... and Wombat beamed.
The final line in Mem Fox's Wombat Divine. Spoken quietly and in a satisfied manner when a member of the family does something especially fine. Or whenever something is proclaimed 'divine'.
I won the shiny red car!
From an episode of Cheers. A dumb blonde in a low cut dress wins a competition in the bar. Always pronounced with a bubbly wide-eyed voice.
GET IN THE BACK OF THE VAN!
Shrieked at top speed in near-hysterical anger, with a psychotic gleam in the eye, by the policeman in Withnail and I. That actor only had one line in the entire film. He made the most of it. You can buy the t-shirt here or listen to the line over here. In our family it is utilised when children are dawdling and the ringing of the school bell is imminent.
Howdy sports fans!
Another quote from Cheers. From Norm this time. Gosh I miss Cheers.
Otto in A Fish Called Wanda when he and Jamie Lee Curtis open the safe and find it emptied of cash. Spoken softly and deadpan.
Not happy, Jan.
Much of Australia quotes this on a regular basis, as do we. From a rather funny ad for the Yellow Pages. Go here to learn how the ad then morphed into a political campaign (not happy, John) and even a book about Howard's failures. Watch the ad too if you so desire.
Not beans again? No nuh-no!
I've mentioned before that I came this close to being the poor unfortunate (but well paid) thirteen year old sod who had this line in the ad for Rosella Savoury Rice. It was in fact my audition line but I ended up in the Vesta ads in my school uniform, so that every couple of days in 1977 eight hundred schoolchildren from Mentone Girls' squinted at the telly, Ohmigod is that our uniform? Mum, there's someone on tv wearing our uniform! Who is it? Is it someone I know? I think it's that little kid in Year 7. Are you sure it's our uniform? Gees she's speaking so fast I can't work out what she's saying. etc etc My lines were not nearly so memorable. Thankfully.
Oh my god, I've killed a hippie.
Mr Soup's favourite. Rik Mayall's line when he accidentally injures his best friend Neil in The Young Ones. Trivia learnt recently: did you know Vyvyan's surname was apparently 'Bastard'?
Violet and Rose reminded me of the Uncle Sam deoderant ads (yes, V&R, I'm old enough to remember those. Do you also remember the wonderfully deplorable show Aunty Jack (refresh your memory here if necessary)? We still sing You need Uncle Sam, you need Uncle Sam, let's get together with the spray in a can ... regularly. I also remember a joke that did the rounds in the 70s -
What do you get if you cross Aunty Jack with Uncle Sam?
A deoderant that will rip yer bloody arms orf.
This leads to me another quote I must include.
Orf with his head!
Miranda Richardson spouted this every 3.2 seconds as the Queen of Hearts in the film Alice in Wonderland. In fact I think she also did as Queenie, in Black Adder. Anyway, shrieked occasionally in our house when one of the children misbehaves.
And of course ...
I have a cunning plan.
Baldrick. In Black Adder. Doesn't everyone quote this at least biannually?
Mr Soup reminded me we have three regular quotes from the movie Down by Law.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Not original to that film, but the scene is so funny it'll make you, um, scream.
I am a good egg. He is a good egg. We are all, good eggs.
Pronounced HEGG. A la Robert Benigni.
It is a sad and beautiful world.
Said sorrowfully and wistfully. Again, a la Robert Benigni. I am secretly in love with Robert Benigni.
And on another note entirely ...
and the other person sings out loud Deep in the heart of Texas!
From Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure.
Oh, and a Mr Soup favourite:
Just another waffer-thin mint?
Monty Python. We're not big Monty Python quoters - there are enough of them in the universe already but we do like the common garden-variety You think you were poor? We lived in a cardboard box in the middle of the road, got up before we went to bed, licked the road clean, etc etc.
I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Star Trek/Wars/Space Invaders/Buzz Lightyear pathetic sci fi nerdy geek film.
Used whenever the children make some ridiculous request.