Favorite Throwaway Lines

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Favorite Throwaway Lines

#1 Post by alan smithee » 12 Oct 2009, 00:13

I view throwaway lines as lines that, if they were removed, the only change in the movie would be that those lines weren't there ... every other moment of the movie would be unaffected.

Almost all of Johnny's lines in Airplane! qualify (and are, of course, some of my favorites). Johnny notwithstanding ...

After they have climbed the stairs in Ghostbusters (during which Peter says "Well, when we get to 20, tell me — I'm gonna throw up."), Egon delivers what may be my favorite throwaway line in a non-Airplane! movie:
Egon Spengler wrote:Art Deco — very nice.
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber- Big gulps, huh? Allright. Well, see you later
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#3 Post by Chris » 12 Oct 2009, 07:07

A² wrote:Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber- Big gulps, huh? Allright. Well, see you later
Another I'm reminded of from that movie is Carrey in the diner.
Carrey: "What's the soup-du-jour?"
Waitress: "It's the soup of the day."
Carrey: "Mmm. I think I'll have that."

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#4 Post by Ruddy016 » 12 Oct 2009, 08:05

I'd have to go for Harp in Point Break:

'Why don't you astonish me shitface'.

Makes me laugh every time I think about it :D
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#5 Post by JJ » 12 Oct 2009, 12:23

Chris Elliot wrote:He might be ok.


Well, no, probably not now.
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#6 Post by bratzks » 13 Oct 2009, 05:23

Dory talking in her sleep in Finding Nemo.
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#8 Post by Midrats » 13 Oct 2009, 07:42

Ghostbusters

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#9 Post by Dawson » 09 Nov 2009, 12:40

I love throwaway lines:

the entire smurf talk from Donnie Darko has to be included, does nothing for the film, but is everything in the film...

Dawson's top 5 throwaway lines:

5: I am standing here beside myself. - Short Circuit

4: It's not how far you go, it's how go you far. - Ski School

3: When Cameron was in Egypt's land...?let my Cameron go!" - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

2: Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? - Batman

1: Need is the ultimate monkey. - the Way of the Gun
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#10 Post by TK421 » 12 Nov 2009, 04:02

dawson99 wrote:2: Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? - Batman
How is that a throwaway line? It's how Batman figures out who his nemesis really is.

I've always enjoyed:


{noise in the darkness}
"Did you hear that?"
"Yeah, it's a dickfer."
"What's a dickfer?"
"To pee with."

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#11 Post by Dawson » 12 Nov 2009, 04:17

I managed to pick the one line int he entire film that actually is important :oops:
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#12 Post by McT » 13 Nov 2009, 18:18

TK421 wrote:{noise in the darkness}
"Did you hear that?"
"Yeah, it's a dickfer."
"What's a dickfer?"
"To pee with."

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I've gotten people with that one.
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#13 Post by TK421 » 22 Dec 2009, 13:52

"Will you keep it down? I'm trying to do drugs!"
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#14 Post by Steel Frog » 23 Dec 2009, 19:22

McT wrote:
TK421 wrote:{noise in the darkness}
"Did you hear that?"
"Yeah, it's a dickfer."
"What's a dickfer?"
"To pee with."

- Spies Like Us
I've gotten people with that one.
Sure, just like with the henway at the hamcost.

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