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11 Hilarious Movie Scenes That Must Be Watched

27 December 2012 | Features, Guest Posts, Other Lists | by David Zou

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Wait a minute! Drop everything! This is my favorite part! 11 Hilarious Movie Scenes that must be watched!

I remember the days back when I had cable TV and didn’t just stream everything to avoid commercials. The problem was always the same though – nothing was ever on. So inevitably I would flip through the channels repeatedly, but every once in a while I would hit gold and find one of those scenes that would snag me for the duration.

The Goonies – Do the Truffle Shuffle!

Being a fat kid in the 80s sucked. This scene is why! Thankfully, I am not a fat kid anymore and several years have passed since anybody asked me to do the Truffle Shuffle. There was one summer where I swear the other kids at the daycare I went to would force me to do this on a daily basis just to get back in the house. Kids are jerks. As an adult though, I totally get why it’s funny.

 

Wayne’s World – Let me goooooo!

If there was any scene that summed up Wayne’s World, it would probably be this scene that introduced a whole new generation to Queen’s venerable hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Every single part of this scene gives us a glimpse into the characters of Wayne and Garth and gave us the line, “if you’re gonna spew, spew into this.” That line came in quite handy at house parties.

 

Billy Madison – I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

Say what you will about Adam Sandler and his role in turning every comedic male protagonist into a bumbling manchild…Okay, that’s inexcusable. At least he was funny in this film. What really sells this scene and shoots it through the top though is the response given by the host asking the questions. Often have I thought the same then when sitting through answers given by college freshmen in intro courses.

 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – What are you going to do, bleed on me?

Everything that is currently funny and absurd, whether it’s in a television show or a movie, can be traced back to Monty Python. Fact. The abstract surrealist nature of this comedy troupe has been influencing comedy writers for over forty years, which explains why Monty Python’s oeuvre still manages to seem fresh and new today – unless the nerds around you have quoted it to death, of course. The Black Knight encapsulates the anarchic and absurd nature of Monty Python quite perfectly.

 

Christmas Vacation – A titty bit nipply.

Chevy Chase may be a notorious jackass and curmudgeon whose lackluster later career has only somewhat recovered due to his role on “Community” (#sixseasonsandamovie). He used to be young and funny and this is inarguably one of the best scenes in the entire Vacation franchise. From the constant Freudian slips to the lecherous glares to the awkward fumbling when Rusty comes to the counter, this scene is perfect and will get me laughing every time.

 

Clerks – What was that called again?

Kevin Smith might not know much about how to move a camera or be an actual director but he knows his strength, and that’s dialogue. Never has this been clearer than in his perversely hilarious directorial debut, “Clerks”. At the time, the film was slated to have an NC-17 rating just due to its overuse of the fuck word. This scene probably explains why.

 

Hudsucker Proxy – They dock ya!

“The Hudsucker Proxy” is the most underrated movie that the Coen brothers have ever made. Period. There is to be no debate on this point. If seeing this scene doesn’t get you interested in the rest of the movie, you should probably get yourself checked out. There is something seriously wrong with you.

 

Princess Bride – In that case, I challenge you to a battle of wits!

This is one of the most famous scenes from “The Princess Bride”, one of the most beloved films of the 1980s, and for good reason. We all know that person who tries to rationalize everything and think of himself as smarter than everybody else around him and this brilliantly written scene makes the smug little bastard get the perfect comeuppance by being outsmarted and outflanked by somebody who was clearly playing a completely different game.

 

This is Spinal Tap – …These go to 11.

As a person who has played in bands and released several albums, the law states that I have to love “This is Spinal Tap”. There are worse fates in life than to be destined to love one of the greatest rock and roll movies ever made. Spinal Tap had a spiritual sequel released a couple decades later called Some Kind of Monster. It was still pretty funny but it wasn’t as good and the characters didn’t seem as real.

 

Superbad – Dicks? Like a man dick?

Holy crap! There is something just so inspired by this scene and it comes from the fact that male nudity is funny. The female form is gorgeous and curved, has great lines to it and is truly a piece of art. The male form, on the other hand, is all weird and angular and then to top it off there is this dangling number in the front that makes any sort of movement look super awkward. Combine that fact with some killer lines like, “do you know how many foods are shaped like dicks? The best kinds!” and you have one of the funniest scenes ever filmed.

 

Tommy Boy – All because you wanted to save a couple extra pennies.

“Tommy Boy” might be my favorite comedy of all time. I know it’s not the best, but there is just something about that movie that I can watch over and over and over and over again. I have so much difficulty choosing my favorite scene, but I think this one is the one that sticks with me the most for whatever reason. You know what? Why don’t you just watch all the best scenes?

Joe Vampire is a writer for HalloweenCostumes.com, a company that sells a wide variety of funny costumes if you wish to reenact your favorite “must see” movie scenes.

 

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  • http://thevoid99.blogspot.com Steven Flores

    Oh, those are great moments. Any scene in Monty Python & the Holy Grail is just hilarious. For me, the moment I laughed my ass off was the bunny scene. I could see why Elvis just loved that movie to death.

    • http://www.tasteofcinema.com/ David Zou

      Haha, I didn’t know Elvis loved that scene. I like all of their movies, but none of the others equals this one. This is British humor at its best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Harding/100000145858394 Mark Harding

    The cafeteria scene in Animal House, “I’m a zit, get it?” Belushi at his best.

  • http://www.purecostumes.com/ Pure Costumes

    Yes, Wayne’s World indeed.