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The Best Quotes From 'This Is Spinal Tap' Go Up To Eleven 

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Updated January 7, 2020 107 votes 14 voters 25 items

If you've seen this hilarious mock rockumentary then we want you to vote up the best This Is Spinal Tap quotes. These quotes prove how funny the movie really is even if you haven't seen it in a while. Starring Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, and Christopher Guest, This Is Spinal Tap was released in 1984 and directed by Rob Reiner. Now it's time to determening the best quote from This Is Spinal Tap with the help of your votes.

What are your favorite lines? One memorable line from This Is Spinal Tap was when David St. Hubbins said, "He died in a bizarre gardening accident." Another great line from This Is Spinal Tap is, "Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported." also spoken by David St. Hubbins who was played by Michael McKean.

Vote up the memorable quotes from This Is Spinal Tap that you want to see at the top of the list, regardless of which character they come from.

Eleven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes From 'This Is Spinal Tap' Go Up To Eleven
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Eleven

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...

Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?

Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.

Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?

Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?

Marty DiBergi: I don't know.

Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.

Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

Nigel Tufnel: [pause]  These go to eleven.

 

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Understate The Hugeness ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes From 'This Is Spinal Tap' Go Up To Eleven
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Understate The Hugeness

David St. Hubbins: I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem may have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.

Ian Faith: I really think you're just making much too big a thing out of it.

Derek Smalls: Making a big thing out of it would have been a good idea.

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Gardening Accident is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes From 'This Is Spinal Tap' Go Up To Eleven
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Gardening Accident

David St. Hubbins: He died in a bizarre gardening accident...

Nigel Tufnel: Authorities said... best leave it... unsolved.

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It's My Gum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes From 'This Is Spinal Tap' Go Up To Eleven
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It's My Gum

Marty DiBergi: You two were at school together?

Nigel Tufnel: We're not university material.

David St. Hubbins: What's that on your finger?

Nigel Tufnel: It's my gum.

David St. Hubbins: What are you doing with it on your finger?

Nigel Tufnel: I might need it later.

David St. Hubbins: Put it on the table, that's terrible.

Nigel Tufnel: No, I might forget it on the table.

David St. Hubbins: F*cking awful, you can't take him anywhere.

 

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