Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Emotional Quotient of a Door Knob

Interesting excerpt from the movie Annie Hall. Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) has just quarreled with his love interest, Annie, and is walking down the street, looking for some answers, when he comes across a man, a ‘happy’ couple, and the Wicked Queen in quick succession. Here's a bit of the wisdom. Needless to say, it's overtly dramatized.

Alvy Singer: I have to ask you a question. Don't go any further. With your wife in bed, does she need any kind of artificial stimulation like, like, marijuana?
Man: We use a large vibrating egg.

{walks off}

AS: A large vibrating egg. Well, I ask a psychopath, I get than kind of an answer. Jesus!

{along came the happy couple}

AS: You look like a very happy couple. Well, are you?
Lady: Yeah!
Gentleman: Yeah!

AS: So, so, how do you account for it?
Lady: Uh. Uh, I am very shallow and empty and I have no ideas and nothing interesting to say.
Gentleman: And I am exactly the same way.

AS: Aha! I see. Wow. That's very interesting. So you have managed to work out something, huh? Wooww. Thanks very much for talking to me.

To Himself: You know, even as a kid, I always went for the wrong women. I think that's my problem. When my mother took me to see Snow White, everyone fell in love with Snow White. I immediately fell for the wicked queen.

{In an animated sequence}

Wicked Queen: We never have any fun anymore.
AS: How can you say that?

WQ: Why not? You are always leaning on me to improve myself.
AS: You're just upset. You must be getting a period.

WQ: I don't get a period. I am a cartoon character. Can't I be upset every once in a while?

Me: Err. Aha! I did not know it was that simple. Hmm.


  1. I guess Annie Hall is replacing Beautiful Mind from your list.. If not it has certainly prodding it!

    Third reference as far as I remember-
    Like the other two, it was stimulating! Not that I need marijuana now or for that matter maybe never :|

  2. hmmm... the post u picked this title from was much better than yours.. :|

    about marijuana.. i hope i never need it that way.. but hey it sure is stimulating ;P

    and well.. yeah, u can be upset once in a while, but only ONCE in a while.. :)

  3. Alien - I was never comparing the two anyway. But thanks for putting me where I belong.

    The ONCE in capitals was meant to be sarcasm on me kya?

    Pinks - A Beautiful Mind has not been beaten. Not yet.

  4. Yes I remember (BIG achievement) this scene and liking it. Nice.

  5. Nope..
    it was more like a funda for life :)