Quotes: Lampshade Hanging
"Who on earth would put any manner key inside a can and seal it? What sense does that possibly stand to make? I'm reasonably sure this is the only time anyone's ever run into something like this.
"If you've got a weak spot in a movie or what could be perceived as a weak spot, then you should attack it, then no one (in the audience) can be at fault when thinking of it themselves"
— Matthew Vaughn, Kick-Ass, DVD and Blu-Ray commentary.
"Everything in this school happens to this band, their friends and their stupid colored jeans."
"If I live to be 100, I will never understand why they keep so many damn weapons under the ring. It's like they
want the wrestlers to use them on each other..."
"I want to be remembered when I'm dead. I want books written about me. I want songs sung about me. And then, hundreds of years from now, I want episodes of my life to be played out weekly at half past nine by some great heroic actor of the age."
"Oh no you don't. You can't get away with something
that absurd merely by pointing out how ridiculous it is."
: A top-secret government program involving instantaneous travel to other solar systems, by means of a device known as a "Stargate". O'Neill
: Sounds like a good idea for a TV show. If you're... into that sort of thing.
"Iconic horror franchises always run the risk of devolving into unintentional self-satire. A lot of filmmakers figure they can just combat this head-on by acknowledging the fact openly (or as they say in the biz, "putting a lampshade on it"). But the fact that a lot of people think that
Killer Axe Man 17 is getting kind of stupid doesn't actually change if the film's writers point out that they know it's stupid. This acknowledgment just makes everything stupider."
"Hey screenwriters, having your characters call out the cliches in your own script doesn't absolve you from having those cliches in the first place."
"Sir, we have a problem with Lisa Simpson." Chalmers:
"Seymour, I superintend 15 schools in the district, yet every time I come here it's to see you about one of the Simpson kids."
"Self-awareness covers a multitude of sins."
"This is like that episode of... well, everything."
"You should know that this is the
strangest thing I've ever done!"
Where did you get a grenade?! Archer:
Hanging from the lampshade! Lana:
(Lana and Cyril both escape death and sort their relationship) Cyril
: Thank God! Lana, we made it! Archer
: Hooray for metaphors!
"Someone must be doing this on purpose…"
-"This is, by a wide margin, the least likely thing that has ever happened."
"Yeah, Ted can really drone on about a bitch."
Abed, stop being meta!
Why do you always have to take whatever happens to us and shove it up its own ass?
"Guy named Otto Octavius winds up with eight limbs. What are the odds?"
"Hip Writing Fact #1: If we say we're doing something painful and stupid, it's immediately no longer painful and stupid!