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The Dish Quotes

The Dish is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . The Dish completed its run in 1970.

It features Santo Cilauro as producer, and Edmund Choi in charge of musical score.

The Dish is recorded in English and originally aired in Australia. Each episode of The Dish is 101 minutes long. The Dish is distributed by Village Roadshow (Australia).

The cast includes: Sam Neill as Cliff Buxton, Tom Long as Glenn Latham, Bille Brown as Prime Minister, Patrick Warburton as Al Burnett, Lenka as Marie McIntyre, Roy Billing as Billy McIntyre, Roy Billing as May McIntyre, Tayler Kane as Rudi Kellerman, and Eliza Szonert as Janine Kellerman.

The Dish Quotes

Patrick Warburton as Al Burnett

  • (Patrick Warburton) "I think we ate an entire sheep."
  • (Patrick Warburton) "The Ambassador's coming. Space nut. Knows everything about Apollo 11."
  • (Unnamed) "Does he know where it is?"
  • (Patrick Warburton) "Not everyone at NASA is a hotshot college genius. The guy I most admire is from a one-horse town in Ohio."
  • (Unnamed) "And what's he do?"
  • (Patrick Warburton) "Tomorrow he's gonna walk on the moon."
  • (Tom Long) "-- Who's the guy?"
  • (Patrick Warburton) "Are you telling me that NASA's prime receiving station has absolutely no idea where Apollo 11 is?"
  • (Tom Long) "Yeah; it's on its way to the moon."
  • (Patrick Warburton) "I stand corrected."
  • (Unnamed) "No, you're WRONG."
  • (Patrick Warburton) "Do we have a problem?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah. You treat us like a pack of galahs."
  • (Tom Long) "That's a type of parrot."

Sam Neill as Cliff Buxton

  • (Worker) "Excuse me sir, I'm afraid you've come in the wrong way."
  • (Sam Neill) "I'm sorry --"
  • (Worker) "Yeah, this is the old entrance. The visitors center is back out and around to the left."
  • (Sam Neill) "Right well, I'll wander out then."
  • (Worker) "Well worth it. Some amazing times."
  • (Sam Neill) "We stuffed?"
  • (Tom Long) "Yep. We're stuffed."
  • (Unnamed) "You've just got to tell them."
  • (Sam Neill) "That we lost Apollo 11?"
  • (Unnamed) "Well, I wouldn't say that first."
  • (Sam Neill) "What would you say first?"
  • (Unnamed) "How about "hey, you'll never guess what happened -- ""
  • (Unnamed) "You remember that night at my place? Trying to sort out the contract with that fella from NASA? 'What about this? What about that?' Two hours, and you finally speak. 'Gentlemen, this should be the contract. We agree to support the Apollo 11 mission.' That was it; one sentence. They couldn't believe it. It was a wonderful moment."
  • (Sam Neill) "But this isn't."
  • (Unnamed) "No, this is a s***house moment."
  • (Sam Neill) "Do you know what I thought when this first came up?"
  • (Tom Long) "What, your pipe?"
  • (Sam Neill) "No. The moon mission."
  • (Tom Long) "You beauty?"
  • (Sam Neill) "I thought, imagine stuffing that up. Isn't that odd?"
  • (Tom Long) "What?"
  • (Sam Neill) "Well, that I was more scared than excited."
  • (Tom Long) "I don't think that's odd. I feel like that all the time."
  • (Sam Neill) "Glenn, come here."
  • (Tom Long) "What?"
  • (Patrick Warburton) "Every coordinate in this book has been changed."
  • (Tom Long) "Yeah -- I changed them."
  • (Patrick Warburton) "You what?"
  • (Tom Long) "I changed them."
  • (Patrick Warburton) "Why?"
  • (Tom Long) "Because they were wrong."
  • (Patrick Warburton) "Why were they wrong?"
  • (Tom Long) "Dunno."
  • (Sam Neill) "No, what about them was wrong?"
  • (Tom Long) "Oh. Well, the figures NASA gave us were for the northern hemisphere -- and we're in the southern hemisphere? I can change them back but then you'd be pointing in the wrong d --"
  • (Sam Neill) "Glenn, it might be a good idea for you to tell us these things."
  • (Tom Long) "Oh, sure, I just didn't wanna worry you -- Cuppa tea, Al?"
  • (Sam Neill) "My wife said something. She said, "Failure is never quite so frightening as regret"."
  • (Tom Long) "Oh, that's good advice."
  • (Sam Neill) "Pretty good."
  • (Tom Long) "I wish somebody'd tell me that."
  • (Sam Neill) "This is science's chance to be daring."

Bille Brown as Prime Minister

  • (Politician) "NASA's upgraded us. Parkes is now the prime receiving station."
  • (Bille Brown) "Meaning?"
  • (Politician) "We've got the moonwalk."
  • (Bille Brown) "Jesus. The people at this place, they know what they're doing?"
  • (Politician) "I think so."
  • (Bille Brown) "You'd bloody well hope so."
  • (Bille Brown) "You know, we've got a saying in the party. You don't f*** up --"
  • (Unnamed) "And?"
  • (Bille Brown) "That's it."

Lenka as Marie McIntyre

  • (Lenka) "This entire mission is just an example of America's imperialistic greed."
  • (Lenka) "If you ask me, I think it's the biggest chauvinistic exercise in the world."
  • (Roy Billing) "That's why nobody asks you, darling."

Tom Long as Glenn Latham

  • (Tom Long) "Computer. 20 seconds it does what it used to take me 5 hours on a slide rule."
  • (Unnamed) "And a basketball."
  • (Tom Long) "Imagine the earth as a basketball."
  • (Unnamed) "This'll be good."
  • (Tom Long) "And on top of the basketball there's --"
  • (Tom Long) "What's the name of the thing you put the pump into?"
  • (Unnamed) "A hole."
  • (Tom Long) "Yeah but it's got a name."
  • (Tom Long) "The valve. Imagine on top there's a valve, and on the bottom there's another valve and --"
  • (Unnamed) "You know, basketballs only have one valve, Glenn."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, what's something that has two valves?"
  • (Unnamed) "Tuba?"
  • (Tom Long) "It's gotta be round."
  • (Unnamed) "Tamborine?"
  • (Tom Long) "That doesn't have valves."
  • (Unnamed) "Coconut."
  • (Sam Neill) "Mitch."
  • (Tom Long) "Everything's fine."
  • (Patrick Warburton) "Except we lost Apollo 11."
  • (Tom Long) "Oh, except for that."

Eliza Szonert as Janine Kellerman

  • (Eliza Szonert) "You have a gun?"
  • (Tayler Kane) "Yep. This is an official NASA installation, after all."
  • (Eliza Szonert) "Does mum know you have a gun?"
  • (Tayler Kane) "No. And don't you go telling her, either. Or else she might come and take it off me."

Roy Billing as May McIntyre

  • (Roy Billing) "The engines are filling with hydrogen."
  • (Unnamed) "Can they fix that?"
  • (Roy Billing) "No, that means it's go for launch."
  • (Unnamed) "Ohhh, hydrogen."
  • (Roy Billing) "Do the people in India get to watch it?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah, but all on the one Tele."

Tayler Kane as Rudi Kellerman

  • (Tayler Kane) "What's with the alarm?"
  • (Unnamed) "Lets us know it's windy."
  • (Tayler Kane) "Oh, well I could'a told you that, it's blowin' a bloody gale out there."
  • (Tayler Kane) "Who goes there?"

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