Greatest Funniest Movie

Moments and Scenes


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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

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 conducted a classical concert symphony (to the music of Rossini, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky)
  • the slapstick scene of the disastrous, real murder preparations for his first fantasy plan, especially with a home recording machine

(Cheech & Chong's) 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)
  • 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 shouted and berated 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 was 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 opened her robe to reveal her skimpy underwear, and yelled: "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
  • and Norma's hilarious one-liner when she thought she was 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!"


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 recovered the stolen deed in his vest
  • and Stanley's biting, chewing, and gulping pieces of his hat after losing a bet - as Ollie helpfully reminded 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

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")

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 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)
  • the racy scene of Jeremy being seduced by sexually-insatiable Kathleen "Kittycat" Cleary (Jane Seymour) - the socialite wife of Treasury Secretary and presidential wannabe William Clearly (Christopher Walken) who requested that he personally rate her recent breast implants

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

  • the various pseudo-documentary mini-interview segments interspersed throughout the film -- each one with an elderly couple describing their relationship
  • the early scene of fussy and proper Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) ordering at a roadside cafe during an 18-hour road trip with slobbish student Harry (Billy Crystal): "I'd like the chef salad, please, with the oil and vinegar on the side. And the apple pie a la mode....But I'd like the pie heated, and I don't want the ice cream on top. I want it on the side. And I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it. If not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream, but only if it's real. If it's out of a can, then nothing" while Harry just ordered: "the Number Three"
  • and the notorious crowded, New York deli-restaurant scene of Sally's simulated orgasm to prove to Harry how most women occasionally fake orgasms: ("Ooooh. Oh, God. Oooooh. Oh God!..."), foot-noted by an elderly patron (director Rob Reiner's mother Estelle) exclaiming to the waiter at a nearby table: "I'll have what she's having!"

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

  • the many inside jokes and visual puns
  • the riotous opening Maroon cartoon short Somethin's Cookin' featuring Baby Herman and Toon-star Roger Rabbit (voice of Charles Fleischer)
  • the manic, hostile piano duel between Donald Duck and Daffy Duck: (Daffy: "This is the last time I work with someone with a speech impediment!") playing Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
  • the busty and sensual appearance of Roger's sexy wife Jessica (voice of Kathleen Turner) in a shimmering pink dress from behind a curtain at the Ink and Paint Club
  • the character of down-and-out, hard-boiled private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) and his mis-adventures inside the off-the-wall, lunatic Toontown - interacting with such cartoon legends as Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Droopy Dog and Tweety Bird - and of course, Roger
  • the joyous conclusion with Porky Pig delivering his famous "That's all folks!"

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

  • ghe zany Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) and his off-the-cuff, literary referential non-sequiturs and non-answers: ("The suspense is terrible... I hope it'll last" - from Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" - "If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller-skates" - and "So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it...")

Withnail & I (1987, UK)

  • the film's highly memorable script ("Scrubbers!") about two would-be, down-and-out actors who escaped to the countryside from London
  • the tea-room scene in which arrogant drunkard/homosexual Withnail (Richard E. Grant) demanded from the proprietor in the already-closed establishment: "We want the finest wines available to humanity, and we want them here, and we want them now!"
  • also Withnail's description of how to spend the weekend as they approached the pub: "Alright, this is the plan. We get in there and get wrecked. Then we'll eat a pork pie, then we'll drop a couple of Surmontil-50s each. It means we'll miss out Monday and come up smiling Tuesday morning"
  • the chicken-killing scene ("I think you should strangle it instantly in case it starts trying to make friends with us")
  • the fish-shooting sequence (a new way to fish)
  • the characters of Danny (Ralph Brown) ("All hairdressers are in the employment of the government") who knew how to roll a "Camberwell Carrot", and Withnail's eccentric, wealthy and lonely Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths)
  • also the scene in which Withnail was confronted by a homophobic bar patron who called him "Perfumed Ponce", with his reply: "I have a heart condition. If you hit me, it's murder"
  • and the film's conclusion with Withnail's wine-soaked quoting from Shakespeare's Hamlet during a drenching rain: ("What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties! How like an angel in apprehension, how like a God! The beauty of the world, paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me: no, nor women neither. Nor women neither")

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

  • the scene of the squirming Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) - and then the shaking Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) timidly asking the Wizard after being challenged to bring back the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West: "But what if she kills us first?"- then panicking, running down the hallway and leaping through a window

Woman of the Year (1942)

  • the scene in which down-to-earth New York sportswriter Sam Craig (Spencer Tracy) took brilliant, high-brow political correspondent Tess Harding (Katharine Hepburn) to her first baseball game during which he had to explain the game and its rules
  • and her disastrous failed attempt to cook a decent breakfast and be a traditionally-domesticated housewife for him - she fought with the kitchen appliances, watched toast pop out of the toaster onto the floor, boiled coffee over, and overfilled the waffle griddle with batter as he watched in amazement

The Women (1939)

  • all of the scenes of poisonous and jaundiced views of the women - at beauty parlors, a divorce dude ranch in Reno, in dressing rooms, exercise rooms and powder rooms; and the cold-hearted perfume salesgirl Crystal Allen's (Joan Crawford) final vitriolic parting words - hissed at the other women: "...there's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society, outside of a kennel!" - typical of the film's entire dialogue

Young Frankenstein (1974)

  • the funny horror film spoof from director Mel Brooks, with its early scene in the medical classroom when grandson of the original baron named Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder): ("It's pronounced Frohn-ken-Shteeeen") must answer touchy questions from an inquisitive student about his legendary grandfather Dr. Victor Frankenstein - and he jabbed a scalpel into his leg
  • the character of bug-eyed, leering Igor (Marty Feldman) with a shifting humpback who ignorantly used the brain of "Abby Normal"
  • the scene of Frankenstein marveling at large iron door knockers on the Transylvania castle door: "What knockers!", with assistant Inga's (Teri Garr) quick response as he lifted her out of the carriage: "Oh, Thank you, doctor!"
  • and the charades sequence of Frankenstein acting out the word 'Sed-a-give' ("Give him the sedative"), using the game of charades, to control the violent Monster (Peter Boyle) with an injection
  • the classic scene of the Monster with the blind hermit (Gene Hackman) in his shack - a tribute to a similar scene in The Bride of Frankenstein in which he called the Monster "an incredibly big mute", poured boiling soup on the Monster's lap, broke the Monster's wine mug when toasting their friendship, and lit the Monster's thumb, thinking it was a cigar - and calling after him as he left in fear: "Wait. Where are you going? I was gonna make espresso"
  • the scenes of a horse neighing whenever housekeeper Frau Blucher's (Cloris Leachman) name was mentioned
  • also the revolving bookcase-fireplace sequence with a secret passageway ("Put the candle back")
  • Dr. Frankenstein's introduction of the Monster to an audience as a "man about town" and their top-hat and cane, tap-dancing duet of Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz" - with the Monster's slurred, squeaky, and high-pitched singing of "Punnondariiiiiiiizz!"
  • and the scene of nymphomaniacal fiancee Elizabeth's (Madeline Kahn) discovery of the 'O Sweet Mystery of Life' with the Monster by viewing his "enormous schwanstucker" - she first breathed an aroused, wide-eyed "Woof!", and then warbled the tune as he made love to her (offscreen), and her hair turned white, a la The Bride of Frankenstein


Zoolander (2001)

  • a Ben Stiller-directed comedy - a satire on the fashion industry about clueless, dumb but handsome male supermodel Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) who was brainwashed by Mugatu (Will Ferrell) to assassinate the anti-sweat-shop Malaysian prime minister during a visit to New York
  • one of the funniest scenes was the underground, Fight Club-like fashion runway 'walk-off' between Zoolander and up-and-coming, Male Model of the Year winning, blonde "it-boy" model Hansel (Owen Wilson) after the latter asserted: "Age before beauty, Cochise", refereed by David Bowie (as Himself) and to the music of Michael Jackson's Beat It - and also viewed in split-screen

Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes
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