Origin of 'Step-dad [...] kill command [...] dog [...] died [...] never.
December 23, 2013 5:09 AM   Subscribe

Hi everyone, I'm apologize for the oddness of my title. I am looking for the origin of this quote: 'My step-dad said he would tell me the secret command word for "Kill!" once the dog had died, but he never did.' It may not be verbatim and is presumed to be from a book. Thank you!
posted by sans to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: To add: I've researched pretty much every combination I could think up on Google. Nothing. As if it doesn't exist.
posted by sans at 5:11 AM on December 23, 2013

I kind of feel like it was Ben Stiller, maybe Meet the Fockers? This is going to drive me crazy now too :)
posted by mazienh at 6:58 AM on December 23, 2013

I think in the Boys from Brazil the kill word was like ketchup or mustard but I can't remember too many other details from the book. I know there was a stepfather (and a creepy kid not to give way too much).
posted by lasamana at 7:00 AM on December 23, 2013

You can search through the novel Boys from Brazil on Google books. I looked for "secret" and "kill," but I didn't see anything that points to the right direction. Then again, I have no idea what I'm looking for, beyond what lasamana mentioned.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:06 AM on December 23, 2013

The google book is not the full book (or at least I couldn't get it) - you have to go the ending of the novel to get to kill phrase.
posted by lasamana at 9:39 AM on December 23, 2013

I found this online - http://www.scholieren.com/boekverslag/40556

if you go to the area "genre" it has the phrases. In the movie I guess it was changed to "cut"and "action".
posted by lasamana at 9:47 AM on December 23, 2013

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