Questions tagged [the-princess-bride]

The 1987 adaptation of the book by the same name by William Goldman

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Why does Westley say Rodents of Unusual Size don't exist?

In The Princess Bride (1987), Westley says Rodents of Unusual Size don't exist to his princess. Princess: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.s? Westley: Rodents of Unusual Size? l don't ...
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Does “to blathe” really mean “to bluff”?

In The Princess Bride, Miracle Max says that "as we all know, 'to blathe' means 'to bluff'." I've never seen any other references to the word "blathe"; is this just part of the joke?
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Was the HBC (Hudson's Bay Company) mug a deliberate prop in “The Princess Bride”?

In "The Princess Bride", Peter Falk is seen holding an HBC mug with the distinctive green/red/yellow/indigo stripes of the Hudson's Bay Company: Was this prop a deliberate insertion, or did this "...
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Meaning of “Never get involved in a land war in Asia” in The Princess Bride?

The clip below of the Battle of Wits scene from The Princess Bride (IMDB), the character Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) says: You’ve fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never ...
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Is Count Rugen a nod to going up to eleven?

In This is Spinal Tap Christopher Guest’s character Nigel Tufnel has amplifiers with knobs that can be set to eleven. In The Princess Bride Guest plays Count Tyrone Rugen who, with a sixth finger on ...
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Do any other episodes of The Big Bang Theory mention The Princess Bride when Kripke is present?

In last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory ("The Perspiration Implementation", S09E05), Wolowitz and Koothrappali each quote a line from The Princess Bride. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You ...
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Was “The Princess Bride” popular enough to have been birthday party theme? (as seen in 'This is Us') [closed]

In Season 1, episode 13 of "This is Us", Kevin asks for a "Princess Bride" theme birthday party. Of course in hindsight, given the cult status the film has now attained and it's immediate recognition ...
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What part of Buttercup's anatomy is Westley commenting on? [closed]

Near the end of "The Princess Bride," a despondent Buttercup is about to commit suicide with a dagger. But Westley stays her hand when he suddenly pipes up from a nearby bed: "There's a shortage of ...