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homage to my cousin vinny

I’m sitting here watching the movie My Cousin Vinny for the 562nd time, lip-synching to every line in the movie and I’m thinking, this is the greatest movie ever made.  Classic lines:

  • “Whoa!  Wait a minute!”
  • “It’s the south–they’re all inbred–they sleep with their sisters…  Some of them do”
  • “You wah serious about dat?”
  • “You’re in Ala-f’in-bama, you come from New York, you killed a good-old-boy, there is no way this is not going to trial.”
  • “I think you should give it to me”
  • “He thinks you should give it to him?  What was he–a f’in comedian?”
  • “I’m really eh-scared”  (a thought that went through my head every day of graduate school)
  • Everything the public defender (played by Austin Pendleton) says
  • “You on druuuuugs?”
  • “WHAT DID YOU SAY?” — “Wha’d I say…  Whaa… Wha’d I say?”
  • “Two guys out in the woods, guns, on the hunt–it’s a bonding thing” 
  • “Imagine you’re a deer…  You put your little deer lips down to the cool clear water–BAM!!  A f’in bullet rips off part of your head.  Your brain is lying on the ground in little bloody pieces.  Now would you give a damn what the S.O.B. who shot you was wearin?”
  • “They didn’t teach that you in law school eitha?”
  • Vinny: “Yesterday you told me that freight train hardly ever comes through here at 5:00 A.M. in the morning”  Hotel Clerk: “I know, she’s supposed to come through at 10 after 4”
  • “Well–that would explain the hostility”  (a sentiment I couldn’t fully appreicate until a few years ago)
  • “What is a yute?”
  • “…my biological clock is ticking like this [stomp stomp stomp] and the way this case is going, I ain’t never gettin married”  (another sentiment I couldn’t fully appreciate until a few years ago)
  • “I swear to God, I do not need this right now, okay? I’ve got a judge that’s just aching to throw me in jail. An idiot who wants to fight me for two hundred dollars. Slaughtered pigs. Giant loud whistles. I ain’t slept in five days. I got no money, a dress code problem, AND a little murder case which, in the balance, holds the lives of two innocent kids. Not to mention your [stomp stomp stomp] biological clock – my career, your life, our marriage, and let me see, what else can we pile on? Is there any more SH** we can pile on to the top of the outcome of this case? Is it possible?”
  • “Truth–that’s what verdict means.  Comes down from ole england and all of our little ole ancestors.”
  • “They reading glasses.”
  • “He’s a tough one.”

you get the point…  (for more memorable My Cousin Vinny quotes)

I feel the need–the obligation even–to proclaim my love of all things My Cousin Vinny in a public forum for all of posterity to see.  So here I say, My Cousin Vinny is, in my professional opinion, the greatest movie ever. 

There you have it.


One Response to “homage to my cousin vinny”

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    Gabriel - Gadfly Revolution:

    This was a great movie.

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