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That Thing You Do! Quotes

That Thing You Do! is a TV program that first aired in 1970 . That Thing You Do! ended in 1970.

It features Jonathan Demme as producer, Howard Shore in charge of musical score, and Tak Fujimoto as head of cinematography.

That Thing You Do! is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of That Thing You Do! is 108 minutes long. That Thing You Do! is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Liv Tyler as Faye, Steve Zahn as Lenny, Johnathon Schaech as Jimmy, Tom Everett Scott as Guy, Bill Cobbs as Dell Paxton, Tom Hanks as Mr. White, Steve Zahn as Lenny Haise, Tom Everett Scott as Guy Patterson, Chris Ellis as Phil Horace, Holmes Osborne as Mr. Patterson, Chris Isaak as Uncle Bob, Robert Torti as Freddy Fredrickson, Obba Babatundé as Lamarr, Larry Antonino as Scott 'Wolfman' Pell, Rita Wilson, Hanks' wife, has a small part as Marguerite, Giovanni Ribisi as Chad, Chris Ellis as Phil, and Kevin Pollak appears as Victor 'Boss Vic Koss' Kosslovich.

That Thing You Do! Quotes

Johnathon Schaech as Jimmy

  • (Johnathon Schaech) "No, look; the Oneders, Lenny."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Yeah, it looks like the O'Needers."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "No, the; the Oneders."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Got it, looks like the O'Needers."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "We were wondering if you'd like to fill in for Chad just for tonight."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "Why?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "Asshole -- just broke his arm."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "She told me never trust a label. And I'm beginning to believe her."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Well, sure. I mean, come on. They put us up in a first class hotel, all expenses paid, while our record climbs the charts; bunch of lyin' snakes."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Sorry I'm buggin' you. I guess I'm alone in my principles."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Oh come on. Oh, there he goes off to his room to write that hit song "Alone in my principles.""
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Hey, do we have a Top 10 record?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "You sure do."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Well, then, we shouldn't be here."
  • (Tom Hanks) "You'd rather be back on that state fair tour, Jimmy? They're playing in North Dakota this week."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Shoulda dumped you in Pittsburgh."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Which one of you butts said we were engaged?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "The same person who said you had class, Jimmy."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Hey, hey. The mic's not on."
  • (Steve Zahn) "We; the mic's not working. The mic isn't working."
  • (Kevin Pollak appears) "All right, who am I not payin' back here? Come on."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Thank you. Thank you. We're the Oneders."
  • (Kevin Pollak appears) "Will you play some friggin' music? C'mon."
  • (Kevin Pollak appears) "Right nowww."

Tom Hanks as Mr. White

  • (Tom Hanks) "We bow, right? In unison, and we're off the stage before the applause dies out."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Well, what if they want an encore?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "You unplug and you run, run offstage. Smiling, smiling, of course."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Good news guys. You get to keep your wardrobe."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Next, uh -- who is Faye?"
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Faye's sort of like, like my girlfriend."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Aw, that is so sweet. You want her on tour? She's your costume mistress. OK, boys, do better tonight than you did today."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Put your glasses on, Shades. Give 'em what they want."
  • (Tom Hanks) "You know, Horace was right about you, Guy; you are the smart one. Lenny is the fool, Jimmy is the -- talent, and Faye is -- well, now, Faye is special, isn't she? And you are the smart one. That's what I think, anyway."
  • (Tom Hanks) "It is very important that you don't stink today."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Hey, I make no guarantees."
  • (Tom Hanks) "OK, the first thing that needs to change is the name. It's confusing. From now on, you are The Wonders."
  • (Steve Zahn) "As like, I wonder what happened to the O-Ne-Ders?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Exactly."
  • (Tom Hanks) "You guys look great in black, have I told you that?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "You guys look great in gold, have I told you that?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Good morning, Guy. We have a crisis here; your bass player has disappeared, and you are still in bed. Just calling to tell you to get your patootie down to the television studio. You're gonna be on TV tonight."
  • (Tom Hanks) "You guys look great in red, have I told you that?"
  • (Tom Hanks) ""That Thing You Do" is the fastest rising single in the history of the Playtone label. As of tomorrow morning, you Wonders; you've got the #7 record in the country."
  • (Tom Hanks) "All right, this is it. Now; if the crowd doesn't go wild for you, don't worry about it. They will tomorrow."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Jimmy just quit. Your band is falling apart, Guy. Where's Lenny?"
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "I have no idea."
  • (Tom Hanks) "I don't want any of this lover's lament crap. I want something peppy, something happy, something up-tempo. I want something snappy."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "I -- I quit -- I quit -- I quit --"
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "I quit, Mr. White."
  • (Tom Hanks) "He was joining the Marines in August anyway. It was gonna happen sooner or later. Guys, say hello to Scott Pell, Wolfman."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "How you doing?"
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "Uh, replacement?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Yes."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Who's he player with?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "The Techniques, uh --"
  • (Larry Antonino) "Roy Maxwell and the Corsairs."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Ha-ha -- really?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "He's your new bass player."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "Mr. White -- no offense, but I -- we've been together a long time."
  • (Tom Hanks) "There aren't a lot of options here, Guy."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "Can he handle our tunes?"
  • (Larry Antonino) "I think I can handle them, junior."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Ok."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Ok."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "Fine."

Steve Zahn as Lenny

  • (Steve Zahn) "Here's the thing, we're not "The Wonders" right now, we're "Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters"."
  • (Steve Zahn) "So how long have you worked at Play-tone?"
  • (Unnamed) "How long have you been wearing such tight pants?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "Hey, if that's a pick-up line we're a match made in heaven."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Hey, man. Whatever you do, don't think of pork chops."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Thank you, Illinois. The Land of Lincoln."
  • (Villapiano) "Know what that is?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "Pres; idential flash cards?"
  • (Villapiano) "A bonus. Do you know why?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "I have no idea."
  • (Villapiano) "To entice you back. The word is out on you O-neders."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Hey, that's O-nedders."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Table 19, your pizza's ready."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Well -- I like Wisconsin."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Are you crazy? A man in a really nice camper wants to put our song on the radio. Gimme a pen; I'm signin', you're signin', we're all signin'."
  • (Heckler) "Hey, when are you gonna play "That Thing You Do."?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "Ah, has our fame preceded us?"
  • (Heckler) "We came here to meet girls and dance, and we can't meet girls until we dance."
  • (Steve Zahn) "All right, this seems like an opportune moment to pick it up a little."
  • (Steve Zahn) "OK, here's one for the kid in the back."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Hey, wasn't that our fan?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "Where was I? Oh yeah, playing songs on my guitar."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Oh, I'm not here with these fellas. I've got a pig in competition over at the livestock pavilion, and I am gonna win that blue ribbon."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters."
  • (Steve Zahn) "I play a lot of cards. Obviously. Wanna see my deck?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "See? You gotta be quick. You gotta be quick with me. I'm from Erie, P.A.."
  • (Steve Zahn) "He's got a very pretty girlfriend, doesn't he?"
  • (Chrissy) "Is it serious, do you know?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "Very serious. I'm single."
  • (Chrissy) "What about the bass player?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "He's married."
  • (Steve Zahn) ""Skitch", how did we get here?"
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "I led you here, sir, for I am Spartacus."

Bill Cobbs as Dell Paxton

  • (Bill Cobbs) "Ain't no way to keep a band together. Bands come and go. You got to keep on playin', no matter with who."

Chris Ellis as Phil Horace

  • (Chris Ellis) "Guy, I keep telling you, you are the drummer. The backbone, the timekeeper. You can't let a tepid reaction from one matinee house affect your dedication to the band."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "I was playing like one of those little wind-up monkey toys. They booed us off the stage, Phil. Jimmy couldn't even hear how off-key he was."
  • (Chris Ellis) "You're gonna get it all back tonight, I promise you."
  • (Chris Ellis) "I'm talking about Rock 'N' Roll shows in Steubenville, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, places like that."
  • (The Bass Player) "Pittsburgh?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "Steubenville?"
  • (Chris Ellis) "I've found that a hit record is like a stew. All the ingredients have to come together just right. Otherwise, it's just soup."

Tom Everett Scott as Guy

  • (Tom Everett Scott) "Hey, Uncle Bob, when are we gonna get these records?"
  • (Chris Isaak) "Ah -- Luke 21:19."
  • (The Bass Player) "And your patience possess ye your souls."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Luke? Who's Luke? When are we gettin' the records?"
  • (Chris Isaak) "Wednesday."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "I hadn't played in front of people in so long, so I was nervous, but it sounds better fast. Jimmy wanted it slow, but he was wrong, it's an up-tempo number. And we won."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "When was the last time you were decently kissed? I mean, truly, truly, good and kissed?"
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "I'm Guy Patterson, I'm from Erie, Pennsylvania, I'm in a band called The Wonders and we just cut a record, we're out here on the coast and I play the drums and I have all your records well not all of them but a lot of them but ah at least I did until some of them got swiped when I was stationed in Germany and you were playing in Germany at the time that I was stationed there, but you know what I couldn't see you because you were playing in Hamburg and I was stationed in Munich but I listen to your records and I think you're great."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "You are my biggest fan."
  • (Bill Cobbs) "Thanks."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "Well, I am the drummer."
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "But we still have a hit record."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Yes, you do."
  • (Tom Hanks) "The one-hit Wonders."
  • (Tom Hanks) "A very common tale."

Liv Tyler as Faye

  • (Liv Tyler) "I have wasted thousands and thousands of kisses on you; kisses that I thought were special because of your lips and your smile and all your color and life. I used to think that was the real you, when you smiled. But now I know you don't mean any of it. You just save it for all your songs. Shame on me for kissing you with my eyes closed so tight."
  • (Liv Tyler) "But I thought you already decided on The Echoes."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Nah, some band in Buffalo's the Echoes. And I wasn't wild about that."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Let's just call us The; Band You're About To Hear."
  • (Giovanni Ribisi) "How about The Corvettes?"
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Is that The Corvettes, or the Chordvettes?"
  • (Giovanni Ribisi) "No, Corvettes, like the car."
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Well see, I was thinking like the Chord --"
  • (Johnathon Schaech) "Chord vettes, like chords in our music."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Is that "Skitch" Patterson?"
  • (Giovanni Ribisi) "Here he is, Erie's lone beatnik."
  • (The Bass Player) "How about the Tempos? Ya know, tempos?"
  • (Steve Zahn) "Not the Tempos, Tempos. I was in a band already called The Tempos, and we were -- terrible."
  • (Giovanni Ribisi) "Hey Guy, weren't you the drummer for the Tempos?"
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "Heard that."
  • (Liv Tyler) "Was she a good kisser?"
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "Yeah."
  • (Liv Tyler) "Yeah?"
  • (Tom Everett Scott) "It would be ungentlemanly of me to elaborate."
  • (Liv Tyler) "Gentleman. I'd forgotten what you fellas looked like."
  • (Liv Tyler) "Guys, Chad's arm is so scary. I've never seen anything swell up so big, so fast."
  • (Steve Zahn) "Don't take that personally, Jimmy."

Kevin Pollak appears as Victor 'Boss Vic Koss' Kosslovich

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Rita Wilson, Hanks' wife, has a small part as Marguerite

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Robert Torti as Freddy Fredrickson

  • (Robert Torti) "That was Diane Dane. There she is. Diane Dane. Look at that dress, huh? That's a; that's a gold dress, like a; Wisconsin sunrise."

Holmes Osborne as Mr. Patterson

  • (Holmes Osborne) "Darlene, you just got promoted."
  • (Darlene Patterson) "You mean you're gonna start paying me?"
  • (Holmes Osborne) "I didn't say that."
  • (Holmes Osborne) "Open Saturday ten to ten. Open Sunday twelve to six -- open on Sunday from twelve to six. You know, I don't believe I want to live in a country where you stay open on Sunday to business. You shouldn't have to work on Sunday to support your family."

Obba Babatundé as Lamarr

  • (Obba Babatundé) "Did I check you in with a quartet of gentlemen? And why aren't they here to take care of your needs?"
  • (Liv Tyler) "They're off making a major motion picture."
  • (Obba Babatundé) "We've got movie stars in my hotel."
  • (Liv Tyler) "They're musicians, actually."
  • (Obba Babatundé) "Even better."
  • (Obba Babatundé) "Get in the cab -- GET IN THE CAB."
  • (Obba Babatundé) "Take this young man to The Blue Spot."

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