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Jiminy Cricket (Character)
from Pinocchio (1940)

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Pinocchio (1940)
Jiminy Cricket: Well... guess he won't need me anymore. What does an actor want with a conscience, anyway?

Jiminy Cricket: [guietly] Toodle-oo, Stromboli.
Pinocchio: Goodbye, Mr Stromb...
Jiminy Cricket: Shhh! Quiet! Let's get out of here before something else happens.

Lampwick: [picks up Jiminy] Hey, who's the beetle?
Jiminy Cricket: Let go! Put me down!
Pinocchio: He's my conscience. He tells me what's right and wrong.
Lampwick: What? You mean to tell me you take orders from a grasshopper?
Jiminy Cricket: Grasshopper? Look here, you - you impudent young pup! It wouldn't hurt you to take orders from your grasshop - er, your conscience, if you have one!

Jiminy Cricket: You buttered your bread. Now sleep in it!

[trying to unlock the cage lock to Stromboli's cage so Pinocchio can get out]
Jiminy Cricket: Needs a little oil.
["Needs a little oil" echoes through the lock]
Jiminy Cricket: That's what I said.

[repeated line]
Jiminy Cricket: A fine conscience I turned out to be!

Jiminy Cricket: [arrives at the billiard hall on Pleasure Island] Pinocchio! So this is where I find you! How do you ever expect to be a real boy? Look at yourself. Smoking! Playing pool!
[angrily kicks a billiard ball next to him, only to hurt his foot. He hops around, clutching his foot]
Jiminy Cricket: Oww! You're comin' right home with me this minute!

Jiminy Cricket: [pointing to Honest John] Remember what I said about temptations? That's him.
Pinocchio: Oh, no, Jiminy. That's Mr. Honest John.
Jiminy Cricket: [shocked] Honest John?

[Having been ditched by Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket starts to leave Pleausre Island]
Jiminy Cricket: Lampwick, hmph! Lampwick! Burns me up! After all I tried to do for him. Who's his conscience, anyway? Me or that hoodlum Lampwick? Well, I've had enough of this. I'm takin' the next boat outta here.

[Pinocchio, having heard that Geppetto is alive after being swallowed by Monstro, makes the bold decision to save him and takes off]
Jiminy Cricket: Hey, where ya goin'?
Pinocchio: I'm going to find him!
Jiminy Cricket: [following after Pinocchio] But Pinocch, are you crazy? Don't you realize he's in a whale?
Pinocchio: I've *gotta* go to him!
Jiminy Cricket: [following after] Hey, Pinocch! Wait! Listen here, son!
[Pinocchio just keeps going straight to a high cliff overlooking the ocean, Jiminy following all the way]
Jiminy Cricket: But this Monstro, I've heard of him; he's a whale of a whale!
[Pinocchio starts tying a rock to his donkey tail]
Jiminy Cricket: Why, he swallows whole ships alive!
[Hhelps tie Pinocchio's tail to the rock completely]
Jiminy Cricket: Tie it good and tight now. And besides, it's dangerous! Why, I...
Pinocchio: Good-bye, Jiminy.
Jiminy Cricket: Good-bye? I may be live bait down there, but I'm with ya!

[first lines]
Jiminy Cricket: [after singing "When You Wish Upon a Star"] Pretty, huh? I'll bet a lot of you folks don't believe that, about a wish comin' true, do ya? Well, I didn't, either. Of course, I'm just a cricket singing my way from hearth to hearth, but let me tell you what made me change my mind.

The Blue Fairy: You must learn to choose between right and wrong.
Pinocchio: Right and wrong? But how will I know?
Jiminy Cricket: [watching] How'll he know!
The Blue Fairy: [to Pinocchio] Your conscience will tell you.
Pinocchio: What's a conscience?
Jiminy Cricket: What's a conscience! I'll tell ya! A conscience is that still small voice that people won't listen to. That's just the trouble with the world today...
Pinocchio: Are you my conscience?
Jiminy Cricket: Who, me?

Jiminy Cricket: [seeing Pinocchio for the first time] Good piece of wood, too.

Jiminy Cricket: Now, you see, the world is full of temptations.
Pinocchio: Temptations?
Jiminy Cricket: Yep, temptations. They're the wrong things that seem right at the time... but... uh... even though the right things may seem wrong sometimes, or sometimes the wrong things...
Jiminy Cricket: may be right at the wrong time, or visa versa.
Jiminy Cricket: [clears throat] Understand?
Pinocchio: [Shakes his head] Uh-uh. But I'm gonna do right.
Jiminy Cricket: Atta boy, Pinoke! And I'm gonna help ya.

Jiminy Cricket: [to Monstro] Hey, blubber mouth, open up! I gotta get in there!

Jiminy Cricket: [after Pinocchio falls down the stage stairs during Stromboli's puppet show] Go ahead, make a fool of yourself, then maybe you'll listen to your conscience.

[last lines]
Jiminy Cricket: [to the night sky] Thank you, milady. He deserved to be a real boy. And it sure was nice of you to...
[suddenly the whole area turns bright]
Jiminy Cricket: Huh? Wha... Oh? Wha...
[suddenly a big gold conscience badge appears on his shirt]
Jiminy Cricket: Well, I'll be! Ho-ho-ho! My, my! Solid gold, too. Oh, I think it's swell.
[he flashes the badge to the sky]

Pinocchio: [of Lampwick] Don't hurt him, Jiminy. He's my best friend.
Jiminy Cricket: [outraged] Your *best friend*? And what am *I*? Just your conscience? Okay! That settles it!

Pinocchio: [looking for Geppetto, who has been swallowed by Monstro the whale] Father!
Jiminy Cricket: Father! Huh? He ain't *my* father. Uh, Mr. Geppetto!

Jiminy Cricket: All right, then, here's what we'll tell 'em. You can't go to the theater. Say thank you just the same - you're sorry, but you've got to go to school.
Pinocchio: Mmm-hmm.
Foulfellow: Pinocchio! Oh, Pinocchio! Woo-hoo!
Jiminy Cricket: Here they come, Pinoke. Now, you tell 'em.
Foulfellow: Woo hoo! Oh, little boy! Ah, there you are. Where were we? Ah, yes. On to the theater!
Pinocchio: Good-bye, Jiminy! Good-bye!
Jiminy Cricket: Good-bye? Huh? Good-bye?
[Sees Pinocchio going off with Foulfellow and Gideon]
Jiminy Cricket: Hey, Pinoke! You can't go...! There he goes. What'll I do? I'll run and tell his father. No, that'd be snitching. I'll go after him myself.

The Blue Fairy: Would you like to be Pinocchio's conscience?
Jiminy Cricket: [blushing] Well, uh, I... Uh-huh.
The Blue Fairy: Very well. What is your name?
Jiminy Cricket: [tipping his hat] Oh, Cricket's the name. *Jiminy* Cricket!
The Blue Fairy: Kneel, Mr. Cricket.
Jiminy Cricket: Huh?
Jiminy Cricket: No tricks now.
[the fairy taps Jiminy with her wand; his rags turn into fine clothes]
The Blue Fairy: I dub you Pinocchio's conscience, Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of High Temptation, and Guide Along the Straight and Narrow Path. Arise, Sir Jiminy Cricket.
Jiminy Cricket: [Admiring his new clothes] Well! Ho-ho-ho! My, my! Mmm! Say, that's pretty swell! Gee, thanks. But, uh, don't I get a badge or something?
The Blue Fairy: Well, we'll see.
Jiminy Cricket: You mean maybe I will?
The Blue Fairy: I shouldn't wonder.
Jiminy Cricket: Make it a gold one?
The Blue Fairy: Maybe.

Jiminy Cricket: [frustrated by the clocks ticking and Geppetto's and Figaro's snoring while trying to get to sleep] QUIET!
[the noise stops]
Jiminy Cricket: After all, enough is enough.

Jiminy Cricket: [seeing the Blue Fairy appear for the first time] As I live and breathe, a fairy. Mm-mmm!

The Blue Fairy: Little puppet made of pine, awake. The gift of life is thine.
[She touches her wand to Pinocchio who wakes and begins to move]
Jiminy Cricket: Whew! What they can't do these days!
Pinocchio: I can move!
[covers his mouth]
Pinocchio: I can talk!
[stands as the Blue Fairy chuckles]
Pinocchio: I can walk!
[falls back down clumsily]
The Blue Fairy: Yes, Pinocchio. I've given you life.
Pinocchio: Why?
The Blue Fairy: Because tonight, Geppetto wished for a real boy.
Pinocchio: Am I a real boy?
The Blue Fairy: No, Pinocchio. To make Geppetto's wish come true will be entirely up to you.
Pinocchio: Up to me?
The Blue Fairy: Prove yourself brave, truthful and unselfish, and someday you *will* be a real boy.

The Blue Fairy: Pinocchio, why didn't you go to school?
Jiminy Cricket: [Pinocchio looks up at him] Go ahead. Tell her.
Pinocchio: I was going to school 'til I met somebody.
The Blue Fairy: Met somebody?
Pinocchio: Yeah, two big monsters, with big green eyes!
[His nose grows a little]
Pinocchio: Why, I...
The Blue Fairy: Monsters? Weren't you afraid?
Pinocchio: No, ma'am, but they tied me in a big sack.
[His nose grows a little more and sprouts leaves]
The Blue Fairy: You don't say? And where was Sir Jiminy?
Pinocchio: Huh? Oh, Jiminy?
Pinocchio: [Jumps in front of Pinocchio] Psst! Leave me out of this.
Pinocchio: They put him in a little sack.
[His nose grows even more, taking Jiminy along with it]
The Blue Fairy: No!
Pinocchio: Yeah!
[His nose sprouts flowers]
The Blue Fairy: How did you escape?
Pinocchio: I didn't - they chopped me into firewood!
[His nose grows again, and a nest with baby birds sprouts at the end of it]
Pinocchio: Oh, look! My nose! What's happened?
The Blue Fairy: Perhaps you haven't been telling the truth, Pinocchio.
Jiminy Cricket: Perhaps?
Pinocchio: Oh, but I have! Every single word!
[the branch with the nest on his nose whithers, and the birds fly away, whistling]

Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
Jiminy Cricket: [singing] Don't cross a bridge or peak 'round the corner until you're there. / Just learn to smile, and in a while, you'll find trouble's a bubble of air.

Jiminy Cricket: Now, some folks like the heavy stuff with titles five feet wide. Not me, I'm always out for fun. I like the lighter side, yes, sir!

Jiminy Cricket: You know, you worry too much. In fact, everybody worries too much.

Jiminy Cricket: Never saw such a dismal pair. A deadpan doll and a droopy bear.

Jiminy Cricket: Life is a song - happy, gay. So let's have some music. Come on! What do you say?

Narrator: This is the story of three bears.
Jiminy Cricket: Yeah, I know. The mama bear, the papa bear, and the itsy-bitsy baby bear.
Narrator: Oh, but it's not the story you expect.

Jiminy Cricket: Three is a crowd, they say, so I'll drop back another day.

Jiminy Cricket: [reading in a newspaper] Here, just look at the morning paper. Turn to any page. You'll find the whole world worryin' about some future age. But why get so excited? What's gonna be is gonna be. The end of the world's been comin' since 1903. That's, uh, B.C., of course.

Jiminy Cricket: [comes across an envelope] Miss Luana Patten?
[walks off]
Jiminy Cricket: Hmm, well! Of course, it's not cricket to read other folk's mail, but...
[stops in his tracks and sees an invitation]
Jiminy Cricket: A party?
[opens and reads]
Jiminy Cricket: "Tonight! The house across the street. Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Edgar Bergen." Hmm. Never heard of him. "Please come." Why, I'd be delighted!

Mickey Mouse: How'd you get here?
Singing Harp: I was kidnapped by that wicked giant!
Mickey Mouse: Oh. What? A giant?
Mortimer Snerd: A giant?
Luana Patten: A giant?
Jiminy Cricket: A giant?
Edgar Bergen: Bigger than forty men!
Mortimer Snerd: Oh, no!
Edgar Bergen: An ogre who had the power to turn himself into anything, man or beast!
Jiminy Cricket: That calls for a drink!

"Once Upon a Time: That Still Small Voice (#1.5)" (2011)
Jiminy: We're making enough from the ticket sales. Do we have to steal, too?
Martin: We don't need to, but it's nice. We steal from them, and they steal from someone else.
Myrna: It's called an economy.

Jiminy: I wish... I wish...
Blue Fairy: [appears] I hear your wish. You don't need to wish it so loudly.

Henry Mills: This requires all of Operation Cobra - both of you.
Archie Hopper: I didn't realize I was in Operation Cobra.

[Archie has a disagreement with Regina about how to deal with Henry's fantasies]
Regina Mills: Sometimes I think you've forgotten: you work for me! You're an employee, and I can fire you. This is my town. You will lose your office, lose your house. I can cut you down to size until you're a tiny, shrunken little creature; and this...
[holds up Archie's umbrella]
Regina Mills: ...will be the only roof over your damn head.
Archie Hopper: What would you have me do?
Regina Mills: You take that delusion out of my son's head... and you crush it!

Archie Hopper: I guess I'm just not a very good person. I'm not the man I wanna be.
[... ]
Henry Mills: I think you can be him. I think you can be a good person. I mean, you're Jiminy Cricket.
Archie Hopper: Henry, Henry... Jiminy Cricket was a... he was a cricket. Okay? And he was a conscience; and, and I hardly think that's me.
Henry Mills: But before, you always said he was a guy, who took a long time to figure out... the right thing to do.
Archie Hopper: ...That kinda sounds like me.
Henry Mills: Now it's harder for you, because of the curse. To hear the voice inside of you. To be who you wanna be.

Archie Hopper: Why do you think it's so important that your... your fairy tale theory is true?
Henry Mills: I don't know.
Archie Hopper: Give it a shot.
Henry Mills: 'cause... this can't be all there is.

Henry Mills: I thought if I found proof... But I didn't find anything.
Archie Hopper: Well, that's not true. I was lost, and you found me, right?
Henry Mills: You mean, you remember?
Archie Hopper: No, I, I don't remember, but... I do remember the kind of person that I wanna be. I just gotta listen harder.

Archie Hopper: I'm gonna continue to treat Henry, and I'm gonna do it my own way.
Regina Mills: My relief at his safety hasn't changed a thing, Dr. Hopper. You will do as I say, or you...
Archie Hopper: Or what? You'll ruin my life? You'll do your worst? Because I will always do my best.
Regina Mills: Don't test me.
Archie Hopper: Oh, I don't need to; because you're gonna leave me alone and let me do my work, in peace.
Regina Mills: Really? Why is that?
Archie Hopper: Because someday, Madam Mayor, you may find yourself in a custody battle. And d'you know how the court determines who is a fit parent? They consult an expert - particularly one... who has treated the child. So, I suggest that you think about that, and you allow me to do my work... and let me do it the way my conscience tells me to.

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Pepe: Applause may be good for the moment, but love is everlasting.

Pepe: [to Pinocchio] Say, do you always squish someone before being formally introduced?
Pinocchio: Are... Are you a termite?
Pepe: Oh, puh-lease!
Pinocchio: So you're not gonna eat me?
Pepe: Thanks for the offer, but I'm on a low-wood diet. Let me introduce myself. The name is... Pugnacio Elecuzio P. Elegante. Gimme a "P", an "E", a "P", an "E", put 'em all together and call me... Pepe!
Pinocchio: Pepe?
Pepe: You don't like it?
Pinocchio: It's okay.
Pepe: I'm very sensitive, you know.
Pinocchio: No, it's... it's fine.
Pepe: We can't all be called Pinocchio.

Pinocchio: [Pinocchio is in the forest] Smell that pine.
Pepe: You know, they ought to bottle that scent so you can spray it around your house.

Pinocchio: [in the forest] This is where I belong.
Pepe: You know, I prefer the beach myself, but property there is so expensive.

Pepe: [fired through the air on a rocket] I can't go on a trip! I forgot to go to the bathroom!

"Once Upon a Time: The Doctor (#2.5)" (2012)
Archie Hopper: Stopping magic is a lot harder than starting.

Archie Hopper: If you can't let go of the past, Regina... it's doomed to haunt you.

Regina Mills: It's just that magic is the way I've always gotten everything.
Archie Hopper: It sounds like it's also the way you've lost everything.

"Once Upon a Time: Dark Hollow (#3.7)" (2013)
Archie Hopper: Well, let's not panic. For all we know, it's a precaution, right?
Belle: Well, he did say they're working with the people who tried to destroy the town.
Leroy: Can we panic now?
Archie Hopper: Yeah. Sure. Maybe. Just a little.

Archie Hopper: Well, let's not panic. I mean, for all we know, it's a precaution. Right?
Leroy: Well, he he did say they're working with the people who tried to destroy the town. Can we panic now?
Archie Hopper: Yeah. Sure. Maybe just a little.

"Once Upon a Time: We Are Both (#2.2)" (2012)
Henry Mills: [to David] You'll find another way. In the book, things always look worse right before there's good news.
Leroy: [running towards them with the other six dwarves] Terrible news! Terrible news! We were out at the town limits. Tell 'em who you think you are, Sneezy!
Mr. Clark: Will you stop calling me that? You know who I am. I'm Tom Clark, I own the Dark Star Pharmacy. What's going on here?
Leroy: [to the others] If you cross the border, you lose your memory all over again.
Archie Hopper: And coming back doesn't fix it?
Leroy: If it did, would I have come running in yelling, "Terrible news"? If we leave, our cursed selves become our only selves.

Archie Hopper: Regina. I thought you might want to talk.
Regina Mills: Oh, right, the conscience thing.
Archie Hopper: It's what I do.
Regina Mills: I'm in no mood.
Archie Hopper: It's too bad, 'cause... 'cause I think talking about your pain might be very helpful. Might help you learn who you truly are.
Regina Mills: [with quiet intensity] I know who I am.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012) (VG)
Jiminy Cricket: [seeing Pinocchio trapped in a cage] Shame on you, Pinocchio, playin' hooky and... and goofin' off in a place like this!
Pinocchio: I'm sorry, Jiminy. I was going to school till I met somebody. Yeah! Uh, two big monsters, with big green eyes!
[suddenly, his nose grows out a bit]
Jiminy Cricket: Oh, you don't say. And then what happened?
Pinocchio: They, uh, they tied me in a big sack!
[his nose grows even further, to his dismay]
Jiminy Cricket: Sounds like you were horsin' around.
Pinocchio: But I snuck off when they weren't lookin'.
[by now, his nose grows out of the cage, sprouting flowers and knocking Jiminy off his perch]
Pinocchio: My nose! What's happened?
Jiminy Cricket: There! Ya see where those tall tales will get ya?
Pinocchio: But it's all true! Even the fella in the black clothes who said to play a trick on Sora.
Jiminy Cricket: What? Now who was he? I've had just enough of your fibbin'.
[looks down at Pinocchio's nose]
Jiminy Cricket: Hold on... I guess that part was true. Tell me, Pinoke, did that man in black say anything else to ya?
Pinocchio: Um, he sure didn't.
Jiminy Cricket: Well, good.

Blue Fairy: Why, Pinocchio. What has happened to your nose?
Pinocchio: Oh, um...
Blue Fairy: Perhaps you haven't been telling the truth, Pinocchio. Sir Jiminy?
Jiminy Cricket: [nervously] Well, ya see, um, Your Honor, um, Miss Fairy...
Pinocchio: Oh, please help me. I'm awful sorry.
Blue Fairy: You see, Pinocchio? A lie keeps growing and growing, until it's as plain as the nose on your face.
Pinocchio: I'll never lie again - honest I won't.
Blue Fairy: I'll forgive you this once. But remember - a boy who won't be good might just as well be made of wood.
Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket: [in unison] We'll be good! Won't we?
[they look at each other]
Blue Fairy: Very well. But this is the last time I can help you.
[with the flash of her wand, Pinocchio's long nose is returned to normal]

"Once Upon a Time: Welcome to Storybrooke (#2.17)" (2013)
[Storybrooke, day 1]
Archie Hopper: Morning, Madam Mayor.
Regina Mills: Good morning, Crick... Dr. Hopper.
Archie Hopper: Beautiful day, isn't it?
Regina Mills: Yes. Yes, it is.

[Storybrooke, a few days later]
Archie Hopper: Beautiful day.
Regina Mills: Save it.

Pinocchio (1992) (V)
Talking Cricket: Oh, I hate heights.

"Once Upon a Time: Pilot (#1.1)" (2011)
Prince Charming: I say we fight!
Jiminy Cricket: Fighting is a bad idea. Giving in to one's dark side never accomplishes anything.
Prince Charming: And how many wars has a clear conscience won?

"Once Upon a Time: Broken (#2.1)" (2012)
Archie Hopper: Dr. Whale's whipped everyone to a frenzy. They're going to Regina's house. They're gonna kill her!
Leroy: Great. Let's watch.

"Once Upon a Time: And Straight on 'til Morning (#2.22)" (2013)
Archie Hopper: Snow White and the Prince have always led us before. And we've always won. So, who is willing to let them lead us again?

"Once Upon a Time: The Stranger (#1.20)" (2012)
[the blue fairy has asked Geppetto to build a special wardrobe to protect Prince Charming and pregnant Snow White from the curse]
Geppetto: I will build your wardrobe... on one condition! If Pinocchio can take the second spot in it.
Jiminy Cricket: You can't bargain like this! Not when the entire realm is in danger!
Geppetto: If I don't, I will lose my boy. Maybe forever. I c... I can't risk that. Snow can raise the child without her husband.
Jiminy Cricket: Geppetto, think about the example you're setting for Pinocchio.
Geppetto: Oh!
[brushes Jiminy Cricket off his shoulder]
Geppetto: You may be a conscience, but you have not earned the right to tell me what to do!
Jiminy Cricket: Please, I'm only trying to help.
Geppetto: Help? Help like you helped my parents? Your debt to me can never be fulfilled.

"House of Mouse: Jiminy Cricket (#1.8)" (2001)
Jiminy Cricket: Ladies and gentleman of the House of Mouse. Don't be a fool. No siree. Here's how to live to be 103. Always let your conscience be your guide. I will demonstrate this advice... now. Savor your youth and beauty, because wicked queens, mean stepsisters, and evil witches will try to steal them from you every time. That reminds me, don't eat apples unless you know where they came from. Avoid anyone that has a fiendish cackle, a sinister smile, or a diabolical glare, not necessarily in that order. Never sell your voice to a giant sea witch just because you have a crush on some guy. It's just not worth it. When selecting footwear for the big dance, go ahead and write your name in your shoes. There is nothing to see in the elephant graveyard. End of story. If your first name is Sleeping, and your last name is Beauty, don't use a spinning wheel. Go out and buy a sewing machine. And hey, don't steal bread. Maybe you'll meet someone special. Maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have puppies. Maybe you won't. Maybe you'll join the circus and learn to fly. Live in the jungle once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in the forest once, but leave before it makes you soft. Treat your elders with respect, and don't be fooled by bad advice. If a guy named Foulfellow invites you to a place called Pleasure Island, don't go! I mean, he's got the word, "foul" right in his name! But trust me on the conscience thing.

"Once Upon a Time: Heart of Darkness (#1.16)" (2012)
Jiminy Cricket: How can she remember who you are, when she's lost sight of who she is?

"Once Upon a Time: The Return (#1.19)" (2012)
Mr. Gold: [about his lost son] I think he might still be very angry.
Archie Hopper: Anger between a parent and a child is the most natural thing in the world.
Mr. Gold: I think he might be here to try to kill me.
Archie Hopper: Ah... Right, that's... that's not.

"Once Upon a Time: The Outsider (#2.11)" (2013)
[Henry is listening to Archie's answering machine]
Archie Hopper: [voice] You've reached the office of Archibald Hopper. Sorry I can't take your call right now. I'm either with a patient...
Henry Mills: [hanging up] Or dead.