Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes

Part 14

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

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

The introduction to pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as he sailed into Port Royal, Jamaica, standing on the crow's nest of his quickly-sinking dinghy, with his perfectly-timed step onto the dock

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

The scenes of uptight Chicago ad executive Neal Page's (Steve Martin) vitriolic unleashing of criticism and rage at his undesired, boorish traveling companion and shower-ring salesman Del Griffith (John Candy) during a busy Thanksgiving travel season: ("...Didn't you notice on the plane when you started talking, eventually I started reading the vomit bag? Didn't that give you some sort of clue..."), and the scene in which the two wake up cuddled together and Neal angrily tells Del his "other hand" is not between two pillows: ("Those aren't pillows!") when they must share a cramped bed together in a grungy Wichita motel room; and the confrontational, F-word filled dialogue between an exasperated Neal and the rental car agent (Edie McClurg) ("Give me a f--king automobile") -- ending with the clerk's two-word retort about his thrown-away rental agreement: "You're f--ked!"

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

The howlingly bad dialogue and acting, especially by Eros (Dudley Manlove): ("Because all you of Earth... are idiots!", "Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!"), the pathetic attempts to pass off chiropractor Tom Mason as Bela Lugosi's 'The Ghoul Man' by covering the lower part of his face with his cape throughout the film [Lugosi passed away before filming], the laughable special effects and cheap sets, and the bad continuity (day and night alternate within scenes)

Play It Again, Sam (1972)

The cheesy, hard-boiled romantic advice given to recently-divorced, shy, insecure and neurotic loser Allan Felix (Woody Allen) by the trench-coated ghost of Humphrey Bogart (impersonated wonderfully by Jerry Lacy): ("Tell her your life has changed since you met her"), and the physical comedy of Allan's disastrous, fumbling first blind date experiences when he splashes on too much Canoe lotion and then attempts to be "cool" but ends up swinging his arm wildly, sending an Oscar Peterson record out of its album cover to crash against the wall, and as he leans over a chair, clumsily tipping it over; and the earlier scene in which he wrestles his hair dryer; also the Casablanca airport scene (between Rick and Ilsa) reprised and re-enacted at film's end with Allan giving up his beloved Linda (Diane Keaton): "She came over to babysit with me because I was lonely"

Police Academy (1984)

The infamous podium fellatio scene - in which Cmndt. Eric Lassard (George Gaynes) delivers a speech to VIP dignitaries, while a hooker (appropriately cast porn star Georgina Spelvin) and cadet recruit Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg) hide inside the podium - during the speech, Lassard shows facial signs of being pleasured, with contortions, groans and moans; after he finishes the delivery, the stunned Lassard sees Mahoney, not the hooker, emerge from beneath the podium (Mahoney: (deadpan) "Good speech")

Porky's (1982)

The "Peeping Tom" girl's shower room scene: ("I've never seen so much wool. You could knit a sweater...."), the discovery of the ogling boys by the towel-clad girls, and Tommy's (Wyatt Knight) placing of his male organ through the spyhole with gym coach Ms. Balbricker's (Nancy Parsons) painful two-handed grab

Postcards From the Edge (1990)

The many funny wry responses by cocaine-addicted film actress/daughter Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) - i.e., when told she wanted too much instant gratification, she mutters: "Instant gratification takes too long"; Suzanne's dream while having her stomach pumped of walking down a corridor with large photos of celebrities who had died of drug abuse - and Nancy Reagan walking towards her mouthing: "No!"; the character of Suzanne's domineering and pushy stage mother - an aging star and heavy drinker named Doris Mann (Shirley MacLaine) and her famous show-stopping version of the Sondheim song "I'm Still Here"at a Christmas party; also the tragically funny story of Doris ruining daughter Suzanne's 17th birthday

The Princess Bride (1987)

The sly parody of the subgenre of fantasy-adventure films, with the scenes of Wallace Shawn as self-described 'genius' Vizzini, and the irrascible, Jewish couple of 'Miracle Max' (Billy Crystal) and his screeching wife Valerie (Carol Kane), featuring such lines as: "He's only mostly dead!" and "Have fun storming the castle!"; also the wine-poisoning "battle-of-wits" death scene in which brilliant Sicilian kidnapper Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) is given a choice between drinking from two wine goblets by black-masked and garbed Westley/Dread Pirate Robert (Cary Elwes) -- one of which contains an odorless but deadly iocaine powder - in a contest to decide the fate of kidnapped Princess Bride/Buttercup (Robin Wright); although Vizzini cleverly switches the goblets, thinking he can fool Westley when his back is turned, it's in vain, however, since the black-garbed man doses both drinks (he is immune to the killer powder); while Vizzini laughs about his cleverness and explains: "You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders!" - he falls over dead in the middle of a boisterous laugh

Private Benjamin (1980)

The scene of pampered, suburban rich girl-princess Pvt. Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn) who after joining the Army feels that she is in the wrong place, offering complaints to her harsh, strict commanding officer Capt. Doreen Lewis (Eileen Brennan): "See, I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms...To be truthful with you, I can't sleep in a room with 20 strangers...And I mean look at this place. The army couldn't afford drapes? I'll be up at the crack of dawn here!"

The Producers (1968)

The early scene of cash-hungry, has-been Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) romancing rich little old ladies for their money ("...when you've got it, flaunt it!"), during a high energy, hysterical opening credits sequence ("Don't forget the check-y! Can't produce plays without check-y"); and Max's unsuccessful attempts to calm timid and neurotic accountant Leo Bloom's (Gene Wilder) hysteria: ("I'm hysterical and I'm wet. I'm in pain and I'm wet, and I'm still hysterical") and his need for a blue security blanket; the character of insane helmet-wearing, German anthem-singing ex-Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind (Kenneth Mars); Max's hiring of a "toy" -- a blonde, buxom, hip-swinging, va-va-voom Swedish-speaking secretary Ulla (Lee Meredith) whose "work" consists of go-go dancing for Max; the extensive auditions for their over-financed play with deranged, middle-aged hippie actor Lorenzo St. Du Bois "L.S.D."'s (Dick Shawn) audition featuring the pathetic flower child love song "Love Power"; and the staging of the outrageous, outlandish and distasteful musical Springtime For Hitler, complete with a goose-stepping, black-booted Nazi chorus (filmed Busby Berkeley style in a revolving swastika formation from overhead) that sings and dances ("Don't be stupid, be a smarty, Come and join the Nazi party!"), complete with gunshot sounds! - and the character of Hitler played by spaced-out, adult flower child LSD

Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes
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