Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes

Part 12

Greatest and Funniest Movie Scenes
Film Title/Year and Brief Funniest Scenes Description

My Man Godfrey (1936)

The famous scene of Carlo (Mischa Auer) imitating a monkey, and the bathroom scene in which "forgotten man" Godfrey Parke (William Powell) tosses spoiled, swooning socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) under the shower fully clothed

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

The hundreds of witty one-liners shouted back at the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (1955) by Mike Nelson (Himself), Tom Servo (voice of Kevin Murphy) and Crow (voice of Trace Beaulieu), with such lines as: "This Island Earth can be yours if the price is right!" - "This isn't shot day-for-night. It's more like 4:30-for-5:15", and "What kind of shit-hole planet is this?"

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)

The many hilarious gags, including the hospital scene with badly-injured partner Detective Nordberg (O. J. Simpson) being folded up in his bed; the famous double-entendre one-liner of LA detective Lt. Frank Drebin's (Leslie Nielsen): "Nice beaver" as he looks up Jane Spencer's (Priscilla Presley) dress as she climbs a ladder - to which a stuffed beaver is produced and she responds: "Thank you...I just had it stuffed"; also the slapstick scene in which Drebin slides across the table upon the visiting Queen of England; and the scene of Drebin -- wearing a live police wire while going to the bathroom -- who is overheard over the loudspeakers at a speech given by flustered Mayor Barkley (Nancy Marchand); the scene at the baseball stadium in which Frank serves undercover as home plate's umpire: "Steeerikkke!" and dances around the plate with funky moves, and the visual joke at the stadium in which wheel-chaired partner Nordberg is slapped on the back by Frank and is sent helplessly down the aisle of the stadium steps and flipped 360 degrees to the ballfield below as Jane gushes to Frank: "Everyone should have a friend like you!"

(National Lampoon's) Animal House (1978)

1962 Faber College's misfit, beer-bellied Delta fraternity member John "Bluto" Blutarsky's (John Belushi) slobbish and gross-out behavior (crushing beer cans on his head, piling up food on his cafeteria tray, slurping down a plate of jello, and his guess-what-I-am-impersonation ("See if you can guess what I am now") of a zit when he punches his cheeks to send food in all directions ("I'm a zit. Geddit?")); also the scene in the cafeteria in which Bluto instigates a food fight (by calling out loudly: "Food fight"), and his participation in a toga party, and his famous challenge to his fellow frat brothers: ("Did you say 'over'? Nothing is 'over' until we decide it is. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!...It ain't over now. Cause when the goin' gets tough, the tough get goin'. Who's with me? Let's go. Come on"); the winking 'peeping tom' scene of Bluto on a ladder at undressing frat girl Mandy Pepperidge's (Mary Louise Weller) window; and the scene of a Playboy-reading young kid thanking God for a cheerleader catapulted into his room during the sabotaged homecoming parade

(National Lampoon's) Vacation (1983)

The always-clumsy and dim-brained Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) as he takes his family cross-country in a gigantic pea-green "Wagon Queen Family Truckster" station wagon with a broken-down engine to Wally World (when they run in slow-motion to the sounds of Chariots of Fire's theme, but it's closed for maintenance) - with all of their arduous misadventures, including getting lost in East St. Louis where their hubcaps are stolen, the gag about a vibrating bed, a parody of the shower scene in Psycho, Randy Quaid as long-suffering wife Ellen's (Beverly D'Angelo) beer-swilling, hayseed cousin Eddie who eats Hamburger Helper without the meat, the death of Aunt Edna (Imogene Coca) who is tied to the top of the station wagon, Clark's man-to-man talks with his son Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and his encounters with a flirtatious and tempting vixen (supermodel Christie Brinkley) in a passing red Ferrari and in a pool, and the sequence of holding the Wally World security guard (John Candy) hostage at gunpoint; also funny lines of dialogue: Eddie: "How do you like yours, Clark?" Clark: "Oh, medium rare, a little pink inside." Eddie: "No, I mean your bun", Eddie's young daughter Vicki (Jane Krakowski) bragging about French kissing: "Daddy says I'm the best at it" and also showing off a shoebox full of weed, while Eddie's son Dale (John Nevin) brags: "I've got a stack of nudie books this high"

The Naughty Nineties (1945)

The famous "Who's On First" routine by Dexter Broadhurst (Bud Abbott) and Sebastian Dinwiddle (Lou Costello)

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

The finale scene - a mad drive by the Great Man (W. C. Fields) through downtown LA to take an oversized woman (presumed pregnant) to the maternity hospital (borrowed for Abbott and Costello's In Society (1944)); and the earlier scene of Fields falling off a cliff and remarking: "Don't start worrying until we get down to one-thousand, nine-hundred, and ninety-nine. It's the last foot that's dangerous"; also the very funny restaurant ordering scene in the Cozy Corner Cafe - a greasy-spoon restaurant run by fat, obnoxious waitress Tiny (Jody Gilbert)

A Night at the Opera (1935)

Regarded by some as the funniest sequence ever filmed -- the famous "stateroom" scene (preceded by the 'food-ordering' scene) in which a small cruise ship room is crowded with all four Marx Brothers, chambermaids, an engineer, a manicurist, the engineer's assistant, a passenger looking for her Aunt Minnie, and staff stewards - and opera matron Mrs. Claypool's (Margaret Dumont) opening of the door that spills all the occupants out onto the floor; also the classic 'contract-tearing' scene between shady manager Otis P. Driftwood (Groucho Marx) and Chico: ("The party of the first part...You can't fool me - there ain't no 'Sanity Clause'"); the rearranged furniture and bed-switching sequence to elude a private detective; Driftwood's complaint/suggestion: "You're willing to pay him a thousand dollars a night just for singing? Why, you can get a phonograph record of Minnie the Moocher for 75 cents. And for a buck and a quarter, you can get Minnie"; and the operatic finale (a lavish production number) of Il Trovatore with Harpo swinging Tarzan ape-like on stage fly-ropes in tune to Verdi's music

9 to 5 (1980)

The threat of male-dominated, married secretary Doralee Rhodes (Dolly Parton), after being ogled and harassed one too many times, to get her gun and change her lecherous, chauvinistic corporate boss Franklin M. Hart (Dabney Coleman) "from a rooster to a hen with one shot!"; also the three "old fashioned ladies' pot party" fantasies about killing Hart in various ways - each one labeling him as "a lying, sexist, egotistical, hypocritical bigot", including new secretary Judy Bernly's (Jan Fonda) plan to hunt him down with a rifle, Violet Newstead's (Lily Tomlin) Snow White fantasy to kill Hart with poisoned coffee, and Doralee's plan to hog-tie him and put him on a spit - and the film's final caption: "Franklin Hart was abducted by a tribe of Amazons in the Brazilian jungle and was never heard from again"

Ninotchka (1939)

In this film, advertised as the first in which "Garbo LAUGHS", dashing Count Leon d'Algout (Melvyn Douglas) attempts to melt somber Nina "Ninotchka" Ivanovna Yakushova's (Greta Garbo) icy, stony-faced, humorless, impassive exterior and have her "laugh from the heart" by telling her dumb jokes and stories in a restaurant. When that utterly fails and she remains stone-faced, he leans backward on the shaky table behind him and accidentally topples over in his chair, causing everything to crash to the floor. He finally succeeds in making her laugh uproariously and uncontrollably. She howls, throws her head back, and collapses across the table, pounding it with her hand. Leon slowly gets up from the floor, recomposes himself, and sits next to her. And then he recovers and breaks down into howling laughter with her. He sees the humor of the situation and joins in everyone's laughter at his own expense

Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes
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