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50 Common Misquotations

May 22nd, 2013 by Laura Moncur in Quotations, TV

This episode of Mental Floss was WONDERFUL! The author, John Green, tells us fifty common misquotations.

I enjoyed this video so much!

Pre-Makes from Whoiseyevan

October 2nd, 2009 by Laura Moncur in TV

For movies fans, these “Pre-Makes” are trailers from movies that never were. They all answer questions such as these:

What if Indiana Jones had been filmed in 1951 with Charlton Heston as Indy?

What if Forrest Gump had been filmed in 1949 with Jimmy Stewart as Forrest?

What if Ghost Busters had been filmed in 1954 with Bob Hope, Fred McMurray and Dean Martin?

These masterful trailers show the beauty of taking the old, melding it with the not-so-old and creating something entirely new and enjoyable.

Sex And The City Quotes

June 16th, 2008 by Laura Moncur in TV

Sex and the City - The Complete First Season (1998) at Amazon.comI never got into Sex And The City when it was showing on HBO. With the movie release this month, I thought that I would give the television series a try. I downloaded the first season of Sex And The City on iTunes and thought that I would give a few episodes a watch.

Two weeks and hours of nearly obsessive watching later, I have decided that this series was one of the most intelligent shows on television. Sure, there are the gratuitous f-bombs and sex scenes that just scream, “We’re on HBO!” If you can wade through the sex talk, there is a gutsy story of four women in New York. Like the proverbial hooker with a heart of gold, Sex And The City has a lot to offer the thinking mind.

Here are my favorite quotes:

I always like a good math solution to any love problem.
Michael Patrick King, Sex and the City, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, 1999
Nothing else exists when art does.
Michael Patrick King, Sex and the City, An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux, 2004
You can’t surprise a man with a dog.
Cindy Chupack, Sex and the City, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, 2000

From the pre-9-11 shots of New York and the World Trade Center to the picturesque image of Paris, this series is so enjoyable that I think I will have to go back and watch it again at a much slower rate. If you thought that Sex And The City wasn’t for you because it was all about sex, then give this show a try. EVERY time you start feeling like the show is going over the edge, there is a character who complains about it going over the edge and voicing your outrage. It’s witty and it never takes itself too seriously. Enjoy!

Criminal Minds, Episode 2.12

December 14th, 2006 by Michael Moncur in Quotations, TV

Every week I bring you the quotations used in the CBS series Criminal Minds. This week’s episode featured a recent quotation by Cory Doctorow:

Note to the producers of this show: I’m sure you’re getting at least some of the quotations you use from our site, and I’m flattered. But please drop me a line and I’ll see if I can verify the ones you plan to use. It will avoid embarrassment in the future….

While this was the only quotation used in the narration, there was also a quote mentioned by Dr. Reed halfway through the episode, from Sherlock Holmes:

This one is probably paraphrased from either “The Sign of Four” or “A Scandal in Bohemia”—I haven’t verified it yet.

Criminal Minds airs Wednesday evenings on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes, and check our TV category for our previous posts about the show.

Criminal Minds, Episode 2.11

December 4th, 2006 by Michael Moncur in Quotations, TV

I’ve been a bit behind on posting the quotations used in CBS’s Criminal Minds. To catch up, here’s a brief look at the quotes in the episode that aired last week. This time we have two parallel quotations from T. S. Eliot:

While the quotations in this program aren’t always accurate, this episode is a pleasant exception. Both are excerpts from the poem The Hollow Men. They also partially quoted the last lines of the poem, which may be familiar:

Criminal Minds airs Wednesday nights on CBS. See our TV category for previous Criminal Minds quotations.

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