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Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

Probably one of the most famous movie food quotes. Let's see how many memorable movie food quotes we can come up with, what are some of your favorite?

My second favorite;

"You can take a good look at a T-bone by sticking your head up a bull's ass, but wouldn't you rather take the butcher's word for it?"
Tommy Boy

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  1. Heineken? F*ck that Sh*t. . .Pabst Blue Ribbon!

    Blue Velvet

    "I want a hamburger. No, a cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake. I want potato chips"

    Judge Smails: "You'll get nothing, and like it!"


    1. "Heh, come over here, kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday. Y'see, you start out with a little bitta oil. Then you fry some garlic. Then you throw in some tomatoes, tomato paste, you fry it; you make sure it doesn't stick. You get it to a boil; you shove in all your sausage and your meatballs; heh…? And a little bitta wine. And a little bitta sugar, and that's my trick..."

      --another Clemenza quote from The Godfather

      One of the greatest movies of all time, and it has a whole recipe in it.

      1. "She eats carrots now, isn't that tragic?"

        The Mirror Has Two Faces

        1. The whole McDonald's convo from Pulp Fiction is a classic.

          "Le Big Maccccc!"

          1. "How's the Italian food in this restaurant?" "Try the veal, it's the best in the city." From some gangster movie.

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            1. re: James Cristinian

              The Godfather is far more of a food movie than people realize.

              1. re: ninrn

                "Don't forget the cannolis!" Jr started this. Goodfellas was also a great food movie.
                I'll leave it to others for quotes and fill in if necessary.

                1. re: James Cristinian

                  Because I like you James;

                  "[Paul is slicing the garlic with a razor] In prison, dinner was always a big thing. We had a pasta course and then we had a meat or fish. Paulie did the prep work. He was doing a year for contempt, and he had this wonderful system for doing the garlic. He used a razor, and he used to slice it so thin that he used to liquefy in the pan with just a little oil. It was a very good system."

              2. So what do ya think for breakfast..breakfast? My cousin Vinny.

                And you know, there ain't no instant grits - My cousin Vinny

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                    1. re: wincountrygirl

                      I love the whole "magic grits" scene when he is cross examining the witness about length of time his grits were cooking.

                      They actually showed these court scenes in my evidence class in law school (I asked around and evidently it's common practice to show this movie in evidence class as it's accurate)

                      1. re: Siegal

                        "No self respecting Southerner would use instant grits."

                        "So, Mr. Tipton, how could it take you five minutes to cook your grits, when it takes the entire grit-eating world 20 minutes."

                        Fabulous scene

                        "I got no more use for this guy"


                        1. re: Davwud

                          Magic grits, makes me laugh every time!

                          1. re: coll

                            The whole tirade by Pesci in that one is awesome.


                            1. re: coll

                              Did you buy your grits from the same guy that sold Jack his magic beanstalk beans???

                            2. re: Davwud

                              "No self respecting Southerner would use instant grits."

                              as a self-respecting Southerner, I have quoted this MANY times.

                              1. re: PotatoHouse

                                As an honourary southerner, I understand why. The difference between good stone ground grits and instant grits is like the difference between eating fresh corn and newspaper.


                      2. re: wincountrygirl

                        Yes, it's been too long since I watched that one.

                      3. From Five Easy Pieces:

                        "Dupea: I'd like a plain omelette, no potatoes, tomatoes instead, a cup of coffee, and wheat toast.
                        Waitress: No substitutions.
                        Dupea: What do you mean? You don't have any tomatoes?
                        Waitress: Only what's on the menu. You can have a number two - a plain omelette. It comes with cottage fries and rolls.
                        Dupea: Yeah, I know what it comes with. But it's not what I want.
                        Waitress: Well, I'll come back when you make up your mind.
                        Dupea: Wait a minute. I have made up my mind. I'd like a plain omelette, no potatoes on the plate, a cup of coffee, and a side order of wheat toast.
                        Waitress: I'm sorry, we don't have any side orders of toast...an English muffin or a coffee roll.
                        Dupea: What do you mean you don't make side orders of toast? You make sandwiches, don't you?
                        Waitress: Would you like to talk to the manager?
                        Dupea: ...You've got bread and a toaster of some kind?
                        Waitress: I don't make the rules.
                        Dupea: OK, I'll make it as easy for you as I can. I'd like an omelette, plain, and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce. And a cup of coffee.
                        Waitress: A number two, chicken sal san, hold the butter, the lettuce and the mayonnaise. And a cup of coffee. Anything else?
                        Dupea: Yeah. Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
                        Waitress: You want me to hold the chicken, huh?
                        Dupea: I want you to hold it between your knees."

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                        1. re: Midlife

                          I almost posted the same thing. Classic Jack. A most memorable scene.


                        2. "And it *melts*, God forgive me, it melts ever so slowly on your tongue, and tortures you with pleasure."


                          1. "Try the cock, Albert. It's a delicacy, and you know where it's been."

                            Georgina... "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover"

                            "Please Sir. More." Oliver... "Oliver"

                              1. re: grampart

                                Well done grampart! That is probably tied with my OP for most famous movie food reference, nice job.

                                1. re: jrvedivici

                                  I'll call dat and raise with dis. Also, somewhat under the radar, "You know what, I think I'll have an English muffin."


                                  "Don't put too many onions in the sauce Vinny."

                              2. Well, you started the thread off with The Most Memorable Food Quote ever, IMO, so we've got our work cut out for us.

                                Here are a few goodies; the first almost rises to the cannoli quote. Almost.

                                Lester Burnham: Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go fuck himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus. (American Beauty)

                                Audrey II: Aw cut the crap and bring on the meat! (Little Shop of Horrors,1986)

                                Benjy Stone: Catherine, Jews know two things: suffering, and where to find great Chinese food. (My Favorite Year)

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                                1. re: mcsheridan

                                  HA, that and the entire scene where Lester serves his wife and "the real estate king" at the drive-thru window:

                                  Lester: Would you like smiley sauce with that?
                                  Carolyn: Lester! Just stop it!
                                  Lester: No, no--YOU don't get to tell me what to do EVER AGAIN.

                                  1. re: kattyeyes

                                    One of my twelve favorite scenes from that film. Lester: "I rule!"

                                    I'm a huge film fan, but few films have actually influenced my life; that's one of them.

                                    1. re: mcsheridan

                                      So you're banging your daughter's HS friend? Nice.

                                      1. re: linguafood

                                        Only influenced by the occupational slant, not the sexual one. No kids, so that is one temptation I never encountered. :)

                                        1. re: linguafood

                                          I don't believe he actually banged, just fantasized about it. (right? didn't he stop when she told him it was her first time?)

                                            1. re: linguafood

                                              Although he did make out with the next door neighbors husband/father if memory serves me correct.

                                              1. re: jrvedivici

                                                Next door neighbor came on to Lester, was soundly rejected.

                                                1. re: mcsheridan

                                                  Yep. One of the great scenes of a pretty good movie.

                                          1. re: linguafood

                                            >>>So you're banging your daughter's HS friend? Nice.<<<

                                            Wait. Is that wrong?

                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                Or........it's so wrong it's right?

                                      2. I kept thinking about booze quotes, couldn't think of any halfway decent food quotes, so i started this topic.


                                        1. If my boy say he can eat 50 eggs, he'll eat 50 eggs!

                                          1. "A lot o' people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch o' unconnected incidents 'n things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice o' coincidence that lays on top o' everything. Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness."

                                            -Miller, Repo Man

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                                            1. re: 4X4

                                              This reminds me of Forrest Gump scene with Bubba going on about the types of shrimp

                                              1. re: 4X4

                                                Also from Repo Man:

                                                Put it on a plate son, you'll enjoy it more.
                                                I COULDN"T enjoy it any more, mom.

                                                And not a quote but the visual joke of canned generic FOOD and DRINK.

                                              2. I'll have a Bloody Mary and a steak sandwich and... a steak sandwich, please.

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                                                1. Anything from The Wire. All these scenes are great, even after watching the show 6+ times I still enjoy it.


                                                  There are 2 kinds of people in this world, people who think The Wire is the greatest show of all time, and people who haven't seen The Wire.

                                                  1. "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." (The Silence of the Lambs)

                                                    1. "My wife thinks cooking and fucking are two cities in China"

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                                                      1. re: ebchower

                                                        Fucking is a town in Austria, not China

                                                          1. re: jrvedivici

                                                            Robert Deniro in Mad Dog and Glory

                                                        1. "Vinnie, how do you like yours ?" "Rare, medium rare" "Ah, a aristocrat ." http://youtu.be/MQhBfRDd6GM . A great scene from Goodfellas.

                                                          1. "You smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa." -- Buddy (Will Ferrell) in Elf
                                                            "Utah! Get me two!" (meatball sandwiches) -- Gary Busey's character in Point Break
                                                            "I got the milk, eggs and fabric softener," -- Kevin in Home Alone

                                                            1. "We want the finest wines available to humanity. And we want them here, and we want them now! "

                                                              Withnail and I

                                                              Which has some other great lines including "We've gone on holiday by mistake"

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                                                              1. Almost every line in the movie Tampopo.

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                                                                1. You see, I was cooking dinner that night. I had to start braising beef, pork butt and veal shanks for the tomato sauce. It was Michael's favorite. I was making ziti with the meat gravy and I'm planning to roast the peppers over the flames and I was gonna put on some string beans with some olive oil and garlic and I have some beautiful cutlets that were cut just right that I was gonna fry up before dinner just as an appetizer..."

                                                                  1. Inside every nutritionist is a pastry chef screaming to get out.

                                                                    1. jrvedivici, I love this conversation

                                                                      so, in the mid 80's when Sony first came out with the "camcorder" my cousin bought one (remember the early ones, they were HUGE)
                                                                      That Christmas eve he had the camera recording every moment of our family gathering, but he was also acting like a director... we'd have to do things over again if "it wasn't right"
                                                                      by the end of our feast of seven fishes (La Vigilia) we were a little tired and the adults had a few glasses of wine in them...on the third take of "pass the cannoli, please" my father busted out with the famous Godfather Quote "leave the gun, take the cannoli" which then turned into, "F" the cannoli, go get my gun, I'm gonna use it on Pauly if he asks me to say "pass the cannoli" one more time!
                                                                      (uproarious laughter ensues)

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                                                                      1. re: cgarner

                                                                        Family memories like these are the best!

                                                                      2. Chevy Chase eating lamb fries. The character actor stole the scene with this line.

                                                                        "Now there's a man who knows when he's got somethin' good in his mouth"


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                                                                        1. re: Bellachefa

                                                                          hahahahaha awesome, forgot about that one!

                                                                          1. re: jrvedivici

                                                                            the waitress gets a runnersup prize for how she clips off the balls line!

                                                                            it's not easy to upstage a comedienne but they certainly did with great lines to deliver!

                                                                        2. "They're all wet. Oh God! The dog wet on the picnic basket!" Of course this doesn't stop Aunt Edna from chowing down. National Lampoon's Vacation.

                                                                          Also, Clark, "Real tomato ketchup?" Eddie, "Nothing but the best."

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                                                                          1. re: James Cristinian

                                                                            "I don't know why they call this stuff Hamburger Helper...it does just fine by itself"

                                                                            1. re: James Cristinian

                                                                              Which reminds me of the Christmas feast, where the turkey is so dry and Clark is trying to chew it anyway, saying how delicious it is. Then cousin Eddie takes big tastes from the bowl of potatoes with the serving spoon before he helps himself. And so on!

                                                                            2. A nod to a great prop job.....

                                                                              "Ahhh dessert!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . .chilled monkey brains"

                                                                              1. Who could forget my namesake Baby Jane Hudson -

                                                                                "Oh Blanch, did ya know we have rats in the cellar?"


                                                                                1. From the Natural, when Roy Hobbs is taken out to an Italian restaurant by the Richard Farnsworth character. "You can't spell it, but it eats pretty good, don't it"

                                                                                  1. Once Upon A Time in Mexico. Crappy movie. Don't watch it just for the quotes.

                                                                                    El, you really must try this because it's puerco pibil. It's a slow-roasted pork, nothing fancy. It just happens to be my favorite, and I order it with a tequila and lime in every dive I go to in this country. And honestly, that is the best it's ever been anywhere. In fact, it's too good. It's so good that when I'm finished, I'll pay my check, walk straight into the kitchen and shoot the cook. Because that's what I do. I restore the balance to this country. And that is what I would like from you right now. Help keep the balance by pulling the trigger.

                                                                                    1. "It's wafer thin"

                                                                                      "The salmon mousse"

                                                                                      Monty Python's "Meaning of Life"

                                                                                      1. The Blues Brothers:

                                                                                        Mrs. Murphy: May I help you boys?
                                                                                        Elwood: You got any white bread?
                                                                                        Mrs. Murphy: Yes.
                                                                                        Elwood: I'll have some toasted white bread please.
                                                                                        Mrs. Murphy: You want butter or jam on that toast, honey?
                                                                                        Elwood: No ma'am, dry.
                                                                                        [Mrs. Murphy gives him a look, then turns to Jake]
                                                                                        Jake: Got any fried chicken?
                                                                                        Mrs. Murphy: Best damn chicken in the state.
                                                                                        Jake: Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke.
                                                                                        Mrs. Murphy: You want chicken wings or chicken legs?
                                                                                        Jake: Four fried chickens and a Coke.
                                                                                        Elwood: And some dry white toast please.
                                                                                        Mrs. Murphy: Y'all want anything to drink with that?
                                                                                        Elwood: No ma'am.
                                                                                        Jake: A Coke.
                                                                                        Mrs. Murphy: Be up in a minute

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                                                                                        1. re: Chocolatechipkt

                                                                                          I was waiting for someone to bring this one up!! Classic!

                                                                                          1. re: jrvedivici

                                                                                            Me too. Surprised it too this many posts


                                                                                        2. A Better Tomorrow Part II - Cult classic starring Chow Yun Fat.

                                                                                          You don't like my rice? What's wrong with with it? It's beautiful to me, but to you, rice is nothing... to us, it's just like my father and mother. Don't f**k with my family. If you have any dignity, apologize to the rice RIGHT NOW!

                                                                                          1. "Red wine with fish. That should have told me something."
                                                                                            Sean Connery - From Russia With Love

                                                                                            "I guess she don't like the cornbread, either." - Aliens

                                                                                            "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions." - Woody Allen, Annie Hall

                                                                                            1. This one is very sad. So if you don't like bittersweet, best to move along.

                                                                                              At the height of her career Adrienne Levine was murdered in her Greenwich Village studio. She wrote the lyrics to this song for her movie Waitress. It is a lovely movie.

                                                                                              "Baby don't you cry
                                                                                              ganna make a pie
                                                                                              gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle....
                                                                                              gonna be a pie from heaven above
                                                                                              gonna be filled with strawberry love
                                                                                              baby don't you cry
                                                                                              gonna make a pie
                                                                                              and hold you forever in the middle of my heart"

                                                                                              her daughter had a cameo at the end of the film.

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                                                                                              1. re: Bellachefa

                                                                                                It's easier to find information about her if you use her professional name, Adrienne Shelly. I worked with her on a project when we were both very young. The world is a worse place without her.

                                                                                                1. re: small h

                                                                                                  No need to call me to task. I truly was not expecting to have people find information about Ms. Adrenne on a food/movie thread. Her given name was Levine. I meant no disrespect. I was simply paying her homage.

                                                                                                  I never met her or worked with her. You were blessed to cross paths with her.

                                                                                                  1. re: Bellachefa

                                                                                                    I didn't intend to call you to task, and I'm sorry if I came off that way. I was just trying to be helpful in case others were interested in learning more. What happened to Adrienne is pretty much my definition of "senseless tragedy."

                                                                                              2. Big Night:

                                                                                                To eat good food is to be close to God.

                                                                                                God damn it, I should kill you! This is so fucking good I should kill you!

                                                                                                1. No one has mentioned "I'll have what she's having"

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                                                                                                  1. re: littlestevie

                                                                                                    I thought this would be one of the first mentioned! I've been waiting to see who was going to bring this one up, I'm surprised it took this long,

                                                                                                  2. Eduardo: You gonna eat a lot with us tonight, now?
                                                                                                    Julia: What do you recommend, Eduardo?
                                                                                                    Eduardo: You like pasta?
                                                                                                    Julia: Very much.
                                                                                                    Eduardo: I gonna bring you three pounds of it, the best you ever tasted. You gonna love it.
                                                                                                    Eduardo: [to Daniel] What about you, my friend? You like, eh, shrimp?
                                                                                                    Daniel Miller: Um, yeah.
                                                                                                    Eduardo: We can make it so fresh they crawl up and put it in your plate themselves.
                                                                                                    Daniel Miller: Aren't they high in cholesterol?
                                                                                                    Eduardo: I don't know what you're talking about, but they high in everything. Don't worry about it.
                                                                                                    same movie

                                                                                                    "I likea you. I'ma gonna makea you nine pies!!"

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                                                                                                    1. re: cgarner

                                                                                                      More Albert Brooks movie quotes. From Mother:

                                                                                                      Stop. No more food. It's like FANTASIA.

                                                                                                      [upon eating very old orange sherbet] Blaaah! Oh God, this is horribly old! This tastes like an orange foot!

                                                                                                      We're in the 90s, mother. It's fancy jam time.

                                                                                                    2. Not a quote, but a whole classic scene that's a proto-foodways discussion, with its own hilarious logic.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b8oEc...

                                                                                                      1. Two more; the first from an unlikely Chowhound, the second, most definitely not!

                                                                                                        Aragorn: Gentlemen, we do not stop 'til nightfall.
                                                                                                        Pippin: What about breakfast?
                                                                                                        Aragorn: You've already had it.
                                                                                                        Pippin: We've had one, yes. What about second breakfast? (LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring)


                                                                                                        Ebenezer: Waiter! More bread.
                                                                                                        Waiter: Ha'penny extra, sir.
                                                                                                        Ebenezer: [pauses] No more bread. (A Christmas Carol, 1951)

                                                                                                        1. Breakfast at Whammyburger, Michael Douglas in "Falling Down"

                                                                                                          1. "Some varm milk..................perhaps?

                                                                                                            Frau Blucher

                                                                                                            Or Gene Hackman and Peter Doyles blind priest scene.
                                                                                                            "Are you ready for your soup?"

                                                                                                            1. And who couldn't fall in love with Clint Eastwood again in "Gran Torino" when the asian aunties show up with food.

                                                                                                              "No, no.....no more, no more........please.....is that that chicken dumpling thing?" "Better then beef jerky, I'll tell ya"

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                                                                                                              1. re: Bellachefa

                                                                                                                I loved Gran Torino. Excellent movie. Two enthusiastic thumbs up. Had forgotten about that one.

                                                                                                              2. How can we forget Big Night?

                                                                                                                Sometimes the spaghetti likes to be alone

                                                                                                                To eat good food is to be close to God

                                                                                                                Do you know what happens in that restaurant every night? RAPE! RAPE!... The rape of cuisine.

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                                                                                                                1. re: wincountrygirl

                                                                                                                  There's a restaurant in Boston called Grotto. They do seasonal Big Night Dinners.

                                                                                                                2. "He's a vegetarian. He doesn't eat meat.
                                                                                                                  He don't eat no meat?
                                                                                                                  He doesn't eat meat.
                                                                                                                  What do you mean he don't eat no meat.
                                                                                                                  Oh that's ok, that's ok, I make lamb"
                                                                                                                  "Are you hungry?
                                                                                                                  No, I just ate.
                                                                                                                  Okay, I'll fix you something."

                                                                                                                  ~ My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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                                                                                                                  1. re: miss_belle

                                                                                                                    Maria: What is it? Harriet Miller: Its a bundt. M: A bun? H:A bundT.M A bondt? H: BUNDT BUUNDT!! M: I know, its a cake-y!....(to friend) there's a hole in this cake!
                                                                                                                    (Maria returns later with the bundt cake and has a potted flower in the middle of it)

                                                                                                                    1. re: cgarner

                                                                                                                      I've never looked at a bundt cake the same way.

                                                                                                                    2. re: miss_belle

                                                                                                                      Reminds me of this one from Everything is Illuminated:

                                                                                                                      Jonathan: I'm a vegetarian.

                                                                                                                      Alex: You're a what?

                                                                                                                      Jonathan: I don't eat meat.

                                                                                                                      Alex: How can you not eat meat?

                                                                                                                      Jonathan: I just don't.

                                                                                                                      Alex: [to Grandfather, in Russian] He says he does not eat meat.

                                                                                                                      Grandfather: [to Alex, in Russian] What?

                                                                                                                      Alex: No meat?

                                                                                                                      Jonathan: No meat.

                                                                                                                      Alex: Steak?

                                                                                                                      Jonathan: No...

                                                                                                                      Alex: Chickens!

                                                                                                                      Jonathan: No...

                                                                                                                      Alex: And what about the sausage?

                                                                                                                      Jonathan: No, no sausage, no meat!

                                                                                                                      Alex: [to Grandfather, in Russian] He says he does not eat any meat.

                                                                                                                      Grandfather: [to Alex, in Russian] Not even sausage?

                                                                                                                      Alex: [to Grandfather, in Russian] I know!

                                                                                                                      Grandfather: [to Alex, in Russian] What is wrong with him?

                                                                                                                      Alex: What is wrong with you?

                                                                                                                      Jonathan: Nothing, I just don't eat meat!

                                                                                                                    3. Also, I have to admit something here. I am a huge The Godfather fan. The movie and more especially the book. I can quote anything having to do with The Godfather. And yet for some reason this scene with Clemenza and the supposed famous cannoli/gun line never registered with me. How embarrassing is that. Good thing it wasn't a Final Jeopardy question after I professed to being an expert on the subject.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: miss_belle

                                                                                                                        Very embarrassing from another Godfather fan. Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali did a re-enactment of the scene with Mario pulling over to take a leak and Tony taking three I believe to the back of the head. I love the book, so much that is not in the movie like the dynamic between Sonny and bridesmaid Lucy Mancini and her desire for Sonny's jumbo Italian sausage.

                                                                                                                        1. re: James Cristinian

                                                                                                                          And when she moved out to Vegas she met met Jules who operated on her for a certain problem. Not much about the book I don't know.:-)

                                                                                                                          1. re: miss_belle

                                                                                                                            Yep, Jules and his custom made.... Can't say it, this is a family show.

                                                                                                                            1. re: James Cristinian

                                                                                                                              And that creep Jack Woltz Tom went out to see in California on Johnny's behalf.. You'll never see what Don Corleone called
                                                                                                                              Infamita in the movie. As much as I like the movie I think the book tells so much more .

                                                                                                                              p,s. My iPhone is acting wonky. Sorry for the disjointed at times post.

                                                                                                                      2. "That's a shark steak sandwich. Fucking shark steak. You want half?" Jeff Bridges in The Contender.


                                                                                                                        1. Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey a la King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE!

                                                                                                                          My little brother had not eaten voluntarily in over three years.

                                                                                                                          A Christmas Story

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                                                                                                                          1. re: TroyTempest

                                                                                                                            Add to this the scene at the Chinese restaurant. Which is a classic in itself.

                                                                                                                          2. "Mom, do I have to eat the green stuff?"

                                                                                                                            Matt Damon in Mystic pizza at the white table cloth lobster dinner party.

                                                                                                                            1. From Pink Flamingos:

                                                                                                                              Miss Edie: Babs, where do eggs come from?

                                                                                                                              Babs Johnson: From little chickens, Mama. They lay them, and we eat them.

                                                                                                                              Miss Edie: But suppose someday there weren't any chickens. Would that mean there wouldn't be any eggs?

                                                                                                                              Babs Johnson: Oh, I don't think you have to worry about that, Mama.

                                                                                                                              Miss Edie: But... but is it true, Babs? lf there weren't any chickens, there wouldn't be any eggs? Is that true?

                                                                                                                              Babs Johnson: I suppose so, Mama... but there will always be chickens. You can be sure of that.

                                                                                                                              Miss Edie: But suppose someday it happens. Suppose someday there weren't any chickens. Oh, Babs, what could I possibly do? And then the eggman wouldn't have... he wouldn't have a job. It might happen, Babs. What could I do?

                                                                                                                              Babs Johnson: Now, Mama, that's just egg paranoia. I think you're being very silly. There will always be chickens. Why, there are so many chickens now... that we can eat some and let some of them live... in order to supply us with eggs. Chickens are plentiful, Mama. The world will never be without chickens. You can be sure of that.

                                                                                                                              Miss Edie: Oh, Babs... IT COULD HAPPEN! IT COULD HAPPEN!

                                                                                                                              1. Aunt Voula: What do you mean he don't eat no meat?

                                                                                                                                [the entire room stops, in shock]

                                                                                                                                Aunt Voula: Oh, that's okay. I make lamb.

                                                                                                                                from My Big Fat Greek Wedding

                                                                                                                                1. There was a Simpsons episode where Homer opens several cartons of Neapolitan ice cream in the freezer looking for chocolate. All had only the vanilla and strawberry left. "Marge, we need more chocolate vanilla and strawberry ice cream."

                                                                                                                                  1. Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe.

                                                                                                                                    [smacks his lips]

                                                                                                                                    Miracle Max: they're so perky, I love that.

                                                                                                                                    - The (oh so quotable) Princess Bride

                                                                                                                                    1. Let us not forget Violet Beauregard the original blueberry from Willy Wonka

                                                                                                                                      "It happens everytime. They all become blueberries."
                                                                                                                                      "Would you roll the young lady down to the juicing room at once please"


                                                                                                                                      1. My last one (for now_
                                                                                                                                        Meet Joe Black
                                                                                                                                        - Yes, what is it?
                                                                                                                                        - Cold lamb sandwich with cilantro. A little Coleman's mustard.

                                                                                                                                        It's, uh, splendid.

                                                                                                                                        Glad you like it.

                                                                                                                                        My wife turned me on to cold lamb sandwiches.

                                                                                                                                        - Joan... was my wife.

                                                                                                                                        - Mm-hmm.

                                                                                                                                        Yeah. Cold lamb sandwiches.

                                                                                                                                        Not as chewy as roast beef,

                                                                                                                                        not as boring as chicken.

                                                                                                                                        She knew stuff like that.

                                                                                                                                        1. Clint Eastwood on ordering steak rare:

                                                                                                                                          "Well, I'll just wipe its ass, herd it through and you can tear off a slab"

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: BiscuitBoy

                                                                                                                                            Clint, "I like chicken, fried, and the best bottle of wine in town." High Plains Drifter

                                                                                                                                          2. I'm not a good man. Get me another beer, Dragon Lady. This one's empty.....

                                                                                                                                            You got anymore of that good Gook food.....

                                                                                                                                            You're wrong, eggroll, I know exactly what I'm talking about.

                                                                                                                                            Walt Kowalski

                                                                                                                                            1. Two for now, more to come.

                                                                                                                                              1) IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!!!

                                                                                                                                              2}Soylent Green is people!

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: ratgirlagogo

                                                                                                                                                Just watched that TZ episode. Damn Kanamits.

                                                                                                                                              2. "If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff." – Remy, Ratatouille

                                                                                                                                                1. I have to break the rules. The Olympia Diner skits on SNL were classic:

                                                                                                                                                  "Cheezborger, cheezborger..."

                                                                                                                                                  "No Coke, Pepsi!"

                                                                                                                                                  "No fries, chips!"

                                                                                                                                                  All the quotes made it into the American mainstream.

                                                                                                                                                  Very cool. Belushi and Akroyd hit it out of the park.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Breakfast at Tiffany's

                                                                                                                                                    Paul Varjak: [reaches into his pocket at the Tiffany's counter] We could have something engraved, couldn't we?
                                                                                                                                                    Tiffany's salesman: Yes, I suppose so, yes indeed... the only problem is you would more or less have to buy something first if only in order to have some object upon which to place the engraving... You see the difficulty...
                                                                                                                                                    Paul Varjak: Well, uh
                                                                                                                                                    [holds up ring from Cracker Jack box]
                                                                                                                                                    Paul Varjak: , we could have this engraved, couldn't we? I think it would be very smart.
                                                                                                                                                    Tiffany's salesman: [taking ring and examining it] This, I take it, was not purchased at Tiffany's?
                                                                                                                                                    Paul Varjak: No, actually it was purchased concurrent with, uh, well, actually, came inside of... well, a box of Cracker Jack.
                                                                                                                                                    Tiffany's salesman: I see...
                                                                                                                                                    [continuing to look at ring]
                                                                                                                                                    Tiffany's salesman: Do they still really have prizes in Cracker Jack boxes?
                                                                                                                                                    Paul Varjak: Oh yes.
                                                                                                                                                    Tiffany's salesman: That's nice to know... It gives one a feeling of solidarity, almost of continuity with the past, that sort of thing.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Shower scene, Jaws foreboding sound effects, Ellen showering, Clark with banana making menacing gestures, "Eeh, eeh, eeh." National Lampoon's Vacation, uncut version.

                                                                                                                                                            1. "MacDonalds in Avignon; fish & chips in Marseilles. Now get out."

                                                                                                                                                              1. How bout more beans mr tagert? I'd say you had enough

                                                                                                                                                                blazing saddles

                                                                                                                                                                yankee bean soup cole slaw and tuna surprise

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: jrvedivici

                                                                                                                                                                    perhaps the sweetest kindest most gentle soul I have ever spent time with, gracious, humble, generous

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                        Mrs Doubtfire and The Birdcage absolutely shatter me with laughter. And appropriately, both have food threads running through the movie (including the hilarious dinner scene with Agador Spartacus and your cited run-by fruiting!)

                                                                                                                                                                        Small consolation, but lasting good memories.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: coll

                                                                                                                                                                            You just made me cry, coll. :::trying to laugh through my tears::::

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: coll

                                                                                                                                                                              "My first day as a woman and I'm getting hot flashes!" I love it (and her/him!), too! ♥

                                                                                                                                                                        1. From Sleepless in Seattle

                                                                                                                                                                          [Jay is helping Sam get back into the dating scene]

                                                                                                                                                                          Sam Baldwin: What is "tiramisu"?

                                                                                                                                                                          Jay: You'll find out.

                                                                                                                                                                          Sam Baldwin: Well, what is it?

                                                                                                                                                                          Jay: You'll see!

                                                                                                                                                                          Sam Baldwin: Some woman is gonna want me to do it to her and I'm not gonna know what it is!

                                                                                                                                                                          1. You want something to eat?

                                                                                                                                                                            What kinda sandwich ain't too fattenin?

                                                                                                                                                                            A half a sandwich...

                                                                                                                                                                            -Analyze This

                                                                                                                                                                            1. From "Moonstruck":

                                                                                                                                                                              "Old man, if you give them dogs another piece of my food, I'm gonna kick you 'til you're dead."

                                                                                                                                                                              "They say bread is life. And I bake bread, bread, bread. And I sweat and shovel this stinkin' dough in and out of this hot hole in the wall, and I should be so happy! Huh, sweetie?"

                                                                                                                                                                              "Would anyone like some oatmeal? Yes, Mrs. Castorini, I would love some oatmeal. No, we don't want any oatmeal!"

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: shoes

                                                                                                                                                                                Around our house oatmeal is almost always called 'Mrs. Castorini's secret recipe oatmeal' and we're always sure it's going to be just delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrgm0...

                                                                                                                                                                                if you're offended by "language" don't watch
                                                                                                                                                                                "Artie Bucco Would Like You to Try Some Food"

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Only because, no matter what movie I typed in on Youku (China's Youtube, somewhat), it showed up, here's one from Under Siege:

                                                                                                                                                                                      "Get my pies out of the oven!"

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. "Yes, it's a beautiful duck. Yes, it really is. It's, uh . . . but you see, it's smiling at me."

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Christmas Story - Chinese restaurant scene....


                                                                                                                                                                                        ....chinese turkey, all was right with the world.....

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Ted: I don't know, I'm just not that turned on by her lately.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Body Factory Attendant: I hear oysters are good for potency.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Rick: Yeah, I tried that once, but they kept slipping off.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Earth Girls are Easy 1988

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. From "Sudden Impact":

                                                                                                                                                                                            Harry Callahan: You know what makes me really sick to my stomach?

                                                                                                                                                                                            Burly Detective: What?

                                                                                                                                                                                            Harry Callahan: Is watching you stuff your face with those hot dogs. Nobody, I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot dog.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: BoneAppetite

                                                                                                                                                                                              From The Enforcer: --- Quote ---

                                                                                                                                                                                              Frank DiGiorgio: What about me? I'm your partner.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Harry: I may have to move fast and I don't need too much linguini to hold me back