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quote meme

Ooh, fun. Caught from lmx_v3point3:

1. Post quotes from 10-20 of your favorite TV shows.
2. Have your friends guess the shows.
3. Strike out the quote once the show is guessed.
4. Googling is cheating!

... although, seriously ... 10-20 favourite TV shows? O.O

This may become a little esoteric. And we're being fairly generous with the whole "favourite" thing, yeah? Hint: precisely half of them are American shows.

I ended up looking most of them up, to be honest, to get the words right. And I guess because I haven't really watched a lot of these for a while. And I felt like it. My goodness I'm bad at this stuff.

... I'll just label them once they're got. That's a lot of strikethough otherwise....

1 – Blackadder (Back & Forth) (YouTube clip)
"THAT is for every schoolboy and schoolgirl for the next 400 years. Have you any idea how much suffering you're going to cause? Hours spent at school desks, trying to find one joke in A Midsummer Night's Dream? Years wearing stupid tights in school plays, and saying things like 'What ho, my lord?' and 'Oh look, here comes Othello, talking total crap as usual.'"

2 – Whose Line Is It Anyway? (YouTube clip)
"The Emir of Groovefunkistan, a small middle eastern nation, is coming to visit the President. He'll be arriving in Washington DC, however, his flight has been delayed, and his burnoose is dirty."

3 – The Games (Satire on the Sydney 2000 Olypmic Games Committee) (YouTube clip, and the follow-up)
"Now, Mr Wilson, have you measured the 100 metres track?"
"Yes, of course."
"Well let me ask you: how long is it?"
"How long is the 100 metres track?"
"It's a 100 metres track."
"Yeah, I know what it IS, Mr Wilson, I'm asking you how long it is."
"It's about a 100 metres."

4 – Firefly
"Cunnin', ain't it?"

5 – Monty Python's Flying Circus (YouTube clip)
"Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue. Beautiful plumage, innit?"
"The plumage don't enter into it!"

6 – Deadwood
"Sometimes I wish we could just hit 'em over the head, rob 'em, and throw their bodies in the creek."
"But that would be wrong."

7 – Black Books (YouTube clip)
"Aha! Skinheads! Perfect! ... Which one of you bitches wants to dance? Hey! You know when you're doing, ah, the usual sort of threesome thing you do of a weekend, you know, and, ah, the moonlight's bouncing off your heads and your arses and everything – does that not get a bit confusing?... Right. Look: this is you, okay? 'Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-laah!' ... Millwall! That's the one. Ah, do you know this chant? Ahm, 'Millwall, Millwall / you're all really dreadful / and all your girlfriends are unfulfilled / and alienated....'"

8 – White Collar
"We surrounded?... How many?"
"Including my agents, and the marshals?... All of them, I think."

9 – Cowboy Bebop, opening credits
I think it's time we blow this scene. Get everybody and their stuff together.... Okay, three, two, one – let's jam.

10 – Justified
"Are you cold standing out here?"
"Because I can't keep from staring at your nipples!"

11 – Supernatural
"That's all you got? That's weak. That is bushleague."

12 – SeaChange
"Okay, I've looked at them. What do you want me to say?"
"Well, I need an opinion. Will these ingredients make a decent birthday cake for Rupert?"
"I don't know."
"You're a cook!"
"No I'm not! I'm a fisherman. Look, every now and again I make a curry down the local pub, but I've don't make cakes. I've never made a cake.... I've never really seen it as part of my 'life plan'."
"Look, I have always bought the kids birthday cakes before. This time, I would like to make it myself. Now all I need to know is will these ingredients make a reasonable cake?"
"Well, knowing nothing about cakes, my guess is probably no. That would make a pretty boring cake indeed."
"Alright, tell me what to add."
"Oh ... curry powder?"

13 – Top Gear (YouTube clip)
"'Stretching before you is the Makadikadi. These are the biggest salt flats in the world, are almost completely lifeless, and as wide as Portugal. No car has ever driven across them. If you run out of water, you will die. If your car breaks down, and you can't be rescued, you will die. If you run out of food, you will die. It's like driving on a crème brûlée. There's a primeval ooze covered in a thin, salty crust. If you have thin tires, you will break through that crust, get stuck, and you will die.' So it advises to fit fat tires and remove as much weight as possible before setting off.... Well how hard can it be?"
"Don't say that!"

14 – Leverage
"We'd be the cavalry."

Whew. Either I need to watch more tv, or less.


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Jan. 17th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
I'm usually really bad at these memes, but...

#13 is Top Gear ♥ and #14 is Leverage (I'm pretty sure). :D
Jan. 17th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Ding! Ding!

(I'm bad at them too. But I figured, over my whole flist, there's enough variety to get them all :D)
Jan. 17th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
1 is Blackadder goes forth, when he punches Shakespeare. (Colin Firth omg, you don't punch Colin Firth!)

4 is Firefly. Oh Jayne.

7 is Black Books. I adore that scene. Dylan Moran! ♥

8 is White Collar. Yay for Peter.

11... I think is Supernatural. That ep where they are pranking each other?

I kind of want 2 to be the West Wing, though I doubt it is... I just... sort of want Toby to be saying that. :D 6 is going to drive me NUTS until someone gets it.


Edited at 2011-01-17 11:43 pm (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
Wow! I gotta admit, I was counting on you for some of these. Glad you stepped up to the challenge!

1 Oh, yeah. Pretty much unforgettable, and possibly one of my favourite Blackadder moments ever (in a veritable sea of them).

4 Jayne! ❤

7 I adore that scene as well. And then "Ham sandwich? With a pickle?" !!!!

8 Yay Peter!

11 Bingo. "Hell House".

Oh, man, I would LOVE 2 to be West Wing. Toby, or Josh ... to Leo. :D And now I realised I missed West Wing, which IS legitimately one of my favourites, although admittedly from a few years back. Of course, most of these are.

6 is ... well, I'll edit in a few days if no one gets it. Seems a little cruel, otherwise!
Jan. 19th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)


Clearly, I need to rewatch.

Am also feeling *facepalm*y about Monty Python. I used to have an icon of the dead parrot sketch. Duh.

This prompted the need for my yearly West Wing rewatch. So it's a little bit early this year, that's fine!

Jan. 19th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
It was one of the few Deadwood quotes I could immediately think of that wouldn't give itself away through the language alone. My first thought was "DAN! You need to fucking BREAK THE DOOR DOWN!" And then, of course, "CockSUCKA!" – "Yeah, glad I taught you that fucking word."

That's the problem, isn't it? Whenever Deadwood comes up, you want to go through the whole miserable, brilliant, arduous fucking experience again! It's why I avoid watching The Count of Monte Cristo. It always leaves me deeply dissatisfied and wanting to read the book. Which I DO NOT HAVE TIME for. And West Wing – if I only had my dvds! Of course, given the amount of stuff I have going on, that's probably not such a bad thing. (And it goes without saying I love that icon.)

Don't worry about Monthy Python. The main problem is that if you don't get 12, I'm pretty sure no one will. ;)
Feb. 21st, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)

*facepalming* pretty hard over SeaChange. In my defence it has been Some Time since I've seen it. DIVER DAN FOREVER!

Feb. 21st, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
*hearts Diver so hard*

'S okay. Its dialogue isn't so easy to nail, in tone. It's so low-key. Other than something about Bucket, or something, it's hard to find something really distinctive about it.
Jan. 18th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
Doh, I'm late to the party! Still, here's my contribution: 5 is Monty Python.
Jan. 18th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
It's a very quick-moving party!

And yup, of course. Possibly my longest-running fandom represented up there! :D
Jan. 18th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
6. Deadwood :)
Jan. 18th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Hee :D
Jan. 18th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Whew, I'm late to this party

Is 3 A bit of fry and laurie? It rings bells but I can't place it. XD Also - is 10 Green Wing? I remember there being a long conversation about nipples... This is so hard! :D Hehe
Jan. 18th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
All the easy ones have gone already, sadly! The more obscure, the longer the clue I tried to make, to help out. Doesn't seem to have helped! 10 probably required a little more.

I never really watched Fry and Laurie. 3 is Australian, just to make things difficult – and the Aussie and the Kiwi on my flist have both skipped them, so I think that's a bust...

Don't worry, I found yours equally as hard. I'm condsidering coming back to yours and just guessing, soon! :D
Jan. 18th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
Ooh, if 3's Australian: is it that satire about the Olympics? The Games, I think it was called.
Jan. 18th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
Ha! Yep. Man, I loved that show. Clarke&Dawe specifically, but The Games was genius. :)
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