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The Great Mouse Detective

The Great Mouse Detective quotes

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Basil of Baker Street
Olivia
Prof. Ratigan
The Queen


View Quote Basil: [after Toby has picked up Fidget's scent] Miss Flamchester!
Olivia and Dawson: Flaversham!
Basil: Whatever. [hooks up Toby's leash] Your father is as good as found.
View Quote Basil: [enraged] Ratigan, so help me.... [screams bloody murder] ....I'LL SEE YOU BEHIND BARS YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ratigan: [also enraged] You fool! Isn't it clear to you? The superior mind has triumphed! I've won! [He, Fidget, and the rest of their posse start laughing at Basil. Basil steels himself against the jeering and pointing, but after a few moments, he slumps, defeated and broken-hearted, and hangs his head as the cruel laughter continues and Ratigan points at him] Ooh, I love it, I love it, I love it!
View Quote Basil: Now, hurry along, Dawson! We must be off to Toby's.
Dawson: Toby's?
Basil: Oh, you must meet him, he's just the chap for this.
Dawson: You- You want me to come?
Basil: Hah! I should think a stout-hearted army mouse like you would surely leap at the chance for adventure!
Dawson: [chuckles] Well, I am rather curious.
Olivia: Wait for me! I'm coming, too! [her hat and scarf knocks over Basil's violin in the process. He dives down to catch it]
Basil: What?! Certainly not! [sets the violin back on the chair] This is no business for children.
Olivia: Are we going to take a cab?
Basil: [puts his hand on his forehead with a sigh as Olivia puts several crumpets into her pocket] My dear, I don't think you understand. It will be quite dangerous. [sits on his violin, snapping it in two] Why you-! Look what- [restrains himself] Young lady, you are most definitely not accompanying us! AND THAT IS FINALǃ
[Later, as they sneak out into Sherlock Holmes' house, with Olivia right beside them]
Basil: And not a word out of you. Is that clear?
View Quote Dawson: [closing lines in voiceover] From that time on, Basil and I were a close team, and over the years we had many cases together. But I shall always look back on that first with the most fondness: My introduction to Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective.
View Quote Dawson: [in voiceover] It was the eve of our good Queen's diamond jubilee, and the year her majesty's government came.... to the very brink of disaster. She- [chuckling] I'm getting ahead of myself! My name is Dr. David Q. Dawson, most recently of the Queen's 66th regiment. I had just arrived in London after lengthy service in Afghanistan, and was anxious to find a quiet place- preferably dry- where I could rest and find a little peace. Little did I know, that my life was about to change forever.
View Quote Dawson: [to Olivia] The scoundrel's quite gone.
Basil: Ah, but not for long, Miss Flamhammer!
Olivia: Flaversham!
Basil: Whatever.
View Quote Dawson: Excuse me, is this the residence of Basil of Baker Street?
Mrs. Judson: [deep sigh] I'm afraid it is.
View Quote Dawson: Now, wait just a moment. How the deuce did you know I was a doctor?
Basil: A surgeon, to be exact. Just returned from military duty in Afghanistan. Am I right?
Dawson: Why, ha-ha, yes. Major David Q. Dawson. But how could you possibly--?
Basil: Quite simple, really. You've sewn your torn cuff together with a Lambert stich, which, of course, only a surgeon uses. And the thread is a unique form of cat-gut, easily distinguished by its peculiar pungency, found only in the Afghan provinces.
Dawson: Amazing!
Basil: Actually, it's elementary, my dear Dawson.
View Quote Fidget: We have to lighten the load! [looks pointedly at Olivia]
Ratigan: [Mockingly] Ohh. You want to lighten the load? Excellent idea!
[Ratigan grabs Fidget and tosses him overboard]
Fidget: [as he pitifully flutters in the air] No! Not me! Wait, I can't fly! I can't fly! [falls towards the river]
View Quote Henchmen: [singing] Oh, Ratigan! Oh, Ratigan! You're tops, and that's that! To Ratigan! To Ratigan!
Bartholomew: [drunkly singing] To Rattigan, the world's greatest rat! [hiccups]
[Ratigan spits out a mouthful of wine in shock, gasping. The henchmen turn around, gasping in terror.]
Ratigan: WHAT WAS [turns to Bartholomew] THAT?! What did you call me?!
Henchman #1: Oh, he didn't mean it, professor!
Bill the Lizard: It was just a slip of the tongue!
Ratigan: [seizing Bartholomew] I AM NOT A RAT!!!
Henchman #2: 'Course you're not. You're a mouse!
Henchman #1: Yeah, that's right. A mouse!
Bill the Lizard: Yeah, a big mouse!
Ratigan: SILENCE!!
[Ratigan throws Bartholomew out of the hideout.]
Ratigan: Oh, my dear Bartholomew. I'm afraid you've gone and upset me. [Pulls a small bell out of his pocket] You know what happens when someone upsets me...
[The henchmen watch from the door, frightened as Ratigan rings the bell. They then look up and gasp in terror. Felicia, Ratigan's pet cat, hears the ringing of the bell and slowly walks up to Bartholomew]
Bartholomew: [drunkly singing] Oh, Ratigan. Oh, Ratigan. You're the tops, and that's that. [hiccups] Whoops, dear. To Ratigan. To Ratigan. To Ratigan, the world's greatest-
[The henchmen tremble and gasp in fear as they see Bartholomew being eaten, while Ratigan nonchalantly smokes and watches. A gulp is heard. The henchmen quietly mourn their lost friend with two removing their hats and placing them over their hearts and one shedding a tear]
Ratigan: [hugging Felicia] Oh, Felicia, my precious, my baby. [Fatherly] Did Daddy's little honey-bun enjoy her tasty treat?
[Felicia burps. Ratigan's smile slowly collapses into a look of slight dismay. He soon regains his smile and turns back to his henchmen]
Ratigan: I trust that there will be no further interruptions.
View Quote Olivia: [hugs Basil] Goodbye, Basil. I'll never forget you.
[Basil smiles at Olivia and leans down and puts his hands on her shoulders]
Basil: Nor I you, Miss--Miss Flangerhanger. [Olivia stares for a moment, then shakes her head, a smile on her face]
Dawson: [chuckles] Whatever.
View Quote Olivia: [to Ratigan] Just wait! Basil's smarter than you! He's going to put you in jail. [tugs on his tail to accent her next few insults.] He's not afraid of a big, old, ugly, rat like youǃ
Ratigan: [being much stronger, easily takes his tail back.] Would you kindly sit down and SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
View Quote Ratigan: [After knocking Basil off the clock hand, seemingly to his death] I'VE WON!!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!!
Basil: On the contrary! The game's not over yet!
View Quote Ratigan: Ah, the uniforms! Oh, Fidget, I knew I could rely on you. Now, you didn't forget anything?
Fidget: No problem. I took care of everything. Everything on the list. [tries to display the list, but finds it's not there] Uh oh.
Ratigan: What's wrong?
Fidget: [searching himself, to no avail] The list, but I knew I had it!
Ratigan: Where's the list?
Fidget: Well, you see, it was.... It was like this; [reenacting] I was in the toy store, getting the uniforms, when I heard a 'Aroo! Aroo!'
Ratigan: [irritated] You're not coming through.
Fidget: [reenacting still] A dog came. I ran I had a baby bonnet, girl in the bag, and Basil chased me!
Ratigan: [shocked] What? BASIL ON THE CASE?! [furious] WHY, YOU GIBBERING LITTLE--! [groans as he holds his anger in and looks as if he's about to explode, then calms down and picks Fidget up] Oh, my dear Fidget. You have been hanging upside down too long.
Fidget: You mean, you're not mad? I'm glad you're taking it so well.
[Ratigan takes Fidget behind a wall. A bell is heard ringing and screaming soon follows. Cut to Felicia holding a struggling Fidget in her paw, about to eat him]
Fidget: Not me, you idiot! No, stop, you stupid furball! [He breaks free, but Felicia catches him and stuffs him into her mouth] Open up! Open up! Oh! Ay! Ah! Ooh! You're hurting my wing!
Ratigan: How dare that idiot Basil pokes his stupid nose into my wonderful scheme and foul up everything!
Fidget: [inside Felicia's mouth] Let me out! Let me out! [opens Felicia's mouth and still struggling for help] Help! [Felicia puts Fidget backs in her mouth with her finger]
Ratigan: Oh, I can just see that insufferable grin on his smug face! [realizes something] Yes. Yes, I can just see it. Felicia, release him.
Fidget: [inside Felicia's mouth] I'm too young to die!
[Felicia sulks for a moment, then spits out a battered Fidget]
Ratigan: [holding Fidget up by his cheeks] Fidget, you delightful little maniac. You've presented me with a singular opportunity. [drops Fidget, feigning a look of concern] Poor Basil. Oh, he's in for a little surprise.
View Quote [At Buckingham Palace, the Mouse queen is preparing for her speech. Outside, the two guards at the door are knocked out by Rattigan's henchmen, dressed as the guards]
Henchman 1: [As the other henchmen moves the box to the door] Psst! Over here. Come on. Over here.
[They knock on the door]
The Mouse Queen: Come in.
Henchman 2: Uh, begging your Majesty's pardon? A present has just arrived in honor of your jubilee.
The Mouse Queen: A present? Oh, how wonderful! Oh, I just adore jubilees.
Fidget: [Hands the queen a note] Here you are, sweetheart.
The Mouse Queen: Have you been with us long? (reads the note sent with the present) "To our beloved Queen, this gift we send as her 60 year reign..." (she becomes confused at the last words) "...comes to an end"?
[Fidget and the henchmen open the box to reveal an exact duplicate of the Queen.]
The Mouse Queen: How interesting.
[The Robot Queen activates and chases the real Queen around the room.]
The Mouse Queen: Good gracious!
[The Robot Queen stops. We see Ratigan at the door with Hiram Flaversham at the controls]
Ratigan: Amazing likeness, isn't it, Your Majesty?
The Mouse Queen: Professor Ratigan! [To Ratigan's henchmen] Guards! Seize this despicable creature!
[Fidget and the henchmen do nothing except grin. Ratigan takes control of the Robot Queen]
Ratigan: [As the Queen] Guards, seize this despicable creature.
[Ratigan cackles into the reciever while Fidget and the henchmen seize the Queen]
The Mouse Queen: How dare you!
Ratigan: Take her away. [Rings his bell, dooming the Queen to be a meal for Felicia]
The Mouse Queen: Let go of me, you ruffians!
Fidget: Move along, honey!
The Mouse Queen: You fiends! [crying] Traitors!