Why? Why Do I Not Own "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

This movie has some of the funniest lines of any movie I’ve ever seen. I’d put it as my third-favorite comedy (after Some Like It Hot and His Girl Friday).

Pete: Who elected you leader o’ this outfit?
Everett: Well, Pete, I figured it should be the one with a capacity for abstract thought, but if that ain’t the consensus view, then hell, let’s put it to a vote!
Pete: Suits me. I’m votin’ fer yours truly!
Everett: I’m votin’ fer yours truly, too!
Delmar: Well, I’m with you fellers.

Pete: You stole from my kin!
Everett: Who was fixin’ to betray us.
Pete: You didn’t know that at the time!
Everett: So I borrowed it until I did know!
Pete (momentarily perplexed): That don’t make no sense!
Everett: Pete, it’s a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.

Everett: Well, it didn’t look like a one-horse town, but try findin’ a decent hair jelly!

Wash Hogwallup: Sorry, Pete, I know we’re kin, but they got this dee-pression on, and I got ta do fer me an’ mine!
Pete: I’ll kill you… Judas… Iscariot… Hogwallup!

Everett: Well, ain’t this place just a geographical oddity! Two weeks from everywhere!

Wash’s Boy (after firing a warning shot over the Wanderers’ heads): You men from the bank?
Delmar: No, son.
Wash’s Boy: My daddy tole me I’m to shoot whoever’s from the bank.
Delmar: We ain’t from the bank, young feller.
Wash’s Boy: I’m also s’posed to shoot anyone servin’ papers. You servin’ papers?
Delmar: We ain’t servin’ papers, neither.
Wash’s Boy: I nicked the census man!
Delmar: There’s a good boy.

Pete: They never did turn me into no toad.
Delmar: Sorry, Pete, that was our mistake.

Everett: Say, Cousin Wash, I guess it’d be the acme of foolishness to inquire if you had a hairnet.
Wash: There’s some in yon’ bureau. Mrs. Hogwallup’s, before she done R-U-N-N-O-F-T.

That’s just a taste. It’s absurd that I don’t own this great movie! Something must be done.

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6 thoughts on “Why? Why Do I Not Own "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

  1. I do own this movie…and you are right it is funny! you've sparked my interest again…I'll have to do an early viewing in the morning.

    best part about the movie i like is that its inspired by “The Odyssey”
    I thought they pulled it off pretty well.

    Penny Wharvey McGill: Vernon here's got a job. Vernon's got prospects. He's bona fide. What are you?

    Washington Hogwallop: Mrs. Hogwallop up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.

    Homer Stokes: Is you is, or is you ain't, my constituency?

  2. Jonny, I do like him a lot in this movie… and in the Ocean's ones… and in Intolerable Cruelty. He's very witty. I probably like him more than Hugh Laurie, because I used to love George on ER years ago, and I'm nothing if not loyal!

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