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Missing movie quote

A reverse Mandela Effect

MMDE: The source is known for: "What does it do?" "That's the beauty of it, it doesn't do anything!"

Current: The source is not known for: "'What does it do?" "That's the beauty of it, it doesn't do anything!"

Here's a strange reverse Mandela Effect. It's a quote from a movie which many know, but apparently is permanently on the tip of everyone's tongue because the source it came from doesn't exist!

The quote is two people talking to each other: 'What does it do?' 'That's the beauty of it, it doesn't do anything!'. Sound familiar? It's certainly got a Back to the Future kind of movie vibe, a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book feeling to it, or maybe even a Far Side cartoon strip style, but searching today doesn't bring up it's true origin. People can picture the two characters speaking, one is usually some kind of investigator and the other a crazy scientist or inventor type. But where is it from?

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HAL9000

The voice of an AI

MMDE: HAL said "Good morning, Dave"

Current: HAL did not say "Good morning, Dave"

HAL, the famous computer from 2001: A Space odyssey, has an instantly recognisable voice many remember for his conversations with the crew, and his eerie rendition of "Daisy Bell" at the end.

There's a phrase many remember him using which is nowhere to be seen in the movie today: "Good morning, Dave". It's a straightforward comment, and you can imagine his distinctive voice saying it, but it's not there at all.

There are many missing quote Mandela Effects from movies of this kind, including "Hello, Clarice(The Silence of the Lambs), "What if I told you...(The Matrix) etc.

Still, at least its not "Open the pod bay doors, HAL" which is no longer there ;-) 

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ET

Where did ET touch Elliot when he said "I'll be right here"?

MMDE: Heart

Current: Head

Everyone remember the tear-jerking scene at the end of the movie 'ET: The Extra-Terrestrial' where he leaves Elliot, but there's one detail some remember differently. Did ET point to Elliots head or heart when he said 'I'll be right here'?

This isn't the only Mandela Effect related to ET - the one where he first learns to speak, and reverses the later line he used "ET phone home"  is another one.

To confuse things even more, some remember the scene differently in that ET and Elliot only touched fingertips.

Something else very relevant is the Pizza Hut drinking glasses advert from the 1980's - they show various scenes from the movie, including ET touching Elliots chest.

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Batteries still not included

More batteries missing

MMDE: The sequel to "Batteries not included" was called "Batteries still not included"

Current: There was no sequel to "Batteries not included"

We all know how annoying it is when you open the box for some new gadget or toy and find you can't use it because there were no batteries supplied.

Now some people are finding another reason. The 1987 movie, "Batteries not included", was a fun sci-fi story about a bunch of people facing eviction from their tenant block only to be rescued by some miniature flying robot aliens. It was really popular and has been compared in style with ET, Gremlins and Close Encounters for the Third Kind.

However, many people remember a sequel, and specifically it's name: "Batteries still not included". This is nowhere to be found today. The original  movie came out in 1987, so any sequel would likely have been late 80's/early 90's, but there is no evidence this existed at all.

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The coat of Cruella De Vil

101 Golden Retrievers?

MMDE: Cruella De Vil wore a white coat with black dots

Current: Cruella De Vil wore a yellow coat

Here's the second Mandela Effect relating to Disney's 1961 animated classic "101 Dalmatians". Whilst the other one is concerned with how you spell Cruella's name, this one is about the coat she wore.

Many are remembering the coat being the same as the dalmatians, that is black with white polka dots, yet today it's seen as an enlarged yellow mass of fur.

This idea is reinforced by the sole premise of the story - Cruella wants the dalmatians in order to turn them into fur coats. Those experiencing this Mandela Effect are saying the coat being yellow makes no sense any more.

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Pulp fiction car plate

What did Winston Wolfe's car plate show?

MMDE: MRWOLF

Current: 3ABM581

There's a distinctive shot in Quentin Tarantinos "Pulp Fiction" at the end when the registration plate of Winston Wolfe, the mob's "Mr. Fixit", is shown as he drives away in his sports car.

Many people remember it being a vanity plate which read "MRWOLF", yet the movie today shows it as a typical random combination of no significance: "3ABM581".

People are convinced this is a Mandela Effect and say it doesn't make sense to be the way it is today, suggesting the shot is deliberate to emphasise his name, it's in keeping with Winstons character, plus the car was an expensive sports car of the kind where vanity plates are the norm.

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Bermeja Island

How did Indiana Jones hat look?

MMDE: Regular Fedora

Current: Fedora as tall as a top hat

The YouTuber Mandela Affected posted a video where he was struck by how different the hat which Harrison Ford wore in the movie "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" looked. This was picked up by MoneyBags73 and has since hit many people, who also see the current hat as one which is very different to the one they remember.

The current one is brown and shaped at the bottom like a fedora, but overall the same size as a top hat more fitting to a wedding or funeral.

Since the movie is so famous, there are many images of the hat around the internet, but they all show this strange elongation which jumps out so much at those who remember it being a regular fedora.