Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes

Part 13

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

The Nutty Professor (1996)

The Klump Family's flatulent dinner scene (five characters - including overweight Professor Sherman Klump, his father, mother, brother and grandmother - all played by Eddie Murphy); also the scenes of Sherman's two nightmares (spoofing well-known films From Here to Eternity (1953) and King Kong (1933)), and the attempts by Klump to work out, including a failed acupuncture session with thousands of needles; also the character of the obnoxious, testosterone-driven alter-ego Buddy Love (Murphy again)

The Odd Couple (1968)

This film highlighted the continuing contrast between two divorced/separated male roommates trapped with each other: unkempt ultra-slob sports writer Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau) and compulsive, hypochondriacal, prissy, neat and tidy photographer Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) - with Oscar's famous response to know-it-all Felix's insistence that "it's not spaghetti, it's linguini" - Oscar throws the linguini at the kitchen wall and pronounces: "Now it's garbage!"

Office Space (1999)

The scene of the ultimate revenge against the office copier/fax/printer machine - its demise was delivered with shoe heels and a baseball bat in the middle of a field, to the rap tune of the Geto Boys song "Still"

Old School (2003)

The petting zoo scene at a child's birthday party in which Frank Ricard (Will Ferrell) shoots himself accidentally with a horse-tranquilizer gun ("the most powerful tranq gun on the market, I got her in Mexico") - in the jugular - while mullet-haired stable boy Peppers (Seann William Scott) tending to the animals exclaims: "Yes, that's awesome!...You just took one to the jugular, man"; Frank's voice begins to slow down and become distorted

One, Two, Three (1961)

A satirical comedy with the blustery, over-the-top performance of James Cagney as the head of Coca Cola's West Berlin operations - C. W. MacNamara: ("Schlemmer, you're back in the SS, small salary!"); the torture of East German communist Otto Ludwig Piffl (Horst Buchholz) by East German agents - forcing him to listen to Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini over and over again - to try to turn him into an instant capitalist; and the Grand Hotel Potemkin scene in which Schlemmer (Hans Lothar) is dressed in drag (a polka-dot dress) to avoid the Communists

The Palm Beach Story (1942)

The wacky character of crackpot billionaire J.D. Hackensacker III (Rudy Vallee), with pithy, funny one liners like: "Chivalry is not only dead, it's decomposed!" and "That's one of the tragedies of this life - that the men who are most in need of a beating up are always enormous!"; and the character of Hackensacker's oversexed, oddball heiress sister Princess Centimillia (known as "Maude") (Mary Astor); also the sequence on the train to Florida when scatter-brained, fortune-hunting wife Gerry Jeffers (Claudette Colbert) experiences the Ale & Quail Club - an unruly group of aging sportsmen and millionaires

Paper Moon (1973)

The character of young and precocious, orphaned 9 year-old Addie (Oscar-winning Tatum O'Neal in her film debut) who convinces her 'father' Moses Pray (Ryan O'Neal) in a diner (while eating a Coney dog and drinking a Nehi) to let her accompany him ("We got the SAME jaw!" and "I want my $200") on the road; and all of the scenes of their conversations on the road and her manipulative swindling with fly-by-night con man Moses as they sell Bibles to recent widows; also the character of gold-digging carnival dancer Miss Trixie Delight (Madeline Kahn)

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1987)

The cartoon-like toy/contraption-filled environment of child-like man-boy Pee Wee Herman's (Paul Reubens) playhouse home and the Rube-Goldberg method in which he wakes up and has breakfast made for him; the scene of Pee Wee's argument with his neighbor ("I know you are but what am I?"); Pee-Wee's normal outfit (a small gray suit, a large bowtie, and heavy makeup); Pee-Wee's worship of his ridiculously over-gadgeted bicycle (complete with plastic lion's head on the handle-bar); and his famous remark after tumbling when he attempts to perform tricks with it: "I meant to do that!"; his delighted perusal of Mario's Magic Shop (at one point putting on an oversized ear and yelling, "WHAT? WHAT?"); and Pee-Wee's startling, shocking and hysterical hitchhiking encounter with the ghost of trucker Large Marge (Alice Nunn)

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

One of the funniest opening sequences in film history, the extended, dialogue-less fight between C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) and Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) when he grabs and palms her face and forcefully pushes her through the doorway; and the scene of a moonlight rendezvous between tipsy heiress/bride-to-be Tracy and tabloid reporter Mike Connor (James Stewart) - after some unexpected and melodramatic kissing, she exclaims softly: "Golly", then takes a breath and kisses him a second time - she stands in his arms, her cheek against his chest, overwhelmed and amazed at herself and starting to shake: "Golly Moses"

Pillow Talk (1959)

The scene in which carefree philandering songwriter Brad Allen (Rock Hudson) pretends to be gay to seduce career girl Jan Marrow (Doris Day) -- with the additional subtext of Hudson's real-life homosexuality

The Pink Panther (1964)

The opening credits with the debut of the animated feline and his various antics, the pratfall scene in which bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) spins a large globe, looks away and confidently states: "We must find that woman," and then places his hand back on the globe - which immediately throws him to the floor; also, the scene in which the bumbling detective wears a suit of armor at a fantasy-dress costume party and chastises the sergeant dressed in the zebra costume: "One more outburst like that and I'll have your stripes!"

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

The various word and sight gags, including the innkeeper scene in which foolish Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) has a mangled French accent: ("Do you have a rhum?..."), and the dog scene in which Clouseau asks the Bavarian innkeeper (Graham Stark): "Does your dog bite?" - when told no, he pets the "nice doggie" dachshund that snarls and bites him - and retorts back: "I thought you said your dewg did not bite!" - with the innkeeper's reply: "Zat... is not my dog!"; the character of twitching Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) - Clouseau's boss and nemesis; also the scenes in which he displays skill on the parallel bars in an English country home and dismounts by vaulting down a staircase; the scenes of numerous failed assassination attempts upon Clouseau's life, and his many desperate and inventive attempts to cross a moat into Dreyfus' gothic German castle; and the scene of Clouseau (disguised as a dentist) administering too much laughing gas to Dreyfus - and himself; and of his hunchbacked Quasimodo disguise that inflated and carried him over Paris into the Seine

Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes
(alphabetical order, by film title)
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