That line still has us holding on tight.
For many of us millennials, the Twilight saga has provided core memories we never asked for.
We hear Supermassive Black Hole — we head out to play baseball with our family. We miss someone real bad — we ask where the hell have they been loca. And when we're about to fly up some trees with our vampire boo, we're holding on tight. Like spider-monkeys.
If you managed to keep reading without shuddering too much, you might enjoy the fact that Robert Pattinson himself chose the cursed spider monkey line we hear in the first Twilight movie when Edward Cullen takes Bella for a fun vampiric ride.
Yes, the very Robert Pattinson who was notoriously okay with roasting Twilight during actual press tours for the movies, was the one to pick that exact line for Edward to utter — and he had a choice.
According to Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, he could have gone with different options in the script. Among the lines were "Prepare for liftoff", "You're not scared of heights, are you?", and "Got a good grip?".
Okay, now that we think about it, every single one was pretty cringeworthy. Maybe, Pattinson just went with the most insane one because he knew he couldn't escape.
"I gave it to Rob, the whole list," Hardwicke recalled when speaking with MTV. "And I said, 'Rob, which one do you want to say?' And he goes, 'I want to say the spider-monkey one.' "
Hardwicke's opinion of the line? She thought it was perfect, and she was actually happy that Robert chose that exact one.
Today, the spider-monkey line is perpetuated in our minds, not only thanks to the Twilight movies but also because of the avalanche of memes and jokes that came during the Twilight renaissance on social media.
Now that a Twilight remake is officially in the works, we better quite literally hold on tight, since many more potentially cringeworthy lines may be coming.