Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today!

What is the all time funniest movie (or movie scene), like, ever?


At 6:18 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

I think it might be Waiting for Guffman, though Better off Dead and The Princess Bride are near the top of the list as well. And Life of Brian

The thing that gives Guffman the edge is lines like, "I'm gonna go home and bite my pillow," and the brilliant song lyrics. Not to mention Christopher Guest's backwards pants.

Well. I know what I'm doing tonight. I'm watchin' a movie.

At 6:48 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

Oh, oh, oh. That scene . . . in Waiting for Guffman . . . where Parker Posey is fanning the scrawny chicken wings and talking about the DQ . . . i forever fell in love with her and FELL OUT OF MY SEAT onto the nasty theater floor laughing so hard.

At 6:49 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

The Devil Wears Prada had some deliciously evil funny moments.

At 6:50 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

Oh, and Steve Martin as Ruprecht the Monkey Boy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

At 6:51 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

And while I'm at it, the scene in What About Bob where Bill Murray is tied to the sailboat mast. And of course, everyhting in Caddy Shack.

At 8:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Boo's genre, I'm particularly fond of Best in Show.

The original Bedazzled is exceptionally funny, too.

Other fine specimens, Life of Brian, Better Off Dead, Happy Texas, Strange Brew, A Fish Called Wanda, and as Punky mentioned, Groundhog Day.

I'm sure I'll think of eleventy hundred others.


At 9:28 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...


Have you seen the deleted scenes from Guffman? Because Parker Posey has this audition monologue that is... you know, there are not words for what it is. It's funny. Strange. Outrageous. I am speechless with the joy of her odd idiocy in that monologue.

Apparently when they were getting ready to film the audition scenes, she asked Christopher Guest if she could do a piece that she'd prepared. He said sure. She did it. It is brilliant and perfect and... Again, there are not words.

Get your hands on a copy of the dvd and watch it. Also, the deleted scene for the song "This Bulging River," which skewers Broadway musicals. You suddenly understand Lloyd Weber's formula.

At 9:57 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

I completely forgot all about The Birdcage. Hank Azaria, Robin Williams and Nathan Lane do brilliant work together in that film. Plus, Gene Hackman in a dress, which I hadn't realized I wanted to see until the moment came along.

At 2:30 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

ooh.. where to start? I love (and I now know what I'm watching tonight if I can't find anything better...) Goodbye Pork Pie, the classic Kiwi road movie about two guys who steal a Mini and drive the length of New Zealand.
The Princess Bride for certain, most of the Monty Python movies and A Fish Called Wanda. ooh... and War Of The Roses. (Paté, anyone?)

At 4:50 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Punky.. thanks for bringing that to mind! I really enjoyed my movie. I'd be happy if the world ended tomorrow. :)

At 7:58 AM , Blogger Higgy said...

1. The campfire scene from Blazing Saddles. Still makes me laugh today.
2. The tango scene from My Blue Heaven where Steve Martin dances with Rick Moranis. The facial expressions are great.
3. Talking with stepson scene in Love Actually between Liam Neeson and the kid Sam. I mention this because I laugh out loud when Liam tells this poor kid that he's f*cked.
4. I know most people didn't care for it, but the "franks and beans" scene from There's Something About Mary made me cry with laughter when I first saw it.

At 8:25 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

My favorite quotes are funny because of the timing and the way they were read. May not translate well here.

1) "I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives! [pauses, looks at ex-wife] You know, one time I think I secretly wanted to be a writer." --Cary Grant's character in The Philadelphia Story

2) "Ah, yes... I knew your people, Sean. Your grandfather; he died in Australia, in a penal colony. And your father, he was a good man too." --"Father Lonergan" in The Quiet Man

3) "Fishy fishy fishy FISH! That went...wherever I...did go!"

4) "[eyes wide, lip quivering] I think I like a cookie!" --Steve Carrell's spastic squirrel in Over the Hedge

Gawd, I'm so lame. I got nuthin'. ;)

At 12:30 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Wah! I broke the blog! :(

At 12:33 PM , Blogger punky said...

You totally did ... blog breaker. Make nice with the blog mice and ask them to fix it. Here's some cheese to help entice them ... either that or flirt a little with them ... that ALWAYS works.

At 1:02 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Well...they're mice, though; I'm not sure where flirting's going to lead... How 'bout YOU do it, and I'll watch! ;)

At 3:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second is What About Mary's scene where Mary's dog is accidentally given a very hard time by one of Mary's suitors...
First - Peter Boyle and Gene Wilder dancing/singing "Putting On The Ritz" in Young Frankenstein...

Extremely honorable mention to the "Castle Taunting" scene in Holy Grail - I bet every Moatie has referenced it at least once in their posts - maybe the all-time classic...hamsters...elderberries..."I wave my private parts in your general direction"....


At 11:11 AM , Blogger MrFisher said...

so that Punky will post a new question, I will answer this one. ;)

I always liked the movie Hot Stuff. (Dom DeLuise, Jerry Reed)
"Tomorrow at noon, you may climb me."
And the scene where the old couple comes in and they share a parfait with Dom. good times good times.
But, I'm also a Cannonballer.
uhm, let's see, so many
oh, a big Some Like it Hot fan - those guys/girls are a riot.
Jamester. Agreed.

At 11:37 AM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

And I just realized I'd forgotten the scene in the Odd Couple where Jack Lemmon is trying to get snot out of his nose as they sit in a diner.

I was laughing so hard at that I almost choked.


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