Man’s ‘Princess Bride’ Shirt Scares Fellow Airline Passengers
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
This greeting/threat from the classic ’80s romance ‘The Princess Bride‘ stands as one of the more famous lines in recent movie history. If nothing else, because of the way Mandy Patinkin, who plays the Spanish swordsman, repeats it with increasing enthusiasm.
Apparently a few of the passengers on a Qantas flight Sunday between Sydney and Auckland aren’t movie buffs. In fact, when they saw Wynand Mullins’ t-shirt, which used a name tag template for a humorous take on the line, they were the ones who felt threatened.
So they complained to the flight attendant, who then asked Mullins to take the shirt off.
“The flight attendant said to me: ‘Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it.’ I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie,” Mullins explained to Stuff Magazine.
Since Mullins didn’t have another shirt to put on, the flight attendant searched for another top he could wear.
According to Mullins she never found one and instead avoided eye contact with him for the rest of the flight. Perhaps the other flight attendants had explained to her the seemingly “intimidating” line was from a magical family movie starring Billy Crystal, and that unless there was a six-fingered man on the flight nobody had anything to worry about.
On the off chance that you are as clueless as she was, here’s the story behind the line question.