(The Professor is trying his hand at baking cakes for the girls' birthday party)
Professor: Oh, I knew this would happen! My first attempts always turn out to be disasters!
(at this point, Bubbles floats past the door to the lab and listens in)
Professor: "Blossom" is all crusty! "Buttercup" is hardly perfect! And "Bubbles"... Ugh! Just horrible! (sigh) I should probably just make three new ones. I mean, there's no way they could ever be good enough.
(Bubbles, now all teary-eyed, bursts in on her sisters)
Bubbles: HE'S MAKING NEW POWERPUFF GIRLS!!!
—The Powerpuff Girls, "Little Miss Interprets"
(Shrek walks toward the windmill where Fiona is and, with a sunflower in hand, and practices talking to her)
Shrek: Princess, I... Uh, how's it goin', first of all. Good? Um... Good for me, too. I'm okay. I... saw this flower and thought of you because it's pretty and... Well, I don't really like it, but I thought you might like it 'cause you're pretty. But I like you anyway! I, uh, ah... (sigh) I'm in trouble. Okay, here we go.
(Shrek hears Fiona talking to Donkey about her transformative curse)
Fiona: Get a look at me, Donkey. I mean, really... Who could ever love a beast so hideous and ugly? And "princess" and "ugly" don't go together! That's why I can't stay here with Shrek! My only chance to live happily ever after is to marry my true love! Don't you see, Donkey? That's just how it has to be.
(Shrek, stricken by what he's heard, angrily throws down the sunflower and storms off)
Fiona: It's the only way to break the spell.