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Favourite Cabin Pressure Quotes/Moments/Episodes?

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LollipopViolet Fri 02-May-14 22:32:07

I'm still working my way through all of them, but I have to say, I love it. It's the first radio drama I've listened to, and really enjoyed it.

I might even give the Archers a go

Anyway, what are people's favourite quotes, moments or episodes?

I quite like the opening to the first episode. "Unless it's a farm. Or quite possibly the A46. It's not the sea... because that's blue." etc.

Come on, share your favourites smile

IndridCold Sat 03-May-14 10:06:13

I just love Cabin Pressure. I've listened to them countless times and am still not bored of them. DS and I can carry on lengthy conversations which consist almost entirely of CP quotes.

If I had to choose one it might be Johannesburg, when they have to stop in Spain.

" Every time I have heard a dog he have said to me ouah ouah!"

" Aaah, leetle orange warning light!"

"Eees a nice car, a BMW!"

It's amazing how often you can use these quotes in an average day.

"A man who can imitate a Spanish squirrel helping 28 men mow a meadow is capable of anything!"

Not so easy...

Like the Mr Birling ones too. Just love them all grin.

LollipopViolet Sat 03-May-14 11:34:03

I like Ipswich, where they go for training smile you just wouldn't get on GERTI, would you?? grin

BigW Sat 03-May-14 18:06:59

Love it all! The travelling lemon is brilliant, as is fizz buzz and Mr Birling days, yellow car and about a million more. I don't know anyone who listens irl though.

LollipopViolet Sat 03-May-14 19:35:29

Ah yes, "the lemon is in play".

wants to play that game on an actual plane

I loved Johannesburg too, "You've fired a missile from your plane!" or "Little orange light, he is broken" <thump>

TeaandCake Sun 04-May-14 19:32:23

I LOVE Cabin Pressure! A few favourite quotes:

'Did any of you order a furious posh man?' -Timbuktu.

'Did Douglas do something clever and now everything's fine?' -St Petersberg,

'Let me check my citrus pocket.' -Molokai

'Arthur, dig out those lemon hand wipes and put the kettle on.' -Cremona

'I can assure you that Captain Creiff is very nearly the best pilot in the company!' -Cremona

I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to Cabin Pressure quotes (but no idea how to link it to MN) and only one person in RL who shares my er, enthusiasm for CP. Ah.

harryhausen Tue 06-May-14 20:19:40

Yellow Car.....

harryhausen Tue 06-May-14 20:26:35

My favourites episodes are Ispwich, Ottery St Mary, Edinburgh (or any Burling Day episodes) and Fitton (where Martin discovers a secret bar in one of the hangers).

harryhausen Tue 06-May-14 20:33:14

I think this is from Paris (Burling Day)

Carolyn - " you're not going to win this time Douglas"

Douglas - "An interesting theory, let me propose an alternative one: I am going to win this time. And this is a theory I have built up from the following postulates: one – I win every time; two – this is a time; three – I will win this time".

Also the cutest -

Martin - "I've wanted to be a pilot since I was 7 years old"

Douglas - "What did you want to be before that?"

Martin - "I wanted to be an aeroplane"

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Wed 07-May-14 12:15:27

Here I am, don't tread on me.

IndridCold Thu 15-May-14 19:59:39

"I'm not being childish, but if I can't go to the Grand Prix I'm not going to be in the film!"

From Rotterdam

RomanMum Sat 17-May-14 21:23:17

Whenever I listen to CP all I can think of is "Sarah & Duck (quack)" - can't think why...

LollipopViolet Sun 18-May-14 18:30:12

Sorry, had to be done grin

"The lemon is in play" smile

IndridCold Mon 19-May-14 10:33:17

The Travelling Lemon travelling!

LollipopViolet Mon 19-May-14 22:52:12

I like that smile Just thought of another scene I like, from Douz smile

DOUGLAS: Filling up. Douz is the last town in Tunisia before the desert. It’s like a big camel petrol station.
MARTIN: Huh! What would you know about petrol stations?
DOUGLAS: I’ve … seen them. I drive past them. Sometimes I stop for a Kit Kat.
ARTHUR: What, doesn’t-doesn’t your car need petrol, Douglas?
MARTIN (cynically): No, Douglas’ car does not need petrol.
ARTHUR: Wow! Well, maybe I should get one …
DOUGLAS: Yes, Arthur. You keep lumbering on after the uptake. It’s sure to tire eventually. What Martin’s getting at – and this isn’t for your mother’s ears – is, you know how we have to run off a couple of litres of fuel before every trip to check for water droplets?
DOUGLAS: Well, there’s nothing in the book to say where you have to run it off to.
MARTIN (stroppily): I think there’s a general understanding that they didn’t mean ‘into the tank of the First Officer’s Lexus’.
DOUGLAS: Then they should have said so! I’m not a mind-reader.

Caroline (being a passenger, for the purposes of cabin crew training) - "I am gluten-intolerant"

Arthur (being Arthur) - I'll try not to be to gluten annoying!

Caroline - You can't call one airplane an airline. It's more of an air dot.

MJN Air - My Jet Now Air!

FrankelandFilly Mon 19-May-14 23:00:48

"Jelly babies to manual"

"Dwagon fwuit!"


SciFiFan Mon 19-May-14 23:17:06

Love Qikiqtarjuaq where Douglas introduces Martin as Captain Martin du Crieff recently transferred from Air France. When he had to tell the tale of escaping the polar bear with a pogo stick and an egg whisk.....brilliant (to quote Arthur).

Love, love, love Cabin Pressure.

"So, Arthur, in your quest to find the one image which perfectly sums up MJN Air and everything it stands for, you've elected for a shot of twelve Scottish cricketers in the Sahara desert, wearing swimsuits and carrying a fire engine."

"The thing about Gertie, though, bless her, is she is rather the aeroplane who cries 'wolf'. I particularly enjoyed her last Ground Proximity Warning - the one where we were on the ground."

Douglas: Little flashing warning light, Captain. Anti-icing the starboard wing. Declaring itself rabbit of negative euphoria.
Martin: What?
Douglas: Not a happy bunny.

ToffeePenny Mon 19-May-14 23:42:02

Hey, chief, I might be wrong, but I think we're flying into a mountain. This makes me feel... scared of the mountain. One thing we could do is pull up and fly over the mountain. How does that sound to...

LollipopViolet Mon 19-May-14 23:44:43

I NEED to get "rabbit of negative euphoria" into an actual conversation...

So, hands up, if MJN were a real airline, who'd fly with them?

I will get rabbit of negative euphoria into conversation tomorrow. Can I have extra points if it is while I am talking to my CBT therapist?

SciFiFan Tue 20-May-14 07:36:02

Definitely extra points for that SDTgrin.

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