my cat's breath smells like cat food

June 3, 2010

we're on week seventeen of the movie closet challenge.  did you know that?  week seventeen.  i'm going to go ahead and put it out there- i don't think we're anywhere close to making the september 17th end date.  we're deep in the heart of simpsons territory right now, season six, and three things have become blatantly obvious to me:

1.  i forgot how much i like the simpsons.  there are a lot of good episodes.  (MONORAIL... MONORAIL...)

2.  i am tired of watching the simpsons.  six seasons straight without a break is too much simpsons in a row for me.  jon says otherwise, he is thrilled.

3.  i quote lines from the simpsons in conversation more than ten times daily and i'm not even aware of it.

jon and i are THOSE people, those annoying people who communicate almost entirely in one liners from shows and movies.  we've done it for so long that i'm not even aware that i'm doing it and half the time i couldn't tell you what quote is from what.  our conversations are maybe, 50% quotations?  an outrageous percentage.  they're constantly peppered with:

oh sandwich, i could never stay mad at you! and,

so's your face! 


eastman! he came out of the east to do battle with the amazing RANDO!

monkey's brains, while popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often found in WASHINGTON D.C.!

etc. etc. etc. (etcetera... what does this mean, etcetera?  who can tell me what this is from?  because it's from a show, and it immediately popped into my head, but i have no idea what it is.  do you see my problem now?  every word triggers a tiny movie in my head.)

you get the point.  a few times it's occurred to me how strange we probably sound to outsiders since we communicate almost solely in inside-joke-speak, and how odd it would be to not understand anything we're saying.  repeatedly through the movie closet we've been watching something and i've had a lightbulb go off- OH!  THAT'S why i say that!  i don't even remember where some of these things come from.

we speak a different language, you see.  we speak tv.

who rigs every oscar night?  we do.  we do.

bonus points to anyone who can name where all the quotes in this post come from.  bonus points of me loving you.



So's your face ALWAYS makes sense.

Mickey D.

These berries taste like burning!


You lost me after the sandwich line. (Simpson's)

Ashley, the Accidental Olympian

oh sandwich, i could never stay mad at you!


How sad is it that I had to google that to confirm my suspicion?

You see, I've never watched the Simpsons. Unless of course I've walked in the room and someone else was watching it.

I know I know. We can no longer be friends.


the grumbles

even better, i belonged to the simpsons appreciation club in high school.

(yeah, that was a club at our school. we watched a simpsons episode at every meeting. weird, right?)

don't worry ashley, we can just watch westerns together instead.

hand pecked debb

I'm a brick.

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Ohh, you have no idea how happy the monkey's brains line just made me. I could seriously watch Clue every day (with all the alternate endings) and never get tired of it.

My husband and I do this all the time, too. I'm like you -- I never remember where the quotes are from. T, annoyingly, ALWAYS knows. And then tortures me with the knowledge and mocks my lack of remembering. He's a meanie.

I'd say probably at least 60% of our quotes (especially T's) are from the Simpsons. (On a recent vacation, I yelled "MONORAIL!" in an airport, to the disgust of many.) Also making a daily appearance: "Oh, Marge, you came and you brought me a turkey, on my vacation away from work-y." (usually amended to include the names of our dogs)

Adam D.

Laura and I are also speakers of Simpson. Almost constantly.

I believe the "etcetera" line is from "The King & I"? Picture Yul Brynner.

And the Stonecutters rig every Oscar Night, not to mention making Steve Guttenberg a star.

I'm blanking on most of the rest, except those already named. Oh boy, that monkey is going to pay...


Ok, Adam beat me to it. We also speak in constant TV and movie quotes so that many of our friends think we're crazy. I'm not sure how our boy is going to learn how to speak coherently. "My cat's breath smells like cat food" is one of my favorite Ralph quotes. Along with, "You choo-choo-choose me?" and "Sleep, that's where I'm a viking!" Thanks for making me smile today :)

the grumbles

all these ralph wiggum quotes are making me laugh! here's a list of where everything came from:

may cat's breath smells like cat food - Ralph in "Lisa's Rival"

MONORAIL...MONORAIL - the town of Springfield in "Marge vs. the Monorail"

oh sandwich...i could never stay mad at you - Homer in "Selma's Choice"

who rigs every oscar night - the Stonecutters "Homer the Great"

so's your face! - Scrubs


eastman! he came out of the east to do battle with the amazing RANDO! - mystery science theater 3000 the movie

monkey's brains, while popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often found in WASHINGTON D.C.! -clue (fuck yes, clue)

etcetera... what does this mean, etcetera? - the king and i (thank you adam, i was torn between thinking it was from that or from temple of doom. short-round's horrible accent kept throwing me off)


Oh I am so glad to read I am not the only one who speaks in movie or TV show quotes.

Howard M. Wright

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