American Pop
Release: February 13, 1981

Journey into an explosion of sight, sound, song and superb storytelling as brilliantly conceived by animation innovator Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, The Lord of the Rings, Wizards). From a turn-of-the-century immigrant vaudevillian to a rock superstar, American Pop is the story of four generations whose lives revolve around the beat of American popular music. Featuring a mind-blowing soundtrack bursting with the hit music of The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Mamas & The Papas, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benatar, Lou Reed, Bob Seger and more. Packed with energy, excitement, electricity and enthusiasm, Bakshi's work is a ground-breaking, kaleidoscopic animated trip. If you love movies ... pop in American Pop.

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Man: "Hey, DiNoble, what are you doin'?"
Tony: "Thinkin'."
Man: "Thinkin' of what?"
Tony: "Clean thoughts."
Man: "Then how come my dishes are dirty?"
Tony: "Dirty?"
Man: "Dirty."
Tony: "Well, them poor dumb little bastards. They never learned the power of positive thought."
Man: "I thought you said you was a dishwasher."
Tony: "I'm a dishwasher. [shouts to the sky] I am a dishwasher! My hands is permanently puckered!"
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Palumbo: "Don't you think it's time for a wedding?"
Zalmie: "How can I ask her? I don't have a cent."
Palumbo: "You should have thought of that before you got her pregnant."
Zalmie: "Who thinks at a time like that?"
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Man: "[Tony has injured himself and lies in bed wearing casts around his neck, leg, and arm] How do you feel?"
Tony: "Like a fuckin' M&M: dig my thin candy shell."
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Zalmie: "[Louie and Zalmie are performing as the two halves of a dancing horse - Zalmie being the lower half] Louie?"
Louie: "Yeah?"
Zalmie: "I'm 17 years-old. When's my voice gonna change already?"
Louie: "It's changin'. It's changin'."
Zalmie: "I know it's changin'. When's it gonna change for good?"
Louie: "What's your rush?"
Zalmie: "I don't wanna be a horse's ass forever."
Added By: Clint_Olson
Tony: "What is this?"
The Blonde: "Corn."
Tony: "Corn? Corn comes in a little white box from Birdseye. Corn? Kansas is corny! Can ya eat it?"
The Blonde: "Yeah."
Tony: "Can ya smoke it? Can ya drink it? Can ya lie in it?"
The Blonde: "Sure."
Tony: "Then lie in it with me."
The Blonde: "Are you crazy?"
Tony: "Yeah, I'm crazy. I'm crazy in love with your blue eyes... and your corn-silked hair. Your corn-silked hair. I'll never eat corn again without thinkin' about you. Canned corn, candy corn, popcorn, Crackerjacks! You're the prize in my box! And my box is this country. It's all tinfoil on the outside. Corn and sweetness on the inside."
Added By: Clint_Olson
Zalmie: "Hey, Louie. I just seen the most beautiful thing I ever seen in the whole world."
Louie: "Some pre-Prohibition booze, huh?"
Zalmie: "No. I seen the stripper gettin' dressed."
Louie: "A stripper gettin' dressed ain't beautiful unless she's ugly to begin with."
Added By: Clint_Olson
Pete: "[the 1980s - Pete has grown up dealing cocaine. He arrives at a recording studio; Slamming down briefcase full of cocaine on table] Pizza man! We deliver!"
Musician: "You got the coke, daddy-o?"
Pete: "What do I look like, man? A soda fountain?"
Musician: "Hey, what else you got there?"
Pete: "Songs."
Musician: "You scorin' songs now too?"
Pete: "Givin' 'em away, a song an ounce."
Musician: "By who?"
Pete: "Me!"
Musician: "You can keep the songs, man."
Pete: "I will keep the coke too!"
Added By: Clint_Olson
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