One of the most memorable 1980s movies is The Goonies, and The Goonies quotes are part of what make it so memorable. It’s one of the few nostalgic films that never seems to get old for modern audiences, and for millennials, is endlessly quotable. While some fans of the teen adventure movie might think the entire movie should be quoted word-for-word, the best quotes are the ones that stick with the audience long after they’ve sat down to watch the movie again.

The Goonies follows Mikey (Sean Astin), Mouth (Corey Feldman), Data (Ke Huy Quan), and Chunk (Jeff Cohen) as the Goonies search for a lost pirate treasure before their homes are sold to a developer. The adventure sees the friends, along with Mikey’s older brother Brand (Josh Brolin), and teens Andy (Kerri Green) and Stef (Martha Plimpton) as they travel through underground caves and try to outwit a family of criminals to get the treasure first. Along the way, the group has a lot of great one-liners, and Mikey even gets one pretty epic speech.

When Mikey and his Goonies friends head up to the attic, it’s full of paintings and pieces of local history. According to Mikey, everything his friends find fascinating in his family’s attic are the “rejects” from a museum exhibit his father curated. Chunk notes that the rejects are just like them.

While it’s clear that the Goonies aren’t exactly the most popular kids in town, that’s the first time the movie puts them in that role. What’s great is that the kids recognize that being “the rejects” can still make them pretty cool since they already find all the museum pieces fascinating. Even Brand flips through a book and doesn’t want to put it down.

Mikey’s mother injures her arm right before the family is told they’re going to have to leave their home. Because she’s having a hard time packing up in a short amount of time, she hires a woman to help her. The only trouble is that the woman speaks only Spanish and Mrs. Walsh speaks only English. Mouth offers to translate for her since he’s in an advanced Spanish course and is practically fluent.

Mouth, however, takes the opportunity to scare the woman, calling the attic an area where torture devices are stored, saying she’ll be locked in a pantry if she doesn’t behave, and instructing her on which illicit substances should be stored where instead of actually telling her what to pack as Mrs. Walsh asks him to do. His mischievous nature gets the better of him, and when it happens to early on in the movie, it’s clear that Mouth is meant to be the “bad boy” of Mikey’s group of friends.

The Goonies has a lot of funny one-liners and a lot of teasing between the members of the friend group, but it doesn’t have a ton of puns like this one. This Goonies quote is said by Mikey to Andy when she can’t figure out of a note on One-Eyed Willy’s map is an A-sharp or a B-flat.

Mikey’s line is said in a moment of stress when they all could fall to their deaths while Andy is playing an organ made from bones. It’s meant to alleviate the tension in the moment, and it’s a cheesy joke that makes the rest of his friends groan, but the audience smile.

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