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Groundhog Day

Just wanted to wish everyone a very merry Groundhog Day! Hope it’s great because if you have to re-live it for… a loooong time, it should be a good one.

Groundhog Day is one of my favorite holidays and as a tradition, I like to watch Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day. I know, not so creative eh? Well anyway if you have never watched the movie, I suggest you do. Below are some of my favorite quotes from the movie (stolen from the IMDB). Enjoy!

This first quote/dialogue hits close to home because I was raised Catholic. It makes me laugh whenever I watch this part.

Rita: I’m sorry? What was that again?
Phil: I’m a god.
Rita: You’re God.
Phil: I’m a god β€” I’m not the God, I don’t think.
Rita: Because you survived a car wreck?
Phil: I didn’t just survive a wreck; I wasn’t just blown up yesterday. I have been stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted and burned.
Rita: Oh really?
Phil: [nods] Every morning I wake up without a scratch on me, not a dent in the fender: I am an immortal.
Rita: Why are you telling me this?
Phil: Because I want you to believe in me.
Rita: You’re not a god. You can take my word for it; this is 12 years of Catholic school talkin’.

Phil: Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.

Phil Connors: Excuse me, where is everyone going?
Fan on Street: To Gobbler’s Knob. It’s Groundhog Day.
Phil Connors: It’s still just once a year, right?

Phil: I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster and drank pina coladas. At sunset we made love like sea otters. *That* was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t I get that day over and over and over…

Phil: You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.

Phil: Well, it’s Groundhog Day… again… and that must mean we’re up here at Gobbler’s Knob waiting for the forecast from the world’s most-famous groundhog weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil, who’s just about to tell us how much more winter we can expect.

Nurse: Sometimes, people just die.
Phil: Not today.

Phil: When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.

Categories: Concerning religion, Me, Movies
  1. February 3, 2007 at 4:24 am

    Groundhog Day is also one of MY favorite movies! Unfortunately, I am moving this week and my DVD is packed away in a box, or I’d be watching it right now. πŸ™‚

    I love this scene:

    Ned: Phil? Phil Connors? Phil Connors, I thought that was you!
    Phil: Hi, thanks for watching.
    [Starts to walk away]
    Ned: Hey now, don’t you tell me you don’t remember me ’cause I sure as heckfire remember you.
    Phil: Not a chance.
    Ned: Ned… Ryerson. “Needlenose Ned”? “Ned the Head”? C’mon, buddy. Case Western High. I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing. Ned Ryerson, got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn’t graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson, I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple of times until you told me not to anymore? Well?
    Phil: Ned Ryerson?
    Ned: BING!
    Phil: Bing.

  2. Gil
    February 5, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    Yes that was a great scene! I loved it when Bill Murray knocks out Ned later on when he’s relived it a couple of times. πŸ™‚

  3. February 8, 2007 at 6:52 am

    Time to find a DVD of this movie to watch πŸ™‚

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