor
Joseph Tura (Jack Benny)
- the delivery of the famous "to
be or not to be" Hamlet soliloquy, triggering the
exit of Polish audience member/fighter pilot Lt. Stanislav Sobinski
(Robert Stack) from his seat in the front of the audience to
innocently rendezvous backstage with Tura's flirtatious wife
and glamorous leading lady actress Maria (Carole Lombard in her
last screen performance) in her dressing room
- the scene of Maria telling her husband Joseph
off after he called her a prima donna: ("Whenever there's
a chance to take the spotlight away from me, it's becoming ridiculous
the way you grab attention. Whenever I start to tell a story,
you finish it. If I go on a diet, you lose the weight. If I have
a cold, you cough. And if we should ever have a baby, I'm not
so sure I'd be the mother"); Joseph responded: "I'm
satisfied to be the father"
- and the scenes of Joseph impersonating both the
Polish traitor/Nazi spy Professor Siletsky (Stanley Ridges) and
buffoonish Nazi officer Col. Ehrhardt (Sig Ruman)
- the oft-repeated line of Gestapo chief Col. Ehrhardt:
("So they call me 'Concentration Camp' Ehrhardt, eh?!")
- and one of the film's funniest lines about Tura's
acting talent, spoken by Nazi officer Ehrhardt: "What he
did to Shakespeare we are doing now to Poland"
- the lampooning of Hitler, who would salute and
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
- the scene of Sasha Kinski (James Haake)
hiding in the chorus line during the number Ladies, and
himself to a surprised Dr. Frederick Bronski (Mel Brooks)
when he sang: "She's a princess, no, no, she's a queen!"
- and the scene of Bronski entering a shocked English
pub dressed as Hitler, where he asked: "Excuse me, is this
- the musical title song-number mocking Hitler called To
Be or Not to Be (aka The Hitler Rap)
Tom Jones (1963, UK)
- the famous seductive food-orgy,
dining sequence - a multi-course dinner meal (of soup, drafts
of ale, turkey, oysters, pears, and wine) with erotically sexual
overtones: boyish rogue Tom Jones (Albert Finney) and a lusty
Jenny Jones/Mrs. Waters (Joyce Redman) slurped, sucked, and tore
into their food with gleeful and pleasurable abandon
- also the inventive and novel camera techniques
(the pre-credits silent film opening, sped-up sequences, freeze-frames,
screen wipes, actors making asides to the audience, etc.)
- the narrator's comically-mock solemnity (i.e., "Heroes,
whatever high ideas we may have of them, are mortal and not divine.
We are all as God made us, and many of us much worse")
Tommy Boy (1995)
- the character of dim-witted, socially-immature,
loud-mouthed, slobbish idiot child Thomas R. "Tommy" Callahan
III (Chris Farley) in the slapstick, low-brow comedy; after seven years
in college, he was thrilled with a D+ grade on his History Final
Exam at Marquette University: "Oh my God, I
passed...I got a D+! I'm gonna graduate! Give me five!"
- Tommy's martial-arts approach to attacking a moving
line of giant yellow steel hooks - and getting hit in
- the scene of Tommy backing up at a gas station to
be closer to the pump, and mistakenly crashing the driver's side
door into a pole - and then blaming it on his partner-assistant
Richard Hayden (fellow SNL cast
member David Spade) when he opened the door and it collapsed to the
ground ("What'd you do?")
- the cross-country
sales trip of the two mismatched salesmen, when Tommy Boy re-enacted
a car crash (with expensive model cars) to a car executive, in
a horrible sales pitch demonstration on the man's desk - to sell
brake pads from his inherited company: ("'Oh
my God, we're burnin' alive!' 'No! I can't feel my legs!' Here
comes the meat wagon. (He imitated a siren sound) And the medic
gets out and says: 'Oh, my God!' New guy's in the corner pukin'
his guts out. (He imitated a puking sound) All because you want
to save a couple extra pennies. Ha, ha. And to me, it doesn't...")
- the whole deer-accident incident
- Tommy's manic description to waitress Helen
(Maria Vacratsis), after he had been denied food, about how he blew
a sale: ("Let me tell you why I suck as a salesman.
Let's say I go into some guy's office, and let's say he's
even remotely interested in buyin' something. Well, then
I get all excited. I'm like JoJo, the Indian circus boy,
with a pretty new pet. (He picked up a dinner roll)
The pet is my possible sale. Oh my pretty little pet, I
love you. So I stroke it, and I pet it, and I massage it.
Hehe, I love it, I love my little naughty pet. (He playfully
poked the roll) You're naughty! And then I take my
naughty pet and I go... (He tore the dinner roll in
two) Uuuuuuh! I killed it! I killed my sale! And that's
when I blow it. That's when people like us have gotta forge
ahead, Helen. Am I right?") - she called him "sick"
- Tommy's crazed dancing and singing of "Maniac" -
imitating Jennifer Beals in Flashdance (1983), while being
showered off with a gasoline nozzle by Paul Barish (Rob Lowe),
"Did you eat a lot of paint chips when you were a kid?"
- the scene on an airplane, when Tommy Boy and Richard
pretended to be flight attendants on a flight to Chicago
- the many hilarious one-liners: "Fat guy in
a little coat. Fat guy in a little coat..." (as he spun around, leaned
over, and ripped the coat in half up the seam), and Tommy Boy's
"happy time" practicing of the famed (and misquoted) Star
in front of a fan - for the proper effect: "La-la-la-loo-loo...
Luuuke... Luuuke! I am your fah-ther! La-la-lay-lu...", and Richard's
observation while watching Tommy Boy eat french fries followed
by ketchup squirted from a packet into his mouth: "Ugh, I can actually
hear you getting fatter"
- a popular, gender-bending comedy scene of obnoxious
and unemployed actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) with agent
George Fields (Sydney Pollack) who insisted
no one would hire him: ("Nobody in Hollywood wants to work with
you either. I can't even set you up for a commercial. You played
a tomato for 30 seconds - they went a half a day over schedule because
you wouldn't sit down..YOU WERE A TOMATO. A tomato doesn't have logic.
A tomato can't move")
- the first appearance
of Michael dressed in drag as
Dorothy Michaels on a crowded street (seen in extreme telephoto)
to get cast on the daytime soap opera Southwest General
- the scene of 'Dorothy's' screen test when Rita
(Doris Belack) asked: "I'd like to make her look a little more
attractive, how far can you pull back?" and the cameraman responded:
"How do you feel about Cleveland?"
- and Michael's continuing marvelous
cross-dressing impersonation of the no-nonsense, alter-ego female
hospital administrator Dorothy Michaels on the soap opera, when
she retorted to the show's amoral and sexist director Ron Carlisle
(Dabney Coleman): "Ron? I have a name it's Dorothy. It's
not Tootsie or Toots or Sweetie or Honey or Doll....No, just
Dorothy. Alan's always Alan, Tom's always Tom and John's always
John. I have a name too. It's Dorothy, capital D-O-R-O-T-H-Y"
- Dorothy's yelling with a man's voice at a cab: "TAXI!"
- and his droll playwright roommate Jeff's (Bill
Murray) many one-liners: (ie. "You slut!")
- also Michael's many ad-libbed edits to the soap
opera script, like hitting leading man co-star John Van Horn
(George Gaynes), dubbed "the tongue", over the head
with folders to prevent him from landing a kiss
- the scene of Michael when caught by insecure casual
girlfriend Sandy Lester (Teri Garr) dressed in nothing but skimpy
black briefs when he attempted to try on her clothes, and then
pretended he wanted to have sex with her ("Sandy... I want
you"), although she thought
he must be gay
- the outburst of Sandy to Michael when he revealed
he loved someone else: "I never said I love you, I don't care
about I love you! I read The Second Sex, I read The
Cinderella Complex, I'm responsible for my own orgasm,
I don't care! I just don't like to be lied to!"
- the scene of soap actress April Page (Geena Davis
in her film debut) startling Dorothy by wearing nothing but skimpy
- later, in a classic moment, Dorothy made a funny
Freudian slip and told April: "What kind of mother would I
be if I didn't give my girls tits... tips?"
- the dining scene of 'Dorothy' coming onto his
unsuspecting, confounded and dismayed agent George Fields at
a restaurant and then revealing himself as Michael: "It's Michael
- and the character of Les (Charles Durning in an
against-type role) - the widower father of beautiful co-worker
and soap star Julie Nichols (Jessica Lange), who fell in love
with Dorothy, and spoke about his view of the sexes: "I can remember
years ago there was none of this talk about what a woman was,
what a man was. You just were what you were. Now they have all
this stuff about how much you should be like the other sex, so
you can all be more the same. Well, I'm sorry, but we're just
not, you know. Not on a farm, anyway. Bulls are bulls, and roosters
don't try to lay eggs....You know, my wife and I, we were married
a lot of years. People got it all wrong, you know. They say your
health is the most important thing. But I can lift this house
off the ground. What good is it? Being with someone. Sharing.
That's what it's all about"
- the near-'lesbian' kiss and love scene between
Julie and Dorothy
- the final, live-taped TV episode performance when
Michael revealed his true identity by tearing off his wig and
eyelashes to prove it - to the stunned shock of almost everyone
(including Jeff's comment: "That's
one nutty hospital")
- his final confession to Julie: ("I was a
better man with you, as a woman, than I ever was with a woman
as a man")
Toy Story (1995)
- the bedroom setting of a boy named Andy Davis
(voice of John Morris) where toys came to life when humans weren't
there, including all the old favorites: Mr. Potato Head (voice
of Don Rickles), Slinky Dog (voice of Jim Varney), Hamm the Piggy
Bank (voice of John Ratzenberger), the cowardly Rex the Dinosaur
(voice of Wallace Shawn), and Shepherdess Bo Peep (voice of Annie
- Mr. Potato Head's joke after rearranging his face:
"Hey, Hamm, look, I'm Picasso...You uncultured swine. What're
you lookin' at, ya hockey puck?"
- the instant jealousy and dislike that once-favored,
pull-string cowboy toy Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) had for a neophyte
toy - the egotistical space-suited action figure Buzz Lightyear
(voice of Tim Allen), introduced on Andy's birthday: ("The
word I am searching for, I can't say because there's pre-school
- also the scene of Buzz Lightyear, heartbroken
and delirious over finding out that he was only a toy, who drunkenly
"You see the hat? I am Mrs. Nesbit!" while wearing
a flowered hat on his head and laughing maniacally
- Woody and Buzz's use of a firecracker to catch
up to the moving van, when Woody again commented on Buzz' flying
"Hey, Buzz! You're flying!" Buzz: "This isn't flying,
this is falling - with style!" Woody: "To Infinity and
Toy Story 2 (1999)
- the parody scene spoofing The
Empire Strikes Back (1980) in which a 'new' Buzz
Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen) was confronted in an elevator
shaft and told by his Darth Vader-like arch-nemesis Emperor
Zurg (voice of Andrew Stanton): "I am your father"
- Buzz's anguished scream: "Nooooo!" -
all revealed to be in a video game that dinosaur Rex (voice of
Wallace Shawn) was playing
- and later, the 'new' Buzz happily told the
'real' Buzz he was going to play catch with "Dad"
Trading Places (1983)
- the scene of wily, unemployed, poor street con
Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) confronted by two policemen
for panhandling as a blind, crippled Vietnam War veteran ("We've
had some complaints about con men pretending to be blind and
uh, crippled") - Billy Ray attempted to fool them: "I ain't seen
nothing since I stepped on that landmine in Viet Cong back in
72. It was rough, very painful....I was in Sang Bang, Dang Gong.
I was all over the place, baby, a lot of places, a lot of places....
I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions, Commando
Airborne Tactics, Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it
was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange...Special Agent Orange,
that was me"; when they picked him up, they realized he was faking,
and he exclaimed: "I can see! I can see! I have, I have legs.
I have - Oh s--t, look at this. Legs! I can walk. Jesus, praise
Jesus. I appreciate this. Oh, this is beautiful. I can't believe.
Thank you. I don't know what to do it's. Glory be to God. Praise
- the "fish-out-of-water"
and 'nature vs. nurture' social experiment (a bet between two millionaire
brothers: Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer Duke (Don
Ameche) that switched the lives of Billy Ray Valentine with
that of privileged, aristocratic, snobbish, uptight banker/investment
broker Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd)
- the scene of the release of Louis from a Philadelphia
jail, where his ashamed girlfriend Penelope Witherspoon (Kristin
Holby) was upset by his smell and looks, and because he had been
charged with embezzlement and dealing drugs ("angel dust,
PCP") - framed
by the Dukes to lose his job; Penelope was distraught: "Stealing
from your friends at the club, Louis? Heroin, Louis? Have you
lost your mind?...How could the man I loved, whose children I
wanted to have and breast-feed, be a heroin dealer?" - he
tried to explain: "They beat me up and stole my clothes.
Those men wanted to have sex with me....They tried to bend me
over this. I mean, if this place is indicative of the state of
correctional institutions in this country, they might as well
let all the convicts out. It's far worse on the inside" -
and then hooker Ophelia (Jamie Lee Curtis) came up and kissed
been looking everywhere for you, baby. Louis, I'm hurting, baby.
I just need a shot....Come on baby, just a dime bag. I'll do
all those things you like")
- the sexy scene of hooker with-a-heart-of-gold
Ophelia undressing in front of her mirror and being watched by
Louis who she had taken in; topless, she covered her
breasts and told him: "By
the way, food and rent aren't the only things around here that
cost money. You sleep on the couch"
- the scene of Billy explaining to the Duke Brothers
the street-smart reason for the decline of 'pork belly' prices
during the Christmas holidays: "It's Christmas time. Everybody's
uptight...Pork belly prices have been droppin' all morning. Which
means everybody's sittin' in the office and they're waitin' for
them to hit rock bottom so they can buy cheap and go long. So
the people that own the pork belly contracts are goin' bat-s--t,
sittin' there sayin', 'Hey, we're losing all our damn money and
Christmas is around the corner, and I ain't gonna have no money
to buy my son the GI Joe with the Kung Fu grip. OK? And my wife
ain't gonna want to f--- - my wife ain't gonna make love to me
'cause I ain't got no money, right?' So they're sittin' there
and they're panickin' and they're screamin', 'Sell, sell.' because
they don't want to lose all their money, right. They're out there
panickin' right now. I can feel it"
- the pawn shop scene when the owner refused to
buy Louis' Swiss sports watch: "Man, that watch is so hot, it's
smokin'!" Louis attempted to persuade the shop owner of its value:
"This is a Rochefoucauld, the thinnest water-resistant watch
in the world. Singularly unique, sculptured in design, hand-crafted
in Switzerland and water-resistant to three atmospheres. This
is the sports watch of the '80s. $6,955 retail....Look,
it tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London,
Paris, Rome and Gstaad" - but the owner refused: "In Philadelphia,
it's worth only $50 bucks"
- the restaurant scene when Billy enjoyed an expensive
meal, while Louis stood in the rain outside and watched, as one
of the guests told a joke about "S-car-go"
- the attempt by Louis - dressed in a Santa Claus
outfit - to frame Billy at the company holiday
party by planting drugs in his desk drawer: ("I'm making a citizen's
arrest. This man is a drug dealer. Look, look, here in his office
drawer, he's got all the bad drugs here. Marijuana joints, pills,
Quaaludes, Valium, yellow ones, red ones, cocaine grinder, drug
needles. He's the pusher, not me") - and then he rushed through
the party, intimidating all the guests by brandishing a gun
- the bathroom scene of the Dukes discussing
the success of their 'wagered' experiment in the men's bathroom
(overheard by Billy Ray), and the loser - Mortimer - paid off
usual amount" of
one dollar, with a plan to soon return Billy to the streets:
("We took a perfectly useless psychopath, like Valentine, and
turned him into a successful executive. And during the same time,
we turned an honest, hard-working man into a violently deranged,
- the hysterical New Years' Eve Philadelphia-bound
train sequence in which Billy Ray and Louis, along with Louis'
loyal butler Coleman (Denholm Elliott) and Ophelia ("I am
Inga from Sweden")
donned disguises to steal industrial spy Clarence
Beeks' (Paul Gleason) valise in the train compartment and replace
it with a fake - it contained an orange produce report (to help
the two corner the stock market on frozen orange juice concentrate);
Ophelia leaned toward Clarence with her cleavage in his face
and tantalizingly asked: "Please
to help me with my rucksack?"
- and the concluding scene of the ruination of the
financial futures of the Duke Brothers on the commodities trading
floor - with a debt owed of $394 million - Randolph collapsed
holding his chest ("We're ruined!") as Mortimer shouted angrily,
while ignoring his ailing brother: "This is an outrage. I demand
an investigation. You can't sell our seats. A Duke has been sitting
on this exchange since it was founded. We founded this exchange.
It's ours. It belongs to us...I want trading reopened right now.
Get those brokers back in here. Turn those machines back on";
as Randolph was wheeled away on a stretcher, Mortimer chided
him: "You and your Nobel Prize, you idiot"
- the sight of Beeks in a gorilla outfit on an Africa-bound
ship, being nuzzled in a cage by a real male gorilla ("They're
of the Sierra Madre (1948)
- the scene of grizzly prospector
Howard's (a scene-stealing Walter Huston) famous gleeful jig
upon finding gold "up there!"
Tropic Thunder (2008)
- a satirical action comedy (a film within a film)
designed to skewer
Hollywood film-making and actors in general -- about a cast of
self-absorbed, inept amateur actors who were in a tropical jungle
in the midst of filming an epic Vietnam War film based
on the memoirs (and screenplay) of fictional, burnt-out veteran
Four Leaf (Nick Nolte) - it was to be a Platoon-styled war
movie titled Tropic
- the opening trailer for the Klumps-like movie series
(similar to Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor series) titled The
Fatties Fart 2,
promoting actor Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), a comic and heroin-addict
who demonstrated fart humor with many different obese disguises
and poses of flatulence
- the difficulty involved in shooting the scene of
the severe hand-grenade injury of Rambo-like Scorcher superstar
Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) (as John "Four Leaf" Tayback) and
his emotional conversation with fellow Australian actor Kirk
Lazarus (Robert Downey, Jr.) with his skin dyed black (as Sgt.
Lincoln Osiris): "Why does man got to pick up sticks against another
man? Instead of using them sticks to prop a man up? ...Hold my
hands, 'cause I got something to, I got something to say...You
holding 'em?...When we get back to the world, we gonna put together
that three-piece combo band we talked about?...Johnny on drums.
And me tickling the ivories. I ain't never been worth a nothin'
in this life, but I want you to know somethin'....You are my...
You are my brother. You are my brother. You are my... You are my..."
- the film's famous lines by Lazarus: "I
know who I am! I'm a dude playin' a dude disguised as another dude!",
and his controversial lines about going overboard playing 'retarded'
and not winning an Oscar - to advise Tugg when they were discussing
acting in length: "Everybody
knows you never go full retard...Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, Rain
Man, looked retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Count toothpicks,
cheat at cards. Autistic, sure. Not retarded. Then you got Tom Hanks,
Forrest Gump. Slow, yes, retarded, maybe, braces on his legs.
But he charmed the pants off Nixon, and he won a Ping-Pong competition.
That ain't retarded. And he was a goddamn war hero. You know any retarded
war heroes? You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don't
buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, I Am Sam. Remember? Went full
retard? Went home empty-handed."
- the character of balding, foul-mouthed, bearded,
glasses-wearing, disagreeable, megalomaniacal, middle-aged film
executive Les Grossman
(Tom Cruise in a fat suit with a bald cap, in an uncredited cameo)
and his expletive rant against the drug group The Flaming Dragon:
"First, take a big step back - and literally F--K YOUR OWN FACE!
I don't know what kind of pan-pacific bulls--t power play you're
tryin' to pull here, but Asia, Jack, is my territory. So whatever
you're thinkin', you'd better think again! Otherwise, I'm gonna
have to head down there and I will rain down an un-godly f--kin'
firestorm upon you! You're gonna have to call the f--king United
Nations and get a f--king binding resolution to keep me from f--king
destroying you. I am talking scorched earth, motherf--ker! I will
massacre you! I WILL F--K YOU UP!"
- the ending credits dance sequence, when Grossman
performed one very memorable hip-hop dance; it was a bump-and-grind
dance, including his air-spanking of himself while dirty-dancing
to the tune of Ludacris' gangsta rap song Get Back, littered with
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
- the exquisitely produced/directed Ernst Lubitsch
film, a sophisticated, witty, comedy farce -
about a pair of sophisticated, unmarried Parisian thieves: gentleman
thief Gaston (Herbert Marshall) and pickpocket Lily (Miriam Hopkins)
- in the opening scene, the couple shared a romantic
and erotic dinner, in which sex and success in robbery were equated;
the pair's polite and quick-witted, but seductive game/duel
of dinner-table pickpocketing and mutual theft stretched on further,
as they declared their love for each other while returning precious
- the erotic attraction
between the two criminal soul-mates heated up considerably -
and led them to recline on the couch where he professed his love: "I
love you. I loved you the moment I saw you. I'm mad about you -
my little shoplifter. My sweet little pickpocket, my darling."
- the scene's ending with a slow dissolve, when
the couple magically vanished and disappeared,
leaving an empty sofa in the twilight; the room's light was switched
off, and a sign was hung on the door: "Do Not Disturb"
- the two worked together to fleece widow Mme. Mariette
Colet (Kay Francis) of her fortune (of 850,000 francs) from her
Colet Perfume Company, by posing as her secretary (as Monsieur
LaValle) and Lily posing as his assistant; however, things didn't
go as planned, as Gaston/LaValle fell in love with Mariette and
a love triangle developed, and Gaston was recognized by a former
- in a dramatic confrontation in front of Mme. Colet's
safe, Lily challenged and insulted Gaston for his calculated
romantic fraud and infidelity: "What has she got that I haven't
got?...Shut up! Don't make up any stories!...Don't you dare lie
to me! I know you love me. Oh, why don't you say something? Come
on - be brilliant! Talk yourself out of it - bluff yourself in!...Shut
up, you liar, you!"
True Stories (1986)
- the unconventional film, strangely narrated by
an unnamed, cowboy-hat-wearing stranger (David Byrne), while
driving around the fictional town of Virgil, Texas in a Chrysler
LeBaron convertible, that was about to celebrate its 150th anniversary
- sesquicentennial: ("Look at this. Who can say it isn't beautiful?
Sky, bricks. Who do you think lives there? Four-car garage. Hope,
fear, excitement, satisfaction")
- the wildly ostentatious
clothes being modeled at the shopping mall's strange and outlandish
fashion show ("A Bonanza of Beauty") (a group of four
wore yellow rainslickers, while two others modeled outfits made
from grass, and some others were patterned in either wood-grain
or brick); one of the top-heavy costumes caused a model to topple
off the stage
- self-effacing lonely bachelor
and clean-room technician Louis Fyne's (John Goodman) desperate
search via TV for a woman to marry - and his disastrous restaurant
date with The Lying Woman (Jo Harvey Allen) (who claimed that
she was the reason why JFK was assassinated, that she was the
author of "Billie
Jean," and that her psychic powers were due to being born
with a tail, among other outrageous assertions)
- the Culver's dinner scene, when Earl (Spalding
Gray) began to arrange the food on the table to make a map (seen
from a top view): ("Mainframe! Micro-processor! Semi-conductor!...Now,
if this is the town and here is the workplace, with its goods
and distribution network. Now, most middle-class people have
worked for large corporations, like VeriCorp, or for the government
itself. But now, all that's starting to change. Scientists and
engineers are moving off from those large corporations like VeriCorp,
and they're beginning to start their own companies, marketing
new inventions....A-ha! It all spins back to the middle! Here
we are right here, in Virgil. Our way of doing business has been
based on the past! That's why we have to keep these guys in Virgil,
even though they do leave VeriCorp. For the time being, it's
created confusion and chaos! They don't work for money anymore,
but to earn a place in Heaven, which is a big motivating factor
once upon a time, believe you me. They're working and inventing
because they like it! Economics is become a spiritual thing.
I must admit it frightens me a bit; they don't seem to see the
difference between working, and not working. It's all become
a part of one's life. Larry! Linda! There's no concept of weekends
Twentieth Century (1934)
- John Barrymore's self-parodying, blustery, brooding, jealous,
and hammy tour-de-force role as Oscar 'O.J.' Jaffe, a slick,
egomaniacal and temperamental Broadway director/producer - and his famous
recurring line: "I close the iron door on you"
- and the many
attempts by Jaffe to get showgirl Mildred Plotka - newly-named and
temperamental stage actress Lily Garland (Carole Lombard) to sign
a theatre contract with him while both were riding the 20th Century
Limited cross-country passenger train, finally succeeding by pretending
to be dying of a heart attack
- the sight of a cow being hurled
through the air in the spectacular computer-generated special-effects
within the film about thrill-seeking storm chasers