Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes

Part 2

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

The Apartment (1960)

The scene of lowly insurance worker Bud Baxter (Jack Lemmon), one of "31,259 drones" working in an insurance company, straining spaghetti through a tennis racket; and the curtain-closing scene during a card game when Bud professes his love ("I absolutely adore you") to elevator operator and discarded mistress Miss Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine) and she responds by handing him a pack of cards and bluntly speaking the film's last line: "Shut up and deal"

Army of Darkness (1993)

The scene of chainsaw-handed hero Ash Williams' (Bruce Campbell) constructing a mechanical metal hand for himself (to take the place of his lopped-off right hand) in medieval times, and his statement to himself: "Groovy"; also the scene of his struggle against tiny, mischievous versions of himself, his fall on a hotstove when he had to lever his face off with a spatula; and his fight with his own full-sized doppelganger clone (which had sprouted a head from his own shoulder) - ending when he shot his evil double and declared: "Good, bad. I'm the guy with the gun", then chained the clone to a table and dissected it with his chainsaw before burying the pieces; as he threw the chopped up remains of himself in an open grave, his decapitated head spoke: "You shall never retrieve the Necronomicon. You'll die in the graveyard before you'll get it." In the graveyard scene, he faced a dilemma regarding three look-alike books - and chose the wrong Necronomicon (Book of the Dead) -- the erroneous book, with a turning, 'black-hole'-like center, vacuumed him into itself, until he literally had to pull himself out with an elongated face. When he delivered an incorrect magical incantation before opening the correct book (forgetting the words: "Klaatu, Barada, Nikto"), and substituting "necktie," "nectar," and "nickel" etc. for the real third 'n' word ("It's definitely an 'N' word"), a skeletal Deadite 'army of the dead' (similar to Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion creatures in Jason and the Argonauts (1963)) was inadvertently unleashed and emerged from the ground, and grabbed his face repeatedly.

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The scene of drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) opening up a window seat where he stumbles upon and discovers the results of his two spinster aunts' (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) latest charity act of poisoning lonely old gentlemen - a dead body - a flabbergasted Mortimer does multiple double-takes and eyeball rolls, wrongly believing that his eccentric uncle Theodore 'Teddy' Brewster (John Alexander) was to blame; and Teddy's delivering a yell of "CHAAAARGGGE" and then proceeding up the staircase at every opportunity while blowing his bugle, believing it is San Juan Hill all over again; and the entrance of Mortimer's long-lost homicidal brother Jonathan (Raymond Massey) - a tall, insane, murderous, cold-blooded, sadistic killer, and his assistant "Doctor" Herman Einstein (Peter Lorre) - a short, demented, round-eye-balled and disreputable plastic surgeon

Auntie Mame (1958)

The elegantly flamboyant, wisecracking, free-spirited Mame Dennis (Rosalind Russell) reminding everyone that "Life is a banquet - and most poor suckers are starving to death"; and the scene of Mame struggling to walk in wrong-sized boots, and her cry of "Jackpot!" during the climactic engagement party scene

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

In this third chapter of the series, the hilariously vulgar shadow-play or puppetry scene in the Sick Bay of Dr. Evil's (Mike Myers) submarine lair, beginning with the sight of swinging agent Austin Powers (Mike Myers) unsteadily on the shoulders of Mini-Me (Verne Troyer), the method they improvised to provide a urine sample for the doctor (spitting out Apple juice), and the incredulous views of the two of them silhouetted behind a curtain casting very funny shadows ("Mini-Me. Our shadows!") that was watched by an astonished sailor - ending with Myers giving a stand-up birth to Mini-Me!

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

This was the first in a PG-rated series of James Bond spoofs - a fast-paced comedy filled with gags (both verbal and visual) featuring Mike Myers as a cryogenically-frozen 60s, James Bondian spy (defrosted in the 90s) named Austin Powers who battles his villainous arch-enemy Dr. Evil (Myers also), who proposes a blackmail scheme to the UN for an initial inflation-challenged ransom of "One... MEEE-llion dollars!", to prevent his Project Vulcan scheme; Evil's bizarre relationship with cloned son Scott Evil (Seth Green), including the scene in which he keeps shushing Scott: ("Let me tell you a little story about a man named Sh!") and the inappropriate Family Counseling speech by Evil to his therapy group: ("The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin?...At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking - I highly suggest you try it"); in the final classic honeymoon scene, Austin Powers cavorts naked with glamorous "shagadelic" Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley) with their private parts teasingly hidden by strategically-placed objects; there were android "Fem-bot" go-go-girls with guns in the tops of their bikinis, catchphrases such as: "Bee-have," "Sake it to me baby!", "Yeah, baby, yeah," "Do I make you horny, baby?" and "Shall we shag now or shall we shag later?", and lots of gags about a Swedish-made penis enlarging pump

The Awful Truth (1937)

The scene in which the divorcing couple of Lucy (Irene Dunne) and Jerry Warriner (Cary Grant) accidentally turn up with dates at the same nightclub; the scene of Jerry barging in on Lucy's vocal recital and accidentally tipping back in his chair and noisily falling to the floor; also the 'two men in the same bedroom' scene in which Mr. Smith (Asta the dog) plays hide-and-seek with an incriminating derby hat by repeatedly dragging it out from where it was hidden by Lucy, and then mixing the two hats up; and the scene of Lucy pretending to be Jerry's heavy-drinking, flamboyant and vulgar Southern sister "Lola" when she appears at his new fiancee's house with stuffy in-laws

Babe (1995)

The concluding, joyous and fun scene in which talking pig Babe outperforms all other competitors in a sheep-herding contest - and is congratulated by Farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) with a simple: "That'll do pig, That'll do"

Bananas (1971)

The opening scene of the play-by-play commentary of a Latin-American president's assassination for ABC's Wide World of Sports - provided by sportscaster announcer Howard Cosell (Himself), as he asks the dying leader: "I suppose that now we will have to announce your retirement" and "Well, of course, you're upset"; the scenes of clumsy, anxiety-ridden, playboy-aspiring nerd Fielding Mellish (Woody Allen) serving as a guinea-pig for his company's strange inventions (i.e., a sedentary exercise machine); also the scene of Fielding's embarrassment when a shop dealer makes it obvious to other respectable, disapproving customers that he is purchasing a pornographic magazine hidden other more intellectual publications ("Hey Ralph! How much is a copy of Orgasm?"); and Fielding's unsuccessful attempt to protect an old woman in a subway from two toughs (one of whom is Sylvester Stallone); also after traveling to San Marcos and being captured by the guerrillas - the scene following nebbish Fielding's training in first-aid treatment for snakebite (sucking out the poison) when a topless woman (clutching her breast) screams and runs by: "I got bit on by a snake!", causing a huge grin on Fielding's face, who pursues her greedily, and is followed by the rest of the rebel camp; also, Mellish's ordering of almost one thousand grilled cheese sandwiches and seven hundred cups of coffee for his troops at a lunch counter during a South American revolution; also the torture scene when soldiers force a man to listen to the score of Naughty Marietta; and the grossly inappropriate speech to upper class dignitaries given by Fielding, now El Presidente of San Marco and wearing a ridiculous fake red beard, at a high society fundraiser: "Uh, we have more locusts than...uh, locusts of all races and creeds. These, these locusts, incidentally, are available at popular prices. And so, by the way, are most of the women of San Marcos..."; also the scene of Fielding's objections to the judge during his trial for treason in the US: ("I object your honor. This trial is a travesty. It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham. I move for a mistrial"), and his televised honeymoon night with Nancy (Louise Lasser) provided with commentary by Howard Cosell - interpreted as a boxing match

The Bank Dick (1940)

The words of advice given by Lompoc resident Egbert Souse (W.C. Fields) to his future son-in-law Og Oggilby (Grady Sutton) - "Surely, don't be a luddie-duddie, don't be a moon-calf, don't be a jabbernow, you're not those, are you?"; and the scene when he is hired as a vigilant bank security dick - he chokes a young boy in a cowboy outfit waving a toy gun - believing that he is a holdup man - as the bratty boy walks out of the bank, he ridicules the guard's shiny, bulbous red nose: "Mommy, doesn't that man have a funny nose?" His mother chides him for making fun: "You mustn't make fun of the gentleman, Clifford. You'd like to have a nose like that full of nickels, wouldn't you?"; also Egbert's Black Pussy Cat Cafe drinking routine; also Souse's use of a Mickey Finn to hold off effeminate, inquisitive and persistent bank examiner J. Pinkerton Snoopington (Franklin Pangborn); and his memorable, zany, slapstick getaway car chase scene as a "hostage" with a terrified robber - it is a superbly-timed chase - the cars (Souse's car is followed by the local police, the bank president, and a representative from the movie company) zoom and circle around, barely avoiding crashing into each other or other obstacles in the path - the getaway car careens through streets, over ditches (over the heads of ditchdiggers), around curves and up a mountainside, missing collisions at every turn with the pursuit vehicles. When asked by the thug in the back seat to give him the wheel, Egbert matter-of-factly pulls it off the steering column and gives it to him; when the robber is struck unconscious and apprehended, Sousè is an unlikely hero once again for thwarting another heist

Beetlejuice (1988)

The Maitlands (Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis) haunted 'parlor trick' dinner-table scene in which they attempt to spook the yuppie Dietz family at a hosted dinner party by having obnoxious wife Delia (Catherine O'Hara) belt out the calypso "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" - in Harry Belafonte's voice; also the Maitland's waiting room scene full of other recently dead clients, especially the explorer with a shrunken head and ping pong ball eyes; also, the shrunken Betelgeuse head final scene ("Hey, this might be a good look for me!")

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