Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness with It's A Wonderful Life!

Today we picked a movie instead of a person! We picked quotes from the movie It's a Wonderful Life in honor of the holiday season. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. George Bailey: [the staff celebrates closing the building and loan company with only two dollars remaining, to stay in business] Get a tray for these two great big important simoleans here.
Uncle Billy: We'll save 'em for seed.
George Bailey: A toast! A toast! A toast to Mama Dollar and to Papa Dollar, and if you want to keep this old Building and Loan in business, you better have a family real quick.
Cousin Tilly: I wish they were rabbits.
Have you ever had a pet rabbit? What's the most unusual pet that you've had? I have. I've had three rabbits actually. At first I had two adorable lop-eared rabbits. I was told they were male/female. One was solid black and kind of mean and stand-offish. The other was white with black spots and was so sweet. That one would hop to the front of the cage when you were there and want to be picked up and it would lick your finger and loved being carried around. Sweet little bunny. One day when I was at my grandmother's my mom (or sister) went out to discover that the black one had killed the white one. Turns out that they were BOTH male. I hated the black one and gave it away after that. Then my boyfriend thought I was sad over my rabbit being dead so he bought me ANOTHER one who was WORSE than the OTHER black one. This one was named Jasper and he was a REAL piece of work. He finally found a new home, too. No more bunnies for me thankyouverymuch.

2. George Bailey: Mary Hatch, why in the world did you ever marry a guy like me?
Mary: To keep from being an old maid!
George Bailey: You could have married Sam Wainright, or anybody else in town...
Mary: I didn't want to marry anybody else in town. I want my baby to look like you.
George Bailey: You didn't even have a honeymoon. I promised you...
George Bailey: Your what?
Mary: My baby!
George Bailey: [stuttering] Your, your, your, ba- Mary, you on the nest?
Mary: George Baily Lassos Stork!
George Bailey: [still stuttering] Lassos a stork?
[Mary nods]
George Bailey: What're'ya... You mean you're... What is it, a boy or a girl?
Mary: [nods enthusiasticly] Mmmm-hmmm!
Tell us about you finding out that you were pregnant, or of someone close to you. With Josh I had taken six tests over a period of about six weeks and they were ALL negative so I just knew something was wrong with me. I went to the doctor and brought along the hubs for moral support because I was sure it was bad news. The doctor said, "Oh, you're just fine. It's nothing that won't resolve itself in ... oh... about nine months." I just sat there kind of in shock. So that was the first one. With Ben, the last one, I had an idea but I wasn't sure. I took a test and it was a faint line and then it faded away quickly within about two minutes so I figured it was a negative. I waited a week or two and took another one and it was positive.

3. [yelling at Uncle Billy] Where's that money, you silly stupid old fool? Where's that money? Do you realize what this means? It means bankruptcy and scandal and prison. That's what it means. One of us is going to jail - well, it's not gonna be me.
Have you ever gone through a tough time financially? Hasn't everyone?

4. [George has discovered his brother Harry's tombstone]
Clarence: [explaining] Your brother, Harry Bailey, broke through the ice and was drowned at the age of nine.
George Bailey: That's a lie! Harry Bailey went to war - he got the Congressional Medal of Honor, he saved the lives of every man on that transport.
Clarence: Every man on that transport died! Harry wasn't there to save them, because you weren't there to save Harry.
Have you ever saved someone's life? If not, do you know anyone that has? I helped orchestrate a save of a girl that was trapped in her car in a blizzard in Colorado. I was working (and was snowed in) at the Sheriff's Office at the time. Kristin, I believe, was her name. She basically had prepared herself to die in her car but they found her in time. There were a lot of people that lost their lives that we weren't able to get to that storm... God rest their souls.

5. George Bailey: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary.
Mary: I'll take it. Then what?
George Bailey: Well, then you can swallow it, and it'll all dissolve, see... and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair... am I talking too much?
What's the best line that someone has used on you in a romantic setting? I don't remember lines. I remember the funny ones from movies but not silly ones guys use.

6. Man on Porch: Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?
George Bailey: You want me to kiss her, huh?
Man on Porch: Ah, youth is wasted on the wrong people.
What is one thing that you would do differently if you were young again? Finish school first.

7. Mrs. Hatch: Who is down there with you, Mary?
Mary: It's George Bailey, mother.
Mrs. Hatch: George Bailey? What does he want?
Mary: I don't know!
[to George]
Mary: What do you want?
George Bailey: Me? Nothing! I just came in to get warm, is all.
Mary: [pause] He's making violent love to me, mother!
Did you ever tease your parents that you were doing something wrong when you were growing up? Yes, my mother was a police officer in the Youth Services division. She dealt with any crimes involving children. When the little derelicts wound up in her office, they'd see my picture and, of course, pull me into their crimes so as to make themselves not look so bad. I was getting stoned after school, breaking into cars, drinking at parties... you name it, I was doing it. I used to laugh when my mom would come home telling me all the stuff I was doing then because she knew that I wasn't either.

8. Ma Bailey: [speaking of Mary Hatch] Why, she lights up like a firefly whenever you are around. Besides, Sam Wainright is off in New York, and you're here in Bedford Falls...
George Bailey: And all's fair in love and war, right?
Ma Bailey: [fixing his collar] Well, I don't know about war...
How do you feel about war? War sucks

9. George Bailey: Just remember this, Mr. Potter: that this rabble you're talking about, they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath?
Do you think that you get paid enough for the work you and your family do? I get paid in hugs, smiles and kisses.

10. Mary Hatch: [trapped naked in a bush] Shame on you! I'll tell your mother!
George Bailey: [thoughtfully] My mother's way up on the corner there.
Mary Hatch: I'll call the police.
George Bailey: They're way downtown. Anyway, they'd be on my side.
When was the last time that you dealt with the police? I talk to my mom almost every day...she's retired PD and I saw my dad today. He's retired PD.

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