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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:59 PM
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"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly..."
Just thinking about this line from WKRP just cracks me up. FO course, it evokes a mental image not shown in the program.

Is there a single line from TV, movie, radio, etc that does the same to you?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:00 PM
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1. "Volvo: They're boxy, but they're good"
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 07:32 PM by GreenPartyVoter
Actually, there are a slew of lines from "Crazy People" that make me smile.

Edited due to misnaming the movie. *DOH!*
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:28 PM
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17. Crazy People you mean... (eom)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:31 PM
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19. Yes, CRAZY people. who happen to be very funny
Dunno why I got it wrong. I love that movie. *l*
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:00 PM
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2. Anything can fly if you throw it out the window the right way.
:D
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:01 PM
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3. lol - that's too funny!
I knew exactly what you were talking about!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:03 PM
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5. Funniest. Scene. Ever.
The looks on the actors' faces were priceless; I still see it now.
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:02 PM
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4. What does a yellow light mean?
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 07:04 PM by charlyvi
Go slower.
What...does...a...yellow...light...mean?

Go Slower.
What.....does.....a.....yellow.....light.....mean?

Go Slower....etc.

Taxi---Reverend Jim's drivers test.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:03 PM
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6. That is a timeless bit
I burst out into laughter just reading it.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:06 PM
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8. You beat me!
Funniest bit ever!
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:30 PM
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18. Sorry... it's "slow down"
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz aaaaaaaaaa yelllllllllllllow liiiiiiiiiiiiighhht meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeean?
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:40 AM
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33. Just the other day, my daughter was in the back seat of the car
sayng "slow down." (she's 3) I said, "what?" She said "Slow down - yellow means slow down." I had to pull the car over, I was laughing sooo hard. She had no idea what she'd said!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:05 PM
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7. slow down
What.... does.... a... yel... low.... light... mean...?

Slow down.

Whaaaat.... doooeess...

Taxi. Cracks me up over and over again.

So does the WKRP turkey episode.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:08 PM
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9. There is an exchange between Jerry and Kramer
in the Chicken Roaster episode that always kills me.

JERRY: How's life on the red planet?

KRAMER: Its killing me, I can't eat, I can't sleep, all I can see is that giant red sun in the shape of a chicken.


I don't know why, but every time I hear that exchange I am just wrecked with laughter.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:09 PM
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10. It seems to be spelling ....W........K...............R..................P!
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:07 AM
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40. ...with Johnny mouthing the letters impatiently....
:D
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Sputnik Donating Member (347 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:09 PM
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11. Love that one....and this one too...

"... But the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity."

I loved that show.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:02 AM
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39. What about their prescient show on religious censorship?
They had a Falwell-like figure on that was going around to WKRP advertisers telling them not to advertise on WKRP because they played evil rock 'n' roll music (they used Lennon's "Imagine" as an example)
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Sputnik Donating Member (347 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:21 AM
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42. Jennifer had advice in that show
that we all should heed. Andy was fretting about how to deal with the preacher's threats and Jennifer told him, "Find his weakness."

Andy asked, "Weakness?"

Jennifer replied, "I never met a man who didn't have one."

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:10 PM
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12. "ARE you, Emily, are you really?"
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:10 PM
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13. Funniest WKRP moment EVER!
I just cracked up reading the subject line!

:P
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:12 PM
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14. Funniest line from a tv show. Ever. n/t
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:12 PM
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15. A hundred Fawlty Towers lines
You are a waste of space.
I speak English. I learn from a book.
Oh, German. I'm sorry, I thought there was something wrong with you.
A satisfied customer. We should have him stuffed.
Can't we get you on Mastermind, Sybil? Next contestant - Sybil Fawlty from Torquay, specialist subject: the bleedin' obvious.
Don't mention the war! I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it!
You'll have to forgive him. He's from Barcelona.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:18 PM
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16. Wow
I just said that line 2 days ago.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:19 PM
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27. Amazing how it just comes up in conversation sometimes... nt
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:40 PM
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20. "I saw it in a window and I just had to have it."
From the Carol Burnett classic "Went With The Wind"

Scarlett comes down the stairs to meet Rhett in a dress constructed from velvet draperies, with the curtainrod still in place across her shoulders.

Supposedly the longest recorded laugh on teleision. The smirk on Harvey Korman's face haunts me still.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:21 PM
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28. That has to be the second funniest thing ever on the tube.
Loved the CB show, still do.

The movie skits were incredible, and Bob Mackie's costume design was integral to them.

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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:26 PM
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30. "I saw it in the window and I just couldn't resist" I believe...
sorry to be playing quote police
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:58 AM
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32. or quote police endquote nt
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:45 PM
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21. TEEVEE HISTORY there.... that line never ceases to astound, stun
and amaze with hillarity.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:18 PM
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22. "I just went GAY all of a sudden!"
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:18 PM by CBHagman
That's from Bringing Up Baby.

Then there's always "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops." (Arsenic and Old Lace)

And continuing the Cary Grant theme, though this time the line was given by a different actor, there's the hung-over character, confronted with the prospect of riding in a pony cart, "Wouldn't we be more comfortable on pogo sticks?" (The Philadelphia Story)
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:19 PM
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23. "Veneer!"
From the Antiques Roadshow episode of Frasier.

Also from Frasier:

Marty: "Well, what if he asks me on a date?"

Frasier: "I've got news for you, Dad. You're ON a date!"
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Hans Delbrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:25 PM
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24. "I didn't know Mae West had children."
My favorite Frasier line - Niles said it about Marty's girlfriend who said, "My momma always said the only way to get over a man was to get under another man."
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Hans Delbrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:27 PM
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25. My all time fav is a Simpson's line
"Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't go on strike. You just go in every day and do it REALLY half-assed. That's the American way!" Cracks me up every time.
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kiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:32 PM
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26. "All you ever do is talk about your balls."
From South Park. For some reason the funniest combination of 9 words in the history of the English language.
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MaineYooper Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:24 PM
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29. a little song, a little dance, a little selzer down the pants
Chuckles the clown dies on Mary Tyler Moore.

showing my age here, I know.
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Hans Delbrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:28 PM
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31. Ahhh, how could I forget?
Classic, Classic, Classic.

How about - "The only thing worse than this dress - would be... (Spoken in unison) "This dress in purple!"
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:42 AM
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34. "Birdy num-nums" Peter Sellers, The Party.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:48 AM
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35. Ohhhhhhhhh the humaniteeee!!!!!!!!!!
I STILL laugh so hard over that episode that I can't breathe-
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stlchic Donating Member (272 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:48 AM
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36. "Here's one thing I learned in the movies!"
(Singing in the Rain)

Of course, you have to know about the pie in the face, but I think of this, and I always laugh.

From TV, mine is from the Simpsons:

"Oh, Lisa, it's not that I don't understand, it's just that I don't care."

Oh, how many times have I wanted to use that one at work...

:eyes:
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:51 AM
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37. One of the best lines ever! Venus Flytrap & Johnny Fever, who

can forget?
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:00 AM
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38. thanks for the Monday laugh - one of my favorite shows
So many good lines from that show and so many good characters. I think every character was memorable - Les Nessman, Herb, Jennifer, Bailey Quarters, Dr. Johnny Fever, Venus Fly Trap, Travis, & Arthur Carlson/the Big Guy. And, Carlson's evil mom was good and the station lawyer was great, too(who went on to become the dad in 'Alf')



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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:12 AM
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"Larrabee, confiscate that plant"
"I can't do that, Chief - I'm not a priest."

Get Smart. They had a million of them. :D

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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:12 AM
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41. .
Edited on Mon Nov-15-04 08:13 AM by Richardo
dupe!
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