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#54431 - 07/29/05 01:18 PM Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
Dnkldorf  Offline
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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 02:47 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
mxslick  Offline
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Atomic City, ID USA
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... [Linked Image]

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.

Stupid should be painful.

#54433 - 07/29/05 04:28 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
John Crighton  Offline
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Posts: 177
Southern California
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?"

#54434 - 07/29/05 05:39 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
Alan Belson  Offline
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Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
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!

Wood work but can't!

#54435 - 07/29/05 06:11 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
iwire  Offline
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Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Nevermind [Linked Image]

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#54436 - 07/29/05 07:22 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
Ryan_J  Offline
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Posts: 1,374
West Jordan, Utah, USA
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"!

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#54437 - 07/29/05 08:28 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
John Crighton  Offline
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Posts: 177
Southern California
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. [Linked Image]

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#54438 - 07/29/05 09:01 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
BigJohn  Offline
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Posts: 391
Boston, MA
Since someone stole the Die Hard scene from me ( [Linked Image] ), 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!"


#54439 - 07/29/05 11:15 PM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
DougW  Offline
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Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
Well, not a movie but a TV series.

Dr. Who:

Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!
[Linked Image]

#54440 - 07/30/05 12:36 AM Re: Favorite Electrical quote from a movie  
Celtic  Offline
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Posts: 361
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, Muther ****er's better than MacGyver.

~~ CELTIC ~~
...-= NJ =-...

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