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Star Trek: The 10 Funniest TNG Episodes Ever | ScreenRant

When it debuted in 1987, Star Trek: The Next Generation was the series that carried the torch of the Star Trek franchise into a new era of television. With a new crew, led by a new captain, aboard a new Enterprise, it set the pace for every Star Trek series after it. With its streamlined sets, updated aesthetic, and stentorian acting style, it was here to be taken seriously. It had left Mr. Spock and his drumming circles and Captain Kirk and his moon princesses behind so that Star Trek could mature.

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Or so it appeared. The original Star Trek series didn’t have a little something called a holodeck, where crew members could live out their most raucous fantasies in a virtual environment of their making. It didn’t have a Q, an omnipotent space diva whose only wish is to pester Captain Picard and his crew out of boredom. These whimsical differences allowed for some truly hilarious episodes in TNG, breaking up the solemnity and showing that the series could loosen up when it wanted to. Here are ten of the funniest episodes ever.

10 “FISTFUL OF DATAS”

Taking on the tropes of classic Spaghetti Westerns like “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” and “Fistful of Dollars,” this episode places Worf, Deanna, and Data in the American Old West, after a power surge to Data’s programming affects a holodeck activity that Worf is participating in with his son.

While Geordi attempts to make Data into a sort of “systems back up” in case anything goes wrong with the ship’s computer, Data becomes a part of the Deadwood, South Dakota holodeck adventure as Frank, an outlaw who takes on town sheriff Worf and Deanna as a gunslinger. More characters take on Data’s appearance and skills, including a saloon girl, to much hilarity.

9 “DEJA Q”

The Enterprise has serious matters to attend to when the planet Bre’el IV faces an asteroid moon falling from orbit. So, of course, it’s the perfect time for Q to arrive naked on the bridge, because he’s been stripped of his powers by the Continuum for causing too much mayhem in the Universe.

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Now a human asking for asylum, Q is at Picard’s mercy, who will only help him if Q helps them with the Bre’el IV catastrophe. When Q gets his powers reinstated, he reappears on the bridge with a mariachi band and women for Riker.

8 “QPID”

This episode is a trifecta of fun: it involves Vash, the hot-headed treasure hunter that caught Captain Picard’s eye on his vacation to Risa, a bored and mischievous Q, and a fantasy adventure. As the Enterprise hosts an archaeological symposium, Vash and Picard are reunited, but Q makes three a crowd. He offers to rekindle the romance they had as thanks for Picard’s help returning his immortal powers.

Picard rebuffs Q at first, causing Q to have to resort to stronger measures. He transforms Picard into Robin Hood and Vash into his lady love, Maid Marian. Several members of the crew including Worf, Data, and Riker are transformed into his merry men, to their extreme dissatisfaction (Worf: “I am not a merry man”).

7 “DATA’S DAY”

Episodes concerning Data’s study of humankind and his quest to adopt the affectations of humans have led to some of the most emotional episodes on TNG, including the most hilarious. The episode “Data’s Day” focuses on his internal monologue as he goes about his various tasks and interactions.

His friend Keiko Ishikawa and Transporter Chief Miles O’Brien are soon to be married, and Data has to learn all about prenuptial jitters, as well as tap and ballroom dancing. Though it’s touching whenever Data tries to understand the complexities of human emotions, the episodes focused on the practice are often unintentionally funny.

6 “THE NAKED NOW”

Using a similar plot to one of Gene Roddenberry’s un-aired teleplays for Star Trek, the crew  fall victim to a strange ailment when they respond to a distress call from the SS Tsiolkovsky, a vessel undergoing scientific monitoring of a supergiant star.

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This episode is for Star Trek fans who love to see a strange temporal anomaly or an unexplainable dimensional rift causing crew members to act completely differently than normal. We see someone showering with their clothes on, Wesley acting intoxicated, and Data experience his first intimate encounter with chief of security Tasha Yar. At the end, everyone goes back to normal as though it were all a bad dream.

5 “IN THEORY”

While Data didn’t have extensive experience in the realm of romance, he felt it was a vital part of unlocking the full comprehension of human existence, and thus pursued it wherever it seemed appropriate. In “In Theory,” he begins a relationship with a fellow crew member, Jenna D’Sora, much to the rest of the crew’s confusion.

This episode is amusing on several levels as Data attempts to be the “perfect boyfriend” and then, at Jenna’s behest, whatever type of boyfriend she wants him to be. At each step, he gets relationship advice from Riker, Worf, Troi, Guinan, and Picard, and each has their own perspective on how he should proceed. 

4 “PHANTASMS”

Data decides that when powering down for the evening, he shouldn’t just monitor subroutines and go into low stasis mode. He should have dreams like humans. He therefore creates a dream function to do this, except that it malfunctions and he begins experiencing nightmares instead.

At one point, Counselor Troi is baked into a “cellular peptide cake with mint frosting,” and that’s just the start of his bizarre hallucinations. Did we mention the rest of the crew starts eating the cake? It’s definitely one of TNG’s strangest episodes, but a riot to experience.

3 “MANHUNT”

Any episode featuring Troi’s man-crazy mother is sure to bring the laughs, and with an episode titled “Manhunt,” you know to expect nothing but innuendos to split your sides. When the crew of the Enterprise-D escort two Antedean ambassadors to a special conference, they find that the aliens won’t be the only life form they transport when they’re forced to pick up a shuttlecraft.

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Out pops Lwaxana Troi, with special orders from Starfleet to give her every diplomatic courtesy. She proceeds to wine and dine Captain Picard, who she has focused on during “The Phase,” when middle-aged Betazoid females reach the peak of their sexual drive. It’s worth watching just to see Picard skulk cautiously around his own ship, anxiously trying to avoid her.

2 “RASCALS”

As the name implies, the episode “Rascals” pertains to a small group of misfit kids getting into trouble, only this time it’s several members of the Enterprise crew! Captain Picard, Keiko O’Brien, Ensign Ro, and Guinan return from the planet Marlonia when a transporter accident causes them to turn into 12-year-old children.

The “children” still have their adult minds, and comedy ensues when a diminutive scrunch-faced Picard tries to give orders on the bridge, and a bratty Keiko O’Brien doesn’t understand why her husband is acting oddly around her. He relinquishes command to Commander Riker, and tries to accept his newfound status while the rest of them come to terms with it as well.

1 “THE ROYALE”

When the Enterprise encounters debris from a NASA ship that’s hundreds of years old, they are shocked it reached the area of space it did. Commander Riker, Worf, and Data investigate it on the planet where it crash landed, only to find themselves entering the lobby of an old casino hotel called The Royale.

Unable to communicate to the Enterprise, they discover that when the ship was contaminated by a race of aliens, its crew was forced to play out the pulp novel entitled Hotel Royale. Only when Data, Worf, and Riker start participating in gambling to buy out the casino may they leave it.

NEXT: Star Trek: 10 Times TNG Broke Our Hearts


2019-07-14 07:07:16

Kayleena Pierce-Bohen

10 Funniest Quotes From The Hangover Part III | ScreenRant

After Todd Phillips and Warner Bros. had another success with The Hangover Part II, they decided to end the series with a third and final film. The Hangover Part II was criticized for basically being a copy of The Hangover, but it still made a big profit at the box office.

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Despite The Hangover Part III having an original story, the film received mostly poor reviews and didn’t make nearly as much as the first two films at the box office. Even though Part III is often regarded as the worst in the series, the film still had a handful of lines that were humorous. Here are the 10 Funniest Quotes From The Hangover Part III.

10 “YOU MISS CHOW?”

After Marshall takes Doug, the gang are sent to go find Mr. Chow, who recently escaped from prison. Alan is the only one from The Wolfpack who keeps in contact with Chow, so they set up a meeting with him at a bus stop in Mexico. Chow told Alan to come alone, but with Alan not being able to keep a secret, Chow quickly finds out that Stu and Phil are sitting in a car watching their meeting.

Chow goes over and breaks Phil’s windshield and starts to threaten them, but Phil is able to calm him down by telling him that he and the guys just miss him. Chow calms down and sadly mutters, “You miss Chow?” as he puts his hand up against the window.

9 “MY NAME’S ALAN AND I BOUGHT A GIRAFFE”

While Alan was obnoxious and dangerous in the first two Hangover movies, he was out of control in The Hangover Part III. This led many people to find the character more irritating than funny the third time around, but he still had his moments.

Early on in the film, Alan can be seen driving down the highway with a giraffe in a cage being pulled behind his car. When he sees a child in the car next to him looking up at his giraffe, Alan is ecstatic and yells, “My name’s Alan and I bought a giraffe.” While he was happy, anybody who has seen the film knows that things get traumatic for Alan, and the giraffe, rather quickly.

8 “THEY’RE ANGRY. ALL I FEED THEM IS COCAINE… AND CHICKEN”

Bad things always seem to happen when the guys meet up with Mr. Chow. In Part III, Chow is hiding out in Mexico and says he got into cockfighting. The joke is dropped relatively quickly until they get back to Mr. Chow’s place and talk about the plan to steal Marshall’s gold.

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Alan goes to sit down on a box behind him that ends up being chicken cages. The guys are all attacked by the chickens and Mr. Chow even smothers one of them with a pillow. Phil then asks what is wrong with the animals to which Mr. Chow responds, “They’re angry. All I feed them is cocaine… and chicken.”

7 “I CAN THINK OF SO MANY PEOPLE I WOULD RATHER HAVE DIED FIRST… LIKE MY MOTHER”

Despite Alan being a 42-year-old man, he is still very dependent on his parents and still lives at home. After Alan’s little fiasco with the giraffe on the highway, Sid tells his son that he can either go back on his medication or he will cut him off from his money. Sid tells Alan that he and his mother can’t take it anymore and walks away, but then he has a heart attack.

Alan beautifully sings at his father’s funeral, but then has a not-so-pleasant speech. Alan starts off by saying, “I can’t believe my daddy is dead. I can think of so many people I would rather have died first… like my mother.”

6 “CAN YOU TAKE STU INSTEAD?”

After the guys recover from their stunt in Las Vegas in 2009, Mr. Chow continues to wreak havoc with people associated with the Wolfpack. After Chow kidnaps Black Doug, he gets wind of Marshall’s heist to steal $42 million in gold bars from an Abu Dhabi Sheikh.

Chow ends up stealing half of the loot by posing as a cop and pulling over one of Marshall’s vans. Marshall blames The Wolfpack for Chow’s activity, so he forces them to track him down and takes Doug as collateral. Alan clearly enjoys spending time with Doug more than Stu so he asks, “Can you take Stu instead?”

5 “YEAH STU, TRY NOT HAVING SUCH BIG HORSE TEETH”

While Stu usually tells Alan how stupid he is, Alan constantly told Stu how dumb he thought he was in The Hangover Part III. After Stu comes back from the pharmacist with Demerol and a pack of syringes, he asks if Alan and Phil have heard anything from Chow. Clearly not seeing the urgency in their situation, Alan pulls out his phone and says he got an email from Chow 20 minutes ago saying to meet him in Tijuana.

Initially thinking it was a bad idea, Phil says the location is perfect since it is only three hours from them. Alan then makes fun of Stu for not being able to read a map. Stu then says, “Yeah Alan, try reading… anything, ever.” Clearly not being able to think of a good comeback, Alan just replies, “Yeah Stu, try not having such big horse teeth.

4 “PLUS SHE LETS ME MOUNT HER, WHICH RELAXES ME”

The first Hangover saw Doug get married to his soulmate, Part II showed Stu marrying his, and The Hangover Part III ends with Alan getting ready for his wedding. The final scene of the movie is one of the best as it sees Alan developing into a more mature adult by resigning from the Wolfpack.

Alan breaks the news to the guys and says, “She’s my soulmate and my new best friend.  Plus she lets me mount her, which relaxes me.” Phil’s reaction is just as funny as he laughs and says “Oh my god” before Doug pipes in and mentions that maybe Alan shouldn’t say that again.

3 “AT THE TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS CHOW LIKE GOODBYE. YOU KNOW LIKE CIAO, ARRIVEDERCI, SBARRO, PAPA JOHN’S”

As the search for Mr. Chow begins, Alan, Stu, and Phil stop for gas. Alan runs inside to get snacks while Stu and Phil argue about the plan. Alan comes back outside and interrupts, saying he thinks he might have gotten an email from Chow a few days ago, but he wasn’t sure it was from him.

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Phil reads the email which is signed Chow. Phil and Stu are baffled as to how Alan didn’t know it was from Mr. Chow, to which Alan explains, “At the time I thought it was Chow like goodbye. You know like ciao, arrivederci, Sbarro, Papa John’s.”

2 “THAT’S MY PASSWORD. HEY PHIL”

Ever since the first movie, Alan made it painfully clear that he had a man-crush on Phil. Alan basically looks up to Phil and tries to act and look like him, which can be seen when Alan tries to make his hair look like Phil’s at Doug’s wedding.

After realizing he left his phone in the minivan Chow stole, Phil asks Alan for his phone to use the “Find My Friends” feature. Phil asks Alan what his password is to which Alan answers, “Hey Phil.” Thinking Alan is asking him something, Alan has to clarify, “That’s my password. Hey Phil.”

1 “NOTHING HURTS CHOW. I AM INVISIBLE”

After Alan and Phil manage to sneak into Chow’s penthouse suite at Caesar’s Palace, they corner Chow on his balcony. Chow is dangerously standing on the edge, so Phil and Alan are clearly concerned and tell him to get down before he gets hurt.

Being under the influence of cocaine, Chow says, “Nothing hurts Chow. I am invisible.” Phil tells him the word is “invincible” not invisible and tells him to get down before he dies. Chow responds, “Die? How do you kill, what’s already dead?” flips them off, and then parachutes down the Las Vegas strip.

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2019-07-14 05:07:16

Christopher Fiduccia

10 Funniest Quotes From Old School | ScreenRant

Old School is one of the funniest comedies of the 2000s and one of the films that helped kick off the so-called Frat Pack group of comedy. Starring Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell, the movie was about some middle-aged friends who start a college fraternity which turns them into legends.

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The high concept is bolstered by the fantastic cast, especially the three leads. Their individual style of comedy helps to make this an unforgettable and hilarious film. There are so many laugh-out-loud moments and one-liners that have become iconic even after all these years. Relive the frat boy fun with the funniest quotes from Old School.

10 “I’m here for the g**g-b**g.”

The film starts with a bang, so to speak, with Mitch (Luke Wilson) returning home from a business trip and finding an unexpected surprise. He walks into his bedroom to find his girlfriend watching adult movies. While he is initially excited by the idea, that excitement quickly turns to horror as a group of blindfolded people, sans clothes, emerge from the closet.

To find out that your partner is cheating on you is bad enough, but to find out just how much she was getting up to behind your back must really sting. To add to the terrible situation, a last-minute guest arrives at the door saying, “I’m here for the g**g-b**g.” There’s no denying it at that point.

9 “What, I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?”

One of the funniest sub-plots of the movie is Frank (Will Ferrell) finding that his hard-partying ways are damaging his new marriage. Frank’s wife is having a hard time coping with the various shenanigans he is getting involved in and they eventually go to marriage counseling.

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As the counselor ensures them that they are in a safe space where they should share openly, Frank decides to share what is one his mind lately. He goes into great detail about how he daydreams about other women and their underpants. He quickly learns that the so-called “trust tree” has its limits.

8 “See, I’m the first one to go to college in my family and when I left she said, “Weensie, if you screw this up, I’ll kill you.””

The exploits of the new fraternity soon catch the attention of the college Dean, who has a bitter history with Mitch and his friends. As a way to punish them, he declares the fraternity is to be shut down and all members expelled from the school.

One of the frat boys, Weensie, takes this particularly badly, saying that his mother will kill him. The others reassure him that he’s overexaggerating, but Weensie explains that his mother made that point perfectly clear. That’s a pretty intense way to motivate your children’s education.

7 “Just ring the f**king bell, you pansy.”

It’s clear that the frat’s stand-out member is Blue. The extremely old veteran proves to be as passionate about the fraternity as any of the young members and participates in all the activities, no matter how dangerous. However, the mud-wrestling contest they hold for his birthday bash proves to be too much for the old man.

As he steps into the ring, Frank questions if he’s actually up for this kind of activity. Blue bluntly responds with his final words, “just ring the f**king bell, you pansy.” Blue was a man that knew what he wanted, even if it killed him.

6 “You just took one in the jugular, man.”

While the whole cast of Old School helps to make this movie so great, Will Ferrell really steals the show. Frank is such a mess that Ferrell is given plenty of outrageous and hilarious situations to deal with. One of the funniest moments comes when Frank is talking with an animal wrangler (Seann William Scott).

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Despite the tame petting zoo animals that he takes care of, the wrangler is very excited by the prospect of getting to use his tranquilizer gun on one of them. Of course, it’s Frank who accidentally shoots himself with the gun directly in the jugular.

5 “And finally, why is the other end of this string tied securely to your p***s?”

As with any frat movie, there needs to be a hazing sequence for their new recruits. After violently abducting the wannabe frat members, the men take them to the top of one of the college buildings for a terrifying test of their trust in each other.

Each member stands at the edge of the building holding a cement block tied to a rope. The other end of the rope is then tied to their p***s. They are then told to drop the cement blocks and trust that they have been given enough rope to prevent any unwanted pulling.

4 “You’re my boy, Blue!”

Frank proves to be the most intense member of the fraternity and takes a lot of pleasure in ordering the pledges around and yelling at them constantly. One member that he seems to take a strange liking to is Blue. So, naturally, Blue’s death in the tragic wrestling mishap hits Frank pretty hard.

In a touching and hilarious tribute, Frank soulfully sings “Dust in the Wind” at Blue’s funeral. Breaking down at the end, Frank cries out “you’re my boy, Blue.” The line has become one of the most quoted lines from the movie and made it impossible to listen to that song in the same way ever again.

3 “Once it hits your lips, it’s so good!”

When we meet Frank at the beginning of the movie, he is a mild-manner guy who seems to be comfortably settling into domestic life. However, we get a hint that he might have had wilder days in the past. His wife worries that his old hard-partying persona “Frank the Tank” might resurface.

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During the first party in Mitch’s new house, Frank is invited to do a beer bong with some of the younger guys. He eventually relents and Frank the Tank returns. Seeing Ferrell’s gleeful reaction to chugging the beer is hilarious.

2 “Earmuffs.”

Despite being the most successful member of the group and being a family man, Beanie (Vince Vaughn) is the most involved member of the fraternity. He is the one who comes up with the idea in the first place and plans out all the wild activities. He manages to balance his other responsibilities by bringing his children along to the frat events.

A frat house might not seem like the best place to bring a kid, but Beanie has it covered. When he says “earmuffs” to his kids, they cover their ears and everyone can swear all they want. It’s a great running gag and a fun parenting tip (not really).

1 “We’re going streaking!”

When you think of Old School, it’s impossible not to think about this scene. During an epic concert at Mitch’s house, Frank is reintroduced to beer and comes up with a great idea. As Snoop Dogg performs on stage for the crowd, a very drunk Frank comes out and declares “we’re going streaking!

After trying to get Snoop to join in, Frank runs off for a one-man streaking adventure. This may be the moment that cemented Ferrell as a comedy superstar and gave the movie its most iconic moment.

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2019-07-14 01:07:05

Colin McCormick

Friends: 10 Funniest Ross Episodes | ScreenRant

Ross Gellar is easily the most underrated Friends character. People consider him to be either rather annoying, or without a distinct feature like someone like Phoebe or Joey might have; however, Ross actually possesses the funniest moments on the show.

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There are certain episodes that are Ross-centric, and these are the most hilarious ones you’ll find on Friends. More often than not, Ross finds himself in embarrassing situations, ones that might be humiliating for him, but offer us hours of endless laughter. Now, go back and watch these 10 funniest Ross episodes on Friends.

10 The One With All The Resolutions – Season 5

Ross is generally the friend who realizes how dim Joey is, but when he gets desperate, Ross always goes to Joey for advice. We saw it here in its best form when Ross got stuck in his own leather pants when he couldn’t pull them back up.

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Taking Joey’s ridiculous advice, Ross attempted to lather lotion around his legs to lubricate the pants back up, but ended up making a paste due to the combination of powder and lotion. The kicker was that poor Ross had gotten the leather pants as part of a New Year’s resolution to do something different everyday – getting kicked out of your date’s apartment with no pants and paste on your legs counts, maybe?

9 The One With Ross’s Sandwich – Season 5

Don’t you just hate it when you’re going through a divorce and your boss eats your sandwich? We’ll tell you how not to react by pointing out how Ross went insane when the same happened to him.

Here, Ross’s fury knew no bounds, and he exploded in rage shouting “My Sandwich!?” repeatedly at his boss. That wasn’t the only rage induced moment of the episode either, as Ross would then be tranquilized and act like a complete goof for the rest of the episode. He got suspended from work, but at least he definitely didn’t care about his sandwich anymore.

8 The One With The Girl Who Hits Joey – Season 5

Ross displayed being cheap quite a lot during the show, such as when he didn’t want to share his 50 cents with Phoebe for lottery prize money, or when he took everything from a hotel room because it was built in the price of the room. However, we’re going to have to side with him on this one.

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Despite having just moved in, Ross was singled out for not paying 100 bucks for a departing handyman – or as Ross called him “Just man”. The episode had Ross in a failed attempt in gaining the favor of the rest of the tenants, and ended with him being caught in the act for eating the handyman’s cake, making a sad (actually hilarious) attempt at hiding the fact as well.

7 The One With Unagi – Season 6

Ross is almost always right in stuff that concerns trivia, but in this instance he looked like a complete moron when he thought Unagi was a state of total awareness. Ross would then try to prove it by claiming he had Unagi while Phoebe and Rachel didn’t.

But we all knew Ross was always a scaredy cat, as Phoebe and Rachel would ambush him at his house, causing Ross to scream like a little girl. They would do one better when they caught him trying to return the favor, only beat him into submission. The end credits scene was the funniest of all, where Ross ended up being attacked by a couple of women he thought were Phoebe and Rachel – looks like Unagi wasn’t flowing through Dr. Gellar as good as he thought it was.

6 The One With The Cop – Season 5

The number 298 is one every Friends fans knows intimately, and we won’t elaborate on that because when you know, you know. Ross mentioned this number during the scene where he purchased a new couch, wanting the phrase “come here to me” to sound both friendly and seductive.

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The legendary scene this episode is known for was when Ross had Chandler and Rachel navigate the couch on the staircase, shouting “Pivot!” at the top of his lungs. Not only did the couch not “Pivot”, it got stuck, forcing Ross to cut it in half and claim to the store they had it delivered to him that way. Ol’ Cheapo Ross resurfaced when he took $4 store credit in compensation.

5 The One With The Memorial Service – Season 9

Ross’s mom gave him an overinflated sense of importance, one where he now needed validation that everyone saw him as special. So, he ended up having a memorial service for himself after a feud with Chandler went awry, where Chandler had their college alumni thinking Ross died after getting hit by a blimp.

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The comedic aspect had arrived earlier with Ross and Chandler trading shots, with the former editing pictures of Chandler to make it appear as if he was out and proud, before the hilarity moved over to Ross eavesdropping on potential people arriving to pay their respects after his supposed death. Unfortunately, only “party boys for Chandler” turned up.

4 The One Where Ross Is Fine – Season 10

David Schwimmer is a master at comedic timing where physicality is involved, and you won’t find any better than this episode, where Ross was inebriated throughout and acted as if he was in denial about the world ending.

Ross would obsess over fajitas; pick up an extremely hot plate without oven mitts and laugh about it; and then take off his pants and dance for Joey. The whole episode is dedicated to Ross acting insane, and the punchline is how he’s “fine” through the ordeal. If that’s what being fine looks like, then imagine the horror if Ross wasn’t fine.

3 The One With All The Rugby – Season 4

It’s a shame we never got to see Red Ross in the flesh, because by all accounts he sounds awesome. Here, Red Ross appeared very briefly when he went in for the kill in a match of Rugby. Earlier on, “Dead” Ross had gotten pounded for attempting to impress Emily by playing Rugby with a bunch of Brits.

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He would have trouble getting into a huddle in the first place, ending up dangling by his legs and calling out to Joey for help. After half-time, Ross would claim he thought he was dying and for Phoebe to tell his son he loves him.

2 The One With Ross’s Tan – Season 10

Always count “Mississippi-lessly”, children, unless you want to end up looking like you got a tan from the sun. Ross found this out the hard way when he got spray tanned multiple times the same side as he made a very big error in counting.

By the conclusion of the episode, Ross looked like a circus freak, with the front half of his body being a different skin tone from his back. The funniest thing is the part we didn’t get to see; and that is the fact that Ross hauled himself in public looking the way he did for everyone to witness.

1 The One With The Routine – Season 6

Ross and Monica are sibling goals because of their very close relationship; they’re also both losers in personality. In this episode, Ross convinced Monica to go with their former routine, which was something you use in your application for the Loser Academy for Nerds, as they “stole” the stage.

Still, it was both hilarious and impressive to see these two siblings own the scene, and their antics even before the dance are such we want to see again and again. The best bit was when Ross thought he’d done a bang on good job at the dance, and kept getting into the face of the director as if he was going to be cast in the Step Up film series.

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2019-07-13 09:07:08

Saim Cheeda

The 10 Funniest Saturday Night Live Original Characters Ever, Ranked

NBC’s sketch variety series Saturday Night Live has been going strong for over 40 years now. Several generations of comedy legends have started out as SNL cast members – John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Dan Aykroyd, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mike Myers, and many, many more – and it’s seen as a breeding ground for comic talent.

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During their tenures, each truly great cast member will play at least one or two really memorable characters in a series of recurring sketches. So, here are The 10 Funniest Saturday Night Live Original Characters Ever, Ranked.

10 Blizzard Man

Andy Samberg’s character Blizzard Man is a hilarious satire of white rappers. He looks just like Vanilla Ice and his lyrics are even worse. Over the years, he was shown making terrible lyric suggestions to such legendary rappers as Ludacris, P. Diddy, 2 Chainz, T-Pain, and Common, and they always ended up collaborating with him, despite his awful ideas.

Samberg has always said that the key to spoofing rap is respecting it, and that’s on clear display here. The fact that the SNL writers got Robert De Niro to dress up in drag and play Blizzard Man’s mother was just the icing on the cake.

9 MacGruber

The best SNL characters seem to be based on obscure satirical targets. If something weird and specific forms the basis of a comedy character, then the character itself will turn out weird and specific, and that is what a comedy character needs to be. This was the case with MacGruber, Will Forte’s delightfully absurd skewering of MacGyver.

Just like MacGyver, MacGruber is constantly expected to deactivate ticking bombs with creative methods. However, unlike MacGyver, MacGruber always fails to successfully deactivate the bomb and it detonates, yet it never kills him. This is consistent with the kind of ‘80s action show that the sketches parodied, which would often bend the laws of physics.

8 Gene Frenkle

Despite appearing in just one sketch, Gene Frenkle became a Saturday Night Live legend, because that one sketch was one of the most memorable SNL sketches – and it might even be the best of all time. The whole sketch was built around a really obscure idea: there’s a cowbell in Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.”

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There’s a whole fake episode of VH1’s Behind the Music built around Christopher Walken’s Bruce Dickinson requesting that the cowbell be used more and more. It ends with a tribute and obituary to the “late” Gene Frenkle that was reportedly so convincing that people offered condolences to Blue Oyster Cult for their loss.

7 Stefon

Like Kate McKinnon in today’s cast, Bill Hader was the guy who stole every sketch and could play a wide range of characters. But the character that made him a star was Stefon, the New York City expert on Weekend Update who recommended weird nightclubs and had strange tastes.

Stefon was created by Hader and standup comic John Mulaney, who used to write for SNL back in the day. Everything about the character is hysterically absurd, from his father being David Bowie to his dog being called Bark Ruffalo. According to Hader, thanks to Stefon, Tom Cruise recognized him at the first table read for Tropic Thunder.

6 David S. Pumpkins

Tom Hanks’ David S. Pumpkins character started off as so weird and out-of-the-blue that it was hard to determine whether or not he was funny. But he was at least very interesting and curious, so he kept coming back. He was even given his own animated Halloween special. Comedy fans slowly caught on that this was, in fact, a hilarious character.

Writer Streeter Seidell, who co-created the character, has suggested the fact that David S. Pumpkins has no political affiliation while his first sketch aired in October 2016, right before the Presidential election, helped to fuel his popularity. This “Santa Claus for Halloween” was so weird and so harmlessly fun that he brought a divided America together very briefly.

5 The Blues Brothers

Being a variety show, each episode of Saturday Night Live features both comedic sketches and musical performances. The great thing about the Blues Brothers is that they can do both. They’re hilarious when they’re just talking to each other and they’re hilarious when they’re performing their music – but the music itself is great, too.

The characters were born out of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s shared love of the blues, so they play the musical segments with a respect for the traditions of the genre and an impeccable authenticity. Jake and Elwood Blues are easily two of SNL’s most legendary characters.

4 The Church Lady

We all know the kind of church-going Christian woman who thinks she’s better than everyone else because she goes to church, and Dana Carvey captured their smug attitude perfectly in the character of Enid Strict, better known simply as “the Church Lady.”

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Catchphrases don’t always work well for comedy, but in certain cases, the repetition works brilliantly as the lines become funnier each time. This is the case with the Church Lady, whose catchphrases “Well, isn’t that special?!” and “How convenient!” and “Could it be…Satan?” It worked, thanks to Carvey’s delivery of each of the lines, which stopped them from ever getting old.

3 Debbie Downer

Played by the great Rachel Dratch, who also created her, Debbie Downer was a personification of the idiom of the same name, which refers to someone who brings down an otherwise positive conversation with something mind-numbingly negative. That’s what the character always did.

She’d mention something really sad – usually the rate of feline AIDS, the number one killer of domestic cats – and then the camera would close in on Dratch’s awkward facial expression with a hilarious “wah-wah” sound effect. It’s no wonder that the other actors in the Debbie Downer sketches would often break. The first one was included on TV Land’s list of the Top 100 Most Unexpected Moments in TV History.

2 Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar

Okay, so this is technically two characters, but you can’t have one without the other. They work well on their own, as shown by their individual subplots in the wildly popular movies that were based on their sketches, but they work spectacularly as a duo.

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey have terrific chemistry, and they captured the airy spirit of both slackers and metalheads perfectly. At first, Myers got some push-back when he pitched the characters to the other writers, because the comedic target was thought to be too obscure, but they ended up becoming a pair of SNL greats.

1 Matt Foley

Matt Foley, the thrice-divorced motivational speaker who lives “in a van down by the river,” was the character that made Chris Farley a star. He was created by Bob Odenkirk and there’s a timeless quality to the absurdism of his dialogue. Ask any Farley-era SNL cast member who the funniest person on the cast was and they’re guaranteed to say it was him.

The Matt Foley sketches were among Farley’s most hilarious and most popular on the show. The character was so funny that David Spade could never keep a straight face. Unfortunately, he’s one of the comedy greats who have been taken from us at a tragically young age.

NEXT: SNL: Michael Keaton’s Julian Assange Meets Kate McKinnon’s Lori Loughlin


2019-04-25 07:04:47

Ben Sherlock

10 Funniest Jokes From The MCU

Isn’t odd how people’s inner psychopath comes out when talking about movies? Try talking to a friend and guaranteed they’ll talk about how badly they want to see Captain America die in Avengers: Endgame. Regardless, it’s true that a lot of people will probably die in Avengers: Endgame.

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Even with that said Marvel will somehow still manage to pack in a bunch of hilarious dialogue despite that movie’s inherently dark plot. Avengers: Endgame is quickly approaching and it’s a good time to look back at the MCU’s lighter side. Check out the list to see the funniest jokes from the MCU!

10 I’m Mary Poppins Y’All

Rumor has it that Mary Poppins and Lin Manuel-Miranda make an appearance in Avengers: Endgame in order to kill Thanos. Not really. However, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 contains a hilarious Mary Poppins reference.

The Mary Poppins joke takes place towards the end of the movie. Star-Lord and Yondu descend from the sky after a big battle. Yondu uses his laser arrow to float down. Star-Lord tells Yondu, “You look like Mary Poppins.” To which Yondu replies with the immortal line, “I’m Mary Poppins Y’All!” Actor Michael Rooker’s delivery is what really sells the line.

9 He’s A Friend From Work

Don’t we all wish we had co-workers as hunky as Chris Hemsworth? Thor: Ragnarok is easily one of the funniest movies in the MCU. It’s no secret that director Taika Waititi encouraged his actors to improvise majority of the film’s dialogue.

It’s cool to note that the greatest part of the movie’s first encounter between Thor and Hulk is actually a line that was improvised by a child. Specifically, a kid from Make-A-Wish had visited the set one day and suggested that Thor describes Hulk as “a friend from work.” Isn’t that awesome? Not only is this one of the funniest lines in the MCU, but there’s also an incredibly touching story behind its inception.

8 Shakespeare In The Park

It seems like the MCU has made it a rule for every superhero to not only be really strong, but they also have to be super funny as well. The Avengers definitely doubles down on this notion. That movie has an incredible ability to find comedy in all of the moments where the superheroes first meet one another.

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One particularly great scene is when Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor meet each other for the first time. Their encounter ends up resulting in a battle. The fight scene culminates in a public park. Thor tells Iron Man, “You have no idea what you’re dealing with.” Iron Man says, “Uh…Shakespeare in the park?” The scenes where The Avengers first clash could’ve gone in any direction. Thank goodness director Joss Whedon chooses to inject these moments with hilarious dialogue.

7 Why is Gamora?!

There’s nothing like a good grammar joke. One specific comedic beat that stands out in Avengers: Infinity War takes place when the Guardians of the Galaxy first meet Iron Man. At this point in the movie Thanos has already captured Gamora. Star-Lord exclaims, “Where’s Gamora?!” Iron Man’s response is, “I’ll do you even better: who is Gamora?”

This is when Drax drops the hilarious line, “I’ll do you one better: why is Gamora?!” What’s really cool is that Dave Bautista improvised this line. It shows that the MCU actors are so keyed into their roles that they have the ability to understand what their characters should say in different situations.

6 Hulk Like Raging Fire

It’s incredible (pun intended) how the Hulk is actually a pretty malleable character. Movies like the 2003 Hulk interpret the character as a giant naked man that likes to run around and punch his abusive father. Conversely, the MCU depicts the Hulk as a giant rage monster who also happens to have a softer side.

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One of the best moments in Thor: Ragnarok that shows off Hulk’s gentler side is when he tries to empathize with Thor. Thor tells the Hulk that he believes the two of them have similar personalities. He says, “We’re kind of both like fire.” Hulk’s response? “But Hulk like real fire. Hulk like raging fire. Thor like smoldering fire.” What’s great is that the line shows Hulk attempting to connect with Thor while also not being able to let go of his desire to be the strongest Avenger.

5 I Become Invisible

Can we just have an entire movie of Drax saying outrageous one-liners? Thanks. Leave it up to Avengers: Infinity War to have another one of the best MCU lines of all time.

The particular scene revolves around Star-Lord and Gamora talking to each other aboard their spaceship. Just as the scene is about to get really intimate they notice that Drax has actually been watching them the entire time. Star-Lord asks, “How long have you been standing there?” Drax says, “An hour…I’ve mastered the ability of standing so incredibly still that I’ve become invisible to the eye.” The line is so unexpected, but it makes so much sense when it’s delivered in such earnest and deadpan fashion by Dave Bautista.

4 Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist

Imagine how different this line would sound coming from an average Joe Shmoe? It’d be more like, “High School Diploma, $30,000 a year plus 401k, I’ve briefly dated two girls in the past, and I volunteered for a homeless shelter once.”

The real version of this line is in The Avengers. It’s another great example of Joss Whedon’s ability to write fantastic dialogue for each of the characters. Captain America asks Tony Stark, “Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away and what are you?” Stark proclaims that he’s a “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.” Even though it’s great to see these heroes work together, it’s also fun to watch them clash.

3 He’s Adopted

We get that Odin does some sort of hocus pocus in order to give baby Loki more human-like characteristics. But, considering that Loki is part Frost Giant how in the world is he so much shorter than the rest of the other Frost Giants? Loki is the world’s smallest giant.

Anyway, Loki’s adoption is the source of one of the best links in The Avengers. There’s a scene where the heroes talk about how Loki is evil. Despite this, Thor attempts to defend Loki’s honor. Black Widow explains that Loki, “Killed eighty people in two days.” Thor clears his throat and flatly says, “He’s adopted.” The best aspect of this line is that its success lives and dies by the audience’s awareness of Loki’s backstory. Loki’s lineage had been revealed all the way back in Thor. The MCU trusts that viewers are able to keep up with everymovie’s plotline.

2 Get Lost Squidward

SpongeBob references are the gift that keeps on giving. So much so that a SpongeBob joke somehow makes its way into Avengers: Infinity War. The set up is that Iron Man comes face to face with Thanos’ right-hand man (alien), Ebony Maw.

Tony speaks for everyone when he tells Maw, “Get lost Squidward.” The funniest part of the insult is that audiences were probably subconsciously trying to think about who Maw looks like. Tony happens to hit the nail right on the head.

1 I Am Groot

If anyone were to say “I am Groot” prior to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, they would’ve most likely been looked at like a crazy person. Somehow the MCU had been able to take a line known only by hardcore comic book fans and turned it into a pop culture staple.

“I am Groot” is like Chewbacca’s growl but ten times more endearing. I am Groot can describe emotions, places, people, and pretty much anything. An easier way of saying this is, “We are Groot.”

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2019-04-19 03:04:11

Nathaniel Vanderpoort

Game Of Thrones: 10 Funniest Characters

The world of Game of Thrones can be a pretty bleak one. There is constant war, threat of White Walkers invading and even the weddings aren’t safe. With things always seeming so dark, it can be really nice to add a bit of humor every now and then. The show does a wonderful job balancing the violence hopelessness with some genuine laugh out loud moments.

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There are a handful of characters who are usually the ones responsible for most of the comedy in the show. Whether they are comic relief supporting players or lead characters who know how to throw out a one-liner, these humorous folks really help to add a light touch among all the backstabbing and bloodshed. Here are the funniest characters from Game of Thrones.

10 Hot Pie

Hot Pie is an instantly humorous character simply because of how he interacts with the insane world around him. Even though he has witnessed torture and carnage firsthand, he seems quite oblivious to how terrible life is in Westeros.

Once Hot Pie finds his calling as a baker in a small inn, he seems to lose every other care in the world. War is raging on the outside, but all that Hot Pie wants to talk about is his delicate cooking process. He annoys everyone he comes across but fails to notice as he’s caught up in his own pie-filled world.

9 Davos Seaworth

Davos Seaworth certainly has a knack for allying himself with the most serious of people. First, he was the trusty right-hand to Stannis Baratheon before becoming Jon Snow’s loyal companion. Those two are not exactly the most lively of folks, so it’s a miracle Davos managed to keep his sense of humor intact.

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Davos has a real talent for remaining light-hearted and joking even in the most dire of circumstances. He’s like a favorite uncle who always has a joke at the ready. It also helps that actor Liam Cunningham has impeccable comedic timing.

8 Samwell

As soon as Samwell Tarly showed up at Castle Black, he was one of those characters you couldn’t help but laugh at because of how out of place he was. He was lovably pathetic as he tried to fit in with the killers and warriors. While Sam became a more competent member of the Night’s Watch, he still kept his awkward humor.

Sam is brave when lives are on the line, but when it comes to interactions with others, especially girls, he is a timid little boy. Sam is also one of those characters who finds himself in the most degrading situations. He suffers for our amusement.

7 Euron Greyjoy

Euron Greyjoy was introduced as a bit of a dull character. He was loud and obnoxious but not very interesting. When he returned last season, the show seemed to recognize their mistake and decided to make Euron the most over-the-top man in Westeros.

Euron is like a walking internet troll, trying to provoke people with every comment out of his mouth. He is also a hilariously immature man, resorting to vulgar adolescent insults most of the time. He’s a guy you love to hate but when he starts pestering people it’s hard not to enjoy.

6 Arya Stark

Given some of the things she’s done recently on the show, it’s easy to forget that Arya Stark started out as a small, precocious young girl. She always had a hard edge to her and that helped provide some of her funniest moments as this little girl with major attitude.

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Arya was never afraid to get in the face of anyone and push them around. Her interactions with The Hound were especially funny as they both seemed to have the same low tolerance for stupidity. Now that she’s a cold-blooded killer, we sadly don’t see much of funny Arya anymore.

5 Tormund Giantsbane

It’s hard not to laugh just looking at Tormund Giantsbane. With his wild red hair, great big bushy beard, and the eyes of a mad man, he is instantly funny. Of course, once he opens his mouth you realize just how crazy he is.

Living Beyond the Wall must do things to your brain because Tormud is a totally unhinged man. It’s great fun seeing every new person who interacts with him react to his insanity. But the real laughs come from Tormund’s obsession with Brienne of Tarth. Seeing him make eyes at her are among the show’s biggest laughs.

4 Olenna Tyrell

Olenna Tyrell seems like one of those people who, after living a long life, now goes through life without any filter whatsoever. Then again, it’s easy to imagine that she has always been so blunt. She is obviously a highly intelligent person and has immense fun toying with people dumber than her — which is mostly everybody.

Olenna has perhaps the sharpest tongue in Westeros, always ready with a biting and hilarious comeback. She had verbal sparring sessions with the likes of Tyrion, Cersei, and Varys and came out unscathed. It’s always a treat to watch one of her vicious take-downs.

3 Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane

Despite being one of the most deadly people in Westeros, Sandor “The Hound” Clegane is a really funny guy. While he started the series as a more tragic and dark character, the show has really leaned into his comedic side to the point that he is pretty much just a walking one-liner machine. That might make him less interesting, but he does provide a lot of laughs.

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Where The Hound’s humor comes from is his total contempt for the world around him. He has no patience for anyone else and will not hesitate to throw out insults at any moment. He is unimpressed with everyone around with and his grumpy nature is the source of endless hilarious quotes.

2 Bronn

It seems one of the key characteristics for being funny on Game of Thrones is not caring at all. Bronn certainly fits into that category and his lack of filter is also entertaining. He has no problem being the bad guy and that leads him to say whatever happens to be on his mind.

He is blunt and says what others are thinking, even if there is a good reason why they aren’t saying it. Bronn is also one of those characters that can be funny interacting with various different characters. He started out as Tyrion’s funny best friend before partnering with Jaime without missing a beat.

1 Tyrion Lannister

There is a very good chance that Game of Thrones would never have been the success it is today if not for the comedy of Tyrion Lannister. Along with being a well-rounded and fascinating character, he was also the show’s much-needed comic relief in the first seasons.

What makes Tyrion such a funny character is how versatile his humor is. He has the same highly intelligent humor as Olenna. He knows when to break out the perfect insult to those who need insulting. He can be self-deprecating with his humor. He can be self-aggrandizing with his humor. And he is also a hilarious drunk. No character has given us as many hilarious quotes as Tyrion Lannister.

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2019-04-14 09:04:23

Colin McCormick

Red Ross: The Funniest Ross Episodes Of Friends

Ross Geller is perhaps the most underrated friend. He never seems to get enough credit for all of the hilarious memories he’s given us over the years. As the show went on and Ross was put through two more failed marriages among other things, he kept getting crazier and funnier.

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Before we reveal the ten funniest Ross episodes, we have a few honorable mentions: “The One with Joey’s New Brain” in which Ross plays bagpipes, “The One with the Stripper” in which Ross is caught between a rock and a hard place with his new girlfriend Mona and Rachel’s dad who thinks Ross knocked her up and refused to marry her, “The One with Phoebe’s Birthday Dinner” where he makes up a Chandler-level sarcastic story, “The One with the Jellyfish” where he yells out “we were on a break,” and the one where he finds out about Chandler and Monica. Now, the big ten.

10 THE ONE WHERE RACHEL TELLS…

Ross freaking out about stuff is always funny. In “The One Where Rachel Tells…” Ross finds out that his one-night stand with Rachel has resulted in pregnancy. When he’s hit with this information, you can almost see the wheels turning in Ross’s head as his mouth falls open and he stares at Rachel in a stupor. As he slowly comes to his senses he starts talking about condoms and he’s faced with yet another surprising discovery, that condoms only work 97% of the time.

Indignant, and seemingly having forgotten what the conversation is supposed to be about, he starts talking about how they should put that warning on the box and in huge block letters. He then proceeds to call the condom company to complain about their product, at which point Rachel decides to leave. Everything about Ross’s reaction is absolutely priceless – from the hilarious faces he makes as he tries to process the information, to the way he yells out “well they should put that on the box.”

9 THE ONE WITH ROSS’S TEETH

In this hilarious episode, our poor dinosaur boy gets his teeth whitened for his big date with Monica’s co-worker. However, because this is Ross we’re talking about, he messes up by leaving the gel on too long, which results in disturbingly white teeth. He tries everything to make his teeth less noticeable and frightening, but nothing works.

So, during the date, Ross tries to hide his teeth by keeping his mouth shut most of the time, and putting his hand, a slice of bread, and a wine glass over his mouth while talking. And he would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for that damn black light. Because when his date turned down the lights, Ross’s white teeth lit up like a Christmas tree, and it’s an image we’ll never be able to get out of our heads.

8 THE ONE WITH THE HOLIDAY ARMADILLO

In this season seven episode, Ross gets Ben for the holidays and decides to teach him all about Hanukkah. But when Ben shows little interest in the Santa-less holiday, Ross is forced to go on a hunt for a Santa outfit two days before Christmas. Of course, he doesn’t find one and thus makes up a new holiday tradition: the Holiday Armadillo – which should totally be a thing, by the way.

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And because Armadillos also wandered in the desert, Ross tells Ben that aside from being Santa’s representative for the Southern states and Mexico, he’s also part Jewish. Ben agrees to listen to Holiday Armadillo talk about Hanukkah and from there on the whole ordeal gets even more ridiculous. The Armadillo gets interrupted by both Santa (Chandler) and Superman (Joey), resulting in a very modern take on Hanukkah, with Superman flying all the Jews out of Egypt – something the Armadillo wasn’t so thrilled about.

7 THE ONE WHERE JOEY LOSES HIS INSURANCE

In the one that should have been called The One with Ross’s Fake Accent, Monica and Rachel go NYU to meet with Ross, who had recently started teaching there, and they make a startling discovery. Turns out, Ross has been speaking in a fake British accent in order to get his student’s attention. Unfortunately, Ross didn’t pick up anything from his ex-wife Emily because his British accent is pretty terrible in the most hilarious way.

But it gets even worse when he starts phasing out the accent at which point he begins to sound like a broken computer. And just when he finally clears the air with his students, an angry Rachel appears upset that he lied about getting the annulment, prompting Ross to revert to his fake-accent persona with a jolly “why ‘ello Rachel.”

6 THE ONE WITH THE COP

In the deceptively titled “The One with the Cop,” Ross and Rachel go to a furniture store so that Ross can get a couch for his new apartment. Being the cheapskate that he is, he convinces Rachel to carry the couch to his apartment. In the episode’s funniest scene, Ross, Rachel, and Chandler attempt to get the couch up the narrow stairway in Ross’s building.

When they get to the corner, Ross starts ridiculously yelling out “pivot” sending us into a fit of laughter and prompting Chandler to respond with “shut up.” The infamous “pivot scene” is widely regarded as one of the funniest Friends scenes ever, and it’s all thanks to Ross being absolutely batshit crazy. The end tag shows Ross returning the couch, that has now been cut in half and asking for an exchange. He gets four dollars store credit instead.

5 THE ONE WITH ROSS’S TAN

In this season ten episode, Ross decides to get a spray-on tan, seeing how good it looks on Monica. Shenanigans ensue and after a series of hilarious mishaps he ends up getting sprayed four times on his front, prompting him to yell out in horror “I’m an eight.” The next day, he goes to Monica and Chandler’s apartment to get ridiculed by Chandler, learn how to count to five, and get a cute nickname, Miss Hawaiian Tropic.

But, this is Ross we’re talking about and, of course, it gets much, much worse. To even out the ebony and ivory situation, he goes to a different tanning place. Unfortunately, he interrupts poor Glenda when she attempts to give him instructions, and as a result, gets sprayed on his front again. Each and every Ross scene in this episode is brilliantly acted, achingly funny, and unforgettable. By the end of the episode, Ross has successfully camouflaged himself on a brown leather couch.

4 THE ONE WITH ALL THE RESOLUTIONS

Hoo boy, here we go. In season five episode “The One with All the Resolutions,” Ross decides to make a New Years’ resolution to do something new every day. So, the very next day, he ends up buying a pair of tight, good-smelling leather pants, which get him into a sticky situation at his date’s apartment.

Burning up in his constricting and hot leather pants, Ross goes to the bathroom to freshen up, however, when he attempts to get the pants back on they won’t budge. Desperate, he even takes Joey’s advice, putting first powder and then lotion on his legs to no avail. Seeing as there’s nothing else to do, Ross walks out of the bathroom with his legs covered in white paste and his hot leather pants in his hands. While we do feel sorry for him throughout the whole ordeal, it’s impossible not to laugh at David Schwimmer’s high-pitched voice, side-splitting facial expressions, and impeccable delivery.

3 THE ONE WITH UNAGI

“The One with Unagi” is one of Friends’ funniest episodes, and largely thanks to Ross. This is the post-Emily-divorce, post-sandwich-incident, post-Rachel-divorce Ross, meaning he’s at his peak crazy. So, when Rachel and Phoebe go to a self-defense class, Ross teaches them about the importance of unagi, supposedly the Japanese concept of total awareness, not to be confused with the freshwater eel. To prove they’re not ready to defend themselves against surprise attacks, he successfully scares them in the hallway. They get him back by sneaking into his apartment and cause him to scream like a little girl.

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To exert his revenge, Ross then sneaks into their apartment but ends up pinned to the ground. Frustrated, Ross goes to ask a self-defense instructor for advice on attacking two women, which goes as well as you can imagine. All of these scenes are absolutely hilarious and some of Schwimmer’s best work on Friends, proving that Ross is funniest when he’s completely bonkers.

2 THE ONE WITH ROSS’S SANDWICH

When Ross walked into Central Perk and greeted everyone with his depressing “hi” we knew something was wrong, but not in a million years would we have guessed that Ross was upset about a sandwich. In this side-splitting episode, Ross gets worked up when someone at work eats his sandwich – or as he put it, the only good thing going on in his life. Ross then starts leaving aggressive notes on his lunch, earning the nickname Mental.

One thing leads to another and Ross ends up yelling at his boss who, as it turns out, ate his sandwich. He gets sent to a psychiatrist, who gives him a pill and puts him on sabbatical. Sedated and blissfully eating cotton candy, he tells Chandler and Monica all about his rage in one of the funniest scenes you’ll ever see. The sandwich incident is Ross’s tipping point. In a way, this episode gave us all the wonderful crazy Ross moments that came later.

1 THE ONE WHERE ROSS IS FINE

“The One Where Ross is Fine” is without a doubt the ultimate Ross episode. It all starts when Ross walks in on Joey and Rachel kissing. Naturally, this upsets him, to say the least, but he decides to play it cool. Delivering the unforgettable line “I’m fine” in his squeakiest voice, he reassures Joey and Rachel that there’s nothing to worry about and invites them to have fajitas with him and Charlie at his apartment.

At the dinner date, Ross is still insisting he’s fine though it’s obvious he’s gone off the deep end. The entire ordeal is hysterical and has us in tears every time we re-watch it. From the fajitas and the margaritas, to the L-O-V-E toast, to the flan for three, Schwimmer brings his A-game and virtually single-handedly pulls off one of the top five funniest episodes of Friends.

NEXT: Friends: All Of Monica’s Relationships, Ranked


2019-04-06 03:04:50

Irina Curovic

Beverly Hills Cop: 10 Funniest Axel Foley Quotes

Out of all the iconic characters Eddie Murphy has played, Axel Foley from Beverly Hills Cop is arguably the most hilarious and universally treasured. For years, Murphy has been saying he’ll return to the role and make a fourth movie in the franchise, bringing him back to Detroit where it all began. Until then, we have three hysterical and endlessly quotable movies to rewatch again and again. While the third movie isn’t the best, Axel is still Axel and Murphy still goes all in with the funny, so even that has its merits. Here are the 10 Funniest Axel Foley Quotes.

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10 You don’t have to be embarrassed…

Billy, you know, you don’t have to be embarrassed if your d**k gets hard.

Beverly Hills Cop is a different kind of buddy cop movie in that it doesn’t just pair up two cops – it pairs up two cops who are already paired up with a third cop. In one scene, Axel takes the other two guys to a strip club and he tells Judge Reinhold’s Billy character, “Billy, you know, you don’t have to be embarrassed if your d**k gets hard. Your d**k is supposed to get hard. See? That’s the whole object of this. Taggart’s d**k is hard, but he won’t let you know, ‘cause he’s the boss. Boss’ d**k got to stay limp, right? See, I ain’t on duty, so my d**k can be hard.”

9 A heh-heh-heh-heh

Eddie Murphy is one of a few comedians who have a famous laugh, like Seth Rogen and Jimmy Carr, and that laugh is repeated in all three Beverly Hills Cop movies. To Axel, everything is a big joke. He is able to get serious when the situation demands it, but when he’s talking his way out of trouble or he’s talking to one of his friends, he’s constantly joking around. That means there are plenty of opportunities in the movies for Axel to laugh, which is why he’s the character that made Eddie Murphy’s distinctive “A heh-heh-heh-heh!” laugh so well-known.

8 I don’t wanna step on your tongues, excuse me

Beverly Hills Cop II may not be as great or as funny or as ground-breaking as the original, but as sequels to action comedies go, it’s pretty darn good. It does have some inspired comic moments, courtesy of Eddie Murphy’s usual improvisation.

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In one scene, he finds himself at the Playboy Mansion’s pool and yells at his crotch: “Wake up! This is what we’ve always talked about! Look alive! You may never see it again!” And then he takes a huge step past Billy and Taggart, who are also there, and says, “I don’t wanna step on your tongues, excuse me.”

7 Okay, everybody’s ready here, okay.

Okay, everybody’s ready here, okay. Nobody needs to take a nervous p**s or nothing, right?

What separates Axel Foley from the other cops in action movies is that he points out all the things that would exist in real life that typically don’t get a mention in Hollywood cinema. One example of this is this line from the third movie, in which Axel asks if anyone on his tactical team needs to “take a nervous p**s.” He says, “Okay, everybody’s ready here, okay. Nobody needs to take a nervous p**s or nothing, right? We got this? Okay? Let’s mount up.” It stands to reason that a team of police officers embarking on a raid might need to go to the bathroom due to nerves.

6 How the f**k can you steal a house?

How the f**k can you steal a house? This is…my uncle’s house!

When Axel’s checking out a house that’s undergoing some renovation, Taggart stops by to investigate. As usual, Axel tries to slip out of the situation with some quick thinking: “Oh, you mean the construction that’s going on. Yes, I’m very embarrassed about that. What I’m trying to do, though, is just confine myself to the other five bedrooms. I’m used to compromising my lifestyle.” Taggart, not buying any of it (because he knows Axel and what he’s like), says, “Bulls**t! You’ve stolen this house!” So, then Axel says, “How the f**k can you steal a house? This is…my uncle’s house!”

5 Who do you think you are, Clint Eastwood?

Yo, man, we gotta talk, seriously. Who do you think you are, Clint Eastwood? Dirty Rosewood?

While Axel develops a relationship with both Judge Reinhold’s character Billy Rosewood and John Ashton’s character John Taggart in the Beverly Hills Cop movies, he develops a closer friendship – and a funnier dynamic – with Rosewood. This is because Rosewood is the polar opposite of Axel, and yet he wants to be just like him. Axel finds that sweet. When he sees Rosewood with a huge handgun in the second movie, Axel asks him, “Yo, man! What’s that for?” He explains, “After the shootout at the club, I figured I needed more firepower.” And then Axel quips, “Yo, man, we gotta talk, seriously. Who do you think you are, Clint Eastwood? Dirty Rosewood?”

4 This is the cleanest and nicest police car…

This is the cleanest and nicest police car I’ve ever been in in my life.

The whole joke lying under Beverly Hills Cop is that this streetwise guy from Detroit finds himself mingling among the 1% in upper-class Beverly Hills. The comedy comes from the clash of cultures and social classes. It’s like an action movie version of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. An example of this is when Axel is being held in the back of a police car, looking around at how pleasant and cleanly it is, and tells the officers, “This is the cleanest and nicest police car I’ve ever been in in my life. This thing’s nicer than my apartment.”

3 Michael Jackson can sit on top of the world…

Michael Jackson can sit on top of the world, just as long as he doesn’t sit in the Beverly Palm Hotel, ‘cause there’s no n****rs allowed in there!

Axel Foley can talk his way into getting whatever he wants. If he wants a free room in a fancy hotel like the Beverly Palm Hotel, all he has to do is go up to the front desk and say they made a mistake with the reservation. When they contest this, he launches into a tirade about racism and makes a scene, after which they give him a room.

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He claims to be a reporter from Rolling Stone magazine who’s in town to interview Michael Jackson and says, “I was gonna call the article ‘Michael Jackson is sitting on top of the world,’ but now I think I might as well just call it ‘Michael Jackson can sit on top of the world, just as long as he doesn’t sit in the Beverly Palm Hotel, ‘cause there’s no n****rs allowed in there!”

2 I never been in no cell that had a phone in it.

I never been in no cell that had a phone in it. Can I stay for a while? ‘Cause I ordered some pizza.

The biggest culture shock to Axel when he gets to Beverly Hills is just how privileged everyone is. In fact, when he’s arrested for getting thrown out of a window and put in jail, he finds that even the prisoners get more luxuries than he gets as a free man in Detroit, because the prison cell has a phone in it that he’s free to use. When the officers inform him that he’s free to go, he tells them, “I never been in no cell that had a phone in it. Can I stay for a while? ‘Cause I ordered some pizza.”

1 What’s the f**king charge for getting pushed out of a moving car?

What’s the f**king charge for getting pushed out of a moving car, huh? Jaywalking?

While investigating his friend’s murder outside his jurisdiction, Axel enters an office and ends up getting thrown out of the window by security. Then a couple of police officers arrest him and he asks them what charges he’s being brought up on and they claim it’s “disturbing the peace.” Then, with perfect comic timing, he quips, “Disturbing the peace? I got thrown out of a window! What’s the f**king charge for getting pushed out of a moving car, huh? Jaywalking?” Axel always has the most brilliant line, which Eddie Murphy always delivers hilariously, and this is a prime example of that.

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Talladega Nights: The 10 Funniest Ricky Bobby Quotes

Talladega Nights is the underrated gem of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s many collaborations. The pair have gone on to Oscar glory and Razzie shame, but this remains one of their best films.

Though it may not be as popular as Anchorman or Step Brothers, Talladega Nights provides plenty of laughs. The story of an arrogant NASCAR driver who needs to learn some humility is packed with laugh-out-loud moments and hilarious one-liners.

While there are many funny performances, Ferrell’s Rick Bobby is obviously the star of the show. He has some of the funniest lines that people still quote today. Revisit some of the hilarious moments with Ricky Bobby’s funniest quotes.

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10 Inspiring Words

“Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said…”I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.””

Something that the Adam McKay-Will Ferrell collaborations excel at is totally random humor. This quote is a prime example of how they can make us laugh by saying something completely unexpected and unrelated to anything.

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While intellectual Frenchman Jean Girard quotes William Blake, the less intellectual Ricky Bobby is forced to break out a more obscure quote. Although it is possible Colonel Sanders did say this at some point in his life.

9 Dangerous Advertising

“This sticker is dangerous and inconvenient, but I do love Fig Newtons.”

It could be a fair accusation to say that Ricky Bobby is a sell-out. As a famous NASCAR racer, he will promote absolutely anything on his car. He even goes so far as to sell ad space the windshield of his car, making driving a bit difficult.

Though it is a reckless and stupid action made entirely out of greed, it’s also nice to see a celebrity who really cares about the product they’re selling.

8 There Can Only Be One

“It won the Academy Award… Best movie ever made.”

The rivalry between Ricky Bobby and Jean Girard unfolds as many classic sports rivalries do. With two massively successful athletes competing with each other, only one can be declared the victor. It also reminds Ricky Bobby of a film he apparently has a lot of love for, Highlander.

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Ricky doesn’t seem like much of a cinephile, but it is good that he has at least seen this classic. And for anyone wondering, Highlander did not win any Academy Awards.

7 A Modest Man

“Here’s the deal I’m the best there is. Plain and simple. I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence.”

Will Ferrell excels at playing obnoxiously arrogant men. Though Ricky Bobby may have started out as a somewhat timid pit crew member, his quick rise in the sport helps him develop a pretty big opinion of himself.

This declaration of his greatness is a perfect display of why Ricky needed a little humbling. Again, it doesn’t really mean anything, but he sure says it with a lot of confidence.

6 Going Too Far

“I hope that both of you have sons… Handsome, beautiful, articulate sons, who are talented and star athletes and they have their legs taken away. I mean I pray you know that pain and that hurt.”

Once Ricky Bobby’s downfall does come, it comes hard. After a terrible accident on the race track, Ricky convinces himself that he is paralyzed. His friends visit him to try to show him this is all in his head, but Ricky attacks them in a hilariously over-the-top manner.

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The misguided anger sells the moment but is made even funnier by Michael Clarke Duncan’s even angrier reaction.

5 The End Of Shake N’ Bake

“From now on, you’re the Magic Man and I’m El Diablo.”

Talladega Nights will forever be remembered for Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr’s iconic catchphrase, “Shake’n’Bake”. The phrase helped to solidify the friendship and bond between these two dim-witted racers. However, when the friendship dissolved, Ricky put an end to Shake’n’Bake and came up with this replacement.

It might not be as catchy and makes even less sense than the original version, but Cal seems to like it, especially since Ricky insists “El Diablo is Spanish for “fighting chicken”.

4 Saying Grace

“Dear 8 pounds 6 ounces… newborn infant Jesus, don’t even know a word yet.”

One of the funniest scenes in the movie is Ricky’s long and utterly ridiculous blessing at the dinner table. Ricky decides he can say grace to whichever version of Jesus he likes best and for him, that’s Christmas season’s baby Jesus.

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The prayer goes on to hilarious lengths as Ricky describes this infant version of Jesus he sees in his head. The scene only gets funnier when Ricky also insists Jesus had blonde hair and blue eyes.

3 Looking For Help

“Help me Jesus! Help me Jewish God! Help me Allah! AAAAAHHH! Help me Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise, use your witchcraft on me to get the fire off me!”

Despite his crash being pretty horrific, Ricky escaped with little injury to his body. However, his mind is a different matter. Ricky emerges from the wreck thinking he’s on fire and proceeds to run around the race track in his underwear screaming to any god he can think of to save him. And the movie can’t help but get a little Tom Cruise jab in there. We doubt he saw the humor in it though.

2 Passionate Spokesman

“Hi, I’m Ricky Bobby. If you don’t chew Big Red, then *bleep* you.”

Another highlight of the movie comes with the many ads Ricky churns out and how they get increasingly more ridiculous as it goes on. By far the best and most outrageous ad comes from Ricky’s blunt selling of Big Red chewing gum.

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As crazy as the previous ads were, this one still takes you by surprise. Ferrell’s deadpan delivery sells it even more. It’s a wonder why more companies don’t take this sort of approach in their marketing.

1 Interview Etiquette

“I’m not sure what to do with my hands.”

Ferrell and McKay love making their characters look stupid. Though he may be a good driver, Ricky is a screw-up with basically everything else. His funniest blunder comes when he does his first on-camera interview as a racer.

It’s such a funny moment, not only because of the ridiculousness, but also how it’s relatable. Anyone who has had the spotlight on them and becomes a bit self-conscious can relate to Ricky’s awkward moment.

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