Pancho Barnes Quotes in The Right Stuff (1983)
Pancho Barnes Quotes:
Girl at Pancho's: I just noticed that a fancy pilot like Slick over there doesn't have his picture on your wall. What do you have to do to get your picture up there anyway?
Pancho Barnes: You have to die, sweetie.
Pancho Barnes: What are you two rookies gonna have?
Gordon Cooper: Rookies? Now hold on, sis. You are looking at a whole new ballgame here now. In fact, in a couple of years, I bet you're even gonna immortalize us by putting our pictures up there on your wall.
[unwittingly referring to the dead pilot memorial over the bar]
Gordon Cooper: What? I say somethin' wrong here?
Pancho Barnes: I tell you, we got two categories of pilots around here. We got your prime pilots that get all the hot planes, and we got your pud-knockers who dream about getting the hot planes. Now what are you two pud-knockers gonna have? Huh?
Chuck Yeager: [NASA recruiters are talking to test pilots] You need lab rabbits.
Recruiter: Sorry, I didn't get that.
Chuck Yeager: I said you need lab rabbits to curl up in your damn capsule. With its heart going "pitter-patter". And a wire up the kazook. I don't hold with it.
Scott Crossfield: I don't either. You want a pilot to become a balistic missile. And then splash down - possibly get lost at sea.
Pancho Barnes: See, some peckerwood's gotta get the thing up. And some peckerwood's gotta land the son of a bitch. And that "peckerwood" is called a "pilot".
Pancho Barnes: Why Yeager, you old bastard. Don't just stand there like some lonesome god-damn mouse-shit sheepherder. Get your ass over here and have a drink.
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Characters on The Right Stuff (1983)
- Chuck Yeager
- Jack Ridley
- Alan Shepard
- Gordon Cooper
- Chief Scientist
- Lyndon Johnson
- Henry Luce
- Gus Grissom
- Liaison Man
- Glennis Yeager
- Scott Carpenter
- John Glenn
- Annie Glenn
- Wally Schirra
- Lady Bartender
- Eric Sevareid
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Frank Sharp (Texan)
- Nurse Murch
- Trudy Cooper
- Scott Crossfield
- Game Show MC
- Betty Grissom