Top Narrator Lines

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    loveindubitably

    [1]Aug 4, 2008
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    What are some of your favorite lines from the narrator, whether they're the actual lines or simply the way he says them? I love Ron Howard's narration--it's hilarious.

    Some of mine (I'll probably post more as they come to mind):
    - "Jessie had gone too far...and she had best watch her mouth."
    - My ULTIMATE favorite is the way he chuckles after that scene with Carl and Tobias in Burger King and says "It sure is!" after Tobias says "it's a wonderful restaurant!"

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    kevinrmac

    [2]Aug 4, 2008
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    loveindubitably wrote:

    "Jessie had gone too far...and she had best watch her mouth."

    That was going to be my quote. Definitely my fav!
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    MarkKellerman

    [3]Aug 5, 2008
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    "We were NOT insulting Andy Griffith...I can't say that strongly enough"

    (needing to score some pot)"...And so, Buster went to the toughest, most street wise kid he knew..." (George Michael at the Banana stand.)

    As Buster is about to get some 'coma love' from the nurse, our eloquent Mr. Howard gives us a perfect, "Oh my!"

    Edited on 08/05/2008 9:48am
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    lyghthouse

    [4]Aug 7, 2008
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    I get a kick out of any Happy Days reference.

    Also...

    "GOB had not mailed the letter, but in an act of defiance, dramatically hurled the letter into the sea... This proved a more difficult dramatic gesture than he'd anticipated."

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    Gob: Believe me, we didn't do any sleeping. I had sex last night.

    Narrator: But he really didn't.

    Gob: Yes, I did.

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    Tobias: I was walking down a strange place today, a place I've never set foot in before.

    Narrator: Tobias, walking down a street he'd been down many times

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    Lucille: I'm trying to seduce him.

    Michael: Who's the "I" in that sentence?

    Lucille: Me!

    Michael: You?

    Narrator: Her.

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    And, "Now that's a clearcut situation with a promise of comedy. Tell your friends."

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    PampongMaster

    [5]Aug 7, 2008
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    Just going off of memory.

    GOB: We did do it, and it was gross.

    Narrator: They didn't, but it would have been.

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    PampongMaster

    [6]Aug 21, 2008
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    When he interprets for the Japanese Investors in MRF:

    Mr. Mayamoto said, "I thought the older lady was pretending as a monster, but she was just out of vodka."

    Then it cuts to Lucille and she's got the funniest face on her...

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    kevinrmac

    [7]Aug 21, 2008
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    PampongMaster wrote:

    Mr. Mayamoto said, "I thought the older lady was pretending as a monster, but she was just out of vodka."

    That is good knowledge Pampong! This one and your previous post. There are so many, but I have a hard time pulling them up off the top of my head. The show wouldn't have been the same w/out Ron Howard!

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    kevinrmac

    [8]Aug 21, 2008
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    I have to add.... Good Knowledge props to all of the above, and this was a good topic!
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    PampongMaster

    [9]Aug 23, 2008
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    Narrator: Then, mistaking a group of garishly dressed men for pirates, Tobias boarded a van full of homosexuals

    Narrator: GOB had not mailed the letter, but in an act of defiance, dramatically hurled the letter into the sea. (Shot of GOB repeatedly throwing the letter towards the ocean, only to have the wind knock it down each time) This proved a more difficult dramatic gesture than he'd anticipated.

    Narrator: The warden was intrigued, less about the stunt and more about the prison beatings that this brash magician was sure to receive.

    Jessie: Daddy lost his shot at happy and it's all your fault, Opie.
    Narrator (Ron Howard): Jessie had gone too far and she had best watch her mouth.

    Narrator: Michael was sharing his bed for the first time in years ... unfortunately, it was with his younger brother, Buster.

    Narrator: As Gob was forced to send away someone he loved, George Sr. was forced to visit someone he had once tried to shove out of a moving car.

    Michael: Boy, the lengths you'll go to sleep with a woman. Gob: Believe me, we didn't do any sleeping. I had sex last night. Narrator: But he really didn't. Gob: Yes, I did.

    I'll do some more later. Those quotes are brought to you by: Wiki

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    PampongMaster

    [10]Aug 23, 2008
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    Round 2:

    Tobias: I was walking down a strange place today, a place I've never set foot in before.
    Narrator: Tobias, walking down a street he'd been down many times, saw a book he'd written years earlier as a psychiatrist ["The Man Inside Me"]. The book, initially unsuccessful, had suddenly caught fire .. although strangely, only in the gay community.

    Narrator: Gob charged at Michael with the scissors, but Michael,
    Michael: Put it down.
    Narrator: as he always did, picked rock...
    Gob: Make it collapse. Make me look foolish.
    Michael: Gob, don't do this. Gob, the scissors!
    Narrator:...which beat scissors. Unfortunately, the whole incident was covered by the paper.

    That one is so clever!

    Buster in Lupe's house without his glasses:

    Narrator: And Buster was finding himself right at home.
    Buster: Oh, my God! I used to have a shirt just like that.
    Narrator: It was Buster's old shirt. Lucille had given it to Lupe.
    Buster: And the hand chair! I had one in my room! I wonder where that went.
    Narrator: It went right there.

    Narrator: Indeed, Ice had always bounty hunted to support his first love: party planning.

    That one is just ridiculously hilarious

    Michael: Which one are you wearing right now? Is this the ready-to-burst model? Now, there's zero trust here. Good-bye. It's been fun... not.
    Narrator: Michael had hoped something more dramatic would have come out of his mouth. Or at least more current.

    Buster:My army training tells me this is going to be a hot mission.
    Michael: A hot mission?
    Buster: Yes. I create a diversion, and you grab George Michael and go. We need a name... Maybe: Operation Hot Mother.
    Michael
    : [pause] [looking askance at Buster] L-Lets try and top that.
    Narrator: They never did.

    GOB: Well, I will tell you this, Michael. I don't have a son...
    Narrator: He does.
    GOB: But if I ever do I'm either going to take him to the cabin in the woods or I'm going to promise to take him and then not ake him. But the one thing that I will never do is not tell him that I'm taking him to a cabin in the woods and then not take him
    Narrator: GOB was growing up.

    Awesome...gotta love GOB

    Rita: Instead of building houses, maybe you should be building land. On the ocean. There's no land on the ocean, Michael.
    Michael
    : [pause] You are brilliant.
    Narrator: Yea. She wasn't.

    Lucille: I'm trying to seduce him.
    Michael: Who's the "I" in that sentence?
    Lucille: Me!
    Michael: You?
    Narrator: Her.

    Narrator: Please, tell your friends about this show.

    Narrator: Now that's a clearcut situation with a promise of comedy. Tell your friends.

    Narrator: And some powerful players showed up...
    Surrogate: George, Bill [...] from Foxco Industries...
    Narrator: Sort of.

    I love SOBS


    Tobias
    : Well, I am off to buy the perfect present. Maybe she'd [Maeby] like a suit like this.
    Narrator: That is her suit.
    Tobias: They probably don't make it in a woman's though.
    Narrator: They only make it in a woman's.

    Lucille: [to strippers] Any of you boys know how to shovel coal?
    Narrator: I'm not even going to tell you what they thought that meant.

    Michael: Let's see someone else keep this family together.
    Narrator
    : It was Arrested Development.

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    sienster

    [11]Aug 27, 2008
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    I really liked the one with Buster's hand chair and Tobias' girl suit.

    I really didn't like the self promoting "Tell your friends" lines.
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    PampongMaster

    [12]Sep 2, 2008
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    I wouldn't either except that its so pitiful. If he were actually trying to promote the show, I wouldn't like it.
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    loveindubitably

    [13]Sep 10, 2008
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    Narrator:...which beat scissors. Unfortunately, the whole incident was covered by the paper.

    This is so clever! I never noticed that before!
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    eggsngaming

    [14]Sep 28, 2008
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    Michael: Uncle Oscar can stay in prison one more day, right?

    Narrator: Not according to that day's blog on IMOSCAR.com.

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    MarkKellerman

    [16]Jan 5, 2009
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    Narration was also great when lil' kid Buster threw what he thought was Lupe's favorite toy (a shop vacc) at her car (a public bus).
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    LucyEA12345

    [17]Feb 10, 2009
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    loveindubitably wrote:
    Narrator:...which beat scissors. Unfortunately, the whole incident was covered by the paper.

    This is so clever! I never noticed that before!


    Wow, me neither. I have to go and re-watch that episode now!
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    Ivana_M

    [18]Mar 18, 2009
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    I can't believe this hasnt gotten a mention yet, its the first and funniest quote that comes to mind -

    Development Arrested

    Tobias: Perhaps i should call the hot cops and tell them to come up with something more nautically themed. Hot sailors!, better yet, Hot sea m-

    (Michael interrupts Tobias mid sentence)

    Michael: I like hot sailors.

    Tobias: mmm, me too.

    Narrator: And George Michael was about to come across a hot seaman of his own.

    and

    Narrator: And Maeby pitches her family story idea to a Hollywood icon who says-

    Ron Howard: No, i just don't see it as a tv series. Maybe a movie?

    Edited on 03/18/2009 2:19pm
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    Krevlornemem

    [19]Sep 2, 2009
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    kevinrmac wrote:
    loveindubitably wrote:

    "Jessie had gone too far...and she had best watch her mouth."

    That was going to be my quote. Definitely my fav!
    I agree!
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    KingofIPirates

    [20]Sep 2, 2009
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    MarkKellerman wrote:
    (needing to score some pot)"...And so, Buster went to the toughest, most street wise kid he knew..." (George Michael at the Banana stand.)
    This
    lyghthouseTobias wrote:
    I was walking down a strange place today, a place I've never set foot in before. Narrator: Tobias, walking down a street he'd been down many times
    This
    PampongMaster wrote:
    Narrator: The warden was intrigued, less about the stunt and more about the prison beatings that this brash magician was sure to receive.
    This
    PampongMaster wrote:
    Lucille: [to strippers] Any of you boys know how to shovel coal? Narrator: I'm not even going to tell you what they thought that meant.
    And Definitely This
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