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"crank me up to nine" is around 18~19s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aiFh4VR448

Full script:

The cosmetic surgery procedures that are available to people today-- Liposuction, are you familiar with this? This is a fat-sucking machine.

Now, you know, somewhere, somebody is working on a way that this thing could go into a restaurant. And you could just order it off the menu: "I'll tell you what. Give me the cheesecake. crank me up to nine, and put a scoop of ice cream on the side."

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Many machines have a knob that you can turn to change the power of the machine. Perhaps you are most familiar with the volume knob on a hi-fi system. This knob is often marked 0-10 (though I have heard of some high-end guitar amps that go up to 11!)

"Crank" is a colourful way of saying "turn", so he is just saying "give me the cheesecake, ice cream and the liposuction machine, and turn the machine onto a high setting. "Crank me up to 9" because he would be plugged into the machine. It also sounds like ordering food when people say, for example, "I'm the steak".

  • Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver goes up to 11, apparently. – Michael Harvey Dec 28 '18 at 8:01
  • Thanks James. This is very helpful! – leon Dec 29 '18 at 3:54

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