And I know I've mentioned that I wish I could somehow incorporate these suggestive moving images into real life conversation. After all, how fun would it be to use them to express a thought in a humorous way instead of, ya know, just saying it? Oh, so clever I would be!
But, actually, sometimes I kind of do.
Not really in the traditional sense, but I know I will spew a line from a TV show or movie to indirectly express a thought, while simultaneously hoping my conversation partner understands the reference so we can share a lol. So without further ado, here are the top 5 movie/TV quotes I'll use during casual conversation to express a thought...or be annoying
5) "Two Mendys"
|That's Gold, Jerry! Gold.|
Origin: Seinfeld. Kenny Banya loves the fancy restaurant, Mendy's, and always suggests it as a place for Jerry to take him as part of a quid pro quo deal. During one episode, while driving a hard bargain, Banya demands two dinners in exchange for an Armani suit (I think?) and simply says, "Two Mendys!"
How it's used: Just like Banya, I'll say it when I want you to "sweeten the deal." Generally delivered while looking at you sideways, knowing I'm upping the ante past the point you are comfortable with.
Honorable mention: I'll often say "I'm bustin', Jerry, I'm bustin" like Costanza if I'm happy about something. Or if I'm being sarcastic about being "thrilled" with a situation.
4) "You Know A Guy."
Origin: Ocean's 11. Andy Garcia utters the line to George Clooney at the end of the movie, after Andy doubts that Clooney "knows a guy" who can help him find who robbed his vault.
How It's Used: I'll annoyingly cut you off anytime you start a sentence with "I know a guy..."
3) "Lelu Dallas Multi Pass"
Origin: The Fifth Element. When Lelu needs to get on the plane, she requires her multi pass. And seems to love telling everyone about it. Nuff said.
How It's Used: Generally to be annoying. I just love the line. Though I suppose I'll say it when something is pretty obvious.
2) "So It could be 'B', Ricky Ponting."
Origin: Slumdog Millionaire. The gameshow host, Prem, tries to entice Jamal into providing the wrong answer.
How It's Used: When I know you're weighing a decision. If you make a choice, and look to me with uncertainty, I might put on my crappiest accent and use the line. It never helps. Except to further your frustration.
1) "You're Killing Your Father, Larry."
Origin: The Big Lebowski. When Walter and Dude are trying to extract information out of grade schooler Larry, Walter implies that his lack of cooperation is disappointing his near-dead father.
How It's Used: My biggest pet peeve is when a person offers me information, yet immediately rescinds it. "Ooooh, i have something to tell you....but I can't" Fuck you, i hate this. Anyway, since I can never let it go, I'll try to coax the person into telling me, and this debate always features the line.