OMG!!!!! I have been telling my kids about Johnny Lingo for years. I saw the movie in school in 1978 and have not seen it since but I use this quote alot as well as "I give 8 cows for Mahana" (I think it was 8). I saw a DVD at Dollar General about five years ago that was a remake but the Johnny Lingo character was a kid on a surfboard...I didn't buy it. Thanks for this posting it made my day.
I've heard about that remake. But you're right. It probably wasn't even worth one dollar.
Actually, the remake is REALLY GOOD! You guys should watch it.
There's a book called "Hana the no cow girl (or wife)".
I googled it and found it on amazon. Thanks for letting me know about it! Looks interesting.