Thursday, September 29, 2005

Stupid Movie Faves

My all time favorite stupid movie? It's a toss-up between "Better off Dead" and Weird Al's "UHF." Of course "Uncle Buck" and "Princess Bride" are right up there, but I hate to don the moniker of "stupid movie" to either of those flicks. I don't have time this morning to list all that I like about each (though I'd like to mention that I once dated this drummer who looked and acted exactly like Stanley Spadowski). However, I will impart a few of my favorite lines from the top two:

"It has raisins in it. You like raisins."

"That's tentacles with an "n.""

"Look! I can't move my right arm!"


"I'm thinking of something's and orange!"

"What's the matter!? Don't you like Bonanza!?"

"Mmm, this is good watermelon.........uhg...tastes like poop!"

"Hey mister, you got change?"


"Pick up the phone, pick up the phone, pick up the phone...AHHHH...I'M IN HELL!"

"It's kinda hard to get a promotion around here when every other week you've got a new boss!"

"You just gotta run to the window and yell, "THESE FLOORS ARE DIRTY AS HELL AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!"


Michael Jack said...

Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers?


UHF is a fantastic movie. always loved that one, but not many people have actually seen it. I also enjoy Uncle Buck quite a bit. Not many people know what I'm saying when I quote the "Ever hear of a ritual killing?" line.

Gracie said...

I haven't seen Uncle Buck in a long time.

You so much as scowl at my niece, or any other kid in this school, and I hear about it, and I'm coming looking for you! Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam.

Gracie said...

One of my all-time favorite movie moments:

I'm Buck Melanoma. Moley Russell's wart. Not her wart. Not her wart! I'm... I'm the wart. She's my tumor. My... my growth. My... uh, my pimple. I'm Uncle Wart. Just old Buck "Wart" Russell. That's what they call me, or Melanoma Head. They'll call me that. "Melanoma Head's coming." I'm s... uncle! Maisy Russell's uncle!

bluesugarpoet said...

How could I forget "Raul's Wild Kingdom"?!

"Are you psyched Fifi?"

or "Not many people know this, but the turtle is actually natures suction cup."

I love the fake shows ("Lesbian Nazi Hookers Abducted by UFOs and Forced into Weightloss Programs - all next week on Town Talk, "Wheel of Fish," etc.), and commercials too (promo for Gandhi II and Conan the Librarian, Crazy Ernie's Cars where he "Clubs a Seal for a Better Deal," Plots R Us - try their new salad bar, "What better way to say I love you than the gift of a spatula?").

Truly, I can go on and on.

Favorite Uncle Buck bit, "Here's a quarter; why don't you go have a rat gnaw that thing off."