Q and A childhood roundup

After last week’s cartoon classic awesomeness, I thought I’d tackle all the movies I remembered watching over and over again while growing up… you know, when I was just a jester in training, as it were.

If you have no idea what’s going on, you should probably start here.

Over the years I’ve incorporated what seems to be an ever increasing absurd amount of movie dialogue into my day-to-day lingo.  This week’s theme, as already discussed, is all relating to movies I loved as a kid.

Oh, who are we kidding, I still love these movies.

Q: What do you say to your buddy who is going up to the counter to order some food for everyone?
A: “Marcus, score us some nacho chips and some radical salsa.”
– Fester (Patrick Labyorteaux) – 3 Ninjas

Q: What do you say to someone who shows a bit of insight you thought was beyond them?”
A: “Miyagi have hope for you..”
– Miyagi (Pat Morita) – Karate Kid

Q: What do you say when someone asks why you are rearranging your house again?
A: “Why? Why, oh I don’t know, ’cause I wanted to redecorate. You know, a couple of throw pillows, a TV news reporter, what do ya think?.”
– Raphael (Kenn Scott) – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

(Interesting.  Did anyone else see a theme within the theme there?)

Q: What do you say when someone asks about the people you’ve lost?
A: “Death is a primitive concept. I prefer to think of them as battling evil in another dimension.”
– Grig (Dan O’Herlihy) – The Last Starfighter

Q: What should you say when pondering the mysteries of life, the universe and everything?
A: “If this is all a dream, what’s gonna happen when we wake up?”
– Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) – Explorers

Q: What do you should say after stopping to ask for directions?
A: “Try to make your directions clear because we get lost easy.”
– Max (Paul Reubens) – Flight of the Navigator

(What?  Another theme within the theme?  Crazy!)

Q: What do you say when someone asks what you know about makeup?
A: “The first rule of eye makeup is that you can never wear enough blue eye shadow.”
– Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis) – My Girl

Q: What do you say when you are fed up with a situation?
A: “I’ve had enough of this doo-doo!”
– Peter Mitchell (Tom Selleck) – 3 Men and a Baby

Q: What should you say as often as possible?
A: “This has got to be the weirdest day of my life… well, so far.”
– Mikey (Bruce Willis) – Look Who’s Talking

Q: What do you say when you are accused of BS’ing, joshing, lying, stretching the truth?
A: “Bull true.”
– Chris (River Phoenix) – Stand By Me

How many of these have you seen?  What’s on your list of childhood favorites?


Ah, what a lovely trip down memory lane.  I hope some of you respond with the movies you loved as a child.  Do you still watch them when they come on TV?  Do they still mean as much to you now as they did then? Do you know that here there be monsters, and silliness, and memories?  Thanks, as always, for playing along.

6 thoughts on “Q and A childhood roundup

    • That’s great!!! I’m going to have to pick that one up and use it too. I wonder how many people I work with will get the reference… I’m not sure I care.

  1. i loved the grinch because he carved the roast beast in the end, and i have always called it that with my own children who have continued to use it. we don’t even think anything of it anymore, just part of the family vernacular.

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