10 Funny Scenes From Movies 2008

Saturday, February 5 by George Root

These 10 funny scenes from movies in 2008 did not always come from comedies. Some directors use comedy to break up the tension in a serious movie for a while. But you can rest assured that these funny scenes from movies in 2008 helped to make the movies memorable.  

  1. "Kung Fu Panda" (2008). The climatic final battle between Po the Kung Fu Panda and bad guy Tai Lung at the end of "Kung Fu Panda" (2008) was one of the funniest scenes from movies in 2008. It had a little bit of everything, but it was mostly fun to watch.
  2. "Get Smart" (2008). This movie brought the 1960's television series to the big screen, and also had one of the funniest scenes from movies 2008. When the swordfish poked through the windshield and came within an inch of going between Alan Arkin's eyes, the end result was hilarious.
  3. "Yes Man" (2008). Much of the comedy in "Yes Man" (2008) is pretty straight-forward. But one of the funniest scenes is when Jim Carrey picks up a homeless man and the homeless man proceeds to use Jim Carrey's cell phone for hours. It makes you wonder who a homeless guy would talk to for hours on a cell phone and how much that call cost.
  4. "Semi-Pro" (2008). The majority of "Semi-Pro" (2008) relies on Will Ferrell acting like a clueless idiot. But when his basketball team takes the court to do their dance routine dressed as animals then it makes the previous hour and a half worth it.
  5. "Leatherheads" (2008). As Jimmy Connelly (George Clooney) and Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski) square off to fight over reporter Lexie Littleton (Renee Zellweger), they first set some ground rules. Setting the ground rules takes longer than the fight itself and winds up being one of the 10 funny scenes from movies 2008.
  6. "The Rocker" (2008). "The Rocker" (2008) was not a great movie, but it did a good job at showing the generational gap between generation X and generation Y. When the older drummer does not realize he is being broadcast over the Internet playing the drums nude, the movie takes an interesting twist.
  7. "WALL-E" (2008). This wound up being one of the most popular animated movies of the year, and it was helped by several funny scenes. But the scene is when WALL-E first meets EVA and she nearly blasts his head off on several occasions.
  8. "Tropic Thunder" (2008). Ben Stiller plays an actor who is haunted by the one role that made him famous, but that he really hates. What makes it worse is when he is captured in the jungles of some foreign land, the soldiers recognize him for that character and make him act out his entire movie.
  9. "Meet Dave" (2008). "Meet Dave" (2008) is an extremely unfunny comedy about tiny aliens that travel in a space ship that looks like Eddie Murphy. The movie is pretty predictable, but the scene towards the end when Dave (Eddie Murphy) is trapped on a dock and has to reveal that he is a spaceship elicits some extremely funny responses from the crowd surrounding him.
  10. "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (2008). This is an action-packed movie that ends with the heroes blasting out of a volcano riding a dinosaur jawbone. The farmer who's house they land on is extremely upset until he is handed a handful of precious stones. His rapid change in demeanor is one of the funniest parts of the movie.
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