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Funny Quotations from The Graduate

The Graduate is a romantic comedy drama film about a recent college graduate who has an affair with the wife of his father's business partner while falling in love with her daughter. The film follows Benjamin Braddock as he finds himself trapped in a relationship with Mrs. Robinson as he tries to get away from her and be with her daughter, Elaine, while not ruining his father's business or the daughter finding out. Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross. Based on the novel of the same name by Charles Webb.

The Graduate has seen great success. It is listed within the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It also won the Oscar award for Best Director and was nominated for six other awards, including Best Picture. The movie also saw enormous box office success. Continue reading for some hilarious quotes from The Graduate.


Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, if you don't mind my saying so, this conversation is getting a little strange.
Benjamin: Look, maybe we could do something else together. Mrs. Robinson, would you like to go to a movie?
Benjamin: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn't mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.
Mr. Robinson: Shaking hands? Well, that's not saying much for my wife, is it?
Room Clerk: Are you here for an affair, sir?
Benjamin: What?
Room Clerk: The Singleman party, sir?
Benjamin: Ah, yes, the Singleman party.
Elaine: Good night.
Benjamin: Are we getting married tomorrow?
Elaine: No...
Benjamin: Day after tomorrow?
Elaine: I don't know. Maybe we are, and maybe we're not.
Benjamin: Where did you do it?
Mrs. Robinson: In his car.
Benjamin: What kind of car was it?
Mrs. Robinson: Come on now.
Benjamin: No, I really want to know.
Mrs. Robinson: A Ford.
Benjamin: Goddamn, that's great. So old Elaine Robinson got started in a Ford.
Mrs. Braddock: What makes you think she wants to marry you?
Benjamin: Oh, she doesn't. To be perfectly honest she doesn't like me.
Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.
Benjamin: Just how do you mean that, sir?
Mr. Braddock: Ben, what are you doing?
Benjamin: Well, I would say that I'm just drifting. Here in the pool.
Mr. Braddock: Why?
Benjamin: Well, it's very comfortable just to drift here.
Mr. Braddock: Don't you think that idea is a little half-baked?
Benjamin: Oh no, Dad, it's completely baked.
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