Line(s) of the Day #ITonya

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(skating judge) Bob Rawlinson: I’ll deny I ever said it honey, but you’re just not the image we want to portray. You’re representing our country for fuck’s sake. We need to see a wholesome American family. You just refuse to play along.
Tonya Harding: I don’t have a wholesome American family.

Dan Triandiflou and Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (2017), which tells of the difficult background of American Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding and the circumstances regarding the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.

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Line(s) of the Day #CreedII

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Buddy Marcelle: I want the same thing you want.
Adonis Creed: And what’s that?
Buddy Marcelle: In the history of boxing there have been 77 heavyweight champions. You know that? And how many do you think they know? Four? Five? The belt ain’t enough. You need a narrative. Something that sticks to the ribs. Your dad, he knew that.

Russell Hornsby and Adonis Creed Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2 (2018), the eighth film in the Rocky franchise that began in 1976. In a story that has a powerful connection to previous films in the franchise, Apollo Creed’s son must face off in the ring against Ivan Drago’s son.

Line(s) of the Day #12AngryMen

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Juror #8: Let me ask you this: Do you really think the boy’d shout out a thing like that so the whole neighbourhood could hear him? I don’t think so – he’s much too bright for that.
Juror #10: Bright? He’s a common ignorant slob. He don’t even speak good English.
Juror #11: He *doesn’t* speak good English.

Henry Fonda, Ed Begley and George Voskovec in the superlative courtroom drama 12 Angry Men (1957). A truly astonishing film that has continued to inspire and provoke debate about the justice system and those chosen to help carry a verdict. I’ve included the film in my blog numerous times. As well as the recent Scorching Hot Weather Film Quiz, it’s also been in my Favourite Films and B/W Adaptions from Plays quizzes, as well as being on a guest film post.

Line(s) of the Day #StrangerThings

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Dustin Henderson: That keycard opens the door, but unfortunately, the Russian with this keycard also has a massive gun. Whatever’s in this room, whatever’s in those boxes, they really don’t want anybody finding it.
Robin Buckley: But there’s gotta be a way in.
Steve Harrington: Well, you know I could just take him out.
Robin Buckley: Take who out?
Steve Harrington:  The Russian guard. What? I sneak up behind him, I knock him out, and I take his keycard. It’s easy.
Dustin Henderson: Did you not hear the part about the massive gun?
Steve Harringon: Yes, Dustin, I did. And that’s why I would be sneaking.
Dustin Henderson: Ah. Well, please, tell me this, and be honest, have you ever actually won a fight?

Gaten Matarazzo, Maya Hawke and Joe Keery in the incredibly popular Stranger Things (2016 -), which recently had its third series released. And I’d argue it’s best. Set in the 1980s and with a mixture of science fiction, horror and comedy, the Netflix show was famously pitched as though Steven Spielberg was directing a Steven King story. You can find another example of the show on my blog here or find out more info on the episode from some huge fans of the programme here.

Line(s) of the Day #BenStokes

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I don’t think there will ever be a better game in cricket than that.

Ben Stokes, Man of the Match in the cricket World Cup Final, as England beat New Zealand on boundaries after being tied after 50 overs and then after a Super Over each. Filled with drama, twists, outrageous skill and elements of controversy, it was a match that had everything.

Line(s) of the Day #ToyStory4

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Forky: Why do I have to be a toy?
Woody: You have to understand, how lucky you are to belong to a child.

Tony Hale and Tom Hanks in Toy Story 4, which features the brand new character of Forky, a spork made out of trash. Have you seen it? Where would you rank it compared to the previous three?

Line(s) of the Day #Extras

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Shaun: [to muffin] Hello, you. [Shaun bites into the muffin while it’s still in Darren’s hand]
Andy Millman: Why’s he eating like that?
Darren Lamb: Yeah, why are you eating it like that?
Shaun: Me hands, been cleaning out the toilets, got no gloves.
Andy Millman: You… you shook my hand when you came in.
Shaun: Well that’s politeness innit?

Shaun Richardson, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in the acclaimed Extras (2005 – 2007). Telling the story of a struggling actor, the British sitcom was the follow up show by Gervais and Merchant to the phenomenally influential The Office (2001 – 2003).

Line(s) of the Day #Dancinginthedark

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You can’t start a fire without a spark

Taken from the song Dancing in the Dark by New Jersey’s finest Bruce Springsteen, from the iconic Born in the USA album (1984). Who doesn’t love Bruce? My favourite song of his will always be Secret Garden (with a soft spot for Thunder Road too), but had to add this to the set. Especially as it has such a great sax solo.

Line(s) of the Day #Cheers

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Sam Malone: Ya’ see, matching a Corvette with the right owner, Dennis, is kind of like finding a home for an animal…
Dennis: OK, but I’m kind of pressed for time. I gotta’ get to my hair stylist.
Sam Malone: Good.. good. (Checks him out) Oh, very good, very good… Just a few multiple choice questions… Number one, it’s high noon you’re driving in Harvard Square, parking is limited. Do you: A, park in a handicap zone, B, park in a regular spot under a tree, C drive around until a space opens up.
Dennis:  C.
Sam Malone: (jumps up) What are you nuts??!! I can’t believe it man! It’s a trick question. You don’t drive this baby at high noon, man! Sun damage, bucko! What the hell is wrong with you?!! What do you want to do, oxidise the paint?!! Get outta’ here, you make me sick!

Proud but broke Corvette owner Sam Malone as played by Ted Danson (with Rob Moran) in the hugely popular and long-running Boston-themed sitcom Cheers (1982 – 1993). You can find other examples of Cheers here and here, more information about Sam’s famous on/off romance with Diane here and about his bachelor status here.

Line(s) of the Day #RickandMorty

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“Listen to me, Morty. I know that new situations can be intimidating. You lookin’ around and it’s all scary and different, but y’know … meeting them head-on, charging into ‘em like a bull — that’s how we grow as people.”

Rick Sanchez (Justin Goiland) in the wildly imaginative, hugely colourful and wonderfully structured Rick and Morty (2013 – ). The animated series takes place between a domestic set up and different outlandish intergalactic worlds, with the bond between the cynical Rick and his nervous 14-year-old grandson Morty the heart of the show.