A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 08, 2021
“Croquet is a wonderful game if you’ve got the balls for it”

The movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) contains these lines:

Bilbo Baggins: It’s supposed to look like that, it’s crochet.
Bofur: Oh, and a wonderful game it is too, if you’ve got the balls for it.


“Corquet is a wonderful game. If you’ve got the balls for it that is” was posted on Twitter by Jake Frost on March 20, 2013. “Croquet is a wonderful game if you’ve got the balls for it” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on January 8, 2021.


Wikipedia: Croquet
Croquet (French: croquet; /ˈkroʊkeɪ/ (UK) or /kroʊˈkeɪ/ (US)) is a sport that involves hitting wooden or plastic balls with a mallet through hoops (often called “wickets” in the United States) embedded in a grass playing court.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Quotes

Bilbo Baggins: [Grabbing a doily from Nori] Excuse me, that is a doily, not a dishcloth.
Bofur: But it’s full of holes!
Bilbo Baggins: It’s supposed to look like that, it’s crochet.
Bofur: Oh, and a wonderful game it is too, if you’ve got the balls for it.

Plugged In
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
PG-13
Action/Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, War
IN THEATERS
December 14, 2012
(...)
CRUDE OR PROFANE LANGUAGE
Discussing the game of croquet, one dwarf says, “Wonderful game if you’ve got the balls for it.”

Twitter
Darren Taneyhill
@DTaneyhill
@Taneyhill2 croquet is a great game if you’ve got the balls for it
6:10 PM · Dec 20, 2012·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Victor Sylva
@EverybodyGitSum
Crochet, what a game… If you’ve got the balls for it.
7:47 PM · Dec 21, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Emily Green
@arieidelmonte
Its full of holes…
Its supposed to look like that; its crochet.
Lovely game, if you’ve got the balls for it. - The Hobbit
11:00 PM · Mar 19, 2013·TweetDeck

Twitter
Jake Frost
@jksmth
Corquet is a wonderful game. If you’ve got the balls for it that is.
2:50 PM · Mar 20, 2013·Twitter for Mac

Twitter
missv
@toriporie
“Crochet is a wonderful game… if you’ve got the balls for it”
3:08 AM · Jan 4, 2014·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/PeeSeaBayBee January 8, 2021
Croquet is a wonderful game if you’ve got the balls for it.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Friday, January 08, 2021 • Permalink