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BS: Famous exit lines

06 May 03 - 10:31 AM (#946981)
Subject: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Padre

What is/are your favorite exit line(s)?

Mine is:
'Exit, pursued by a bear' - A Winter's Tale - Act 3, Scene 3

Padre


06 May 03 - 10:34 AM (#946984)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Pseudolus

da-duh, da-duh, da-duh, da-dat's all folks!

Frank


06 May 03 - 10:47 AM (#946992)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: mack/misophist

Aroint, thou raunch fed runions.


06 May 03 - 11:05 AM (#947003)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: John MacKenzie

Either that wallpaper or I is going to have to go..... Oscar Wilde?
On the whole I'd rather be in Philadelphia...... W C Fields.
Say good-night Dick. Good-night Dick..... Dan Rowan & Dick Martin.

I'll get me coat.......Giok


06 May 03 - 11:50 AM (#947041)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Beccy

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn... Rhett Butler


I still think its the best cinema exit line of all time.


06 May 03 - 11:54 AM (#947044)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Mary in Kentucky

As we say in the old country, AMF...Adios, my friend. (other words also)

Hasta later. (a mix of Spanish and English)


06 May 03 - 01:32 PM (#947048)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Clinton Hammond

"I have been and always shall be your friend..."

Or my new fave...

"Victory is Mine!", from Stewie on The Family Guy


06 May 03 - 03:52 PM (#947189)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Liz the Squeak

I think I feel much better now....

LTS


06 May 03 - 03:57 PM (#947197)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Schantieman

Bugger Bognor!

S


06 May 03 - 04:11 PM (#947212)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: PageOfCups

"Exit, stage right" [or left, depending] -- Snagglepuss

PoC


06 May 03 - 04:16 PM (#947218)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Peter from Essex

Giok, Dan Rowan stole that line. I'm not 100% sure but I think it was from George Burns - "Say goodnight Gracie".

Personally I'll go for Bugger Bognor! too.


06 May 03 - 04:47 PM (#947247)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Beccy

Peter, you're right! It was George Burns, "Say Goodnight, Gracie"
Gracie: "Good night, Gracie..."


06 May 03 - 05:21 PM (#947264)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: TIA

"Attaboy, Clarence" (It's a Wonderful Life)

"Louie, this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." (Casablanca)

"For a moment there I thought we were in trouble." (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)

"Do you play the balalika?" (Dr. Zhivago)

"What, the flames already?" (Voltaire's last words)


06 May 03 - 05:29 PM (#947269)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Allan C.

"And now, on behalf of our sponsors and staff, I'd like to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your evening. Until this time next week we'll say 'goodbye' for now and may God bless." - Red Skelton


06 May 03 - 05:33 PM (#947273)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Allan C.

"I'm so glad we had this time together
Just to have a laugh and sing a song.
Seems we just get started and before you know it,
Comes the time we have to say 'so long'" - Carol Burnett


06 May 03 - 05:34 PM (#947275)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Bronx Bombarde

I love you all....now piss off!

Ozzie Ozbourne


06 May 03 - 05:48 PM (#947287)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson


06 May 03 - 05:59 PM (#947295)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Jeanie

LADY: To bed, to bed ! There's knocking at the gate. Come, come, come, come, give me your hand. What's done cannot be undone. To bed, to bed, to bed.                                 
                                                          (Exit)
DOCTOR: Will she go now to bed ?

Macbeth Act V Sc. 1 ll. 62-65

Well....it always makes me laugh, anyway !

- jeanie


06 May 03 - 06:30 PM (#947326)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Kiss my ass goodbye!

John Prine "Please Don't Bury Me"


06 May 03 - 06:42 PM (#947334)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: RangerSteve

Sorry, but I've got some Burns and Allen shows on video tape, and Gracie just said "Goodnight". Not "Goodnight Gracie". She wasn't that dumb.


06 May 03 - 08:21 PM (#947403)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: khandu

The "Say 'Goodnight', Dick" was not original to Rowan and Martin, nor to George and Gracie. It was originally spoken by Harry Lee Wigley.

My favorite exit line is from my Grandfather, who on his deathbed, looked at me and said "Aaaaaauuuuuuuggggggghhh"

khandu


06 May 03 - 08:39 PM (#947412)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: curmudgeon

"This is sharp medicine, but it cures all ills."

-- Sir Walter Raleigh


06 May 03 - 08:39 PM (#947413)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Joe_F

If desperate, you can always fart & say "Divide that among you!"


06 May 03 - 08:49 PM (#947421)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Cluin

"Well, I'll just be saying Cheery-bye, then... Cheery-bye!"
    ~ Robbie Coltrane as the Ghost of Christmas in Blackadder's Christmas Carol


"Gazpacho Soup!"
    ~ Rimmer, when he died.


"Oh Damn! I've shat myself!"
    ~ Dave Thomas (not the hamburger guy) in an old Second City Skit as a dying celebrity wishing to leave some witty final words.


"Hey! Y'all watch this!"
    ~ Bobby Sue Jim Bob Perdue atop the wood chipper.


Oh, for fuck's sakes!"
    ~ Amelia Earhart


06 May 03 - 08:51 PM (#947422)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: SINSULL

"You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore..."


06 May 03 - 09:45 PM (#947453)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: khandu

"Am I not on the right train?" Judge Crater


06 May 03 - 10:30 PM (#947469)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Little Hawk

"CURSES!!! Foiled again!" - Snidely Whiplash and innumerable similar villains and scoundrels in top hats and black capes...

"Hasta la vista, Baby!" - Schwarzenneger

"AYYYY-DRIENNNNNNNE!!!!!" - Rocky Balboa (okay, it's not exactly an exit line, but it is memorable for sheer relentless persistence...and it closed the scene.)

"Oh, Cisco!" "Oh, Pancho!"

"Who was that masked man?"

"W-I-I-I-I-I-I-L-L-L-L-L-M-A!!!!"

LOL! I like the concept of this thread...

- LH


06 May 03 - 10:44 PM (#947475)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Mary in Kentucky

See ya tomorrow, God willin' and the creeks don't rise.


07 May 03 - 12:12 AM (#947510)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Little Hawk

"Bang! Bang! Bang! Pow! Krang! Squeeeee! K'bap! Bang! Wham! Bing!" etc...

(end of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)

"Rattatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatat!!!!!" (end of Bonnie and Clyde)

"CRASH!!!!!" (end of Vanishing Point)

Too bad I don't know more HTML, just to add visual effects.

- LH


07 May 03 - 12:24 AM (#947519)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Mark Clark

I always liked Polonius' line from Hamlet: “Oh, I am slain.”

      - Mark


07 May 03 - 12:27 AM (#947523)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Anahootz, sans biscuit

"My work here is done"

Don't know who said it first, but I've been using it alot lately...


07 May 03 - 01:15 AM (#947545)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: mack/misophist

Back to George Burns and Gracie Allen; I can't remember if they said it at ther end of every show, but it was a trademark of theirs. I used to watch faithfully.


07 May 03 - 02:18 AM (#947582)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST

Shhhhhh!      (End credit on Simpsons)


07 May 03 - 02:33 AM (#947587)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: alanabit

"Die my dear doctor? Why that is that is the last thing I shall do."
(Palmerston)


07 May 03 - 02:35 AM (#947590)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: C-flat

Not an exit line exactly, but the bum note played on the saxaphone at the end of the Muppet show always made me laugh!
For real movie exit lines take a look here.


07 May 03 - 02:35 AM (#947591)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: alanabit

"The rest is silence." It is spoken by Hamlet - whom I have always thought of as the most egocentric and mean spirited of all Shakespeare's villains. He sure gave the Dane some good lines though!


07 May 03 - 03:06 AM (#947595)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Allan C.

Annahootz "Our work here is done, Tonto" was a common pre-exit line for The Lone Ranger. I'm not sure if it originated there, though.


07 May 03 - 03:09 AM (#947596)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Allan C.

"He-e-e-e-ey Bill! Wait for me!" - Jingles P. Jones (played by Andy Devine) in the "Wild Bill Hickok" TV series.


07 May 03 - 03:16 AM (#947599)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Seacat

From the two Ronnies;

Ronnie barker, (wearing thick glasses)"My goodness, is that really the time?"

Ronnie Corbett, "My dear chap, thats the barometer you're looking at"

Ronnie Corbett, "Well, it's high pressure i was going then"

Well, it made me laff!


07 May 03 - 03:17 AM (#947601)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,tooligan1

One night after an audience gave me a hard time I gave them my best parting shot, which went like this.

Here's to you and here's to me
The best of friends we'll always be
And should we ever disagree
F**k you here's to me


07 May 03 - 04:07 AM (#947620)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: fat B****rd

There were two Alamo (John Wayne version) characters whose lines consisted of "Do this mean what I think it do ?" and "It do", and those were their last words.


07 May 03 - 04:42 AM (#947641)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: John MacKenzie

"But I'm a man!!"
"Well nobody's perfect"
Jack Lemmon and Joe E Brown at the end of "Some like it Hot" (Great movie)

Giok


07 May 03 - 07:40 AM (#947728)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Schantieman

alanabit - Hamlet a villain?   I thought he was the much-troubled victim & hero. Discuss.

Pirates of Penzance. Act Two. Exit of the police:

"We go we go we go we go we go."


Bye

S


07 May 03 - 07:59 AM (#947740)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: jeffp

"Jefferson still lives!"
- John Adams

(He was wrong. Jefferson had died a couple of hours earlier.)


07 May 03 - 08:03 AM (#947743)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: gnu

"He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day." Said by I can't recall just before jumping out a castle window to the water below after being outmatched in a sword fight.

A bit astray, but, famous last f***in words... Captain of Titanic : "What the f*** was that?", Custer : "Look at all the f***in Indians." I'm sure someone else can remember the other half dozen or more.


07 May 03 - 09:29 AM (#947777)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,pedants revolt

TIA
Wasn't it Claude Rains saying "Round up the usual suspects" or did he speak after?

Was it Palmerston or Disreli that said "I think I will have one of Bellamy's Pork Pies" ?


07 May 03 - 09:41 AM (#947786)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: MMario

Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet again!


07 May 03 - 11:21 AM (#947858)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Trevor

'Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me' Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar in Carry On Cleo I think.

'Now I'm REALLY pissed off...' - a climber acquaintance heard this as somebody shot past him, downwards, with the hold in his hand. (He died).


07 May 03 - 11:46 AM (#947879)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: gnu

"I hate this part of the job." Heard from a roofer sliding off the eave of a house. (He was OK.)


07 May 03 - 11:54 AM (#947887)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Kim C

Y'all go to hell, I'm going to Texas. ------ David Crockett, after not being reelected to the Senate.

And I really, REALLY like the goodbye scene in Shakespeare in Love. Makes me bawl every time.

General Stonewall Jackson is reported to have said, "Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees." Robin and Linda Williams wrote a great song based on it. Makes you wonder what he was seeing.


07 May 03 - 11:55 AM (#947888)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Hillheader

Bill Shankly (late, great Liverpool Manager) was being presented with Manager of the Year award. Billy Bremner spend about 5 minutes telling everyone why Shankly was the worthy winner.

Shanks appeared, took the trophy and said "Thank's Billy. I deserve it" then walked off stage to the applause of his own team and stunned silence everwhere else. Priceless.

Davebhoy


07 May 03 - 12:18 PM (#947903)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: YOR

Put a fork in me I'm done!


07 May 03 - 01:35 PM (#947961)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,alinact

"What the fuck was that?" - The Mayor of Hiroshima.

Allan


07 May 03 - 01:37 PM (#947966)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: John MacKenzie

What the f**k was that?....The mayor of Hiroshima.

Well! he started it.
OK. I'll get me coat, tara chook.
Hame'lldaeme.....Giok


07 May 03 - 02:13 PM (#947983)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Gareth

Twas Pitt the Younger who said he would have one of Bellamys Pies.

but recall :-

"Its perfectly safe"

"Its only a 100 meter swim"

"The safety catch is on"

"Its not poisenous"

Gareth


07 May 03 - 02:28 PM (#947989)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Amos

"Good night, Mrs. Murgatroyd, wherever you are."

"Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shalls ay good night until tomorrow!"

A


07 May 03 - 02:53 PM (#948004)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson

Goodbye Amigos!

See you Soon! Hah HAH!

Pancho & Cisco


07 May 03 - 03:31 PM (#948024)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Renegade

Kim C: I always liked Stonewall's. R E Lee said, "Strike the tent", (or something close) which is a little more of this earth than SJ's.

On the lighter side, I always liked Dale and Roy's exit line:

"Happy Trails to you...until we meet again."

Bill


07 May 03 - 04:19 PM (#948063)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Kim C

Yep. Strike the tents. But Lee was a little more earthy than Stonewall anyhow. :-)


07 May 03 - 05:16 PM (#948105)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Rapparee

For last words, I like the Union general who, during the US Civil War, said, "Why, they [the Confederates] couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...." Might have been Generalf Sedgewick.


07 May 03 - 06:08 PM (#948134)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: SINSULL

Ettu Brute?


07 May 03 - 07:41 PM (#948184)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Amos

"'Tis not so deep as a well -- nor so wide as a church door.
But 'tis enough -- 'twill serve!" (Mercutio, IIRC)

I think I know how he felt, sometimes! :>)

I wish I could remember the story about the renowned mathematician on his deathbed who said he looked forward to learning, in the afte rlife, the answers to two great mysteries -- one of which was the secret of fluid dynamics, and the other being "what do women want?".

A


07 May 03 - 07:57 PM (#948189)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: JedMarum

Thank you very much, ladies and gentelmen. If you enjoyed the music tonight my name is Jed Marum. If you did not enjoy the music tonight, I'm Rick Fielding!"


07 May 03 - 09:24 PM (#948235)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Cluin

Gnu, That line was from the 1965 Blake Edwards movie "The Great Race". It was spoken by the evil Baron Von Shtuppe (played by Ross Martin) as he ducks out of the duel with Leslie (Tony Curtis) when it becomes evident he's losing. He leaps to the open window sill in the high tower which overlooks the moat 50 or 60 feet below and throws his sword at Leslie.

Leslie: (parrying the sword away easily) "Running away Baron?"
Von Shtuppe: "A very wise Englishman once said He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day Farewell, Leslie. I have a boat waiting."

Then the Baron dives out the window and crashes through the middle of the rowboat waiting below, splintering it to kindling.

Still love that movie. A Classic.


Another great exit line:

"Here's a quarter. Go downtown and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you,madam."
    ~ John Candy in Uncle Buck (the only good scene in that movie)


07 May 03 - 09:36 PM (#948241)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Doug_Remley

"Fuck'em if they can't take a joke."


07 May 03 - 10:04 PM (#948264)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: SINSULL

End of Part I:
"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!"
End of Part II:
"Tomorrow is another day..."


07 May 03 - 10:33 PM (#948286)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Alba

Here's to my Love! O true Apothecary! Thy drugs are quick thus with a kiss I die. (Romeo)

Oh sigh A:>)


07 May 03 - 10:46 PM (#948296)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Rapparee

"I don't see how they can make a profit on this stuff at $1.29 a liter."

"Lay on, MacDuff, and cursed be him who first cries, 'Hold! Enough!'"
(Always thought it should have been "Lay off, MacDuff, I've had enuff.")

Not a line, but a sight: a crown in a thorn bush.

"The flames? Already?" -- Voltaire.


08 May 03 - 03:56 AM (#948414)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Roger the Skiffler

"The orchestra would like you to know we love you madly"
(Duke Ellington)
"Thank you, you've been a wonderful audience -not tonight, obviously but I'm sure you have been some time" (RtS)
RtS


08 May 03 - 05:26 AM (#948464)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Mudlark

My favorite exit line was spoken by the exitor, not the exitee...a classic Thurber cartoon of fencers, one saying to the other "Touché!" as his blade swishes right thru his opponent's neck.


08 May 03 - 05:54 AM (#948475)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Mary in Kentucky

He's a quarter, call somebody who cares. (Country music song.)


08 May 03 - 06:56 AM (#948500)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: gnu

Cluin... I KNEW it was The Great Race ! However, about all I can remember for sure these days is not to trust my memory.

"Where's your sprirt of adventure?", I said to my ex, who did not want to cross the brook in my 4X4 pickup. After six hours of me cutting trees, digging and jacking, we walked 8 km, including a shortcut through a swamp, before we met a fishing party. She never really liked the woods after that. And I've never been stuck again.


08 May 03 - 08:45 AM (#948574)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Blues=Life

Doug, I prefer the other version of that line:

"Joke 'em if they can't take a fuck!"
Robin Williams, at the end of one of his first HBO specials.


08 May 03 - 09:47 AM (#948629)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Kim C

Yep, Rapaire, that was Sedgewick just before he was hit by a Confederate sharpshooter. It was an honorable show of bravado, though.


08 May 03 - 11:17 AM (#948682)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Cecil

"Screw you guys, I'm going home!"

-Eric Cartman


08 May 03 - 12:36 PM (#948732)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Bee-dubya-ell

"Head 'em up. Move 'em out." Rawhide


08 May 03 - 01:15 PM (#948752)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Gareth

"I'm a fighter not a quitter "

Ieuan Wyn Jones (leader of the Welsh Nationalist Party) speaking shortley before his resignation @ 1700 BST 09.May.03

Gareth - (Tears running down his trouser legs.)


08 May 03 - 02:42 PM (#948808)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: John MacKenzie

Touch of schadenfreude there Gareth. Remember what BH Calcutta [Failed] said in The Perishers. "It are wicked to mock the afflicted"
Giok


08 May 03 - 03:47 PM (#948845)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Strupag

Time for bed - Zebedee


08 May 03 - 04:26 PM (#948863)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie

Has anyone said, Goodnight, John Boy?


08 May 03 - 04:49 PM (#948877)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: John MacKenzie

Good night Sue Ellen


08 May 03 - 04:59 PM (#948884)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Peter T.

"I'm going out now, I may be gone for some time." (Can't believe this thread got this far without that). yours, Peter T.


08 May 03 - 05:02 PM (#948887)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Cluin

"Lucyyyyyyy... You got some `splainin' to do"

"WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH......"


08 May 03 - 05:09 PM (#948894)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Cluin

Cue theme music.


08 May 03 - 05:14 PM (#948898)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson

"Tally Ho and away we go."

"See ya next week with a bran new show."

Heckel & Jeckel


08 May 03 - 05:58 PM (#948938)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: musicmick

Cluin, it's true that the line in question was from "The Great Race" but it was used as a comic tribute to "The Prisoner of Zenda" where the villain, played by James Mason, says, "I shall live to fight another day.", as he leaps from a castle window to avoid swordplay with Stewart Granger.
Legendary folksinger, George Britton, used to torture his kids with gems like "Hasta Lumbego". That they still speak to him is a wonder.


09 May 03 - 12:58 AM (#949123)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Cluin

Oh, right, musicmic. Thanks. I'd totally blanked on that one. Maybe because I'd just watched "The Great Race" again last weekend.

"Hasty Banana"
    ~ Bugs Bunny


09 May 03 - 04:27 AM (#949194)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Hrothgar

According to Arthur Bryant, Pitt the Younger's last words were "Oh, my country! How I leave my country!"

The Bellamy's pies story came from Disraeli on very dubious evidence.

Mind you, Bryant would always put out the best version for a Tory.


09 May 03 - 05:13 AM (#949204)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Watson

What fucks like a tiger and winks?

(exit winking) - Reginald Bosanquet


09 May 03 - 09:23 AM (#949278)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Claymore

In a Safety class I teach my vocational students, I remind them that, as a cop, I often only heard three types of final words;

Oh God!

Oh, Shit! or ...

Huh?


09 May 03 - 01:02 PM (#949442)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,ari

i like Puck's speech at the end of midsummer night's dream

how about orlando gibbons (not really an exit line, just a poem):

The silver swan, who living had no note
When death approached unlocked her silent throat
Leaning her breast against the reedy shore
Thus sung her first and last, and sung no more
Farewell all joys; O death, come close mine eyes
More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise

Cheerios!


09 May 03 - 01:17 PM (#949457)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Cluin

"Cheerio".... a good Tull song:

Along the coast road, by the headland,
The early lights of winter glow.
I'll pour a cup to you, my darling.
And raise it up, say Cheerio!


09 May 03 - 04:24 PM (#949589)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Mr Red

Which Yankee/Confedrate general was it that on returning from a reckie in front of his own lines was told to be carefull and replied

"Why they couldn't hit the side of a barn at this distan........"


09 May 03 - 10:06 PM (#949673)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Little Robyn

Tatty bye - Doddy (and the Diddy men)


09 May 03 - 10:10 PM (#949675)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Melani

"We'll have a merry time again
With Robin and his Merry Men,
And the folks who'll bring him to you then
Would have a word with you."
(break for commercial)

and the ever-popular--"It's time for us to leave her."


09 May 03 - 11:26 PM (#949704)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: katlaughing

Seeyasoon


10 May 03 - 03:43 AM (#949763)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Gareth

"Tatty bye - Doddy (and the Diddy men)"

Actuall, Robyn, I thought that this proceeded "I'll take payment in used notes!"

Gareth


10 May 03 - 09:27 AM (#949873)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Mr Red

Leanardo da Vinci - I'll get my coat (of paint)....


10 May 03 - 10:03 AM (#949883)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Peter T.

THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS (P.T. Barnum). yours, Peter T.


10 May 03 - 10:35 AM (#949911)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Firecat

Prince George "Er, no, actually Baldrick, I'm not dead! You see I had a cigarillo box too, look!" Hunts in his pockets "Oh, damn, I nust have left it on the dresser!" (End of Blackadder The Third, Dual And Duality)

Blackadder "Seems perfectly alright to me! And now at last I shall be King of Eng....." (End of The Black Adder, The Black Seal)

Blackadder "Madam, life without you was like a broken pencil"
Queenie "Explain?"
Blackadder "Pointless" (End of Blackadder II, Chains)


So??? I'm a Blackadder fan!!


10 May 03 - 08:12 PM (#950216)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Joe_F

Oh, all the money that e'er I spent,
I spent it in good company,
And all the harm that e'er I did,
Alas! it was to none but me,
And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now I can't recall,
So fill to me the parting glass.
Good night, and joy be with you all.


10 May 03 - 09:27 PM (#950250)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: gnu

Joe.... that's cheatin !!!


10 May 03 - 10:03 PM (#950269)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Stewie

'At least I died like Christ - between two rogues'. Supposedly by the dying Voltaire with a priest and lawyer at the bedside.

--Stewie.


11 May 03 - 12:10 AM (#950341)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: diesel

Thanks Peter T - I did so want to include that one - one off he most poignant exits ever

"I am just going outside and may be some time" : Captain L. E. G. Oates of the 6th Inniskilling (Eniskillen??) Dragoons

rgds

Diesel

http://www.south-pole.com/p0000090.htm


11 May 03 - 02:21 PM (#950531)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Firecat

"I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you." Malvolio in Twelfth Night


11 May 03 - 05:07 PM (#950620)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Rapparee

"Ah, hell, it can't be THAT deep!"

"'Course I can do it -- this ol' pickup's got four wheel drive!"

"Gimme another beer and I'll show you."

"'Cause you're a wussy, that's why!"


11 May 03 - 05:46 PM (#950656)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: katlaughing

What! will not the knaves be ruled? Damian, my lance. Advance banner. Lay on your spears in the rest. Crevecoeur to the rescue!

Count of Crevecoeur in Quentin Durward


11 May 03 - 09:08 PM (#950726)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: pict

The dying words of a Scottish Gael after receiving a mortal wound to the face.

"You've ruined a better face than your own!"


11 May 03 - 09:28 PM (#950731)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Midchuck

The story is that Ethan Allen, in his last illness, was being "comforted" by a clergyman who said to him, "General Allen, the angels are waiting for you."

His last words were supposed to have been "Well, God damn 'em, let 'em wait!"

Peter.


12 May 03 - 12:59 AM (#950802)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Kaleea

& then there's:

   Batman at the end of most of his TV shows, pondering the severity of the villain's evil influence on the voluptuous girl of the week, who was soon to be residing at the "Bruce Wayne Home for Wayward Girls":
             "Poor, deluded child!"

& Batman's announcer:
    "Same Bat time, same Bat channel!

    we can never forget all the hairspray that went into Jack Lord's teased & coifed hairdo when we tuned in each week because we were told--
               "Be there! Aloha!"

My Grandad's last words before his passing in the hospital:
   "Nursing Home?! I'll go to the boneyard before I go into one of those Godforsaken places!!" And he did, too.


12 May 03 - 09:35 AM (#950954)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Firecat

"And I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for those pesky kids!!!" Every single baddie in Scooby Doo!!!


12 May 03 - 10:32 AM (#951000)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Mr Red

Er - the Royal Infirmiry in the centre of Worcester (UK) has strips painted on the floor so you can get to the ward of your choice (the visitors that is). So I offer you, folks, the one that ends at the door the red line.

Oh disaster, it is the entrance and you wanted exit lines!!


12 May 03 - 11:26 AM (#951042)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: The O'Meara

1. From the movie The Cherokee kid - Otter Bob is dying, makes a speech he knows will be remembered as his immortal dying words, and dies.
The C.K. is paniced and yells "BOB!" Bob looks up and says "WHUT?"
C.K "Don't die!"
O.B. "You idiot. Now everybody will remember my dying words as 'WHUT!'" and dies for good.

2. Dying words from the deep south: "Y'all watch this..."

O'Meara


12 May 03 - 07:00 PM (#951335)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: thehiker

In the words of the only sane person present on the first day of the Battle of the Somme
"F%£K this for a game of soldiers I'm off"


12 May 03 - 08:23 PM (#951387)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Cluin

We are the boys of chorus
We hope you like the show
We know you're rootin' for us
But now we have to go....


Now I know you know where that one comes from.


12 May 03 - 11:05 PM (#951482)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST

From Honkey Tonk Man:

"I have conceived!"

"Hold the bus!"

"But didn't you mean all those nice things you said to me last night?"

"HOLD THE BUS!"


13 May 03 - 02:14 PM (#951898)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Larry Kaufman

1. Elvis has left the building
2. George S. Custer "What Indians?"
3. From Groucho Marx
    Hello, I must be going, I'm glad I came
    But still the same I must be going
    I came to say I cannot stay I must be going
    I'll stay a week or two, I'll stay the summer through
    But I am telling you, I must be going


14 May 03 - 08:45 AM (#952418)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: IanC

I think the Voltaire quote (repeated a few times above) is inaccurate ... according to most sources, he was asked by the priest to renounce the devil (part of the process of shriving him) and replied "This is no time to make new enemies."

:-)


14 May 03 - 08:58 AM (#952428)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: IanC

Here's one that's well attested and is close to my favourite.

Latimer & Ridley (burnt alive at Oxford in the year 1555):

Then they brought a lighted fagot, and laid the same down at Ridley's feet; upon which Latimer said calling out from the fire, "Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
(from Foxe's Book of Martyrs)


14 May 03 - 08:09 PM (#952812)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: 8_Pints

Spike Milligan's epitaph ......'I told I wasn't well!'

Manager to redundant employee ....'I don't know how we're going to manage without you, but we are going to try!'


15 May 03 - 08:21 AM (#953023)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST

"Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast" Arnold Rimmer, of Red Dwarf


15 May 03 - 09:25 PM (#953479)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Cluin

"When you're ready to talk aboutmore money and thome therioth thcripth with romanth, you know how to reach me..."
   ~ Herve Villechaize


16 May 03 - 02:54 AM (#953595)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Troll

Amos, Durante's famous exit line was, "Goodnight Mrs. Callabash, wherever you are."; not Mrs. Murgatroyd.

Bob and Ray: "this is Bob saying,'Write if you get work', and Ray,'Hang by your thumbs'."

troll


16 May 03 - 04:14 AM (#953617)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Johnny in OKC

"Confusion, catastrophe and mayhem --
my work here is finished!"


16 May 03 - 05:27 AM (#953638)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: gnu

Cluin... you should have put a "tea cup down" warning on that one.

wetgnu


16 May 03 - 06:16 AM (#953645)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Micca

Window Cleaner on window ledge on Skyscraper wearing safety harness addressing broken harness on next window " AAAAARRRGGGGH? What do you mean AAAAARRRGGGGH?"


16 May 03 - 09:50 AM (#953730)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Shields Folk

Put that bow and arrow down, you'll have somebodys eye out!

Harold of Wessex (1066)


16 May 03 - 06:38 PM (#954076)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: The Walrus

"Oh! I must be turning into a god"
The Emporor Vespasian

Not last words but two epitaphs:

On David Lloyd-George

"Lloyd-George, no doubt,
When life ebbs out,
Will ride in a firey chariot.
He'll be driven 'in State',
On a red-hot plate
With Satan and Judas Iscariot"

On Oscar Wilde: (I've heard this attributed to Whistler)

"When Oscar went to meet his God,
'twas earth to earth and sod to sod.
It was for sinners such as this
Hell was created bottomless."


Regards

Walrus.


17 May 03 - 02:29 PM (#954473)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: dick greenhaus

Well, there are a few favorites of mine.

When WC Fields lay on his deathbed he (allegedly) heard a newsboy hawking papers out on the bitter old, snow-covers streets. "I think I'll leave all my money to the poo newsboys," he said, feebly. A moment later, he said "On second thought, fuck the newsboys."

and,

When someone famous (memory faileth) was about to be hanged he said :I pray you will assist me to the top of the ladder. As for the descent, I shall fend for myself."

and (as I'm told by a friend at the NTSB), the universal last words recorded by pilots who are about to crash are "Oh shit..."


17 May 03 - 07:28 PM (#954605)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Amos

"What is it, my beloved, that carries you away???"

"Why it is my horse, love, it is my horse!"

(from some obscure Shakespearean scene misplaced in memory and misquoted, no doubt....)


17 May 03 - 08:50 PM (#954630)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: The Walrus

Dick,

"...When someone famous (memory faileth) was about to be hanged he said :I pray you will assist me to the top of the ladder. As for the descent, I shall fend for myself."..."

That sounds like Sir Walter Raleigh, he was beheaded by order of James I (or I of England & VI of Scotland to be pedantic).

Walrus


17 May 03 - 08:55 PM (#954632)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST

And now for the Prologue - Frankie Howerd in Up Pompeii

I need this parade like I need another hole in the head - John F Kennedy


18 May 03 - 10:39 AM (#954813)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Johnny in OKC

Can't leave this thread without mention
of the greatest exit line of all:

"Hi-yo, Silver, away!"

For Brits, this was the tag line of
the Lone Ranger. Silver was his mighty
horse.

JOHNNY in OKC


21 May 03 - 02:59 PM (#957123)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Cluin

"Well, that's the news and I am outta here!"
    ~ Dennis Miller


04 May 09 - 03:13 PM (#2624085)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Lonesome EJ

When reading Keats' Ode to a Nightingale in college, I was struck by the poem's power, but particularly by the closing lines.
The poet hears the call of the nightingale in a solitary woods, and the sound seems to draw his soul out of his body in an exquisite way that suggests a beauty in final release, in the act of dying amid such perfection. And the hint that dying might be only an awakening into a different reality.
These are the last lines..

"Adieu! adieu! thy plaintive anthem fades   
Past the near meadows, over the still stream,   
    Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep   
          In the next valley-glades:   
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?   
    Fled is that music:—do I wake or sleep? "


04 May 09 - 04:45 PM (#2624145)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Skivee

Mary
"Abe, stop fidgetting!"

                        Abe
"You said this play was going to be funny. It's lasted three hours and only started 40 minutes ago...I wish someone would just shoot me."

   (cue commotion at rear of presidential compartment)


                Mr. Lincoln Exits


04 May 09 - 05:18 PM (#2624167)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Gertrude Stein's last words:

"What is the answer? (long pause) In that case, what is the question?"


04 May 09 - 08:20 PM (#2624282)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: curmudgeon

I have been led to believe that Raleigh's last sentence was, "This is sharp medicine, but it cures all ills."


04 May 09 - 09:28 PM (#2624308)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Joe_F

Just a moment, Father; we'll leave together.
-- Mme le Pompadour, to the priest preparing for her last rites


04 May 09 - 11:29 PM (#2624383)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Little Hawk

Mr Red, I think that was Reynolds, early on the first day of Gettysburg. He was shot dead at very long range by a Confederate sniper, and the Union lost one of their best generals.


05 May 09 - 12:36 AM (#2624411)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Allen in Oz

" Such is Life"

Ned Kelly and (I think) George 111

Ad 1943

ps, Gertrude Stein's quote was to Alice B Toklas


AD


05 May 09 - 04:50 AM (#2624458)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Jack Campin

Probably an urban legend, but Nikola Tesla is said to have been shaking his fist at the sky while watching a thunderstorm, shouting "I'VE MADE BETTER LIGHTNING THAN THAT!!!" Whereupon he fell down dead with a heart attack.


05 May 09 - 05:57 PM (#2624951)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Ythanside

'That wallpaper will be the death of me.'

Napoleon Bonaparte


05 May 09 - 07:13 PM (#2625003)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Lonesome EJ

"and AwwwwWWWayyy we go!"
.....Jackie Gleason, with appropriate body language and background dance music.

A little traveling music


05 May 09 - 08:42 PM (#2625078)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Ed T

Exit, stage left: frequent exit line in Snagglepuss cartoons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW4pvbjZAeM&feature=related


06 May 09 - 02:57 AM (#2625217)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Ythanside

'Lizzie, put that axe down this minute!'

Mr Borden


06 May 09 - 10:15 AM (#2625419)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Donuel

rosebud


06 May 09 - 04:59 PM (#2625772)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Ed T

"It seems like a good day to have a last day",
Exit quote from Pierre Trudeau, on stepping down as Canada's Prime Minister, at a news scrum Feb. 29, 1984.


06 May 09 - 05:40 PM (#2625795)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Gurney

A famous English physician, whose name escapes me, took his own pulse:
"Stopped!"


"And it's goodnight from me....."
"And it's goodnight from him!"

The Two Ronnies.


06 May 09 - 06:18 PM (#2625817)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Little Hawk

"And THAT is my LAST post on this thread!" (uttered by numerous offended people on this forum as they stalk off...most of them then lurk around for awhile watching the continuing progress of the thread in question) ;-)


06 May 09 - 06:29 PM (#2625821)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Ed T

It's time gentlemen please, it's time you're no longer here
It's time gentlemen please, it's time to drink up your beer!

Closing song, the Pig n Whistle TV show.


06 May 09 - 07:17 PM (#2625856)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Ed T

George Bernard Shaw's epitaph reads:
"I knew that if I lived long enough, something like this would happen."


06 May 09 - 09:02 PM (#2625911)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Ron Davies

I'm pretty sure I got this from Mudcat--don't know specifically who:

You may not know that vehicles sold in the US have "black boxes", similar to those in planes. The National Highway Safety Admininistration has been checking the black boxes in vehicles after accidents fatal to all the occupants. They've uncovered a fascinating pattern. In most states the last words spoken in the vehicle are usually: "Oh, f---".    But in Texas, Alabama, and West Virginia the last words are:   "Here, hold my beer and watch this."


06 May 09 - 10:22 PM (#2625951)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Lonesome EJ

"And THAT is my LAST post on this thread!" (uttered by numerous offended people on this forum as they stalk off...most of them then lurk around for awhile watching the continuing progress of the thread in question) ;-)

I love it, LH! Even better, the "Farewell Mudcat" Threads where some whiner decides to announce his departure from the Forum because

a)"This no longer a forum about folk music, and I must gather my dignity and leave..aloha"
b)"I have been insulted for the last time...goodbye"
c) "My comments have been edited, removed, and I can no longer submit to the heavy hand of the Moderators...farewell"

Really, my least favorite kind of thread I must say, and I can imagine the "leaver" savoring all the calls to desist and forgive. Reminds me of the King who decided to hold his state funeral before his death, in order that he could hear all of the praise and adoration which would otherwise have been wasted.

Some of them even start another thread announcing their return so that the tender souls who begged them not to go in the first place can welcome them back with open arms.


07 May 09 - 12:41 PM (#2626367)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: frogprince

"This is funny" - Doc Holliday


07 May 09 - 04:33 PM (#2626566)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Slag

I've seen this one more than once:

"It's the blue wire. It's always the blue wire..."

Shwit, Shwit, Shwit (Zorro's parting comment).

"A little traveling music, please..." Jackie Gleason

"I never felt better..." spoken by a many. Which reminds me...

I read in a book of famous last words of a noble lady ( a duchess or some such ) who lay dying, to her doctor "Anyone who can fart like that can't be too bad off."

In response to the shrew's question, "Where are you going?" "To the store to get some (name your product)!"


07 May 09 - 04:37 PM (#2626571)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: robomatic

Little Hawk:

Reynolds was a good man, too good to be branded with such a quote:

General John Sedgwick, Union Commander in the U.S. Civil War, who was hit by sniper fire a few minutes after saying:

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."


07 May 09 - 05:42 PM (#2626621)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: meself

There was a news story last year about an execution in North Caolina, or some such place. The condemned man was hoping for a reprieve from the Governor. About five minutes before the execution, he was informed that his request for a reprieve had been denied. His reply: "Well - you can tell Governor Smith he's lost my vote!"

(I'm not sure the governor's name was Smith, though ... )


07 May 09 - 07:58 PM (#2626733)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Ed T

"It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man."
Scott Elledge, on his retirement as a Professor at Cornell

"My work is done. Why wait" George Eastman


07 May 09 - 09:05 PM (#2626777)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Donuel

I was just trying to have octuplets

Manny Ramirez


07 May 09 - 11:45 PM (#2626844)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Ed T

After sex exit:

I'm done, are you?

Is this your bra?


08 May 09 - 05:54 PM (#2627340)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Stringsinger

Buddy Rich (in this somewhat apocryphal story) was reputedly asked by the doctors
if there was anything that could be eliminated to make his final moments more comfortable. The be bop jazz drummer didn't miss a beat. "Yeah," he said, "Country music."

Frank


08 May 09 - 08:11 PM (#2627423)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Little Hawk

Reynolds was a very good man, robomatic. My regrets if I misquoted him. I think he was too busy at the time to make quips about elephants anyway. ;-) That first day at Gettysburg was a darned hazardous business if you were positioned where Reynolds and Buford were.


08 May 09 - 09:41 PM (#2627459)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Art Thieme

I've always felt that he guy that threw the switch to execute John Wayne Gacy really missed the boat when he did not say:


"Say goodnight, Gacy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I AM REALLY PROUD OF COMING UP WITH THAT ONE!!!

Art


08 May 09 - 10:15 PM (#2627472)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Midchuck

After sex exit:

...

Is this your bra?


How did you mean that to be stressed?

"Is this your bra?" or "Is this your bra?"

It makes a difference, although either could be dangerous.

Peter


08 May 09 - 11:45 PM (#2627506)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity

Yes Darling, I'll come to bed. Go ahead and I'll be up...and if I'm not up within an hour, you can go ahead and start without me.--Black Adder


09 May 09 - 02:46 AM (#2627549)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Peace

I don't know whether anyone has yet posted the gem attributed to WC Fields (probably myth, but who knows with WC).

The story goes that as he was about to die--within minutes--he turned to Barrymore and said, "Lionel, I look back on the times I was rued to little kids and I'm sorry. The times I told stray dogs to get lost and when they didn't leav I kicked them. The times I was miserable to orphans and other people. Lionel, I'm sorry." Story goes that Fields then closed his eyes and seemed to expire. As Barryn\more was leaving the room, he heard a noise behind him. He turned, and Fields had raised himself to his elbows. He said, "Lione, on second thought, fuck 'em." THEN he died.


09 May 09 - 04:16 AM (#2627564)
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
From: Georgiansilver

Can't really think of any so "I'm outta here"