Funny: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

  • We get our first glimpse at the Hong Kong Cavaliers as Reno and Perfect Tommy are lounging around behind the scenes at the first test of the rocket car, and somebody realizes that Buckaroo forgot to show up.
    Perfect Tommy: Guess somebody's gotta fetch the boss.
    Reno: Why me?
    Perfect Tommy: Because I'm busy.
    (turns a page in his newspaper)
  • This exchange:
    Perfect Tommy: "Emilio Lizardo". Wasn't he on TV once?
    Buckaroo: You're thinking of Mr. Wizard.
    Reno: Emilio Lizardo is a top scientist, dummkopf!
    Perfect Tommy: So was Mr. Wizard...
  • Buckaroo's phony call from the President.
    Ed: The President's calling, Buckaroo.
    Buckaroo: President of what?
    Ed: The President of the United States.
    Buckaroo: Oh.
  • The President's reaction to Buckaroo telling him about the Lectroids.
    President: Buckaroo, I don't know what to say. Lectroids? Planet 10? Nuclear extortion? A girl named "John"?
  • The aftermath of the Storming of Yoyodyne:
    Mission Control: Buckaroo, The White House wants to know: "Is everything OK with the alien space craft from Planet 10 or should we just go ahead and destroy Russia?"
    Buckaroo: Tell him "Yes" on 1 and "No" on 2.
    Mission Control: Which one was "Yes"? "Go ahead and destroy Russia"...or Number 2?
  • "DAMN LORD JOHN WHORFIN AND THE HORSE HE RODE IN ON!"
  • This quote from Lizardo:
    Dr. Lizardo: John Bigbooty, you coward! You are the weakest individual I ever know!
  • "Let's go up to my office and discuss this like two sensible beings."
  • The list of Johns, with last names like "Littlejohn" and "Smallberries."
  • "What's in the big pink box?"