Romance According to Extra Part Doo

and the ridiculousness continues…


“Gone with the Wind” (1939)

 “No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”

—Rhett (Clark Gable) to Scarlett (Vivien Leigh)

the only thing criminal about this one, is that it didn’t make top 5.  just wait ’til you see what tops the list (in this case #25), then this becomes a felony for being so far down the list.


“Slumdog Millionaire” (2008)

 “I thought we would meet only in death.”

—Latika (Freida Pinto) to Jamal (Dev Pate

romantic yes.  but also depressing.  and better than the last one?  not a chance.


“Bull Durham” (1988)

“Well, I believe in the soul, the c**k, the p*ssy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”

—Crash (Kevin Costner) to Annie (Susan Sarandon)

any man who believes those last 11 words save this from being one of the least romantic lines of all time is beyond my help.


“The Princess Bride” (1987)

 “As you wish.”

—Westley (Cary Elwes) to Buttercup (Robin Wright)

now we’re getting somewhere…


“Annie Hall” (1977)

“Love is too weak a word for what I feel — I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don’t you think I do?”

—Alvy (Woody Allen) to Annie (Diane Keaton)

woody allen is the only person who could deliver this line properly.  that said, short of maybe Pauly Shore, he’s the least romantic man on the planet.


“When Harry Met Sally” (1989)

“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

—Harry (Billy Crystal) to Sally (Meg Ryan)

i don’t mind this one being in the top 10.  it might make my list, too.  what i do mind is it beating Gone With the Wind and Princess Bride.


“Sleepless in Seattle” (1993)

“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home. .. only to no home I’d ever known … I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like … magic.”

—Sam (Tom Hanks)

this would also make my list.


“Pride & Prejudice” (2005)

 “…If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love … I love … I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.”

—Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen) to Elizabeth (Keira Knightley)

and this one can stay.


“Casablanca” (1942)

“Here’s looking at you, kid.”

—Rick (Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman)

of course this would make my list.  and i would fully support Extra if i didn’t know 2 of the 3 that beat it out…


“Love Story” (1970)

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

—Jennifer (Ali MacGraw) to Oliver (Ryan O’Neal)

i hate this quote more than earwigs.  and i really hate earwigs.


“Jerry Maguire” (1996)

“You had me at hello.”

—Dorothy (Renée Zellweger) to Jerry (Tom Cruise)

this would be on my list, too.  but wait for it…


“Brokeback Mountain” (2005)

“I wish I knew how to quit you!”

—Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) to Ennis (Heath Ledger)

really?  number 1?  or 25.  whatever.  really?  any credibility Extra might have accumulated with this last half of the list, blown like Diehard.

your top 5.  let’s hear ’em.

disagree with me?  let’s hear that too.


20 comments on “Romance According to Extra Part Doo

  1. Julie says:

    The list was fairly reasonable. There were a few that I would have said no way to, but for most of them, they were movies that I enjoyed. I just wouldn’t have put them in that order. At all. And then I scroll down and freaking Brokeback Mountain is #1?! Inconceivable. 🙂

    For the record, my top 5 are (in no particular order ’cause it’s too stinkin’ hard to pick):
    1. Gone With The Wind
    2. The Princess Bride
    3. Return To Me
    4. Pride and Prejudice (the BBC version)
    5. The Prince & Me (Not because it’s a great movie or it’s got superb acting or some fantastic story line, but because I can watch it over and over again and I can’t think of a real #5 right now)

  2. Jenn says:

    1. Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version) – I love the book, but I have to say I really also appreciate the cinematography of the newer version, there is something romantic about the landscape – add Mr Darcy and you have perfection.

    2. Jane Eyre – I can read the book over and over and over again – so it’s a little odd, but it’s also really beautiful.

    3. Pretty in Pink – John Hughes knew how to write a romantic comedy without relying on J Lo or someone else body part to sell the script.

    4. Dirty Dancing – I think it’s the Mennonite in me that finds the dancing a combo of taboo and romantic when in reality its really none of it – I’m also a sucker for a man growing up and seeing his potential story.

    5. Ten Things I Hate About You – so yes I said Shakespeare is not the place for love – but when you add Heath Ledger and twist the story around a little, it works. Weird but it works.

  3. heather joy says:

    Brokeback Mountain? seriously?? Who wrote this list? and what were they smoking?

    My top five would be…
    1. Gone with the Wind
    2. Pride and Prejudice (BBC version)
    3. A Walk to Remember (yes, I admit it…)
    4. The Shop Around the Corner (with James Stewart)
    5. Leap Year (well, I like it anyways…)

  4. Bekah Hope says:

    #19: How many romantic comedies have those scenes where the guy (or girl) lists all the things he loves about her? Too many. But they get me every time. I never get tired of them. And I hate Hollywood for making me think a guy will ACTUALLY do this for me.

    My top five:

    1. Anne of Green Gables (Avonlea): [To Gilbert] I don’t want diamond sunbursts or marble halls. I just want you.

    2. New P & P (this is not anywhere in the book. But I LOVE it.):
    Darcy: What endearments am I allowed?
    Lizzy: Let me think. “Lizzy” for every day, “My Pearl” for Sundays, and “Goddess Divine” but only on very special occasions.
    Darcy: And what shall I call you when I am cross? “Mrs. Darcy”?
    Lizzy: No. No. You may only call me “Mrs. Darcy” when you are completely, perfectly and incandescently happy.
    Darcy: Well how are you this evening Mrs. Darcy… Mrs. Darcy… Mrs. Darcy.. Mrs. Darcy.

    3. The Philadelphia Story: “Dext I’ll promise to be yar now. I promise to be yar.”

    4. Ever After: And while Cinderella and her prince did live happily ever after, the point gentlemen, is that they lived.

    5. Peter Pan (2003): That was no thimble. That was a hidden kiss. (I love this because it’s childish and magical.)

  5. G Fresh says:

    In no particular order and not including “As you wish.” which is my all time fave, but has already been mentioned:

    “What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” George Bailey to Mary Hatch—It’s a Wonderful Life

    “I’d say that she gets under your skin as soon as you meet her. She drives you so nuts you don’t know whether to hug her or, or just really arm wrestle her. She would go all the way to Europe just to get a stamp in her passport. I don’t know if that amounts to insanity, or just being really, really… likable.” Jack to his brother Peter about Lucy—While You Were Sleeping

    “[singing] I wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad / Carry you around when your arthritis is bad / All I wanna do is grow old with you. / I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches / build you a fire if the furnace breaks / Oh it could be so nice, growin old with you. / I’ll miss you, kiss you, give you my coat when you are cold. / Need you, feed you, I’ll even let you hold the remote control. / So let me do the dishes in the kitchen sink / Put you to bed when you’ve had too much to drink. / Oh I could be the man to grow old with you. / I wanna grow old with you.” Robbie to Julia—The Wedding Singer

    “I know.” Han Solo to Princess Leia after she tells him that she loves him and as they’re just about to freeze him in carbonite.—The Empire Strikes Back

    “Gimme some sugar, baby.” Ash to Sheila—Army of Darkness 🙂

  6. man…Brokeback Mountain, seriously? The movie that inspired us to mash up scenes from other movies to make them look gay too? (search youtube for BrokeBack to the Future, Top Gun: Brokeback Squadron, &c).

    They could’ve at least picked a #1 line that didn’t come in between tobacco spits.

  7. Maria says:

    Oh my goodness! I can’t believe #25. Gone With the Wind is definitely in my top 5 and I agree with adding Anne and Gilbert to the list!

  8. Here’s my top 5:

    Princess Bride.

  9. I almost wonder if they wrote the list for the sole purpose of listing Brokeback as #1; it’s such a strange choice. Homosexuality aside, what’s romantic about a line that says I’d leave you if I knew how?

    I join you in hating the Love Story line more than earwigs. Selfishness means never having to say you’re sorry. Love often *exactly* means saying you’re sorry. I think the Bull Durham line is the antithesis of love; it’s all about his list of things he wants to get pleasure from; thus all about him.

    19, 20, 21, and 22, sure. All good lines.

    Thumbs up for Bekah for the Anne of Green Gables quote. Also, a cheer for G Fresh. I was wondering when someone would use a Wonderful Life line.Nice choice.

  10. Matt Appling says:

    A much better choice from Gone with the Wind would’ve been “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Much more realistic. 🙂

  11. Lynne says:

    I really love romantic comedies from the 90’s. So I want to add French Kiss (improbable storyline, but Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline are wonderful), Sabrina (I like the remake because of Harrison Ford), and Only You (again improbable, but Robert Downey Jr. is so charming).

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