Monday, March 23, 2009

Great Lines


There was a free movie channel preview last weekend and I ended up watching Enchanted. Now I have the song with the steel drums stuck in my head. Just two lines from it, not the whole thing. That wouldn’t bother me. Those two lines, however, are really starting to get on my nerves.

I figure they’re stuck in my head because they happen right at a line that makes me laugh. The lost princess starts to sing in Central Park, much to Patrick Dempsey’s horror, and the Jamaican quartet instantly joins in. At that point he asks if everyone knows the song, he’s never heard of it. Makes me chuckle every time. As he does when Prince Edward shows up and bursts into song and he says “Oh he sings too, does he?”

There’s another line towards the beginning that I love. The prince pops out of the manhole cover with a chipmunk in tow in all his princely finery, lands on the steel cage, huge sword drawn, holds it to the throat of the streets department worker who just replaced the cover, demanding to know where the princess is. After all is said and done, the only thing the streets guy asks is if the others saw the chipmunk.

Other movie lines I find particularly amusing are:

“You’re born into a family, you don’t join them like the Marines,” from While You were Sleeping and “It’s a helluva day at sea, sir,” from Overboard.

How about you? What obscure lines that have little to do with anything do you enjoy?

4 comments:

Anny Cook said...

Well, damn. Now that you ask, I can't remember a single one. Naturally.

Regina Carlysle said...

I can't think of one either. Too damn late BUT I loooove Enchanted. It's the cutest movie and I became a huge James Marsden fan after this one. He was hysterical. "OHHHH GISELLE!"

Amarinda Jones said...

From Doc Savage Man of Bronze...he looks into her eyes lovingly and says "Mona, you're brick."

And - from Conan the Barbarian - someone says to Conan - "Does anything hurt you Conan?" And he says "Only pain." Classic lines

Molly Daniels said...

'I'd just as soon kiss a wookie!'

'I can arrange that!'

-Empire Strikes Back