Phil Horace: I've found that a hit record is like a stew. All the ingredients have to come together just right. Otherwise, it's just soup. Mr. White: You guys look great in black, have I told you that? Mr. White: You guys look great in gold, have I told you that? Mr. White: You guys look great in red, have I told you that? Lenny: Where was I? Oh yeah, playing songs on my guitar. Guy: Yeah, we were pretty wild up in Erie, Penn. Lenny: Yeah, there was this one time, we stayed up way past midnight. Villapiano: Know what this is? Lenny: [pauses] Presidential flashcards? Villapiano: A bonus. And do you know why? Lenny: I have no idea. Villapiano: To entice you back!... The word is out on you o-NEE-ders! Lenny: Hey, that's o-NEH-ders! Heckler: Hey, when are you gonna play "That Thing You Do!"? Lenny: Has our fame preceded us? Heckler: We came here to meet girls and dance, and we can't meet girls until we dance! Jimmy: [Speaking about Diane Dane ] She told me never trust a label. And I'm beginning to believe her. Lenny: Well, sure. I mean, come on. They put us up in a first class hotel, all expenses paid, while our record climbs the charts; bunch of lyin' snakes. Jimmy: Sorry I'm buggin' you! I guess I'm alone in my principles. [leaves the room] Lenny: Oh come on. Oh, there he goes off to his room to write that hit song "Alone in my principles."
: I don't want any of this lover's lament crap. I want something peppy, something happy, something up-tempo. I want something snappy. Mr. White: I don't want any of this lover's lament crap. I want something peppy, something happy, something up-tempo. I want something snappy. Jimmy: [smiles and sings] I... I quit... I quit... I quit... [speaks seriously] Jimmy: I quit, Mr. White. Lenny: I play a lot of cards. Obviously. Wanna see my deck? [he flashes his cards] Lenny: See? You gotta be quick! You gotta be quick with me! I'm from Erie, P.A.! Freddy Fredrickson: Miss Diane Dane! There she is. Diane Dane. Look at that dress, huh? That's a... that's a... gold dress. [during TV interview with band] Lenny Haise: Oh, I'm not here with these fellas. I've got a pig in competition over at the livestock pavilion, and I am going to win that blue ribbon! Faye: You mean actually make a record? A record record, record? Mr. White: You know, Horace was right about you, Guy; you are the smart one. Lenny is the fool, Jimmy is the... talent, and Faye is... well, now, Faye is special, isn't she? And you are the smart one. That's what I think, anyway. Lenny Haise: You see, we're not "The Wonders" right now. We're "Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters". Lenny: [when asked what The Wonders' musical influences are] Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters. Dell Paxton: Can't keep a band together. Bands come and go. You gotta keep playin', no matter with who. [after Guy has gotten into a conversation with his idol, Del Paxton] Marguerite: Look at you. You're no good to me now. Faye: Was she a good kisser? Guy: Yeah. Faye: Yeah? Guy: It would be ungentlemanly of me to elaborate. Guy Patterson: When was the last time you were decently kissed? I mean, really, honestly good and kissed? Mr. White: Any questions? Don't ask. I'm tired of talking to you and I want to sleep. [Asked whether his shades are prescription or just to look cool] Guy: Well, I am the drummer. Faye: I thought you already decided on The Echoes? Jimmy: Nah, some band in Buffalo's the Echoes. And I wasn't wild about that. Lenny: Let's just call us The Band You're About To Hear. Chad: How about The Corvettes?