Lessons learned from ‘Pretty Woman’

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The movie Pretty Woman is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year. First of all, where did the time go? Second of all, Lord help me slow it down.

I was way too young to see this delightful movie debut on the big screen, but I did fall in love with it a few years later. It never occurred to me to feel weird about Vivian’s occupation. I can overlook tons of details when I’m watching a movie through my rose-colored LOVE STORY glasses! I just want the guy to get the girl so they can live happily ever after. Is that a crime?

Some people would say yes. These are the same people who remind me that Allie cheated on Lon with Noah Calhoun. It’s very hard to form an argument around this rather large detail.

Since Pretty Woman taught me a plethora of life lessons, I thought I would share my list with you. Here’s to 25 years of saying “slippery little suckers” whenever the occasion arises! Enjoy!

Lessons Learned

  1. I will never have hair like Julia Roberts. It’s time to accept that fact.
  2. If ever needed, I can hide cash inside the toilet tank in a soap container.
  3. Pimps are mean. Never get one.
  4. Your foot is as big from your elbow to your wrist.
  5. Strawberries bring out the flavor in champagne.
  6. Stores are never nice to people. They are nice to credit cards.
  7. The best place to shop is Rodeo Drive, baby.
  8. I am as tall as Julia Robert’s legs are long.

Pretty Woman
Quotes I Still Recite

  • What’s your dream?
  • Oh yo, oh yo, catch this.
  • Lights. Lights would be good here.
  • Well color me happy, there’s a sofa in here for two!
  • Don’t you just love Prince?
  • Big mistake. Big. Huge!
  • These are broken. Mine are broken.
  • Look! There’s a band!

Pretty Woman
Soundtrack Favorites You Should Purchase

  • “Wild Women Do” by Natalie Cole
  • “King of Wishful Thinking” by Go West
  • “Fallen” by Lauren Wood
  • “Oh Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison
  • “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette

Now it’s your turn! Which quotes did I miss? I took the panty hose one out because I haven’t worn them since college. Should it go back in? Do you own the Roxette song? If not, what are you waiting for? GO PURCHASE IT NOW. That’s my dream for you. What’s your dream?

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March 30, 2015 11:22 am

Yes Lincee– the pantyhose must go back in! Lol

“Ohhh look, there’s a run in my pantyhose….” (*pause looking at her leg while old man looks too. 4 of them crammed in elevator.)
“No wait, I’m not wearing any pantyhose.” (*smirk smile laugh as old lady glares at old man in the elevator giving him a death look.)

I think that’s close…

Thank you for making me laugh as always and bringing me wayyyy back to some solid memories of watching that movie over and over again….oh how debonair Mr. Gene looked in Pretty Woman & of course how gorgeous Julia Roberts was/still is.).

I loved this part too:
“How was your day dear?” (*Vivian with only the tie around her neck and heels on.)
“Nice tie.” (*look on his face. Priceless)
“I got it for you.”

Vivian sitting on balcony. Edward in doorway to patio watching her:
“Look no hands, no hands.”
“Vivian. Get down from there.”

I also loved Hector Elonzo (so?). He played the Beverly Wilshire hotel manager.
“I think we both know he’s not your uncle.” Lol.

You make my day dear Lincee. Thank you for bringing a laugh to this Monday morning with a walk down memory lane.

April 2, 2015 9:36 am
Reply to  Wendy

Oh you are welcome Wendy! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Must like the penthouse, you’re the best!

Cindy S.
Cindy S.
March 30, 2015 11:33 am

And raise your hand it you quickly took your shoe off and put it on your arm? Yep it’s true! Even though when I looked at my arm I said ‘there’s NO way my foot is that big’. Alas, it is!

April 2, 2015 9:36 am
Reply to  Cindy S.


March 30, 2015 12:28 pm

I say this to my sister all the time….

I called and called, where were you last night? And she always responds with “Ma?”

Always my number 1 go to movie….and everyone is always shocked this is my number one choice.

I love it!

April 2, 2015 9:37 am
Reply to  Angie


You and your sister are my people. I’m going to start doing that to my sister to see if she ever responds correctly. My guess is that she will on the third attempt. It will hit her and we will laugh.

Good times.

March 30, 2015 12:43 pm

I’m always finding reasons to say “slippery little suckers”. Love it!

Other favorite lines of mine that should be taken into serious consideration. Disclaimer: I’m reciting off the top of my head so may not be exact.

Cop a squat.
I say who, I say when, I say WHO!
Oh God, the pressure of a name. I got it! Cinda-f’n-rella!
Fifty bucks grandpa. For seventy five the wife can watch. (I never knew what this meant till waaaaay later)
You’re late. You’re beautiful. You’re forgiven.

Ah, there’s so many!! Thanks for taking us back, now I have to call my BFF so we can have a slumber party and do make-overs on each other.

April 2, 2015 9:38 am
Reply to  Jacqui

These are all so good!

The pressure…of a name…

March 30, 2015 1:01 pm

Man, this baby must corner like it’s on rails!

And yes…I own the movie soundtrack on cassette tape 🙂

April 2, 2015 9:38 am
Reply to  JennyK

Me too JennyK! I also have it on CD. As well as both movies VHS and DVD. I have issues. It’s okay.

March 30, 2015 1:33 pm

I use the “you’re late” line a lot. If only my husband would respond with “you’re stunning,” I’d immediately say “you’re forgiven!” A sure sign he hasn’t paid enough attention the million or so times it’s been on TV.

April 2, 2015 9:38 am
Reply to  Carina

That is a match made in heaven!

March 30, 2015 3:07 pm

Lincee, you brightened my day! I love this movie and never get tired of watching it. I am old enough to have seen it when it came out. Went three (3) times to see it then. Now have the DVD for when I’m in the mood for a Cinderella story.
Yep, I took off my shoe and put my foot on my arm to see if it was true 🙂
Can’t add quotes because you and some of the other posters covered them all.

April 2, 2015 9:39 am
Reply to  Liana

Thanks for commenting Liana!

March 30, 2015 3:15 pm

1. I STILL have the CD of the soundtrack that I got for my 12th birthday.

2. I like it, after the “Don’t cha just love Prince?” line, Edward answers: More than life itself.

3. Can I call you Eddie? …Not if you expect me to answer.

4. Cinder-*****-rella. Not the classiest line, but funny.

5. No, Carlos burned most of my stuff when I told him I was moving out.

6. I was afraid to hug you up there I might wrinkle you.

LOVE that movie.

April 2, 2015 9:39 am
Reply to  kristin


Great lines!

March 30, 2015 3:49 pm

Lincee….still my favorite all time movie. I agree if we knew what her profession was I’m not sure it would have been so popular. Maybe it would have made its way on the shelf behind the curtain in the Blockbuster store?? But I am SOOOO GLAD it didn’t because I love that movie. All my favorite lines were covered by everyone and you already. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Easter Week! May the gift of God shine on us all this week. He is risen indeed!

April 2, 2015 9:40 am
Reply to  Kim

Thank you Kim! Happy Easter week to you too. He is risen indeed!

March 30, 2015 7:13 pm

“no we’re from Orlando” for whatever reason that has always cracked me up.

April 2, 2015 9:40 am
Reply to  Robin

Good one Robin!

March 31, 2015 1:11 am

Excellent post! Lincee, I was working at Disneyland when this movie came out (yes, I am old). As a Disney cast member, I got tickets to see the preview that was shown at Disneyland — I’ll never forget it! Such a great movie, and it made me appreciate Prince so much more than I already did!
Wow, Jacqui — great lines! I love “slippery little suckers” too, but I often find myself saying “There’s a band!” and people have no idea what I’m talking about.

April 2, 2015 9:41 am
Reply to  Tara


Yay to fellow Disney employees! Such fun memories.

And I ALWAYS say, “There’s a band!” Always.

March 31, 2015 1:29 am

“She rescues him right back.”

🙂 Love you, Lincee!!

April 2, 2015 9:41 am
Reply to  Jennifer

Love you too Jennifer. 🙂

March 31, 2015 7:34 am

When I’m giving my kid a pep talk, I always end it with “you got a lot o’ potential, Kit Deluca!” He doesn’t quite get it, haha!

April 2, 2015 9:42 am
Reply to  Susan

I’m glad you’re in your kid’s life. He needs to learn pop culture from 25 years ago. How else will he learn?

You’re good people Susan.

Jennifer G.
Jennifer G.
March 31, 2015 7:46 am

Yes!! This made my morning! I love trips down memory lane!! I was 10 when this came out and my parents were HORRIFIED when they found I had watched it at my neighbors house. But 90% of the movie flew right over my little head and I all I saw was a woman turn refined!

” Big mistake. Big. Huge.”

April 2, 2015 9:42 am
Reply to  Jennifer G.

I’m going shopping now!

Thanks Jennifer G!

Jennifer G.
Jennifer G.
March 31, 2015 7:47 am

And…..apparently 90% of this post flew over my head because it looks like you are covered my quote! Whoops.

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