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  • Anytime anybody says "We're doing it for a pal in the army."
  • General Waverly has told the driver to take "the shortcut" route to take his replacement back to base:
    Joe: That's not the way back to headquarters!
    Waverly: Joe, you know that, and I know that, but the General doesn't know it. At least he won't for about an hour and a half.
    Joe: That Sergeant'll be a private in the morning!
    Waverly: Yes. Isn't he lucky?
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  • Everything about Doris, friend of Rita's, but especially:
    Phil: Alright, she didn't go to college, she didn't go to Smith!
    Bob: Go to Smith? She couldn't even spell it!
  • Bob says that he'll get around to dating a girl one of these days.
    Phil: My dear partner, when what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting whatever it is you've got left.
    Bob: When I figure out what that means, I'll come up with a crushing reply.
  • Bob muttering "Pushing, pushing" when Phil remarks how nice it is that Betty wants to get married.
    • That entire dinner conversation, where Judy is clearly angling to get Bob to critique the act while Phil is clumsily trying to get Betty with Bob.
  • Our heroes' reprise of "Sisters". The take used was one that the actors just made to have fun with it, there was no intention to actually use it until the director saw how good it turned out.
  • So how much is wow?
    • Somewhere between ouch and boing!
      • Wow...
  • Waverly reminds Emma that he got along in the army just fine without her.
    Emma: It took fifteen thousand men to take my place.
  • When Emma finds out Bob and Phil plan to bring their show to the inn to draw in business, she shows her gratitude by planting a big kiss on Phil.
    Phil: (points at Bob) HE thought of it!
    Emma: And it was a lovely thought! (grabs Bob and plants a kiss on him as well)
    Bob: (stunned) Wow! (tries to pull her in for another one before Phil yanks him away from her)
  • "You know, in some ways you're far superior to my cocker spaniel!"
  • Near the beginning of "I Wish I Was Back in the Army," right in the middle of singing the title line, Phil subverts the whole thing by shaking his head with a petrified "NO!" look on his face.
  • General Waverly comments that he just doesn't understand show business. Phil assures him that it just takes getting used to. After all, he and Bob would make terrible Generals. Waverly retorts that Phil was never even a very good Private.


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