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“You’re Killin’ Me Smalls!”

Do you know what movie the line “You’re killin’ me Smalls” is from? That’s just one of the quotes found in this episode of Midweek Movie Quotes. I’ll give you five popular quotes from movies and you’ll guess which movie each line is from. After the answers, I’ll give you some fun facts.  On this episode, it’s all about ad-libbed lines, disappearing fish and inside jokes on the movie set.  All of this in five minutes! Challenge your friends and see who can guess first. After listening, please leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thanks!

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Here is the transcript. Spoiler alert! Don’t look below unless you’ve already listened to the episode because you’ll find the answers below.

Trivia Rewind – Midweek Movie Quotes – You’re Killin’ Me Smalls

Debi Jenkins  0:04  
Hello there Trivia Rewind listeners. This is Debi Jenkins your host. It’s time for another bonus episode of Midweek Movie Quotes. Here’s how it works. I’ll read you five quotes from movies. Then I’ll go back and give you the answers and a few quick facts about each of those movies. Are you ready to play? 

Debi Jenkins  0:27  
Here’s quote one. “That’ll do pig that’ll do.”

Debi Jenkins  0:32  
 Quote two. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

Debi Jenkins  0:38  
Quote three. “You’re killin’ me, Smalls.” 

Debi Jenkins  0:42  
Quote four. “Just keep swimming.”

Debi Jenkins  0:47  
Quote five. “Hasta la vista, baby.” 

Debi Jenkins  0:52  
All right, those were our five quotes. Let’s go back and see how you did. 

Debi Jenkins  0:58  
The first quote was, “that’ll do pig, that’ll do.” That is from the movie Babe. Farmer Hoggett says this line to Babe the pig in the 1990 film Babe. Farmer Hoggett is played by actor James Cromwell. James Cromwell received an Oscar nomination for his role as farmer Hoggett. Because of the movie, he even became a vegetarian. In an article from the Vegetarian Times, he’s quoted as saying, “I decided that to be able to talk about this [movie] with conviction, I needed to become a vegetarian.” This film was nominated for seven Academy Awards. 

Debi Jenkins  1:42  
Quote, two. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” That line came from Steven Spielberg’s hit Jaws. In the movie, Sheriff Brody says this line to the character Quint. Roy Scheider played the role of Sheriff Brody. According to Scheider’s obituary, he ad-libbed the line. Supposedly, the line was kind of an inside joke among the cast and crew. A large barge was used to house all of the equipment for the movie and only a small boat was used to support it. People would tell their producers, “you’re gonna need a bigger boat” and whenever any problems would arise on set, that line would be used as a joke. So when Roy Scheider ad-libbed that line for the movie, imagine the laughs that must have produced among the rest of the cast and crew.

Debi Jenkins  2:34  
Quote three. “You’re killin’ me Smalls.” Well, that line came from the 1993 coming of age sports comedy The Sandlot. Actor Patrick Renna plays the character Ham Porter in the movie, and he says this line to the character Scotty Smalls. This line was actually not in the script. It was improvised by Patrick Renna. In a Hollywood Reporter article, the director said that when the line is translated in Japanese, it’s equivalent to “Hurry up. My clothes are going out of style.” I guess you could say that line was lost in translation. Patrick Renna has his own YouTube variety show called You’re Killing me with Patrick Renna. He often features his co-stars from the movie.

Debi Jenkins  3:27  
Quote four. “Just keep swimming.” This quote comes from Dory on the animated hit Finding Nemo. Dory uses this line with Marlin, Nemo’s father. The director of Finding Nemo, Andrew Stanton, well he also wrote the story. He even provided the voice for one of the characters in the movie. He was the voice of the turtle named Crush. After the movie, I’m sure you can guess what type of fish children became obsessed with? Yep, Clownfish. So much so that there was a 75% drop in the population of Clownfish in natural habitats, such as the ocean around the country Vanuatu.

Debi Jenkins  4:15  
Quote five. “Hasta la vista baby.” This line comes from the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This phrase was made popular by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character known as the Terminator. It’s a Spanish phrase that means “until the next sighting.” Or in more general terms, “see you later.” When the movie was released, it was the highest grossing rated R movie of all time. It was also the most expensive movie ever made at the time of its release. 

Debi Jenkins  4:52  
And with that, we close out this Midweek Movie Quotes bonus episode of Trivia Rewind. I hope you had fun and learned something new. Please subscribe and leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen and visit us online at, where you’ll find links to our Instagram and Twitter pages. Thanks for listening and I’ll be back next time with more Trivia Rewind.

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