“My Favorite Year” quotes(1982)
Title My Favorite Year
Director Richard Benjamin
Director Richard Benjamin
Plot – The movie is set in 1954. Benjy Stone is one of the authors of a popular TV show hosted by King Kaiser, a comedian. Kaiser decides to invite Alan Swann to the show, who once was a matinee idol. Benjy is enthusiastic to work together with his youth’s hero, but Swann arrives drunk at the studios and Kaiser wants to send him away. Benjy offers himself as Swann’s ‘babysitter’, assuring that he will be sober. However, Kaiser has to deal with other problems.
All actors – Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan, Anne De Salvo, Basil Hoffman, Lou Jacobi, Adolph Green, Tony DiBenedetto, George Wynershow all
“My Favorite Year” Quotes 29 quotes
“- K.C. Downing: If there's anything you need, I can take care of it for you.
- Alan Swann: Anything?
- K.C. Downing: Within reason.
- Alan Swann: Well, let's begin with some tea and see where that leads us.”
“In 1954, a Buick was a Buick. It didn't look like a Chevy, which looks like a Pontiac, which you can't tell a part from an Olds. Like today.”
“- Alan Swann: Are you still in the fight game?
- Rookie Carroca: In a way. I married Benjy's mother.”
“- Sy Benson: He's plastered!
- Alan Swann: So are some of the finest erections in Europe.”
“- K.C. Downing: I mean, what do you want from me?
- Benjy Stone: Sex!”
“- Benjy Stone: Mr. Swann, I think I'm going to be unwell.
- Alan Swann: Stone, ladies are unwell. Gentlemen vomit.”
“- K.C. Downing: Benjamin, we're in the middle of an interesting conversation, here.
- Benjy Stone: I bet it's real interesting. What's the subject of this interesting conversation?
- Alan Swann: These eyes. They're Merle Oberon's eyes.
- Benjy Stone: Merle Oberon's! And what's Merle doing for eyes? Using Katharine Hepburn's?”
“- Alice Miller: He landed fine last night. That much we know.
- Benjy Stone: So where is he?
- Sy Benson: Where else? Drinking and humping!”
“- Benjy Stone: Mr. Swann, I was supposed to watch you, remember?
- Alan Swann: Good. Watch this.”
“- Alan Swann: We'll talk over dinner.
- Benjy Stone: Me? You? The Stork Club?
- Alan Swann: Well, after that rather eloquent speech you made earlier this morning, I didn't think you'd mind having dinner with me.
- Benjy Stone: You heard that? But, you were out?
- Alan Swann: There's out and there's out.”
“- Stockbroker #1: I think Alan Swann is beneath us!
- Stockbroker #2: Of course he's beneath us. He's an actor!
- Stockbroker #1: No! I think Alan Swann is beneath us right now!”
- Alan Swann: Comedy is such a mystery to me. I feel the way Edmund Kean did.
- Benjy Stone: The great English actor?
- Alan Swann: On his death bed, Kean was asked how he felt. He answered, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard".
“- K.C. Downing: Do you think there are funny people and not-funny people?
- Benjy Stone: Yes. Definitely. On the funny side there are the Marx Brothers, except Zeppo; the Ritz Brothers, no exceptions; both Laurel and Hardy; and Woody Woodpecker. On the unfunny side there's anybody who has ever played the accordion professionally.”
“Mr. Swann, may I present my mother: Mrs. Belle Mae Steinberg Carroca of Brooklyn, New York and Miami Beach, Florida for two weeks, each and every winter.”
“Jews know two things: suffering and where to find great Chinese food.”
“- Benjy Stone: Bring Alan Swann to Brooklyn?
- Belle Carroca: Well, why not? What are you ashamed of?
- Benjy Stone: Everything!”
“- Lil: This is for ladies only!
- Alan Swann: So is this, ma'am, but every now and then I have to run a little water through it.”
“- Benjy Stone: Why did you marry so many of them?
- Alan Swann: Stone, I didn't marry any of them. They married me.”
“You call what Swann does acting? That's not acting. It's kissing and jumping and drinking and humping!”