Quotes / Genre Savvy

Ira Kane: Snag one!
Harry Block: Snag one?!
Ira Kane: Yeah. Snag it and put it in the box.
Harry Block: I've seen this movie before, the Black Dude Dies First. You snag it!

"Hah! I found it! In my 'Vault of Horror' comic book #9! Right after the story of the thing in the swamp that eats up the grandma alive... it tells how to kill a vampire!"
MAD, "V-Vampires!"

"Oh, I'm so very happy you talked to me. Unless we're especially lucky, characters like me without notable personalities often wind up overlooked and ignored. But I'm happy. You talked to me. You've acknowledged me, in other words. Oh, I'm so happy!"

Guy: [when the rest of the crew try to approach some harmless-looking aliens] They may look cute now, but in a minute, they're going to get mean, and ugly somehow, and there's going to be a million more of them.
Gwen: They don't look dangerous.
Guy: Did you guys even watch the show?

Betty: It's that old familiar story. You help a timid little soul across a crowded street; she turns out to be a multimillionaire and leaves you all her money.
Joe: That's the trouble with you readers. You know all the plots.

Chuck: You're scared? Of a perfectly ordinary door?
Ferdie: Yea, well I know what happens in those mystery pictures: a guy walks over to a "perfectly ordinary door", opens it up, and zowie! Out falls a body, right on its kisser!
Abbott and Costello in Hold That Ghost

Geek Scientist: Look, we have medics and guards standing by just in case. And this is one of our strongest containment rooms. Everything is under control.
Joel: You do realize that the scientist say that in every horror movie, just before things go horribly wrong.
Geek Scientist: This isn't a cheesy B-Movie, Joel. Relax! What could go wrong?
Joel: Are you trying to get us all killed?

"Do it?" Dan, I'm not a Republic serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my masterstroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago.
Adrian "Ozymandias" Veidt, Watchmen

Check my flank. That's how they got that guy in Jurassic Park.
Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind

Did you honestly think you could take so many lives and never suffer retribution? Have you never even seen a kung-fu movie, spy flick or western? Shakespeare, for God's sake!

"So I called that guy I know at NBC. And then I got to thinking — You know what I hate? I hate those lame action movies where the good guy calls just one person who ends up betraying him. So I called ABC, CBS, The Post, The Times, the local news channel, and the FBI."
Mr. Smith, Shoot 'em Up

Duane: You do not want to engage me. Have you never been to an opera house?
Bett: What?
Duane: Think of it. A mysterious stranger in unassuming garb, of noble mien, his manner strange, his abilities unknown, selflessly answering the call of innocents. Not one to take lightly, says the theatre. What is your role? The brutish dullard who would raise a weapon to a child? You won't see the second act.
Bett: You're not accounting for me!
Duane: Convince me that I should no-
Sette:: ([interrupting] Zombies don't banter!
Unsounded

"The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things. The swineherd cannot already be wed to the princess when he embarks on his adventures, nor can the boy knock on the witch's door when she is already away on vacation. The wicked uncle cannot be found out and foiled before he does something wicked. Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story."

Z: Itís a talking cat.
Theo: We're in a Heterodyne story now. These things happen.

Hsu: Well I guess there's nothing to do but try to find a phone. Say, why don't we try that big, old house on the hill?
Chan: Because we are neither incredibly stupid, nor traveling with Scooby Doo. Come on. I saw a normal house a little way back down the road.
Hsu and Chan, Symphony of the Nut

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