Friday, July 27, 2012

Words to Live By

I recently was doing some organizing in my living room when I ran across something pretty weird! For years, I had a little notepad tucked into a nook near the TV set where I could write things down that were on TV. This isn't that weird, really. The part that's totally weird is that I never really wrote anything - except three quotes that made me laugh. I decided that I would share them with you today.

1. "Dude, come on, French it up!" 
                   - Joey Tribbianni, Friends
Here's a clip from YouTube for your viewing pleasure. showing a series of clips when Joey attempts to speak French. I think it's funny even among people who don't speak French. Enjoy!

2. "People look to tall people in emergencies. We're like the lighthouses of society." 
               - Mike Heck, The Middle
One episode of The Middle, entitled Hecks on a Plane, features their daughter, Sue, winning a trip to Washington D.C. When things start to go wrong, Mike makes this comment. It always makes me laugh to think about it! Here's a tiny clip from a different part of the same episode.

3. "I'm this close to moving to France except for can't speak the language and I hate the people."
                - Bronx Beat, SNL
I adore the Bronx Beat sketches on SNL, and this particular one had me rolling on the floor. This appeared quite a while ago and reminds me of an all-to-common phenomenon in our culture. While there was a huge movement rejecting France and the French, that didn't change the desire of so many people (especially women) to go to Paris, which is still described by many as the romantic city on earth. Of course one of the ladies on Bronx Beat hates France but wants to move there anyways! I couldn't find a clip of the sketch, I did find this little promo to give you a sense of what the Bronx Beat ladies (Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph) are like in character:

Are these actually good words to live by? Probably not. What do these quotes really tell us? I love some great comedy!


  1. Oh, my gosh, I had totally forgotten about this Friends episode. It brought back hysterical memories of the 6 minutes I spent in college French class before transferring to Spanish! Thanks for the laughs.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! And who could forget those college French classes. Thanks for reading!