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Poll: Brilliant Eureka Moments

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  1. Vote!

    White Collar (2009)

    "Eureka!" - He must have figured something out.
    QUOTEd from White Collar (2009)
  2. Vote!

    Fred MacMurray in The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

    Ned Brainard :
    Eureka! It works! Perfect control.
    QUOTEd from The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
  3. Vote!

    Jessica Chastain in Interstellar (2014)

    Murph [discovers the solution to Brand's equation] :
    Eureka!.. It's traditional.
    Murph [runs to public and, throwing the papers over colleagues, shouts out of joy] :
    QUOTEd from Interstellar (2014)
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    Simon Helberg in The Big Bang Theory (2007)

    Howard Wolowitz :
    Raj Koothrappali [upset] :
    Hey, we agreed when it was "Eureka" time, we were all gonna say it together.
    Howard Wolowitz :
    Fine. Let's say it together.
    Raj Koothrappali [revolted] :
    No. The moment has passed!
    QUOTEd from The Bus Pants Utilization (2011)
  5. Vote!

    30 Rock (2006)

    Tracy Jordan :
    I'll think of an idea. Something that'll change the world...
    Dot Com :
    What is it, Tra?
    Tracy Jordan :
    We should call Eureka! She always has good ideas.
    QUOTEd from Succession (2008)
  6. Vote!

    Michael Caine, Pam Ferris, and Clive Owen in Children of Men (2006)

    Jasper :
    Eureka! Eat and rest. With a little bit of luck, you're going to need all your energy.
    Feed her for me, Theo.
    Kee, your baby is the miracle the whole world has been waiting for.
    QUOTEd from Children of Men (2006)
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    Totò in Totò e le donne (1952)

    Antonio :
    Super eureka! The case is clear, the flaw is here!
    QUOTEd from Totò e le donne (1952)
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    Anthony Michael Hall in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

    Chris Larson [laughing] :
    Eureka! I created a program that can play blackjack.
    Bill Gates :
    Chris, you've been here two days, and you're into blackjack?
    Chris Larson :
    Yeah, so?
    Bill Gates :
    So we've got work to do.
    QUOTEd from Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
  9. Vote!

    Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in The Internship (2013)

    Mr. Chetty [video-conference] :
    All two million lines of that code are in the source files. Your job: find the bug.
    Billy [to Nick] :
    Code, right? Code, right? Codes...
    Nick :
    Billy [to all] :
    So at the end of the day, we're looking to kind of break the password here, right? Maybe the answer's in the question. Maybe it's something with bug.
    Nick :
    Billy :
    Bug like fly. The Fly... Is Chetty a cinephile?
    Nick :
    Billy :
    Lyle :
    Guys, we're looking for a bug, not a password. They're different things.
    Nick [to Billy] :
    Keep going with that human connection...
    QUOTEd from The Internship (2013)
  10. Vote!

    Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men (2003)

    Charlie [dead drunk, but unhurt thanks to helmet] :
    Eureka! I've invented the drinking helmet.
    QUOTEd from A Good Time in Central Africa (2010)
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

    Carla :
    He says there's a tunnel on the other side, slanting downhill but walkable.
    Sir Oliver :
    QUOTEd from Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
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    Kenneth Welsh in Twin Peaks (1990)

    Windom Earle :
    Eureka! It's fear. That's the key. My favorite emotional state. And all this time, it's been staring me right in the kisser.
    QUOTEd from Episode #2.21 (1991)
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    Woody Allen and Scarlett Johansson in Scoop (2006)

    [Sid Waterman attempts to break the door cipher]

    Sid [stammering] :

    It's eight blue horses. No, no, no. It's 10. Ten spinning midgets. No, it's 12. Twelve jet planes and eight... No. Calm down, calm down. It was... It was...
    Sid [stuttering] :
    Eight maids a-milking and three French hens. No, no... Sixteen, wait, 20 jet planes, 12 spinning midgets.
    Sid [chuckling] :
    Eureka! [Lock beeping]
    QUOTEd from Scoop (2006)
  14. Vote!

    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in Starsky & Hutch (2004)

    [Starsky tries to bribe Big Earl]

    Big Earl :

    Let me see your belly button.
    Hutch :
    No. What... Let's go. Come on.
    Starsky :
    Hold on a second. The guy's obviously a freak. Just show him a little skin. Show him your stomach.
    Hutch :
    [Shows his stomach...]
    Big Earl :
    Oh, eureka! God, that's nice. It's like a little bowl of oatmeal with a hole in it.
    QUOTEd from Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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    Jackie Chan in Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

    [Passepartout rides the steam turbine on test-stand circle to reach the 50 miles speed]

    Phileas Fogg [looking at the speed indicator] :

    48... [A guide rail vibrates enormously.]
    Phileas Fogg :
    49... [A bolt drops unfixing out.]
    Phileas Fogg [admitting the arrow is at 50] :
    Eureka! We've done it!
    [Flies far out of the lab from rail fault]
    QUOTEd from Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
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    Micky Dolenz, Carl Ballantine, Davy Jones, Bobo Lewis, and Peter Tork in The Monkees (1966)

    Hubbell Benson [shouting to be heard over the music] :
    Say you're the Monkees!
    Davy :
    Oh, we're the Monkees.
    Irene Chomsky :
    Ah! Eureka!
    Peter :
    No, we're Americans.
    QUOTEd from Find the Monkees (1967)
  17. Vote!

    M*A*S*H (1972)

    Maj. Winchester
    [Shoots striking a pigeon.]
    Cpl. Klinger
    The pigeon
    [Stoops falling down, and explodes touching the earth.]
    Cpl. Klinger [ducks down for cover] :
    Holy Toledo!
    Cpl. Klinger [to Winchester] :
    Either that bird hit a land mine or you just shot down a kamikaze pigeon.
    QUOTEd from Dear Uncle Abdul (1979)
  18. Vote!

    Alexandra Dane and Cardew Robinson in Carry on Up the Khyber (1968)

    Fakir :
    Remove the first stool. [Busti removes it...]
    Now, remove the second stool. [Busti removes the second one]
    Fakir [levitating] :
    That's it! Eureka!
    QUOTEd from Carry on Up the Khyber (1968)
  19. Vote!

    Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd in Moonlighting (1985)

    [David and Maddie are bound hand and foot with pantyhose in shower. They've tried, but teeth could not help out.]

    David [tries to reach the liquid packet with mouth] :

    We need some lubrication.
    David [drops the packet between him and Maddie] :
    Very nice. Very nice, now. All right, are you ready? Squeeze!
    Maddie :
    You can't be serious.
    David :
    You don't think I'm enjoying this?
    Maddie :
    You pay people to do this.
    David :
    This is no time to think of pleasure... All right, you ready? One, two, three, squeeze!
    Eureka, there she blows!!!
    QUOTEd from I See England, I See France, I See Maddie's Netherworld (1989)
  20. Vote!

    Jeff Conaway and Didi Conn in Grease (1978)

    Kenickie :
    Okay, what's with you tonight, huh? You got the personality of a wet mop!
    Rizzo :
    Don't start with me!
    Kenickie :
    Oh, sure! Fine! Eureka! How 'bout I finish with ya, huh?
    Rizzo :
    Finish this!.. [throws milkshake in his face]
    QUOTEd from Grease (1978)
  21. Vote!

    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

    Jack Skellington :
    Eureka! This year, Christmas will be ours!
    QUOTEd from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  22. Vote!

    Billy West in Futurama (1999)

    Profs. Hubert :
    Fry :
    Did you build the smelloscope?
    Profs. Hubert :
    No. I remembered that I'd built one last year. Go ahead, try it. You'll find that every heavenly body has... its own particular scent.
    QUOTEd from A Big Piece of Garbage (1999)
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    David Herman and Billy West in Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008)

    Profs. Hubert [sharing the joys of paradise with Dr. Ogden] :
    Eureka! Another elementary proof of the Goldbach conjecture*.
    *[Goldbach conjecture is one of the oldest unsolved problems in mathematics.]

    QUOTEd from Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008)

  24. Vote!

    Billy West in Futurama (1999)

    Profs. Hubert [digging] :
    I've hit a rich vein of missing links.
    Profs. Hubert [throws out the skulls, naming them] :
    Java man, Piltdown man, Manfred Mann...
    Profs. Hubert [gasps over the next skull] :
    Eureka! It's the elusive missing missing link. This will show Banjo, once and for all.
    QUOTEd from A Clockwork Origin (2010)
  25. Vote!

    Tress MacNeille in Futurama (1999)

    [Fry, Leela and Hubert are close to fall down a huge waterfall]

    Profs. Hubert :

    Put on the hat, Guenter! You're the only one who can save us!
    [puts a banana on head and starts chewing the hat]
    Profs. Hubert :
    Stupid monkey. Keep trying!
    [tries the hat on buttocks]
    Guenter [wears the hat] :
    Eureka! The hat goes on the head! It's all so obvious now!
    QUOTEd from Mars University (1999)
  26. Vote!

    Family Guy (1999)

    [The story of bicycle invention]

    Inventor [bicycling a street] :

    Eureka! Watch it go.
    Higher than you, faster than you, better than you... Everyone just stop inventing stuff now, 'cause no one will ever top this.
    [Children with rakes start hunting the inventor.]

    Inventor :

    Oh, no! Keep rakes away.
    I expressly said no rakes allowed on the street when I am riding my futuristic machine.
    [Children sack the inventor down and start beating him with rakes...]

    Inventor [pleading and groaning] :

    Children, this is progress! How can you turn a blind eye to progress?!
    Inventor [at last gasping] :
    I expressly said "no rakes"...
    QUOTEd from #JOLO (2015)
  27. Vote!

    The Penguins of Madagascar (2008)

    Kowalski [eating the fishes through the heap outward] :
    I like fish. They taste nummy. And they have googly eyes. And they travel in schools. Schools... That's because they're so smart. No, that's not right. Fish are stupid but...
    Eureka! Oh, the brain is back, baby!
    Private :
    Kowalski! Are you smart again?
    Skipper :
    Or at least less stupid?
    Kowalski :
    Do alkaline earth metals have a +2 charge?
    Skipper :
    He's back!
    Private :
    But how did you restore your beautiful mind?
    Kowalski :
    Fish are brain food.
    QUOTEd from Brain Drain (2011)
  28. Vote!

    Jeff Bennett in The Penguins of Madagascar (2008)

    [Penguins preparing the antidote to return Mort be bound again]

    Private :

    Tart. Have you tried adding sugar?
    Kowalski :
    Please. This is an intricate problem that requires that... Sugar! Of course. That's the answer. The monosaccharide will stabilize the entire solution.
    Skipper :
    Good job, Private.
    Private :
    Well, I thought it needed the monostereo... thing.
    Kowalski :
    Eureka! This will do the trick.
    QUOTEd from Mort Unbound (2009)
  29. Vote!


    [Navy team have the last-minute recollections on board of the submarine sinking after a pinhole leak. Homer keeps to get angry at his son has ear pierced...]

    Bart :

    Dad? The earring could plug the hole.
    Homer :
    I'll plug your hole!
    [Thinks a little.] I mean, eureka!
    QUOTEd from Simpson Tide (1998)
  30. Vote!

    H. Jon Benjamin and Bobby Tisdale in Bob's Burgers (2011)

    [Bob Belcher calls Zeke to taste the soup and to tell what it needs.]

    Zeke [takes a spice box] :

    Paprika? Eureka! Get your ass in here, girl!
    [While stirring:] Oh, man. Oh, boy. All right, I probably wrecked it.
    QUOTEd from Bob and Deliver (2013)
  31. Vote!

    Dexter's Laboratory (1996)

    [Tired of bathing, Dexter runs away with the idea to Laminatrix machine]

    Dexter [appears with glossy shield] :

    Eureka! I am laminated!
    Dexter [gets a look at his body] :
    Ooh, I'm so shiny!.. I am free! No more cleaning for me! Now back to my work.
    QUOTEd from Dexter Is Dirty (1997)
  32. Vote!

    Jesse McCartney in Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

    Theodore [munching on some cereal] :
    This is the greatest day of my life!
    Alvin :
    Eureka! I found the cheese balls!
    QUOTEd from Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
  33. Vote!

    Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, and Tom Wheatley in Piglet's Big Movie (2003)

    Pooh :
    What are we going to find?
    Christopher Robin :
    The North Pole... Everyone will come along. And if you see the North Pole, shout "Eureka!"
    Pooh :
    Why would we do that?
    Christopher Robin :
    Because it means: "There's the North Pole."
    Piglet :
    ALL :
    Tigger :
    Piglet :
    Sorry. I was just practising.
    QUOTEd from Piglet's Big Movie (2003)

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