Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Movie Quotes for QA Professionals

What if your favorite movie quotes were written for QA professionals? Would they be as memorable? We think so, but we’ll let you decide.

In the fall of 2015, the internet was rife with tweets sporting the hashtag #ScienceMovieQuotes.  Creative scientists repurposed their favorite movie quotes, gleefully infusing them with nerdy humor for the entertainment of their colleagues.  Such a great idea was just asking to be stolen.  And who are we to resist the siren call of piracy?  So here’s our best attempt at making #QAmovieQuotes go viral.*

Don Corleone

“I’m gonna schedule an audit… he can’t refuse.”
       - Vendor Oversight Manager at Corleone Clinical


“Batches?  We don’t need to see no stinking batches!”
     - Said no GMP auditor ever.


Auditee: “You want candor?”
 Auditor:” I want the proof.”    
             Auditee: “You can’t access the proof!”
     (Not even A Few Good Men can view electronic source documents at some sites.)


"Contemporaneous.  You keep using that word.
I do not think it means what you think it means."
     - Inigo Montoya, CCRP

Blanche Dubois

“I’ve always depended on the kindness of trainers.”
     Oh no.  Who let Blanche talk to the Inspectors?

Wite Out

“I love the smell of Wite-Out in the morning.”
    - Compliance Auditor, Fraud Division


“Get busy complyin’ or get busy tryin’.”
     (Motivational poster at Shawshank Consulting)

Alladdin Chocolates

“Fecal transplants happen.”          
                    “Audits are like a box of chocolates…” 


 “That’s all right.  He can call me ‘Sour’ if he wants to.  I don’t mind.”
      Not every audit is like a trip to Magic Kingdom.

Doune Castle

                       Jr.  Auditor:  “How do you know it’s a glitch?”
 Sr. Auditor:  “It looks like one.”
    It’s not witchcraft; it’s experience – the holy grail of the QA industry.


“Of all the org charts in all the sites in all the world, you had to look into mine.”
     Qualification records are amiss at Casablanca Research Institute.
And amiss is still amiss.
     [Again, sorry.]

Cool Hand Luke

 “What we’ve got here is a failure to refrigerate”
     Dr. Luke’s Hand might be Cool, but his Investigational Product isn’t.
     (Is the study drug supposed to be the Color of Money?)

…And because the rhymes were just too good, we couldn’t resist…

Newman dressing

“What we’ve got here is a failure to investigate.”
“What we’ve got here is a failure to remediate.”
    CAPA fail, Newman Style

If you’re feeling creative, here are the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest movie quotes of all time.  Please share your humor!  (Fair warning – we took all the good ones.)

By Laurie Meehan

* Thanks to Robyn Barnes of MasterControl for this fun idea.

Photo credits

Brando: User:Aggiorna / CC BY-SA-3.0, changes made
Badge: User:Dandvsp / Wikipedia Commons / CC BY-SA-3.0
Nicholson: User:Nikita~commonswiki / CC BY-SA-2.5, changes made
Shawn: Sam Felder / CC BY-SA-2.5, changes made
Leigh: Trailer Screenshot, A Streetcar Names Desire,1951, Public domain
Freeman: User:FRZ / CC BY-SA-2.5, changes made
Aladdin Chocolates: Hans Lindqvist, 2009, Public domain
Flower: Walt Disney, Bambi, 1942, Public Domain
Doune Castle: Keith Salveson / CC BY-SA-2.0
Bogart: Trailer Screenshot, Casablanca,1942, Public domain
Newman: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Cool Hand Luke, 1967, Public Domain

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