Lois: Malcolm, what is all that stuff from your teacher? That woman sends home two or three fliers every day. Malcolm: She says she wants the parents to be involved as much as possible with the children. Lois: At school? It’s the only break I get!
Frankie Muniz and Jane Kaczmarek from the family-friendly sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000 – 2006)
When routine bites hard and ambitions are low And resentment rides high but emotions won’t grow And we’re changing our ways, taking different roads Then love, love will tear us apart again Love, love will tear us apart again
The opening lyrics of the Joy Division song Love will tear us apart in 1981. Though never successful in the charts, decades later it continues to be regarded as a haunting classic.
Jemaine: Bret dissed a lot of people in that rap thing that he did. Murray: Who were these people you were dissing? The only one I could make out was Snoopy! What’s your problem with him? Bret: No, Snoop Dogg. Murray: Yeah, I know he’s a dog, Bret. I’m not totally in the dark ages. I do go out every once in a while. But, Snoopy’s lovable! Leave him alone
Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby and Bret McKenzie in the New Zealand comedy Flight of the Conchords (2007 -2009).
There really are more films about memory loss than you would expect, especially in the early part of the century. Will you improve your score from Part 1? As ever, answers are below and you are more than welcome to make any comments regarding any of the films mentioned or even the genre itself.
I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm. And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold, My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones, It keeps my veins hot, the fire’s found a home in me
The opening lyrics of the Lorde song Yellow Flicker Beat, as part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack.