Do you know these famous Dirty Dancing quotes?

By: Annette
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Can you guess who said the most famous quotes from the legendary movie "Dirty Dancing"? Some might be obvious, but others will make you scratch your head in wonder!

"You wanna hear somethin' crazy? Last night I ... I dreamed that we were walkin' along and we met your father. He said, 'Come on,' and he put his arm around me. Just like he did with Robbie."

Oh yes. Johnny Castle, played by Patrick Swayze, seriously wished he could be respectable enough to bring home to dad. He's just too ... sweaty.

"We're supposed to do the show in two days, you won't show me the lifts, I'm not sure of the turns, I'm doing all this to save your ass, what I really want to do is drop you on it!"

Baby gets upset when she feels she's not ready for the big dance. Luckily, all this anger just leads to more passion!

"Go back to your playpen, Baby..."

Penny had a hard life. We can't blame her for being mean to Baby, but this seemed pretty harsh.

"I carried a watermelon."

Perhaps the most iconic fruit line in the history of cinema. And now you know there are "iconic fruit lines."

"No, the-the way he saved her. I-I mean, I-I could never do anything like that. That was somethin'. I mean, the reason people treat me like I'm nothin' is because I'm nothin'."

Upon seeing Baby's father help Penny, Johnny is beside himself with gratitude and awe. And self-deprecation.

"Oh, come on. You don't care about me. You wouldn't care if I humped the entire army ... as long as they were on the right side of the Ho Chi Minh Trail."

Baby's poor, bored, man-hungry sister said this. (Did she, in fact, hump the entire army?)

"Where is my beige iridescent lipstick?"

However much we wish that Max Kellerman had said this, it's, in fact, ​Lisa Houseman. Beige iridescent lipstick is back in style, by the way.

"This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine, or police dogs used in Birmingham."

The good doctor was always the voice of reason.

"That little wimp. He wouldn't know a new idea if it hit him in the Pachenga. He wanted some new ideas? I could've told him some new ideas!"

Johnny had so many new ideas for the dance show, and they did not involve the Pachenga! The did involve him getting close to Baby, though.

"Don't you tell me what to see! I see someone in front of me who got his partner in trouble and sent her off to some butcher, while he moved on to an innocent young girl like my daughter!"

He thought Johnny knocked Penny up. It was an honest mistake.

"But, last week, I took a girl from Jamie, the lifeguard. And he said to her, right in front of me, 'What does he have that I don't have?' And she said, 'Two hotels.'"

Oh, to be the son of a hotel owner. It has its perks.

"I didn't blow a summer hauling toasted bagels just to bail out some little chick who probably balled every guy in the place."

Robbie was a terrible guy. He knocked Penny up and then tried to fix it with a rusty knife!

"I think she gets this from me."

Marjorie, Baby's mother, looks at Baby dancing and sees herself in her daughter. Is it wishing or dread?

"That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn't wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I'd never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman's."

Baby narrates the beginning of the film, and this is the setup for their fantastic summer at Kellerman's.

"Ladies, God wouldn't've given you maracas if He didn't want you to shake them!"

Penny taught ladies how to shake their maracas. It was her job.

"Sorry for the interruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season. This year somebody told me not to. So I'm gonna do my kind of dancin' with a great partner, who's not only a terrific dancer, but somebody ... who's taught me ... that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them."

This is how Johnny introduces Baby to the audience in the final dance sequence of the movie. It's soooooo romantic.

"No one puts Baby in a corner."

If you got this answer wrong, perhaps it's time for a cup of coffee or something. Your brain needs a boost. Have a snack.

"Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don't go into yours, you don't go into mine. You gotta hold the frame."

Johnny was so mean at first! But then, he fell in love.

"I've decided to go all the way with Robbie."

Neil Kellerman WANTED to say this line. Yes, we just said that.

"You don't understand the way it is, I mean for somebody like me. Last month, I'm-I-I'm eating Jujubes to keep alive, this month women are stuffing diamonds in my pockets."

Eating Jujubes to keep alive is pretty intense. But so is getting diamonds stuffed in your pockets!

"I've been thinkin' about the Domino Effect. Now, if Vietnam falls, what does that mean, China's next?"

A rare moment of introspection for the vain sister. But a good question, nonetheless!

"Fight harder, huh? I don't see you fightin' so hard, Baby. I don't see you runnin' up to daddy tellin' him I'm your guy."

Oh, so romantic! Baby needed more courage!

"Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you."

This is said before Baby and Johnny make passionate lovin. With the rain falling outside.

"Well, it looks like I picked the wrong sister. That's okay, Baby, I went slummin' too."

That Robbie is such a villain! Even his name sounds wicked.

"So I did it for nothing. I hurt my family, you lost your job anyway. I did it for nothing!"

So much conflict! Johnny didn't steal the wallet, and he still got fired.

"I know you weren't the one who got Penny in trouble."

The good doctor finally forgives Johnny in the end. He should have never doubted him.

"You looked wonderful out there."

Jake turns to his daughter tenderly and tells her what a good job she did on the dance floor. And it wasn't even a father-daughter dance!

"Max, our Baby's gonna change the world."

Jack was optimistic about Baby's prospects until she became a saucy dancer!

"Sure, Neil. No problem. We'll end the season with the pachenga."

He says this in defeat. What is Neil's fascination with the pachenga???

"Read it. I think it's a book you'll enjoy, but make sure you return it; I have notes in the margin."

So sly, that Robbie Gould. I can't imagine the notes in the margins are extensive.

"You listen to me. I don't wanna hear that from you. You can!"

It pained Johnny to see Baby doubting herself! That's how much he was feeling the love.

"Look, I know these people, Baby. They're all rich and they're mean. They won't listen to me."

He's seen it all before. Same old story. They won't listen to him. But they'll watch him dance!

"I want you girls to know if it were not for this man, I'd be standing here dead."

Max says this at the beginning of the film when the Houseman family arrives at Kellerman's. Clearly, Jack gave Max some health advice.

"You just put your pickle on everybody's plate, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me."

Johnny meant many things when he told Ronnie to "put a pickle on everyone's plate."

"Don't put your heel down, don't put your heel down."

Words to live by. Don't put your heel down. Never do that.

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