Flushed Away

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Flushed Away is a 2006 British-American computer-animated film about an uptown rat who that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

Directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell. Written by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Chris Lloyd, Joe Keenan and William Davies.
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The Toad[edit]

  • Huzzah! Massachusetts!
  • [to Roddy, after he calls his collection amusing] I said you'll find it diverting, not amusing!
  • Ice him! Ice them both!
  • It's obvious I should never have sent rodents to do an amphibian's job.
  • Once it is returned, my plan will be complete. To wash away, once and for all, the curse, the scourge of... rats.
  • Oh, you think you're so clever, don't you? Well, I'll be the one laughing when every last revolting rat is flushed away! For I shall repopulate the city... with these!

Le Frog[edit]

  • This bizarre obsession with rats; it is not good for you. You are becoming what we French call "le fruitcake!"
  • I have triumphed! You stupid English, with your Yorkshire puddings and your chips and fish! You thought you could defeat Le Frog? Un... Deux... Trois!


  • [to Roddy] So you're from Up Top, eh? I-- I used to work in a laboratory Up Top. Yeah. Big shampoo job. I-- I was dark grey when we started. Yeah. Still, it cleared up me dandruff! [laughs, snorts]


Toad: Perhaps you forget that it was a rat who cast me from paradise!
Le Frog: [Rolling his eyes] Oh please not the scrapbook again.
Toad: [pulls a book off a shelf] My memoirs. Volume one details the dire and tragic story of my youth.
Le Frog: Oh mon dieu.
Toad: Of all the pets in Buckingham Palace, young Prince Charles fancied me the best. We would frolic day after sunny day in royal abandon sharing that sweet and magical bond between boy and toad.
Le Frog: You're going to make me throw up.
Toad: We were inseparable until... it arrived. THAT RAT! While the poor boy's head was turned, I was cruelly plunged into a whirlpool of despair.
Le Frog: I know, I know you were flushed away down the loo right? Boo hoo hoo, it is so dark, so cold, so terrible. [chuckles]
Toad: You find my pain funny?
Le Frog: I find everyone's pain funny but my own, I'm French.
Toad: [stands up and knocks over a table] JUST GET THE CABLE!

[first lines]
Mother: Car's here!
Father: It's 9:00 Already! We're going to miss our flight!
Mother: Traveller's checks passed.
[bell dings]
Father: You have the tickets, darling?
Mother: Tabitha, did you feed Roddy?
Tabitha: Oops.
Mother: [offscreen] I know we've forgotten something. I just know we've forgotten something.
Tabitha: Roddy, where are you? [spilling in food] We'll be back in a few days, so here's enough food for you. Here's more.
Mother: [offscreen] Tabitha!
Tabitha: Here's a little more.
Mother: [offscreen] I hope you're not overfeeding him.
Tabitha: Of course not, Mom.
Father: [offscreen] Come on, Tabitha!
Tabitha: Bye, Roddy!
Father: [offscreen] We don't want to miss our holiday.
Tabitha: I'm coming, I'm coming!
[runs out of the house and closes the door]
Roddy: [sniffs] When the cat's away.....the mice will play! The holiday starts now, everyone! Music, maestro!
[Roddy starts Dancing with Myself plays]

Tadpole: Is this the glorious amphibian dawn, dad?
The Toad: Anything for you, my little man.
Tadpole: Can I have a pony?
The Toad: No.
Tadpole: A puppy?
The Toad: We'll talk about it.
Tadpole: Can we talk about it now?
The Toad: No!
[Suddenly, all of the tadpoles in the tank start clamoring for a puppy]
The Toad: No! You can't all have puppies, please! Daddy's working!

Liam: He's gonna steal your boat.
Rita: He won't steal my boat.
Liam: He's stealing your boat.
Rita: He isn't stealing...
Liam: He stole your boat.
Rita: What?
Liam: He's like Robin Hood in reverse.

Roddy: Whatever's going on, I assure you, I'm not involved. I'm just an innocent bystander.
Spike: Rita, Rita, Rita. [laughs] Thought you could give us the slip? [Slips and falls] What are you looking at? Keep still! Come on, then! Right! Who have we got here?
Whitey: I believe he said his name was Millicent Bystander.

Rita: Tell me about yourself, Roddy.
Roddy: Well, there's not much to tell.
Rita: You know everything about me, warts and all. I don't even know what you do.
Roddy: I'm... I'm in a boy band.
Rita: What?
Roddy: Yeah. Yeah, I'm the posh one.

Roddy: Will you please tell these people I'm not involved in this?
Rita: Fine. All right, all right, listen up. This gentleman, he's not from around here.
Roddy: Thank you.
Rita: Just look how nicely he's dressed.
Roddy: Ah, thank you.
Rita: And why? Because he's an international jewel thief!
Roddy: Precisely... What? No, no!

Sid: Be seeing you my friend.

Le Frog: We leave immediately!
Henchfrog: What about dinner?
Le Frog: We leave... in five hours.

Spike: Blimy, it's cold.
Whitey: That's why I wore me mittens.
Spike: Wha... Hitmen don't wear mittens! Take them off! You're embarrassing me!
Whitey: It's all right for you. You've got little hands. They don't freeze as much.

Rita: What are you, some kind of rat boomerang?! Give me back my ruby!
Roddy: I haven't got your ruby!
[the ruby falls on roddy's hand, then rita gasps]
Roddy: Okay. Well, now I've got your ruby.
Roddy: Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!
Rita: Please be careful! That ruby means a lot to me. It's priceless!
Roddy: Hold on... [looks at the ruby] It's a fake.
Rita: Ha, ha, ha! No, it's blooming not. It's real!
Roddy: No, no, look. It's..it’s just glass.
Rita: It's real!
Roddy: Fake.
Rita: Real!
Roddy: Fake.
Rita: Real!
Roddy: Fake.
[short pause]
Rita: Real!
Roddy: Fake.
Rita: Real!
Roddy: Fake.
Rita: Real!
Roddy: Fake.
Rita: Real!
Roddy: Look, look, look, look, look, look, look. You can tell. Watch this. [breaks the ruby]
Rita: [gasps in shock, as they watch the ruby pieces sink in the water]
Roddy: There, you see? I mean, you can't break a real ruby.
Rita: [growls angrily as she looks at roddy]
Roddy: Ah, right. I probably should've done that, but look in the bright side, I saved your neck. I mean, once the Toad knows it's worthless, he'll stop chasing you for it. Roddy St. James saves the day! [Rita punches him, and he tumbles into the bottom of the boat]

The Toad: Where are those idiots? [to his tadpoles] It's so hard to get hope these days, my boys. Yes, that's right. [The Toad speaks in a baby voice] Oh, come on out, my lovelies. Cheer your old dad up. Poor Daddy, surrounded by flithy rats in this joyless, sunless void! But don't worry, my little men. Daddy will get rid of them all! He will. They'll all be deady-weady. [The Toad kisses the jar, and his tadpoles hug their daddy from inside. Spike and Whitey arrive. The Toad hides his jar, but still has his baby voice.] Did you find it?
Spike: Eh?
The Toad: [snaps out of it] Ah! Did you find it?
Spike: Well, we got most of it, boss. [he and Whitey show The Toad pieces of the ruby. The Toad knocks it out of their hands]
The Toad: Forget! The ruby! It's the master cable that I want. The one that grubby creature Rita took.
Spike and Whitey: Oh!
The Toad: Without it, my plan is ruined!
Spike: Okay, chief. Forget the ruby. Ruby's gone. See? See? Moving on. We are now your cable guys.
Whitey: Focused. Cable-centric, boss.
The Toad: You need to be back in time for the World Cup Final.
Spike: Oh, great! Are we watching the game together, boss?
[The Toad growls. Cut to outside his office; Spike and Whitey get thrown through a glass window.]
Whitey: Keep your legs straight!

Whitey: Are you sure about this, Spike? These things are dangerous.
Spike: Danger is my middle name!
Whitey: I thought it was Lesley.

Whitey: Oh, I love a happy ending.
Spike: Oh, you've gone soft. I like unhappy endings, with lots of violence.
[A champagne bottle hits away Spike and press him against the wall.]
Whitey: Are you happy now, Spike?


  • Someone's Going Down.
  • Plumbing soon.


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