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Quotes / Wire Dilemma

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"You know, I'd like to take this opportunity to say that this is a very poorly designed bomb, and I think we should say something to somebody about it when we get back."
Colonel Jack O'Neill (on opening a bomb with all yellow wires), Stargate SG-1, "Fail Safe"

Disarm the bomb, dismantle it, that's what I'm gonna do,
If you cut the red then I'm gonna cut the blue,
Just three seconds left until it spells our doom,
Make a little oopsie, and we all go BOOM!
— Ropponmatsu #2, Excel Saga

Tech-Priest: It should be simple, all you have to do is cut the red one.
Cain: They're both purple.

"The blue wire! It's always the blue wire!"
Fidget, Action Man (2000)

"Red or green, red or green, which do I cut?!"
"Come on, they're only peppers! How long is this salad supposed to take?"
Unlikely Lines From A Thriller, Mock the Week

Tyler Durden: Oh, heavens, no. Not the green one, anything but the green one.
Protagonist: [cuts green wire]
Tyler Durden: I asked you not to do that!

Ein: So how do I disarm zis sing?
Zwei: I told you, just clip the red wire. Or was it the blue one? [beat] Ach, hold on while I go get the manual!
Ein: Never mind, they all look gray to me anyway.
[huge explosion]
Two Nazis trying to disarm a bomb, Return to Castle Wolfenstein

"What do you mean 'cut the blue wire?' THEY'RE ALL BLUE WIRES!"
Meg Griffin, Family Guy

Abed: Which wire do I cut?
Troy: There's only one.
Abed: I hope to God I'm right.

Joker: NOT THE BLUE ONE! YOU'LL BLOW US ALL TO SMITHEREENS! (Flash hesitates) Seriously, you were right. Cut the black one — I mean the red one! No, blue! That's it: black-and-yellow-striped-one-NO WAIT! Green... (Flash runs out of time/patience and tries Relocating the Explosion instead)
Justice League, "Wild Cards"


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