Let’s face it, when you’re sitting at dinner with your immediate and distant family for Thanksgiving, there will come a time when you may need to give everyone the head’s up on what’s going on in your life… but don’t fret if you don’t know how to respond, because I’ve got your back. Just use these Zoolander quotes, and everything should be fine.
If all else fails, challenge your cousins to a walk-off, and hope that David Bowie shows up to save the day.
“Todd! Are you not aware that I get farty and bloated with a foamy latte?” — Mugatu
Everyday use: When your aunt’s recipe doesn’t agree with your stomach.
“I think I’m getting the black lung, Pop.” — Derek Zoolander
Everyday use: When you want to avoid talking about your job.
“It’s that damn Hansel. He’s so hot right now.” — Mugatu
Everyday use: When your relatives bring up the hottest celebs.
“I always was more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree.” — Hansel
Everyday use: When your family wants to know what you want to be when you grow up.
“You think you’re too cool for school, but I have a newsflash for you Walter Cronkite… you aren’t.” — Derek Zoolander
Everyday use: When your cousin thinks he’s the bee’s knees.
“I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.” — Mugatu
Everyday use: When the discussion at the dinner table takes a turn for the worse.
“Do I know what I’m doing today? No, but I’m here and I’m gonna give it my best shot.” — Hansel
Everyday use: When you’re proud of your achievements.
“Orange mocha frapuccino!” — Derek’s roommates
Everyday use: When dessert is coming!
“Who are you trying to get crazy with, ese? Don’t you know I’m loco?” — Hansel
Everyday use: When your cousins think they’re tough.
“Have you ever wondered if there is more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking? ” — Derek Zoolander
Everyday use: When your family tells you how great you look in your new sweater.
“I invented the piano key neck tie!” — Mugatu
Everyday use: When everyone should be praising you.
“Why you been acting so messed up towards me?” — Derek Zoolander and Hansel
Everyday use: When you and your relatives decide to make amends.
“What is this, a center for ANTS?” — Derek Zoolander
Everyday use: When the leftovers fall onto the ground.