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Stranger Than Paradise Quotes

Stranger Than Paradise is a television show that debuted in 1970 . Stranger Than Paradise ended its run in 1970.

It features Sara Driver as producer, John Lurie in charge of musical score, and Tom DiCillo as head of cinematography.

Stranger Than Paradise is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Stranger Than Paradise is 89 minutes long. Stranger Than Paradise is distributed by The Samuel Goldwyn Company.

The cast includes: Richard Edson as Eddie, John Lurie as Willie, Eszter Balint as Eva, Cecillia Stark as Aunt Lotte, and Richard Boes as Factory Worker.

Stranger Than Paradise Quotes

John Lurie as Willie

  • (John Lurie) "Hey, leave me some Chesterfields."
  • (Eszter Balint) "Can I get them in Cleveland?"
  • (John Lurie) "Yeah, yeah, you can get 'em in Cleveland."
  • (Eszter Balint) "They taste good there, like here?"
  • (John Lurie) "It's the same Chesterfields."
  • (Eszter Balint) "Yeah?"
  • (John Lurie) "All over America. Yeah."
  • (John Lurie) "You're sure you don't want a TV dinner?"
  • (Eszter Balint) "Yes. I'm not hungry. Why is it called TV dinner?"
  • (John Lurie) "Um -- You're supposed to eat it while you watch TV. Television."
  • (Eszter Balint) "I know what a TV is. Where does that meat come from?"
  • (John Lurie) "What do you mean?"
  • (Eszter Balint) "What does that meat come from?"
  • (John Lurie) "I guess it comes from a cow."
  • (Eszter Balint) "From a cow? It doesn't even look like meat."
  • (John Lurie) "Eva, stop bugging me, will you? You know, this is the way we eat in America. I got my meat, I got my potatoes, I got my vegetables, I got my dessert, and I don't even have to wash the dishes."
  • (John Lurie) "Man, what are we doing here?"
  • (Richard Edson) "I don't know."
  • (John Lurie) "I got something for you."
  • (Eszter Balint) "What is it?"
  • (John Lurie) "It's a present."
  • (Eszter Balint) "Thanks. What is it? It's a dress?"
  • (John Lurie) "Yeah."
  • (Eszter Balint) "Oh. Thank you."
  • (Eszter Balint) "I think it's kind of ugly. Don't you?"
  • (John Lurie) "No. I bought it. Why don't you try it on?"
  • (Eszter Balint) "I don't really wear this style."
  • (John Lurie) "You know, when you come here, you should dress like people dress here."
  • (Eszter Balint) "I'll try it on -- later."
  • (John Lurie) "How much money we got left?"
  • (Richard Edson) "We got a lot."
  • (John Lurie) "Count it."
  • (Richard Edson) "Hey, Willie, why are you always telling me what to do?"
  • (John Lurie) "Seems like if I don't tell you what to do, you don't do anything at all."
  • (John Lurie) "Excuse me -- Sir? Sir."
  • (Richard Boes) "What do you want?"
  • (John Lurie) "Could you come over here a minute?"
  • (Richard Boes) "I'm just waiting for the bus."
  • (John Lurie) "I want to ask you directions."
  • (Richard Boes) "What?"
  • (John Lurie) "Just come here, so I don't have to yell. Can you tell me which way is Cleveland?"
  • (Richard Boes) "Give me a break, man. I'm just going to work."
  • (John Lurie) "Where do you work?"
  • (Richard Boes) "In a factory."
  • (John Lurie) "Let's go."
  • (Richard Edson) "I don't know, Willie -- Ah, the poor guy. God. You shouldn't have given him such a hard time. Can you imagine working in a factory?"
  • (John Lurie) "No, I can't. Now I feel bad."
  • (Richard Edson) "Nah, don't feel bad."
  • (John Lurie) "Here, let me tell you a joke, all right? There's three guys, and they're walking down the street. One guy says to the other one, "Hey, your shoe's untied." He says, "I know that." And they walk -- No -- There's two guys, they're walking down the street, and one of them says to the other one, "Your shoe's untied." And the other guy says, "I know that." And they walk a couple blocks further, and they see a third friend, and he comes up and says, "Your shoe's untied." "Your shoe's un; " Aaah, I can't remember this joke. But it's good."

Richard Edson as Eddie

  • (Richard Edson) "You know, it's funny -- you come to someplace new, an' -- and everything looks just the same."
  • (John Lurie) "No kiddin', Eddie."
  • (Richard Edson) "Where did she get all that money?"
  • (Richard Edson) "You know, last year before I met your cousin, I never know you were from Hungary or Budapest or any of those places."
  • (John Lurie) "So what?"
  • (Richard Edson) "I thought you were an American."
  • (John Lurie) "Hey, I'm as American as you are."
  • (Richard Edson) "Does Cleveland look a little like, uh, Budapest?"
  • (John Lurie) "Eddie, shut up."
  • (Richard Edson) "Aw, Willie. I had a bad feeling. Damn. What the hell you gonna do in Budapest?"

Cecillia Stark as Aunt Lotte

  • (Cecillia Stark) "Son of a beeetch."
  • (Cecillia Stark) "I am the vinner."

Eszter Balint as Eva

  • (Eszter Balint) "I'm choking the alligator."
  • (Eszter Balint) "It's Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and he's a wild man, so bug off."
  • (Eszter Balint) "I'm going to Cleveland in about a week."
  • (Richard Edson) "Cleveland, beautiful city. It's got a big, beautiful lake. You will love it there."
  • (Eszter Balint) "Have you been there?"
  • (Richard Edson) "No, no."
  • (Eszter Balint) "Willie, can you help me change the bag? It looks full."
  • (John Lurie) "I'm sure it's fine. It hasn't been used in years."
  • (Eszter Balint) "It looks dirty."
  • (John Lurie) "Eva."
  • (Eszter Balint) "Are you sure?"
  • (John Lurie) "You know, you don't say -- Like, it's really too formal to say -- "I want to vacuum the floor. I want to use the vacuum cleaner.""
  • (Eszter Balint) "Oh. What do you say?"
  • (John Lurie) "Well, you say, um, "I want to choke the alligator." So if somebody comes in here, you know, you say, "I'm choking an alligator.""
  • (Eszter Balint) "Okay. I am choking the alligator right now."

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