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Alan-a-Dale (Character)
from Robin Hood (1973)

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"Robin Hood: Something Worth Fighting For: Part 1 (#3.12)" (2009)
Guy of Gisborne: I'll take that.
[Takes letter from Messenger]
Robin Hood: Tie him up, then!
Tuck: [Taking letter from Gisborne and opening it] It's from Isabella to Prince John. "My Prince, I understand the urgency of your request. Richard returns from the crusades within the month. Troops loyal to him await his return in Loughborough. We must be ready."
Allan A Dale: Richard. King Richard?
Kate: The King's coming home.
Robin Hood: Read the rest.
Tuck: "You asked for 300 men, food, and supplies. I will dispatch them at sunset to join with your northern forces in Doncaster."
Robin Hood: So where's Isabella got 300 men from?
Tuck: "England will soon be yours."
Robin Hood: [to Messenger] You give the Sheriff this message. England will never be a slave to Prince John, not while Robin Hood fights for King Richard!

Robin Hood: All of this needs to be made into arrow heads.
Much: Robin.
Robin Hood: We're running out of time.
Much: Robin!
Robin Hood: Where's Tuck and John with those tools?
Much: She's gone. Kate.
[to Allan]
Much: You say something?
Allan A Dale: Why is it always my fault?
Much: We got to find her.
Robin Hood: Much, Kate can look after herself. She's got a family to protect, we've got a castle to take.

Little John: TRAITOR!
[Choking Allan]
Little John: What did you tell them, Judas?
Tuck: It's all over Nottingham. Allan's been pardoned by the Sheriff for services rendered.
Allan A Dale: WHAT?
Robin Hood: John, let him go.
Allan A Dale: Let me speak!
Little John: Oh, yeah, you're good at that, aren't you? Speaking, lying...
Robin Hood: John! John, come on! Let him go.
Tuck: Come on.
Little John: [as he's pulled off Allan] Liar!
Robin Hood: [to Allan] All right?
Allan A Dale: I have done anything! I swear, I haven't betrayed you! Much!
[Much stares stony faced]
Allan A Dale: ... You believe me, Guy. Tuck? Robin. So you think I'm a coward? Is that it, yeah? What, that I've... sold you out to save myself somehow, yeah?
Much: You've done that before.
Allan A Dale: I know. And EVERY DAY I wish I could take that back, you know that! None of you? None of you believe me?... I'll be off, then.
Much: No. You tell her about the tunnel?
Allan A Dale: I told you, I haven't said...
Robin Hood: Tie him up!
Allan A Dale: What? No, no, no, no.
Robin Hood: I can't take the risk.
Allan A Dale: Robin.
Robin Hood: Once we have secured the castle we will come back and we will sort this out.
Allan A Dale: John, don't do this.
Robin Hood: ...get it done.

Allan A Dale: You give them the best years of your life, and for what?

"Robin Hood: Alan a Dale (#1.4)" (1984)
Lady Marion: Where are you going?
Alan a Dale: Nottingham.
Lady Marion: To seek your fortune?
Alan a Dale: To kill the Sheriff!

Alan a Dale: My fate awaits me in Nottingham. The world has become an empty place, and life is merely the echo of mocking laughter.
Little John: I'm not surprised!
Robin of Loxley: Why do you want to kill the Sheriff?
Alan a Dale: Have you seen an innocent flower mercilessly crushed in a mailed fist?
Will Scarlet: He's right round the Maypole!
Alan a Dale: To save the lady of my heart, I would ride through fire!
Little John: What? On that horse?
Alan a Dale: He means to marry her!
Little John: Marry?
Will Scarlet: What? The Sheriff?
Lady Marion: He'll never marry!
Friar Tuck: He hates women!
Alan a Dale: It's Mildred... Oh, Mildred!

Alan a Dale: [posing as a priest] In nomine Patris, et Filis, et Spiriti Sanctus...
Robert de Rainault: You bless us at the end of the ceremony.
Alan a Dale: I charge you, if you know any reason, any reason why you... why you should not be joined in wedlock...
Robert de Rainault: Get ON with it, man!
Alan a Dale: - to speak now, or from this moment, remain forever silent.
Alan a Dale: Let us pray.
[very long pause]
Robert de Rainault: Are we to remain silent for ever?
Alan a Dale: Will you have this woman to be your wedded wife, and live under God's holy law, cleaving her to you, in sickness and in health, so... so long as... so... s...
Robert de Rainault: So long as you both shall live! Good God, man, I know it better than you do! I will!

Alan a Dale: [singing, badly] My heart is heavy as a stone... My tears they fall like rain... For she who was my own true love... I'll never see again, again... I'll never see again.
Robin of Loxley: Maybe she heard you singing.

"Robin Hood: Sins of the Father (#3.4)" (2009)
Allan A Dale: You're so angry we saved you, Kate. Seriously, what were you gonna do? Stab the guy?
Kate: Well, yeah, if I had to. He's be no great loss to the world.
Allan A Dale: We helped you. We're giving you a bed for the night. Are you not just slightly grateful?
Kate: Oh, I'm so grateful! Thank you all for ruining everything. I can really see why you guys are so legendary.
Allan A Dale: Well aren't you sweet and charming, eh?
Kate: Aren't you full of yourself?
Allan A Dale: Full of myself? Oh, you've gone too far now Kate, I'm - I'm wounded! Truly, my heart is broken.
Kate: Well, I'm sure some drunken girl with no taste will make it better.
Allan A Dale: Funny you should say that...

Much: You hear that?
Allan A Dale: Which bit? Kate being sarcastic? Kate being ungrateful?
Much: What she said about us! "You guys are legendary!" Plural. Referring to all of us, not just Robin. She may have turned me down, but she thinks I'm legendary.

Kate: Damn! Damn damn DAMN! What now, Allan, what happens now?
Allan A Dale: There's no way out.
Kate: Yes, I can see that. And then Rufus will come, and we'll be dead. And how can I help my family if I'm dead? They need me.
Allan A Dale: ...I've been in worse, if that helps.
Kate: It doesn't help, it's just annoying. Like you're showing off.
Allan A Dale: Look, this isn't fun for me either, you know! I mean, I'm stuck in here with you, and, well, you're not exactly easy on the eye, are you?
Kate: You don't think I'm pretty?
Allan A Dale: Just a little plain for my taste.
Kate: I think your neck's too long.
Allan A Dale: My neck? Nose? Maybe.
[Kate laughs]
Allan A Dale: That's the first time I've seen you smile! Wouldn't do it, actually, not your best look.
Kate: Do you know, looking at you actually makes me want to be a little bit sick.
Allan A Dale: You feel better yet?
Kate: Yeah. Yeah, insulting you definitely helps.
Allan A Dale: Good! Before we carry on though, I think you might wanna move. I think you just sat down on a pig kidney.

"Robin Hood: Total Eclipse (#3.1)" (2009)
Sheriff of Nottingham: Hello boys. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable?
Allan A Dale: We seem to have missed out on the welcoming beaker of mead.
Sheriff of Nottingham: Now to keep you up to speed with my schedule
Little John: [Growls]
Sheriff of Nottingham: [Tuts, growls back and laughs]

Allan A Dale: Oh, I do like a good execution!

Allan A Dale: Come on, Robin!
Little John: ROBIN! Do NOT do this!
Robin Hood: Give me that staff!
[takes staff]
Little John: ...what?
[Robin knocks him out with staff]
Much: HEY! Hey, ROBIN!
Allan A Dale: You can't do this alone.
Robin Hood: And what are you going to do, Allan, eh? What are you going to do? Rat me out?
Allan A Dale: That's a bit harsh.
Robin Hood: Once a traitor, always a traitor!
Much: That's not fair.
Robin Hood: You shut up! You leech! You're pathetic.
Allan A Dale: You're tired, Robin. We've been traveling for months.
Robin Hood: And I've had time to think! And I've made up my mind. I don't need you anymore - any of you.
Much: You don't mean that. This is not you! None of this!
Much: ...don't say that.
Robin Hood: He died in the holy land, all right? With Marian. Now all I have left is vengeance.
Much: Then let us come with you.
Robin Hood: [knocks Much out, warningly holds out sword to others] Stop holding me back, I mean it! Get back, now! Don't follow me. It's between me and Gisborne now - Gisborne dies today.

"Robin Hood: Get Carter! (#2.8)" (2007)
Allan A Dale: You could have had my eye out!

Guy of Gisborne: Saddle my horse.
Allan A Dale: I don't really do saddlin'.
Guy of Gisborne: Do as you're told.
Allan A Dale: Sure!

Allan A Dale: I'm good with nuns.

"Robin Hood: Sisterhood (#2.1)" (2007)
Much: You're not weak.
Allan A Dale: No, but I might *get* weak. Anyway, it doesn't matter to you.
Much: Why?
Allan A Dale: You've always been weak.
[Robin grins]
Much: Very funny.

[last lines]
Much: We are Robin Hood.
Allan A Dale: What?
Much: Just say it.
Much, Allan A Dale, Robin Hood, Little John, Will Scarlett, Djaq: [toasting] We are Robin Hood.

Little John, Robin Hood, Much, Allan A Dale, Will Scarlett, Djaq: We... are Robin Hood!

"Robin Hood: Let the Games Commence (#3.5)" (2009)
Robin Hood: Turn back! We've got company!
Kate: So I see.
Robin Hood: No, our old friend's back from the Prince's court.
Allan A Dale: What? I thought he was dead!

Much: All I'm saying is, I shot them. It's be nice if someone else offered to cook them.
Kate: Oh, don't look at me. Just because I'm the girl...
Allan A Dale: Oh, I think it's established that Much's the girl around here.
Kate: Hang on, Allan, what is this about? I am a man in mind and body.
Allan A Dale: Yeah? Prove it.

Allan A Dale: What the HELL?
Much: ready for that?
Sir Guy of Gisborne: Seemed a rather apt way to dispatch such virulent supporters of the Couer De Lion. He hasn't been fed in days. I wanted him ready for you.

"Robin Hood: Brothers in Arms (#1.7)" (2006)
Allan A Dale: [cheerfully to the guards] This, my friends, is an ambush.

Allan A Dale: I'll kill him. I'm gonna kill him. Bury him, dig him up and kill him again.

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Allen A. Dale: Mr. Booze! Mr. B-double-O-Z-E... don't ever choose!...

Allen A. Dale: Oh boy! I'm a hood!

"Robin Hood: The Enemy of My Enemy (#3.11)" (2009)
Allan A Dale: John! Come on. Hey. John! What are you doing? Been looking everywhere for you. John!
Little John: ...I don't want company.
[walks away]
Allan A Dale: Hey, come back!
Little John: I've had enough! Robin betrayed us... bringing Gisborne. Leave me be. Leave... me... be.
Allan A Dale: I am!
Little John: Then why are you walking beside me?
Allan A Dale: Maybe we're going to the same place, eh?
Little John: Maybe we are. You still don't need to walk beside me. There are many roads to the same place, Allan.
Allan A Dale: Yes, there are. We all believe the same things, John.
Little John: No, I don't know that I do.
Allan A Dale: Well, I know we do. Hey, I know we need you around, all right, to remind us who it is we're fighting for here. All right? We're lost without you.
Little John: No. GO AWAY!

Allan A Dale: What are you doing? I was gonna finish him off!
Little John: Yeah, I saw. What are you doing? Risking your life, no weapons?
Allan A Dale: Saving you!
Little John: You're a fool.
Allan A Dale: Maybe. But I had no choice. Hey, I'm your family, right?
Little John: Yeah. You are.

"Robin Hood: Cause and Effect (#3.2)" (2009)
Kate: We all thought you were gone forever. My little sister thinks Robin Hood's just a story...
Tuck: Stories are good. Stronger than truth. Heroes inspire us.
Allan A Dale: Tuck always talks like that. Just nod and smile.

Much: they tried to fight their way out, and that's when her brother was killed. And then all hell broke loose, and then Gisborne found out that Robin was with them, and now the Sheriff has Robin in the castle, heavily guarded.
Little John: Right. We go to Nottingham.
Kate: What about the village men? They're shipping them out to Ireland today!
Tuck: Robin is our priority.
Kate: Losing an entire generation of men will kill all the villages for miles around. You put one man before stopping that?
Tuck: Kate... villages are dying across England. The only thing that people have is a spark of hope called Robin Hood. He's more important then any one man: he's an idea. Something the people can believe in.
Kate: ...I gave up Robin Hood to Gisborne.
Allan A Dale: You what?
Much: You didn't say that!
Kate: I'd do it again, to save my little brother. He wasn't important enough. He was just a village man who wanted to raise a family and live an honest life. Well, I believed in HIM. Now he's dead. And you think that the idea of Robin Hood is more important then his life. You make me sick.

"Robin Hood: Tattoo? What Tattoo? (#1.8)" (2006)
Allan A Dale: Are you all right?
Djaq: Are *you* all right?
Allan A Dale: I thought we came to save you!
Djaq: Now I'm saving you.
Allan A Dale: [chuckles] You're, you're a woman; we're men.
Djaq: Irritating, isn't it?

Allan A Dale: [Discussing why they should save Djaq] But the thing is... I like...
Will Scarlett: I think I love her.

"Robin Hood: Show Me the Money (#2.7)" (2007)
Allan A Dale: I am no Judas!
Robin Hood: ...and I am NO JESUS!

Allan A Dale: [pleading] Please... I don't want to die...
Robin Hood: Well, that's the only way you will escape ME!
Marian: Robin... spare him.
Robin Hood: I can't.
Marian: Please. Do it for me.
Robin Hood: Marian, I'm doing this for you. To protect you!
Marian: Robin, ROBIN PLEASE! If you love me, you will let him go.
Robin Hood: I DO love you. That's why I can't let him live.
Robin Hood: ... because one day, he'll do something to take you away from me.
Allan A Dale: I wouldn't!
Marian: Please... don't taint us with his blood.

"Robin Hood: A Good Day to Die (#2.12)" (2007)
Much: Good to have you back.
Allan A Dale: Good to be back.

Marian: Look, if you go along with treason, you're committing treason.
Allan A Dale: Rubbish! If you go along with farting, dunnit mean you committed farting, does it?

"Robin Hood: Peace? Off! (#1.10)" (2006)
Allan A Dale: [as Marian rides up on her new horse and dismounts] Whoa! Nice legs!
[Marian and Robin both look at him]
Allan A Dale: I meant the horse.
[Robin stifles a laugh]

Much: That's a gift?
Prince Malik: It was. A peace offering.
Allan A Dale: Peace? Let's stick needles in his head and see how he likes it.
Prince Malik: And this is what happens when cousins marry.

"Robin Hood: Do You Love Me? (#3.6)" (2009)
Allan A Dale: [referencing Prince John and his men ] What are they doing in the forest?
Robin Hood: Well, it's obvious, isn't it?
Allan A Dale: Yeah, all right...
Robin Hood: When they break camp, they use the north road to get to Nottingham.
Little John: Why is he coming?
Tuck: He's visiting all the nobles throughout England to grease their palms.
Robin Hood: He's trying to buy their loyalty before King Richard returns, isn't he?
Allan A Dale: What, he thinks it can be bought?
Tuck: He knows it can. He's buying the nobles and their men to seize the throne, so that King Richard returns to King John's England.
Robin Hood: Every noble he buys will bring us closer to a civil war, and a war between Prince John and King Richard... it'll tear this country apart.
Little John: If he's going to buy them, he'll be carrying gold.
Tuck: More then a little.
Robin Hood: Well, we stop him stealing the crown by stealing his gold.
Allan A Dale: [everyone laughs] This is mad!
Little John: Yes, it is. Utterly mad!

Robin Hood: [to angry gang] She said she can help us.
Isabella: Look, I can get you into the castle.
Tuck: You want us to trust her with our lives?
Little John: Gisborne's sister?
Robin Hood: Yes. I trust her with mine.
Allan A Dale: All right, so she gets us in the castle. Then what?
Much: Then we get captured and I presume, killed.

"Robin Hood: Will You Tolerate This? (#1.1)" (2006)
[first lines]
Sheriff's Man #1: You know the law!
Allan A Dale: I know the law's an ass!

"Robin Hood: Who Shot the Sheriff? (#1.3)" (2006)
Allan A Dale: Got some ideas for how a could get in.
Robin Hood: Go on.
Allan A Dale: Well, d'you want clever or really clever?
Robin Hood: I want fast.

"Robin Hood: Childhood (#2.3)" (2007)
Allan A Dale: [about the food] I thought you said 'chicken'
Allan A Dale: This is a pretty small chicken, Much... Again
Djaq: And have you seen in the trees? No squirrels lately.
Much: It's not squirrel.
Djaq: And what happened to the vegetables? All you eat is bread and meat. We're surrounded by eatable berries and leaves.

"Robin Hood: We Are Robin Hood (#2.13)" (2007)
Little John: We are Robin Hood!
Much: We are Robin Hood!
Allan A Dale: We are Robin Hood!

"Robin Hood: Ducking and Diving (#2.5)" (2007)
Allan A Dale: I didn't have a choice!
Robin Hood: There's always a choice!

"Robin Hood: A Clue: No (#1.13)" (2006)
Allan A Dale: I'm not being funny. She's breathing!

"Robin Hood: The Return of the King (#1.12)" (2006)
Much: Bats. I hate bats. Bats are rats. Rats with wings.
Djaq: No, they're intelligent. Bats make noises you cannot hear.
Allan A Dale: What's the point of that? Noises you can't hear?
Much: What if there was a noise nobody could hear? And then if you were the only person in the world who could hear it. Because I am that person. To see sense where others see nonsense. Just like the bat. I take it back. I like the bat! The bat is my friend. The bat understands me.

"Robin Hood: A Thing or Two About Loyalty (#1.9)" (2006)
Will Scarlett: It's good to have you back, Much.
Much: Good to have you back, *My Lord* Much.
Allan A Dale: That is going to get really annoying.
Much: That's going to get really annoying, *My Lord*.
[Robin holds his head and groans]
Much: It is really annoying, but I'm sorry; I like it.

"Robin Hood: The King Is Dead, Long Live the King... (#3.8)" (2009)
Little John: The stable boy says the horses are all accounted for.
Tuck: Robin couldn't have made it.
Kate: You should have kept moving, Much.
Much: He had a knife in your side!
Allan A Dale: She can take care of herself.
Much: Oh, right. So that's why you stepped in, in the tavern, right.
Allan A Dale: I stepped in 'cause I was worried about her.
Much: You stepped in because you were showing off.
Allan A Dale: What?
Much: I did what I did because I care.
Allan A Dale: *I* care!
Much: You care about yourself.
Allan A Dale: Is that right?
Much: Yes!
Little John: STOP IT!
Tuck: Come on! Robin could be dead and you're squabbling like a couple of school boys!
[Both stop, ashamed]
Tuck: Put them out of their misery, will you?
[to Kate]
Kate: He's right. You know, I'm sick of you two trying to protect me. We've got to keep our minds on the mission.
Much: Right.
Tuck: If Robin didn't make it, then Sheridan has the crown. If Sheridan has the crown, Prince John can carry on with his coronation. We can't let that happen.
Kate: ...what about Robin?