Congo: “Stop eating my sesame cake!” Quote Off Extravaganza!

Congo 1995 film poster

Okay, so we reviewed the Michael Chrichton sci-fi action romp Congo. Now we’re taking a look at pretty much the only quoatable line from the film (other than when Amy the gorilla burps).

Captain Wanta (Delroy Lindo) has a go at Herkermer Homolka (Tim Curry) for eating sesame cake (rather than a curry, which would have been ironic). But… what if the Captain had got his lines wrong?

Stop eating my sesame cake!

Here’s the original in all its glory. It appears Captain Wanta is a fan of sesame cake. Except when Mr. Homolka goes anywhere near it. How rude!

Stop eating my Sesame Street cake!

Tim Curry eating sesame cake

No, no, no, Captain Wanta, this has nothing to do with Big Bird, Elmo, or any of those fluffy freaks. You’re confused, man. Delirious! Must be the relentless heat of the congo (or too much sesame cake driving him insane).

Stop eating my cake!

Captain Wanta

What’s with the specifics, Captain Wanta? If it was a Battenberg cake would you put in the effort to reel off that whole thing? No. No, you wouldn’t. You’d just go, “Stop eating my cake!” And you might add the suffix, “You halfwit!” Or something.

But for Captain Wanta, clearly the beauty of cake is in the little details. That’s why he’s a Captain, you see.

Stop eating!

Tim Curry eating sesame cake

Also highly efficient and saves precious seconds of Mr. Homolka chowing down on the aforementioned sesame cake. Think, Captain Wanta. Think.

Stop heating my sesame cake!

Captain Wanta

In that Congo heat, mate, you’re not going to be able to stop the think from baking on its plate. If you’ve got a fridge bung it in there, Captain.

Stop excreting my sesame cake!

Tim Curry eating sesame cake

Well… it just would have been a completely different type of film if this scene had been filmed, eh? Luckily, Tim Curry has standards.

Stop cheating on my sesame cake!

Captain Wanta

Hang on. This sets a bad precedent, Captain Wanta. So you’re saying if you eat different types of cake, you cheat on your favourite kind? Well, that’s just ridiculous you silly man.

Stop deleting my sesame cake!

Tim Curry eating sesame cake

Interesting way of putting it. But then eating is a way of deleting food, when you think about it. You also print it out about 12 hours later.

Stop eating my leprosy cake!

Captain Wanta

That… is a very good idea, you better listen to him Tim Curry.

Stop eating my vasectomy cake!

Tim Curry eating sesame cake

Erm… what? He must have heatstroke, he’s talking gibberish.

Stop eating my unintentionally cake!

Captain Wanta

You mean you didn’t intend for it to be a cake? Who sets out cooking and unintentionally bakes a cake? That’s a very odd thing to do, Captain Wanta.

Stop eating my sesame handshake!

Tim Curry eating sesame cake

Captain Wanta… you really should go and have a lie down. You’re losing it, man.

Stop defeating my sesame tax break!

Captain Wanta

This makes sense. Captain Wanta is angry as he wishes to open a sesame cake baking business (or side-hustle). Yet can’t due to excessive taxes. We feel your pain, Captain. No wonder he hates Tim Curry.

And finally…

Stop eating my emergency brake!

Tim Curry eating sesame cake

That’s a good idea as that brake is for emergencies, Tim Curry. If you’ve eaten in then you’ve surely doomed everyone?

Not that you need a brake in the jungle, we guess, but it’s a good idea to have an emergency brake around at all times. In case of emergencies.


Dispense with some gibberish!

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