More DaGeeky Code

The previous post will go on from here until eternity, if I let it. So, instead, here’s a new post on the same, thrilling topic! (bite me)

Some of these things can simply be classified by their source. For example, if you just cut-and-paste the entire script for Monty Python and the Holy Grail in here, you pretty much have 75% of the words and phrases that flow from our lips. There’s no need to list things like “What? The curtains?” or “I fart in your general direction” here.

The same goes for other Python bits. You can’t talk to the kids about something “back in my day” without launching into the whole “I had to get up in the morning at ten o’clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing ‘Hallelujah’.” Either that or the SNL Dana Carvey skit (“And we liked it!”).

Likewise, if you took the entire Warner Brothers catalog of Looney Tunes and transcribed them into this blog entry, you’d have a goodly chunk of our everyday dialogue. (“He’s not in da stove!” and “Spear and magic helmet?” and “Zoinks! And away!” being a few of the more prevalent phrases heard ’round these parts.)

Other movies that register high on the quote spew-o-meter are Ghostbusters (“So? She’s a dog.”), The Princess Bride, (“Have fun stormin’ da castle.”), Office Space (“Well, I wouldn’t exactly say I’ve been *missing* it, Bob.”) and Young Frankenstein (“Put zee candle beck.”).

Also, be aware of the following:

You can’t say “Damn it!” around here without adding “Janet.” Rocky Horror

If someone says, “I’ve been thinking,” you are obliged to respond with “a dangerous pastime” to which they will counter, “I know.” Beauty and the Beast

If a drink goes down the wrong pipe and you start coughing, you must croak the word “smooooooth” as though you’ve just taken a swallow of Guzzler’s Gin. Red Skelton

Never say “voila!” It’s “viola.” (Preferrably, “VI-oh-ler” with a strong Southern accent.) no idea

When you want a particular type of tea, never say “darjeeling” without a heavy British housewife accent. And always reply with “Yes, Earl Grey would be lovely.” Holy Grail videogame

If the phone rings, don’t forget to say “cow” (and add a few “yip, yip, yip’s”). Sesame Street

You can’t say the word “carrots” without trying to sound like Kermit the Frog wearing false teeth. Sesame Street

Don’t come close to saying the word “max” without bugging your eyes out, Nora Desmond style. Carol Burnett

I’m sure we’re not done…

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3 Responses to More DaGeeky Code

  1. Ric The Schmuck says:

    You could also go to some of the other old standby’s…

    Star Trek
    “Beam me up…”
    “I’m a doctor, not a [insert occupation here]”
    “We’ve got no power”
    and of course….

    I’ll leave the Star Wars bits for the rest of you…

  2. Karan says:

    Do you sing the cartoon songs too?

  3. Kent says:

    Great post! It was fun to see the quotes that you were familiar with that we used to!

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