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The Quizmaster Presents . . . Say What?

Woman screams, "Say what?"by Dave Umbricht (A.K.A. The Quizmaster)

Movie fans (a polite euphemism for movie geek) possess their own unique trivia wheelhouses.  Mine?  I have always had a pretty good knack for knowing the year a movie was released (although, like most trivial knowledge, this skill has been rendered irrelevant with the advent of IMDB).

One trivia niche I have always been horrible with is movie dialogue.  I misquote everything, opting to paraphrase.  Oh poor screenwriters, even those that respect your craft still disrespect your words.

So in honor of the scribes of Hollywood we will play our new game:


As we did with our version of the Kevin Bacon Game, we will be linking two things together.  Instead of movies with actors, we will link lines of dialogue, using as many quotes as we need.

The way to link them is to use the first and last words in the quote.

For example, if we start with “May the Force be with you”  the next line of dialogue should start with the word ”you”.   Each subsequent link should start until you get to our quote destination.

Say our destination was “Here’s looking at you kid”  then the final link would need to end with “here”.

Yeah, this ain’t easy.  I’m having a hard time coming up with an example to demonstrate, but then again, I’m no good with dialogue.  So prove to me that this is possible (and fun).  I’ll be playing along with you.

And now for the challenge:

Get us from:

We want the finest wines available to humanity, we want them here and we want them now.


The new phone book is here!  The new phone book is here!

Ignoring articles will make it “slightly” less difficult.  So the last link should end with the word “new”.

Add your answers to the comments below.  Feel free to identify the movies that are quoted above.

My brain hurts already.

Dave Umbricht Bio

About Dave Umbricht

Dave Umbricht is a self proclaimed "guy who knows a couple of things". However, he has never claimed to know them well. Genetically predisposed to love movies, at age ten he felt really cool being the only fourth grader who knew of the film "My Dinner with Andre", thanks to Siskel & Ebert. For the next twenty years he pretended to have seen the movie until he finally watched it at age 28 and understood what all the fuss was about. He attempted to watch all of the films on Ebert's Great Movies list by age 40. He failed.

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