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Apocalypse Now (Movies)

"I love the smell of testosterone in the morning."

Veronica, upon entering Logan's room, repeats this line from the adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, which was originally set in the Congo during King Leopold's reign of terror, but was changed to Vietnam for the movie. I'm not sure, but I don't think Logan will be chopping up any cows with machetes any time soon.

1.10 "An Echolls Family Christmas"

Episode Title: Charlie Don't Surf

This grammatically incorrect sentence comes from one of the greatest war movies of all time, Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. The movie explored the psychological and actual horrors of the Vietnam War. The line "Charlie don't surf" refers to a character's stating that their enemy, called "Charlie" by soldiers, does not surf and therefore does not deserve to hold a good spot for surfing. You know, if "Charlie" truly refers to the enemy as a whole and not one metaphorical enemy soldier, then the line isn't grammatically incorrect! Luckily, confusing grammar didn't stop The Clash from writing a song with the same title. Here, the title is a total spoiler since it implies that the real Charlie does not surf, whereas the duplicitous reporter does.

3.04 "Charlie Don't Surf"

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