These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty

Did you know I'm one of those people who always relates random tidbits of daily drudgery to popular TV show quotes? Like all. the. ding. dang. time.

It's annoying.

Therefore, I am annoying.

I do it with songs too.

The quotes and the songs get stuck in my head and have to fight it out with any original thoughts that may or may not be forming. Since most of all life's situations can be traced back to an episode of either Seinfeld or Friends, they are my usual go-to source. My A-team of TV quotes (though I never really watched that show), if you will. Even if I can't quote something exactly, I'll usually describe the situation and compare it to whatever is happening. As for movie quotes, most of those pop in my head from Coal Miner's Daughter, Gone With the Wind, Grease, Broadcast News, Steel Magnolias, Terms of Endearment, Dirty Dancing, most Jack Nicholson movies, a few annoying Tom Cruise movies too and most of the Charlie Brown specials. And I'm probably forgetting several. As payback, Scott quotes Monty Python regularly.

We make quite the pair.

It's kind of embarrassing sometimes how quickly these quotes (or references) from movies and television zip to the forefront of my brain instead of something really important from, you know, like the Bible. Don't get me wrong, verses (or at least snippets) do pop into my mind fairly often, but they're not always the first thing.

We've had a crazy amount of rain over the last week, almost every day there have been buckets falling from the sky. Because of this we've been rather cooped up and at least one of us (she might be the 48" tall one) is going stir crazy. Instead of thinking about God's blessing of rain or pondering scriptures or Bible stories about rain, I've been saying to myself 647 times (at least), "This rain is making me CRAZY!" in lots of different mental voices.

Which of course makes me think of the episode of Seinfeld where George was trying to re-park cars along the block and Kramer got a job as an extra in a Woody Allen movie and his line was "These pretzels are making me thirsty," and they all practiced saying it different ways. (Hi, I'm Holly and I'm a fan of run-on sentences. Nice to meet you.)

Like Seinfeld, this post is pretty much about nothing (and that my friends, is the beauty of it) except my awareness that my brain is obviously filled with nonsense instead of important stuff.

I'm so (not) proud.

Click on the quote to see "These pretzels are making me thirsty" more in context. If you're a Seinfeld-ite (but not necessarily an anti-dentite) it's worth a click.

(YouTube wouldn't let me embed this clip in my blog. Sorry.)

Is your brain full of meaningless movie/TV show references like mine? Which ones are your go-to favorites?


  1. I love this post! I am not good at remembering lines, but my brother who passed away a little over a year ago, had an uncanny abiity for quoting movie and tv show lines at the most hilarious times. I love it!

  2. I share this disease and almost all of your quotable sources (except for the first two). I sometimes feel like Randy and I communicate best by our shared love of hilarious quotes, and have found that they bring humor to tense moments and happiness to regular ones.

    Seinfeld was on the other night and I could quote it line for line before they said their lines (it was the "I'm out there Jerry and I'm loving every minute of it" episode).

  3. I just quoted the pretzel line the other day. Then had to explain it to the kids. Sort of loses something in the explanation. Maybe I will show them this snippet from the show. :)

  4. we used to watch seinfeld reruns every night. I would often find myself saying in real life that this was a "seinfeld moment"


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