1997's Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery introduced fans to Mike Myers's wild and wacky character, Austin Powers. The spoof of the James Bond films went on to be a huge cult hit with comedy movie fans. Within a few years, several other Austin Powers films followed: 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember.
Just as with the films of his predecessor, James Bond, all of the Austin Powers movies contain a lot of memorable quotes - but the first is by far the most quotable of the bunch. Remember the first time you heard Austin utter "Groovy, baby?" Yeah, we do too. Check out some more of the best quotes from Austin Powers.
Mr. Bigglesworth Gets Upset, People Die
Dr. Evil: "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair. I have gathered here before me the world's deadliest assassins. And yet, each of you has failed to kill Austin Powers. That makes me angry. And when Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset, people DIE!!"Yes, yes they do. In horrible, no good, nasty ways. Mr. Bigglesworth is apparently upset, often. Wouldn't you be if you had no hair?Should this be higher or lower?
Mustafa Refuses to Die
Mustafa: "Hello up there, anyone? Can someone call an ambulance, I'm in quite a lot of pain!"This is without question one of the funniest scenes in 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." Yes, Dr. Evil gets his revenge - but Mustafa seems tough to kill. See? High price to pay for wronging Mr. Bigglesworth!
Dr. Evil: [Takes phone call, ignores Mustafa's plea].
Mustafa: "If somebody could open the retrieval hatch down here I could get out. You see I designed this device myself and...oh, hi, good, I'm glad you found me. Listen, I'm very badly burned so if you could just..."
[Gunshot rings out].
Mustafa: "You shot me!"
Dr. Evil: "Okay moving on."
Mustafa: "You shot me right in the arm! Why did you..."
[Another gunshot, silence and a long pause]Should this be higher or lower?
Ill Tempered Sea BassVideo: YouTube
Dr. Evil: "You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, would you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here!What do we have?"Poor Dr. Evil: The best laid plans and all. In this case, his laser-equipped sharks plan, while brilliant, falls short of the mark (as does most of his grand schemes).
Number Two: "Sea Bass."
Dr. Evil: [pause] "Right."
Number Two: "They're mutated sea bass."
Dr. Evil: "Are they ill tempered?"
Number Two: "Absolutely."
Dr. Evil: "Oh well, that's a start."Should this be higher or lower?
Poor Mr. BigglesworthVideo: YouTube
Dr. Evil: "It's been 30 years, but I'm back. Everything's gone perfectly to plan except for one small flaw due to a technical error by my henchman Mustafa, complications arose in the unfreezing process."Poor, poor Mr. Bigglesworth. Dr. Evil is (understandably) furious about the fur-less kitty losing all of his hair because of Mustafa's screw ups. Eventually, Mustafa (Will Ferrell) pays a high price.
Mustafa: "But my design was perfect."
Dr. Evil: "Look what you did to Mr. Bigglesworth!"Should this be higher or lower?