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220...221 Whatever It takes


To this day, I use that line to describe a situation that I know nothing about.

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gaffer-16: That is a good line. I had forgotten it.

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"To this day, I use that line to describe a situation that I know nothing about."

me too!

i also like to make an exit with the line, "if you can't find me, i'll be at the gym . . . or the gun club."

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I love that line and use it often.

And don't forget about the often overlooked Young and the Restless dream sequence when Caroline shoots Jack and Ron asks "What did you use? A 38?", to which she replies, "38, 39; whatever it took!"

One of my other favorite lines is "Kenny! Don't paint your sister!"

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i use it too...

i also use "you want some chili" ... no matter what i am cooking.




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Hahhahah.... I thought I was the only one, but I use that line a lot too! :)

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I probably use it once a month

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i use it all the time!

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I use this line myself! People sometimes look at me like I've lost my mind, and then I have to explain, but it makes them curious about the movie all the same!!

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Haha!! I know what you mean. To this day, whenever I see my dad getting ready to do some housework, even if it's non-electrical, I'll say, "You gonna use 220?" and he'll go "220, 221. Whatever it takes." LOL!!!

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count me in, I use this line all the time

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I also liked the one where she shot Jack and she was asked what she used a 38 and she said 38 39 whatever it took. LOL

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It's referring to electricity and power outlets. Homes are either wired at 110 volts or 220 volts. Therefore, saying "yeah, 220, 221, whatever it takes" shows that Jack knows nothing about "redoing the whole wing".

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NobodysDeadman are you being sarcastic?

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Sarcastic? How can that be taken as sarcasm? That's exactly what the joke means. Why is it that people that watch comedies have no idea about humor? And no, that remark that I just made was not sarcastic.

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That line has really entered the vernacular. I've heard people use it who have no idea where it originated. (Not that that's a bad thing.)



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I get the joke, but can anyone explain the original question that sets up the joke? "Are you going to do the whole thing in 220?" What kind of question is that? Here in America I have never heard of anyone doing a whole house or a whole portion of a house in 220. 220 is for the washer/dryer or some other specific appliance, not a whole portion of a home. Right?

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Thank you. You give me a reason to watch it again.

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