There are some things you see as a kid that become a skewed fact that actually turns out not to be true at all, like your dad is the tallest guy in the world or your step-uncle is a fantastic kisser. This also applies to movies, where some detail sticks out for you and you turn it into a false assumption.
It wasn’t until college and the advent of the World Wide Web that I finally figured out what Data (Ke Huy Quan) called his Clakety-teeth-on-a-slinky tool. All those years since 1985 the name has changed from:
- Prinches Lepel
- Plinches Repel
- Reaches Grapel
- Rinches le Pel (French words perhaps?)
- Bitches of Hell
- Pitches of Power
- Pictures of Pell
I never knew what the hell he was saying. When I checked imdb.com and its quotes section I finally discovered it was called “Pinchers of Peril!” He was saved by his Pinchers of Peril!
Seriously besides his thick accent and the stupidly named apparatus, as a kid I never for the life of me could figure out what the hell he was saying.