Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes

Part 6

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

Dr. Strangelove: Or... (1968)

The opening credits scene of mechanical copulation as a B-52 plane is refueled mid-air, and the caricatures of all the major characters: the belligerent military leaders and delusionally-demented cigar-chomping renegade general Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), the Soviet ambassador (Peter Bull), the RAF officer Captain Mandrake (Peter Sellers), the egg-head and ineffectual US President (Sellers), the gung-ho redneck cowboy commander of the B-52 bomber plane Major "King" Kong (Slim Pickens), the sinister and peculiar ex-Nazi scientist Dr. Strangelove (Sellers), etc.; also the classic polite phone call to the drunken Soviet Premier Dmitri Kissof by American President Merkin Muffley: ("...It's a friendly call. Of course it's a friendly call. Listen, if it wasn't friendly, probably wouldn't have even got it. They will not reach their targets for at least another hour!") right after he had frustratedly shouted: "Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"; also, the entertaining characterization of wheelchair-bound, falsetto- and German-accented Dr. Strangelove, who owns an independently-minded mechanical right hand, and exclaims his final line: "Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!"

Duck Soup (1933)

The fast-talking, swindling, impertinent, and indecorous behavior of Freedonia's new cigar-chomping President Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) - in most scenes with wide and widowed benefactress Mrs. Gloria Teasdale (Margaret Dumont); also the classic perfectly-timed scene of the inspired, celebrated mirror pantomime - a superlative, lyrical, artistic example of mute physical comedy (a revival of a classic vaudeville routine) with two (actually three) of the Marx Brothers identically dressed in nightshirt and cap and duplicating each other's movements; and the scenes of the confrontation with the lemonade stand vendor (Edgar Kennedy) including a classic three-headed, hat-switching sequence, the burning of the vendor's bowler hat on the flaming hot dog cooker, and Pinkie (Harpo) paddling around in the lemonade tank; and the climactic war sequence: (Firefly: "I've already paid a month's rent on the battlefield"); and the many pricelessly funny lines: (Firefly: "I suggest that we give him ten years in Leavenworth, or eleven years in Twelveworth." Chicolini (Chico): "I'll tell you what I'll do: I'll take five and ten in Woolworth")

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

The scene of Lloyd Christmas' (Jim Carrey) run out of an airport's jetway and flip onto the tarmac; and after pursuing married dream girl Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) from Providence to Aspen in a customized sheep-dog van, the imbecilic Lloyd's sentimentally-happy response in a hilarious proposal scene after she tells him that their chances are "one out of a million" - his exclamation: "So you're tellin' me there's a chance?! Yeah!"; the sight of Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd in bright orange and powder blue tuxedos; also idiotic Lloyd's wild chopsocky fantasy in a restaurant, defending the honor of his dream date and culminating in ripping the heart out of a chef's chest; Harry's compliment to Mary about her owls: "Nice set of hooters you got there!...The owls. They're beautiful!"; and the excruciatingly-funny yet gross scene of Harry's extreme agony on the toilet while suffering a reaction to a large dose of a laxative put in his drink by Lloyd - and Mary's comment to him: "I hope you're not using the toilet, it's broken...the toilet doesn't flush" - and his response: "I was just shaving"; and the famous scene in which brain-dead Harry exclaims: "Ooh, look, frost" to Mary as they ride on a ski-lift chair - and his tongue becomes fused to the frozen metal frame pole - and the hilarious scene as they pry him free while his tongue stretches elastically

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and E.T.'s screaming reactions to each other on first meeting


Easy Rider (1969)

The image of George Hanson (Jack Nicholson) grinning and wearing a football helmet as he rides on the back of Captain America's (Peter Fonda) high-handled motorcycle, and after getting 'high' on marijuana, his theories at the campfire about UFO's, alien Venutians on Earth and freedom

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask) (1972)

With seven episodes or segments: the first segment ("Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?") features a court jester Fool (Woody Allen) who makes a smug aside to the camera after tricking two guards: "You like the way I fooled these guys?" but is foiled by the aroused Queen's chastity belt: ("I shall with great dispatch open the latch to get to her snatch") and his feeble excuse when caught hiding in the Queen's dress: ("You know how you always said if I was in town I should look up your wife?"); also the sixth segment ("Are the Findings of Doctors and Clinics Who Do Sexual Research Accurate?") with a giant runaway breast that must be captured by an enormous bra; and the final segment ("What Happens During Ejaculation?") set in the human body (in a gigantic futuristic control center - the brain) during a man's romantic involvement leading to sexual intercourse - with the out-of-place black sperm's confused wondering: "What am I doing here? What am I doing here?!" and cowardly Sperm # 1 (Woody Allen) having metaphysical doubts and fears about being launched - or parachuted, with the last line by The Operator (Tony Randall) in the brain control-room warning of a new attempt: "We're going for seconds! Attention, gonads, we're going for a record!"

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987)

The gruesomely hysterical fight between Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) and his own possessed attacking hand that breaks plates over his head and then drags him across the room towards a knife with which to kill him; in a schizophrenic fever, Ash pins his hand to the floor with another knife and laughs spitefully: "Who's laughing now? Who's laughing now?" as he saws off the demon, evil hand (before it infects his entire body) with a chainsaw; the lobbed-off hand begins flopping around and even flips him the 'middle finger,' so he blasts it with a shotgun and thinks he has killed it for good: "Got ya, didn't I, ya little sucker!" - yet it sprays him with a torrent of blood; many of the objects in the living room then begin laughing at him - the mounted deer head, the books in the bookcase, the lamps, etc. and he hysterically joins in

Fargo (1996)

The crime scene at which 7 months-pregnant Brainerd's Chief of Police Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) doubles over, bends down, and supports herself on her knee as her morning sickness overwhelms her instead of the tragedy - as she states: "I just think I'm gonna barf"; also her realization: "Oh, for Pete's sake, he's fleeing the interview! He's fleeing the interview!" when she sees suspect Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) escaping in a car outside the auto dealership; and the offbeat interview with a pair of prostitutes (Prostitute (Larissa Kokernot): "He wasn't circumcised." Marge: "Was he funny lookin' apart from that?")

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

The famous scene in which worldly Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates) teaches sexually-curious girlfriend Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) the finer points of performing oral sex - by demonstrating with a carrot in the cafeteria: ("There's nothing to it, it's so easy"); also the fantasy sequence of spaced-out, bleached-blonde California surfer/student Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) being interviewed about surfing: ("Surfing's not a sport, it's a way of life. No hobby. It's a way of looking at that wave and saying, 'Hey bud, let's party! Ha, ha, ha"); and the scene of the often truant and tardy Jeff having pizza delivered into Mr. Hand's (Ray Walston) US history class during a lecture, who is outraged and demands: ("Am I hallucinating here? Just what in the hell do you think you're doing?" - Spicoli's laid-back response: "Learning about Cuba, and having some food"); also the scene of Mr. Hand surprising malingering Spicoli by calling on him at home while he is lying in bed and getting high (with his room decorated with Playboy centerfolds) - to discuss "in great detail the Davis Agreement, all the associated treaties, and the American Revolution in particular" so that he is delayed in attending his senior prom

Father of the Bride (1950)

A satirical film about the difficult preparations and rites of matrimony with its opening scene of well-to-do lawyer Stanley T. Banks (Spencer Tracy), collapsed in a chair, looking back on the wedding he has just lived through for his beautiful daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) -- with his exasperated reactions to exorbitant costs and how everyone else was spending his money, and the overbearing caterers: "An experienced caterer can make you ashamed of your house in fifteen minutes"; also the segment of his nightmarish vision of what might happen at the wedding (he imagines himself appearing late, in tatters, and not able to walk down the springy and rubbery aisle, as his daughter screams)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

The scene of malingering rich-kid student Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) describing (with graphics) how to fool parents and skip a day of school ("The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom; I'm a big believer in it..."); and the scene of Dean of Students secretary Grace (Edie McClurg) explaining how popular Ferris is: ("Oh, he's very popular, Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude"); also the scene of Dean of Students Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) receiving what he believes is a crank phone call from Ferris but it's from Ferris' girlfriend's 'father' (actually Alan Ruck) asking for her to be excused - and his sarcastic and insulting tone: ("Tell you what, dipshit, you don't like my policies you can just come on down and smooch my big ol' white butt! Pucker up, buttercup!") until another phone call is received and announced by Grace: "Ferris Bueller's on line two..."; also the scene of Economics teacher (Ben Stein) calling roll repeatedly: "Bueller, Bueller, Bueller" with Ferris' empty chair and fellow student Simone's (Kristy Swanson) confused excuse about how he's sick; and Ferris' sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) saying goodbye to drugged-up Garth (Charlie Sheen) at the police station; and Ferris' day off from high school in downtown Chicago with his friends Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) (driving his father's 1961 red Ferrari 250 GT convertible) and with cute girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara), and Ferris' unexpected announcement from the top of a Von Steuben parade float ("Ladies and gentlemen, you're such a wonderful crowd, we'd like to play a little tune for you. It's one of my personal favorites and I'd like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn't think he's seen anything good today - Cameron Frye, this one's for you") - after the lip-synching of Danke Shein, Ferris segues into the playing and lip-synching of The Beatles' Twist and Shout; and the scene of Rooney trying to catch Ferris at home and being confronted by the slobbering family Rotweiler; also the curtain-closing post-credits appearance of Ferris from the bathroom telling the audience (fourth wall) to leave: "You're still here? It's over! Go home. Go!"

Greatest Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes
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