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Jimmy Olsen (Character)
from Superman (1978)

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Superman/Doomsday (2007) (V)
Lois Lane: Come on!
Jimmy Olsen: Uh... I'll wait here.
Lois Lane: Oh, for God sake! Don't be such a girl!

Jimmy Olsen: So you were right. The Superman who returned...
Lois Lane: A clone, a fake.
Jimmy Olsen: Which means the real Superman really is...
Lex Luthor: Yes, Jimmy. Dead. Just as you and Ms. Lane are about to be. Because, after all, there is no Superman to save you.

Jimmy Olsen: [snapping shots of the battle of the two Supermen] This is starting to look familiar.
Lois Lane: Yeah. Only I'm in no mood for another funeral.

Lois Lane: Ever consider the big "S" may not be what he seems?
Jimmy Olsen: He wears red and blue, flies, crime rate's plummeted since he's risen from the grave. Gosh, you think he's a zombie?
Lois Lane: I'm not sure what he is.

Jimmy Olsen: Uh, Lois, shouldn't we wait for a pilot?
Lois Lane: I'm an Air Force brat, remember? I was flying these things when you were still in training pants. Now, hang on.

Lois Lane: Jimmy, camera on the action.
[Doomsday leaps up at the helicopter]
Jimmy Olsen: Oh, man, he can jump!
[Superman tears Doomsday off the copter, lands the copter to safety]
Jimmy Olsen: Thanks, Superman.
Jimmy Olsen: [vomits]

Jimmy Olsen: Who's the rocker?
Lois Lane: I don't know, but he's wearing Superman's shield.
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah, but he's also wearing black. Great... bad Superman, and badder Superman.


Superman Returns (2006)
Jimmy Olsen: Look up in the sky, see?
[Points at a small figure of Superman in the picture]
Lois Lane: It's a bird
Perry White: It's a plane
Jimmy Olsen: No, it's...
[Is interrupted by the entrance of Clark]
Clark Kent: You wanted to see me?

Clark Kent: Thanks for giving me my job back.
Perry White: Don't thank me. Thank Norm Parker for dying!
Jimmy Olsen: It was his time.

Jimmy Olsen: [leans over an unsuspecting Clark who is holding a family photo of Lois, Jason, and Richard] Ha, yea! He looks just like his mom. Already takes after her too, especially when it comes to getting into trouble.
Clark Kent: [obviously confused] Mother?
Jimmy Olsen: Oh yea, well I guess you've been gone. Fearless reporter Lois Lane is a mommy.
Clark Kent: [cracks the glass and winces] I'm sorry.
Jimmy Olsen: [takes the picture from Clark] It's okay. She's got plenty of them.
Clark Kent: She's married?
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah, well no, its more of a prolonged engagement, but don't ask Miss Lane when they're tying the knot because she hates that question

Clark Kent: Yeah. Well, you know, things change. I mean, of course things change, but sometimes things that you didn't think would change
[struggles to find the right wording]
Clark Kent: - could - change. Take Lois. A woman like her, I never thought she'd settle down.
Jimmy Olsen: You know, if you ask me - 'cause she'll never tell you this - but, if you ask me, she's still in love with You-Know-Who.
[takes a swig of beer]
Clark Kent: [slowly turns to look disconcertedly at Jimmy, who burps obliviously]

Jimmy Olsen: Mr. Clark! I mean, Kent. Mr. Kent! Welcome back!

Clark Kent: Jimmy how did Lex Luthor get out of prison?
Jimmy Olsen: When his appeals came up, they called Superman as a witness, and he never showed. How much do you think that pisses off Superman?
Clark Kent: A lot.
Jimmy Olsen: A lot


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Operation Blackout (#2.6)" (1994)
Andy Tucker: Nice to meet you.
Lois Lane: You too.
Andy Tucker: What?
Jimmy Olsen: She said, "You too."
Andy Tucker: Me too, what?

Jimmy Olsen: [about the military's new weapon] Check it out! Killer robot!
Lois Lane: Actually the A.T.A.S is an all-terrain automated soldier.
Jimmy Olsen: What's the difference?
Clark Kent: About $100,000 worth of tax payer money in propaganda.

Lois Lane: Is this a picture of your feet?
Jimmy Olsen: [sheepishly] Yeah, but you can see the killer robot between them.

Jimmy Olsen: Come on.
Andy Tucker: What are you yelling for?

Perry White: Jimmy, why are you standing here watching pictures when you could be taking them?
Jimmy Olsen: I'll go get my camera.
Perry White: That would help.


"Adventures of Superman: Through the Time Barrier (#3.1)" (1955)
[first lines]
Jimmy Olsen: Are you lookin' for someone?

Jimmy Olsen: I'm sorry, but you're really going to have to come back later.
Prof. Twiddle: Young man, some of us may never come back.

Perry White: That's the understatement of the year.
Lois Lane: Yes, but of what year?
Turk Jackson: 50,000 B.C.! Like the professor said!
Jimmy Olsen: Jeepers, I should have left a note for my mother.

Jimmy Olsen: You can't say "Great Caesar's ghost" any more, Chief. He wasn't even born yet.

Turk Jackson: You got rocks, ain't ya?
Jimmy Olsen: Yes, sir, especially in my head.


All-Star Superman (2011) (V)
Steve Lombard: "Superman Saves Mission To The Sun"? We don't know that yet, Lois.
Lois Lane: I already write Superman stories before they happen. If you don't know how big the sun is, go away.
Jimmy Olsen: It's 333,000 times bigger than the size of the Earth. I looked it up on my Superman signal watch.

[Steve lights Clark's coat on fire]
Clark Kent: I know you're behind me, Steve. So whatever you're doing, just st - Ah!
[Clark slips and falls]
Steve Lombard: I missed you, Kent. You're comedy gold.
[angered, Clark burns Steve's hairpiece with his heat vision]
Clark Kent: Your hairpiece is on fire.
Steve Lombard: I don't wear a - Ah!
[Lois dumps water on his hairpiece]
Jimmy Olsen: That's gotta be a little embarrassing.

Nasthalthia: Give me one good reason I shouldn't vaporize you.
Jimmy Olsen: The front-page story we're gonna write about you for tomorrow's Daily Planet?
Nasthalthia: Hmm.

Jimmy Olsen: Are you sure don't want to speak at the memorial service? Thousands of people are there paying their respects.
Lois Lane: He's not dead. He's up there fixing the sun. And when he's done, he'll be back. And I'll be here waiting for him.


Losing Lois Lane (2004)
Clark Kent: Let me remind you of something: We wear the costumes to protect our identities and those close to us, NOT to pick up CHICKS in a BAR!
Jimmy Olsen: Pretty good idea, though.
Clark Kent: Aww, it's a great fucking idea!

Jimmy Olsen: Look, Clark, let me break this down for you really simple. Lois is a bitch. She dumped you and it's over. And let me tell you something else. She's fucking Green Lantern.
Clark Kent: No!
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah. And everybody's talking about it.
Clark Kent: Not him! Not him!

Clark Kent: [about Green Lantern] He's a man-whore.
Jimmy Olsen: That's true.
Clark Kent: Batgirl. The Cheetah. Hawkgirl.
Jimmy Olsen: Supergirl.
Clark Kent: Fuck you.
Jimmy Olsen: Mm-hmm.
Clark Kent: My cousin?

Clark Kent: Dude, come on.
Jimmy Olsen: I feel like an idiot.
Clark Kent: Hey. You're Superboy. Now fucking act like it.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: The Eyes Have It (#2.12)" (1995)
Jimmy Olsen: Lois, have you seen Clark? I need to talk to him.
Lois Lane: You can talk to me.
Jimmy Olsen: It's a guy thing.
Lois Lane: That means it's about prostate trouble or about women. You're too young for prostate trouble. That means you wanna talk to Clark about women.

Lois Lane: Jimmy, I'm going to give you the secret to success about women.
Jimmy Olsen: [excited] You are?
Lois Lane: Yes. The Pacific box jellyfish is the most dangerous animal in the ocean.

Jimmy Olsen: You were gonna tell me the secret of success with women.
Lois Lane: Oh, right. It's...um....It'll come back to me. Probably.
Jimmy Olsen: [disappointed] Secret of the universe, yanked out from underneath me like a cheap rug.

Perry White: Maybe it's a good thing the device was destroyed. Technology and human nature are sometimes a volatile mix, aren't they?
Jimmy Olsen: Like Frankenstein.
Lois Lane: In bodies of uniform density, the center of gravity depends on the shape of the body.


"Smallville: Sleeper (#7.17)" (2008)
Special Agent Vanessa Webber: [gives Jimmy a bow tie] Wear it. There's a fiber-optic inside so I can keep an eye on you.
Jimmy Olsen: So we can both watch my girlfriend drink cosmos and until she finds her inner Shakira?

Jimmy Olsen: [to Agent Webber] Look, I'm not your James Bond. I went to a Halloween party once as James Bond. Everyone thought I was the maître d'.

Jimmy Olsen: Busy?
Lex Luthor: Mr. Olsen. I was expecting you. I take it Chloe doesn't know how desperate you are. I mean, she would never let a friend crawl across burning coals for my help.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: That Old Gang of Mine (#2.7)" (1994)
Clyde Barrow: Feds? You think I'm afraid of Hoover?
Jimmy Olsen: Hoover? What's a vacuum cleaner company got to do with it?

Jimmy Olsen: [about a Prohibition Era car] Chief, is this what they used to drive when you were my age?

Jimmy Olsen: We were almost killed. I saved us.
Clark Kent: What?
Perry White: The kid's leaving out a few details.


"Smallville: Noir (#6.20)" (2007)
Jimmy Olsen: I figured you could use an escape from your real-life soap opera.
Chloe Sullivan: What do you mean?
Jimmy Olsen: Well, if you live it every day, but from the outside. Your real life's got Cagney and Stanwyck written all over it. You've got your billionaire mogul, you got the confused damsel who choice money over love, and the mysterious best friend who shows up everywhere because he can't seem to get a real job. Not to mention the steadfast dame they all depend on.
Chloe Sullivan: Wow. A real glimpse in the mind of Jimmy Olsen. FYI, um, "dame"? Not so flattering.

Jimmy Olsen: I didn't peg you as the kind of guy with a secret identity.
Clark Kent: And you're never gonna.

Clark Kent: I should've known better. Rule number one, never get mixed up with a girl, not when you're on the job.
Jimmy Olsen: On the job?
[Clark shows police badge]
Jimmy Olsen: You're a cop?
Clark Kent: Undercover unit. I was sent here to watch Lex Luthor. Falling in love with his wife, that was... That was my mistake.
Jimmy Olsen: Those were some eyes she had. Would have made any guy wanna be a hero.
Clark Kent: Yeah, well, those eyes just got you the electric chair. Someone should've told you, kid, there are no heroes in Metropolis.


"Smallville: Doomsday (#8.22)" (2009)
Jimmy Olsen: [as he sees Clark's wound on his face heal] Your cut. It's gone.
Clark Kent: Jimmy.
Jimmy Olsen: No. No, I'm not buying it. That whole "you're here one second, and then you're not"? You took a bullet, and the next day, you were fine. I mean, i-it's like you're some kind of super... guy.
Clark Kent: Jimmy... I am the Red-Blue Blur. You were right. About me and about Davis. You were the only person to put it all together. I'm sorry that I lied to you.
Jimmy Olsen: I knew it. I was so right!
Clark Kent: Look, Jimmy, I need your help. Do you still have that wedding gift? The one for Chloe you said you never gave to her?
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah, I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it.
Clark Kent: All right, well, I need you to give to it her now. And whatever happens to me, you need to make sure that Davis and Chloe are safe.
Jimmy Olsen: Davis?
Clark Kent: Jimmy, do you trust me?
Jimmy Olsen: Always, C.K.
[watches Clark runoff in super speed]
Jimmy Olsen: That is so cool.

Jimmy Olsen: I know about Clark.
Chloe Sullivan: What? What exactly do you know?
Jimmy Olsen: *The* what. I saw him. And I saw what he can do, who he is. And now I see all kinds of things. I see what you sacrificed for him. For everyone, really.

Lois Lane: Jimmy, you stepped on my hand!
Jimmy Olsen: Next time, don't leave your hand on the floor under a desk in an office you're not supposed to be in.
Lois Lane: I'm sorry, did I just get a lecture from Jimmy Olsen?


"Smallville: Hero (#7.13)" (2008)
Jimmy Olsen: Some secrets are better kept.

Clark Kent: Maybe you didn't see what you thought you saw, Jimmy.
Jimmy Olsen: What? You don't wanna think that one of your best friends could be a meteor freak? Look, I hate to think that you have something against the meteor infected.
Clark Kent: That's not it. I just don't want anything to happen to Pete. That's all.
Jimmy Olsen: Like what? Get the credit he deserves? Pete Ross is a hero, he saved Kara's life and having the courage to reveal that to the rest of the world, that's a big deal.
Clark Kent: I'm not sure the rest of the world is gonna see it that way.
Jimmy Olsen: Why? The world needs a hero now more than ever, Clark. Maybe meteor freaks can walk among us without being afraid. Wouldn't you want that, if one was your friend?

Jimmy Olsen: [referring to Pete] So you guys gonna be hanging out any time soon? I just mean, it looks like Gumby found his Pokey. Unless you two...
Chloe Sullivan: You were right the first time. Pete and I are just friends.


"Supergirl: Stronger Together (#1.2)" (2015)
Kara Danvers: I am not doing that interview. No. I can't... I mean I can't. Ms. Grant's not stupid. She'd recognize me in, like, one second.
James Olsen: She will look at Supergirl right in the face and she will not see her assistant.
Kara Danvers: How can you be so sure?
James Olsen: Because she doesn't see you now. I watched it happen for years with your cousin. Why don't you think that people recognize him as Clark Kent?
Kara Danvers: Reading glasses and a good slouch?
James Olsen: No, he's able to hide because the world can't believe he's really a hero in their mist.
Kara Danvers: Yeah, and I'm sure there's a good reason why my cousin keeps his job at the Daily Planet instead of flying around as Superman al the time, which would be so much easier.
James Olsen: Yeah, well, one, he's able to pay his rent.

Kara Danvers: Maybe I put the "S" on too soon.
James Olsen: Kara, look at the window. Tell me what you see.
Kara Danvers: Buildings. Billboards. There's that bar where that guy cards me all the time. He knows how old I am.
James Olsen: I see a city full of people who need help. Who need a hero.
Kara Danvers: You really think so?
James Olsen: If anyone can fill Superman's boots... It's you.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: And the Answer Is... (#2.22)" (1995)
Perry White: Hey Jimmy, that dress Lois has on, didn't she have that on yesterday?
Jimmy Olsen: I don't know.
Perry White: Now, Jimmy, if you want to be a newspaperman you gotta be observant. Now, doesn't Clark look a little... haggard to you?
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah.
Perry White: You know, like he's been up all night worrying about something. Like a dog trapped in a cage?
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah, I guess.
Perry White: You know what I think?
Jimmy Olsen: What?
Perry White: I think they eloped.

Perry White: Do you ever get the impression that we'll never know everything that's going on with those two?
Jimmy Olsen: Chief.
Perry White: Yeah?
Jimmy Olsen: Instead of always standing around watching Lois and Clark, wondering what they're doing, we get to get lives of our own that are little more interesting.
Perry White: Son, you just hit the bull's eye. It's like we're supporting characters in some t.v. show and it's only about them.
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah! It's like all we do is advance their plots.
Perry White: To tell you the truth, I'm sick of it.
Jimmy Olsen: Man, me too!


"Supergirl: Fight or Flight (#1.3)" (2015)
James Olsen: I'm just trying to keep you safe.
Kara Danvers: And, yes, I appreciate that. But of all the things the "S" stands for, safety is not one of them.

James Olsen: [shows his signal watch] Kara, he gave me this a long time ago. If I ever got in trouble, I could contact him.
Kara Danvers: But you weren't in trouble. When did you even call him? The second I left?
James Olsen: Kara, I made a promise to your cousin. If anything ever happened to you...
Kara Danvers: My cousin doesn't get a "get out of a jam card" when he first started. Neither should I.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Church of Metropolis (#2.5)" (1994)
Perry White: [referring to Jimmy's girlfriend] Well, son, can I meet her?
Jimmy Olsen: Oh, sure, chief. Just hop a plane to Switzerland. That's where her new boyfriend lives. The one who cheered her up while I was ignoring her.
Perry White: Jimmy, you know what a man needs at a time like this?
Jimmy Olsen: A baseball bat and an alibi?

Jimmy Olsen: Does this mean I have to buy a tie?


Superman (1978)
Perry White: Olsen! Why am I paying you forty dollars a week when I should have you arrested for loitering? Go get Mr... er...
Clark Kent: Kent.
Perry White: ...Kent here a towel!
Jimmy Olsen: Right, Chief.
Perry White: And make mine black and no sugar!
Jimmy Olsen: Right, Chief.
Perry White: And don't call me 'sugar'!

Jimmy Olsen: What are you writing, Miss Lane?
Lois Lane: An ode to spring. How do you spell massacre?


"Supergirl: Worlds Finest (#1.18)" (2016)
Kara Danvers: I just wanted to talk to you about infinite Earths.
James Olsen: Infinite Earths?
Kara Danvers: Yeah. Uh, Barry was saying...
James Olsen: Barry was saying?
Kara Danvers: Yeah, Barry was explaining to us that there's an infinite number of Earths and they all vibrate at different speeds so they can occupy the same space, but never actually come into contact with each other. The point is, if two of these infinite Earths can manage find a way to vibrate at the exact same speed, maybe... Maybe there's a chance they can be together.
James Olsen: Kara... what are you trying to say?
Kara Danvers: No more saying. I'm so much better doing this.
[kisses James]

Winn Schott: [chuckles]
James Olsen: What's funny?
Winn Schott: Oh, no. Just - uh, seen the way you look at Kara when she talks to her cool, new time-traveling superhero friend. I didn't know your face muscles could make that look.
James Olsen: Oh... there's no look...
Winn Schott: [speaks theatrically with a deep voice and stretches out hand towards James] Jealousy, I am Olsen.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: AKA Superman (#4.16)" (1997)
Penny Barnes: I can't wait to see you in your blue suit again.
[walks away]
Jimmy Olsen: I don't even own a blue suit, but I'll definitely get one.

Penny Barnes: What's it like being you? So brave. So fearless. So lonely?
[kisses him]
Jimmy Olsen: It's hell.
Penny Barnes: Oh, Superman.


"Smallville: Arctic (#7.20)" (2008)
Jimmy Olsen: Clark, Chloe was just arrested.
Clark Kent: What?
Jimmy Olsen: Her habitual hacking caught Uncle Sam's eye. So I - I kind of went to Lex for help. Now he's holding it over my head.
Clark Kent: You made a deal with Lex Luthor?
Jimmy Olsen: Look, I told him to get another lap dog, Clark. But then he just - He put her back on their "most wanted" list. She went from life support to life without parole in less than a day.

Jimmy Olsen: Look, Lex, I would really like to help, but lying, it's just, uh, you know, it's not my thing. It's eating me up. It's actually... it's making my stomach hurt.
Lex Luthor: Well it's never too late to learn a new skill.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: The Phoenix (#2.13)" (1995)
[talking about Lois and Clark]
Jimmy Olsen: You know, I think that's the first time I've ever heard them agree on anything.
Perry White: Yeah, well, a budding romance will do that for you.
Jimmy Olsen: How did you know that?
Perry White: Jimmy, I did not become editor of a major newspaper because I can yodel.

Clark Kent: Maybe Sheldon Bender knows something.
Jimmy Olsen: Luthor's attorney? Why him?
Clark Kent: Well, its just... God knows everything and attorneys seem to think they're God.


"Supergirl: Solitude (#1.15)" (2016)
Supergirl: Seriously? He just keeps the key under the doormat?
James Olsen: It's a million tons of condensed dwarf star. He said only a select few can pick it up.

James Olsen: Welcome to the Fortress of Solitude.


"Smallville: Gemini (#7.9)" (2007)
Jimmy Olsen: [to Chloe] Regardless, you call Clark before you dial 911. I mean, what's he gonna do, dismantle the bomb with his great hair?

Jimmy Olsen: So, can I assumed that special ability has to do with that super-sized brain inside your head?
Chloe Sullivan: No. My nerd is all natural.
Jimmy Olsen: Oh, my God. Can you fly?
Chloe Sullivan: Here, Jimmy. Just watch.
[heals a cut on Jimmy's finger]
Jimmy Olsen: I didn't really think... Where were you in ninth-grade rugby?
Chloe Sullivan: Believe me, no golden trophy is worth these side effects.
Jimmy Olsen: You okay?
Chloe Sullivan: Yeah, I'm fine. Can you just, uh, promise me that we keep this between me, you, and my Neosporin?
Jimmy Olsen: I promise. But you're still the same Chloe.


"Supergirl: The Darkest Place (#2.7)" (2016)
Snapper Carr: You're a textbook case of confirmation bias. You only side with those who confirm your already pre-existing beliefs and ignore anyone who disagrees with you. You're in the tank for superheroes.
James Olsen: I'm not in a tank for superheroes.
Snapper Carr: Oh, please. As kids say, you're BFFs with Superman. You've assigned 18 front pages stories in the past month alone to Supergirl. You said it yourself, Olsen. The camera doesn't lie.

Snapper Carr: You're a textbook case of confirmation bias. You only side with those who confirm you already pre-existing beliefs and ignore anyone who disagrees with you. You're in the tank for superheroes.
James Olsen: I'm not in a tank for superheroes.
Snapper Carr: Oh, please. As kids say, you're BFFs with Superman. You've assigned 18 front page stories in the past month alone to Supergirl. You said it yourself, Olsen. The camera doesn't lie.


Superman II (1980)
General Zod: [after rampaging through the Daily Planet, Zod thinks he has found Superman. He holds Jimmy way up by the collar] ... *This* is the son of Jor-El?
Jimmy Olsen: No, but I'll bet *you're* the son of a...!
Lois Lane: [cutting him off] *Jimmy!*

Perry White: [upon Clark entering his office] Kent, I need a story to run with the page three sidebard. Get me everything you can on this terrorist group.
Clark Kent: Right!
[is about to leave but stops]
Clark Kent: Uh, sorry. T... terrorists?
Perry White: Get your head out of the closet, Kent! Where've you been for the past twelve hours?
Clark Kent: Home.
Perry White: Well, don't you watch television?
Clark Kent: Frankly, Mr. White, I really don't enjoy television. Too much violence. I was just reading Dickens.
Jimmy Olsen: [races in] Mr. Kent! A gang of terrorists seized the Eiffel Tower! In Paris!
Perry White: He knows where the Eiffel Tower is, Olson!
[afterthought]
Perry White: You do, don't you Kent?
Clark Kent: Yes, sir.
[to Jimmy]
Clark Kent: Has anybody been hurt?
Jimmy Olsen: Well, so far the hostages are unharmed.
Clark Kent: The hostages?
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah! Tourists! About twenty of them!
Perry White: Yeah, but that's just petty stuff. These guys claim that if the French government doesn't meet their demands, they've got a hydrogen bomb ready to level Paris.
Clark Kent: Well, geez Mr. White. That's t... terrible!
Perry White: That's why they call them "terrorists," Kent.


"Smallville: Subterranean (#6.9)" (2006)
Jimmy Olsen: Do you play hoops?
[Clark gives an uncertain nod, looks at Chloe]
Jimmy Olsen: Great. Cool. Then we will, you know, go play a little one-on-one and we'll just leave it out on the court 'cause you know, I'm your bro, not your foe. Ring that bell, dude.
[they punch fists]
Jimmy Olsen: There it is.
Chloe Sullivan: Please, don't ask any follow-up questions.

Jimmy Olsen: Javier...you have not experienced America until you've experienced pepperoni pizza.
Javier Ramirez: Isn't pizza from Italy?
Jimmy Olsen: Well, that's a common misconception. Um, we came up with the cheese angle.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Just Say Noah (#3.5)" (1995)
Jimmy Olsen: Uh, Lois...uh, panic makes a man say strange things sometimes...uh, I was wondering if you could sorta forget what I...
Lois Lane: [reassuringly] Trust me.

Jimmy Olsen: I thought you hated the symphony, chief.
Perry White: I do, Jimmy. That's why I'm standing here in this monkey suit, waiting for my wife, who loves the symphony. And with whom I am on very thin ice. So I can plunk down a thousand smackers for bad seats on a charity opening night. Now, son, when you get married, this will all make perfect sense.


"Supergirl: Changing (#2.6)" (2016)
Winn Schott: So what, are you out of your mind? Like, what's going on?
James Olsen: Are you? Kara almost died, Winn!
Winn Schott: You think that I don't know that? I- get out of here.
James Olsen: Look, I'm sorry, okay? I know I don't hold the copyright on caring for Kara, but we're out of time man! I need this suit now!
Winn Schott: When it's ready, I will let you know.
James Olsen: NO! Now! Winn.
Winn Schott: Are you serious? No, no. I'm not taking orders from you.
James Olsen: I'm...
Winn Schott: Dude, I'm not your assistant, I'm not the IT guy. I'm the guy who knows what he's talking about!
James Olsen: I know.
Winn Schott: In fact, I'm better at this kind of stuff than anyone else you'll ever meet! And until I finish making it all fancy, it's just gonna be a glorified Halloween costume. So when I tell you the suit is not ready, that means if you go out there right now, you're gonna die. You will die. And then what? You- you're not gonna be helping anyone.

James Olsen: I better suit-up.
Winn Schott: Hey, before you open it, I need you to make sure you are sure, alright? This will be the end of James Olsen. Full stop. You do this, you are someone else. There's a cost. Are you sure?
James Olsen: I have been ready to do this since the day I found out the truth about Clark Kent. This is who I am. I can't hide behind my camera anymore. If there's a cost, I'll pay it.
Winn Schott: That's a pretty good answer.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Pilot (#1.1)" (1993)
Lois Lane: [regarding Cat Grant] What do men see in her, anyway? Don't they realize she's just looking for another notch on her garter belt?
Jimmy Olsen: Pathetic.
[pause]
Jimmy Olsen: Have you actually seen this garter belt?

Jimmy Olsen: Where are you going?
Lois Lane: [angrily] Nowhere!
Jimmy Olsen: I'm coming, too.


"Smallville: Descent (#7.16)" (2008)
Lois Lane: You shot me?
Gina: You weren't cooperating.
Jimmy Olsen: How about a warning?

Jimmy Olsen: I got an exclusive for you. When we get out of here, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen are going to be world famous.


Superman III (1983)
Perry White: I don't understand you Olsen. A boring banquet and you bring me three thousand boring pictures. Yet Superman saves a man from drowning on 3rd Avenue this morning while you stand there watching the whole thing and you don't even bring me one picture.
Jimmy Olsen: Chief, I didn't have my camera with me.
Perry White: [while Jimmy mouths the words he knows by heart] A photographer *eats* with his camera. A photographer *sleeps* with his camera.
Lois Lane: I'm glad I'm a writer.

Jimmy Olsen: Clark, I want you to keep these people distracted so they don't know what I'm doing.
Clark Kent: What are you doing?
Jimmy Olsen: What am I doing? Remember what the chief said? A photographer always goes after a story.
Clark Kent: That could be dangerous, Jimmy.
Jimmy Olsen: Danger? Goes with the territory, Mister Kent.


Supergirl (1984)
Supergirl: You've had your fun, Selena. The game is finished.
Selena: Hardly. One false step, bluebird, and even if you don't, your friends will get the point.
[Selena lowers three cages over hot spikes coming out of floor]
Jimmy Olsen: Hey, no!
Lucy Lane: I don't like this.
Jimmy Olsen: Don't worry, Lucy. Don't worry.
Supergirl: I wouldn't, if I were you.
Selena: Well, you're not me.

Supergirl: Oh. I have to go. I have to return this to where it belongs. And I must ask you all something.
Jimmy Olsen: It's all right, Supergirl. We never saw you.
Lucy Lane: We never even heard of you.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Fly Hard (#1.19)" (1994)
Jimmy Olsen: [exiting the air vents] I'm the man! I'm the man!
[seeing a gun pointed at him]
Jimmy Olsen: You're the man.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Stop the Presses (#4.10)" (1996)
Perry White: I love the smell of ink in the morning.
Jimmy Olsen: But it's not morning.
Perry White: Oh, hell, Jimmy, I know that. It just doesn't sound as good, you know.


"Adventures of Superman: Olsen's Millions (#3.7)" (1955)
Jimmy Olsen: There goes approximately 5 million chocolate ice cream sodas - up in smoke.
Lois Lane: Aw, you know what they say. Money can't buy happiness.
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah, but think how comfortably I could have suffered.


"Smallville: Quest (#7.19)" (2008)
Chloe Sullivan: People have been playing with the Kawatche cave paintings for years, just trying to get on the 6 o'clock news.
Jimmy Olsen: Wow. Get a little competition in the story department and suddenly you go all Scully on me.


"Supergirl: Human for a Day (#1.7)" (2015)
James Olsen: You lost your powers. Solar flare.
Kara Danvers: I did not know we were calling it that.
James Olsen: He does. Well, he likes to name them. You know, heat vision, freeze breath...
Kara Danvers: He's such a nerd. I don't know, today, I'm less Girl of Steel and more Girl of Stucco.


"Justice League: Only a Dream: Part II (#2.6)" (2003)
Jimmy Olsen: I'm here for ya, big guy.


"The New Adventures of Superman" (1966)
The Warlock: The ocean liner, I think it's ready for a cruise - on LAND!
[The Warlock's magic ruby beams the ship down Metropolis' Main Street]
Jimmy Olsen: Gosh, Mr. White, an ocean liner on Main Street?


"Smallville: Finale (#10.21)" (2011)
Lois Lane: How many "Great Ceaser's ghosts"?
James Bartholomew Olsen: Four, *before* his coffee. But... did you get my shots?
Lois Lane: Love the framing, love the colors. Where's the drama?
James Bartholomew Olsen: Um... Um, did you see the one with the elephant?
Lois Lane: The Man of Steel deserves something better than a circus incident and a fender-bender. I want pecs, I want cape, I want pearly whites.
James Bartholomew Olsen: Yes, Miss Lane.
Lois Lane: Great. Your brother left big shoes for you to fill, Olsen. I know you're up to the task.


"Smallville: Beast (#8.20)" (2009)
Oliver Queen: My God, what's he done with Chloe?
Davis Bloome: I'd never hurt Chloe. She, uh... She - she saved me.
Jimmy Olsen: No way. Now, Chloe might be a sucker for the strange, but she's not crazy.
Davis Bloome: Bit of advice - you really don't want to upset me now.
Oliver Queen: Yeah, trust me, I know. I've seen your horns. You give the whole new meaning to the term "Bridezilla."
Jimmy Olsen: You're the beast.


"Smallville: Veritas (#7.15)" (2008)
Lois Lane: Okay. Better make sure that camera is loaded with ammo because I got tomorrow's headline. "Daughter of Nobel-Winning Astronomer Murdered."
Jimmy Olsen: That Swann woman they fished out of the lake last night?
Lois Lane: Yeah.
Jimmy Olsen: I thought that she drowned.
Lois Lane: More like sank. Kind of hard to swim after you've been shot.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Virtually Destroyed (#3.10)" (1995)
Jimmy Olsen: Are you ready?
Superman: I'm Superman.
Jimmy Olsen: Good point.


"Smallville: Zod (#6.1)" (2006)
Jimmy Olsen: Since when are there earthquakes in Metropolis?


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Individual Responsibility (#2.20)" (1995)
Lois Lane: I have to go out for a while, Jimmy. Hold down the fort.
Jimmy Olsen: Isn't that what they said to Jim Bowie at the Alamo.


"Adventures of Superman: Superman on Earth (#1.1)" (1952)
[Jimmy, Lois, and a photographer drive to a location where a man is hanging on a blimp, his life being in danger]
Lois Lane: Step on it, Jim.
Jimmy Olsen: The speed limit's 35, Miss Lane. I don't wanna get a ticket.
[pause]
Lois Lane: You're right.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: The Prankster (#2.4)" (1994)
Jimmy Olsen: I think it's kinda cool the way he tied in the baseball theme. You know, the whole designated hitter...
[Lois gives him a look]
Jimmy Olsen: Uh, I sure wish someone would yell out 'copyboy' right about now


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Metallo (#2.10)" (1995)
Jimmy Olsen: I'm not exactly Stallone.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Chi of Steel (#2.11)" (1995)
Jimmy Olsen: Guilt; the kung-fu of emotions.


"Smallville: Trespass (#6.14)" (2007)
Jimmy Olsen: I had a feeling this was coming. Look, Clark, despite our differences, I think you're a decent guy. Chloe obviously thinks you can walk on air, so... who am I to stand in the way?
Clark Kent: Jimmy, hold on.
Jimmy Olsen: Look, but if you hurt her, I don't care how impossibly gigantic you are, I will chop you down like a cherry tree. And that ain't no lie.
Clark Kent: It's nice to see that you'd risk ending up in traction to protect Chloe's honor.
Jimmy Olsen: A girl like that is worth spending the rest of my life in a body cast.
Clark Kent: I feel the same way. As her friend, nothing more. I swear.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Brutal Youth (#4.5)" (1996)
Perry White: Jimmy! Where in the Sam Hill have you been, son?
Jimmy Olsen: I'm not sure...
Clark Kent: Jimmy, are you all right?
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah, I'm - I'm fine, CK. ... I seem to recall a woman, tall... and rubber gloves.
Perry White: [exchanges a glance with Clark] That's probably more information than we needed to know, son. Everybody deals with grief in their own way.
Jimmy Olsen: She made me see lights.
Perry White: I'm sure she did, son.


"Adventures of Superman: The Talking Clue (#3.2)" (1955)
Jimmy Olsen: [while listening to tape recording for a clue] Jeepers, it sounds like...
Perry White: Quiet, you young idiot!


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Oedipus Wrecks (#3.19)" (1996)
Jimmy Olsen: [about Deter] This guy's bedside manner includes breakfast.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Ghosts (#4.9)" (1996)
Jimmy Olsen: I got it! I got it!
Perry White: Tuna on rye, right?
Jimmy Olsen: No, uh...I'll call the delivery place chief.
Perry White: Aw, does anybody still work here?


"Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Battle of the Superheroes! (#3.1)" (2011)
Perry White: Great Ceaser's ghost! Are you sure about this?
Jimmy Olsen: Yes, sir. Superman's turned into a real di...
Lois Lane: [cuts off Jimmy] Different person.


"Supergirl: Bizarro (#1.12)" (2016)
Bizarro: Supergirl loves you.
James Olsen: How do you know that?
Bizarro: Supergirl and me. Same.
James Olsen: Why don't you come closer, so I can see you?
Bizarro: No.
James Olsen: Why not?
Bizarro: Ugly.
James Olsen: You know, we... We all feel ugly sometimes. We all feel like no one loves us. Like maybe they never will. And you may not look like her now, but there is a part of you that still is Supergirl. I can feel it. And people don't love her because of what she looks like from the outside. I love her because of who she is. Because she's brave, because she's kind, and she always tries to do the right thing. And you can be the same. You're not a monster.


Superman: Unbound (2013) (V)
Perry White: Why does Superman disappear for weeks like this? Maybe there's an angle in it. Does he wanna make sure the human race stays self-sufficient? Are there other worlds he protects?
Jimmy Olsen: You mean, like, he's cheating on us?
Perry White: Let's play with it. "The Aloofness of Superman." Lois, you rung with this.
Lois Lane: Must I?
Perry White: Who else am I gonna give it to? Kent? He's probably cheating on us too.


"Supergirl: Better Angels (#1.20)" (2016)
James Olsen: Well, I'm just happy that you're safe and the three of us are back together.
Supergirl: Me, too.
James Olsen: But I think we should talk about that thing that happened, uh... right before Myriad struck.
Supergirl: The thing.
James Olsen: Yeah. The thing thing
Supergirl: [realizing] The thing.
James Olsen: Hmm.
Winn Schott: [understanding] Oh, this thing has nothing to do with me. All good. I got other things.
[leaves]


"Smallville: Instinct (#8.4)" (2008)
Jimmy Olsen: I'm in love with another woman.
Maxima: I promise. Just *one* kiss, and you will see that I was meant for you.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Ultra Woman (#3.7)" (1995)
[In a suit and tie, Lois arrives at the Daily Planet. She finds Jimmy setting up several bouquets and wreaths of flowers]
Lois Lane: Jimmy, what are these?
Jimmy Olsen: They're for Ultrawoman.
Lois Lane: Really.
[Lois looks at a card with one of the bouquets]
Lois Lane: The Governor.
[Lois sees more cards]
Lois Lane: Fabio...
[Lois chuckles]
Lois Lane: Brad Pitt. Deion Sanders... Jimmy Ol... Jimmy?
[Jimmy chuckles]
Jimmy Olsen: I know it's not the biggest, but you think she'll like it?
Lois Lane: Well, I...
Jimmy Olsen: I can't get her out of my mind, Lois. I know it sounds crazy, but the way she looked in those tights... and the boots, I mean... you think they're leather?
Lois Lane: [awkwardly] I think you should apply ice.
[Clark arrives. Tiny pieces of facial tissue are stuck to his face]
Jimmy Olsen: Hey! Morning, C.K. Whoa! Cut yourself shaving?
Clark Kent: [chuckles] Repeatedly.
[Jimmy walks away]
Lois Lane: [smirking] Morning.
Clark Kent: Morning.
[Clark looks at some of the flowers]
Clark Kent: Ultrawoman?
[Lois chuckles speechlessly. Clark chuckles back]
Clark Kent: [reading a card] Antonio Banderas.
[Clark chuckles as he crumples the card and throws it out of harm's way]
Clark Kent: Never liked that guy.
[Clark walks away. Lois bends down and picks up the crumpled card]
Lois Lane: [under her breath] Me neither.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Contact (#3.3)" (1995)
Lois Lane, Clark Kent: Jimmy!
Jimmy Olsen: Hey, guys, Luis in research can only go so fast.
Lois Lane: Forget the books. Call the cops and see...
Clark Kent: ...if there was another robbery yesterday...
Lois Lane: ...at exactly 3:00, particularly at a...
Clark Kent: ...high tech firm. Ask for everything...
Lois Lane: ...they've got.
Jimmy Olsen: [smiling] Did you guys practice that?
Lois Lane: Haha
Lois Lane, Clark Kent: GO!


"Smallville: Odyssey (#8.1)" (2008)
Chloe Sullivan: All that time alone in the cell, I realized, what I wanted in the past, kept me from seeing what I had right now. And that's you. And you're perfect.
Jimmy Olsen: I am *so* far from perfect.
Chloe Sullivan: Which is perfect for me.


"Supergirl: Pilot (#1.1)" (2015)
James Olsen: Here. From him.
Kara Danvers: It's the blanket he was wrapped in when he was a baby.
James Olsen: He's really proud of you. Me too. Now, don't you have a city to protect? You now... Up, up and away?


"Smallville: Crimson (#6.13)" (2007)
Chloe Sullivan: Lois and Clark?
Jimmy Olsen: You got to admit, they got chemistry.
Chloe Sullivan: Yeah, so do nitroglycerin and peroxide, and I don't suggest putting them together.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Madame Ex (#2.1)" (1994)
Jimmy Olsen: I found this book she wrote on subliminal advertising. Thought maybe I could get her to autograph it for my Mom's birthday.
Perry White: Whatever happened to flowers and chocolates?
Jimmy Olsen: My Mom's overweight and she's got allergies.


Superman (1948)
Jimmy Olsen: [unaware of approaching derailment] This train is really goin'. The engineer must be late for dinner.
Lois Lane: The way he's traveling he hasn't eaten all week!
[looks out window]


"Smallville: Lara (#7.6)" (2007)
Chloe Sullivan: Are you doing anything for lunch?
Jimmy Olsen: Actually I have plans.
[looks at Kara]
Chloe Sullivan: With Kara?
Jimmy Olsen: It's just lunch Chloe...
Chloe Sullivan: Look, I know how this is gonna sound coming from me, but you and Kara are from different worlds. Just be careful, okay?
Jimmy Olsen: Chloe, Kara is from Minnesota, it's not like she's from another planet.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: The Return of the Prankster (#2.15)" (1995)
[Clark walks in on the office being frozen and starts laughing at Jimmy wearing Lois's dress]
Jimmy Olsen: [begins to wake up] What's so funny, CK?
Lois Lane: [wakes up and realizes that she's in her underwear] Griffin! Jimmy give me back my dress.
Clark Kent: Now that's something you don't hear around the newsroom everyday.
Jimmy Olsen: How do you get this thing off?


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Wall of Sound (#2.2)" (1994)
Jimmy Olsen: Wow. The first sound that can put a whole room to sleep.
Lois Lane: No. I think Yanni did it first.


"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Neverending Battle (#1.3)" (1993)
Jimmy Olsen: [Lois walks in covered in dirt with a broken heal on her shoe] Lois, are you all right?
Lois Lane: Yeah. I'm fine. Oh, you're referring to my appearance. Well after hours of trudgeing through the muck and the frogs and the *things* I think I have a perfect right to look a bit disheveled. By the way did you know that it was possible to get *completely* lost at the Metropolis Sewer Reclamation Facility?


"Smallville: Bride (#8.10)" (2008)
Jimmy Olsen: You know, speaking of the right person, since you don't have a plus-one tonight, I'd like you to meet one of my friends. Name's Clark Kent. You heard of him?
Lois Lane: Better wear your bow and arrow, Cupid. That bumbling tadpole is not my Prince Charming.
Jimmy Olsen: Well, maybe you just need to jump his lily pad and plant one on him. Come on. I've seen the way you two look at each other.
Lois Lane: [scoffs] You need to get your eyesight checked, Olsen. Clark doesn't like me. He likes... driving me crazy.
Jimmy Olsen: Flirtation 101, Lane. I mean, that's what a guy does when he's into a girl.
Lois Lane: Really?
Jimmy Olsen: Trust me. Lois and Clark would be great together. I can feel it in my gut.
Lois Lane: Well, take some Ex-Lax, and get over it.


"Smallville: Identity (#8.7)" (2008)
[Jimmy compares the red-blue blur photo of the Good Samaritan with Clark's family photo]
Jimmy Olsen: It's all so clear. That's what been going on between you and Chloe. She's known this whole time. And... and now this picture.
Clark Kent: Jimmy, you're not making any sense.
Jimmy Olsen: It makes perfect sense. It's *you*, isn't it?


"Adventures of Superman: Double Trouble (#1.15)" (1952)
Superman: Well I'm sorry you missed her. I understand she's very pretty
Jimmy Olsen: Right now you're prettier then all the movie stars in the world. Golly.


"Superman: Mxyzpixilated (#2.8)" (1997)
[the Daily Planet staff turn into animals]
Jimmy Olsen: Wow! Look at all these animals! This is too weird...
[turns into a turtle]
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Whoa, you're fast, kiddo!