What Are Some Funny Movie Phrases?


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Some funny movie phrases include "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue," from Airplane, and "Bless this O Lord, thy hand grenade," from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Phrases like these are memorable because they are often the most famous lines from a film.

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Roy Scheider's famous line from "Jaws" also works as a humorous phrase, when he delivered, with a deadpan voice, the line "You're gonna need a bigger boat." Robert De Niro's famous line from "Taxi Driver" is "You looking at me?" This line also works as a humorous phrase because it is the most famous line of that movie and instantly connects with an audience.

The single phrase, "We're on a mission from God" from "The Blues Brothers" also easily connects with an audience as the most famous line from that movie. Another popular phrase with wide-reaching appeal is "This one time at band camp," from American Pie. This phrase works on a comedic level both because of its recognizable nature and its flexibility to recall a scene of sexual tension or refer to a person of annoying repetition. A final funny movie phrase comes from Dudley Moore in his statement "Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature," from "Arthur."

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