The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Poster

William Hickey: Evil Scientist



  • Dr. Finkelstein : Sally! You came back.

    Sally : I had to.

    Dr. Finkelstein : For this.

    [holds Sally's detached arm; she causes it to wave at herself] 

    Sally : [smiles]  Yes.

    Dr. Finkelstein : Shall we, then?

  • Sally : Lunch!

    Dr. Finkelstein : Mm, what's this?


    Dr. Finkelstein : Wormswort! Mmm...

    [prepares to take a bite but then sniffs suspiciously] 

    Dr. Finkelstein : ...And frog's breath?

    Sally : [innocently]  What's wrong? I thought you *liked* frog's breath.

    Dr. Finkelstein : Nothing's more suspicious than frog's breath! Until *you* taste it, I won't swallow a spoonful!

    Sally : I'm not hungry.

    [shrugs and in doing so pretends to accidentally knock over the spoon he holds up] 

    Sally : Oops!

    Dr. Finkelstein : [as she shoves the spoon aside on the floor and, still bent over, removes a slotted spoon from her sock]  You want me to starve! An old man like me who hardly has strength as it is! Me! To whom you owe your very *life*!

    Sally : Oh, don't be silly!

    [Dips the sifting spoon in the soup and pretends to taste it] 

    Sally : Mmmm! See? Scrumptious.

  • [to his new creation, as he inserts part of his own brain] 

    Dr. Finkelstein : What a joy to think of all *we'll* have in common. *We'll* have conversations *worth* having.

  • Dr. Finkelstein : You've poisoned me for the last time, you wretched girl!

  • Igor : Maaasterrr... The plaaaannnsss!

    Dr. Finkelstein : Excellent, Igor.

    [Throws him a doggy treat] 

  • Dr. Finkelstein : That's twice this month you've slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off.

    Sally : Three times!

  • Dr. Finkelstein : You may come out now if you promise to behave. Sally? Sally?

    [sees a window opened] 

    Dr. Finkelstein : [annoyed]  Ohhh! Gone again!

    [slams a lantern/breaks his lantern] 

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