WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE SCENES IN DISCWORLD NOVELS !!!

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Postby DaveC » Fri May 27, 2011 2:00 pm

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri May 27, 2011 2:22 pm

I can't remember if I've posted this before on this thread, but the scene when the farmhouse lands on Nanny in Witches Abroad.

I roared with laughter when I first read that.
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Postby janet » Fri May 27, 2011 2:38 pm

Just reread WA. Cried again at the part when the Big Bad Wolf begs Granny to end it for him. That sums up Granny for me.
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Postby Teppic » Fri May 27, 2011 9:00 pm

MongoGutman wrote:one scene I like which proves Nobby aint quite as daft as he appears -

~"King?" he wheezed, "And have Mr. Vimes cut me head off?"
"All the brandy you can drink, my lord," said a wheedling voice.
"'S no good if you aint got a throat for it to go down!"
"What are you talking about?"
"Mr Vimes'd go spare! He'd go spare!"
"Good heavens man-"
"My lord," someone corrected.
"My lord, I mean - when you're king you can tell that wretched Sir Samuel what to do. You'd be, as you would call it "the boss". You could -"
"Tell Ole Stoneface what to do?" said Nobby.
"That's right!"
"I'd be king and tell Ole Stoneface what to do?" said Nobby.
"Yes!"
Nobby stared into the smoky gloom."
"He'd go spare!"
"Listen you silly little man - "
"My lord - "
"You silly little lord, you'd be able to have him executed if you wished!"
"I couldn't do that!"
"Why not?"
"He'd go spare!"

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that was one of the really laugh out loud moments for me


I love that scene as well. And the one that follows when he begins telling stories at the banquet. I haven't got through all the novels yet so I don't know if he and Nanny Ogg ever meet...but a duet of the hedgehog song or something similar would surely result?

Actually, about the "Vimes will go spare!" scene; I can actually remember exactly where I was when I was laughing to myself walking down the street listening to that on audiobook. That's the trouble with these Pratchett audiobooks, they're great when you're on a train or whatever but you don't half get some funny looks.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 27, 2011 9:29 pm

hazel8252 wrote:Too many to choose, but:
I love the scene in Maskerade where Nanny serves the pudding, cracks me up every time.
Also throughout the whole of The Fifth Elephant when Sybil is trying to tell Vimes her 'news'.
Hogfather, where Ridcully uses the Johnson bathroom (then has it sealed up again straight afterwards!)
And pretty much any scene involving the librarian!
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri May 27, 2011 10:43 pm

Again too many to chose from but one is.

The Feegle ones where the are giving out their pearls of wisdom. :lol:
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Postby Cool Middle Name » Tue May 31, 2011 8:23 pm

Teppic wrote:
MongoGutman wrote:one scene I like which proves Nobby aint quite as daft as he appears -

~"King?" he wheezed, "And have Mr. Vimes cut me head off?"
"All the brandy you can drink, my lord," said a wheedling voice.
"'S no good if you aint got a throat for it to go down!"
"What are you talking about?"
"Mr Vimes'd go spare! He'd go spare!"
"Good heavens man-"
"My lord," someone corrected.
"My lord, I mean - when you're king you can tell that wretched Sir Samuel what to do. You'd be, as you would call it "the boss". You could -"
"Tell Ole Stoneface what to do?" said Nobby.
"That's right!"
"I'd be king and tell Ole Stoneface what to do?" said Nobby.


"Yes!"
Nobby stared into the smoky gloom."
"He'd go spare!"
"Listen you silly little man - "
"My lord - "
"You silly little lord, you'd be able to have him executed if you wished!"
"I couldn't do that!"
"Why not?"
"He'd go spare!"

(Feet of Clay)
that was one of the really laugh out loud moments for me


I love that scene as well. And the one that follows when he begins telling stories at the banquet. I haven't got through all the novels yet so I don't know if he and Nanny Ogg ever meet...but a duet of the hedgehog song or something similar would surely result?

Actually, about the "Vimes will go spare!" scene; I can actually remember exactly where I was when I was laughing to myself walking down the street listening to that on audiobook. That's the trouble with these Pratchett audiobooks, they're great when you're on a train or whatever but you don't half get some funny looks.

As a matter of fact, Nanny and Nobby DO meet in one of the Witches books, Masquerade.
I'm not going to go into the spoilers and ruin your reading, but it was a highly amusing moment which featured Nanny preventing intrusion by being intrusive.
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Postby hazel8252 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:45 pm

Thanks for the welcome!

I just lent my Dad the Fifth Elephant - couldn't believe he hadn't read that one, he was the one who introduced me to Discworld. I always forget this scene but then I laugh at it again when I read the book, where Sam and Sibyl are laid in bed listening to Igor take the animal heads off the walls - genius!
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:01 pm

Let me add mine as well Welcome hazel8252. :)
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