32 'Gremlins' Quotes to Laugh Your Way through This Fuzzy Mayhem
Even though Christmas is still on the horizon, there's no reason we can't indulge in the delights of timeless holiday classics, such as the movie "Gremlins." Let's take a trip down memory lane with these 32 unforgettable quotes.
Released in 1984, "Gremlins" is known for its genres of horror, comedy, and fantasy, making it a festive treat. It stars two famous fuzzy Mogwais—the lovable Gizmo and the not-so-lovable Stripe.
The film tells the story of Billy Peltzer, who received a cute critter named Gizmo from his father, Randall, as a Christmas gift. This gift had specific care instructions to avoid dangerous Gremlin trouble. Unfortunately, after an accident, Gizmo multiplies and gives birth to Stripe.
This new Mogwai turns into Gremlins, causing holiday havoc. Despite the chaos created, these fuzzy creatures captivate viewers with their weird charm. Relive the film's 32 entertaining quotes below.
Ruby Deagle's quote: "Christmas carolers. I hate Christmas carolers. Screechy-voiced little glue sniffers!" | Source: AmoDays
Randall & Billy Peltzer's Hilarious 'Gremlins' Quotes
"Smokeless ashtray. Man at gas station tried to sell me." — Randall Peltzer
"You should just buy orange juice in cartons. It's a lot easier." — Billy Peltzer
"Friends, let me introduce myself. Peltzer's the name, Rand Peltzer. That's me on the corner. I'm an inventor. I have a story to tell. Yeah, I know. Who hasn't got a story? Well nobody's got a story like this one. Nobody. It all started here in Chinatown. I was hitting the shops, trying to move a little merchandise, maybe even find a present for my kid. I tried this one place." — Randall Peltzer
"Rand Peltzer, fantastic ideas for a fantastic world, I make the illogical logical." — Randall Peltzer
"Sir, I'd like to offer you this token of my esteem, whether or not it makes up for all the damage. This is the only one of its kind, but you're welcome to it." — Randall Peltzer
Sheila Futterman's quote: "There's more to life than macaroni." | Source: AmoDays
"Cover your mouth. Don't breathe any gas." — Billy Peltzer
"Well, that's the story. So, if your air conditioner goes on the fritz or your washing machine blows up, or your video recorder conks out; before you call the repairman, turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, 'cause you never can tell there just might be a gremlin in your house." — Randall Peltzer
"I always thought everyone was happy during the holidays, no matter what." — Billy Peltzer
The Cast's Various Encounters with the Gremlins
"Lynn Peltzer: Yes? Billy! Are you okay? Where are you?
Billy Peltzer: Mom, they've hatched. Get out of the house!" — "Gremlins"
"Kate Beringer: What are they, Billy?
Billy Peltzer: They're Gremlins, Kate. Just like Mr. Futterman said." — "Gremlins"
Billy Peltzer's quote: "You should just buy orange juice in cartons. It's a lot easier." | Source: AmoDays
"Kate Beringer: What're they doing?
Billy Peltzer: They're watching 'Snow White.' And they love it." — "Gremlins"
Mr. Wing/ Grandfather: I'm sorry. Mogwai not for sale.
Randall Peltzer: Why not? You said everything in your grandfather's store was for sale.
Mr. Wing/ Grandfather: With Mogwai, comes much responsibility. I cannot sell him at any price." — "Gremlins"
"Chinese Boy: Look Mister, there are some rules that you've got to follow.
Billy Peltzer: Yeah, what kind of rules?
Chinese Boy: First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it'll kill him. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight." — "Gremlins"
"You do with Mogwai what your society... has done with all of nature's gifts. You do not understand." — Mr. Wing/Grandfather, "Gremlins"
"Sheriff Frank: Tell me something, Billy. How come a cute little guy like this can turn into a thousand ugly monsters?
Billy Peltzer: Well, you see, this is before it enters the pupal stage.
Deputy Brent: The pupal stage?
Billy Peltzer: Yeah, right. Plus, it multiplies with water." — "Gremlins"
Ruby Deagle's quote: "Mrs. Harris, the bank and I have the same purpose in life - to make money. Not to support a lot of... deadbeats!" | Source: AmoDays
"Pete Fountaine: One, two, three, four, five new ones. Now can I have one?
Billy Peltzer: I don't know, Pete.
Pete Fountaine: Hey, look! That one's got a cute little stripe on its head. Hey, cutie. [Pete attempts to pet the baby mogwai, who, in response, snarls and attempts to bite Pete]" — "Gremlins"
"Billy Peltzer: It's the creatures!
Sheriff Frank: [angered] Ah, the creatures.
Billy Peltzer: The creatures are making it look like an accident!" — "Gremlins"
"There's a Gremlin in my plow." — Murray Futterman
"Hi Rockin' Ricky. My name's Pete. There's these little green guys with big teeth running around town wrecking things." — Pete Fountaine
"Billy Peltzer: You mean you understand what he's saying?
Mr. Wing/Grandfather: To understand, one has only to listen.
Gizmo: Bye, Billy!
Mr. Wing/Grandfather: Maybe one day, you will be ready. Until then, Mogwai will be waiting." — "Gremlins"
Murray Futterman's quote: "There's a Gremlin in my plow." | Source: AmoDays
"I don't know, maybe thousands. Look, I know it sounds crazy. I know it does, but in a matter of hours, this town's going to become a major disaster area, and now you have got to warn people!" — Billy Peltzer to Sheriff Frank Reilly
"Gremlins. You got—you gotta watch out for them foreigners 'cause they plant gremlins in their machinery. It's the same Gremlins that brought down our planes in the big one." — Murray Futterman
Other Funny Quotes from the Stars of 'Gremlins'
"Mrs. Harris, the bank and I have the same purpose in life - to make money. Not to support a lot of... deadbeats!" — Ruby Deagle
"I *always* mix business with pleasure. And it gives me *great* pleasure to inform you that said petition has failed. Moreover, as a direct result of your efforts, I'm foreclosing *your* home as well. I'm sure that really shocks you, doesn't it? Good." — Ruby Deagle
"I want your dog. Give him to me. I'll take him to the kennel, they'll put him to sleep. It will be quick and painless compared to what I would do to him." — Ruby Deagle
Billy Peltzer's quote: "I always thought everyone was happy during the holidays, no matter what." | Source: AmoDays
"When nobody else is there to do the dirty work, as you call it, the JVP becomes JAL - that is, Just Another Lackey. Now start earning that salary I'm paying you, before I *really* blow my top and demonstrate just how rotten I *can* be. If you thought I was a schmuck with those other two...!" — Mr. Corben
"I'll catch the beast myself. He'll get what he deserves, a slow painful death. Maybe I'll put him in my spin-drier on high heat." — Ruby Deagle
"While everybody else opens up presents, they're opening up their wrists." — Kate Beringer
"These foreign cars - they always freeze up on you. You don't find American machinery doing that. Our stuff can take anything. See that plow? 15 years old. Hasn't given me a day's trouble in years." — Murray Futterman
Randall Peltzer's quote: "Smokeless ashtray. Man at gas station tried to sell me." | Source: AmoDays
"Christmas carolers. I hate Christmas carolers. Screechy-voiced little glue sniffers!" — Ruby Deagle
"There's more to life than macaroni." — Sheila Futterman
"You say you hate Washington's Birthday or Thanksgiving, and nobody cares, but you say you hate Christmas and people treat you like you're a leper." — Kate Beringer
Billy Peltzer's quote: "Cover your mouth. Don't breathe any gas." | Source: AmoDays
The 1984 film successfully released a sequel in 1990 and is reportedly to have its third installation this year. Notable cast members of the iconic movie include Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, and Corey Feldman.
The movie conveys a heartwarming message about responsibility and the true spirit of the holidays amidst the chaos the Gremlins cause. The film remains a beloved festive treat, leaving lasting impressions on viewers worldwide.
Besides revisiting the film about Gremlins, here's a delightful collection of quotes to read from another beloved movie, "Toy Story 4." This animated gem features an all-star cast, including Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, and Tim Allen.