Movie Misquotes Quiz
The Wizard of Oz: "Toto, ______"
- This one is commonly misquoted as "I don't think we're in Kansas no more", which unlike many misquotes actually introduces grammatical issues.
The Graduate: "Mrs. Robinson, ______"
- Dustin Hoffman's character is a bit more sure of the situation than in the common version of the quote, "are you trying to seduce me?".
The Empire Strikes Back: "____, I am your father."
- Grammatically this makes sense in the original scene, but it's a bit harder to quote. The exchange is: Darth Vader: Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father. Luke: He told me enough. He told me you killed him. Vader: No. I am your father.
Dirty Harry: "Do ______ punk?
- People get confused due to the mid-sentence switch. In the quote, he is assuming the perspective of the aforementioned punk, thinking to himself "do I feel lucky?"
Apollo 13: "Houston, _____"
- Surely we can forgive people saying "Houston, we have a problem," since in the movie Apollo 13 their problem is definitely still going on when the line is said.
Wall Street: "Greed is ____"
- Michael Douglas as the villain Gordon Gekko declares "The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works." People often combine the first and second lines of his speech into "Greed is good."
Star Trek: The Voyage Home: "Scotty"
- In the entire original run of Star Trek, films and TV series, the famous line "Beam me up, Scotty" is never spoken by any character, let alone Captain Kirk.
Snow White: "_____ on the wall..."
- The evil queen says it like it is. It's a magic mirror. But, the "mirror, mirror" version of this quote is so widespread even Disney has used it.
Snow White: "...who is the fairest ______?"
- People are just as likely to misquote the back half as the front half. Usually this is done as one long misquote, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
Back to the Future Part 2: "Roads? Where we're going, ____"
- Props to Doc for keeping the subject of the sentence consistent.