Classic Films: Quote Off Extravaganza – Noodle Special!

In Blade Runner Harrison Fiat spends most of his thyme eating noodles. Awwww yeah!
In Blade Runner Harrison Fiat spends most of his thyme eating noodles. Awwww yeah!

You may have noticed we’ve been banging on about noodles a lot this week. This isn’t stopping any time soon! Today we’re taking a break from eating noodles, though, to imagine a world of movies filled with more noodles. Yes, every great film could have been made better by having more noodles. This is a known fact.

Tellingly, near the start of the legendary Blade Runner, Harrison Fiat’s character Deckard can be seen chomping down on noodles. Good on him, we say! Thusly, we’ve had a look through the annals of cinema history to consider how things would have gone had there been more noodles involved. The results are truly mortifying!

You’re gonna need a bigger boat. So you can fit more instant noodles on board.

You're gonna need a bigger boat...

Being out at sea is hungry work and Chief Brody wants more noodles to fend off the 25ft killer shark. Wouldn’t we all do the same thing in such a situation?!

Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed due to my overwhelming instant noodle addiction.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Shut up, Andie McBowells! We’ve had it with you and your bloody wooden, nae – wobbly (noodles wobble), acting!

You had me at hello, would you like some instant noodles?

You had me at hello.

If anyone’s offering free noodles they’ve got us as “hello”, “go away”, or “I’m going to rob you!”.

I’ll be back. With noodles.

I'll be back.

Big Arnie’s said “I’ll be back” so many thymes now it’s about thyme he noodled it up a notch. The thought of a murderous, rampaging robot isn’t quite as scary if you imagine Big Arnie wandering around eating nootles and getting sauce on his chin.

I see instant noodles.

I see dead people.

The Sixth Sense would have been a different type of film had it all been about noodles instead of death.

I’ll have what she’s having. Noodles!

I'll have what she's having.

When Harry Met Sally they sat down and ate a crap load of noodles. It’s true. Meg Ryan even runs a noodle franchise called Meg Ryanoodles (NB: this is a lie).

Get busy livin’, or get busy eatin’ instant noodles.

The Shawshank Redemption

You said it, Andy Dufresne!

You have bewitched me with instant noodles. Body, soul, and noodles.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride, Prejudice, and Noodles is a love story about instant noodles which are forbidden.

To me, you are perfect. Although instant noodles are more perfect.

Love Actually

Rick from The Walking Dead highlights his love for zombies… and noodles.

All instant noodles are equal, but some instant noodles are more equal than others.

George Orwell

George Orwell’s fascination with instant noodles was noted. His polemical writing was deeply infused with noodles, and Animal Farm was an allegory about the noodle making industry.

Some instant noodles are worth boiling kettles for.


Damn straight, Disney’s smash hit feature animated film Frozen, damn straight!

It would be a privilege to have my instant noodles boiled by you.

The Fault In Our Stars

Emotional sobbing fest The Fault in Our Stars didn’t mention noodles very often, but when it did it hit the poignant, melancholic mark.

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. Unless you have noodles. Then I do.

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.Sometimes it’s worthwhile to stop for a moment and consider whether instant noodles are involved. Clark Kent from Gone With The Wind new this.

If it bleeds we can kindly feed it instant noodles until it recovers.


Ultra violent, great fun sci-fi alien romp Predator was missing one thing… noodles!

And finally…

Instant noodles right ahead!


Did the Titanic really hit an iceberg and sink to the bottom of the ocean? Or did it strike a shipment of instant noodles which had fallen off some trade boat? We’re willing to bet the latter!

Dispense with some gibberish!

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