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Nemo (Character)
from Finding Nemo (2003)

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Finding Nemo (2003)
Gill: [Catches Nemo staring at his broken fin] My first escape. Landed on dentist tools. I was aiming for the toilet.
Nemo: The toilet?
Gill: All drains lead to the ocean, kid.
Nemo: Wow. How may times have you tried to get out?
Gill: Ah, I lost count.

Nemo: Are you all right?
Dory: [exasperated] I don't know where I am... I don't know what's going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can't remember... and I can't remember...
Nemo: It's OK, it's OK. I'm looking for somebody too. Hey, we can look together.
Dory: I'm Dory.
Nemo: I'm Nemo.
Dory: Nemo?... that's a nice name...

Mr. Ray: Well, hello Nemo. Who's this?
Nemo: Exchange student.
Squirt: I'm from the EAC, dude.
Mr. Ray: Sweet!
Nemo, Squirt: Totally!

Nemo: I'm sorry I couldn't stop the...
Gill: No, I'm the one who should be sorry. I was so ready to get out, so ready to taste that ocean, I was willing to put you in harm's way to get there. Nothing should be worth that.

[Nemo is stuck in the filter intake. The others are about to help him out when... ]
Gill: Nobody touch him! Nobody touch him.
Nemo: Can you help me?
Gill: No. You got yourself in there, you can get yourself out.
Deb: Ah, Gil...
Gill: I just want to see him do it, Okay? Keep calm. Alternate wriggling your fins and your tail.
Nemo: I can't. I have a bad fin.
Gill: Never stopped me.
[Turns to show Nemo his broken fin]
Gill: Just think about what you have to do.
[Nemo wriggles out of the filter]
Gill: Perfect.

Gurgle: Whatever you do, don't mention D-A-R...
Nemo: It's all right. I know who you're talking about.
[Bloat smacks Gurgle upside his head]

Marlin: Hey. Guess what?
Nemo: What?
Marlin: Sea turtles? I met one, and he was a hundred and fifty years old.
Nemo: Hundred and fifty?
Marlin: Yup.
Nemo: Oh. 'Cause Sandy Plankton said that they only live to be a hundred.
Marlin: Sandy Plankton? You think I would travel the whole ocean and not know as much as Sandy Plankton? He was a hundred and fifty, not a hundred!

Nemo: Hey dad! Maybe when I'm at school, I'll see a shark.
Marlin: I highly doubt it.
Nemo: Have how ever met a shark?
Marlin: No, and I don't plan to.
Nemo: How old are sea turtles?
Marlin: Sea turtles? I don't know.
Nemo: Sandy Plankton from next door, he says they live to be a hundred years old.
Marlin: Well, if I ever meet a sea turtle I'll ask him, right after I'm done talking to the shark.

Marlin: Now, what's the one thing we have to remember about the ocean?
Nemo: It's not safe.
Marlin: That's my boy.

Dory: Have you seen an orange fish swim by? It looks just like him.
[points to Nemo]
Nemo: But bigger!
Crab: Yeah, I saw him, Bluey. But I'm not telling you where he went, and there's no way you're gonna make me!
[Dory gives Crab an angry glare, then holds him out of water for the seagulls to see]
Seagulls: Mine!
Crab: AHH! ALL RIGHT! I'll talk! I'LL TALK! He went to the fishing grounds! Aaah!
Seagulls: Mine? Mine. Mine!

Marlin: I was right. You know what? We'll start school in a year or two.
Nemo: No, Dad! Just because you're scared of the ocean...
Marlin: Clearly, you're not ready, and you're not coming back until you are. You think you can do these things, but you just can't, Nemo!
Nemo: [pause, mutters] I hate you.

Bubbles: So, the Big Blue. What's it like?
Nemo: Umm... big... and blue?
Bubbles: I knew it.

Nemo: Are you all right?
Dory: [exasperated] I don't know where I am... I don't know what's going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can't remember... and I can't remember...
Nemo: It's OK, it's OK. I'm looking for somebody too. Hey, We can look together.
Dory: I'm Dory.
Nemo: I'm Nemo.
Dory: Nemo?... that's a nice name...

Nemo: What's that?
Tad: I know what that is. Sandy Plankton saw one. He called it... uh... he said it was called a "butt"!
Pearl: Wow. That's a pretty big butt.
[swims out a little]
Sheldon: Oh, look at me! I'm gonna touch the butt.

Gill: You see that filter?
Nemo: Yeah.
Gill: You're the only one small enough to get in and out of that thing. All you have to do swim inside, jam a pebble in the fan, and swim out. Once you do that, this tank is going to get filthier and filthier, and the dentist will have no choice but to clean the tank himself. He'll put us in individual baggies, then we roll out the window, down to the ground, across the street, and into the ocean. It's foolproof!

Bloat: Nemo, newcomer of orange and white, you have been called forth to the summit of Mt. Wannahockaloogie to join with us in the fraternal bonds of tankhood.
Nemo: Huh?'!
Peach: We want you in our club, kid.
Nemo: Really?
Bloat: If you are able to swim through... THE RING OF FIRE!
[Nothing]
Bloat: [Under his breath] Turn on the Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire!
Jacques: Oops!
[turns on the volcano]
Bloat: You said you could do it.
[the volcano is on]
Bloat: RING OF FIRE!

[Nemo and Marlin are hugging]
Nemo: Uh, Dad, you can let go now.

Marlin: How many stripes do I have?
Nemo: Dad, I'm fine...
Marlin: Answer the stripe question!
Nemo: [exasperated] *Three*.
Marlin: No! SEE? Something's wrong with you!
[he counts]
Marlin: I have one... two... three? That's all I have?

Nemo: I wanna go home. Do you know where my dad is?
Peach: Honey, your dad's probably back at the pet store.
Nemo: Pet store?
Bloat: Yeah. You know, like, uh, I'm from Bob's Fish Mart.
Gurgle: Pet Palace.
Bubbles: Fish-O-Rama.
Deb: Mail Order!
Peach: eBay.

Gurgle: So, which one is it?
Nemo: I'm from the ocean.
Gurgle: Oh, the ocean. The ocean! AAAH! He hasn't been decontaminated yet! Jacques!
Jacques: Oui.
Gurgle: CLEAN HIM!
Jacques: Oui.
Gurgle: Ocean!
Jacques: Oo, la mer! Bon!
[Spins Nemo around as he cleans him]
Jacques: Voilà. He is clean.

Nemo: Dad, you're not gonna freak out like you did at the petting zoo, are you?
Marlin: Hey, that snail was about to charge.

[Nemo is sleeping, Jacques throws many rocks onto him]
Nemo: ...uh... Huh?
[wakes up]
Jacques: Suivez-moi.
[Nemo stares, unsure]
Jacques: [returns to clarify] Follow me.

[Nemo lives in a sea anemone]
Mr. Ray: All new explorers must answer a science question.
Nemo: Okay.
Mr. Ray: You live in what kind of home?
Nemo: An anemonemone. Amnemonemomne.
Mr. Ray: Okay, okay, don't hurt yourself.

Bloat: Uh-oh. Darla.
Nemo: What's wrong with her?
Gurgle: She wouldn't stop shaking the bag.
[close up of the dead fish in the photo]
Bubbles: Poor Chuckles.
Deb: He was her present last year.
Bloat: Took a ride on the porcelain express.
[Dentist flushes toilet]
Peach: She's a fish killer!

Nemo: [swims up quickly to Marlin, giving him a hug] Love you, Dad.

Nemo: First day of school! Wake up! Come on. First day of school.

Mr. Ray: [introduction to the Bonus Features menu of the first disc of the DVD; Mr. Ray is singing] Let's make a selection, a selection, a selection. Let's make a selection on the D-V-D! Ohhhhh! Pick something.
Nemo: [looks down at the reef] Cool!
Mr. Ray: [all characters are off-screen past this point] Welcome explorers! So much to see, so much to learn. Let's go!
[long pause]
Mr. Ray: Okay, optical orbits up front, and let's pick a button.
Dory: Uh! I'd like to see it with the commentary!
Marlin: It's not up to you.
Dory: Well, they might listen to me; I speak mammal. Choose the commentary!
Marlin: Unbelievable...
Mr. Ray: Sooo... Moving along!
[pause]
Mr. Ray: All scientific exploration is an act of discovery, so pick a button and discover what happens.
Bruce: [Bruce's Easter egg narration on the same menu] Hullo. My name is Bruce. I promise to watch all the making-of features, listen to the complete audio-visual commentary, and search diligently for Easter Eggs. On my honor, so help me.

Nemo: How many times have you tried to escape?
Gill: Eh, I lost count. Fish weren't meant to be in a box, kid. It does things to ya.
Bubbles: [treasure box opens, and bubble rise out just as Gill says last line] Bubbles, the bubbles, bubbles!

Mr. Ray: Well hello! Who is this?
Nemo: I'm Nemo.
Mr. Ray: Well, Nemo, all new explorers must answer a science question.
Nemo: Okay.
Mr. Ray: You live in what kind of home?
Nemo: In an an... an-nem-men-nem-mon-ee... A men-nem-men-nem-o-nee...
Mr. Ray: Okay, okay. Don't hurt yourself. Welcome aboard, explorer!


Finding Dory (2016)
Marlin: She should just pick two and let's go!
Nemo: Dad!
Marlin: What? I'm kidding!

Nemo: I trust Becky.
Marlin: You trust Becky? Becky is eating a cup!

Nemo: What would Dory do?


Exploring the Reef (2003) (V)
Jean-Michel Cousteau: [after talking about how human activity is harming coral and making it turn white] In fact, tonight is the one magic night of the year when healthy corals reproduce. There, it is happening!
Marlin, Nemo, Dory: [small pink spheres, actually coral eggs, float through the water] Ooh, oh.
Dory: Look at that!
Nemo: Whoa!
Dory: Amazing!
Marlin: Look at this.
Dory: [swims frantically around to all the coral eggs] Happy birthday, coral. Happy birthday, happy birthday. Happy - happy birthday.
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Incredibly, the corals release their eggs in a single night, so that even the hungriest fish cannot eat them all.
Nemo: [a shot is shown of a coral spewing out its eggs into the water at high speed] What's it doing?
[Marlin covers Nemo's eyes]
Nemo: Dad!
Marlin: When you're a little older, son.

Jean-Michel Cousteau: [concluding] For we are as connected to the planet as the corals are to the algae living within them. And just as we...
Nemo: Algae living inside coral? That's creepy.
Jean-Michel Cousteau: No, it is not!
Nemo: Yeah, it is.
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Isn't.
Nemo: Is.
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Isn't!
Nemo: Is!
Dory: No, it's normal! See, they work together...
Jean-Michel Cousteau: That's...
Dory: Algae are plants that make food for the coral and the corals fertilize the algae.
Marlin: But when there's pollution, the coral can't get enough food from the algae.
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Look! What...?
Nemo: Wow! You guys know a lot about the reef.
Dory: Well, it's not hard. You just have to pay attention and listen.
Jean-Michel Cousteau: [yelling] Then why won't you listen to me?
Dory: Oh, hi! Who are you?
Jean-Michel Cousteau: I am Jean-Michel Cousteau!
[trumpets blare main theme]
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Cut, cut!
[whimpering]
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Cut, cut, cut.
[cut back to his sailboat]
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Upstaged by fish. This would have never happened to Papa.
[looks up]
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Goodbye. I am... Jean-Michel Cousteau.
[trumpets blare, music ends]
Nemo: [after the film] Keep exploring the reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau at oceanfutures.org.