25 Tommy Boy Quotes From the 90s American Cult Classic

These Tommy Boy quotes capture some of the funniest conversations between Richard (Spade) and Tommy (Farley).

A study by the University of Michigan found that the humor in Tommy Boy and other comedy movies can help to reduce stress and improve overall mood. 

Thus, highlighting the positive impact that the film’s quotes and humor can have on viewers.

Tommy Boy is a 1995 American cult classic adventure comedy film directed and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close friends Chris Farley and David Spade.

The film tells the story of Tommy Callahan, a socially and emotionally immature man.

He learns lessons about friendship, self-worth, and business as he tries to resurrect the family company after the death of his father.

The film received mixed reviews from critics, but clearly, the fans loved it as the movie grossed $32.7 million.

There are also some self-deprecating and cringeworthy Tommy Boy quotes about his weight and intelligence.

His weight and lack of knowledge are a central theme in the film, but so is his growth and development as the film progresses.

Big Tom passes away at his wedding reception.

As it turns out, his new wife and her son are not really related.

Rather, they are a married con artist couple with criminal records.

Keep reading to see just how Tommy Boy saves the day!

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In a survey conducted by Fandango, Tommy Boy was voted the second funniest road trip movie of all time, affirming the movie’s place among the genre classics. 

The survey findings showcase the appeal of Tommy Boy’s memorable quotes and humor to fans of road trip comedies.

1. “Marty, find out where the police are going to be taking him. Send over a bottle of bubbly with a bucket of ice and a card. Have it say: Tough break, get drunk on me. Use the bucket to ice down your marbles, Yours, Z.” ― Ray Zalinsky

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2. “Brothers don’t shake hands. Brothers gotta hug.” ― Tommy Callahan

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3. “Are you talking?” ― Richard Hayden

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4. [runs into a glass wall] “Ow, That’s gonna leave a mark.” ― Tommy Callahan

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5. “Richard, were you watching ‘spanktrovision’?” ― Tommy Callahan

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6. “Him too afraid to get out. He just a little guy!” ― Tommy Callahan

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7. “If I wanted a kiss, I’d call your mother!” ― Tommy Callahan

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8. “Did I catch a ‘niner’ in there?” ― Richard Hayden

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9. “I’m gonna go ask directions to our next huge, embarrassing failure.” ― Richard Hayden

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10. “Get yourself a new map.” ― Gas Station Employee

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11. [Regarding sarcasm]: “Well, I should hope so, because I’m laying it on pretty thick.” ― Richard Hayden

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12. “These shoes are Italian. They’re worth more than your life.” ― Paul Barish

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13. “I wish we’d known each other… this is a little awkward.” ― Tommy Callahan

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In a survey conducted by the entertainment news website IGN, Tommy Boy was voted the 2nd best Saturday Night Live movie of all time. 

The study findings showed that the film’s quotes and humor earned critical acclaim.

14. Tommy: Does this suit make me look fat?

Richard: No, your face does.

15. “You better pray to the god of skinny punks that this wind doesn’t pick up, ’cause I’ll come over there, and jam an oar up your ass.” ― Tommy Callahan

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16. “Ugh, I can actually hear you getting fatter.” ― Richard Hayden

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17. “Look mommy, the rhino’s getting too close to the car!” ― Richard Hayden

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18. “Do you know where the weight room is? I’ll check it out.” ― Tommy Callahan

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19. “Fat guy in a liiittle coat. Fat guy in a little coooat.” ― Tommy Callahan

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20. Kid in Bank: Hey, Mom! It’s the guy who robbed the bank.

Tommy: I didn’t rob any bank.

Kid in Bank: Oh, yeah, right. Like it was some other real fat guy with a tiny head.

Tommy: I got a tiny head?

21. Michelle: [holds up box of donuts] Want one?

Tommy: I’d better not. I have what doctors call a little bit of a weight problem. I used to grab

bear claws as a kid, two at a time, and I’d get them lodged right in this region here.

22. [the park bench collapses] “Could’ve done without that.” ― Tommy Callahan

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23. “Did you eat a lot of paint chips when you were a kid?” ― Paul Barish

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24. “I was just checking the specs on the end line for the… rotary… girder… I’m retarded.” ― Tommy Callahan

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25. “Hey, I’ll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher’s ass by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn’t you rather to take his word for it?” ― Tommy Callahan

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Which of these Tommy Boy quotes is your favorite?

To stop his new corrupt “stepmom” Beverly and “stepbrother” Paul from selling the company to rival Zalinsky, Richard and Tommy embark on a quest to secure the sales the company needs.

However, Paul sabotages them at every turn.

The pair try to gain access to the Zalinsky board room but are denied.

When Michelle arrives with Paul and Beverly’s police records, Tommy comes up with a plan.

He pretends to be a suicide bomber (using road flares) and attracts a live television news crew.

The unlikely trio of heroes forces their way into the boardroom.

Callahan workers watch the drama unfold on TV.

The workers watch on TV as Zalinsky signs Tommy’s purchase order for 500,000 brake pads.

Zalinsky scoffs at them, claiming the purchase order is moot because he will soon own Callahan Auto.

However, the police records confirm that Beverly and Paul are legally married, which makes her marriage to Big Tom null and void.

Controlling shares transfer to Tommy, who does not wish to sell the company, and calls in Zalinksy’s purchase order, saving the company from financial ruin.

What are your favorite Tommy Boy quotes and lines?

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Danielle is the Managing Editor for EverydayPower.com. She has a Master's in Management and Leadership and is also a Life Coach. These skills, coupled with her background, both professional and personal, help her write on a variety of topics. This content is centered on team and self-development, trauma, motivation, and other inspirational messages. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. When not writing she can found reading, cooking, and helping others overcome obstacles in their daily lives.
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