Whose [Obscure 1980’s] Line is it Anyway?

This week's Trivia: Whose [Obscure 1980’s] Line is it Anyway?

This week's quiz is brought to you be the ever-lovable Lunchbox.
You [may] know them.  You [might] love them.  Now, if you can just remember [by] whom, [for] what, where, or why, they were uttered, you will be well on your way to acing this quiz that compiles nondescript quotes from some of my favorite 80's flicks.
Earn 50 J!NX EXP if you correctly answer at least 4 questions on the quiz!
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"You remind me of the babe. (What babe?) The babe with the power. (What power?)"


The 1986 smash hit, Howard the Duck, marked the first theatrical release ever starring a Marvel Comics character. The film focuses on Howard, an alien from a planet inhabited by anthropomorphic ducks, who is mysteriously transported to Earth and develops a strange relationship with struggling singer, Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson). Early in this cinematic masterpiece, when Beverly asks Howard if he has some place to go, our hero quacks: "Hey, if I had somewhere to go I certainly wouldn’t be ________."


In the 1989 sequel to everyone's favorite space-time continuum-hopping comedic adventure, Marty McFly finds himself in the futuristic retro diner, Cafe '80s. He is excited to see that the eatery has a stand-up version of WILD GUNMAN (which, btw, never actually had a dedicated arcade cabinet. It was a NES game, and was included in many of Nintendo's Play Choice 10 machines. The sound effects heard in the movie are from the game, but the graphics were entirely fictitious. Ironically, the actual game had far better animation). When some future kids question how they play the game, Marty jumps at the opportunity to impress them with what a "crack shot" he is. What is their combined reaction at his attempt to show off?


"Conan! What is best in life?"


In what is perhaps the greatest love story of all time, The Princess Bride (1987), our protagonist, the Man in Black, is forced to match wits with the evil Prince Humperdinck's lisping henchman, Vizzini. After utilizing his dizzying logic, Vizzini believes that our hero has fallen prey to the second most classic blunder in history. What was the M.I.B/D.P.R (Dread Pirate Roberts)/Westley's supposed mistake?


1984's Ghostbusters was a treasure trove of knowledge concerning the paranormal and also included many helpful tips about life. Which of the following gems is a quote that was shared by Winston Zeddemore with Dr. Ray Stantz?


Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns." Which tyrannical Principal/Movie combo below gave us this phrase?


What is the key to faking out your parents (according to Ferris Bueller... Bueller... Beuller...)?


The Monster Squad is a 1987 comrror (Comedy/Horror - okay, that is kind of a stretch) about a group of pre-teens who idolize monsters and classic horror films. When they come into possession of the diary of legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, and learn that they must find an amulet of concentrated good in order to banish Count Dracula and his group of monsters into oblivion, they are forced to use their knowledge of the creatures in order to defeat them. Which interesting fact does the squad learn about the Wolfman while they are doing battle?


I wanted Weird Science (1985) to be true so badly when I was a kid. My brother and I were convinced that, if we could combine finding out where in the world Carmen Sandiego was with cutting out pictures from the JCPenney catalog lingerie section and taping them to my dad's monitor while wearing bras on our heads, that we would create our very own Lisa. I now realize our mistake was the same one that Garry and Wyatt made when trying to create a second perfect woman. What was that mistake?