Horrible Bosses Quote: Dark Trashy Humor

(Total Quotes: 110)

Directed by: Seth Gordon
Written by:
Michael Markowitz (screenplay)
John Francis Daley (screenplay)
Jonathan M. Goldstein (screenplay)
Michael Markowitz (story)
Jason Bateman – Nick Hendricks
Jason Sudeikis – Kurt Buckman
Charlie Day – Dale Arbus
Kevin Spacey – Dave Harken
Jennifer Aniston – Dr. Julia Harris
Colin Farrell – Bobby Pellit
Jamie Foxx – Dean ‘MF’ Jones
P.J. Byrne – Kenny Sommerfeld
Julie Bowen – Rhonda Harken


With plenty of twists and turns, Horrible Bosses quotes deliver a cynical, dark trashy humor. There’s an odd sense of universal relatability to the story that has been used to great advantage in the script. The story is purposely ludicrous and over the top, described best as a satire that shows willingness to go to some dark places to get the laughs.

Verdict: The movie’s weakness is that it has no idea what to do with the concept that it’s set out once it’s gone past the revealing stage.

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[first lines; as Nick is rushing to get to the office]
Nick Hendricks: [voice over] I get to work before the sun comes up and I leave long after it’s gone down. I haven’t had sex in six months with someone other than myself. And the only thing in my refrigerator is an old lime. Could be a kiwi, no way to tell. But here’s the thing, this is just temporary.


Nick Hendricks: [voice over] Quick story, my grandmother came to this country with twenty dollars in her pocket. She worked hard her whole life and never took shit from anyone. When she died, she had turned that twenty dollars into two thousand dollars. That sucks! You know why she didn’t succeed? Because she didn’t take shit from anyone. The key to success, and they will not teach you this in business school, is taking shit. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the last eight years and it’s all about to pay off.


Nick Hendricks: [voice over] I’m this close to getting a big promotion, with my own office. Then all the endless hours, and the sacrifice, and the shit eating will have been worth it.


[pausing the security video of Nick standing by the elevator]
Dave Harken: See, this is what concerns me, Nick. You’re a punctual guy. You know the importance of being here right at six a.m., which is what leads me to think that, there must be something wrong with the internal clock on our security system.
Nick Hendricks: May have been a minute late.
Dave Harken: But according to this, you were two minutes late. So either you’re a liar, or this system is off by a full minute.
Nick Hendricks: [voice over] The only hitch…I work for this guy. David Harken. Who right now is giving me some fresh shit for being two minutes late. He’s a ‘total fucking asshole’.


[getting dropped off to work by his fiancé, Stacy]
Dale Arbus: [voice over] When I was a kid, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. And I always gave the same answer.
[he kisses Stacy and they say I love you to each other]
Dale Arbus: [voice over] I wanted to be a husband. I know that sounds weird. Most boys wanna be fire house chiefs or personal trainers, but to me being a husband was like the highest calling. And thanks to Stacy, that dream’s about to come true.


Dale Arbus: [voice over] Unfortunately, no one’s gonna pay you to be a husband, unless you marry Oprah. So, I had to find a job. Now, I always admired dentists. They’re smart, they’re capable, they keep your teeth healthy. So I went out and I became one.


Dale Arbus: [voice over] Okay, I became a dental assistant. It’s basically the same thing. I just make a lot less money.


[whilst assisting his boss]
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Do you ever see that show, Gossip Girl?
Dale Arbus: No.
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Mmm…I watched an episode last night. I fingered myself so hard to that Penn Badgley guy, broke a nail.
Dale Arbus: [voice over] And it would have been the perfect job, if not for one ‘evil crazy bitch, D.D.S.’.


Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: I bet you’re no shrimp in the cock department, huh Dale?
Dale Arbus: Okay, Julia. Come on!
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: What?
Dale Arbus: I’m not comfortable talking about that.
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Oh, Dale! Come on! You know that I like to fool around
[she takes the hand of the patient and places it on her breast]
Dale Arbus: Oops!
[to the patient]
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Mr. Anderton! Not in the office! This is bad!
[hitting the patients hand]
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Bad! Bad! Bad!
Dale Arbus: Probably shouldn’t hit the patients.


Kurt Buckman: [voice over] I love my job. If you ask me, anyone who hates their job has no one to blame but themself. We make our own destinies, and I’ve made a sweet one here. I’m an account manager at a chemical company. And I’ll tell you something, the job has its perks.


[flirting with the FedEx delivery girl delivering some packages]
Kurt Buckman: So, what’s going on here?
Jamie: Sorry?
Kurt Buckman: Is this one of those hidden camera shows?
Jamie: What do you mean?
Kurt Buckman: What I mean is that you’re way too cute to be just a FedEx girl. I mean, you gotta be like a model or actress or something, right? Like what happens when I open up one of these boxes? Someone gonna jump out and bite me in the penis?
Jamie: No! Nothin’s…nothin’s gonna jump out. I’m just a FedEx girl.
Kurt Buckman: Shut up!
[she laughs and turns to leave]
Jamie: Bye.
Kurt Buckman: Have a great afternoon.
Jamie: Thank you.
Kurt Buckman: [voice over] I didn’t actually sign form by the way. So she has to come back.


Kurt Buckman: [voice over] But the real reason I’m here, is this guy. Jack Pellit, my boss. The sweetest man I know. He loves me and I love him. Everybody loves him.


[as Bobby comes out of the toilet]
Jack Pellit: Bobby?
Bobby Pellit: What?
Jack Pellit: Is everything okay? You seem to be spending more time in the toilet than you do at your desk.
Bobby Pellit: I didn’t…I didn’t realize I had to tell you every time I wanna take a dump.
Kurt Buckman: [voice over] And if the worst thing about this job is having to tolerate my bosses ‘dipshit cokehead son’, well it’s a small price to pay.


Bobby Pellit: You need me to tell you when I’m gonna pee-pee?
Jack Pellit: I’m just trying to get you do your part, son. It’s not easy times you know.
Bobby Pellit: I do my part. I do other people’s parts. But it doesn’t matter to you, cause you just wanna ride on my ass because I’m your son.
[pointing to Kurt]
Bobby Pellit: You know what? I don’t hear you giving, dick-skin, any shit.
Kurt Buckman: Dick-skin. Nice.horrible-bosses-3
Bobby Pellit: Kiss ass.
[motioning to Kurt to come into his office]
Jack Pellit: Come on. Come on.
Bobby Pellit: Yeah. Go on. In you go. Get in! Fucking…
[moves his hands about in karate chop motion]
Bobby Pellit: I’m a green belt, motherfucker.
Kurt Buckman: What?


[pouring some scotch into a glass]
Dave Harken: Oh! You want?
Nick Hendricks: It’s eight fifteen a.m.!
Dave Harken: What? Is there something wrong with a manager drinking in the morning?
Nick Hendricks: No. Thank you. Sure. Thanks.
[he hands Nick the glass of scotch]
Dave Harken: Bottoms up.
Nick Hendricks: Nothing for you?
Dave Harken: Nick, it’s eight fifteen in the morning, I’m not an alcoholic.
Nick Hendricks: Mr. Harken, the only reason I took one because I thought you were gonna have one, so…
Dave Harken: You took one because you thought I was gonna have one? Is that something you think a senior V.P. would do?
Nick Hendricks: I was just trying to be polite.
Dave Harken: So, what? If I uh…was gonna put balls in honey and shaved coconut, you’d do that too?
Nick Hendricks: I would not.
Dave Harken: Sure?
Nick Hendricks: Yeah.
Dave Harken: Cause I’ve got some coconut.


Dave Harken: Look, if you want a promotion, you gotta earn it. Now, what do I keep saying? Life is a marathon and you cannot win a marathon without putting on a few Band-Aids on your nipple. Right?
Nick Hendricks: Right.
[Nick turns to walk out of his office]
Dave Harken: Nick, it’s eighteen year old scotch. You don’t really expect me to pour it back into the bottle, do you?
[Nick reluctantly goes back and picks up the glass of scotch and drinks the whole lot]


[Dale hands Julia the dental water spray]
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Alright, let see if this thing is working.
[she sprays Dale in the crotch with the dental water spray]
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Ooh!horrible-bosses-2
Dale Arbus: Oh, my God!
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Oh! I’m sorry. I’m a squirter, Dale. Oh, you know what? I think, I can make out our little friend right there!
[she squirts him in the crotch again with the water spray]
Dale Arbus: Stop it!
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Shabbat Shalom, somebody’s circumcised!


Dale Arbus: Can we stop doing this thing here?
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: Why? Because you have a girlfriend?
Dale Arbus: Well, she’s not just my girlfriend anymore. We’re engaged now.
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: What?
Dale Arbus: We’re engaged.
Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.: You said that she was just a hole for your dick.
Dale Arbus: I never said that. That’s not even my style.


[referring to his boss]
Kurt Buckman: He had a heart attack. They said his um…heart burst in his chest like a water balloon.
Dale Arbus: My God! I’m sorry, man. I…I know you guys were close.
Kurt Buckman: Yeah. Yeah, I loved that guy. I loved working for him, you know? It’s like awesome. Now his shitbag son is gonna be in charge. And it’s like…
Dale Arbus: That…the cokehead?
Kurt Buckman: Yeah. Do you know how many times I’ve caught him doing blow at work?
Nick Hendricks: This whole thing’s a real bummer, Kurt. I’m so sorry. You’re the only one of us who didn’t completely hate his job.


Nick Hendricks: Did…did I tell you that Harken tricked me into having a drink at eight o’clock this morning. I mean, I work for the anti-Christ!
Kurt Buckman: How did he trick you?
Dale Arbus: I thought he was gonna give you a promotion!
Nick Hendricks: Yeah. No, he is. That’s his way of being extra evil. He knows this is the last chance he has to make my life miserable.


Dale Arbus: At least your boss isn’t sexually harassing you.
Kurt Buckman: [sarcastically] Oh, my God! I hear you on that one.
Dale Arbus: Don’t give me shit!
Nick Hendricks: You’ll never get any sympathy out of us for this.
Dale Arbus: She’s going crazy! It’s like a totally hostile working environment there, man. It’s not funny!
Nick Hendricks: Yeah?
Dale Arbus: Alright, check it out. Today, she started spraying water at my crotch so she could see the outline of my dick.
Kurt Buckman: That’s great!
Dale Arbus: It’s not great!
Kurt Buckman: What are you talking about? Why don’t you just, you know, just fuck her?
Dale Arbus: Because I’m engaged to be married and I love my fiancé, okay?


[explaining why he can’t get another job]
Dale Arbus: I’m on the registered sex offenders list, yes!
[Kurt laughs]
Nick Hendricks: You can’t get that expunged? All you did was point your dick out in a playground.
Dale Arbus: I was taking a piss at night. There weren’t no kids…alright. You know what? You don’t put a playground right next to a bar. That’s entrapment.
[as he’s talking Kurt’s attention goes towards a girl walking past their table]
Kurt Buckman: Mm-hmm. Speaking of entrapment, I’m gonna see that girl about her vagina. Excuse me.


[addressing everyone at the staff meeting]
Dave Harken: So, I have finally decided who I want to be our new senior vice president of sales. He’s right here in this room.
[Nick breaths as he waits for his name to be called out]
Dave Harken: It’s me.horrible-bosses-4
Nick Hendricks: What did he say?
Dave Harken: I’ve decided to absorb the responsibilities of the senior V.P. position into my own. I’ve realized that if you wanna get something done right, you’ve gotta do it yourself. So, I’m gonna be breaking through the wall of the office that would have been the senior V.P.’s and make one huge enormous office. However, I will only be taking eighty five percent of the additional salary I’m entitled to. And that is self-sacrifice people.
[Nick suddenly springs out of his chair and attacks Harken]
Nick Hendricks: Fucker!
[he drags Harken by his tie across the office and then throws him out the window killing him]


[we realize that Nick has just imagined killing Harken and he’s still sat in the staff meeting]
Dave Harken: So, meeting adjourned.
[Nick follows Harken out of the meeting room]
Nick Hendricks: Mr. Harken, can I speak to you?
Dave Harken: Yeah. Sure. What is it?
Nick Hendricks: You know, for months you’ve been hinting that I was in line for that promotion?
Dave Harken: And look how hard you’ve been working.
Nick Hendricks: What, were you just lying to me?
Dave Harken: Lying? No! Nick, motivating. I mean, look we’re all part of the same team here. Plus, you know, I’m the one who’s gonna be doing all the extra work.


Nick Hendricks: You know that last month, you made me work so late I missed saying goodbye to my Gam-Gam.
Dave Harken: I’m sorry, what?
Nick Hendricks: My grandmother. I told you that I needed to see her cause she was very very sick. You said if I left early I would get fired. And she died before I made it into the hospital.
Dave Harken: I’m sorry.
Nick Hendricks: Thank you.
[Harken suddenly bursts into laughter]
Dave Harken: I had no idea that you called your grandmother, Gam-Gam!
[stops himself from laughing so hard]
Dave Harken: I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry you didn’t get to say bye-bye to Gam-Gam.


Dave Harken: Really. I really am sorry! But I needed you to stay here and work late, because you’re an invaluable member of this operation. And I need you in the position that you’re currently in.
Nick Hendricks: Well, tough shit! Okay. I’ve been in that position for eight years now. Why would I stay here after being treated like this?
Dave Harken: Well, because I’d make sure that nobody in the industry would ever hire you again.
Nick Hendricks: Bullshit!
Dave Harken: No. Because they’re gonna want my letter of recommendation, right? So, I’m perfectly willing to write that you are an insubordinate, dishonest, drunk.
Nick Hendricks: You can’t do that! That’s not true.
[Harken steps closer to Nick]
Dave Harken: Let me tell you something. You stupid little runt. I own you. You’re my bitch. So don’t walk around here thinking you have free will, because you don’t. I could crush you anytime I want. So settle in, cause you are here for the long haul.


Bobby Pellit: Yo! Dick-wall! What the fuck?
Kurt Buckman: What?horrible-bosses-5
[Bobby holds out his arm an points to his wrist which has no watch on it]
Bobby Pellit: Three hours late. What’s the deal?
Kurt Buckman: I was at your father’s funeral!
Bobby Pellit: Uh-huh. Uh-hum. Well, maybe that excuse would have fallen when my dad was here. But, I’m in charge now.
Kurt Buckman: That excuse wouldn’t make any sense if your dad was still here.
Bobby Pellit: Woh! In my office, now.


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Total Quotes: 110



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