The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from comedy mystery whodunnit, Clue. Based on the board game, the movie gathers a star-studded cast where they are trapped in a mansion while the people around them start getting murdered. The film, while initially a critical and financial flop, has become a cult-classic.
The quote comes from the third ending of the movie. As Wadsworth (played by Tim Curry) explains who murdered the various people, he proclaims that Mrs. White (played by Madeline Khan) murdered the maid, Yvette. Wadsworth explained she was jealous of Yvette as the maid had an affair with her late husband. Enraged, Mrs. White delivers the quote.
Geek wisdom: Sometimes, we can get so mad we can hardly talk. In these times, it may be best to take a deep breath to try to calm ourselves down first.
From: Stephen King’s It, both the television miniseries and the 2017 film
Who said it?: Pennywise the Clown and Georgie
The story behind the quote: This week quote comes from Stephen King’s horror novel, It. The book was adapted a couple of times, once in a 1990 miniseries and a big blockbuster 2017 film. The quote appears in both version but said by different people… somewhat.
In the 1990 miniseries, the quote is said early on. When Georgie loses his paper boat in the sewer, Pennywise the Clown (played here by Tim Curry) shows Georgie the boat. The devilish clown entices the boy to get the boat and also informs the child that there are all sorts of things, such as balloons. When Georgie asks if they float, Pennywise grabs the boy and delivers the quote.
In the 2017 movie, the quote is said also during the early parts of the film. Georgie’s older brother, Bill, is mourning his brother’s death. One night, he hears a noise and follows it to the basement. Here, he sees Georgie. However, the boy is actually Pennywise (here played by Bill Skarsgard) and makes “Georgie” deliver the quote several times.
Geek wisdom: Just because something sounds cool, that doesn’t mean you have to ride the bandwagon. It may seem cool to “float” but it actually means something scary and frightening. Always think for yourself and not just go along with the crowd because it’s the current fad.