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Sarah Braesch lives in the D.C. metro area with her husband, boy/girl twins and two very loud cats. Sarah blogs at Sarah and the Goon Squad, Draft Day Suit and various other places. Her confessional blog, Sarah and the Goon Squad, documents the everyday life of raising a family in a way that is both empathetic and hysterical.

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80s Movie Lines I Use On My Kids

By Goon Squad Sarah |

My kids never get my jokes. I think a big part of the problem is that they haven’t watched enough comedies from the 1980s. One of the greatest moments of my life was when I made a quiche for dinner and my little boy asked me to spell quiche. I actually got to say “Well you don’t spell it son, you eat it,” in context!

My kids say, “I want my two dollars. Cash,” but they don’t know why it is so funny. Please keep in mind that these are the same children that when they were little if they started freaking out in public I would say “Come on Yolanda, what’s Fonzie like?” and they would have to say “He’s cool,” as their cue to settle down.

Other lines from movies I use on the children?
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80s Movie Lines I Use On My Kids

"You're really bringing me over."

Remember how the dad in Better Off Dead was reading the book abut how to talk to teenagers and he kept screwing up the prepositions? When my son was three, he went through a phase where he would mix up pronouns. He would call his sister "he" and his dad "she." Being the mature adult I am, I would reply "Right off!" and "Lane, you're really bringing me over."
We also say "It's got raisins in it. You like raisins." a lot when trying to get the kids to try new foods ... even though we hardly ever cook anything with actual raisins in it.

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10 thoughts on “80s Movie Lines I Use On My Kids

  1. Korinthia Klein says:

    I think my favorite Better Off Dead line was, “It has raisins in it.” Love that movie.

  2. Roby Brown says:

    I try “Airplane” lines on my boys all the time. No response.

    Then again, my wife doesn’t get any of them either.

    I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.

  3. Suzanne M says:

    Classics! There are so many good lines from Better Off Dead (Fraaanch Dressing, Fraanch Fries ) and Sixteen Candles. We also quote Animal House, even though that is late 70′s, I never saw it until the 80′s. (Over? Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)

  4. Kate says:

    You forgot “Can you say Christmas Monique? CHRISTMAS!” That is another popular line I still say. Or most quotes from the movie “A Christmas Story”.

  5. sumlady says:

    I love this! Better off dead favorite quote
    “Gee, I’m real sorry your mom blew up Ricky”
    I can’t wait till I can show this to my kids and they can understand!

  6. Natalie Larson says:

    Raising Arizona…there are so many
    Son, you got a panty on your head.
    You gotta do that HI!

    Demolition Man
    Enhance your calm Linina Huxley

  7. the donger needs food.

  8. Kate says:

    Grease was late 70′s, but I use: “Men are rats..there are fleas on rats..There are amebas on fleas on rats..Their too low for even the dogs to bite. The only man a girl can count on is her Daddy..”

  9. Kate says:

    “ya wanna see something reeeaal scary?” music plays ..’Midnight Special’…

  10. Carrie says:

    “…and to drink: Peru!” :D

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