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July 3rd, 2005


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02:48 pm - Say What?
All right, it's Sunday. Let's play a game. Not the screencap game, since that's way too much trouble for me. Instead, you are going to identify lines from television shows. Name the show and the character who said it. For at least one, the line may have simply been text on the screen. No television show will be used more than once. If you figure out a few, you may get some hints for the others. The person who gets the most right (no cheating!) wins...nothing. Unless you have some deep desire for me to write about something, then maybe I'll humor your request. I'm too lazy to screen comments, so you're on your honor, guys. I won't strike out the ones that have been guessed: just try them all without looking first. Then feel free to keep trying if no one else has commented with the right answer. Or even if they have. Everyone have fun! There are no losers here! Only winners...who haven't won...yet.

1. "Me? Well, let me tell you something about normal people like me. They just wish they were special, like you."

2. "That's the plan? Walking real quick was the plan?"

3. "Well, other bands know more than three chords. Your professional bands can play up to six, sometimes seven completely different chords."

4. "But you're well proportioned, that counts for something."

5. "This is where I felt it the first time: the universe was cocking the Fuck-With-Me Gun."

6. "Because it honestly believes they should die. Human beings are different, and anything different is wrong. It's the ultimate in racial cleansing, and you, Van Statten, you've let it loose!"

7. "You found me broken."

8. "'What? I can't hear you. Hold on, let me put the phone up to my bionic ear. There, that's better. WAIT, not so LOUD! I have bionic hearing.'"

9. "That is chocolate-covered death."

10. "Pancakes are cake. Pancakes are for breakfast."

11. "I'm sorry. I don’t get references before 1990."

12. "Quickest way to find the needle? Burn the haystack."

13. "You know, in ancient Persia, the kings would kill a messenger who brought them news they didn't like. In modern times a sword in the chest might seem a little extreme. Something more subtle would be in order. Enjoying your drink?"

14. "God of commerce, wrestling, gymnastics, thieving, good luck, sleep, wealth, and dreams."

15. "Safe? What's safer than a morgue?"

16. "Me and Ashley don't mix. We're like oil and...Satan."

17. "What is it with you girls and your girly-girl drama?"

18. "There's like six Law and Orders on the air now, have you not seen one of them?"

19. "I was just never sure your little feet could reach the pedals."

20. "Lesson #3: No theoretical questions about meteorological anomalies"
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 3rd, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
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100% accuracy! I think that's the best so far, actually. Oh, oops. 99% for 17. But yeah, it's Wallace.

You've definitely got enough to help you with the others. Take a look at your answers, see if you notice anything fishy.
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From:the_partyman
Date:July 3rd, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
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99% is all well and good, but 9/20 is a bit lame, no? lol!

Fishy? I am totally lost.

The only think I can spot looking at my answers is the possibility that the order of the quotes is not random:

2&3: Angel/Buffy connection obviously.
10&11: Jane Espenson worked on The Inside and The OC.
18&19: Tim Minear worked on Wonderfalls and X-Files.

So there's a posssible writer-themed link to the order?

It could suggest that #1 was a Smallville quote (DeKnight woked on Smallville, Buffy and Angel) But I don't watch Smallville so have no idea. The quote sounds a bit Superman-ish though!

So maybe 9 or 12 could be from Gilmore Girls, as Jane E has worked on that? Probably 9 of the two.

Rebecca Kirshner worked on Freaks and Geeks and Las Vegas, as well as Buffy, so #4 could be from one of those?

Not sure what else Rob Thomas has done, but I'd bet one of the quotes is from that... am I warm?

I reckon that could perhaps be the pattern - though I haven't seen enough of the shows to properly crack it...

Not sure what that has to do with Fish though.

Of course - I'm lost as to why Firefly is next to Doctor Who - unless its just a sci-fi-ish connection? Maybe the writers have nothing to do with it, and its just a "one wuote connects to the next" pattern? Like a 20-degeress of Polter-Cow TV insanity? That could link The X-Files to the Meteorlogical quote?

Or maybe its an actor link? *tries to think if anyone from Doctor Who was also in Firefly*


Oh, I'll guess that 15 is from True Calling - because of the Morgue line (another Jane E connection?) but have no idea who said it, because I've only watched the Pilot. :/
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 3rd, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Dude, 9/20 is currently second best (the best being a mere 10 or 11, I think). This is harder than I thought, since, you know, I doubt any of you have watched all the shows I have. Hell, if I hadn't looked them up, I would probably only get, say, 15 or so.

You are right in that there is an order to the quotes, but it has nothing to do with writers, though that would be clever. And I'm amused that it works in so many cases. The actual pattern is much simpler and more superficial than that.

Rob Thomas has also done Cupid, and yes, it's featured in here as well.

15 is indeed Tru Calling.
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From:the_partyman
Date:July 3rd, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

A is for Angel
B is for Buffy.
X is for X-Files.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! *D'OH!*

Brilliant.

As for the writer thing - I guess it shows how you, consciously or not, enjoy material by similar pools of writing talent! Me too (ish). :)

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