Friday, March 19, 2021

Movie Quote of the Day (‘What's Up, Doc?’, With Streisand Proving the Value of Loving Emerson)

Howard Bannister [played by Ryan O’Neal]: “Sir, I must point out to you...”

Frederick Larrabee [played by Austin Pendleton]: “I must point out to you that foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

Judy Maxwell [played by Barbra Streisand]: “Emerson!”

Frederick: “I beg your pardon?”

Judy: “Ralph Waldo Emerson, born 1803 died 1882.”

Frederick: “You like Emerson?”

Judy: “I adore him.”

Frederick: “I adore anyone who adores Emerson!”

Judy: “And I adore anyone who adores anyone who adores Emerson. Your turn!”

Frederick: “She's a delight, Bannister, a delight—and you're a lucky dog.”

Howard: “I...”

Frederick: “Admit it! Admit you're a lucky dog.”

Howard [helplessly]: “I'm a lucky dog.”

Frederick: “Miss Burns, may I call you Eunice?”

Howard: “No!”

Frederick: “What's that?”

Judy: “What Howard means is that back where we come from, everyone calls me Burnsey.”

Frederick: “Burnsey! I like that.”—What's Up, Doc? (1972), screenplay by Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich

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