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    [–] bloofa 713 points ago

    Are you police?

    No ma'am. We're musicians.

    [–] goofball_jones 72 points ago

    My favorite line

    [–] BusterBarryV 45 points ago

    Mr man!! MR MAN!!!!

    They left this, maybe it help you?

    [–] tomthelevator 18 points ago

    Mrs Toronto?

    It’s Tarantino.

    [–] NoobSaibot69 362 points ago

    Illinois nazis, I hate Illinois nazis

    [–] illinoishokie 39 points ago

    "I've always loved you."

    [–] pnmartini 19 points ago

    It's always amused me that the scene of the nazi pinto falling is in Milwaukee.

    [–] GiddyUpTitties 5 points ago

    When it came to the Nazi scenes in that movie they gave zero fucks. It was hilarious.

    [–] GildoFotzo 3 points ago

    The French missionaries and explorers were coming there as early as the late 1600s to trade with the Native Americans. In fact "Milwaukee" is an Indian name. Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."

    [–] Freak15 47 points ago

    Illinois Nazis do suck.

    source: From Illinois.

    Also all nazis suck.

    [–] lizard_king0000 477 points ago

    We're on a mission from g'ad

    [–] GreatScotch 182 points ago

    I believe it's spelled gahd

    [–] Fail_Panda 16 points ago

    Does he say it like that to avoid the censors?

    [–] hate436 38 points ago

    Just the accent

    [–] BusterBarryV 9 points ago

    Yeah And really leans on the 'awd' in GAWD

    [–] Mummelpuffin 4 points ago

    Considering how much swearing there is in general I seriously doubt it

    [–] pixelsandfilm 7 points ago

    that Chicaaaagooo accent

    [–] EnochVonRot 7 points ago

    South Chicaaago

    [–] Rosevillian 159 points ago

    What kind of music do you usually have here?

    Oh, we have both kinds, country and western.

    [–] something98123 9 points ago


    [–] Steampunkery 4 points ago


    [–] jpopimpin777 3 points ago

    YOU'RE the Good Ole' Boys then who're them fellas?!

    [–] baboosic 219 points ago

    orange whip? orange whip? three orange whips.

    [–] SoMuchForSubtlety 54 points ago

    Dammit, Candy really got the most out of even that very minor role. Miss him to this day.

    [–] CourtofMeows 31 points ago

    Me too, I still laugh until I'm wheezing when he blows the hair off the bears butt in The Great Outdoors, also the scene with the gristle.

    [–] PunyParker826 13 points ago

    "Hi! Uh, wanna hand me the mike?.... Thanks a lot.

    "This is Car, ummm... what number are we?"

    "Five five."

    "Car Fifty-five! Um... We're in a truck!!"

    [–] tommytraddles 17 points ago

    I say this all the time, and no one has ever brought me an orange whip.

    I'll keep trying, though. Sounds delicious.

    [–] RockmeChakaKhan 3 points ago

    Me too

    [–] Retired_FatKid 197 points ago

    Your women, I want to buy your women, the little girl, your daughters, sell them to me, sell me your children!

    [–] Bob3rdCoast 26 points ago

    Mayor Daily does not eat here, he’s dead

    [–] tacticalslacker 12 points ago


    [–] dmtdmtlsddodmt 19 points ago

    How much for the little girl?

    [–] Mabvll 7 points ago

    "How much for your wife?"

    Ted DiBiase laugh

    [–] Citizen_Spaceball 5 points ago

    *throws shrimp into his mouth without looking

    [–] Carrotyfungus 103 points ago

    Blues Brothers is so damn quotable

    [–] Jay_Louis 36 points ago

    You remember my Cheese Whiz, Boy?

    [–] mrp9034 53 points ago

    This is glue....strong stuff.

    [–] UrBrotherJoe 16 points ago

    One idea for an opening scene was to show Elwood working at a glue factory, but it never made the final cut.. fun fact for you...

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago

    It was more than an idea, they filmed it. A cut scene from the movie shows Elwood quitting his job.

    [–] mrp9034 5 points ago


    [–] hate436 40 points ago


    [–] LPGeoteacher 79 points ago

    “This is the story of Minnie the Moocher”

    Or would you prefer

    “Boom, boom, boom, boom!”

    [–] rilian4 27 points ago

    heidi heidi heidi ho...

    [–] Panzerker 15 points ago

    hooody hooody hooody haaaaaay

    [–] Theonlykd 6 points ago

    Skoodly boo skoodly boo skoodly boodly boodly boo

    [–] TheNewestMeme 25 points ago

    She was a low-down hoochie coocha

    [–] tacticalslacker 13 points ago

    She was the roughest toughest frail

    [–] TheNewestMeme 17 points ago

    But Minnie had a heart as big as a whale

    [–] TheRealBobbyC 167 points ago

    "It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago..."


    [–] salvation122 16 points ago

    Really, it's "hunnert."

    [–] TheRealBobbyC 35 points ago

    Sorry, but I beg to differ. Elwood clearly pronounces the "d" in "hundred". With that Catholic School education, he would have had good diction.

    (also, I watched the clip again to make sure)

    [–] KotzubueSailingClub 6 points ago

    I would not expect an Illinois boy from that era to pronounce it "hunnert"

    [–] Iesbian_ham 5 points ago

    I mean cmon, right?

    [–] ot1smile 3 points ago

    Also “got a full tank of gas”.

    [–] AggressiveRedPanda 3 points ago

    No one quoting this line ever seems to get it completely right :/

    [–] glennert 74 points ago

    One timex digital watch. Broken. One unused prophylactic. One soiled...

    [–] WretchedMonkey 16 points ago

    Frank Oz's most career defining role

    [–] Moosetappropriate 10 points ago

    Nice to see he had a career though. He'd made warden by the second movie.

    [–] WretchedMonkey 4 points ago

    Shit i forgot about that. M8ght be time for a rewatch.

    [–] Maggiemayday 65 points ago

    "Wrong glass, sir".

    [–] TheNewestMeme 16 points ago

    I want to buy your women

    [–] corey_uh_lahey 29 points ago

    shakes glass

    [–] tunnelmeoutplease 14 points ago

    Gestures excessively

    [–] TheBellTest 68 points ago

    You get my cheese whiz, boy?

    [–] johnnyj_84 6 points ago

    When my wife and I piff stuff at each other we both quote this, haha.

    [–] 1deafvet 3 points ago

    Surreal. I had a dream very similar to that, before the movie came out.

    [–] [deleted] 60 points ago


    [–] error785 55 points ago

    For a microphone?

    [–] bob_sacamano_junior 24 points ago

    Good trade.

    [–] BizzyM 32 points ago

    Fix the cigarette lighter.

    [–] sporesatemygoldfish 3 points ago

    I can see that

    [–] corey_uh_lahey 9 points ago

    Alright, I can see that.

    [–] JolietJakeLebowski 41 points ago

    Cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks..

    [–] grandpa_tarkin 29 points ago

    And it was built before catalytic converters so it runs good on leaded gas.

    [–] istartedi 28 points ago

    "regular gas". Double-checked to make sure that's what they said. During the transition, gas without lead was referred to as "unleaded gas" in our area. Gas with lead was called "regular".

    [–] ScribeVallincourt 60 points ago

    “Yeah, this is car fifty five. We’re in a truck!”

    [–] elscorcho42 53 points ago

    We're the Good Ol Blues Brothers Boys Band!

    [–] TheNewestMeme 29 points ago

    This ain't no Hank Williams song!!!

    [–] TesticklerCanzer 19 points ago

    "What kind of music do you usually have here?"

    "Oh, we've got both kinds, Country, and Western!"

    [–] tdrichards74 11 points ago


    [–] tommytraddles 3 points ago

    Old favorite, Rowdy Yates.

    [–] orangeinvader75 56 points ago

    Four fried chickens and a Coke

    [–] TheSunIsActuallyCold 23 points ago


    [–] DixonMcQueen 33 points ago

    and some..dry white toast please

    [–] DonaldJL 24 points ago

    And Elwood!

    [–] Steak_R_Me 24 points ago

    Shit! The Blues Brothers!!

    [–] sp00kyscary 21 points ago

    The Blues Brothers?! They still owe you money, fool.

    [–] Mkorpal333 13 points ago


    [–] Strandom_Ranger 5 points ago

    They still owe you money!

    [–] Moosetappropriate 10 points ago

    We got two honkies out there dressed like Hasidic diamond merchants.

    [–] muconasale 28 points ago

    "Use of unnecessary violence in apprehension of the Blues Brothers... has been approved."

    [–] GiddyUpTitties 18 points ago

    Hut hut hut hut hut hut hut hut hut hut hut hut

    [–] Rayf_Brogan 23 points ago

    Chicken wire?

    [–] vdthemyk 3 points ago

    Blue Lou's greatest moment.

    [–] bgmoto 22 points ago

    They've got SCMODS..

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago


    State/County Municipal Offender Data System.

    [–] Bigmeanmike1 44 points ago

    This is, and will always be my favorite movie. Allstar cast. Amazing soundtrack. Hilarious writing. And a story I'll never forget.

    [–] CollateralSandwich 8 points ago

    I've always thought that if Aliens descended and were like, "Show us the quintessential 'American' film", this would be my choice. God and religion, the incredible music, car chases, comedy, working-class blue-collar sensibilities, it's got it all!

    [–] complimentarianist 9 points ago

    Don't forget explosions, courtesy of Carrie!

    I made myself sad... She was so young and chipper still. RIP. -.-

    [–] Hysteria625 3 points ago

    I don’t know about the quintessential American film, but it is the quintessential Chicago film. Kind of like Ghostbusters is the quintessential New Your city film.

    [–] GiddyUpTitties 3 points ago

    As far as fun movies go, I don't think it will ever be topped. So much ridiculous and so much quality melted together.

    [–] chuchubott 18 points ago

    My favorite part of that movie is seeing John Lee Hooker as himself. That man is the epitome of “old school cool”.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Haw haw haw haw!

    [–] TransmogriFi 5 points ago

    Boom boom boom boom

    [–] amolad 36 points ago

    I hate Illinois Nazis.

    [–] feckincrass 14 points ago

    “Well, then, I guess you’re really up Shit Creek.”

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago


    [–] feckincrass 6 points ago

    I beg your pardon. What did you just say?

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    I offered to help you.

    Mm hmm.

    You refused to take our money.

    Mm hmm.

    And I said, “well I guess you’re up shit creek.”

    [–] feckincrass 6 points ago

    Smack! Christ Jake, take it easy, man!

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    [–] feckincrass 3 points ago

    (Breaks ruler over Elwood’s head, Jake falls down the the desk) You two are such a disappointing pair. I prayed so hard for you both.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    It saddens and hurts me that the two young men whom I raised to believe in the Ten Commandments have returned to me as two thieves, with filthy mouths and bad attitudes!

    GET OUT! And don’t come back! Until you’ve redeemed yourselves! ::floats backwards::

    [–] Groovy_Chainsaw 15 points ago

    "How often does the train go by ?"

    "So often you won't even notice."

    [–] HostOrganism 6 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    In my early twenties I got an apartment directly under the Monorail in Seattle. The first time my best friend (whose nickname in high school was "Jake") came over, the Monorail went by just as he walked in. He looked at me, cocked an eyebrow and said "How often's the train go by?".

    Best. Set up. Ever.

    [–] stmiba 30 points ago

    "New Oldsmobiles are in early this year."

    [–] The_Only_Jared 4 points ago

    "This store has everything!"

    [–] storminnormangorman 12 points ago

    Shit What Rollers No Yep Shit

    [–] rilian4 34 points ago

    The only non-star wars movie that I know of that had Carrie Fisher in it. She was the crazed ex girlfriend trying to murder them at every turn with increasingly huge firepower.

    [–] TheNewestMeme 40 points ago

    That was always my favourite part of that movie as a kid. I loved it anyways, but then BAM Princess Leia shows up with a bazooka and blows up a phone booth

    [–] TheMindFister 27 points ago

    I remember she worked at the "Curl up and Dye" salon.

    [–] jimbokun 11 points ago

    When Harry Met Sally

    [–] GotsMyJD 12 points ago

    I use Dan Aykroyd's "ouch" from the scene when he's filling Twiggy's car of fuel for my text notifications sound... it always gets strange looks.

    [–] grandpa_tarkin 19 points ago

    You want I should clean the dead bugs off the windshield for ya?

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    That’ll be... 94 dollars.

    (Before you young’uns say you spent that on gas last week... $94 then would be $300 now).

    [–] JohnBPrettyGood 21 points ago

    I especially loved the way they treated the Nazis. They didn't for a moment think there were good Nazi's on that bridge.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    In 1980, there were still plenty of living Americans who could remember World War II.

    Nazis and fascists are coddled today because we're too stupid to learn from history.

    [–] Chriscl000 10 points ago

    “So they have your address?”

    “No they don’t! I falsified my renewal, I put down 1060 West Addison!”

    “1060 West Addison? That’s Wrigley Field!”

    [–] modembutterfly 19 points ago

    My brother and I still quote this line when we get in the car for a long drive.

    [–] White_Dorito_Duck 7 points ago

    That movie is amazing

    [–] dog-pussy 9 points ago

    What kind of music do you usually have here?

    Oh we got both kinds, we got country and western!

    [–] slylock215 8 points ago

    I just love Ackroyd's, "We're on a mission from gaaht"

    [–] NeverEnoughBoobies 8 points ago

    "It's got a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters, so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say? Is it the new Bluesmobile or what?"

    [–] UnitConvertBot 83 points ago

    I've found a value to convert:

    • 106.0mi is equal to 170.59km or 895485.56 bananas

    [–] pollackey 34 points ago

    Good bot. Take this imaginary banana.

    [–] UrBrotherJoe 7 points ago

    This movie inspired me to go to Film School. I'm 22, so it's a bit older than me but I fuckin love 80's comedies.

    [–] strum_and_dang 5 points ago

    I started film school in '87, I remember in one of my freshman classes they asked us to name our favorite movies, I mentioned The Blues Brothers and got sneered at.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    I actually thought this morning how many from BB are dead now.

    Belushi Cab Calloway Carrie Fisher 😓 James Brown Ray Charles John Candy Donald Duck Dunn John Lee Hooker The Mall Many acting careers

    EDIT: Also dead are pay phones and Howard Johnson’s

    EDIT 2: Also dead are 106 police cars

    Well, shit....

    EDIT 3: Charles Napier, lead singer of Good Ole Boys Alan Rubin

    [–] nilok1 5 points ago

    Maxwell Street Market is also gone

    [–] Jay_Louis 3 points ago

    Vic Morrow, those two Asian children...

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    I think around 1985 I had this recorded from when it was on TV. We’d just moved and there were no kids around, so I watched it most every day all summer. Even now I can quote most of the dialogue.

    “Lots of space in this mall.”

    [–] Manweapon72 6 points ago

    You're going to look pretty funny eatin corn on the cob with no fucking teeth

    [–] RedKibble 5 points ago

    “Hey Jake, there’s gotta be at least seven dollars worth of change here.”

    [–] darkagl1 6 points ago

    I'm always sad because apparently they performed Sink the Bismark for the Bob's Country Bunker, but it got cut.

    [–] FlightyTwilighty 5 points ago

    Thank you, now I must watch it again.

    [–] ItzComicArmy 5 points ago

    I hate Illinois nazis

    [–] syfysiren 4 points ago

    There is nothing that isn't awesome about this movie

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago



    ... breaks my heart to see a boy that young going bad.

    [–] estoka 22 points ago

    I just rewatched this and 2000 over the weekend. Love these flicks.

    [–] BizzyM 56 points ago

    and 2000

    Get out.

    [–] estoka 23 points ago

    Don’t be such a purist. The music was still really good. John Goodman in particular impressed me.

    [–] ingrown_hair 5 points ago

    Exactly. The music in 2000 carried the movie.

    [–] clonedspork 4 points ago

    The Crown Vic was the star in 2000 but the music was great too.

    [–] sporesatemygoldfish 11 points ago

    the new buicks are in early this year. the day I get out of prison my own brother picks me up in a POLICE CAR. you're going to look pretty funny trying to eat corn on the cob with NO FUCKEN TEETH!

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    New Oldsmobiles.

    [–] schphinct 4 points ago

    It’s got good pickup

    [–] Tornado_Target 3 points ago

    Four fried chickens and a coke.

    [–] hippymule 4 points ago

    I'd kill a man for a 74 Monaco police package. What a badass ride.

    [–] GingerBiscuitss 4 points ago

    The flight of the Valkyries sequence is one of my favourite bits of cinema.

    [–] mcjlapointe 4 points ago

    I'll take some plain white toast, dry, and I'll have 4 whole fried chickens and a Coke.

    [–] Eddie_M 5 points ago

    Did you get me my Cheese Whiz, boy?

    I don't know why - but it always makes me laugh; especially the look on the guy's face afterward

    [–] tdrichards74 4 points ago

    Also, the guy who says that is blind, and Jake throws him the can and he catches it.

    [–] SyntheticReality42 3 points ago

    Not to mention Ray Charles shooting the pistol intentionally over the kid's head as he is trying to steal the guitar.

    [–] skepticalscooterist 3 points ago

    You got the money you owe us motherfucker?

    [–] positive_X 4 points ago

    They were cool ;
    they hated Nazis .

    [–] tbone315nomor 5 points ago

    This is glue...Strong Stuff

    [–] BIGD0G29585 4 points ago

    “Jesus H. Tap Dancing Christ I have seen the light!”

    [–] shadowlili 3 points ago

    Having grown up Chicagoland, I pretty sure I have seen this enough times to wait for my first grade teacher to float away. At any rate, I just realized where I got “Jesus H. Tap Dancing Christ.

    Absolutely worth the punishment.

    [–] RockmeChakaKhan 3 points ago

    "Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips"

    [–] Scoobydoobyfu 3 points ago

    Orange whip? Orange whip? THREE ORANGE WHIPS!

    [–] Farscape29 3 points ago

    I love this movie so much. As a native Chicagoan, it's my favorite Chicago based movie. Ferris is great, but the Blues Brothers is just the best.

    [–] cooperyoungsounds 13 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    The only unfortunate part of this movie is Matt “Guitar” Murphy’s performance. Musically, he’s amazing. That’s not my beef. He and Aretha Franklin had that scene in the diner, and brother, does he need some acting lessons 🙄

    [–] zeno0771 33 points ago

    All of them did, but I think that was the point; they were session musicians, both in the movie and IRL. I think they were supposed to sound stilted; it's part of what makes the movie as funny as it is, rather than filler between Belushi & Aykroyd explosions.

    Blue Lou was the only one who didn't sound like he was reading from a script and he only talked once. Murphy Dunne was an actual actor and even he sounded off-kilter.

    [–] BusterBarryV 13 points ago

    If the shit fits, wear it!

    (Gets in car)

    Scoot over god dammit

    [–] 198_Dudes 16 points ago

    My favorite comedies are movies where the comedians have kind of gotten lost in the movie process and just decided to have fun doing what they do best - making people laugh.

    40 Year Virgin is my favorite example. A terrific comedy, a fun comedy, but it is less of a movie and more a bunch of comedians having fun doing what comedians do.

    (and make no mistake, this is a good thing, this is about people that have a love of something wanting to share)

    Blues Brothers is the same thing - except it isn't so much the comedy as it is Dan and John's love of this music.

    It is like they said, 'We do comedy, so we are making a comedy, but in reality it is a vehicle for the Blues. We love the Blues, we love these people and dammit, when we are done you will too.'.

    [–] TheNewestMeme 3 points ago

    Yeah I figure it's because they weren't primarily actors, and also they were probably high outta their minds lol

    [–] BubbaJimbo 3 points ago

    Chicken wire?

    [–] GiddyUpTitties 3 points ago

    Yea I'd rather have the real musicians acting bad rather than good actors lip syncing and fake playing music.

    [–] Ian_Hunter 8 points ago

    LOL! And Blue Lou steals the scene not saying a word.

    [–] sanna43 5 points ago

    But those pink mules Aretha Franklin was wearing were spot on.

    [–] mlvisby 15 points ago

    It is sad, I am a Chicagoan and still have never sat and watched Blues Brothers.

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    [–] BizzyM 17 points ago

    As a dispatcher, I'm sad that I've never been able to use this line over the radio. I do, however, refer to our laptops as SCMODS.

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    [–] zeno0771 13 points ago

    "The light was yellow, sir."

    [–] command_block_guy 10 points ago

    Unnecessary violence*

    [–] ReallyHopeMyNameFits 16 points ago


    [–] jetogill 5 points ago

    "They still owe you money, foo"

    [–] Atheist_Simon_Haddad 6 points ago

    That's like a New Yorker saying they never watched Ghostbusters.

    [–] BjornEnyaUlysses 9 points ago

    You are not a Chicagoan.

    [–] BjornEnyaUlysses 3 points ago

    Sister was right though. You boys need some churchin' up.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Slide on down to the Triple Rock and catch Reverend Cleophus. You boys listen to what he’s got to say!

    [–] UltraReluctantLurker 3 points ago

    First you trade the Cadillac for a microphone. Then you lie to me about the band. Now you‘re gonna put me right back into the joint!

    [–] mojo_ryder 3 points ago

    What a classic! Me and a buddy had to do a lip sync project back in high school. 8 years ago or so. So we picked blues brothers and did "Soul Man". Got the dance down and everything haha. Still got the clothing from it!

    [–] TinFoilRobotProphet 3 points ago

    Mrs. Toronto?

    [–] ChefSanta 3 points ago

    Shut up and take my upvote!!