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Movie-based phrases, if repeated often enough, can eventually generate enough interest to be really cool…or reel-y funny. So fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride....er, "night."

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 also has its own section of memes for films that it has MSTed.
Please add entries in the following format:
  • The name of the film.
    • The meme. Explanation 
      • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    • Open the pod bay doors, Hal.
    • I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Explanation 
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    • Frequently combined with The League of Gentlemen quotes. "Hello, DAAAAAAAAVE?"
  • 2010: The Year We Make Contact
    • "My God! It's full of stars!"
  • 300:
    • Most common is an exchange that is initiated when one person mentions madness, triggering the other to respond, "Madness? This! IS! SPARTAAA!!!" Explanation 
      • It's been so overused that some forumites have already gone meta, responding to mentions of Sparta with, "Sparta? This...is...[INSERT MEME HERE]!!!"
      • When we talk about the trope created through that line on this very wiki, we will type! WORDS! LIKE! THIS!
      • "Madness? PUNCTUATED! FOR! EEEMPHAASIIISSSSS!!!"
      • As a result Leonidas gained an even more fearsome archenemy than even Xerxes and the Persians: Patrick Star. "This is SPARTA!!!" "No, THIS! IS! PATRICK!!!"
      • One image has Xerxes and Leonidas playing Magic: The Gathering, where Xerxes plays a creature with the effect "Madness". After several beat panels, Leonidas blows up the planet shouting the word, cutting to Stephen Hawking stating "And that, gentlemen, is how the universe began."
      • Using "THIS IS SPARTA!" with a character pointing at a map of Greece has become a sub-variant. Naturally, it led at least one person to shout, "THAT! WAS! ATHENS!"
      • One can only imagine what is going to happen when the companion short to Watchmen comes out on DVD: This...is...THE BLACK FREIGTAHHHHHH!
      • Robot Chicken used this to hilarious effect.
    • A lesser parody is also taken from the quote "Tonight we dine in HELL!!" Example here Explanation 
      • Inevitably it resulted in crossovers with Gordon Ramsay.
      • "IT'S RAW!!!" "RAW? THIS! IS! SPARTA!!!" (cue Ham-to-Ham Combat)
      • "Hello? Is this HELL Restaurant? I want a reservation for 300!"
      • ... I forget where we are dining tonight.
      • So we're going to Taco Bell.
      • Tomorrow, I'm thinking Arby's.
    • "SPARTANS! WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION!?!"
      • AAAAAHHHHOOOOO!!! AAAAAAHHHHOOOOOO!!!!
    • THIS! IS! SPARTAAAAAAAAAAA-DADADADADDDADAAAAAADADADADA!
    • The Spartans themselves are this. Ask a Ph.D in History, and they will say Spartans fought in conventional phalanxes and wore heavy armour. Ask everybody else, even a high school student learning basic History, and Spartans will almost always be described as hypermuscular Supermen who kill millions while wearing only tiny briefs. A single movie turned a little city state nobody would even hear about into an entire race of Memetic Badasses, which pissed off historians to no bound.
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin:
    • Thanks to Steve Carell's titular character, one is now allowed to describe breasts as feeling like "bags of sand" and not receive weird looks.
    • "You know how I know this page is gay?"
    • YOOOOOWWWWW, KELLY CLARKSON!
  • Ace Ventura:
    • B-E-A-Utiful...
    • LAAAAAAA...AAAAAA...AAAAAH!!! Explanation 
    • LACES OUT! Explanation 
    • Allllllrighty then!
    • LIKE A GLOVE!
    • Reee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-heeally...
    • La-hoo-sa-her!
    • Excuse me, I'd like to ass you a few questions...
    • Holy Testicle Tuesday!
    • Do NOT...go in there!
    • Thank you for all your cooperation.
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert:
    • And no more fucking ABBA!
  • After Earth:
  • Air Force One:
    • GET OFF MY PLANE!
  • Airplane!:
    • "[He/She/I] had the fish." Explanation 
      • "Ah, yes, I remember, I had lasagna."
      • This made a hilarious appearance in 'Allo 'Allo! when Herr Flick was convulsing on the floor after a failed assassination attempt on somebody else. When asked what was wrong with him, Helga replied "He had the fish" when everybody was served chicken.
    • Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit memes.
    • I just wanted to tell you good luck. We're all counting on you.
    • Surely you can't be a meme!
      • I am a meme. And don't call me Shirley.
    • Drinking problem. Explanation 
    • I speak jive
    • I have a meme for you.
      • What is it?
      • It's an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. But that's not important right now.
    • "CALM DOWN, GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF!"
    • "I like my coffee like I like my men..."
    • "...free to pursue a life of religious fulfillment."Explanation 
  • Aladdin:
    • "It's rewind time!" Explanation 
    • "You know it's Will Smith and DJ Khaled!" Explanation 
  • Alien:
  • Aliens:
  • Almost Famous:
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks:
    • "Pizza Toots" Explanation 
  • American Pie:
  • Apple pie, huh? McDonald's or homemade? Explanation 
  • This one time, at band camp...Explanation 
    • ...I stuck a flute up my pussy.
  • Stifler's mom is a MILF. M.I.L.F.= Mom I'd Like To Fuck.Explanation 
  • Animal House:
    • "ASSUME THE POSITION!" "THANK YOU SIR, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER!"
    • "They took the bar! The whole fucking bar!"
    • "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
    • "Thanks. I needed that."
    • "Toga, toga, TOGA!"
  • A nonverbal one is the repeated use of Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries for any grand attack scene in any situation ever. It even made it onto Farscape. The Simpsons had a memorable subversion when Mr. Burns tried to play "Valkyries" while executing one of his evil plans only to play ABBA's "Waterloo" instead (turns out Smithers taped over it).
  • Avatar:
    • "You are like a baby!" Explanation 
  • Back to the Future:
  • Being John Malkovich:
    • Malkovich malkovich! Malkovich malkovich. Explanation 
  • Bohemian Rhapsody:
    • “It’s a metaphor, Brian.”
    • Cardboard Ben
    • Rami Malek saying “We shot Live Aid on day one.” in almost every interview.
    • Shipping Roger Taylor with his car after “I’m in Love With My Car” was used as a Running Gag.
    • "NOT THE COFFEE MACHINE!"
  • The Cat in the Hat:
    • "Listen kid, you can tap it with a hammer, it ain't gonna change." [[labelnote:Explanation]] The Cat says this when giving checkups to the children.
    • "C'mon kids, you gonna listen to him? He drinks where he pees!" Explanation 
    • "You wanna make cupcakes? OH YEAH!" Explanation 
    • Anything from the Cupcake-inator scene. Explanation 
    • "Dirty hoe! It's okay baby, I love you!"Explanation 
    • "How much is that Canine American in the window?" Explanation 
    • Editing the titular character into other media. Explanation 
  • A Christmas Story: "Remember to drink your Ovaltine!" shows up a lot both in and when discussing Alternate Reality Games.
  • C.K. dezerterzy:
    • "Ich weiß nicht"Explanation 
    • "There are no words in vocabulary of civilized people to...", followed with anything that fits.Explanation 
    • "This is a hen!"Explanation 
  • Die Hard:
    • Now I have a machine gun, ho ho ho.Explanation 
  • Dirty Harry:
    • I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
    • Go ahead. Make my day.Explanation 
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold:
    • "Can you say "delicioso?" Explanation 
    • "I had dreams! You think I want to be swiping at my age? Carrying on like a fool in this mask? I'm sixty-five years old, for crying out loud! I live in a studio apartment!" Explanation 
  • Downfall:
  • Dr. Strangelove:
  • Dude, Where's My Car?:
    • And then? Explanation 
    • Dude, where's my X?
      • Where's your X, dude?
    • "Dude, what's mine say?" "Sweet. What's mine say?"Explanation 
  • Dumb and Dumber (oh so many)
  • "The most annoying sound", as improvised by Jim Carrey.
  • Try not to hear the song "Mockingbird" (MOCK! YEAH!) and instantly think of this movie.
  • "Just when I thought you couldn't be any dumber, you do something like this... AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!"Explanation 
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial:
    • E.T. phone home. Explanation 
  • Ex Machina:
  • The Exorcist:
    • The power of Christ compels you!
    • The head-twist and projectile pea-soup vomiting from Regan.
  • The Fault in Our Stars:
    • Once the film was released, there were plenty of memes theorising that Augustus's name is really Caleb Priornote  and Hazel is a Replacement Goldfish for his dead sisternote .
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    • WAIT! We can't stop here... This is Bat Country!Explanation 
    • As your attorney I advise you to...Explanation 
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off:
    • Anyone know of any more memes? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
  • Sah-wing, batta!
  • Your ass is mine!
  • My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with a girl who saw [Name] pass out at 31 Flavors last night.
  • The Fly (1986):
    • Be afraid. Be very afraid.Explanation 
  • Friday:
    • "Bye, Felicia." Explanation 
  • Friday the 13th:
    • The scene in Jason Takes Manhattan where Jason randomly obliterates a blaring boombox by kicking it has become popular, with people editing any random music into the scene.
    • Crispin Glover's dance from Part IV. Explanation 
    • Ki-ki-ki-ki-ma-ma-ma-ma... Explanation 
  • The term "one-armed man" used to denounce someone who is clearly guilty of something, yet coming up with all sorts of ridiculous excuses for the overwhelming evidence against them. Ironically, this might also double as an Analogy Backfire, as despite how bizarre Kimble's story is, he's telling the truth.
  • That's a big Twinkie.Explanation 
  • "It's a Sicilian message. It means, 'Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes'."Explanation 
  • Leave the gun, take the cannoli.Explanation 
  • Godzilla:
    • "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds" Explanation 
    • Eat your vegetables!Explanation 
    • SKREEEEEEEOOOOONK Explanation 
    • The Toy Wars Explanation 
    • Mosura, Ya, Mosura~ Explanation 
    • This is Tokyo. Once a city of six million people. What has happened here was caused by a force which up until a few days ago was entirely beyond the scope of Man's imagination. Tokyo, a smoldering memorial to the unknown, an unknown which at this very moment still prevails and could at any time lash out with its terrible destruction anywhere else in the world. There were once many people here who could've told of what they saw... now there are only a few. My name is Steve Martin. I am a foreign correspondent for United World News. I was headed for an assignment in Cairo, when I stopped off in Tokyo for a social; but it turned out to be a visit to the living hell of another world. Explanation 
    • DESUTOROYAH!!!Explanation 
    • PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH!/Jet JagarExplanation 
  • Goodfellas:
    • Funny? Funny how? Funny like a clown? Do I amuse you?Explanation 
  • Halloween (1978):
    • "I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil." Explanation 
  • Halloween (2007):
    • MICHAEL! JESUS CHRIST!Explanation 
  • Hardcore has given us the infamous scene of George C. Scott going into a porno theater, only to see his daughter on screen, and saying "Turn it off. Turn it off! Turn it off!" Thanks to the Internet, it has now been remixed with many things, ranging from Rick Astley to the trailer for Jack and Jill.
  • Harry Potter:
    • "Turn to page three hundred and ninety-four."Explanation 
  • "It's "levi-ooooo-sa", not "levio-saaaaa".Explanation 
  • TROOOOOOLL IN THE DUNGEON! has become one when talking about, well, trolls.
  • That awkward moment when Voldemort hugs you.
  • HARRY! DIDYAPUTURNAMEINTHEGOBLETOFFIRE!!!!????/He asked CALMLY.Explanation 
  • NYEEAAHH!
  • My father will hear about this! Explanation 
  • Hellboy (2019):
    • Heckboy. Explanation 
  • Highlander:
    • "There can be only one!" Explanation 
  • The Hobbit:
    • Scene 88. Explanation 
  • Hook:
    • "Rufio! Rufio! RU! FI! OHHHHHHHHHHH!" Explanation 
  • SWAN!Explanation 
  • Yarp. Narp?Explanation 
  • How I Unleashed World War II:
    • "Oh dearie me, did I just mess up."Explanation 
    • "Bordello Bum Bum!"Explanation 
    • "Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz."Explanation 
  • How to Get Rid of Cellulite:
    • "Fuck. No. Just simply fucking no!"Explanation 
  • The Hunger Games:
  • Idiocracy
    • BRAWNDO: IT'S LIKE A MONSTER TRUCK THAT YOU POUR INTO YOUR FACE! It's got electrolytes!Explanation 
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978):
    • The final, dialogue-free, shot of the movie, with Donald Sutherland's character, or rather his pod-person replacement, pointing at the viewer and screeching. Explanation 
  • It's Alive:
    • "It's Alive!" Explanation 
  • The Italian Job (1969):
    • "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" Explanation 
  • Jack and Jill:
    • DunkaccinoExplanation 
  • James Bond:
  • Little Women:
    • It's common for fans of the film to make fun of the fact that most of the trailers before the film were for kids' movies, most notably The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. This is because the film was rated PG despite its' audience being older than that of the average film with that rating, which just so happens to be most kids or family movies these days that try to avoid getting a G-rating.
  • The Lost Boys:
    • Tim Capello's performance of "I Still Believe" Explanation 
  • Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
    • Two men enter, one man leaves. Explanation 
    • Who run Bartertown? Explanation 
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    • "OH WHAT A DAY! WHAT A LOVELY DAY!" Explanation 
    • "I LIVE! I DIE! I LIVE AGAIN!" Explanation 
    • "WITNESS ME!" Explanation 
    • "Mediocre!" Explanation 
    • "Uh, uh. That's bait." Explanation 
    • "I HAD A BROTHER! A BABY BROTHER! AND HE WAS PERFECT! PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!"
    • *Men yelling indistinctly* Explanation 
  • Man of Steel:
    • "I WILL FIND HIM!!" Explanation 
    • The line paraphrased from All-Star Superman has been spoofed numerous times.
      You will give DC an ideal to strive towards. They'll rise behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in the theatres. In time, you will help them make an epic movie.
    • On that note, there's "Have you read All-Star Superman?" Explanation 
    • Sad Batman Explanation 
    • X saved more people than Superman Explanation 
    • "What does the [letter on costume] stand for?"
    • "WHERE DID YOU [action]? ON A FARM!?"
  • Marathon Man:
    • "Is it safe?" Explanation 
  • The Mask:
    • SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN'!
    • Ooh, somebody stop me!
  • The Matrix:
    • There Is No Spoon.
    • Red pill or blue pill?
    • I know kung-fu. Whoa.explanation 
    • Your Mind Makes It Real.explanation 
    • This is the very movie that popularized the Bullet Time.
    • Ergo consequently visavi apropos.
    • Missster Anderson.explanation 
    • "What if I told you...*insert item here*?"explanation 
  • Midnight Madness:
    • "Fagabeefe!" Explanation 
    • Leon!Explanation  Referenced on Robot Chicken.
  • Nic Śmiesznego ("Nothing Funny", a Polish Movie-Making Mess film)
    • "Can you tell me: what the fuck do I need a forest for?" explanation 
      • "As they crossed over the hill, they saw a forest... (Beat) Of crosses."
    • "All right then! Fuck you, buddy! I'm in the rain here! Surrounded by wolves!"explanation 
    • "Second again. Always fucking second."explanation 
    • "Where do you think it's going, sideways?!"explanation 
  • Night at the Museum:
    • Battle of the Smithsonian:
      • "It was shorter in Egyptian."
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    • "They're coming to get you, Barbara" Explanation 
  • No Country for Old Men:
  • Office Space:
    • Die, motherfucker, die, motherfuckin' still!Explanation 
    • "Federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison".Explanation 
    • I believe you have my stapler...
    • And nothing was wrong with the name "Michael Bolton" until that no-talent ass-clown got famous and started winning Grammys.
    • Don't forget about your flair.
    • Yeah, about that...I'm gonna have to ask you to come in on Saturday. explanation 
    • "PC Load Letter"? What the fuck does that mean?
    • Two chicks at the same time.
    • If you could just add this meme, that would be great. explanation 
  • Pacific Rim:
    • Once Ellen McLain's voice appeared as the robots' AI system, plenty of jokes were made about GLaDOS controlling the robots. And it's not just nerds flexing their voice actor knowledge, the AI sounds exactly like GLaDOS. The fact that the Kaiju come from a "portal" didn't exactly stem the tide of jokes either.
    • "Cherno Bill" Explanation 
  • Passenger 57:
    • "Always bet on black." Explanation 
  • Pejzaži u magli (Landscape in the Mist)
    • "Hello. Yes, this is dog." Explanation 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:
    • I got a jar of dirt~! I got a jar of dirt~! And guess what's inside it~! Explanation 
    • But why is the rum gone? Explanation 
    • Elizabeth is Will's long-lost sister...Explanation 
  • The Professional:
    • Bring me everyone. What do you mean "everyone"? EVERYONE!Explanation 
    • I haven't got time for this Mickey Mouse bullshit!Explanation .
    • The scene with Leon going Guns Akimbo while hanging upside down from the ceiling. It was even parodied in the Polish comedy Kiler as an example of Crazy Awesome, completely impractical gunplay.
    • This...is...for Mathilda.
  • I'm gonna GET MEDIEVAL on your ass!Explanation 
  • Race to Witch Mountain:
  • Rambo:
    • A socially relevant example: While Rambo is banned from being distributed in Burma for its honest portrayal of the Burmese military's sickening brutality towards helpless ethnic minorities, bootleg copies of the film's DVD are extremely popular amongst the Karen Rebel army, which fights the Burmese military's tyranny. Rambo's signature quote from the film, "Live For Nothing, Or Die For Something," has become a morale-lifting battle-cry amongst the Karen Warriors - a point which Stallone himself has said to be "my proudest moments in cinema." That's right ladies and gents. Rambo is so hardcore that he's actually feared by real world tyrants. Hard. Core. Period.
  • RoboCop (1987):
    • "IIIIIIIII LIKE IT!" Explanation 
    • "I'd buy that for a dollar!" Explanation 
    • BITCHES LEAVE. Explanation 
    • "Yer gonna be a bad mother FUCKER!" Explanation 
  • "Dead or alive, you're coming with me!"Explanation 
  • Robot Monster:
    • Pre-Internet example: Ro-Man from Robot Monster was popular all throughout The '50s for just how terrifying a monster he wasn't. Interestingly enough the Columbus OHIO annual 24 hour science fiction marathon keeps the memory of Ro-Man alive by mentioning him, and running the trailer for his film. As far as some people know that particular character has yet to be elected to that fine body's hall of fame.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • There's a sort of trend on YouTube in which people make fan videos about effeminate male characters using a certain song from the movie. You know which one we're talking about.
    • Let's do the time warp again! Explanation 
    • The various and common Audience Participation
      • "ASS-HOOOOOOOLE!" "SLUUUUUUUUUT!" Explanation 
    • Janet! Explanation 
  • Saw:
    • Hello (insert name here), I want to play a game. Explanation 
    • Live or die, make your choice. Explanation 
    • GAME OVER. Explanation 
  • Say Anything...:
    • The ending scene of a guy, in a trench coat, holding a boom box blasting Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" has been used as a visual for guys seeking forgiveness or just attention.
  • Scanners:
    • *head explodes* Explanation 
  • Scarface (1983):
    • SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND! Explanation 
    • I only got two things, my balls and my word, and I don't break 'em for anybody!Explanation 
    • First, you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the WOMEN!Explanation 
  • A Serbian Film:
    • The film's repulsive subject matter led to jokes claiming it (or any similarly repulsive picture, like August Underground's Mordum) is the film adaptation of The Aristocrats joke.
  • Shane:
    • "Shane, come back!" Explanation 
  • The Shawshank Redemption:
    • The scene where Andy plays opera music for the prison has been edited many times on YouTube. Said opera music has been replaced by various kinds of music, from pop music to heavy metal, and even to flea market ads. To be fair, the reactions of the prisoners and the warden made it pretty ripe for parody.
  • “Not tomorrow, not after breakfast...NOW!”Explanation 
  • HEEEEEEEEERE'S JOHNNY! Explanation 
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2:
    • "Garbage Day!" Explanation 
    • "Red car! Good point!" Explanation 
  • Slap Shot:
    • "Old time hockey!" Explanation 
  • Sully:
    • Never travel with Tom Hanks.Explanation 
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014):
    • After the first trailer was released, many people noted the similarities in designs between the Turtles and Shrek.
    • The scene where Michelangelo tries to assure April that his bandanna is just a mask and frightens her by showing his real face has spawned a lot of parody videos where Michelangelo unmasks himself as either another fictional character or as a different incarnation of the Ninja Turtles.
    • The April/Raphael ship for those who don't... you know ship them together. While it had some basis in the 2012 cartoon (they were originally going to be love interests in the cartoon) it so far has no basis here except a few implications in the trailers that Raph might have been hanging out with April more than his brothers. Fans who haven't been following the Nick!2012 cartoon are especially confused by the support the pairing is getting.
  • Tombstone:
    • "Well... bye". Explanation 
    • "I'm your huckleberry." Explanation 
    • "You're a daisy if you do!" Explanation 
    • "Nonsense. I have not yet begun to defile myself." Explanation 
  • Tropa de Elite:
    • The Brazilian movie Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad, for the foreigners). In the country it was produced, it generated a lot of memetic mutations due to the good number of catchphrases, jokes, and situations (the narrator and arguably protagonist Captain Nascimento became a Memetic Badass). But due to an overly literal and formal translation, most of the jokes are lost, and the protagonists were seen as fascists. At least the grenade scene will still be understood.
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory:
    • Condescending Wonka aka "You Must Be New Here".Explanation 
  • You Got Served:
    • "You got served!" Explanation 
  • Zoolander:
    • It's become a meme to take a .gif file of the part where Derek and his friends are dancing around while driving in a car during the "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" scene (shortly before the freak gasoline fight accident that kills Derek's friends), and placing the heads of other fictional characters on them.
    • "Blue Steel" Explanation 
    • "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" Explanation 
    • "What is this, an X for ANTS!?!" Explanation 
  • "You think I don't know what a eugoogoly is?" Explanation 
  • "Mer-MAN!" Explanation 
  • " ...But why male models?" Explanation 
  • "The files are in the computer?!''Explanation 

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