Who can ever forget Vandermint Auditorium?

1. “Vandermint Auditorium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.”

2. “There’s a meteor the size of North Carolina heading straight for Earth!”

3. “When I think of Orville and Wilbur Wright standing on a hill at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, tossing a coin to see which one would take the first airplane flight… and then I think of us here today….”

4. “Charlotte, North Carolina, you’re on the air with Christof.”

5. “Jim here teaches at the University of North Carolina and is writing a book about the criminal dishonesty, corruption, paranoia and abuses of power of Richard Nixon.”

6. “I’d like to introduce the latest addition to  the KVWN News Team, directly from WYPN in Asheville, North Carolina, Ms. Veronica Corningstone.”

7. “Well, the teacher asked me what was the capital of North Carolina. I said, ‘Washington, D.C.’ ”

8. “It was Notre Dame over North Carolina…. son of a bitch.”

Eagled-eyed readers of North Carolina Miscellany have no doubt detected the pattern here — but can you identify the movies from which these lines are taken?

I’ll append the answers to this post Friday….

And now — with a histrionic hat tip to subzin.com — the envelope please….

1. “This Is Spinal Tap”(1984)

2. “Rat Race” (2001)

3. “The Right Stuff” (1983)

4. “The Truman Show” (1998)

5. “Frost-Nixon” (2008)” Jim is James Reston Jr.

6. “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004)

7. “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006)

8.  “Back to the Future II” (1989)