Funny / O Brother, Where Art Thou?

  • "Oh, George...not the livestock."
  • "I 'spect some miscegenation in they he'itage! Usin' a Confed'rate flag as a miss-ile!"
  • "Wow... I'll only be 82!"
  • "Damn! We're in a tight spot!"
  • "We're gonna R-U-N-N-O-F-T!"
  • "Gopher, Everett?"
    • "No thank you, Delmar. A third of a gopher would only rouse my appetite without bedding her back down."
  • "Them si-reens done loved 'im up and turned him into a horny-toad!"
    Everett: I'm not sure that's Pete.
    Delmar: Of course it's Pete! Look at him!... We gotta find some kind of wizard to change him back!"
  • "We thought you was a... t... toad!"
  • "Thank God your mammy died givin' birth — if she'd a' seen ya', she'd a' died a' shame!"
  • Everett's fist fight. Nuff said.
    • "And stay out of the Woolworths!"
  • "Well, the two of us was fixin' to fornicate!" (Cue the awkward, misunderstanding waitress.)
  • "I don't get it, Big Dan."
  • "You sold your immortal soul to the devil for some gittar lessons?" "Well, I wasn't using it for nothing..."
  • "You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers."
  • "Gimme that microphone! These boys is not white! These boys is not white! Hell! They ain't even old timey"
  • "Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderi-AAHHH!!"
    • The look on his face as he's dragged backward out the door.
  • As Pappy's return bid for governor begins to go downhill thanks to Stokes:
    Crony #1: Wellll, it's a well-run campaign. Midget, and broom, an' whatnot.
    Crony #2: Devil his due.
    Crony #1: HELL of an organization.
    Junior O'Daniel: Say... I got an ide'.
    Crony #2: What's that, Junior?
    Junior: We could hire us a little fella even smaller'n Stokes's!
    Pappy: (Incensed, slapping Junior with his hat) You slump-shouldered sack a' guts! We'd look like a buncha Johnny-come-latelies, braggin' on our own midget — no MATTER how stumpy!
  • "Looks like George is right back on top again!"
  • "The Color Guard is colored! [beat] Who made them the Color Guard?!"
    • It's the way he says the second half of the line, as if there were some sort of administrative error or a mix-up in the paperwork somewhere along the line.
  • "That ain't your daddy, your daddy got hit by a train!"
    "Nothin' left."
    "Just a grease spot on the L&N!"
  • "That don't make no sense!"
    • "It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart."
  • Pappy's subordinates' conversation about Homer Stokes:
    "He's gonna paddle our little behind."
    "Ain't gonna paddle it - gonna kick it. Real hard."
    "No, I believe he's gonna paddle it."
    "I don't believe that's a proper description."
    "Well, that's how I'd characterize it."
    "I believe it's more of a kickin' sitchiation."
  • The cow.