Yellow Submarine

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Yellow Submarine (1968) is an animated film designed to present The Beatles music set to various images. It was directed by George Dunning and written by Al Brodax and Jack Mendelsohn.

Ringo Starr[edit]

  • Liverpool can be a lonely place on a Saturday night, and this is only Thursday morning.
  • I'd jump into the river Mersey, but it looks like rain.
  • I could have sworn it was a yellow submarine... But that isn't logical now, is it? It must have been one of them unidentified flying cupcakes, or a figment of me imagination... But I don't HAVE an imagination.
  • Be pacific.
  • I want me mum!
  • I've got a hole in me pocket!

Chief Blue Meanie[edit]

  • A thing of beauty... destroy it forever![1]
  • Go, Glove! Point, and having pointed, POUNCE!
  • Oh, I haven't laughed so much since Pompeii!

Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D, the Nowhere Man[edit]

  • Yes! Ah, "yes" is a word with a glorious ring!
    A true universal, euphonious thing!
    Engenders embracing and chasing of blues!
    The very best word for the whole world to use!
  • [writing with his foot] The footnotes for my 19th book! This is my standard procedure for doing it; and while I compose it, I'm also reviewing it!
  • Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time. So much to know!

John Lennon[edit]

  • [After transforming from a Frankenstein's monster] Hey Ringo, I've just had the strangest dream.
  • It's time for time. [raises eyebrows repetitively]
  • I'm the ego-man, goo goo g'joob.

Dialogue[edit]

Ringo: Oh! Your story has touched me heart. Jump in. We'll get me friends.
Old Fred: Oh, bless you!
Ringo: Did I sneeze?

(They drive the car across the hallway)

Old Fred: Just park it here.
Ringo: I'll just park it here.

(In a room full of trophies)

Old Fred: Hey, what would your friends be doing here?
Ringo: Displaying.
Old Fred: Displaying what?
Ringo: Displaying around.

Old Fred: Well, lads, what do you think?
John: Well, I think that-
Old Fred: Remember, there'll be rough seas ahead! What do you think?
Paul: Well, erm-
Old Fred: Pounding, overwhelming waves! What do you think of that, eh?
George: Well, I think that-
Ringo: As a matter of fact, I-
All: Well, I think-
Old Fred: Well?
All: I've forgotten.

Old Fred: I don't mean to alarm you, mates, but the years are going backwards!
George: What's that mean, Old Fred?
Old Fred: It means if we slip back in time at this rate, very soon we'll all disappear up our own existence!

John: Hey, Jeremy, must you always talk in rhyme?
Jeremy: Ha-ha!
If I spoke prose, you'd all find out
I don't know what I talk about!

George: A Boob for all seasons.
Paul: How can he lose?
John: Were your notices good?
Jeremy: It's my policy never to read my reviews!

Ringo: I wonder what would happen if I pull this lever.
Old Fred: You mustn't do that!
Ringo: I can't help it, I'm a born Lever-puller.[2]

Paul: Look, it's a school of whales.
Ringo: They look a little bit old for school.
Paul: University then.
Ringo: University of whales...
John: They look like drop-outs to me.

George: Hey! There's a Cyclops!
Paul: Can't be. It's got two eyes.
John: Must be a "bicycle-ops" then.
Ringo: There's another one.
John: A whole "cyclopedia"!

George: John!
John: George?
George: How do we get them out?
John: Break the glass.
Ringo: We can't, it's Beatle-proof.
John: Nothing is Beatle-proof.

Big Blue Meanie: Pepperland is a tickle of joy upon the blue belly of the universe. It must be scratched, right Max?
Max: [saluting] Yes, Your Blueness!
Big Blue Meanie: What? What? What! We Meanies only take "No" for an answer! Is that understood, Max?
Max: No, Your Blueness!
Big Blue Meanie: Are the troops in readiness?
Max: No, Your Blueness!
Big Blue Meanie: The Bonkers?
Max: No!
Big Blue Meanie: Clowns?
Max: No!
Big Blue Meanie: Snapping Turks?
Max: No!
Big Blue Meanie: Anti-Music Missile?
Max: No!
Big Blue Meanie: The Dreadful Flying Glove?
Max: No!
Big Blue Meanie: Splendid! Today, Pepperland goes Bluey. Fire!
[Anti-Music Missile is fired, encasing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in a glass ball, General panic ensues.]

George: Is that the motor?
Fred: Can't you tell one when you see one?
George: Course I can, let me peruse it.

[George pokes the motor and electrocutes himself.]

Fred: Well, what do you think?
George: I think I burnt me finger...

[In the Sea of Holes]
John: This place reminds me of Blackburn, Lancashire.
Paul: Oh boy...

[Passing themselves as they go backwards in time]
Ringo: Look, there's another yellow soobmarine ...and they're waving at us!
John: Wave back!

John: You speak English?
Jeremy: Old English, middle, a dialect, pure.
Paul: Well, do you speak English?
Jeremy: You know, I'm not sure!
Ringo: He's so smart, he doesn't even remember what he knows.

Jeremy: Medic, pedic, zed oblique,
Orphic, morphic, dorphic, Greek.
Ad hoc, ad loc and quid pro quo,
So little time, ha-ha, so much to know!
John: Well, can you tell us where we're at?
Jeremy: A true Socratic query, that!
John: Oh yeah? And who the Billy Shears are you?
Jeremy: Who? Ah, who indeed am I? [hands out several business card to the Beatles]
John: 'Jeremy?'
Paul: 'Hillary?'
George: 'Boob?'
Ringo: 'Phhhhhhd.'
All: Who?
Jeremy: Eminent physicist, polyglot, classicist,
Prize-winning botanist, hard-biting satirist,
Talented pianist. Good dentist too. Ha-ha!
George: Lousy poet.
Jeremy: Critic's voice, take your choice.

Taglines[edit]

  • The forces of good! The forces of evil!
  • It's all in the mind, y'know.
  • Nothing is real.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. A pun on the opening line of the John Keats poem Endymion: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
  2. "Lever-puller" is a pun on "Liverpooler", as Ringo and indeed all the Beatles are. (The usual term for people from Liverpool, England is "Liverpudlian".)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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