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#54431 - 07/29/05 10:18 AM Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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What's your favorite line?

Mine is from "Mr Mom"

"220, 221, what ever it takes"


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#54432 - 07/29/05 11:47 AM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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From "Back To The Future":

"What the hell is a jiggawatt?" - Marty McFly, after Doc Emmett Brown explains that the time machine's "flux Capacitor" needs 1.21 jiggawatts to work...

As a side note, the cover over the flux capacitor as seen in the movie is a gearbox cover from a Simplex 35mm movie projector.
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#54433 - 07/29/05 01:28 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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Registered: 05/16/05
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I thought "jiggawatt" was hilarious, until I found out it's the preferred pronunciation! It's probably the only place I've ever heard it.

My fave is from "Die Hard":

"Uh, central? Yeah, this is Walt over at Nakatomi. Do you think you could turn off grid 22?"

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#54434 - 07/29/05 02:39 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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John, wasn't there some argument in a following scene as to whether the poco employee had authority to cut the power? I vaguely remember him standing in a hole full of water in the rain doing it!
Alan
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#54435 - 07/29/05 03:11 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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Nevermind

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#54436 - 07/29/05 04:22 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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Young Frankenstein:

Igor: "Two nasty looking switches over there...but I'm not going to be the first"

Frankenstein (after recieveing an arc blast): "Damn your eyes"!!!!

Igor: "Too late"!
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#54437 - 07/29/05 05:28 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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Alan, "Walt" was standing in an open manhole, with a portable radio. The argument about authority was a little earlier, between him and the FBI guys, who tell him "Lose the switch, or you lose your job."

Actually, my favorite quote comes a few lines later: "Shut it down -- Shut it down now." My wife and occasionally mimic that line to each other, with the same inflection, just working around the house.

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#54438 - 07/29/05 06:01 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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Registered: 03/06/04
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Loc: Boston, MA
Since someone stole the Die Hard scene from me ( ), I also like the quote from Running Scared:

Two cops driving a taxi (containing a nun and a priest) down an "L" track in persuit of badguys.
Cop A: "Watch that third rail, there's 600 volts in there."
Cop B: "It's not the volts that get you. It's the amps."
Nun: "How many amps are there?!"
Cop B: "Enough to push a train... And shut up!"

-John

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#54439 - 07/29/05 08:15 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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Registered: 06/08/03
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Loc: North Chicago, IL
Well, not a movie but a TV series.

Dr. Who:

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Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!

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#54440 - 07/29/05 09:36 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie
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From Mallrats:

Silent Bob's an electrical genius...He won the science fair in eighth grade by turning his mom's vibrator into a cd player using chicken wire and **** .
Muther ****er's like MacGyver...no, Muther ****er's better than MacGyver.
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