My Sister is only 19 months older than me. Growing up, we were the best of friends (name that movie Michelle, it’s actually lyrics to a song). Being two years ahead of me in school, I tended to follow her and her friends wherever they went. But for some unknown reason, God had bigger plans I guess, she didn’t seem to mind most of the time. This left us a lot of time to spend together at home watching movies, Nickelodeon, Disney, etc. over and over. We tended to memorize the movies we watched, which were on VHS tapes and it seemed to take forever to rewind them when we got to the end.
My nieces and nephew have no idea what it’s like to have to wait to watch something. They just put the DVD in the player and just like that, they can pick up where they left off. But for the most part, they usually just start from the beginning. Unless kiddo #2 thinks a part is scary then we just hit the skip button. No saying “close your eyes because we are going to fast forward.” We live in the days of instant gratification and an entire generation does not know what it’s like to have to wait for something.
Needless to say, after watching movies as a child and now as an adult, I tend to memorize what I see, even if it’s just one time. My Sister and I can have entire conversations using just movie quotes and by the end we are usually laughing so hard that we either: 1) can’t breathe, 2) are crying because we’re laughing so hard, 3) are faces are bright red from laughing, or 4) a combination of the first three. It drives our parents crazy because they usually can’t name the movies even though they’ve seen them also. It’s nice to know that there is one person in the world that understands how my brain works and seems to be on the same page as me, if only for a brief moment in time. :O) “Eat your food Tina.” Name that one Michelle. Actually watched that one on Sunday night.
I am truly blessed when it comes to my Sister. God knew what He was doing when he made Michelle and then He let me be her little Sis. Just the other day at Church, Bob, an elder, saw us Sisters talking before the service started and then saw us again in the toddler class, because She was teaching and I was a helper that Sunday. Bob said, “still following her around are you?” My response, “yes, it will be 27 years this July that I’ve been following her around.” Michelle just grinned and said, “And I already know what I’m getting you for your birthday.” My Sister is terrific!!!! She wouldn’t give me any clues as to what my birthday present would be though. Trust me, I tried.
Below are a few common quotes that pass in my daily conversations with Michelle. Sometimes, there is no rhyme or reason to the madness behind the movie quotes, we just slip them into conversations (or now, text messages) usually followed by ‘name that movie.’ It’s a fun game to play, especially if you’ve seen most of the same movies.
Lets see how many of the movies below you can name.
“Dad the boat’s on fire.”
“Smiling’s my favorite.”
“It’s your birthday?”
“I’m a llama face.”
“Give me some of your tots.”
“Yes sir…..right away sir.”
“It’s the leaning tower of cheese-ah.”
“This is the perfect time to panic…….”
“Up here on the 35th floor? Yes up here on the 35th floor.”
“Nice to meet you Jason and Jonathan.”
“It’s in your hair.” (you should have said this the other day with kiddo #3 got pooped on by a bird)
“If we were stranded on a deserted island, who would you eat first? Chrissy, because she’d feed more people.”
“A cake Fronk, is made of flour and water. My first car didn’t cost $1200. Welcome to the 90’s Mr. Banks.”
“He’s a genius and we need his mind” (said in only the way that Martin Short can)
“I’m removing the superfluous buns.”
What are some of your favorite movie quotes? Who is the one person that gets your movie quotes every time you throw them into a conversation?