i'm not going to take it any more! Alternatives?
February 13, 2018 6:47 AM   Subscribe

I'm on the hunt for similar speeches along the lines of Network's I'm not going to take it any more. Could be from anywhere, radio, comedy, theatre, commencement speeches etc. It's to go over a short film talking about the environment that ideally I'd like to be able to clear. Does anyone have any ideas and suggestions? Thanks!
posted by ebear to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Picard in Star Trek First Contact? "The line must be drawn here, no further!" (you did say "anywhere"...)
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:56 AM on February 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Julia Sugarbaker was famous for these: Southern Living lists 13 of them.
posted by soelo at 7:10 AM on February 13, 2018

The movie UHF has a parody of the Network speech.
posted by doctornecessiter at 7:29 AM on February 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Welcome Back Kotter had its own parody, from an episode called "Sweatwork" where the Sweathogs start a school radio station. Arnold has a gig on it that is doing abysmally bad and he's about to get cancelled, so he goes off on a Network-style rant, complete with urging people to holler out the window; in his case, the cri-du-coeur is "I'm fed up, Arnold, and I don't care who knows it!"
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:41 AM on February 13, 2018

This is a recurring trope in tv series written by Aaron Sorkin. E.g. the first episode of Studio 60 and the first episode of The Newsroom.
posted by rjs at 10:02 AM on February 13, 2018

How about the classic, "I want a wife" manifesto: I want a wife
posted by effluvia at 12:50 PM on February 13, 2018

There are songs galore, everything from Show Me and Just You Wait, both from My Fair Lady, to Take This Job And Shove It.

Also, there may be something in John Galt's speech in Atlas Shrugged, but I haven't read it since about 1962.
posted by SemiSalt at 3:34 PM on February 13, 2018

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