Where’s that from?

I love to play guess-what-this-line-is-from.

When I was a teenager, my best friend and I would make lists of lines from songs and present them to each other in first period study hall. I remember in my sophomore year chewing on the line “Strangers making the most of the dark” all day.

I could hear the melody and hum the next line, but it wasn’t until dinner that the answer came to me.

That’s my idea of fun, for sure.

I also play this with movie quotes. There was a poster at Blockbuster –101 famous movie quotes, can you name the films? — that I wanted bad. I would have put it on the wall and then thrown a party to see how many people gathered around and tried it.

But this was when I was subbing, and no way was I going to spend $15 on a poster, knowing I didn’t have the money to throw me a see-who-gathers-at-my-new-poster party.

I found it online for $8 plus shipping, but I still won’t buy it. That’s how cheap I am.

Today I’m sharing a movie quote challenge that I have chewed on for years — and even Googled, which I frown on as the height of cheaterpantsery — and can’t find the answer to.

In 1999 my husband and I rented a VHS movie with the following line: “Yeah, but if less is more, think how much more more is.”

I thought this was the funniest ever. I don’t remember what movie it was. I thought it was American Pie, so I rented it and watched it again. No dice.

Now I’m setting the spinner to All Play.

If you know the answer, you win.

And because the chewing will finally end, I’ll win too.

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7 Responses to “Where’s that from?”

  1. Will Says:

    I think my comment is longer than your post. I’m too tired to phrase this any better.


  2. Will Says:

    I also did the entire thing without gasses on. From this distance I can only see fuzz on the screen. There should be an achievement for this.

    I’ve also ruined my chance at a regular sleep cycle.

  3. T. Says:

    for some reason will’s long comment didn’t show up here, though it did come to my e-mail.

    i should have included this bit in the post: it’s a movie.
    google will not help you. it’s not from the TV show frasier.

    i got two e-mails saying ‘i solved it — google says frasier crane said it.’

    keep trying, boys.

  4. T. Says:

    And did I not explain that Googling is cheaterpantsery? You have to actually KNOW it.

  5. fred bauman Says:

    I don’t know where your quote is from but I have two quotes widely atrributed to movies which were never in any.
    “Play it again Sam” was never spoken in Casa Blanca. (She said “play it Sam.”)
    And “Judy Judy Judy” was never uttered by Cary Grant in any of his screen classics.
    For that matter May West NEVER said “Come up and see me sometime.”
    She said “Why don’t you come up ‘n see me.”

  6. Julia Says:

    Was the movie made in 1999 or did you just watch it in 1999?

  7. T. Says:

    I definitely watched it in 1999, but it may not have been a new release. American Pie and Election were my primary suspects, and they were both made in 1999, so it’s likely it was either 1998 or 1999, being’s how that’s where I was inclined when it was fresh in my head.

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