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Young Frankenstein – Quotations in black and white

Comedic gold is the result of the efforts of Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder for 'Young Frankenstein'. If you've seen the movie, I'm certain you've uttered one of its quotes a time or two. If not, here's your chance!

Everybody — everybody — quotes something or someone from a film or television show.

The Blues Brothers, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and This Is Spinal Tap are just a few of my favorite quotable films.

Young Frankenstein, however, holds a special place in my heart. Every “Voof!” I’ve ever uttered can be directly attributed to Inga and Elizabeth. I’ve “Blücher’d” a waitress or many in my day. And come on … honestly: Who among us hasn’t quipped to someone off the cuff “Would you care for a roll in the hay?”

Below you’ll find many of the memorable quotations in the film. Read them all, memorize a few and then go out thee and offer’em up somehow during the course of your day where appropriate. It’s your duty, after all. *heheheh*

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“For the experiment to be a success, all of the body parts must be enlarged.” — Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
“In other vords: his veins, his feet, his hands, his organs vould all have to be increased in size.” — Inga
“Exactly.” — Frankenstein
“He vould have an enormous schvanzstucker.” — Inga
“That goes without saying.” — Frankenstein
“Voof.” — Inga
“He’s going to be very popular.” — Igor

“Would ze doctor care for a … brandy before retiring?” — Frau Blücher to Dr. Frankenstein
“No. Thank you.” — Frankenstein
“Some varm milk … perhaps?” — Frau Blücher suggestively
“No … thank you very much. No thanks.” — Frankenstein
“Ovaltine?” — Frau Blücher
“NOTHING! Thank you! I’m a little … tired!” — Frankenstein
“Then I vill say … goodnight, Herr Doctor.” — Frau Blücher
“Goodnight, Frau Blücher.” — Frankenstein  [horses whinny]

“Vee had better confeerm de fect dat Yunk Frankenshtein iss indeed VALLOWING EEN EES GANDFADDA’S VOOTSHTAPS.” — Inspector Kemp
“What?” — Villagers
“Following in his grandfather’s footsteps … footsteps … footsteps!” — Inspector Kemp
“Ohhh. Footsteps.” — Villagers

“Love is the only thing that can save this poor creature and I am going to convince him that he is loved even at the cost of my own life. No matter what you hear in there, no matter how cruelly I beg you, no matter how terribly I may scream, do not open this door or you will undo everything I have worked for. Do you understand? Do not open this door.” — Dr. Frankenstein
“Yes, Doctor.” — Inga
‘Nice working with ya.” — Igor
[Frankenstein enters the room with The Monster. The Monster wakes up]
“Let me out. Let me out of here. Get me the hell out of here. What’s the matter with you people? I was joking! Don’t you know a joke when you hear one? HA-HA-HA-HA. Jesus Christ, get me out of here! Open this goddamn door or I’ll kick your rotten heads in! Mommy!” — Frankenstein

“Put … the candle … back!” — Dr. Frankenstein to Inga from behind the bookcase

“Put … ze candle … back!” — Inga to Frankenstein from behind the wall

“That music …” — Dr. Frankenstein
“Yes. It’s in your blood. It’s in the blood of ALL Frankensteins. It reaches the soul when words are useless. Your grandfather used to play it to the creature HE vas making.” — Frau Blücher
“Then it was you all the time!” — Frankenstein
“Yes.” — Frau Blücher
“You played that music in the middle of the night …” — Frankenstein
“Yes.” — Frau Blücher
“… to get us to the laboratory.” — Frankenstein
“Yes.” — Frau Blücher
“That was YOUR cigar smoldering in the ashtray.” — Frankenstein
“Yes.” — Frau Blücher
“And it was you … who left my grandfather’s book out for me to find.” — Frankenstein
“Yes!” — Frau Blücher
“So that I would…” — Frankenstein
“Yes!” — Frau Blücher
“Then you and Victor were …” — Frankenstein
“YES! YES! Say it! He vas my … BOYFRIEND!” — Frau Blücher

“Well, dear, are you ready?” — Dr. Frankenstein to Inga
“Yes, Doctor.” — Inga
“Elevate me.” — Frankenstein
“Now? Right here?” — Inga
“Yes, yes, raise the platform.” — Frankenstein
“Oh. Ze platform. Oh, zat … yah, yah … yes.” — Inga

“A riot is an ungly thing … undt, I tink, that it is chust about time ve had vun.” — Inspector Kemp

[following Igor’s botched attempt to interpret Dr. Frankenstein’s charade clues while being attacked by the monster]
“SEDA-GIVE?” — Dr. Frankenstein

“I am Frau Blücher.” — Frau Blücher  [horses whinny]

“Igor, help me with the bags.” — Dr. Frankenstein
“Soitenly. You take the blonde, I’ll take the one in the turban.” — Igor imitating Groucho Marx
“I was talking about the luggage. ” — Frankenstein

‘You know, I’ll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him … the things he’d say to me.” — Igor ruminates
“What did he say?” — Frankenstein
“‘What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don’t you get out of there and give someone else a chance?'” — Igor

Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

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2 Responses to “Young Frankenstein – Quotations in black and white”

October 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM

“‘What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don’t you get out of there and give someone else a chance?’” — Igor

Gaaaaahhhhhh! I always knew I was a Frankenstein!

October 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Someone by the name of Abby Normal

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