"CAN YOU FEEL THE BONE-CHILLING HORROR AS HE CHANGES HIS RAT'S SAWDUST!?"
"No one will be admitted during the breathtaking car-parking sequence!"
— Crow T. Robot, Mystery Science Theater 3000'
"That fatal flaw in high-tech-based movies is the critical scene when the guy works on the computer. In Swordfish, they actually tried to make it look cool with a fast-paced jump-cut montage of [Hugh Jackman] as he programs to very loud DJ mixes. Dress it up and make it dance, but it's still a guy on a computer."
— Kevin Murphy, A Year at the Movies
"Everything in “Quest for Fire” is writ large, but doesn’t quite deserve to be. That disconnect places the song pretty high on the unintentional comedy scale, but that’s also what makes it so entertaining."
"He made that scene last, what, five minutes? And all we do is stand there and stare at each other with the music blaring on the soundtrack. It's one of the most impressive scenes I've ever seen, let alone been involved in."
"You know something bad's about to happen when the slow-motion grocery carrying kicks in."
— Obscurus Lupa on Lady Dragon 2
"As much as it pained me to watch John Glover being shorn of his magnificent Mane of Power, I liked that the producers understood that it was basically the defining element of his character, and that cuting it off was a really big deal. It’s almost like they’re in on the joke, even if it does come in this completely ridiculous scene where a burly dude in a wifebeater comes into the cell and Lionel goes 'do it=]'=] as the classical music kicks in.
"This concern with embellishing reality is undoubtedly a sign of pride; but then, how one wishes sometimes that writers had a little more pride! And besides, isn't there more pride (and a lot more silliness too) in the way some authors tell the most insignificant events of their lives exactly the way they happened, naively convinced as they are that everything they have experienced is, because of this alone, full of interest and poetry?"
— René Pommier in his analysis of the last lines of Chateaubriand's Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe
"EPIC MUSIC. Seriously, you're talking about video games. If you're going to use ridiculous music then you might as well act enthused so it matches."
"Who wants PIZZA ROLLS?!" [theme music begins blaring]
— Doctor Orpheus, The Venture Bros.
"Quiet, son! I'm making... *large field of electricity crackles* toast!"
— Professor Membrane, Invader Zim
"Somehow, at her reduced scale, with all of her newfound focus, the subtle nuances of the strings straightening, spinning out into faintly new shapes took on a new significance once Mikuru showed her how to do it. A collection of crystals, various powdered substances, some proteins... And then it was transformed through a careful, deliberate process into a new shape, placed intentionally where it would be exposed to higher energies...
At the end of this process, Mikuru had transformed things into cookies, through some amazing, slow, medium-scale fusion that Kuyou was delighted to analyze the intricacies of. She could spend millions of rotations examining it and its nuances, at least!"
"Once you hear this song
Dogs become wolves
House cats become lions
Salamanders become dragons
And everything you do decides the fate of the world"
— YouTube user unknown2558isback on Requiem for a Tower
Holy shit! What is this?! Forged in God's very flames,
Do mine eyes tell me lies, a new Elder Scrolls game?!
Time is nigh, I must fly, venture forth on my quest!
Goodbye Ma, goodbye Pa, and goodbye Girlfriend's breasts.
I'll be off, Azeroth, catch you later, Hyrule,
I'll be gone, Albion, I'm no longer your fool!
Other crap filled the gap while I waited to begin...
The adventure of my life in the land of Skyrim!!
— Harry Partridge, Skyrim
"Every time you go to the next room, it sounds like an explosion. That's what's so great about Atari, something simple as going through a door is an event!"
JOHN: and all this heavy handed scoring. oh my god. the music makes every little thing into such a federal issue!
JOHN: like... oh man, SOME MINOR CHARACTERS BEING INTRODUCED IN SLOW MOTION! dun-dun dun-dun DUN DUN DUN!!!
Kang: "ARRGH! He's got a board... with a nail in it!"
Moe: "Enslave humanity, will ya?!"
Kang: "Run, Kodos!" (They flee into their ship and fly off.)
— The Simpsons, Treehouse of Horror
"You have mastered the piano!!! All others quake in fear at your superhuman keyboard manipulation skill!"
"Damn, that is some epic bread eating. Why can't I ever make sandwiches that good?"