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    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2011
    Some of my favorite moments in film and TV are the little, blink-and-you-missed-it "throwaway" lines that good writers know how to deploy effectively to inject some humor or set a mood.

    Heard just now on "Falling Skies":

    "So you were in a gang...what sort? Bloods? Crips? ...Slytherin?"

    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2011
    A lot of Casablanca including just about everything Captain Renault says:

    Rick: I just paid out twenty. I'd like to get it back.
    Captain Renault: Make it ten. I'm only a poor corrupt official.
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    Not sure if this counts but hey, it's funny. I've just been re-watching Spin City for the first time in years and I completely forgot about the 'second' problem they had to damage control in the pilot. It is played as a throw-away line, but it dictates the entire remainder of the episode. Look away now if you want to hunt it down and enjoy the gag without it being spoiled:

    The whole staff have just watched the Mayor give the correct "spontaneous" answers that James wrote for him in response to a sanitation worker strike on live TV. Everyone's breathing a sigh of relief and the camera starts to pan away from the TV when, in the background, you hear a reporter ask the Mayor if he'll be attending the Gay Pride rally on the weekend. His response...

    "What, are you drunk?"

    It blind-sided me and I actually woke my son up because I was laughing so hard. The follow up look on Michael J Fox' face then proceeded to almost kill me.
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    Not sure if I heard this line somewhere, or made it up, either way. I like it.

    The line you say after you realize someone has to be chosen to do an undesirable task.

    "Who's on the shit list?"
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    House, M.D. - Three doctors enter the room to fill House in on the new development with a patient:

    "Well, we have rectal bleeding."

    "What, all of you?"
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    See all Malcolm Tucker quotes.

    Malcolm: He’s making Paul Remington a Cabinet Minister. Remtard Remington. I mean the guy is an epic fuck-up. He’s so dense that light bends around him.

    [on the phone to a colleague about how busy he is]
    Malcolm: I've got more on my plate than a spinster at a wedding. That wasn't a reference to your daughter by the way, Andrew.
    [later in the episode, on the phone again]
    Malcolm: Doug Hayes is a massive abortion. Again, not a reference to your daughter.

    Malcolm: Here he is! Cock like the Pink Panther's tail.
    Doug Hayes: I'm afraid I turned it down, Malcolm.
    Malcolm: Do you know 90% of household dust is made of dead human skin? That's what you are to me.

    Malcolm: You hit the phones, right. I'll be with you in two shakes of a crying baby.
      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    "Yes it's true, this man has no dick"

    I trust I need not name the source
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    "That was your whole plan, Ray? 'Get her?'"
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    "LISTEN! You smell something?"
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    "Back off man, I'm a scientist."
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    From the fairly entetaining nunspolitation flick Nude Nuns with Big Guns

    "Chavo's repair shop. You break it, we don't give a fuck."
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    why don't you put her in charge?
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    "Can I borrow your towel, my car just hit a water buffalo?"
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    "Bitch hit me with a toaster..."
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    You met me at a very strange time in my life.
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    Not even a line, but the casual act at the 10 second mark here. Blink and you've missed it.

    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    From the Addams family, Morticia about Gomez:

    "He can't eat, he doesn't sleep, he's coughing up blood..."
    "...coughing up blood?"
    "Well....not like he *used* to."
    • CommentAuthorOrpheus
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Downey Jr. "Oh, i'm retired. I invented dice when i was a kid."

    Drawing a blank for many more... Unsure why this one sprung to mind...
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    "Ray... if someone asks if you're a god, you say YES."

    "Paranoid? Maybe. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean an invisible demon isn't about to eat your face."

    "Judas was satisfied with 4,970 dollars less."
    "There weren't no dollars in them days."
    "But sons-of-bitches? Yeah. "
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2011
    Said by a friend of mine, and yes, there were lots of witnesses: "Every time I masturbate, it's five points for Griffindor."