Wednesday, July 16, 2008



This movie delighted me when I saw it for the first time at the theater in 1978. Every time I've seen it since, I've still loved it. It remains as shameless, outrageous, vulgar, hip and almost unbearably funny as ever.

What follows are some of my favorite quotes from the film. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you're a fan and one of your favorites isn't included, I apologize -- but gimme a break, there were only 13 slots! And if you're not familiar with Animal House, I suggest you memorize these quotations because as Emil Faber, esteemed founder of Faber College, once said, "KNOWLEDGE IS GOOD."

1) “Eric Stratton, Pledge Chairman. Damn glad to meet you.” Otter

2) “The time has come for someone put his foot down. And that foot is ME!” Dean Vernon Wormer

3) “Thank you, sir, may I have another?” Chip

4) “Listen! I’m not joking! This is my JOB!” Professor Jennings

5) “Toga! Toga!” Bluto

6) Boone: “You’re going to hump her brains out, aren’t you?”
Otter: “I anticipate a deeply religious experience.”

7) “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” Dean Wormer

8) “Over? Did you say, ‘over?’ Nothing is over until we say it’s over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!” Bluto

9) “We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part. And we’re just the guys to do it!” Otter

10) Flounder: “I can’t believe I threw up in front of Dean Wormer.”
Boone: “Face it, Kent. You threw up on Dean Wormer.”

11) “You fucked up, you trusted us!” Otter

12) “I’m a zit! Get it?” Bluto

13) “Christ, 7 years of college down the drain!” Bluto

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  3. They just don't make quality artistic films of intense literary value like this one these days.

    I love this movie!

    The Pink Flamingo

  4. As this is one of my favorite comedies, I laughed my ass off reading your list. My two favorites are "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son” and “You fucked up, you trusted us!” If anybody gives you grief for leaving out a quote, shame on them. With a film as quote heavy as "Animal House", there is no way you can include them all.

    If anyone thinks that the line "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" is a misprint on your part, they need to drop what they are doing and go rent "Animal House" immediately.

  5. This is definitely a classic. One to be watched for generations to come. Even my kids love it. Happy T13!

  6. Anonymous7:35 PM

    I loved that movie too - I'm a bit embarrassed that I do, but I do. I think I was just at that age when it came out - high school? jr high? I don't remember

  7. Now that was a great movie. I havent watched it in years!! Happy TT my friend:)

  8. This film is a must see classic. I am constantly amused by the people that quote it, but don't know they are.

    Happy TT!

  9. Anonymous9:39 PM

    I love that movie! It makes me laugh every time I see it! Thanks for a good giggle!


    Great TT! This movie was on the other day, and my husband and I just had to sit and watch it.

  11. Anonymous9:49 PM

    GREAT list.

    I love animal house.

    Happy TT!

  12. #11 is the best. I think that a lot when I deal with teenagers - even at church!

  13. Anonymous10:47 PM

    It's a great movie, but there's no way I'd have come up with 13 quotes.

  14. One of my favorite movies!

  15. Food fight!!!! I love your list! It's such a great movie.

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  16. It's been many years since I've seen this movie, but a lot of those quotes had me laughing out loud again. I think #2 is my favorite. Or #7. Or maybe #9.

    The Wit and Wisdom of Animal House.


  17. Two others that always make me laugh are:

    "Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!"


    "Eat me!"

    Oh, and don't forget "Seven years of college down the drain..."

  18. one of my college boyfriends thought this the best movie ever made too

  19. Animal House was just on last weekend. We were watching it with the kids and laughing. It's still as funny as the first time I watched it. Love this movie. Happy TT.

  20. GREAT LIST! How did you choose?! I was there when they knocked down the Delta House in Eugene. Twas a sad day. Great TT, thanks for the laughs =)

  21. These were great quotes! I love the lists that make me laugh out loud. :)

  22. "Thank you, sir, may I have another?" is a line I use all the time, especially when I've put myself in a position to be verbally harangued (like every phone conversation with my mother ;)