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Classic Quotes from Buckaroo Banzai


Here are some great quotes from the movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (Across the 8th Dimension). A wonderful cult classic sci-fi movie, with Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum & Christopher Lloyd.

I love how the aliens use “monkey boys” as an insulting name for humans. I love how all the aliens have the given name John. And that one is very particular about how his surname is pronounced.

Lord John Whorfin: May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough. I am sure, in the miserable annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined.
Buckaroo Banzai: You can check your anatomy all you want, and even though there may be normal variation, when it comes right down to it, this far inside the head it all looks the same. No, no, no, don’t tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to.
Buckaroo Banzai: You remind me of someone I once knew.
Penny Priddy: Was she… very beautiful?
Buckaroo Banzai: She was… Queen of the Netherlands
Buckaroo Banzai: Hey, hey, hey, hey-now. Don’t be mean; we don’t have to be mean, cuz, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Perfect Tommy: Emilio Lizardo. Wasn’t he on TV once?
Buckaroo Banzai: You’re thinking of Mr. Wizard.
Reno: Emilio Lizardo is a top scientist, dummkopf.
Perfect Tommy: So was Mr. Wizard.
Lord John Whorfin: Sealed with a curse as sharp as a knife. Doomed is your soul and damned is your life.
John Bigboote: Damn John Whorfin and the horse he rode in on.
John O’Connor: They’re only monkey-boys. We can crush them here on earth, Lord Whorfin.
Lord John Whorfin: Take her to the Pitt. Go, Big-booty. Use more honey. Find out what she knows.
Lord John Whorfin: Laugh-a while you can, monkey-boy.
Lord John Whorfin: Shut up, Big-booty, you coward. You are the weakest individual I ever know.
John Bigboote: It’s not my goddamn planet. Understand, monkey boy?
Lord John Whorfin: History is-a made at night. Character is what you are in the dark.
Mission Control: Buckaroo, The White House wants to know is everything ok with the alien space craft from Planet 10 or should we just go ahead and destroy Russia?
Buckaroo Banzai: Tell him yes on one and no on two.
Mission Control: Which one was yes, go ahead and destroy Russia… or number 2?
John Bigboote: We’ve had our chance! Your Overthruster’s for shit! We’re lost!
Lord John Whorfin: One more word out of you, Bigbooty…
John Bigboote: [screaming] BIG-BOO-TAY! TAY! TAY!
[Whorfin shoots him]
John Bigboote: John O’Connor, break the window!
John O’Connor: Why me, John Bigboote?
John Bigboote: It might be booby-trapped!
John O’Connor: Oh.

Author: Henry Herz

Children's book author

2 thoughts on “Classic Quotes from Buckaroo Banzai

  1. Pingback: Cult Movies You Must See | KIDLIT, FANTASY & SCI-FI - Feed Your Head!

  2. Watched this film for the first time last night, even though I always saw it in the video stores as a kid I never rented it, and boy was I missing out! This movie was a blast, thanks for these awesome quotes!

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