Monday, March 1, 2010

Movie Mania Monday - Call me some time when you have no class

Another nice weekend in America's most suggestively-shaped state. It was a beautiful sunny day today, and Lori and I took a drive up north, stopped for barbecue, then up through Dade City (one of the 100 top cities in the U.S. to retire in) and Trilacoochee (town motto: "With a name like Trilacoochee, who needs a motto?"), and discovered that Florida actually has some rolling hills. Who knew?

Congratulations to La Bev for correctly identifying last week's quote from Back to School. The '80's were a glorious time. Rodney Dangerfield at the peak of his career, and a nice Wisconsin backdrop. Dangerfield, Kinison, Vonnegut, Downey Jr., so many greats, now dead.

Wait, Robert Downey Jr.'s not dead? To be fair, he doesn't really qualify as 'great', either. It's not acting if you really are stoned out of your mind.

Now, onward to this week's quote. For those of you newbies, there are some rules. First person to correctly identify the original film source of the quote wins the peoples' ovation and fame forever (or for a week, we're fickle...), along with the title of Iron Quote-Guesser. No movie characters quoting other characters, but the original film source. No Googling, no asking Jeeves, either you recognize the quote and the film or you don't. There will be more quotes, don't give up. Snarky comments are always welcome, as long as they're accompanied by a guess. This week's quote:

What can I offer you? Sheep's eyes? Dates? Vodka martini?

Allez guessing!


Bev said...

Darn! I don't know this one. Boooooo.

Glad you had a nice weekend! Tilacoochee? Really? HA!!!!

Sarah J. Bradley said...

For some reason I can hear Chevy Chase saying this!

BTW, I'm a HUGE Downey Jr. fan, and have been for a long time. I think he's great. Check out Sherlock Holmes!

Have a great Monday!

Elliott said...

I'm sure Downey has come into his own over the years, but I spent my teenage years watching him get wasted in every film he was in, and really, it just wasn't acting.

And sure, Chevy could have said it, but there was no request for a glass of hot fat, or the head of Alfredo Garcia, so I doubt it. Certainly wasn't him in this case, anyway.

MJenks said...

Raiders of the Lost Ark.

I think that's why Downey makes such a good Tony Stark: he doesn't really have to act. He can just be himself.

MJenks said...

And by "Raiders of the Lost Ark", I of course meant Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Neither of which are right, but I do need to get my monkey-brains-eating-archaeology-flicks in order. Thank you.

Elliott said...

Mmmm...monkey. And I think there were at least two films starring the lead actor from this film that involved the consumption of sheep's eyes. And at least two that included archeological sites.

None of them featured Harrison Ford in any way, but I'll have to keep these on the radar now.

I decided on the film after hearing the theme song on the radio yesterday (along with the themes from several other films in this series, though it wasn't a theme day, they were just all big hits.)

Too big a hint?

Samsmama said...

I can totally picture Chevy Chase, too. But I think I'm thinking of Funny Farm. The martini thing sounds like James Bond, but that's about as far as I can go with that guess.

Glad you had a good weekend! Between food poisoning and a migraine, mine was less than great.

Ms said...

Shaken, not stirred.

Ok, Elliot, we've got to stop listening to the same theme songs! I was in a theme-song mood this weekend, listening to an assortment of John Barry, Henry Mancini, and various James Bond movie theme songs. This quote is, of course, from The Spy Who Loved Me. You realize that Sean Connery is the ONLY James Bond. Just sayin... doesn't matter who's in the role.

Elliott said...

Well-played, yes.

Was never a Moore fan, but several of the films hold a place in my childhood. Carly was on the radio yesterday, as were Paul McCartney and Wings, and one other I can't put my finger on right now.

I do love Lazenby and Rigg in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', though. It has taken some time to grow on me.

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I never win, because I never read your blog in time and, uh, also because I never know the answers.

Elliott said...

Amber, just because you don't win doesn't mean I don't enjoy you dropping by. There's more to life than just winning.

There's bacon.

Frank Irwin said...

Caddyshack. Every movie quote comes from Caddyshack, or is at least within 6 Degrees of Caddyshack.

Elliott said...

Damn, Frank, you got me. They ARE all Caddyshack.

(And now you have me working out the degrees of separation...)

Nej said...

I have no guess...but the reference of monkey brains DID remind me of when I went to see that movie in the theater...with my younger sister. Everyone in the theater was grossed out, and she (3 years or so old at the time) proclaims quite loudly, "Nej, I'm huuuuungryyy!"

People were turning around, and eventually the whole place was laughing at her. At the time I was embarrassed....but now it makes me smile! :-)

doggybloggy said...

well if it isnt caddyshack then is it an austin powers movie - I got shmoke and a pancake on my mind!

Elliott said...

Frank, the movie is two degrees from Caddyshack, along three or four different paths.

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