Memetic Mutation/Film

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Movie-based phrases, if repeated often enough, can eventually generate enough interest to be really cool...or reel-y funny. So fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride....er, "night."

PS: Just in case you're wondering what happened to the memes from the Batman movies, they are now on a separate page.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 also has its own section of memes for films that it has MSTed.


Please add entries in the following format:

  • The name of the film.
    • Meme name: description of meme and how it's used.
      • Source of meme and fandom it relates to in the form of a hot tip.
      • Famous instances (such as the Rick Roll during the Thanksgiving parade).
      • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

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"That was Rick Stanton, Rush Chairman, and he was damn glad to meetcha!" - Boone also shakes pledge's hand.

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    • "I'm a zit. Get it?"
  • Antichrist
    • CHAOS! REIGNS!
  • Apocalypse Now
    • "I love the smell of napalm on the morning... smells like victory" (which omits a large, offensive part of that speech). Also "Charlie don't surf" and "The horror... the horror..." (which was also in the book).
    • Terminate... with extreme prejudice.
    • A nonverbal one is the repeated use of Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries for any grand attack scene in any situation ever. It even made it onto Farscape.
  • Apollo 13
    • "Houston, we have a problem." [6]
  • Army of Darkness
    • Alright, you primitive screwheads, listen up. See this? THIS... is my BOOMSTICK!
    • "Give me some sugar, baby."
    • "Well helloooo, Mr. Fancy-pants!"
    • "Groovy."
    • "Shop smart. Shop S-mart."
    • "I'm Bad Ash. You're Good Ash. You're goody little two-shoes. Goody little two-shoes, goody little two-shoes~"
      • "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."
    • Ash himself is also a Memetic Badass. Not surprising, considering the guy cut off his own possessed hand then attached a motherfucking chainsaw to the stump.
    • Name's Ash. Housewares.
    • "Hail to the king, baby."
  • Austin Powers
    • Yeah baby!
    • Shagadelic baby, yeah!
    • Oh, behave!
    • Zip it!
    • I demand the sum... OF ONE MILLLLLION DOLLARS!
      • One... Hundred... BILLION DOLLARS!
        • One BILLION...TRILLION..GAZILLION....yen.
    • You shot me! You shot me right in the arm! * bang*
    • You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with Frickin' Laser Beams attached to their heads!
    • [Any bewilderingly twisty explanation of the effects of time travel]; Oh no, I've gone cross-eyed.
    • I Love Gold
    • GET.IN.MY.BELLY!
    • Oh no! I lost my mojo!
    • MOOOOOLE! MOOOOOLE! MOLEY MOLEY MOLEY MOOOOOLE!!
  • Avatar
    • Neytiri's line "YEEWWW AHHHRRR LIEK A BEY-BEE!" is the biggest thing in youtube poop since the CDI Zelda games.
    • I was a marine. A, uh, warrior... of the Jarhead clan.
    • This is great!
    • "With your permission, I will speak now. You would honor me by translating. The Sky People have sent us a message... That they can take whatever they want. That no one can stop them. Well we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you... You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Makto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People... That they cannot take whatever they want! And that this... this is our land!"
    • "Why does the human marine side with the space furries again?" Michael Ironside: They sucked his brains out.
    • "Humans RULE, Navi can SUCK IT!"
    • "Colonel Quaritch Does Not Give A Fuck."
    • "I need to take some SAMPOLZ"
    • This is why we're here: because this gray rock sells for twenty million a kilo.
    • EYWA HAS HEARD YOU!
    • The movie also inspired a lot of "If I were an Avatar, I will look like this" pictures.
    • "You mated with this woman?!" "Oh shit."
    • "I didn't sign up for this shit."
  • The Avengers:
  • Back to The Future:
    • Anything that Doc says!
    • "EIGHTY EIGHT MILES PER HOUR!"
      • "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit."
    • "1.21 jiggawatts."
    • "Great Scott!"
      • "What are you lookin' at, butthead?"
      • "SLACKERS!!!"
      • "This is heavy."
    • Memes? Where we're going, we don't need... memes.
    • MANURE! I hate manure!
    • Just wanted to remind everyone that hoverboards don't work on water.
      • UNLESS YOU'VE GOT POWER!
    • Hey, McFly!
    • Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Huh? Think, McFly, think!
  • Bad Boys
    • "Shit just got real."
  • Bad Teacher: "IT'S THE ONLY ARGUMENT I NEED, SEAN!" Has become a default when arguing with someone on a message board shockingly fast, as well as a hilarious catchphrase due to the 2011 NBA Finals.
  • Battlefield Earth
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Terl: While you were still learning how to SPELL YOUR NAME...I was being trained...TO CONQUER GALAXIES!

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A. Because it has a nice script.
B. Because it has great actors.
C. Very nice scenery.
D. It is written.

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      • "You refuse to accept...my godhood?! KEEP your own god! In fact, this might be a good time to PRAY to Him! For I beheld Satan as he fell from Heaven! LIKE LIGHTNING!!!"
      • QUICK! CHANGE DA CHANNEL!
      • "Every Bison dollar will be worth five British pounds. That is the exchange rate that the Bank of England will set once I've kidnapped their queen!"
    • Now who wants to go home, and who wants to go with me?!"
  • Stripes
    • "Lighten up, Francis."
    • "We're mutants! There's something wrong with us! Something terribly, terribly wrong with us!"
    • "There she was just a walkin' down the street, singin-" "DOO-WAH-DIDDY-DIDDY-DUM-DIDDY-DOO!"
  • Suburban Commando
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Charlie Wilcox: "I WAS FROZEN TODAY!"

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Cyclops: Prove it.
Wolverine: You're a dick...
Cyclops: ...Okay.

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  • Yor, the Hunter from the Future
    • We will need a lot more hemp before we're through.
  • You Got Served
    • "You got served!" This is mostly limited to dancing, but can be extended to thorough beatdowns in other media. Computer gamers refer to this process as "pwnage".
    • Hence, mounts on MMORPGs may be referred to as "pwnies".
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Zardoz
  • Zombieland
    • Nut up or shut up.
    • This week's Zombie Kill Of The Week goes to Sister Cynthia Nickerbocker.
      • The poor flat bastard.
    • There's rules you have to obey in order to survive in a world like this.
      • Rule #1: Cardio, the fatties were the first to go.
      • Rule #2: Double Tap, just to make sure.
      • Rule #3: Beware of bathrooms.
  • Zoolander
    • It's become a meme to take a .gif file of the scene where Derek and his friends are dancing around while driving in a car and placing the heads of other fictional characters on them.
    • A [Blank] for ANTS?!


*eats popcorn sinisterly*

  1. Spoken by Leonidas as he kicks a messenger into a pit.
  2. Taken from a sorta-inspirational speech Leonidas uses to get his men to fight.
  3. Sliding door scene
  4. Ray Finkle said that if Dan Marino had positioned the football with the laces out, his field goal kick would've won them the Super Bowl.
  5. The reason everybody was sick on the flight was because they had fish instead of chicken for dinner.
  6. The original statement is believed to be "Houston, we've had a problem.", but it became this because the original made it seem like the problem had passed. And in fairness, it's difficult to tell for sure due to the quality of the original transmission.
  7. As Captain America (comics) demands of Iron Man in the trailer.
  8. Captain America giving the Hulk a simple and easy-to-understand order.
  9. Cobie Smulders, who plays Maria Hill in The Avengers, also plays Aunt Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother.
  10. Zooey Deschanel is a popular choice, for some reason.
  11. The chinese fooood drive-thru scene. The drive-thru lady keeps responding with this despite anything they say
  12. Spoken by Ed Wood when questioned about the sudden day to night transitions in Plan 9 from Outer Space. Frequently used by internet reviewers to mock various Wall Banger moments.
  13. Spoken by E.T. while hovering a telephone, in order to communicate the movie's main conflict: he needs to find a way to contact someone to get home.
  14. When introducing new members to Fight Club, they have to learn the rules.
  15. Much stems from the fact that Brad Pitt was hit as hard as he could.
  16. Voldemort casting "Avada Kedavra" in Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 came out as total gibberish.
  17. Alan Rickman's delivery of this line is really sexy.
  18. As compensation for his brother-in-law's car, destroyed by a Nazi tank, Sallah gets camels, but Indy only wants horses.
  19. The very last line of the film, it speaks the main message: that Kong's love for his person was so great that he was willing to kill himself in order to "protect" her.
  20. The scene from which this meme originates had many shots of David Bowie's crotch.
  21. Tommy Lee Jones is the demotivator poster boy for where an idea is so retarded that a full and proper Face Palm is unnecessary.
  22. Plays during the famous printer beat down scene.
  23. Bolton worries that when they get caught because of Peter's money-laundering scheme, they'll be sent away to do hard time instead of going to a "white-collar resort prison".
  24. During the film somebody wishes to speak to their dog, so somebody places the headset at the dog's face. This (thirty years later) became a popular image macro series with the caption "Hello. Yes, this is dog."
  25. Jack hides Davy Jones' heart inside a jar of dirt to prevent him from getting at it. He later taunts Jones with this.
  26. While marooned on a deserted island, Elizabeth forms a huge beacon of smoke by burning all the food, shade and rum on the island. Jack expresses dismay at the last.
  27. (again, a variant of this phrase later found its way into Smash TV)
  28. This partly non-sequitur exclamation happens at the end of the grouch diner scene just as it fades out.
  29. A misquoted line from the Tear Jerker ending to the western film Shane; often rendered as "Come back, Shane!"
  30. Mae West's most famous misquoted lines from the pre-Code film "She Done Him Wrong". Has often appeared in many classic animated shorts, especially the ones from Warner Bros. Often misheard as "Come up and see me some time".
  31. Odin falls into a coma right in the middle of being shouted at by Loki for alleged Parental Favoritism
  32. "...and I mean bad."