Third Monday Tuesday Movie Day: Out Of Context

What's your favorite quote from a TV show, movie, etc., that you often say in your everyday life even though it's completely out of context and will usually be ignored or met with blank stares? Naturally, when I thought of this topic awhile ago I had several examples in mind, but of course they've all left me as I'm typing this.

I do remember that many of these come from the Simpsons for me. One I can think of is when someone is trying to explain something to me, the progression of "Wha?... Huh?... Juh?" I'm sure I'll remember more about three weeks from now.

Also, hey, what have you been watching?

115 thoughts on “Third Monday Tuesday Movie Day: Out Of Context”

  1. I had intended on just watching the movie, but I ended up starting all of Deadwood again. Midway through the 3rd after about a week and a half. Man, that show was sooooo good.

    Haven't seen the movie yet, so Spoliers please and thank you.

    1. Since my neighbor was kind enough to let his username and password slip out via text to my phone, I need to re-watch it as well before I watch the movie. Just need to find the "kids are in bed" time.

    2. Finished going through the all of Deadwood again, but not the movie yet.

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  2. I use a ton of Nigel Gruff quotes all the time, in my best Welsh accent.

    "Just hold the ball, Shane, and I'll kick the bloody piss out of it"
    "What a bloody shambles that was"
    "Thanks, Jimbo, you can rock me to sleep tonight"
    "I'm wiry"

  3. My brother and I always say "Not just possible...LIKELY." I think it's from Volcano? Also, there's a handful from Cool Runnings. Whenever either of us makes mention of swiss cheese, it is the other's obligation to say "shut up about the damned swiss".

    * Hot Tub Time Machine. I saw this while inebriated and was thoroughly unimpressed. I got maybe a two or three light chuckles out of it.

    * Also watched Mission: Impossible 4 and 5 in the same state, and those movies are still very, very awesome. This was the third time I'd seen 4, and there were still a handful of times where I laughed out loud because the set pieces and stunts were just too good.

  4. "I am the walrus," used when someone steps into a conversation they're not following. Nobody ever gets it.
    "You're a looney." To my kids on a pretty regular basis.

  5. I'll definitely be saying "We did everything right" whenever something goes wrong from now on.

    Related: I watched Chernobyl and that was some good and fascinating stuff. Highly recommended even if you're a little squeamish.

    1. Finally finished that up a couple nights ago. Fantastic series. I think I mentioned it, but the official podcast is a great companion (one episode per episode, breaking everything down).

      One thing I just put together about the writer/creator guy:

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      1. I also thought the podcast was a nice supplement, and I would like to see this for other shows I watch. At the same time, Peter Sagal is not who I would have chosen to host a podcast about a nuclear disaster & its docudrama.

          1. He did a fine job, but it’s an odd choice. He’s a humorist & game show host without any apparent connection to the event. It’s like asking Stephen Colbert to host a podcast on a miniseries about the Bhopal disaster.

            I guess I could think of a half-dozen people off the top of my head who would have been more informed (and able to pronounce names accurately), which could’ve gone deeper into the production choices that informed how people & events were depicted.

            1. He also wrote a script about geopolitics and the Cuban revolution that was later butchered up and repackaged as dirty dancing 2. Just saying there may be more to Peter than meets the eye.

    2. I agree; it was very well done. It has drawn man deserved compliments on the depth of detail, but I think it merits praise for two other things: how efficiently the people portrayed were humanized* in such a compressed series, and especially for the restraint exercised in depicting the disaster and the consequences for those caught up in it.

      Given how successful the miniseries has been, I worry about the effect disaster tourism will have on the region. The Exclusion Zone should be treated with the same respect as a shipwreck, battlefield, or cemetery.

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      1. Don't worry, the show creators have already had to come out and tell people to stop being morons at the Exclusion Zone.

    3. I'm piling on here but yes Chernobyl was excellent and I the podcast was great, love to see that done for other similar shows. Man, that would've been cool for The Leftovers.

  6. Had to think about this for a while; we have lots of movie quotes we use, but mostly in context to the conversation. I guess the most used out of context quote has to be "220, 221 -- whatever it takes." whenever someone throws out numbers.

    We also quote the end of this ad (in appropriate voice) randomly at the dog to get her to tilt her head

    "I love you pookie bear!"

  7. The one I most frequently used is from As Good As It Gets. When someone says, "Good times!" I come back with "Noodle salad." Almost nobody gets it.

  8. I've started and stopped some shows.

    Flea Bag - I watched the first two episodes and quit. The main character was just too unlikable.

    The Good Wife - I started this after seeing it on a top ten drama list where I liked all the other selections. It seems pretty good. I'm only three episodes in.

    Letterkenny - From a recommendation here. Clerks in Canada is how I'd describe it. Funny but definitely one my wife would hate so I watch alone.

    St. Elsewhere - My favourite show when I was 12. I was a weird kid.

      1. I've been debating starting that. I've heard the 1st is okay, but the 2nd is where it really kicks into high gear.

        As far as unlikeable, I managed to make it through a whole season of Girls, so...

  9. We "binged" Good Omens. Six episodes in six days. I think it was a perfect adaptation. It was just right the length, wrapped up neatly, and David Tennant and Michael Sheen were perfect for each other.

    Before that, we had just finished watching (re- for me) Gilmore Girls. I watched it when it originally aired and my age matched Rory's age and on the re-watch, it matched Lorelai's so it's been interesting on the new things I caught from that. I didn't really finish strong, but losing the creator and primary writer for the final season does that. We've watched the first episode of the revival and the rest will happen eventually.

    1. I've mentioned it several times, but the different lenses of going through Calvin & Hobbes as a child and then as a parent was startling.

  10. Deadwood the Movie:

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    1. Yeah, I went in with the expectation that it would be a getting the band back together kind of thing, and was happy to just spend some more time in that world.

    1. Watched two episodes of Luther yesterday - I liked it. At times it's hard to understand whatever language they are speaking.

  11. I actually saw a movie in a theater! Saw Rocketman. It was decent. If you haven't heard, it's not exactly a biopic like Bohemian Rhapsody. The songs are not presented in chronological order and many of them are performed as kind of a fantasy scene. It's more a musical than a biopic in my humble opinion. Costumes were great and the end credits showed Elton in the movie costume and then a photo from real life. That was cool. Elton John was an Executive Producer so I was surprised the movie held no bars to show him as an ass during the drug addict years.

    Also finally saw A Star is Born. Decent, not great. I get how the song won the Academy Award. Can't remember if it won any Oscars. Not sure I think it should've.

  12. In addition to Chernobyl, this month I’ve watched Get Out and Get Under, The Idle Class, and WR: Mysteries of the Organism through my institution’s Kanopy subscription. I enjoyed the first two; considering they’re a hundred years old, they’re pretty evergreen. The third was very weird, but not off-puttingly so. It may also be my first Yugoslavian film.

  13. Continuing last month's theme, we watched the first Avengers movie and Iron Man 3. I think I might have liked IM3 the most. I think Thor: Dark World is next on the list.

      1. I didn't like it on my first viewing, but appreciated it more on subsequent viewings. T:DW, on the other hand... Thank goodness Taika came along when he did.

        1. I never watched either of the Thor movies, and my MCU-obsessive friend that I watch pretty much all of these movies with has assured me that I don't need to rectify that anytime soon.

      2. I didn't like it on first viewing, but I recently watched it again and changed my mind completely. It does probably also help that I watched it the day after IM2, though.

  14. We went to see The dead don’t die And, well, uh, I liked it? There were some really, really funny bits, but overall ham fisted, and I’m pretty tired of Tom Waits......

    1. I have not heard good things about that, and I wanted to like it. Truthfully, I've never seen a JJ movie, and it seems he's an acquired taste?

      1. Yes, an acquired taste is the way to describe it. Dr. Chop reviewed it like this, “at least they had more fun making it than I did watching it”.

  15. So many Simpsons, The Office, and Arrested Development quotes.
    "He chose... poorly" comes up a lot.
    "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley" is one I often drop, almost always when no one has said "surely".
    "Of course it's a good idea!' and "5 is right out" from Holy Grail.
    There are also a lot of inappropriate ones from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Fortunately I've gotten to the point where I only think those, and don't say them.

    1. "Buncha savages in this town" still gets a lot of play from me, but I wouldn't really count that because even if the other party doesn't know the reference, it always fits into the context of whatever the situation is.

    2. Random recollection...I've never used "Taste the booger flavor!" but could probably throw it out daily with my booger eaters...

  16. We started Handmaid's Tale and I'll tell ya what, I don't think it's out of line to say that that shit's fucked up.

    It's so well done, but man I can hardly stomach it.

  17. Other quotes I drop on the regular:

    "Cause you're an idiot!" -- Heathers

    "Don't drive angry!" -- Groundhog Day

    "Unless you've got POWER!" -- Back to the Future 2

  18. I use Oliver Hardy's "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into," which of course almost nobody gets any more.

  19. My household frequently uses "Boom, roasted" from The Office. That includes the 5 and 8 year old kids, who have never even heard of the show.

  20. I realized after thinking about this for a bit that most of the truly non-sequitur stuff that I say comes from weird Flash animations from the early 2000s.

    "Damn, that is a sweet Earth, you might say....ROUND"

    "So, one day we decide those Chinese sons of a bitches are going down"


    "I haven't seen this box here before. I'd better bring it inside so it doesn't get cold."

    1. AHHAHAHA! yes, that is a great example. jane and i always say "hhhhokay, so!" or "`bout that time, eh, chaps?"

      or, since we have cats: "dance! i'm a kitty kat, and dance dance dance and i dance dance dance".

        1. Oh man. People around our house are "le tired" all the time, ie "The baby is le tired, she skipped her nap".

          And lots of "hhoookay, so" as well.

    2. Oh man you're making me miss the golden days of flash. Watching Strong Bad on YouTube when you can't click on anything at the end just isn't the same.

      1. I quote Trogdor all the time.

        "First [DO A THING], then [DO A] more different [THING]"
        "you wouldn't know [THING] if it jumped up and bit you in the face"
        "[DO A THING] for good measure"

      1. And I quote the Neely Brothers quite a bit, my favorite is "six foot twenty fuckin' killing for fun" , and "He'll save children, but not the British Children"

  21. One more I thought of from Bob's Burgers from episode 2 where Bob ends up stuck in the wall. At one point, Bob says "A counselor? What is this, camp? Heh heh heh.
    I'm funny in the wall."

    Now when one of us tells a bad joke, they'll follow it up with "I'm funny on the couch/in the kitchen/etc" to indicate that yeah, we know that was bad.

  22. “Lower. A lot lower. Too low! ... Lower.” ~Futurama, washing Zapp Brannigan scene.

    “Go you Huskies!” ~State & Main, throughout. Our local mascot is the Huskies. I yell this before every soccer match I attend.

    1. Plenty from that show.

      "I'm shocked. Shocked! ...Well, not that shocked."
      "Hahahaha. Oh wait, you're serious? Let me laugh harder: HAHAHAHAHA!"

  23. "Right Lisa, a wonderful magical animal"
    "So... you're saying there's a chance!"
    "Our situation has not improved"
    "Sammy... what is this in my Frigedaire?" "Ber"
    "I love ya. Always have"
    "One plus two... plus one..."
    "I could've joined the NSA... but I found out my parents were married"
    "So... what're we having?" (pulls out fork)

    1. That whole scene where Homer is questioning Lisa is great. I also use "You're way off. Think smaller, more legs." from the ribwich episode.

    1. Awesome!

      My sister's family spent Easter at Mac and Dee's house in LA. I met Mac and Dee in a hotel in Philadelphia. I was mad that she didn't show them my picture with them.

        1. My sister and brother-in-law are friends with Mac's brother. His brother visited Mac in California so they decided to meet up and ended up spending the weekend at their house.

          I met Mac and Dee in a hotel elevator years ago and got a pic with them. My sister didn't bring it up to them. She was afraid she'd look like a stalker.

          For some reason, she calls them Rob and Kaitlyn. It throws me off.

  24. I just started a new show on Hulu. Speechless. Good family sitcom. The teens actually watch with us!

    1. We’ve been working our way through the third (and final) season that we have saved on our DVR. It is much funnier to me than a typical family sitcom.

  25. I watched the Muhammed Ali Bio on HBO over the weekend. Good but not great. Basically used a bunch of TV footage to tell the story. No narrator, talking heads sort of thing. But it's such a fascinating story one couldn't get caught up in it. I know for some of the older Citizens, (bS, Runner, Twayn, etc.), Ali was a huge presence in 60s, 70s, and 80s. Also the room got pretty dusty at the end. What an amazing person both in and out of the ring.

  26. Last month+ of movies/TV:

    We're halfway through the last season of Game of Thrones. It has gotten less captivating, though this last season hasn't been quite as bad as I feared.

    Always Be My Maybe - Netflix Rom-com that needed to be 20+ minutes shorter. Where are all the editors these days?

    Empire Records - I think I watched this once, in college or high school? I had forgotten most of it. The plot was a weak excuse to showcase a handful of characters who couldn't have been more 90's. Which was pretty enjoyable for a guy who grew up in the 90's. Solid music throughout.

    Gotham Season 2 - Not as compelling as season 1. Moved slower, and the protagonist wasn't as noble as he ought have been, but mostly because they wanted "angst" not because it felt true to the character.

    Perfect Bid - A fun documentary regarding the contestant who knew all the prices on The Price Is Right. Scratched an itch, and did a good job telling a specific story, with enjoyable real people, and not making it too big.

    Wine Country - A who's who of 90's and early 2000's SNL actresses. A bit more going on with the characters than I anticipated, some of which was really a series of red herrings, but overall this was a fun flick. Probably needed a little more trimming (again) and a few bigger laughs, but overall I enjoyed the heck out of this. It easily could have been a major studio/wide theater release.

    Arrested Development Season 5 (again) and 6 - On rewatch, Season 5 was hilarious, if uneven. Season 6 has been really strong so far, but we're only a few episodes in. The series misses Lindsey, and J.O.B. has gone too far over the top, but Maeby is amazing.

    In The Heat Of The Night - This won best picture? Oof. Must have been a bad year. It was like getting hit over the head with the message (racism = bad). Which, maybe that's what the world needed at the time. Heck, maybe it's what we need now. But that doesn't mean it's a great movie. It was a just fine movie, nothing more, nothing less.

  27. I watched (most of) John Wick 2 last night. Was there a plot? I couldn't quite tell amongst all the violence porn. It was balletic, but more regional theater than Bolshoi.

    1. Yeah, I decided I don't really care so much for violence porn. I'm not really squeamish or anything, but not only does it not do anything for me, it's more like, just why? For example, I watched that Kingsmen movie awhile back, and it was, you know, okay. Afterwards, I remember reading a lot of people saying, oh, the church scene was the best part of that movie!!!11 I was like, really? Same with Django or Bastards and such. I'm way more interested in characters and plot than mindless, gratuitous violence I guess. I suppose there's a market for it, but apparently I'm not it.

      1. That market might be me. I haven't seen 3 yet, but I loved the hell out of the first two.

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