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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mr Incredible

Yes, there was more to Steve Jobs than an apple of which a bite has been taken.

In 1986, the year in which Miandad had hit a six and Maradona had won a world cup, Steve Jobs purchased The Graphics Group from Lucasfilm's computer graphics division for a sum of ten million dollars.

Jobs then shifted the site of the company from San Rafael to Emeryville, both in California, became its CEO and got them to make rather nice animated films. Toy Story was made in 1995. The rest is history. Pixar went on to rewrite a lot of aspects in animated movies, has scaled new heights, and have made us laugh and cry in unison all over the world.

As a tribute to that great man, I thought of having a take on all twelve feature films by the illustrious brand. But then, that has already been done a million times, right? So what does one do? Then it struck me - what about the quotes? Then I decided to pick my three favourite quotes from each of the movies, with serious help from IMDB.

Thank you, Steve Jobs. It's for you that we've had Pixar.

Toy Story:
Mr. Potato Head: Hey, Hamm. Look, I'm Picasso!
Hamm: I don't get it.
Mr. Potato Head: You uncultured swine! What're you lookin' at, ya hockey puck?

Woody: All right, that's enough! Look, we're all very impressed with Andy's new toy.
Buzz: Toy?
Woody: T-O-Y, Toy!
Buzz: Excuse me, I think the word you're searching for is "Space Ranger".
Woody: The word I'm searching for I can't say because there's preschool toys present.

Sergeant [about the second present Andy opens]: It's... it's bedsheets!
Mr. Potato Head: Who invited that kid?

A Bug's Life:
Mosquito: Hey, bartender! Bloody Mary, O-positive.

Francis: So! Bein' a ladybug automatically makes me a girl. Is that it, fly boy? Eh?
Fly: Yikes! She's a guy!

Cockroach waitress [in the bar]: All right, who ordered the Poo Poo Platter?
[a bunch of flies swarm the dish she holds in the air]

Toy Story 2:
Bo Peep: This is for Woody, when you find him. 
[She gives Buzz a long kiss]
Buzz Lightyear [cough]: Um, okay, but it won't be the same coming from me. 

Woody: Oh, you should have seen it. There was a record player. And a yo-yo. Buzz, I was a yo-yo! 
Mr. Potato Head [to Hamm]: WAS?

Mr. Potato Head: I say we stack ourselves up, push the intercom and pretend we're delivering a pizza. 
Hamm: How about a ham sandwich? With fries and a hotdog? 
Rex: What about me? 
Hamm: Ah, you can be the toy that comes with the meal. 

Monsters, Inc.:
Flint: And leaving the door open is the worst mistake that any employee could make, because... 
Bile: Uh... it could let in a draught? 
Henry J. Waternoose [Storming in]: It could let in a child.

Mike: Can I borrow your odorant?
Sulley: Yeah, I got, uh, Smelly Garbage or Old Dumpster.
Mike: You got, uh, Low Tide?
Sulley: No.
Mike: How about Wet Dog?
Sulley: Yep. Stink it up.

Mike: You know, I am so romantic, sometimes I think I should just marry myself.

Finding Nemo:
Nigel [quietly]: Okay, don't make any sudden moves. Hop inside my mouth... if you want to live. 
Marlin: Hop in your mouth, huh? And how does that make me live?
Seagull: Mine?
Nigel: Because - I can take you to your son.
Marlin: Yeah, right.
Nigel: No, I know your son. He's orange and has a gimpy fin on one side.

Coral: We still have to name them...
Marlin: You wanna name all of 'em, right now? All right. 
Marlin: We'll name this half Marlin Jr., and then this half Coral Jr. Okay, we're done.
Coral: I like Nemo.
Marlin: Nemo? Well, we'll name one Nemo, but I'd like most of them to be Marlin Jr.

Chum: Humans - think they own everything.
Anchor: Probably American.

The Incredibles:
Bob/Mr Incredible: No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid; I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for... for ten minutes?

Dash [answers door]: Hey, Lucius!
Lucius/Frozone: Hey, Speedo, Helen, Vi, Jack-Jack.
Bob/Mr Incredible: Hey, hey! Ice of you to drop by.

Bob/Mr Incredible: What are you waiting for?
Boy on Tricycle: I don't know. Something amazing, I guess.
Bob/Mr Incredible [sighs]: Me, too, kid.

Lightning McQueen: I'm a precision instrument of speed and aerodynamics. 
Mater: You hurt your what? 

Mater: My name is Mater. 
Lightning McQueen: Mater? 
Mater: Yeah, like tuh-mater, but without the "tuh."

Mack [after having watched three Pixar films and noticing that each one contains John Ratzenberger]: Hey... they're just using the same actor over and over. What kind of cut-rate production is this?
PS: Mack was played by John Ratzeberger himself in the movie.

Colette: I know the Gusteau style cold. In every dish, Chef Gusteau always has something unexpected. I will show you. I memorize all his recipes. 
Linguini [writing in notebook]: Always do something unexpected. 
Colette: No. Follow the recipe. 
Linguini: But you just said that... 
Colette: No, no, no, no. It was his job to be unexpected. It is our job to follow the recipe. 

Linguini: Thank you, by the way, for all the advice about cooking. 
Colette: Thank you, too. 
Linguini: For - for what? 
Colette: For taking it! 

Colette: I hate to be rude, but we're French! 

Ship's Computer: Voice confirmation required. 
Captain: Uhhh...
Ship's Computer [after the "uhh" echoes]: Accepted.

Teacher Robot: A is for Axiom, your home sweet home. B is for Buy N Large, your very best friend.

Captain: This is called farming! You kids are gonna grow all kinds of plants! Vegetable plants, pizza plants.

Dug [to the bird Kevin]: Won't you please be my prisoner, please please please! 

Dug: Hey, that is the bird! I have never seen one up close, but this is the bird. May I take your bird back to camp as my prisoner? 
Carl Fredricksen: Yes, yes, take it! And on the way, learn how to bark like a real dog! 
Dug: Oh, I can bark. 
Dug: And this is howling. 
Russell: Can we keep him? Please, please, please? 
Carl Fredricksen: No. 
Russell: But it's a talking dog! 
Carl Fredricksen: It's just a weird trick or something. Let's get to the falls. 

Carl Fredricksen: You'd better get up, Russell. Or else, the tigers will come and eat you. 
Russell: Tigers don't live in South America. Zoology. 

Toy Story 3:
Buzz Lightyear: Hold on, this is no time to be hysterical! 
Hamm: This is the perfect time to be hysterical. 
Rex: Should we be hysterical? 
Slinky Dog: No! 
Mr Potato Head: Yes! 
Buzz Lightyear: Maybe! But not right now! 
Hamm: C'mon. Let's go see how much we're going for on eBay. 

Ken: No one appreciates clothes here, Barbie! No one. 

Jessie: Buzz, you're back! 
Buzz Lightyear: Uh, yes, yes I am. Where did I go? 
Woody: Beyond infinity, Space Ranger.

Cars 2:
Finn McMissile: My apologies, I haven't properly introduced myself. Finn McMissile, British intelligence. 
Mater: Tow Mater, average intelligence. 

Mater [after being served a whole plate of wasabi]: Now that's a scoop of ice cream. 
Sushi Chef: My condolences. 

Mater: I call this move "what I accidentally did to my friend Luigi". 


  1. watched 'cloudy with a chance of meatballs' and 'a christmas carol'(with jim carry as ebenezer)?

  2. an apple of which a byte has been taken. ;-)

  3. Thanks for this post. A different kind of eulogy for Jobs. "Up" is one of my all-time favourites, I think....

  4. This from Madagascar
    giraffe: I could never tell Gloria(crying softly)
    Ring -tailed lemur: no problem,(cheering him)you can tell me.
    giraffe:could never tell her(starts sniffles)
    ring-tailed lemur: tell king Julien Xiii(with hand proudly on his chest and wide proud grin)
    giraffe:i could never tell her i love her.
    ring-tailed lemur:Ohhh,love,hehe.

  5. No mention of Douglas Adams?

  6. RGB, this is an ode to Steve Jobs - why mention DNA here?

  7. Hmm .... I would have thought that a Steve Jobs product that made it to DNA books (and may have been the tool of choice for some publications) was worth it.

  8. I apologise, RGB. DNA should have come to my mind. His Mac-weakness is quite renowned.

  9. This is an exceptional tribute. I like it. :)

  10. <3
    Will always remember him as an obnoxious, eff-ing genius of a design fanatic. My kind of a man. :)