Brian’s Blog: Quoting Movie Lines Can Be Fun, But Can Get You In Trouble [VIDEO]
Some of my co workers and I are constantly quoting classic lines from our favorite movies for fun. Who knew that a form of it could get you in trouble?
I ran across this story at seattlepi.com:
OK, wearing a T-shirt that says “prepare to die” on an airplane might not be the best idea.
But you’d almost have to have been living under a rock for the past 25 years not to get Wynand Mullins’ shirt, which is emblazoned with a large “Hello my name is” tag followed by: “Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
That, of course, is actor Mandy Patinkin’s iconic line from “The Princess Bride.” He repeats it as he finally avenges his father’s murder.
Apparently, some passengers on a Qantas flight from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand didn’t get it.
The gist of the story is that flight attendants asked Mullins to remove his shirt because some of the other passengers said it made them nervous. Mullins didn’t have another shirt handy, so the flight attendant tried to find him another, but could not. So, she just shot him dirty looks for the rest of the flight. Mullins went on to say that his choice of t-shirt might not have been the best for a flight.
In our building, there are a few of us who love to randomly quote lines from our favorite movies to make each other laugh. Here are some of our favorites.
From “Fargo”, “Oh, Geez”
From “16 Candles”, “What’s happenin’ hot stuff?”
From “Major League”, “Just a bit outside.”
From “The Jerk”, “He hates these cans!”
And of course from “The Princess Bride”
Throwing movie lines at your friends really doesn’t mean much unless you’re a fan of certain films, but it is great fun.
What are some of the movie lines you like to quote?
Visit the American Film Institute’s 100 Years, 100 Movie Quotes page here.