Dog Quotes From TV and Movies

Some of these 28 quotes are about dogs that starred in TV and movies. Others are about the characters themselves, like Lassie. And others are quotes about dogs by the actors or characters in some shows and films.


Lassie looked brilliant, in part because the farm family she lived with was made up of idiots. Remember? One of them was always getting pinned under the tractor, and Lassie was always rushing back to the farmhouse to alert the other ones. She'd whimper and tug at their sleeves, and they'd always waste precious minutes saying things: "Do you think something's wrong? Do you think she wants us to follow her? What is it, girl?" as if this had never happened before, instead of every week.

What with all the time these people spent pinned under the tractor, I don't see how they managed to grow any crops whatsoever. They probably got by on federal crop supports, which Lassie filed the applications for.

Dave Barry


It was a fine fall morning in Paris, crisp and clear, and Benji was quite full of himself, cavorting near the fountain, playing with the children who had inexplicably materialized out of nowhere at the first whiff of a movie star. Their faces radiated and they took turns gently stroking his head. Those Benji chose to favor with a big sloppy lick exploded with laughter, and one young girl ran to her mother, screeching in French that she would never wash her face again.

Joe Camp, writer/producer/director
Benji


I'm a mog. Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend.

John Candy, as Barf
Spaceballs


Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls... because they can.

Kim Cattrall, as Samantha Jones
Sex and the City


Dog movies nowadays are not what dog movies were 50 or even 10 years ago. For one thing, the dogs have become better actors.

Benjamin Cheever


She's getting quite used to jumping into limos.

Sue Chipperton, trainer of Gidget, the Taco Bell commercial star Chihuahua


Like all celebrities, they've got a routine when on the road: first-class seat (always right side, second row, window), a stretch limo waiting, the finest suites and Evian water.

Todd Copilevitz, writing about Nipper and Chipper, the RCA Jack Russell terriers


I was haunted by trainers going "Up, up, up, get up." You find yourself picking your head up and then realizing, They aren't talking to me.

Jeff Daniels, about shooting the film
101 Dalmatians


It don't care whether I'm good enough. It don't care whether I snore or not. It don't care which God I pray to. There are only three things with that kind of unconditional acceptance: Dogs, donuts, and money.

Danny DeVito, as Lawrence Garfield
Other People's Money


And then there's the personal question so many of Lassie's fans want to ask: Is he allowed on the furniture? Of course he is—but, then, he's the one who paid for it.

Julia Glass


If you take a character and you call him a frog, or like Rowlf, our dog, call him a dog, you immediately give the audience a handle.

Jim Henson


By the end of the '50s, everything began to collapse and, little by little, I lost all of my work. I lost Rex, the Wonder Dog, and all the westerns.

Gil Kane


She is such a scene-stealer. She's got these lashes and big eyes, and when she walks on to the set everybody just says "ooh."

Greg Kinnear, about the dog Jill, who played Verdell
As Good As It Gets


Mutts are often better to work with. Sometimes, some of the breed dogs get hyper and have lots of health problems. Mutts are just great!

Betty Linn, animal trainer, referring to the collie mix Maui, who played Murray
Mad About You


I'm a dog person, I've had dogs all my life. But you see, it's not really a dog. It's more like a little robot. It's an actor. It displays no emotion whatsoever. I swear that dog doesn't know any of us even though we've done five seasons of Frasier.

John Mahoney, referring to Enzo the Dog, who starred as Eddy
Frasier


There was this little shaggy dog on it, and Frank Weatherwax was working the dog. One day we were all sitting around, and Frank said, listen, my brother Rudd just got the rights back from MGM for Lassie, and said have your agent check into it. I did, and I went for a screen test.

Tommy Rettig


We each had to spend a week out at Lassie's ranch, and whoever got along best with the dog got the part.

Tommy Rettig


Yeah, dog was this man's best friend, for sure.

Tommy Rettig


What was the name of that dog on "Rin Tin Tin"?

Mickey Rivers


I will not "let the dogs out."
I will not "let the dogs out."
I will not "let the dogs out."
I will not "let the dogs out."
I will not "let the dogs out."

[Written on the chalkboard by Bart, as part of his punishment.]

Bart Simpson,
The Simpsons


I will return the seeing-eye dog.
I will return the seeing-eye dog.
I will return the seeing-eye dog.
I will return the seeing-eye dog.
I will return the seeing-eye dog.

[Written on the chalkboard by Bart, as part of his punishment.]

Bart Simpson,
The Simpsons


What's Santa's Little Helper doing to that dog? Looks like he's trying to jump over, but he can't quite make it.

Bart Simpson,
The Simpsons


Burns: I suggest you leave immediately.

Homer: Or what? You'll release the dogs or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you?

Homer Simpson,
The Simpsons


Homer: Well crying isn't going to help. Now, you can sit there feeling sorry for yourself or you can eat can after can of dog food until your tears smell enough like dog food until your dog comes back, or you can go out there and find your dog.

Bart: You're right. [Gets up and leaves]

Homer: Rats. I almost had him eating dog food.

Homer Simpson,
The Simpsons


You mean you gave away both your dogs? You know how I feel about giving.

Homer Simpson,
The Simpsons


The dog has behaved himself quite well all day, and the show is doing fantastically well in the ratings.... I have no reason to be sad!

Robert Stack


The difference between "trained OK" and "trained perfectly" doesn't really matter all that much to me. I once did a film with Lassie. When that dog got excited he jumped all over Rudd Weatherwax [Lassie's trainer]. Now that's the smartest dog in the world. If the world's best-trained dog can jump around to show he's happy then my dogs should be allowed to do the same.

Jimmy Stewart


I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. At the end of the Depression, people were perhaps looking for something to cheer them up. They fell in love with a dog, and with a little girl.

Shirley Temple

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