George 'Meadowlark' Lemon : Gip, throw the anchor overboard!
J.C. 'Gip' Gipson : [Salutes] Aye Aye, Cap'n!
[Proceeds to wrench the entire anchor, windlass and all, from the deck and throw it overboard]
Freddie 'Curly' Neal : [Upset] Now nothing can stop us from drifting!
George 'Meadowlark' Lemon : [Optimistically] We still have a rudder, Curly. We can turn back to shore. Bobby Joe! Turn the wheel around!
Bobby Joe 'B.J.' Mason : Aye Aye!
[Proceeds to pop wheel loose from spindle and stick it on opposite side]
Hubert 'Geese' Ausbie : What are you doing?
Bobby Joe 'B.J.' Mason : I'm turning the wheel around!
Hubert 'Geese' Ausbie : You're supposed to turn it this way!
[Gives the wheel a teriffic spin; because B.J loosened it, it rolls off the spindle and overboard into the sea]
Freddie 'Curly' Neal : [to Meadowlark, with a certain amount of malice] No wheel, and no rudder!
George 'Meadowlark' Lemon : [Exhasperated] If Columbus had THIS crew, the world would still be flat!