It isn't only genre films
that have things to
From The Green
"Im leaving for Montana today. The
fellow in charge out there died yesterday."
"Here he is. Dont do that!
Confounded amateurs! ought to be kept out of laboratories! Almost spoiled one of
the best experiments ever attempted. This little guys just as important as you
"You know, I think you have a real
talent for bacteriology."
From On The
I know every planet up in the sky
From Dark Victory
From The Lady Eve
And High Water (1954):
"Man! That was quite a mouthful for a
"What about your assistant, Professor?
What makes a girl who looks like that get mixed up in science?"
"Thats the trouble with you
geniuses! Full of big ideas! Now youre fouling up the whole works! You know that
islands crawling with soldiers!"
|From While The City Sleeps (1956):
"You know, you have very nice legs."
"Aren't you sweet?"
"Nice nylon stockings, too. What holds your stockings up?"
"There's a lot your mother should have told you!"
"I didn't ask my mother - I asked you. It's simply a matter of - scientific research."
Dana Andrews and Sally Forrest
Chairman/The Most Dangerous Man In The World (1969):
From Silent Assassins
The Simpsons: Old Money (1991):
"What the hell is
From The Simpsons: Bart's Comet (1995):
"And now, to top off our most propane explosion-free Science Week ever, our Grand Finale: the launching of a weather balloon!"
"Yay! Go weather balloon! Hurrah for science! Whoo!"
"'Hurrah for science, whoo'!? I can't say I approve of the 'Whoo!', but the 'Hurrah!' was quite heartening!"
Seymour Skinner and Bart Simpson
"Oh, it won't come down for months! Curse the man who
invented helium! Curse Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen!"
"Ah, there's nothing
more exciting than science! You get all the fun of sitting still, being quiet, writing
down numbers, paying attention---- Science has it all!"
"Let's go burn down the
observatory, so this will never happen again!"
From The Simpsons: Radioactive Man
Simpsons: Bart The Fink (1996):
"Alright, I admit it. I miss the
phonies! But thats all I miss! That, and Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels
New Years party."
The Simpsons: Lisa The Skeptic
"Lisa Simpson, you are
charged with destruction of an historical curiosity - a misdemeanour. But in a
larger sense, this trial will settle the age-old question of Science vs
"I find the defendant
not guilty. As for Science vs Religion, I'm issuing a restraining order.
Religion must stay 500 yards from Science at all times."
Simpsons: Lisa The Simpson (1998):
"She's just upset because I told her
her brain's turning to mush. You know, on account of the 'Simpson Gene'."
"So - all the Simpson women
turn out okay?"
Space Pilot 3000 (1999):
"Are we going to fly through space,
fighting monsters and teaching alien women to love?"
A Fishfull Of Dollars (1999):
"They say madness runs in our
family. Some people even call me crazy! And why? Because I dared to dream....of my
own race of atomic monsters! Atomic supermen with octagonal-shaped bodies!!"
From Futurama: A Big Piece Of Garbage (1999):
it, Farnsworth: you're over the hill. It's time to leave science to the hundred twenty
"Wirmstrom, can you save my city?"
From Futurama: Mars University (1999):
need it shipped to my office at Mars University. It's a little experiment that may well
win me the Nobel Prize!"
"Hey, Professor, whatcha teaching this semester?"
"So, what makes Guenter talk?"
From Fururama: I Second That Emotion (1999):
wish, just once, Bender could feel exactly what I feel."
"There's no such thing as mutants! That's a ridiculous urban myth!"
From Aaagh! It’s The Mr Hell Show: Blinded by Science (2001):
science! It’s been screwing with humanity ever since the dawn of Stanley
earliest scientific experiments sought to satisfy his simplest needs – for
warmth – for transportation – and for a way of burning down the next
the time of Leonardo Da Vinci, science had become something purer, a way of
worshipping God through the exploration of the intellect….and of burning down
the next village.”
know, these prizes were founded by the man who invented dynamite – and then
got really upset when people used it to blow each other up. So, the nominations
for the Nobel Prize for Naivety are – the inventor of ‘call waiting’---”
science is sexy. It’s also very profitable. Behold! The everlasting lightbulb!
A self-renewing energy source! And the only pair of shoes you’ll ever need! I
make a fortune keeping stuff like that
to science, we now live longer, understand our world better, and can watch the
next village burning down in widescreen.”
the next thousand years, man may use science to embrace the stars – or simply
to explore his own existence. But whatever path he chooses, one thing is
certain: the next village is toast!