Movie lines at the dinner table9:00 AM
I’m very lucky to live in a house where I can use movie lines in a conversation. Sure, it would be nice if we quoted Shakespeare during dinner, but the reality is that we are a much more pop culture oriented family. Here are some of the movie quotes we use in our house:
1) “Put a hot towel over your head” from Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller’s father is a great character. When he calls Ferris to check if he’s feeling better, he advises him to “put a hot towel” over his head, much to Ferris’ amusement. Whenever we are feeling a little sick or complaining about something we give each other the same silly advice.
2) “Hello, McFly!” from Back to the Future
In Back to the Future, Biff bullies Marty McFly’s father, pretending to knock on his head to check if there’s anybody there. Even though this line is from the villain of “Back to the Future” we just say it in a funny way when a person is not paying attention or not thinking straight.
3) “That’s… evil.” from Scott Pilgrim vs the world
The most recent of our quotes here, only used between me and my sister – don’t know if it is going to last long though. Scott says that when he finds out his girlfriend’s ex has some sort of evil power over her. We’ve been using this one a lot, but I’d love to be able to use one of the funniest: “He punched the highlights out of her hair!”
4) “We are living in a society!” from Seinfeld
Ok, I know this is not from a movie but Seinfeld is huge in my house, I’m afraid. We actually use many other lines from it, depending on the situation like: “Good thinking, Kruger”, “I’ve gotta get out of this city” and my favorite “Gold, Jerry, gold!”
5) "Me-llon" from Lord of the Rings
This is probably the silliest. In the first part of the Lord of the rings trilogy, the fellowship can’t get in the mines of Moria because they don’t have the secret password. It turns out the password – "friend" in elvish – is “mellon”. So, whenever we are buying or eating melon we tend to pronounce it the way Gandalf does.