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Casablanca (Movies)

"I know. Of all the countries under military dictatorship in all the world."

Keith paraphrases one of the most famous lines from this classic Humphrey Bogart movie, where Rick (Bogart) is talking about his ex-lover, who has just entered his café: "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she had to walk into mine." Well, we don't think that Keith and Duncan were ever lovers, but Cuba certainly has the same exotic environment as Casablanca, right? Perhaps Keith should have just told him, "Here's looking at you, kid."

1.21 "A Trip to the Dentist"

"Of all the gin joints in all the cities in all the world. Meryl, we can't go in there. Let me call someone for help. Last time I went in there, my boyfriend pulled a gun on the owner of the place."

Humphrey Bogart utters this famous line from the 1942 movie when his old flame appears in his Morrocan nightclub. Veronica laments that she and Meryl have traced Meryl's boyfriend's cell phone to the River Stix, home of the Fightin' Fitzpatricks and the place where Veronica's face almost got tattooed for free. Those Irish boys sure know how to party.

3.07 "Of Vice and Men"

"You'll always have Comic-Con."

"We'll always have Paris," Bogie (maverick casino owner Rick) tells Ingrid Bergman (elegant heart-breaker Ilsa) in the classic 1942 film Casablanca. Yes, they certainly did have each other in Paris, lots and lots of times. Alas, they are shocked, shocked to find that Ilsa's husband and hero of the Resistance against the Nazis survived the perils of war and won't escape to America without her. With these words, Rick convinces Ilsa to leave with her husband at the end of the film and forsake their epic love for the good of the free world. Against that story, Max's problems hardly amount to a hill of beans, so he'd do well to listen to Veronica when she echoes this quote.

3.11 "Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves"

"What's that line about the beginning of some sort of friendship?"

This 1947 romantic classic is so famous, people who probably haven't even seen it quote it. Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund find one another after years of separation in Rick's chichi gambling joint in Morrocco. There's some stuff about Nazis, and Ilsa still loving Rock despite the fact that she's married, and intrigue about papers — but in the end, it's all about Ilsa's plane taking off, leaving Rick alone with the corrupt Louis Renault, with whom he is about to begin a beautiful friendship. No doubt Dick thinks Veronica is beautiful, but we really don't think he wants to be her friend any more than she wants to be his.

3.16 "Un-American Graffiti"
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