Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #62: 1970s Movie Quotes




Thirteen Movie Quotes From the 1970s

Below are 13 quotes from movies made during the decade of Pong and the Pet Rock. How many of these do you recognize? You can leave your responses in the comments section. On Friday, I will reveal the answers.

1. I think that I am familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you on the ass!

2. Oh come off it, MAJOR. You put me right off my fresh fried lobster, do you realize that? I'm now going to go back to my bed, I'm going to put away the best part of a bottle of scotch... And under normal circumstances, you being normally what I would call a very attractive woman, I would have invited you back to share my little bed with me you might possibly have come. But you really put me off. I mean you... You're what we call a regular army clown.

3. I'm worried about passing Mr. Mason's class and you busy signifying.

4. I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!

5. I know a woman who looks like a bullfrog but that don't mean she's the damn thing's mother.

6. This is for Allah. And it's goin' way out there, sucka.

7. Zero point two... Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

8. My mama didn't raise no fool. Now I got enough attention span to know what's happenin'. What's happenin' is I can recognize a poverty pimp when I see one.

9. We're finally getting out of this turkey town, and now you wanna crawl back into your cell, right? You wanna end up like John? You just can't stay seventeen forever.

10. Would ya just watch the hair. Ya know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it. He hits my hair.

11. I'm gonna take this right foot, and I'm gonna whop you on that side of your face... and you wanna know something? There's not a damn thing you're gonna be able to do about it.

12. Aw come on, you're not gonna say that now! You're not gonna say that now! You're gonna pull that hen house shit? Now when the vote... the Chief just voted - it was 10 to 9. Now I want that television set turned on *right now*!

13. Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.


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25 comments:

Nicholas said...

Ok, I got Mash, Network, Saturday Night fever and Godfather II.

Michelle said...

Great idea for your TT. I love it. Though I don't remember any of these quotes. Thanks for sharing. Happy TT!

Lori said...

Hey, the only one I THINK I remember is #8 (A Piece Of The Action). I remember the scene because it was one of my favorites and if I'm not mistaken, the actress was Sheryl Lee Ralph, who went on to star in Moesha. Am I right? (smile)

The Gal Herself said...

2) MASH, 4) Network, 7) Animal House, 10) Saturday Night Fever, 11) Billy Jack, 12) Cuckoo's Nest and 13) Godfather 2. #7 is one of my favorite quotes of ALL TIME!

FickleMinded said...

i might remember some of it if you put what movie was it from?
nice idea for TT thought! :)
http://www.fickleminded.net/2008/10/15/thursday-thirteen-3/

SJ Reidhead said...

I recognize a couple -
7 - Animal House
3 - Godfather - but don't remember which!

SJR
The Pink Flamingo

P. S. Great list!
http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2008/10/15/3932491.html

SandyCarlson said...

I wish I could match them up with movies! I enjoyed them.

~Just Me~ said...

Great list, I unfortunately dont know any of those. Happy TT!

Dr. John said...

1 - Jaws?
2 - MASH
3 - ?
4 - Network
5 - ?
6 - Bad News Bears
7 - Animal House
8 - ?
9 - ?
10 - Saturday Night Fever
11 - ?
12 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
13 - One of the Godfather movies

Lori said...

#4 was the only one that rang a bell. Was that 9 to 5?? I can visualize Jane Fonda or Dolly Parton saying something to the affect. Happy TT.

Kristi Mantoni said...

7 is my favorite as well!! That was an awesome movie!

Robin said...

2 - M*A*S*H
7 - Animal House
13 - Godfather 2

Great idea for a list.

Malcolm said...

Nicholas: 4 out of 13 isn't all that bad. Although the movies are all well known, the quotes aren't necessarily so.

Michelle, SJ, Sandy,Just Me, and Robin: Thanks for visiting.

Lori: Yes, that is Sheryl Lee Ralph in "A Piece of the Action". The scene that contains the quote I used is my favorite in the movie. She tore old girl up... all she could was cry and go home.

The Gal Herself: Very good job! I knew you'd appreciate #7.

Fickleminded: Since I did this T13 as a quasi-trivia game, listing the movies would have defeated the purpose.

Dr. John: Wow, you know your movie quotes! Thanks for stopping by.

Lori: No, "9 To 5" just missed being a 1970s movie (it came out in 1980). Although quote #4 does look like something one of the ladies from that movie would say.

Kristi: I never get tired of hearing that line from "Animal House". I watched that clip on You Tube about 10 times yesterday and laughed every time.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Unfortunately I am not a movie buff. I can't remember lines and such from movies. In fact, most times I could watch a movie again and enjoy it because I can't remember half the movie. *LOL*

Meju said...

Yikes! Great TT...13.Godfather is the only one that jumps at me...I will be back for another peek later!

Journeywoman said...

I only know a few. Network, Saturday night Fever and Godfather 2.

Great list though.

BeckEye said...

1. Jaws?

2. ?

3. ?

4. Network

5. Chinatown?

6. Some baseball movie, I imagine

7. Animal House

8. ?

9. ?

10. Saturday Night Fever

11. Uhhhh....Shaft?

12. ?

13. One of those Godfather movies that I've never seen. I'll guess II.

Jessica said...

*shrugs* I have no clue! lol
Great idea Malcolm.

pussreboots said...

No guesses from me. I'm terrible with quotes. Happy TT.

pjazzypar said...

1. Jaws
2. Mash
3. What’s Happening
4. Network
5. ?
6. Bad News Bears
7. Animal House
8. Piece of the Action (one of my favorites as you know)
9. ?
10. Saturday Night Fever
11. ?
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
13. The Godfather

Malcolm said...

Crazy Working Mom: You sound like one of my old girlfriends. :-) Thanks for paying me a visit.

Meju: Oh well... 1 out of 13 is better than none.

Journeywoman: Like the Meatloaf song goes, "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad".

Beckeye: Not bad. Good guess on #1.

Jessica and Pussreboots: Thanks for stopping by.

Pjazzy: Very good! You put the TV version for #3 instead of the movie, but I know what you meant.

Malcolm said...

Here are the 13 quotes, followed by the character who said it and the film from which it came.

1. I think that I am familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you on the ass!

Said by Matt Hooper (played by Richard Dreyfuss) in the 1975 movie Jaws

2. Oh come off it, MAJOR. You put me right off my fresh fried lobster, do you realize that? I'm now going to go back to my bed, I'm going to put away the best part of a bottle of scotch... And under normal circumstances, you being normally what I would call a very attractive woman, I would have invited you back to share my little bed with me you might possibly have come. But you really put me off. I mean you... You're what we call a regular army clown.

Said by Hawkeye Pierce (Donald Sutherland) in the 1970 film M*A*S*H

3. I'm worried about passing Mr. Mason's class and you busy signifying.

Said by Leroy "Preach" Jackson (Glynn Turman) in the 1975 movie Cooley High

4. I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!

Said by Howard Beale (Peter Finch) in the 1976 movie Network

5. I know a woman who looks like a bullfrog but that don't mean she's the damn thing's mother.

Said by Moses Pray (Ryan O’Neal) in the 1973 movie Paper Moon

6. This is for Allah. And it's goin' way out there, sucka.

Said by Ahmad Abdul Rahim (Erin Blunt) in the 1976 movie The Bad News Bears

7. Zero point two... Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Said by Dean Vernon Wormer (John Vernon) in the 1978 comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House

8. My mama didn't raise no fool. Now I got enough attention span to know what's happenin'. What's happenin' is I can recognize a poverty pimp when I see one.

Said by Barbara Hanley (Sheryl Lee Ralph) in the 1977 film A Piece of the Action

9. We're finally getting out of this turkey town, and now you wanna crawl back into your cell, right? You wanna end up like John? You just can't stay seventeen forever.

Said by Steve Bolander (Ron Howard) in the 1973 movie American Graffiti

10. Would ya just watch the hair. Ya know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it. He hits my hair.

Said by Tony Manero (John Travolta) in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever

11. I'm gonna take this right foot, and I'm gonna whop you on that side of your face... and you wanna know something? There's not a damn thing you're gonna be able to do about it.

Said by Billy Jack (Tom Laughlin) in the 1971 film Billy Jack

12. Aw come on, you're not gonna say that now! You're not gonna say that now! You're gonna pull that hen house shit? Now when the vote... the Chief just voted - it was 10 to 9. Now I want that television set turned on *right now*!

Said by R.P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) in the 1975 Oscar-winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

13. Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.

Said by Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in the 1972 film The Godfather

cookingmom said...

I guess I haven't seen as many movies as I thought!

I got Jaws, Saturday Night Fever, and The Godfather and that was it! Although I have heard a lot those. I just couldn't place them.

Cindy Swanson said...

Wow...I love movie quotes, but I had a hard time with this list. I'm thinking number 2 is "Mash," number 4 is "Network," and number 13 is one of the Godfather movies (Nicholas says II?).

Love movie lists. Have a great weekend, Malcolm!

Malcolm said...

Cooking Mom: I know the feeling. I'm the same way with song lyrics. I know that I know the song, but placing it is another story.

Cindy: In most cases, these weren't the most famous quotes that came from the movie in question. However, I think some people will say "Of course... now it makes sense" when they see the movies from which the quotes came. You have a great weekend as well.

 
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