Do you remember playing Telephone? This popular game involved a group of people in a line; the person at one end would think of a message and whisper it to the person next to them. That person would then relay the message to the next participant, and so on, until eventually the message made it to the end of the line. The last person to hear the message would then announce it loudly to the group. The goal of the game was to convey the message as accurately as possible from the first person to the last without the message changing. Of course, this rarely happened, which was where most of the joy of the game came from.
Time has a funny way of mimicking the game telephone, especially when it comes to pop culture. Music lyrics are often misheard, and once that happens, it’s hard to correct them in your mind (and not as fun, if you ask us). The same can be said with movies, so we decided to take a look at some of the most popular movie lines of all time that are commonly misquoted. Check them out and let us know if you’ve been saying these quotes quotes wrong! Is there a quote we missed that drives you crazy?
1. The Graduate (1967)
How Most People Remember It: “Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?”
The Actual Line: “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me… Aren’t you?”
2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
How Most People Remember It: “Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.”
The Actual Line: “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
3. Field of Dreams (1989)
How Most People Remember It: “If you build it, they will come.”
The Actual Line: “If you build it, he will come.
4. Dracula (1931)
How Most People Remember It: “I want to suck your blood!”
The Actual Line: This line was actually never even in the film!
5. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
How Most People Remember It: “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!”
The Actual Line: “Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!”
6. Star Trek (1966)
How Most People Remember It: “Beam me up Scotty.”
The Actual Line: “Kirk to Enterprise, beam us up Scotty.”
7. White Heat (1949)
How Most People Remember It: “Top of the world, ma!”
The Actual Line: “Made it, ma! Top of the world!”