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The New New Quote Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Two different times Frank Oz reflected on Steve taking over Kermit.
    CNN People Profiles: The reason Steve had a hard time was it's not just doing another character, he had to get into the soul of Jim to be Kermit.
    Best Ever Muppet Moments: For Steve it was emotionally difficult, because Steve loved Jim and Jim loved Steve, so becoming Kermit was not just difficult for him as a performer to mimic Jim, but it was hard for him to become that character emotionally. It was very hard for him.
     
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    ARNOLD: Why, oh why, do we always end up inside long, dark, slippery tubes?
    MISS FRIZZLE: Oh, just lucky I guess, Arnold.
     
  3. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    "do you ever wonder why we're always like..... Wearing gloves?"

    Should be obvious where this came from.
     
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Dinghy the Dingbat: Do you know what I decided we should do? I want to pitch it to the board of directors, I would like to take all the films and movies with cartoons and dogs in them and things, and mix them with 90's hip hop. So it looks like they're singing it, it's like a lip-sync.
    Frankie Cordero: Oh, like a well not mashup, uh remix?
    Dinghy: Yes, they're not funny at all, but everybody thinks they're funny. And I think perhaps if we do one, maybe Viacom will purchase us for 8.9 million dollars.
    Frankie: (Laughs) That's a possibility.
     
  5. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    "Not the mama!"
     
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Tom Kenny: The hardest episode of SpongeBob is probably Sailor Mouth, you know that's the one where SB and Patrick learn a word that's written on a dumpster and they just go around throwing it around. So we were supposed to be recording that, and swearing without really swearing is hard, because the script would say "Ad-lib almost swearing. SB and Patrick ad-lib fake swearing." And we were like "This is too hard. Can we just really cuss and have you guys bleep it out?" (Laughing) And Clancy Brown, Mr. Krabs was like "I vote for that! Listen to the 4-eyed fellow, he makes sense." And so that's what we did. I'd say that's a really difficult episode because, listening to SB and Patrick and Mr. Krabs drop those bombs is maybe the funniest thing in the world and also something you will never be allowed to hear ever. I'm pretty sure Nickelodeon has that berried in the middle of the Earth somewhere.
     
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    According to producer/director Greg Bailey, when ARTHUR did its infamous "Bleep" episode, the word that D.W. learned was "F--- you," but to prevent PBS and Marc Brown from getting worried, the scripts and storyboards replaced the word with "chicken" so the voice actors didn't have to actually say the real word while recording their lines, but also because of the limited mouth cycles for the animators the syllables for "chicken" and "F--- you" looked virtually identical.
     
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  8. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    "I hate the world!"
    -Lucy Van Pelt, "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show"
    (and believe me, I have felt like this at times!)
     
  9. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    "Kid, you're stuck with us..... For life. ;) "
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    GOOFY: It's a vacation with me and mah best buddy!
    MAX: Oh, Donald Duck?
    NOSTALGIA CRITIC AS GOOFY: Naw, he's gone all angular and weird. I'm kinda afraid of 'im now.
     
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  11. 1000 Eyes

    1000 Eyes Well-Known Member

    You thought it was over; it's not over
    I'll be back; I brought my axe.

    ~Cannibal Corpse, "The Pick-Axe Murders"
     
  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    "Roxanne".... You don't have to put on the red one tonight.

    See what I did there? :D
     
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  13. 1000 Eyes

    1000 Eyes Well-Known Member

    Don't stand so close to me.... :attitude:
     
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  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Every little thing you do is magic.
     
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  15. 1000 Eyes

    1000 Eyes Well-Known Member

    This is where I draw the line, because that song is an overrated piece of crap.

    I shall now return to a dark Scottish lake.
     
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Knock-knock.
     
  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    "It's a cheeseburger stuffed inside a cheeseburger with two deep fried cheeseburgers as buns.... And then we add our special ketchup that we got from the himileas."
     
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Mel: "So, you're department has banned me from attending games just because I said 'you suck' to the players"
    Ron: "According to the complaint, you yelled it at five year old girls."
    Mel: "Who suck!!! Why is that so hard to understand!!!
     
  19. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    From a DragonCon panel with the voice of Squidward.
    Fan: Growing up watching SpongeBob, my favorite episodes were the older ones compared to the newer ones. And I wanna know, do you prefer the older episodes to the newer ones?
    Rodger Bumpass: Now that's a good question, cause I've heard this comment several times and I'm wondering, cause I'm gonna ask you to critique this, what's the difference between the early episodes and the ones you're talking about? Cause it could be you experienced the early episodes when you were a much younger age, and animation was a different animal to you that you got older, smarter, wiser and more perceptive. So I'm wondering what is the real difference? All shows have evolution, writers come and go, and sometimes the new writers are good with keeping what made the initial show good and sometimes they're not, they get away from that. And they get back to it a little later when they realize they made a mistake. So do you have any idea what the initial shows were to let you make that comment?
    Fan: I honestly thought they were more clever and funnier the way they went on, like the episode where they got stranded in the forest, and the plane dropped a bunch of supplies. I loved it, it was genus to me. And in the newer episodes like how Plankton does stuff, all that jazz.
    Rodger: Yeah, I have to say, one of the things I like about the initial episodes, I'm answering my own question here, was they would do things called an abstraction, where they would take a little action and repeat it over and over until it became funny. Like SpongeBob's laughter. It was simple, not a whole lot of dialog. And the pour writers, as they do with lots of things, they get wordy, and it becomes a sitcom after awhile, and it's not indicative of what a real cartoon is, which is this visual, sound, and voice sort of quality. Plankton's a great example of that. I don't mean to bad-mouth him but, when Plankton's in an episode, he's very verbal. It's just all him talking the entire time, and although it's funny, it's not what cartoons are about. You don't even have to have a cartoon, it could be live-action. So my favorite thing, I think this might be what you're referring to, is that simplicity, that abstraction I just mentioned, that I think is absolutely the essence of SB and that's what we had in the initial episodes. So thank you for helping me answer your question.
     
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  20. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Interviewer: Congratulations on winning your first Grammy, Frank.
    Frank Zappa: Thank you...accidents will happen sometimes.
     

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