Okay. I just watched AFI 100Years 100 Quotes. Okay I didn't watch the whole thing. I may have missed about 30 of them because I had to pee, I had to brush Max's teeth put him to bed, get ice cream, lock the door and many other nightly routine type things.
But I am pissed because at # 98 they had "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." This has got to be the worst line ever uttered on screen.
Now the show was interviewing all kinds of great screenwriters and directors. They all talked about how awesome some of the classic lines in film history were and blah blah blah. Do you know who they had talking all wonderful about the Dirty Dancing Quote? Rob Reiner? NO. William Goldman? NO. Penny Marshall? No. Cameron Crowe? NO.
They had Jennifer Grey talking about how awesome of a line this was. Jennifer Grey was the only person they could get to discuss this line. It is a horrible piece of writing for film and here is why? 1. The line makes no sense. 2.Patrick Swayze says the line in the movie. 3. She is not really in a corner when he says it. 4. Her name is Baby for Christs sake. 5.thru 8. Patrick Swayze says the line in the movie. ARRRghhh. I can't go on.
Anyway I am not sure if any of these made it in the top 100 but I know they should have if "Nobody puts...(I can't believe I am typing this again *whimper*) baby in a corner." made the list.
Here is some suitable replacements.
"As you wish", "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.", "Fezzik, tear his arms off", "Does anybody want a peanut?" "To the pain!"
" Can I borrow your towel. My car just hit a water buffalo." ,"I'll have a bloody mary. A steak sandwich and uh a steak sandwich.", "Does this proposition entail me dressing up as little bo peep." "This is you and Tommy Lasorda? I Hate Tommy Lasorda."
"No more yanky my wanky."
"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed or buy anything sold or processed or repair anything sold, bought or processed as a career. I don't want to do that. My father's in the army. He wants me to join, but I can't work for that corporation, so what I've been doing lately is kick-boxing, which is a new sport...as far as career longevity, I don't really know. I cant figure it all out tonight, sir, so I'm just gonna hang with your daughter."
"Joe lies...when he cries."
"Hold the phone. Why don't they just feed the tunafish mayonnaise. Call Starkist", "Love Brokers, Hah ha ha",
"PROSTITUTION! But what does that mean really? Let's break up the word. First there's Pros... well, that doesn't mean anything really... then there's Tit... we all know what that means... and then there's shun to shun is to say No! To push it away! To shun something is, well... it really doesn't belong in this word at all, really. "
Okay I could go on forever. Basically The line from Dirty Dancing sucks. It should not have been on that list.