Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Put Downs

I was going to say something about a rather frustrating application I've come across on Facebook, but that can wait for another day - especially since I don't think the ten minutes I have before I have to get ready for squash and football is enough time to do my vexation justice.

Instead I give you this quite awesome link to a BBC News article on the top 25 put downs in television history. I'll wait a few minutes while you go and read it...

...good, right? My two favourites from the list are "Look, we all have something to bring to this discussion. But I think from now on the thing you should bring is silence" from Red Dwarf and "You can think I'm wrong but that's no reason to stop thinking" from House. Part of me is quite surprised that there weren't more comebacks and put downs from Gregory House in the list, who is perhaps the most brilliantly rude character in recent television history.

Oh, and I love the Statler and Waldorf banter in the list! My favourite Jim Henson creations all live on Sesame Street (Cookie Monster, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie... The list goes on) but my favourite Muppets are Statler and Waldorf.

Is there a put down that this list is forgetting? Any real zingers that you've used in the past?

More soon.


Bilbo said...

I have a long list of great put-downs...but, of course, I can't remember most of them now that I need them. I'm partial to this one from the movie "Aliens" - Ripley: "I'm sorry...did IQ's just drop sharply while I was away?"

Amanda said...

House is my favorite. I look forward to Monday nights here just to hear him throw out all those put-downs. Bet I wouldn't think they were as funny if I was one of his patients!