Honoring The Most Quotable Movie of the 90’s: The Birdcage

It’s been 13 years since The Birdcage was released and to this day it is still one of the most quotable movies out there.  It doesn’t matter if I’m with high school friends, camp friends, college friends, or a random crew in Vermont everybody knows the movie.  And the few that don’t know it I force to sit down and watch it within the first three months of discovering the news.  You can confirm this with my old roommate Bernie.  My friends can still quote Nathan Lane, Robin Williams, or Gene Hackman as if they had seen the movie the day before.  The same can be said for myself, although I’ve most likely watched the movie the previous day.  The movie still somehow holds up to a degree and it’s time to honor this great piece of cinema.  If you are reading this and haven’t seen it shame on you.


Funniest Scenes:


We Are Family

Never serve Sweet & Sour Peasant Soup

That idiot Jackson

Funniest Quotes

Armand: It’s like riding a psychotic horse toward a burning stable.


Louise Keeley: Who is this boy, Barbie? When was the last time you saw him?

Barbara Keeley: Please don’t call me Barbie. This afternoon at two o’clock. We’ve been sleeping together for a year.

Senator Kevin Keeley: Oh God, has he been tested?

Louise Keeley: Oh, Kevin!

Barbara Keeley: Yes, and so have I.


Senator Kevin Keeley: Hello, Ben. Ready for what? WHAT?

Louise Keeley: What’s the matter, Kevin?

Senator Kevin Keeley: Jackson’s dead.

Louise Keeley: Oh my God!

Senator Kevin Keeley: He died in bed? Whose bed? A prostitute?

Louise Keeley: No!

Senator Kevin Keeley: A minor? And black?

Louise Keeley: What?

Senator Kevin Keeley: I don’t believe this! I don’t FUCKING believe this!

Senator Kevin Keeley:  My wife and l used to go to Virginia…  every autumn to see the foliage turn.  Virginia has amazing foliage…  although l do think that the foliage in Ohio is underrated.  lt’s just dazzling along l-75.


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