November 30, 2010

"It's my theory that this chap Meade is the arch-criminal and he's behind the whole thing."

"Meade" is in 210 phrases in 30 movies (with a lot of repetitions in "Gone With the Wind"), but "Althouse" is in none. I'm especially enjoying the Meades in the 1942 movie "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror."
Meade has led us to the Voice of Terror.
Go ahead, use the movie/TV search tool to find your own name.

23 comments:

Sixty Grit said...
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Bob Ellison said...

"You don't get it, do you" has been found in 442 phrases from 414 movies and series.

Meade said...

"get a room"

has been found in 547 phrases from 503 movies and series

Comrade X said...

It's not exactly comprehensive. I searched "Waco" and it missed First Monday in October and The Over The Hill Gang Rides Again.

Bob Ellison said...

Correction: I didn't use quotes. Subzin works like Google: without quotes, the hits can be pretty inexact. Still...

"you don't get it, do you" has been found in 107 phrases from 101 movies and series

"you just don't get it, do you has been found in 43 phrases from 41 movies and series

I'm a little surprised. It's an awfully corny expression, so why did only two thirds of the script writers go only part way, leaving out the "just"? It's so much crappier with the "just".

edutcher said...

Does that mean Ann is Watson to Meade's Holmes or just Mrs Hudson?

/ducks

Of course, if she's like this Hudson, she always steals the show.

(Do you think that will placate her?)

Meade said...

"get a room"

has been found in 547 phrases from 503 movies and series


Not to mention all those street corners where a certain courting couple could be found.

kristinintexas said...

My full name was found in 0 phrases in 0 movies, even without quotation marks, which kind of surprises me because my last name is a verb.

My first name, however, was found in 83 phrases from 20 movies, the first of which is "Kristin came back to destroy the tower." Bwahaha.

ndspinelli said...

"Years ago my mother would say to me.."In this world Elwood"--She always called me Elwood--"In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.".."Well, for years I was smart, I recommend pleasant."

Elwood P Dowd HARVEY

Maguro said...

You dirty rat...

46 phrases from 43 movies.

But none from Jimmy Cagney.

Triangle Man said...

"Get in the car"

2,262 phrases from 1,511 movies and series

Paddy O said...

"It smells like oden."

Triangle Man said...

"ass clown"

6 phrases from 6 movies and series
(Earliest Columbo 1977)

E.M. Davis said...

You dirty rat...

46 phrases from 43 movies.

But none from Jimmy Cagney.


Play it again, Sam!

Harry said...

I've heard that "Let's get out of here!" is the most common line in movies. This seems to be verified at the site: "Let's get out of here" has been found in 2255 phrases from 1800 movies and series."

Lem said...

"follow that cab" has been found in 20 phrases from 17 movies and series..

There has to be more than that..

"put your hands up" has been found in 435 phrases from 344 movies and series

Lem said...

"l knew it! l knew it! How about that LEM, huh?"

"Lem" has been found in 293 phrases from 54 movies and series

Lem is a diminutive.. not a sissy ;)

Trooper York said...

"Boston Sucks" is heard in every movie ever made about baseball.

TRO said...

"you look like shit"

228 phrases
238 movies/series

Trooper York said...

"Rush mentioned me on the air today" was heard on one blog. Hee.

Saint Croix said...

When Chuck wants to be cool, he's Carmichael.

DaveW said...

"David quote has been found in 10476 phrases from 1651 movies and series"

I wonder how far down you could cut it by eliminating any religious movies.

John Lynch said...

Watch out for Grendel.

Beth said...

It missed my surname's recent run on Mad Men.