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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:26 AM
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What famous line in the Bad News Bears?
I did not see the original and have no intention of watching the new one with Billy Bob Thornton. I did, however, read his Newsweek Q & A and they are talking about "the famous line is omitted" to which Thornton replies that it was very strange... that it is a joke.

Anyone knows?
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 AM
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1. The only line I remember is the stoic chant
IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER
IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:30 AM
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4. I beleive that was from Animal House.....
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:33 AM
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6. Sorry but its the Bad News Bears and that is the line.
Too bad it didn't make the cut.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:34 AM
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9. In Animal House, when they are getting thrown out of the
College, they all start chanting It Just Doesn't MAtter
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mark11727 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:53 AM
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15. I thought that was from "Meatballs"
Tripper: And even if we win, if we win, HAH! Even if we play so far above our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days; even if God in Heaven above points his hand at our side of the field; even if every man woman and child joined hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn't matter because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk because they've got all the money! It just doesn't matter if we win or if we lose. IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!

Rest of group: IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER! IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER...
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:25 AM
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17. Self delete
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:26 AM by Melodybe
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:36 AM
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10. No, that's Meatballs
http://www.inthe70s.com/generated/moviescenes.shtml

Meatballs
The greatest summer camp motivational speech in history. Bill Murray exhorts on his less-then-competant campers: "And even if we win, if we win, HAH! Even if we play so far above our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days; even if God in Heaven above points his hand at our side of the field; even if every man woman and child joined hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn't matter because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk because they've got all the money! It just doesn't matter if we win or if we lose. IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!" Rest of group: "IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER! IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER..."
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:39 AM
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13. That's why I tought it was from Animal House,,,,
The SNL connection...

See you get old, everything runs together
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:43 AM
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14. I sit corrected
Thank you

"Justified and Ancient," seems a long long time ago.
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mark11727 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:55 AM
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16. Damn, I should read these things through before I post.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 AM
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2. Edit-forget it
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:28 AM by Kathy in Cambridge
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 AM
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3. answer
There's a famous line in 1976's ribald Little League comedy The Bad News Bears in which tow-headed tyke Tanner Boyle looks around the dugout and exclaims, "All we got on this team are a buncha Jews, spics, ni--ers, pansies and a booger-eatin' moron!"

If reading that line made you wince -- especially the unfettered use of the N-word -- you're not alone. It's one of the best examples of how things that might have been acceptable in the freewheeling '70s would never fly in the '00s, even for director Richard Linklater's relatively faithful remake.


You have to go to Canada for any decent news.

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/Spotlight/200...
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:31 AM
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5. and now we got a girl! I love Tanner!
The original Bad News Bears is one of my favorite movies of all time!

Best sports movie EVER!!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:33 AM
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7. Took a date....
It was our last date....

She wanted to see Barry Lyndon.....

I wanted to see The Bad NEws BEars.....

We were polor opposits....

But we had good sex....

So at least that was worth it....
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:34 AM
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8. It's funny
HBO has been replaying the BNB for months, and I watched it again long before I knew a remake was coming out. I heard that line and thought, "Wow--if they did this movie these days, it would be censored to death." And lo and behold.

I have no desire to watch a remake of what was essentially a perfect movie.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:28 AM
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18. It was a perfect movie.
I hate Hollywood.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:38 AM
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11. Thank you. This probably is the one
He was saying how "South Park" is a lot worse and then: "It's very funny to me how very liberal people are more politically correct than anybody."

I think that it is not a matter of acceptable but of speaking style. I don't think that anyone would say something like that today, not that I know anything about how coaches speak..
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:39 AM
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12. I remember that. Tanner was outrageous.
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