Well, if it isn't my good friend Mr. McGreg!
With a leg for an arm, and an arm for a leg!
A quote from Dr. Nick Riviera, a less-than-reputable doctor on
The Simpsons. Call
1-800-DOCTORB... The B is for bargain!
Where are the negatives?
From almost any episode of Nowhere Man, my favorite
show during the 1995-1996 season. It was on UPN, and some pages that I found
that reference it
are this one and
this other one. It was very much like The Prisoner, and had flavors of
The Incredible Hulk.
Oh, my! I forgot. I turned it off!
C-3PO was wondering what's happened to Han, Luke, Leia,
and Chewbacca. R2-D2 suggests something about the com-link, prompting
today's obscure reference (usually uttered by
The movie, for those of you living in a closet since the late seventies,
is Star Wars.
Do it! Turn it on!! Give da people air!!!
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall.
Yeah, I have one just like it in my livingroom.
A classic line from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where two
men from the government ask him if he recognizes a picture of Devil's Tower,
In fact, you could say, we just ate Ooter, and he's in our
stomaches right now! (pause) Wait. Scratch that one.
One of the Simpsons
You can use that!
"The Lazlo Letters", a book of letters to various people (and their
replies) from Lazlo Toth, American!
Lazlo Toth is a character
created by Don Novello (Father Guido Sarduchi), used to write these
actual letters. It's hillarious! Other references from this include
"Come on!" and "Nuts to that!!".
That's nut good.
An episode of
Saturday Night Live
where in one skit the proposed jingle for the candy bar
Nutterrific Nutterrific - It does nut taste good.
Kevin Nealon and Chris Elliot tried hard to make very clear that it didn't
say "It does not taste good", but that it in fact said
"It does nut taste good".
It could grasp it by the husk!
Arthur, King of the Britons, explains how a swallow could potentially
carry a coconut, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
I answered the darn--- I'm cooperating here!
Jerry Lundergaard to Margie Gunderson in Fargo.
So he was *expecting* human?!?
Tom Royer, trying to figure out one of the cool cool
riddles that people
either love or hate (I love 'em).
Eat your own pie!
Incredibly stupid line from the Stephen King movie
Thinner. The entire line is "Why you don't do right?
Eat your own pie! You die too but you die clean!".
I saw this movie on cable, realized this was probably the
stupidest line I'd ever heard, and told a few friends at work
(Frank Sinton and Doug Stetson) about this horrible line.
Another closely connected line is "Die clean, White Man From Town.
Die clean!". I'd originally thought it went "Die clean, White Man From
Town. Eat your own pie!". As a result, every time we heard someone say they
were going to do a "make clean", we all thought "Make clean, White Man From
Town.. Eat your own pie!!!". It eventually dissolved to just "PIE!!!!!!!".
This is probably the most obscure I've become so far with lines
only 5-6 people get, from a movie that wasn't at all good, and that totally
requires hearing the way it was said to appreciate it,
but it so deserved to be in this list that I couldn't resist.
Dirty, dirty whore
This reference came from Todd Sjolander. As the story
goes, back in college he and his friends watched the Adam Sandler movie
Billy Madison, which had
the line "If there is any cheating of any kind, especially with my wife,
who is a dirty, dirty, tramp, then I will just go nuts". He and a bunch of
his friends started saying "dirty dirty tramp" regularly, and over time it
somehow morphed into "dirty, dirty whore".
Then one day, Todd had a test in some history class that he had to go to.
He (along with almost everyone else in the class) was waiting outside the
classroom, because the teacher wouldn't let them in until everyone showed up.
They were waiting there for like 40 minutes or so. Then some girl asked
why they couldn't go in, and someone else responded "Because Jane Doe isn't
here yet". Todd instinctively uttered "dirty, dirty whore!", then glanced
around and realized that none of his friends were around, so no one got the
reference. He then had to stand there around all those people for another
10 minutes feeling like a total ass.
"taking the juice for free"
This is actually an original phrase from me (Jeff Keegan),
coined on September 20, 2001. I had just had a dream where at one point
I was sitting down with some guy and his two kids. He mentioned some sports
game that he wished he'd been able to go to, and for some reason I kinda
nodded like I'd been there. "Really?! How was it?!" he asked, and like
an idiot I had to wade through my lie.
He was interested or enthused because of something I pretended to know about,
share, or recognize, but I didn't (however offhandedly I had claimed to).
His juices got flowing about the conversation because he thought I
had something interesting to contribute that he appreciated.
I didn't, and I hadn't earned that enthusiasm/interest.
I was taking the juice for free.
(illustrated quite well here)
Throw me in jail with a spool of copper wire
My dad was talking to us one day, trying to explain how
he loved to tinker with things and that that could occupy all of his time and
he's be happy. He then loudly proclaimed "Throw me in jail with a spool of copper wire!". For Christmas we gave him this:
and it took him a few seconds to remember the reference, but he got it.
Explanations of references from the text on the left
A television cartoon created by Fox. You can check out the
Official Simpsons Website for more info on The Simpsons.
Mystery Science Theater 3000
One of the funniest shows ever conceived. Must be seen to be understood.
They take the worst movies ever made, and make fun of them relentlessly.
If you're thinking "that sounds stupid", see my sentence before about
how you have to see it to understand.
The Sci-Fi channel is the current home for the show, and they have a
web page for it.
Last but not least there's the
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Drinking Game.
Neil Peart is the drummer and song writer for my favorite band of all time,
Rush. You can read up about Rush on the newsgroup
The reference here was to the original TV series Star Trek, which is
too common for me to have to describe here, I imagine. I myself (unlike
a few people I know) love all of the Star Trek series', including
Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager.
Come on, do I really have to describe who James T. Kirk is? How did you
even get to this page without knowing this?
Westworld was a movie that came out in 1973, about a futuristic theme
park where you get to live out your fantasies interacting with robot
characters that seem as real as humans. Check out the
Movie Database's review of "Westworld" for more info.
Itchy & Scratchy
Itchy and Scratchy are two characters from a cartoon called (appropriately
enough) "The Itchy and Scratchy Show", which is within the
cartoon The Simpsons. It's a parody of
the violent nature of some cartoons (most likely Tom & Jerry). Bart and Lisa
watch this all the time.
Duckman was a cartoon on USA about a duck named "Duckman" that is a
private detective. The voice of Duckman is played by Jason Alexander
(George on Seinfeld). This is a very fast-paced quick snappy type of
humor, both in dialog and visually (lots of the cartoon seems to be done
knowing that people of today have VCRs/TiVos and can look at the individual
frames, since funny signs etc are only visible for a few frames sometimes).
The Life of Brian
One of my favorite Monty Python movies, "The Life of Brian" is a movie
about Brian, a man growing up around the same time as Jesus.
No description I give here could do it justice.
It's a classic that shouldn't be missed.
A phrase said a few times by a pilot in
Star Wars, while trying to stay alive a
bit longer over the Death Star. This is usually follwed by someone else in
the room screaming "Stay on target...." or "We're too close!!".
"It's only a flesh wound!"
Another of my favorite Monty Python movies,
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail", contains this phrase during
a sword fight between the Black Knight and King Arthur.
"Look! You're leg's off!","No it isn't!","Well what's that then?",
"I've had worse.","You liar!","It's only a flesh wound!".
Another absolute must see for Monty Python fans, but I shouldn't have to
say that since most of them know this already.
"... it is .......... green"
On Star Trek: The Next Generation there was an episode where Scotty
was found alive. At one point he becomes depressed so he goes to
Ten Forward (the bar) and asks for some whiskey. He complains about the
synthahol, and Data tries to find him some real alcohol. He finds a bottle
of green liquid, Scotty asks him what it is, and he sniffs it.
"(sniff) It is.. Hmm? It is.. .... it is .. green."
but I was gonna go to the Tashi station and get some power
converters! - GLUG GLUG GLUG"
Luke Skywalker moaning about having to work for his Uncle Owen rather
than go off and have fun (though to be quite honest, I can't picture that
being lots of fun) in the legendary movie
The "GLUG GLUG GLUG" refers to the
Star Wars Drinking Game.