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Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie #54471 08/02/05 11:44 AM
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renosteinke Offline
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"The Green Mile" did Ol' Sparky one better...when someone fried, the lights got brighter, and burst like balloons!

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Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie #54472 08/02/05 12:34 PM
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John Crighton Offline
Yeah -- Open neutral. [Linked Image]

Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie #54473 08/03/05 10:11 AM
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classicsat Offline
Then there is the Green Acres episode where they have the generator, Lisa burns it out, and Oliver tries to explain the "rule of seven", where the appliances have a number, and they cannot total more than 7.

Their chart is

Can Opener -- 1
Coffee Pot -- 2
Iron -------- 2
Toaster ----- 2
Mixer ------- 2
Frying Pan -- 2
Rotisserie -- 4
Dish Washer - 5
Washing Machine 6
Freezer ----- 6
Refrigerator 6

All horribly skewed (no way a household refrigerator, even back then, would use 3x the power of a coffee pot, which mine is 660W, or a can operner would draw 330 W)

Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie #54474 08/03/05 11:42 AM
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mvpmaintman Offline
Heck I'd urinate on a spark plug if I thought it would help. Just what we were saying the other day about a DC drive

Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie #54475 08/03/05 06:36 PM
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raider1 Offline
One of my favorites is from the simpsons.

Homer is obsessed with safty and is babyproofing the house. He takes a magic marker and draws bunny faces on the receptacles. Marge comes in and says "Homer maggie is'nt afraid of bunnies." To which Homer replies "Oh she will be!!!"


Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie [Re: Dnkldorf] #219141 02/11/18 04:41 PM
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Sarahw Offline
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Are there such classics nowadays?

Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie [Re: Dnkldorf] #219148 02/14/18 04:09 PM
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Potseal Offline
The Big Lebowski

Maude Lebowski shows Jeffrey Lebowski an adult video that stars Bunny Lebowski, the missing girl that everyone is looking for. The video has a typical storyline where a cable guy comes to "fix the cable" at an apartment where there are two beautiful young women:

Maude Lebowski: "Good lord. You can imagine where it goes from here."
Jeffrey Lebowski: "He fixes the cable?"

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Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie [Re: Dnkldorf] #219180 02/28/18 06:16 PM
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wa2ise Offline
Another scene from "Green Acres" has it that the power company had 120V on the power pole adjacent to their house, but for some reason the power company couldn't install a service on the house. So the power company connected a duplex 120V 15A outlet between the two wires (without any overcurrent protection) near the top of the pole, and gave Oliver an extension cord. He climbs the pole to plug it in, and then the commentator says that this might be the real reason for the big Northeast USA blackout in 1965, as Oliver plugs the cord in.

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