Bananas Quotes

Esposito: From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish. Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now... 16 years old!
Fielding Mellish: What's the Spanish word for straitjacket?

Movie: Bananas
Fielding Mellish: [getting off the plane in the USA disguised as the President of San Marcos]
The interpreter: [in English] I am Mr. Hernandez, the official interpreter!
Senator: Welcome to the United States.
The interpreter: [in English to Fielding] "Welcome to the United States."
Fielding Mellish: [in English] Thank you!
The interpreter: [to the Senator] "Thank you!"
Senator: Did you have a good flight?
The interpreter: [in English to Fielding] "Did you have a good flight?"
Fielding Mellish: [in English] Yes, I did!
The interpreter: [in English to the Senator] "Yes, I did!"
Senator: Well, we hope your stay in our country...
The interpreter: [English, to Fielding] "We hope your stay in our country..."
Senator: ...will be delightful!
The interpreter: [in English] "... will be delightful!"
Fielding Mellish: [in English] I am looking forward to it...
The interpreter: [to the Senator] "I am looking forward to it..."
Fielding Mellish: Ah, with great anticipation!
The interpreter: [to the Senator] "With great anticipation!"
The interpreter: [Two men in orderly uniforms and butterfly nets appear and attempt to drag the interpreter away]

Movie: Bananas
Sharon Craig: I think Mr. Mellish is a traitor to this country because his views are different from the views of the President and others of his kind. Differences of opinion should be tolerated, but not when they're too different. Then he becomes a subversive mother.

Movie: Bananas
Ship's Captain: He's going to the jungles of Africa, slippers won't save him.
Big Bad Joe: Captain, I've been appointed as this boy's caretaker for the remainder of this journey.
Ben: Captain, my father arranged for a guide to meet us.
Ship's Captain: A guide huh? He'll probably eat you [laughs]
Ship's Captain: .

Movie: Bananas
Witness: I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I've known Fielding Mellish for years and he's a warm, wonderful human being.
Fielding Mellish: Uh, would the clerk read that statement back please?
Court Clerk: "I've known Fielding Mellish for years and he's a rotten, conniving, dishonest little rat."
Fielding Mellish: Ok, I just wanted to make sure you were getting it.
Judge: You're out of order!

Movie: Bananas
[Fielding is talking to a psychiatrist]
Fielding Mellish: I was a nervous child - I was a bed wetter. When I was younger, I, uh, I used to sleep with an electric blanket and I was constantly electrocuting myself...

Movie: Bananas