10 Movie Scenes That Consistently Make Me Laugh No Matter How Many Times I've Seen Them:
Submitted by AJDaGreat on Sun, 07/07/2002 - 05:56
- (NOTE: The items of this list may spoil the outcomes of some of the funniest scenes in movie history. Be warned.)
- The Naughty Nineties (1945) - This Abbott and Costello movie is more obscure than some of their other ones, but this is the only movie that their classic "Who's On First?" routine is in. Vaudeville doesn't get much better than that.
- Harold and Maude (1972) - Harold's mother is setting up for a date. Harold, completely apathetic to the entire dating world, is boredly listening to his mother and his blind date talking. Completely deadpan, he pulls out a giant meat cleaver and lops his hand off.
- Modern Times (1936) - Charlie Chaplin is the guinea pig for a machine that will feed workers their lunches while they work. However, like many of the machines in Modern Times, everything goes horribly wrong.
- When Harry Met Sally... (1989) - Sally fakes an orgasm in the middle of a crowded restaurant. This is funny enough without the perfect punchline to the scene, which I wouldn't even dream of spoiling.
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - While the Black Knight scene is classic too, my favorite scene is the one where the knights of Camelot have to cross a bridge guarded by a troll. But first, they must answer three questions...
- Some Like It Hot (1959) - Daphne is engaged to a rich man, and she can't stop talking about how great he is to her girlfriend Josephine. Only problem - Daphne and Josephine are men in drag.
- Duck Soup (1933) - Chico and Harpo are selling peanuts and competing with a lemonade vendor. There's quite a rivalry going on, and of course Chico and Harpo win out in the end of the scene.
- Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - General Ripper is hilarious, but my favorite scene is the one where the president is trying to talk to the drunk Russian leader over the phone. A classic!
- Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Three words: "Make 'Em Laugh."
- To Be Or Not To Be (1942) - The Nazis know that Jack Benny is an impostor wearing a fake beard. The man Benny is impersonating is dead. The Nazis escort Benny into a room with the corpse and wait. How Benny handles this situation is priceless.
In no particular order.
Note: These are, of course, not the only movie scenes that consistently make me laugh, and there are a ton of other movies I love besides these. This is just a sampling of 10 great ones.