Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988 film directed by Robert Zemeckis

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film that combines animation and live action. The film takes place in Los Angeles in 1947, where animated characters (always referred to as "Toons") are real beings who live and work alongside humans in the real world, most of them as actors in animated cartoons.

I could never hurt anybody — Ow! My whole purpose in life is to... make... people... laugh!
Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman, based on the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary Wolf.
It's the story of a man, a woman, and a rabbit in a triangle of trouble.

Roger Rabbit

  • My whole purpose in life is to... make... people... laugh!
  • Is there nothing that can permeate your impervious puss? Hey, Eddie!

Eddie Valiant

  • Scotch on the rocks. And I mean ice! [Penguin waiters from Mary Poppins]
  • [to Earl, who recently got laid off] Here's to the pencil pushers. May they all get lead poisoning.
  • Nice Going, Jess!

Jessica Rabbit

  • Mr. Valiant? [madly slaps Eddie in the face] I hope you're proud of yourself. And those pictures you took.
  • Oh, my God! It's DIP!!!
  • I think I'm gonna faint.

Judge Doom

  • You see, Mr. Valiant, the successful conclusion of this case draws the curtains on my career as a jurist in Toontown. I'm retiring to take a new role in the private sector.
  • Can you guess what this is? [Jessica Rabbit: Oh, my God! It's DIP!!!] That's right, my dear! Enough to dip Toontown off the face of the Earth!
  • [after showing Eddie his true form: A toon; as his voice grows higher-pitched every second] REMEMBER ME, EDDIE?! WHEN I KILLED YOUR BROTHER, I TALKED JUST... LIKE... THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Marvin: Over here, Jessica. I have everything ready. Right here, on the bed.
Jessica: [tired out] Oh, not tonight, Marvin. I have a headache.
Marvin: Oh, Jessica, you promised.
Jessica: Oh, all right. But this time, take off that hand buzzer.
[Eddie stands by the window and takes pictures of them playing patty-cake]
Eddie: You gotta be kidding me.

Jessica: You don't know how hard it is being a woman looking the way I do.
Eddie: You don't know how hard it is being a man looking at a woman looking the way you do.
Jessica: I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

[after the weasels have searched Eddie and Jessica for the will, but have failed]
Doom: Do they have the will or not?
Smart Ass: Nah, just a stupid love letter.
Doom: No matter. I doubt if that will is going to show up in the next 15 minutes, anyway.
Eddie: What happens in the next 15 minutes?
Doom: Toontown will be legally mine- lock, stock, and barrel.

Eddie: D'you mean to tell me you could've taken your hand outta that cuff at any time?!
Roger: No. Not at any time. Only when it was funny. Bl-bl-bl-! [jumps away as Eddie tries to hit him and spins in a chair] C'mon, Eddie! Where's your sense of humor?
Dolores: Is he always this funny or only on days when he's wanted for murder?

[Eddie throws Roger into a secret room; Roger screams and lands head first in a bucket which gets stuck and Roger struggles to get it off.]
Roger: Hey, who turned out the lights? I can't see a thing! What's going on?
Eddie: You crazy rabbit! I'm out there risking my neck for you and what are you doing? Singing and dancing!
[Roger kicks the bucket off and Valiant catches it.]
Roger: But I'm a toon. Toons are supposed to make people laugh.
Eddie: SIT DOWN!!
Roger: You don't understand. Those people needed to laugh.
Eddie: Yeah. And when they're done laughing, they're gonna call the cops! That guy, Angelo, would rat on you for a nickel.
Roger: Not Angelo. He'd never turn me in.
Eddie: Why, just because you made him laugh?
Roger: That's right! A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it's the only weapon we have.

Smart Ass: Say, boss. You want we should "disresemble" the place?
Doom: No, Sergeant. Disassembling the place won't be necessary. The rabbit is going to come right to me.
[he taps "Shave and a Haircut" on counter]
Doom: No toon can resist the old Shave-and-a-Haircut trick. [taps "Shave and a Haircut" a few times]
Eddie: I don't know who's toonier; you or Doom.
[Roger starts freaking out]
Eddie: Roger!
[Doom taps "Shave and a Haircut"; Roger freaks out even more]
Eddie: Roger! Roger, no!
[Doom taps "Shave and a Haircut" again; Roger violently freaks out to his limits]
Doom: Shave and a haircut.
[Roger crashes through the wall]
Roger: 2 BITS!

Eddie: Happy Trails.
Roger: No, thanks, Eddie. I'm tryin' to cut down.
Eddie: Drink the drink!
Roger: But I don't want the drink!
Doom: He doesn't want the drink.
Eddie: He does!
Roger: I don't!
Eddie: You do!
Roger: I don't!
Eddie: You do!
Roger: I don't!
Eddie: You do!
Roger: I don't!
Eddie: You don't.
Roger: I do!
Eddie: You don't!
Roger: I do!
Eddie: You don't!
Roger: [takes the drink] Listen! When I say "I do", that means I do!
[Roger drinks the glass, causing him to leap into the air and emit the same ear-piercing whistling sound as before in Maroon's office, breaking multiple bottles and glasses. Eddie fights the weasels, smashing all the tables and breaking bottles. As the drink's effect on Roger wears out, he nearly falls in the dip, but Valiant catches him.]
Eddie: Got you, kid!
[Eddie knocks over the barrel of dip to slow down Doom.]
Roger: Come on, Eddie! Let's get outta here! Move it, pops! YIKES!! [he and Eddie rush outside] Yeah! That was quick thinking, Eddie! Nothin' like using the ol' spine flower, the wise noodle, the smart puddin'!
Eddie: Roger, let's use this!
[Eddie grabs Roger and throws him in the weasels van.]
Roger: Let's get outta here! What are you waiting for?!
[They both hear a voice from the back.]
Roger: [opens the hatch and looks back] Benny, is that you?
Benny: No, it's Eleanor Roosevelt. Come on, Roger. Get me outta here!
[Roger squeezes through the hatch and the love letter to Jessica falls into Eddie's lap. He puts it in his pocket.]
Roger: Eddie! We got ourselves a ride! Open the doors!
[Eddie opens the van doors and a toon taxi cab named Benny leaps out.]
Benny: Ah! That's better! I can't believe they locked me up for driving on a sidewalk!

Jessica: He's lost his mind.
Roger: I don't think so.

[The Toons from Toontown appear and gather around the remains of Judge Doom]
Mickey: Gosh, I wonder who he really was.
Bugs: I'll tell you one thing, Doc. He weren't no rabbit.
Daffy: Or a duck.
Goofy: Or a dog.
Pinocchio: Or a little wooden boy.
Big Bad Wolf: Or a sheep.
Woody: Or a woodpecker. [laughs]
Sylvester: Or a pussy.

Jessica: Come on, Roger, let's go home. I'll bake you a carrot cake.




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