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Historical Events  Movies
Historical Events  Movies
James Cagney

James Cagney

MMDE: James Cagney said "You dirty rat!" in his gangster movies

Current: James Cagney never said "You dirty rat!" in his gangster movies

Another falsly attributed movie quote, or a Mandela Effect?

The exclamation "You dirty rat!" is pretty universally ingrained in modern Western culture as the cry of the mobster in the old black and white gangster movies of the 1930's.

Most people will associate the phrase with James Cagney, so are surprised to hear he never said it.

The closest we get is in two movies: Blonde Crazy (1931) "Oh, that dirty, double-crossin' rat" and Taxi! (1932) "Come out and take it, ya dirty, yellow-bellied rat!".

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Jungle book Baloo

How did Baloo cover his modesty in Disney's 1967 Jungle Book?

MMDE: Baloo wore a coconut bra in the 1967 Jungle Book movie

Current: Baloo did not wear a coconut bra in the 1967 Jungle Book movie

Many people have a strong image when they remember Baloo doing a dance from Disney's 1967 animated "The Jungle Book" movie, based on Rudyard Kipling's 1894 classic. This is when he does it wearing a grass skirt, but crucially they also remember a bra made from coconuts.

The problem is his "bra" isn't anywhere to be found now, and so it's being pointed to as a Mandela Effect.

The mystery deepens when it turns out Larry Clemmons, the writer producting the animation, specifcally says 

When Baloo the Bear has his wacky (I Wanna Be Like You) duet with King Louie the Orangutan, we put Baloo in a coconut bra and a grass skirt

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Treasure Island

Where did Pirate talk originate?

MMDE: Pirate talk originated with the seafaring pirates of old

Current: Pirate talk originated in Disneys 1950 "Treasure Island" movie

Oooh arrr, shiver me timbers landlubbers!

If it doesn't sounds too obvious a question, where did this distinctive pirate talk originate?

If you thought it must have been with, well, pirates on the high seas think again. It was in fact first heard in Disneys 1950 movie "Treasure Island", and started a trend that's now ingrained so deeply into our culture it's true origins are largely forgotten.

There's even a full online dctionary of pirate terms and phrases, so yo! ho! ho! and a bottle of rum, fill yer boots me hearties!

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Anchorman

Ron Burgundy: ___, that escalated quickly

MMDE: Well, that escalated quickly

Current: Boy, that escalated quickly

Another movie quote Mandela Effect which turned into a meme.

The 2004 movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" starring Will Ferrell has him at one point saying "That escalated quickly", but what word did he use first? Many remember "Boy", but the movie today's shows he sad "Well".

It wouldn't be such a big deal if it hadn't become an internet meme now, appearing in such crazy guises as Hilary Clinton, R2D2 etc and regularly pops up as a comedy parody, so you'd have thought the actual quote would be pretty well established.

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Hitchcocks The Birds

The whites of their eyes

MMDE: 'The Birds' from 1963 was filmed in black and white

Current: 'The Birds' from 1963 was filmed in color

Here's another Mandela Effect, like The Fly, which is concerned with whether a movie was originally filmed in color or black and white. This time it's Hitchcock's 1963 thriller "The Birds".

Based on the 1952 Daphne Due Marier story of the same name, the movie shows a series of unexplained attacks by birds on a small, ordinary American town over a few days.

Many of the special effects were actually firsts, including a precursor to the green-screen technique used throughout the video and movie industries today.

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Candyman

Say his name how many times?

MMDE: Say 'Candyman' 3 times

Current: Say 'Candyman' 5 times

Candyman was the 1992 movie in which all who saw him were certainly not about to receive a sweet treat.

Written by Clive Barker, from Hellraiser fame, it focuses on an urban legend which describes the summoning of an entity by saying his name a certain number of times in front of a mirror. The Mandela Effect here is that number, because whilst today it shows it was 5, many people are saying they remember it being 3.

Even weirder is that this is shown in the movie to be able to change, because at the end one character says "Helen" 4 times to summon a spirit.

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Cats vs Dogs

The 2001 movie where cats fought dogs was called...?

MMDE: Cats vs Dogs

Current: Cats & Dogs

It is an epic battle that has been fought for thousands of years.

Brought to the big screen in 2001, the legendary tale of the ongoing war between otherwise cute-looking cats, and their friendly-looking (but that might be just an act) dogs was made into a movie, which saw a sequel in 2010.

Many remember the movie Cats vs Dogs, which showed just how much is going on in this battle which we mere humans are totally unaware of. The problem? That movie never existed.

The movie everyone is thinking of is called "Cats & Dogs", but it's remarkable how many are sure they see the "vs" in  mental image when they conjure up the movie poster.