“Waiting for Guffman” quotes(1996)
Plot – The town of Blaine in Missouri is about to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its foundation. A group of citizens thinks that it would be nice to celebrate it with a solemn event, but the City Council replies that there is no money. The idea is to put on a show that tells the city's history, from its origins to nowadays. A theater director, who has worked in New York and then came back in town, volunteers to organize the show. The acting company is mixed, with people of different ages and social classes: a woman, some grown-up couples and some employees in other sectors. When they meet all together for rehearsals, they show different habits, difficulties and contrasts in relating to each other, but the group goes on, even because a manager from New York is coming for them. After many difficulties the show begins and a man gets confused with the manager because he sits in the reserved chair. At the end of the play, he is invited into the dressing room and he congratulates to everybody, but he claims to be just a common spectator. The disappointment and the discouragement make the group split and some members go to Hollywood, others to Miami, New York and Alabama.
All actors – Deborah Theaker, Michael Hitchcock, Scott Williamson, Larry Miller, Don Lake, Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, David Cross, Eugene Levy, James McQueenshow all
“Waiting for Guffman” Quotes 15 quotes
“We consider ourselves bi-costal if you consider the Mississippi River one of the coasts.”
“Some people find it ironical that although we run a travel agency, we've never been outside of Blaine.”
“People don't like to have fire poked, poked in their noses.”
What the city council did was really... give me a challenge, and it's a challenge that I am going to... accept. It's like in the olden days, in the... days of France, when men would slap each other with their gloves... say, y'know... "D'Artagnan!"... y'know, "how dare you talk to me like that, you!" and... smack 'em!
“He can act and he can sing and he can dance. There's only one other person in the world who can do all that, and that's Barbra Streisand.”
“People say, You must have been the class clown. And I say, No, I wasn't. But I sat next to the class clown, and I studied him.”
“We don't associate with the creative types. We have a Scrabble club. We associate with people with babies.”