Over the weekend, The Independent had a rambling little article about the best and worst movie lines of all time. Which, of course, got me thinking about my own personal favorites. Growing up, my sisters and I watched 1972’s hilarious What’s Up, Doc? (with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal) dozens of times, and I can still guarantee a laugh by calling them up and declaring, “I adore anyone who adores anyone who adores Emerson. Your turn.” Ditto for, “Who is that dangerously unbalanced woman?,” or any reference to Vocal Reverberation Under Spinal Pressure. “You know, VRUSP?” “Oh yes! I think I read a monograph on that!”
I’m also partial to Alan Alda’s “If it bends, it’s funny” bit from Crimes and Misdemeanors, and of course, all the creepy lines from Silence of the Lambs you can giddily take out of context over cocktails with a group of friends. “Don’t you hurt my dog!” “Don’t you make me hurt your dog!” “Or you won’t know what pain is!”
Oh boy, I could go on amusing myself all day here, but really, why do all the heavy lifting when I know you guys are full of dialogue, too? So what are you waiting for, PopWatchers… have at it by sharing your all-time favorite movie lines in the comments section below.