Quotes from
The Graduate

The original quote, with slang   What does it mean?

Mr. Braddock: Don't you think that idea is a little half-baked?

Benjamin: Oh no, Dad, it's completely baked.

Mr. Braddock: That idea doesn't seem completely worked out, Ben.

Benjamin: Oh no, Dad, I've thought about it enough.

Room Clerk: Are you here for an affair, sir?

Benjamin: What?

Room Clerk: The Singleman party, sir?

Benjamin: Ah, yes, the Singleman party.

Room Clerk: Are you here for an affair*, sir?

Benjamin: What?

Room Clerk: Are you here for the Singleman party, sir?

Benjamin: Ah, yes, I'm with the Singleman party.

* The room clerk means to ask Benjamin if he is at the hotel for a private function, but because Benjamin is so nervous about meeting his parents' friend Mrs. Robinson for sex, he assumes he's being asked about his adulterous affair.

Mr. Carlson: Is that the new car out there? The little red Wop job?

Mr. Braddock: That's Ben's graduation present.

Mr. Carlson: Won't have much trouble picking them up in that, will you?

Ben: Sir?

Mr. Carlson: The girls. The chicks. The...the teeny boppers.

Mrs. Braddock: I think Ben has gotten beyond the teeny bopper stage - haven't you, Ben?

Ben: Yes, ma'am.

Mr. Carlson: Is that the new car out there? The little red Italian car*?

Mr. Braddock: That's Ben's graduation present.

Mr. Carlson: It won't be difficult for you to attract girls with that car, will it?

Ben: Excuse me?

Mr. Carlson: The girls. The girls. The...the girls in their early teens.

Mrs. Braddock: I think Ben dates girls older than that**, since he just graduated from college, don't you Ben?

Ben: Yes, ma'am.

*Wop is derogatory.