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Not including the thousands of disc jockeys in the 80s who said it when segueing between Toto and Kansas
December 17, 2010 1:47 PM   Subscribe

Even one of the greatest lines ever spoken in a movie can become hopelessly clichéd when repeated enough times, right, Toto? (SingleYouTubeContaining58Clips)

Related, kinda sorta.
posted by oneswellfoop (30 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I cringed when I heard that line in Avatar. Cameron isn't exactly the greatest dialog writer in the world but I thought that he was better than that.
posted by octothorpe at 2:05 PM on December 17, 2010


Kansas
posted by philip-random at 2:10 PM on December 17, 2010


What's much worse is when someone uses this line in a meeting at the office to punctuate how some new process is going to be slightly different than the status quo.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:12 PM on December 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


I only made it through 1:30. Does anyone actually get the line correct?
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:13 PM on December 17, 2010


We've got company!
posted by shino-boy at 2:22 PM on December 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


God, I remember running into Steve Lukather back in 1992 when I was out with my friends Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Rich Williams, Steve Walsh, David Ragsdale. Walsh hasn't heard that Jeff Porcaro had died and asked how he was doing. Lukather looked at us sadly.

Finally, he broke the news: "He's not in Toto anymore, Kansas."
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:25 PM on December 17, 2010 [17 favorites]


And "It's gonna blow" or it already blows.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:27 PM on December 17, 2010


There are probably enough instances of "Let's get outta here" in the movies make a full-length Kenneth Branagh film out of the clips.
posted by Gator at 2:30 PM on December 17, 2010


And "GET OUTTA THERE!"

Ubiquitous, redundant, but not considered one of the All Time Great Movie Quotes. I'd like to see somebody do this with "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse"...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:31 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


What's much worse is when someone uses this line in a meeting at the office to punctuate how some new process is going to be slightly different than the status quo.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:12 PM on December 17 [+] [!]


What's worse still is the inevitable usage on a long cross-country road trip, especially if it is an annual/frequent trip. See, it's funny because we're literally not in Kansas anymore! no it's funny because I am going to strangle you
posted by luftmensch at 2:39 PM on December 17, 2010


What does this have to do with Babes in Toyland?
posted by mmrtnt at 2:58 PM on December 17, 2010


octothorpe - that's literally the primary reason I have yet to see Avatar. That was, like, the one line of dialog used in the trailers, and they framed it like it was supposed to be the movie's catchphrase or something. To me, that much money spent on something without a script is disrespectful.
posted by Navelgazer at 3:01 PM on December 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


I want to see the following exchange:

PASSENGER: Where are we?

DRIVER: Well, we're not in Kansas anymore.

PASSENGER: That's not true - we're in Topeka.

DRIVER: Oh, I guess we're still in Kansas.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:06 PM on December 17, 2010


"They're here!"
posted by mmrtnt at 3:21 PM on December 17, 2010


I'm too old for this shit.

*Jumps away from explosion*
posted by Cookiebastard at 3:28 PM on December 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Let this video stand as a warning to all screenwriters, present and future.

Also, I found the Gilmore Girls usage at 4:45 interestingly different than all the others.
posted by mhum at 3:32 PM on December 17, 2010


"Even one of the greatest lines ever spoken in a movie"

You're taking the piss, right?
posted by blackfly at 3:41 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


MrMoonPie: "I only made it through 1:30. Does anyone actually get the line correct?"

I was having the same thought. It appears that Supernatural gets it right (minus the Toto part).
posted by Cogito at 3:47 PM on December 17, 2010


I fucking hate movies.
posted by dgaicun at 3:49 PM on December 17, 2010


For my 80 year forecast, I predict that all movies scripts in 2091 will read something like this.
posted by dgaicun at 4:50 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Did Tom Pynchon start this shit by quoting that line in Gravity's Rainbow?

Because, y'know, that would be awesome.
posted by tspae at 5:13 PM on December 17, 2010


Yay Swamp Thing
posted by marxchivist at 5:16 PM on December 17, 2010


Also, I found the Gilmore Girls usage at 4:45 interestingly different than all the others.

The Gilmore Girls had a lot of really great dialogue, actually. An awful lot, in fact. Some--myself included--might say the show is so overloaded with wit that it becomes completely unbearable after just a handful of episodes. I'll bet they've got all seven seasons running on a loop at Gitmo.

What's actually astonishing about this video is that there's hardly any CSI in it.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:54 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


"He Didn't Make It" The Megacut.
posted by bobo123 at 6:00 PM on December 17, 2010


I am in Kansas, you insensitive clod.
posted by pressF1 at 6:12 PM on December 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


WAAALLLLLLTTTTTT!
posted by mannequito at 6:29 PM on December 17, 2010


Bah. The label removed the audio from all the YouTubes I could find of "AEIOU Sometimes Y" by Ebn-Ozn.
posted by Legomancer at 6:42 PM on December 17, 2010


Me(fi) Love You Long Time
posted by timsteil at 6:46 PM on December 17, 2010


I almost quit at the Sex and the City inclusion. Really rough way to start off a video.
posted by Saxon Kane at 8:06 PM on December 17, 2010


Enhance!
posted by dgaicun at 1:25 AM on December 19, 2010


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