I’m not dead yet…

Today is not my last day on the blog.  Everybody’s been doing these beautiful farewell posts, & I love them, but I still have another blog coming up & I’m not ready to say goodbye just yet.

RB1Tangled_posterAlso, the Oscars are coming up this weekend, & I want to talk about movies.  Specifically movies that have provided a line so perfect, so useful that it’s been subsumed into the Sey Family Lexicon.   Here, in no particular order, are three movies that have so blessed us:

1)  From TANGLED:  “This is the strangest thing I have ever done!”  –Flynn Rider, upon discovering that he has somehow become engaged in a fight with a horse, & is defending himself–successfully–with a frying pan.  Anytime we find ourselves doing or saying something we never thought we’d do, this line gets trotted out.  Watch the clip on Youtube here.  Totally worth it!

RB2EmmaPoster2)  From EMMA:  “PORK, MOTHER!” –a nice spinster, reading a letter aloud to her deaf mother in which a neighbor family was gifted with a nice slab of pork.  Shortly after I fell in love with this movie, I visited Ireland with my family & my own mother was confused about what was next on our itinerary.  I took the opportunity to shout, “CORK, MOTHER!” and it became the line of the trip.

RB3princess bride3)  From THE PRINCESS BRIDE:  Vezzini (frustrated with Inigo & Fezzig’s endless rhyming game)–“No more rhyming, & I mean it!”  Fezzig (still innocently playing the game)–“Anybody want a peanut?”  Anytime anybody in my family ends a shouted instruction with “…and I mean it!” some brave soul will invariably be unable to resist the peanut line.  It’s a classic for a reason.  Watch it here if you don’t already have it memorized.

Okay, so those are our very favorites.  I know you all must have some.  What are your favorite movie lines, & what are the situations you use them in?

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  • Amy Conley says:

    GT is going to freeze hhis tail feathers off tomorrow.

  • flchen1 says:

    ROFL!! Love it, Susan! Those are definitely fabulous lines to add to the family lexicon! I think most of ours are either Star Wars, Star Trek, or Princess Bride… “These are not the droids you’re looking for,” “Beam me up, Scotty!” or “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” And of course, “As you wish.” 😉

    • Susan Sey says:

      I toyed with adding the “these are not the droids you’re looking for” clip here. It’s so useful! “You don’t need to see our identification….”

      • Cassondra says:

        OMG! I’ve never used that one, and I have no idea why. That’s such a great line.

        And so universally useful!

  • Jane says:

    Hello Susan,
    The Princess Bride is a favorite of mine, too. There were so many great lines from Pulp Fiction like “They call it a Royale with cheese,” and “I want my two dollars!” from Better Off Dead.

  • Amy Conley says:

    First is from A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Where tTom Hank’s yells, “Are you crying? THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!” Myself, son #1 and daughter are in this movieas extras. And at one point, while myson was standing next to him, Tom Hanks was yelling, but he was yelling at Rita. They got in a HUGE fight the day we were there and my son had a front row seat to it. And we ate lunch with Rosie and she was a sweetheart. First time I heard the phrase “Cutie Patootie”. 🙂

    Mine is the kiss line from Bull Durham when Kevin Costner tells Susan Sarandon;s character what kind of kiss he likes, long slow, kisses that last five days….. I “cleaned” and put the quote someplace, but now I can’t find it.

    And hubby and the kids have one from Uncle Buck about the rat eating the wart off the principle’s face.

    • Susan Sey says:

      Wow! You got front row seats to a Tom Hanks fight? I’m jealous! I might not recover all day. But I won’t cry. Because there’s no crying in baseball. 🙂

  • Helen says:

    Oh Susan

    They are good one of the most common ones used in our house when things look as if they are going to be too small for whatever someone says “I think we are going to need a bigger boat” of course from Jaws

    Have Fun

  • Ki Pha says:

    LOL Sadly I can’t think of a line I use from a film at the moment but I am greatly enjoying these picks. Tangled’s Flynn Rider does have some great lines. But from Despicable Me, me and my sister like to use the line: “It’s So Fluffy I’m Gonna Die!” from when Gru won little Agnes her unicorn. We just like saying it when we see something big a fluffy. Oh and from the film, “Banana~” from the little minions. LOL Of course we use it on bananas.

  • Laurie G says:

    ET -“CALL HOME!” When my kids went to college.

    Terminator-” I’ll Be back! “to the kids

    Jerry Macquire- “You had me at hello.” romantic

    • Susan Sey says:

      Ha! We say all of these, in spite of the fact that the kids have no idea what we’re talking about. They even say then now, & with all appropriate inflection. I have a feeling that if we show them the movies it’ll be a let down after all this.

  • Debbie Oxier says:

    Our favorite is “These mashed potatoes are so creamy! Mary mashed them!” This is from While You Were Sleeping where Sandra Bullock is having dinner with Peter’s family. They are all sitting around the table and there are about ten different conversations going on at the same time. The potato line is spoken then. Ever since, when our family gets together and everyone is involved in different conversations, someone will inevitably quote the mashed potato line.

    Another favorite is from French Kiss with Meg Ryan. She’s on a train with Kevin Kline where she’s just consumed a large amount of dairy product and has a terrible tummy ache. Kevin is trying to distract her by pointing out the beautiful scenery flashing by. He tells her to look at the cows. She whines pitifully, “I just ate that cow!” Now when one of us over indulges and ends up with a tummy ache, we bring up the cow!

    • Susan Sey says:

      Ha! I loved While You Were Sleeping! How did I miss the mashed potatoes line??

      But we definitely claim to have eaten cows. French Kiss was a great movie. Kevin Kline…le sigh!

    • Cassondra says:

      Debbie, I knew IMMEDIATELY what the movie was, and the scene!

      I can see it in my mind!

      Great line!

  • Minna says:

    “Be scared. Be very scared.” Addams Family 2 Wednesday Addams’ this to the new nanny.
    “Houston, we have a problem.” Apollo 13

    • Susan Sey says:

      I think I was living in the woods when the Addams family movie came out, but I definitely remember Apollo 13. I might’ve even been living in Texas at the time. We used the “Houston, we have a problem…” line a lot.

  • Oh Susan…I love movie quotes.

    From To Have And Have Not: “If you need me, just whistle. You know how to whistle don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.”

    Tombstone: “I’ll be your huckleberry.” “Skin that smokewagon…” “Why Kate, you’re not wearing a bustle. How lewd.”

    French Kiss. “You make my ass twitch.” “I want you, that is all.”

    And my kids can quote the entire movie of Robinhood, Prince of Thieves. But my favorite line. “Why a spoon, cousin?” “Because it’s dull, you twit. It’ll hurt more!”

    • Susan Sey says:

      I’m your huckleberry! How could I have neglected Tombstone?? “Skin that smokewagon, son, & I’ll turn your head into a canoe!” That’s quality writing right there!

      Plus, Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday….

  • Cassondra says:

    OMGOSH I love this BLOG!

    We use the “I got bettah” from Monty Python. “She turned me into a newt!” “You don’t look like a newt.” “I got bettah.”

    We also use the “Prepare to die.” From the Princess Bride. As in “You touched my waffle. Prepare to die.”

    When we’re disappointed in somebody because they’re not going along with the plan, we also use, from an old movie I can’t even remember because we’ve been saying it that long, “Sometimes I question your commitment to Sparkle Motion.”


  • Pissenlit says:

    Eee hee hee! I mostly sing snatches of songs that fit the situation but I also like quotes. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is chock full of lines that I like to quote. Some of my favourites are, “She’s got huge……tracts of land.”, “She’s a witch! Burn her! Burn her!” and “I’m getting better!”. From The Princess Bride, I like using, “I do not think it means what you think it means.” My absolutely favourite quote is actually from the tv show, Firefly rather than a movie. I love saying, “My food is problematic.” There’s a lot of other quotes I like using but they don’t come to mind at the moment. I pretty much use all my favourite quotes whenever I can somehow fit them into a conversation.

    • Susan Sey says:

      I have a set of refrigerator magnets from the Princess Bride, one of which says, “You keep on using that word.” Just that much. It totally inspires you to throw the rest of the line at it. You just can’t resist!

      And, yeah, Monty Python is always good for a quote. “I’m not dead yet!” We use that one a lot.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Pissenlit, we are all over the Monty Python quotes at my house, too. One of our favorites was from The Meaning Of Life. “I can’t eat another bite.” “It’s a wafer thin mint, monsieur. Wafer thin!” We use that one every time someone complains about being too full. HA!

    • Cassondra says:

      OMG! Pissenlit I used that one years ago. I was sitting in a waffle house, describing a woman who was…well…stacked. I went searching for the word and I said, “I mean…she’s got HUGE….tracts of land.”

      And the whole table exploded. ONe guy actually fell into the floor right there int he waffle house. Fell. In. The. Floor. He was laughing that hard. That’s a great line. I’d forgotten about it.

  • Shannon says:

    Run away! Run away!

  • Joan Kayse says:

    Whenever I get my hair highlighted (this Sat..woot!) or cut I think

    “There is no such thing as natural beauty” from Steel Magnolias

    • Cassondra says:

      Joanie, I love that!

      I might have to use it!

      Wow. Never heard that one.

    • Susan Sey says:

      For Steel Magnolias, I always think about that woman dancing at the wedding, & how somebody compared the back of her skirt to “two pigs fighting under a blanket” or something like that. I died laughing.