Discussion:
Funniest Scene in a Film
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Mack A. Damia
2010-11-27 23:21:05 UTC
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Probably been covered many times, but it's worth a reprise.

"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM. Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
S D
2010-11-27 23:46:27 UTC
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I've seen bits of Ballad of Josie (Doris Day) . Josie is buying a six
shooter and is fumbling around with it. She asks the storekeep if he
thinks she can take the cattle men by surprise. He says " Nope, once a
woman wears pants things follow in due course ".
Bill Steele
2010-11-29 19:12:44 UTC
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One visual, one verbal:

The mirror scene in Duck Soup

and

"The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon."
mikeos
2010-11-30 21:03:21 UTC
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Post by Bill Steele
The mirror scene in Duck Soup
and
"The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon."
I thought the flagon with the dragon had the brew which is true?
Bill Anderson
2010-11-30 22:43:30 UTC
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Post by mikeos
Post by Bill Steele
The mirror scene in Duck Soup
and
"The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon."
I thought the flagon with the dragon had the brew which is true?
No, the pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle.
--
Bill Anderson

I am the Mighty Favog
Film Buff
2010-11-30 23:45:27 UTC
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"Get It? Got It! Good!"
Post by Bill Anderson
Post by mikeos
Post by Bill Steele
The mirror scene in Duck Soup
and
"The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon."
I thought the flagon with the dragon had the brew which is true?
No, the pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle.
T987654321
2010-11-28 01:12:36 UTC
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Blazing Saddles campfire scene!
Mack A. Damia
2010-11-28 01:18:21 UTC
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On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 17:12:36 -0800 (PST), T987654321
Post by T987654321
Blazing Saddles campfire scene!
Also, several scenes in Young Frankenstein

The revolving bookcase

Frau Blucher <*nehaaaaaaa*>

Gene Hackman as the blind hermit with the monster in his cottage.
Movie Buff
2010-11-28 02:15:19 UTC
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Speaking of Mel Brooks movies, the scene with the audience aghast at the
Springtime for Hitler number is hysterical.
Post by Mack A. Damia
On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 17:12:36 -0800 (PST), T987654321
Post by T987654321
Blazing Saddles campfire scene!
Also, several scenes in Young Frankenstein
The revolving bookcase
Frau Blucher <*nehaaaaaaa*>
Gene Hackman as the blind hermit with the monster in his cottage.
Mack A. Damia
2010-11-29 19:48:13 UTC
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Post by Movie Buff
Speaking of Mel Brooks movies, the scene with the audience aghast at the
Springtime for Hitler number is hysterical.
Yes, that's an hillarious scene!

I was just reminded of Terry-Thomas (one of my favorite comedians) in
"Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines".

Two scenes:

When Gert Frobe marches his men out of the hanger - he's pretending
that there's a marching band, he makes all the sounds himself.

Terry-Thomas flying his plane, and a bird sits on the wing of his
plane.....

"Buzz off!"
tomcervo
2010-11-29 20:28:40 UTC
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Mack A. Damia
2010-11-29 21:25:29 UTC
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On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:28:40 -0800 (PST), tomcervo
Post by tomcervo
http://youtu.be/41SFTn9xHus
Hard Cheese!


Movie Buff
2010-11-28 02:17:12 UTC
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Speaking of Mel Brooks movies, the scene with the audience aghast at the
Springtime for Hitler number is hysterical.
Post by Mack A. Damia
On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 17:12:36 -0800 (PST), T987654321
Post by T987654321
Blazing Saddles campfire scene!
Also, several scenes in Young Frankenstein
The revolving bookcase
Frau Blucher <*nehaaaaaaa*>
Gene Hackman as the blind hermit with the monster in his cottage.
Mack A. Damia
2010-11-29 22:23:20 UTC
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Strange goings on. This message disappeared from both news servers
that I use, so I'm posting it again. I see it on Google, though. Just
want to see what happens.
Post by Movie Buff
Speaking of Mel Brooks movies, the scene with the audience aghast at the
Springtime for Hitler number is hysterical.
Yes, that's an hillarious scene!

I was just reminded of Terry-Thomas (one of my favorite comedians) in
"Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines".

Two scenes:

When Gert Frobe marches his men out of the hanger - he's pretending
that there's a marching band, he makes all the sounds himself.

Terry-Thomas flying his plane, and a bird sits on the wing of his
plane.....

"Buzz off!"
Joe Snodgrass
2010-12-01 19:28:43 UTC
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Strange goings on.  This message disappeared from both news servers
that I use, so I'm posting it again.  I see it on Google, though. Just
want to see what happens.
Post by Movie Buff
Speaking of Mel Brooks movies, the scene with the audience aghast at the
Springtime for Hitler number is hysterical.
Yes, that's an hillarious scene!
I was just reminded of Terry-Thomas (one of my favorite comedians) in
"Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines".
When Gert Frobe marches his men out of the hanger - he's pretending
that there's a marching band, he makes all the sounds himself.
Terry-Thomas flying his plane, and a bird sits on the wing of his
plane.....
"Buzz off!"
I'm going to go with the hotel room fire in "What's Up Doc?"
Howard Brazee
2010-11-28 01:43:37 UTC
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On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:21:05 -0800, Mack A. Damia
Post by Mack A. Damia
"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM. Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
I think I laughed more in the pie fight scene.
--
"In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

- James Madison
Mack A. Damia
2010-11-28 01:54:29 UTC
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Post by Howard Brazee
On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:21:05 -0800, Mack A. Damia
Post by Mack A. Damia
"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM. Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
I think I laughed more in the pie fight scene.
That was quite a pie fight, too.

I think pie throwing is funny but not hillarious My Dad never thought
a comedy was complete without a pie fight; he laughed until he cried.
Unfortunately, he never got to see The Great Race.
Bill Anderson
2010-11-28 02:59:45 UTC
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Post by Mack A. Damia
Post by Howard Brazee
On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:21:05 -0800, Mack A. Damia
Post by Mack A. Damia
"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM. Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
I think I laughed more in the pie fight scene.
That was quite a pie fight, too.
I think pie throwing is funny but not hillarious My Dad never thought
a comedy was complete without a pie fight; he laughed until he cried.
Unfortunately, he never got to see The Great Race.
It doesn’t matter who (or what) gets hit in the face with a pie, it’s
almost always funny.


--
Bill Anderson

I am the Mighty Favog
Blue
2010-11-28 05:02:52 UTC
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Post by Mack A. Damia
Probably been covered many times, but it's worth a reprise.
"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM.  Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
George Sanders opens the door to a soaking wet Inspector Clouseau
(Peter Sellers) and the following dialog, the segment shooting pool a
close second! Scenes from "A Shot In The Dark", the funniest of those
flicks, in my opinion.
Michael O'Connor
2010-11-28 05:32:26 UTC
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The unsuccessful convenience store robbery, which turns into a chase
scene thru houses and a supermarket, from Raising Arizona, was among
the funniest sequences I have ever seen.

The scene in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World when Jonathan Winters
completely destroys a filling station with his bare hands was one of
the classic comedy scenes.

The baseball game sequence from the Naked Gun movie was hilarious. My
personal favorite part was the jumbotron videos of blooper plays,
which included a ball taking an outfielder's head clean off, and a guy
sliding into second base and being attacked by a lion.
Anim8rFSK
2010-11-28 18:48:19 UTC
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Post by Mack A. Damia
Probably been covered many times, but it's worth a reprise.
"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM. Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
"Leslie escaped with a chicken!?!?"
--
"Please, I can't die, I've never kissed an Asian woman!"
Shego on "Shat My Dad Says"
keeno
2010-11-28 19:17:50 UTC
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Post by Mack A. Damia
Probably been covered many times, but it's worth a reprise.
"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM.  Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
That's funny. To me, it's the hotel room scene with wheelchair in
Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels.
El Klauso
2010-11-28 19:53:04 UTC
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W.C.Fields as Ambrose Wolfinger, preparing to deal with burglars
singing in his cellar at the start of "Man on the Flying Trapeeze."

It destroys me every time I see it.
JohnBL
2010-11-29 01:18:22 UTC
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Post by El Klauso
W.C.Fields as Ambrose Wolfinger, preparing to deal with burglars
singing in his cellar at the start of "Man on the Flying Trapeeze."
It destroys me every time I see it.
"Just brushing my teeth, dear."

"Here's those gloves you lost!"

"Don't swat fuh-lies!"

Good choice.


John L
JohnBL
2010-11-29 01:39:15 UTC
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Albert Brooks begging Garry Marshall for his money back in LOST IN
AMERICA, with the "Nest Egg" monologue a close second.

John L
Sol L. Siegel
2010-11-29 05:54:35 UTC
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Post by JohnBL
Albert Brooks begging Garry Marshall for his money back in LOST IN
AMERICA, with the "Nest Egg" monologue a close second.
The scene where he quits his job isn't bad either. Heck, it's one of the
funniest movies of the 1980s altogether.

- Sol L. Siegel, Philadelphia, PA USA
Stone me
2010-11-29 15:20:56 UTC
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Post by JohnBL
Albert Brooks begging Garry Marshall for his money back in LOST IN
AMERICA, with the "Nest Egg" monologue a close second.
The scene where he quits his job isn't bad either. Heck, it's one of the
funniest movies of the 1980s altogether.
- Sol L. Siegel, Philadelphia, PA USA
I always find Woody Allen a rich source for scenes which remain as funny
when
revisited.
That scene where he's with Diane Keaton ("Annie Hall") in a queue for the
cinema
and someone is loudly denouncing all that he loves about art and cinema. His
comments, tone and looks still do it for me.
http://www.flixster.com/actor/woody-allen-videos/cinema-queue-scene-10860850
Unfortunately there is a glitch after 10 secs so move the pointer past it.
"Boy, if life is only like this".

Of course, the early scenes in "The Producers" with Zero Mostel.You can
almost
see the oil leaking out of him.
In "Grumpy Old Men" the scene on the lake where Lemmon is fishing.


Stone me.
Sol L. Siegel
2010-11-30 05:21:46 UTC
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Post by Stone me
I always find Woody Allen a rich source for scenes which remain as
funny when
revisited.
That scene where he's with Diane Keaton ("Annie Hall") in a queue for
the cinema
and someone is loudly denouncing all that he loves about art and
cinema. His comments, tone and looks still do it for me.
http://www.flixster.com/actor/woody-allen-videos/cinema-queue-scene-108
60850 Unfortunately there is a glitch after 10 secs so move the
pointer past it. "Boy, if life is only like this".
Now listed as nla due to copyright infringement.

Was this the scene where the pompous ass bragged that he taught a
university course on Marshall MacLuhan and Woody countered by producing the
real MacLuhan from behind a standing poster? One of my all-time faves,
indeed.

- Sol L. Siegel, Philadelphia, PA USA
Stone me
2010-11-30 11:47:00 UTC
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Post by Stone me
I always find Woody Allen a rich source for scenes which remain as
funny when
revisited.
That scene where he's with Diane Keaton ("Annie Hall") in a queue for
the cinema
and someone is loudly denouncing all that he loves about art and
cinema. His comments, tone and looks still do it for me.
http://www.flixster.com/actor/woody-allen-videos/cinema-queue-scene-108
60850 Unfortunately there is a glitch after 10 secs so move the
pointer past it. "Boy, if life is only like this".
Now listed as nla due to copyright infringement.
Was this the scene where the pompous ass bragged that he taught a
university course on Marshall MacLuhan and Woody countered by producing the
real MacLuhan from behind a standing poster? One of my all-time faves,
indeed.
- Sol L. Siegel, Philadelphia, PA USA
Yes, that's the one.

Stone me.
Bill Anderson
2010-11-29 21:31:56 UTC
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Post by Mack A. Damia
Probably been covered many times, but it's worth a reprise.
"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM.  Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
And I still remember laughing aloud when Jack Lemmon thought Leslie
had run away with a chicken.

Many responses to this thread have mentioned funny lines, when the
subject was presented as funny *scenes.* I've been trying to think of
scenes that build ato a rich payoff. The scene in with all the
characters crowded into Groucho's berth in "A Night at the Opera"
qualifies, I think, along with Harpo's mirror scene in "Duck Soup."
Apparently Abbott and Costello performed "Who's on First?" in at least
two movies: "One Night in the Tropics" (1940) and "The Naughty
Nineties" (1945). But should a vaudeville routine count as a
"scene?" Whatever -- "Who's on First" remains one of the funniest
bits ever put on film. And radio. And TV.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" contains many very
funny scenes (He raped Thrace thrice!). And the scene in which Albert
Finney as Tom Jones glances at the camera when he learns (incorrectly)
that he has slept with his own mother will always make me laugh. I
laugh when the butler tells William Powell as Nick Charles to "walk
this way." The bedroom scene with Peter Sellers and Capucine in "The
Pink Panther" is very funny, as are several others in the film,
especially the macap car chase around the statue, complete with
gorillas. And the whole broken window sequence in "The Kid" with
Chaplin and Jackie Coogan is delightful, especially at the end when
Chaplin kicks the kid away. And don't forget Chaplin on the high wire
with monkeys in "The Circus."

Finally, I can't leave out the scene in "10" in which Dudley Moore is
talking to a minister played by Max Showalter. Also in the room are an
elderly lady and a large hound. As they're conversing, the lady rises
unsteadily to her feet and lets go a loud fart, whereupon the hound
dashes out the door. When Moore looks puzzled, Showalter kindly
explains, "When Mrs. Kissel breaks wind, we beat the dog." I think
that scene deserves a special Academy Award, but maybe that's just me.

--
Bill Anderson

I am the Mighty Favog
Bill Steele
2010-11-30 19:48:17 UTC
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In article
Post by Stone me
in "The
Pink Panther"...
especially the macap car chase around the statue,
I wish I'd thought of that earlier. I'm inclined to rate it number one
of all time. What sets it apart is not the chase itself, but that it has
an observer.
mikeos
2010-11-30 21:06:42 UTC
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Post by Bill Steele
In article
Post by Stone me
in "The
Pink Panther"...
especially the macap car chase around the statue,
In the sequel "Shot in the Dark", Clouseau says to a sergeant dressed as
a zebra (in a fancy dress party) "I'll have your stripes"
Bill Anderson
2010-11-30 22:39:59 UTC
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Post by Bill Steele
In article
Post by Stone me
in "The
Pink Panther"...
especially the macap car chase around the statue,
I wish I'd thought of that earlier. I'm inclined to rate it number one
of all time. What sets it apart is not the chase itself, but that it has
an observer.
Exactly!
--
Bill Anderson

I am the Mighty Favog
Joe Snodgrass
2010-12-01 19:24:15 UTC
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Post by Bill Anderson
Post by Bill Steele
In article
Post by Stone me
in "The
Pink Panther"...
especially the macap car chase around the statue,
I wish I'd thought of that earlier.  I'm inclined to rate it number one
of all time. What sets it apart is not the chase itself, but that it has
an observer.
Exactly!
I'm partial to the scenes where he sets Dreyfuss' office on fire and
where Dreyfuss shoots himself with the cigarette lighter.
Anim8rFSK
2010-12-01 23:37:29 UTC
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In article
Post by Joe Snodgrass
Post by Bill Anderson
Post by Bill Steele
In article
Post by Stone me
in "The
Pink Panther"...
especially the macap car chase around the statue,
I wish I'd thought of that earlier.  I'm inclined to rate it number one
of all time. What sets it apart is not the chase itself, but that it has
an observer.
Exactly!
I'm partial to the scenes where he sets Dreyfuss' office on fire and
where Dreyfuss shoots himself with the cigarette lighter.
Hah! We watched that last weekend. :)
--
"Please, I can't die, I've never kissed an Asian woman!"
Shego on "Shat My Dad Says"
Kuskokwim
2010-11-30 00:27:37 UTC
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Tom
2010-11-30 03:45:45 UTC
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Post by Mack A. Damia
Probably been covered many times, but it's worth a reprise.
"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM. Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
For my money, it's the opening scene in WAKING NED DEVINE, with the
great Ian Bannen and Fionulla Flanagan.

I have never heard a theater audience, before or since, laugh as long or
as loudly as we did after the punchline in that scene.

If you haven't seen it, please do. It's a gem.
--
Tom

"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never
reasoned into."

--Swift
Film Buff
2010-11-30 23:42:28 UTC
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"The Pink Panther"

At the costume party when the woman dressed as Cleopatra tells Clouseu:

"Keep Your Filthy Hands Off My Asp"
Post by Tom
Post by Mack A. Damia
Probably been covered many times, but it's worth a reprise.
"The Great Race" is playing now on TCM. Plenty of funny scenes, but I
always found the submarine scene with Lemmon and Falk to be
hillarious.
For my money, it's the opening scene in WAKING NED DEVINE, with the
great Ian Bannen and Fionulla Flanagan.
I have never heard a theater audience, before or since, laugh as long or
as loudly as we did after the punchline in that scene.
If you haven't seen it, please do. It's a gem.
James Poe
2010-12-01 00:17:58 UTC
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somethin ike this: `
Groucho,"Go across the viaduct. Chico,"Ok, viaduct
Groucho,"What? Chico."Vell Vy a
duck, vy not a goose?"
Sol L. Siegel
2010-12-01 04:29:42 UTC
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something like this: `
Groucho,"Go across the viaduct.
Chico,"Ok, viaduct
Groucho,"What?
Chico."Vell Vy a duck, vy not a goose?"
You left out "I don't know, I'm a stranger here myself."

"And here we have the levees"
"Is that the Jewish neighborhood?"
"We'll pass over that one"
(Audience groan)

And now, in the holiday spirit, from "Night at the Opera":

"And here we have the sanity clause."
"Oh, no, you can't fool me, there is no Santy Claus."

And who can forget two scenes from "Miracle of 34th St.":

(1) Natalie Wood's wide-eyed face as Edmund Gwenn (supposedly; he's
offscreen, which makes Natalie's work even more impressive) blows an
ever bigger bubble, until we hear the pop, and she's picking gum from
his beard.

(2) The defense attorney proves the existence of Santa Claus by calling
the prosecutor's young son to the stand and having the boy testify that
he know that there's a Santa Claus because his daddy told him so.

- Sol L. Siegel, Philadelphia, PA USA
mikeos
2010-12-02 12:58:53 UTC
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Post by Sol L. Siegel
"And here we have the sanity clause."
"Oh, no, you can't fool me, there is no Santy Claus."
The scene from Duck Soup in front of the broken mirror has the most
incredible timing. Cracks me up every time.
keeno
2010-12-03 07:10:53 UTC
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Up In Smoke:

--You just ate the most acid I've ever seen
anybody eat in my life.

--I never had no acid before, man.

--I hope you're not busy for about a month.

Smiling Lieutenant:

Maurice Chevalier to fellow soldier as they watch fellow soldier's
mistress on stage playing violin:
--She's just like your wife.
--(Aghast) My wife???
--Yes...Just picture your wife 15 years younger, 20 lbs lighter, her
hair dyed, her nose...operated on. It's the same girl!
SparkoHeaps
2010-12-03 22:49:22 UTC
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Post by keeno
--You just ate the most acid I've ever seen
anybody eat in my life.
--I never had no acid before, man.
--I hope you're not busy for about a month.
That's a scene where mileage definitely varies. Some of us laugh and
giggle and end up on the floor helpless with hysteria no matter how
many times we've seen this exchange. Others just stare blankly ahead
and wonder what the big deal is (and maybe express some concern about
the effects of this "acid" that is being discussed).
Mack A. Damia
2010-12-03 23:08:55 UTC
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On Fri, 3 Dec 2010 14:49:22 -0800 (PST), SparkoHeaps
Post by SparkoHeaps
Post by keeno
--You just ate the most acid I've ever seen
anybody eat in my life.
--I never had no acid before, man.
--I hope you're not busy for about a month.
That's a scene where mileage definitely varies. Some of us laugh and
giggle and end up on the floor helpless with hysteria no matter how
many times we've seen this exchange. Others just stare blankly ahead
and wonder what the big deal is (and maybe express some concern about
the effects of this "acid" that is being discussed).
Amsterdam, NY - in the 1980s, I think, Mickey Mouse blotter and
playing "Facts in Five". My long-term memory became super-sharp.

"No, no, no, no, I don't drop it no more........."
FoggyTown
2010-12-04 18:25:32 UTC
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The entire "help me get rid of my hiccups" scene capped by the
wrestling match between Streisand and a skeleton-beconstumed Segal and
the look on the faces of the old neighbors that break in in The Owl
And The Pussycat.

Although possibly not intended to be, the fight between Jean Hale and
(again) Segal over the new coat in "St Valentine's Day Massacre".
keeno
2010-12-04 18:39:26 UTC
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Post by SparkoHeaps
Post by keeno
--You just ate the most acid I've ever seen
anybody eat in my life.
--I never had no acid before, man.
--I hope you're not busy for about a month.
That's a scene where mileage definitely varies. Some of us laugh and
giggle and end up on the floor helpless with hysteria no matter how
many times we've seen this exchange. Others just stare blankly ahead
and wonder what the big deal is (and maybe express some concern about
the effects of this "acid" that is being discussed).
Yeah, true. But also:
--Hey, man, am I driving okay?
(Pause)
--I think we're parked, man.
James Poe
2010-12-01 00:23:33 UTC
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In "The Court Jester" when Kaye is getting knighted,"Verily verily yea"
and his pants slowly drop to the floor.
James Poe
2010-12-05 00:18:18 UTC
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"Up In Smoke": Cop puulls over a van which has a body made entirely of
pot and is on fire. Cop, as he sniffs smoke: "What'd you guys want?
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