Thursday, October 6, 2022

Heaton: Top 10 Movie Quotes Redone by Southern Mommas


We wondered how momma n ‘em might have changed film history had they worked in Hollywood? Here are the Top 10 movies quotes according to the American Film Institute, along with momma’s version.


10. “You talking to me?” Taxi Driver, 1976

Don’t let your bulldog mouth overload your hummingbird butt.



9. “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” All About Eve, 1950

She’s about as welcome here as a skunk at a lawn party.


SW8. “May the Force be with you.” Star Wars, 1977

You’ve got to be 10% smarter than the equipment you’re operating.



7. “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Sunset Boulevard, 1950

Mr. DeMille, I’m as crazy as a betsy bug.



6. “Go ahead, make my day.” Sudden Impact, 1983

If you’re feeling froggy, jump!



5. “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Casablanca, 1942

Sure as the vine twines ’round the stump, you are my darlin’ sugar lump.



4. “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” The Wizard of Oz, 1939

Toto, we are so far in the sticks we’ve got to pipe in sunshine.



3. “I coulda’ had class. I coulda’ been a contender.” On the Waterfront, 1954.

I’m still kickin’, but not high. Still floppin’, but can’t fly.



2. “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” The Godfather, 1972

He better give his heart to Jesus, because his butt is mine.



1. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Gone With the Wind, 1939.

Go sit in the truck, Scarlett.

coverv2.0Tim Heaton is a contributor and can be reached at His new book, “Momma n’ Em Said: The Treasury of Southern Sayings” is available on Amazon.

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