Daily Dialogue — April 16, 2011

April 16th, 2011 by

“Fourscore and… [looks at his pocket watch]… seven minutes ago… we, your forefathers, were brought forth upon a most excellent adventure conceived by our new friends, Bill… and Ted. These two great gentlemen are dedicated to a proposition which was true in my time, just as it’s true today. Be excellent to each other. And… PARTY ON, DUDES!

— President Abraham Lincoln (Robert Barron), Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), written by Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is Presidential speeches suggested by CWillGoWrite. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure suggested by Sean Z P Harris.

Trivia: In the original script, the time machine was a 1969 Chevy Van, but the filmmakers thought that it would be a rip-off of Back to the Future (1985). So, they changed it to a phone booth (apparently unconcerned that “Doctor Who” (1963) uses a police telephone box as its time machine). Also, when they used the van, Bill and Ted picked up more historical figures than they did in the final film.

One thought on “Daily Dialogue — April 16, 2011

  1. Phil says:

    And as the producers of Doctor Who were told when they complained about the phone Booth…"Be excellent to one another, dudes."

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