Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes

Part 19

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

Twentieth Century (1934)

John Barrymore's self-parodying, blustery, brooding, jealous, and hammy tour-de-force role as Oscar 'O.J.' Jaffe, a slick, egomaniacal and temperamental Broadway director/producer - and his famous recurring line: "I close the iron door on you"; and the many attempts by Jaffe to get showgirl Mildred Plotka - newly-named and temperamental stage actress Lily Garland (Carole Lombard) to sign a theatre contract with him while both are riding the 20th Century Limited cross-country passenger train, finally succeeding by pretending to be dying of a heart attack

Twister (1996)

The sight of a cow being hurled through the air in the spectacular computer-generated special-effects within the film about thrill-seeking storm chasers

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

The three elaborate and surreal fantasies of killing suspected unfaithful wife Daphne (Linda Darnell) thought to be cheating on him with his private secretary Tony (Kurt Kreuger): murder, a noble sacrifice and Russian roulette - dreamt up by jealous husband Sir Alfred De Carter (Rex Harrison) while he conducts a classical concert symphony (to the music of Rossini, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky), including the slapstick scene of the disastrous, real murder preparations for his first fantasy plan, especially with a home recording machine; unsuccessfully remade with Dudley Moore in 1984

Up in Smoke (1978)

The classic 'drug humor flick' with funny dialogue between potheads Pedro De Pacas (Cheech Marin) and Man Stoner (Tommy Chong): (Cheech: "Hey, how am I driving, man?" - Chong: "I think we're parked") - and their marijuana smoke-filled, chick-mobile 'Love-Machine' van, gigantic-sized joints, and their search for ultimate highs (even by smoking 'dog shit'); the van orgasm scene, the police dog's reaction after sniffing in the van, the character of the Ajax Lady (June Fairchild), and their 'battle of the bands' rock concert performance at LA's Roxy Theatre with Cheech dressed in a pink tutu and Chong as a red Quaalude

Vampire's Kiss (1989)

The scenes of hotshot Manhattan yuppie literary agent Peter Loew (Nicolas Cage) - after being bitten in the neck during love-making, turning into an over-the-top vampire - with his abusive behavior towards new secretary Alva Restrepo (Maria Conchita Alonso) when he shouts and berates her on top of her desk: "How do you misfile something? It's all alphabetical! It's just A, B, C . . ."; and the scenes of Peter swooping through the streets while boasting: "I'm a vampire" (with fake teeth), eating a live cockroach and pigeon, smashing mirrors, gorging on a disco patron's neck, attempting to put a wooden stake through his own heart, and converting his sofa into a coffin

Victor/Victoria (1982)

The over-the-top character of ditzy, sex-starved blonde moll Norma Cassady (Lesley Ann Warren) - with her mob associate boyfriend and Chicago nightclub owner King Marchand (James Garner) who is unable to have sex with her anymore - explained by her malaprop: ("Before you know it, you are impudent"); also her defiant reaction when cut loose by King, and forced onto a train by King's bodyguard Mr. Bernstein (Alex Karras), when she opens her robe to reveal her skimpy underwear, and yells: "You ain't seen the last of me yet!" - causing a distracted porter to stumble off the platform; also Norma's saucy, sexy song-and-dance Chicago, Illinois number with other showgirls in baby-doll underwear; also Norma's hilarious one-liner when she thinks she is to be assaulted by clothes-stripping Victor/Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews): "Wait a minute...lock the door first" - and her reaction to Victoria's true sex that she screeched at King: "You two-timing son-of-a-bitch! HE'S A WOMAN!"; and flamboyant cabaret singer Carroll 'Toddy' Todd (Robert Preston) hilariously miscast and in drag performing Shady Dame From Seville in place of Victoria, and his jokingly bitter riposte to his chorus line: "You're all wonderful... and I never want to see any of you again!"

Wayne's World (1992)

The original characters (spun-off and extended from a sketch on TV's Saturday Night Live): Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) - two friends with their own local public-access TV show (in their wood-paneled basement) in Aurora, Illinois, noted mostly for their dialogue, sight gags, and catchphrases: "Excellent!", "Party On!", "She's magically babelicious", "Schwing!", "If you're gonna spew, spew into this", "Hurl", "We're Not Worthy" (spoken to rocker Alice Cooper), and "Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?", among others; also, the famous sing-a-long performance by Wayne, Garth and friends of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in a car ("Thunderbolts and Lightning, Very Very Frightening")

Way Out West (1937)

The scene of Stan (Stan Laurel) and Oliver's (Oliver Hardy) discussion about the deed to the gold mine - delivered to the wrong woman: ("That's the first mistake we've made since that guy sold us the Brooklyn Bridge"), their soft-shoe dance and song routine of "At the Ball, That's All" while outside the Mickey Finn Palace Saloon; also the hilarious scene of Stan being cornered, wrestled, and tickled to death in Lola's (Sharon Lynne) bedroom when she recovers the stolen deed in his vest; and Stanley's biting, chewing, and gulping pieces of his hat after losing a bet - as Ollie helpfully reminds him: "You said that if we didn't get the deed that you'd eat my hat", and Stan's muttering: "Now you're taking me illiterally"; and the rope-pulley scene using their mule Dinah to get the rotund Oliver hoisted to the second floor of the saloon to retrieve the deed

Wedding Crashers (2005)

A bawdy R-rated film about two intrepid Washington DC bachelors and lifelong friends John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) who invited themselves to nuptial receptions to pick up on women and bridesmaids (including one named Claire (Rachel McAdams) and her "stage-five clinger" sister Gloria (Isla Fisher)). The film also included the sped-up montage sequence of the two scammers seeking free love flopping around in bed with partly-clothed and naked women from weddings (including Rachel Sterling, Ivana Bozilovic and Diora Baird)

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