Quotes / Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?

I have fought a Grizzly Bear, tracked a Cobra to its lair,
Killed a Crocodile who dared to cross my path
But the thing I really dread, when I've just got out of bed
Is to find that there's a Spider in the bath...
Flanders and Swann, "The Spider"

Indiana Jones: There's a big snake in the plane, Jock!
Jock: Oh, that's just my pet snake Reggie!
Indiana Jones: I hate snakes, Jock! I hate 'em!
Jock: Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya?

Indiana Jones: Snakes. Why'd it have be snakes?
Sallah: Asps. Very dangerous. You go first.

Sharks. Why did it have to be sharks?

"No! COVERED WITH SCORPIONS! Get them off me!
Wolverine, X-Men ("Captive Heart")

The only thing we have to fear is FEAR ITSELF. . . and spiders.
Gilgamesh, Girl Genius

That was a small army, this is a big spider!
Gilgamesh, Girl Genius

Ronald Weasley: (talking in his sleep) Spiders! They want me to tap-dance! I don't want to tap-dance!
Harry Potter: You tell those spiders, Ron.
Ronald Weasley: Yeah, tell them. ... I'll tell them.

Swede: Don't make me do it, Gunny, I'm afraid of heights!
Highway: So am I, kid.
Swede: You are?
Highway: Jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft is not a natural act. Now let's do this right and enjoy the view.
Heartbreak Ridge during a parachute jump into a warzone.

Homer: Kids, your mother has a fear of flying.
Bart: So much for the days when I could say "at least my mother's normal".
Marge: Well everybody's got a fear of something.
Homer: Not everybody!
Marge: [irritated] Sock puppets!
Homer: WHERE?! WHERE?! AAH! AAH! [runs off]

"I can handle anything but snakes. Well, I can handle the one in "Kinda" but pretty much no other."

"Geese mate for life. I had no idea that such jerks could attach for that long. It's unknown to us whether or not if one of them dies from being an asshole, that the other one gets a new asshole mate. And to know they have anything in common with something as adorable as penguins hurts.... goose poop is poisonous, yup. Their poop contains e.coli, so when they're poopin' in your lakes and water and stuff, then...you swim in the water, and you could get e.coli, so don't do that.

And our final fact from our in-house goose expert, me: They're dicks."

Okay, don't panic. They're not actual bugs that can crawl into your body and die and get their disgusting bug guts all over your internal systems and make your body incredibly gross forever. They're just hyperdimensionally divided intersections of a monster outside time and space. You can fight that. You have fought that. It's not bugs.
Atomic Robo, reassuring himself.