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Quotes for
RAdm. Yancy Graham (Character)
from Down Periscope (1996)

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Down Periscope (1996)
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: Now, call me a prude if you want, but I don't think it's good policy for the Navy to hand over a billion-dollar piece of equipment to a man who has "Welcome Aboard" tattooed on his penis.

Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: [over radio] I expect you to abide by the rules of this War Game.
Lt. Comd. Dodge: Since when did the rules ever matter to *you*, Sir?
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: You watch yourself, Dodge! You are addressing a superior officer.
Lt. Comd. Dodge: No... Merely a higher ranking one! CATCH US IF YOU CAN!

Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: It's good to see you again, Doge. It's been about four years?
Lt. Comd. Dodge: Something like that, sir. Not since we were both at Kings Bay.
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: Well, you are about to join the elite of the submarine fleet. The very best the United States Navy has to offer.
Lt. Comd. Dodge: Damn good feeling, sir.
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: [Notices a ship] As a matter of fact, there she is now. Your new boat.
[Dodge excitedly turns and looks and his look changes to shock as he sees it's an old rusty sub]
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: U.S.S. Stingray, SS-161.
Lt. Comd. Dodge: That? This can't be my boat, sir.
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: Oh, it most certainly is. Balao-class, refitted 1961.
Lt. Comd. Dodge: Balao-class? But that's a diesel sub! This is a joke, right? The Navy doesn't even use diesels anymore!
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: They do now, she's been recommissioned.
Lt. Comd. Dodge: Well, no disrespect to the USS Rustoleum here, but I'd be better off in the Merrimack! I was trained to command a nuclear boat!
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: Are you refusing to take command?
Lt. Comd. Dodge: [pauses, then sighs] No, sir.
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: Good. Meet your crew here tomorrow morning, 0700.
Lt. Comd. Dodge: Are they also left over from World War II, sir?
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: No, Captain. They've been handpicked... by me.

Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: [Approaching Winslow after Dodge wins the war game] Sir, this entire exercise is invalid! Dodge left the containment area...
Adm. Dean Winslow: After you had narrowed it without proper authorization.
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: He ignored a direct order!
Adm. Dean Winslow: Oh, stow it, Yancy! He had higher orders. Oh, and you can forget about that third star.
[Smiles and walks away]

Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: [Thinking he is about to win the war game against Dodge] I gotcha now, Popeye!

Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: Submarine Stingray, this is Submarine Orlando. It has been confirmed: you are targeted.
Lt. Comd. Dodge: Submarine Orlando, this is Submarine Stingray, Stingray One speaking. We acknowledge the kill and congratulate everyone aboard that boat.
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: Well, thank you, Captain.
Lt. Comd. Dodge: However... at the time of your transmission, I had already fired two torpedoes.
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: What?
Lt. Comd. Dodge: You can probably hear them in the water, and though we are dead, our fish are already on their way to the Naval station dummy ship. They hit, we still win...
[pirate voice]
Lt. Comd. Dodge: Har har!