Some Classic Funny Quotes From Movies

Wednesday, October 12 by Andrew Jett

Funny quotes from movies don't happen as often as you might think. There have been countless comedy movies throughout Hollywood’s history, but only a handful feature classic and memorable dialogue. The funny quotes from these films live on long after the credits roll.

“For a second there, I think you took on the shape of a unicorn.” – “Step Brothers” In this funny 2008 movie, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly play 40-year-old slackers living with their newlywed parents. At first they don’t get along, but then realize how much they have in common. Reilly’s character utters this quote after an awe-inspiring vocal performance by Ferrell.

“60 percent of the time, it works every time.” from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” As a member of a San Diego news-casting team in the 1970s Paul Rudd is hilarious in this 2004 movie. Rudd’s character thinks himself a ladies’ man, and keeps a collection of cologne in his office. This quote comes from his speech describing the power of his most prized scent.

“It‘s like a new pair of underwear. At first it‘s constrictive, but after a while it becomes a part of you.” – “Wayne‘s World” Dana Carvey is always a good source for funny quotes from movies. In this 1992 film, Carvey plays Garth, co-host of a small-time cable access show. When the show begins taping in a major studio, Garth sums up his feelings with this quote.

“Just a bit outside!” – “Major League” Already a legend in the sports world, Bob Uecker showed off his acting chops in this 1989 movie. Uecker portrayed the play-by-play announcer for a hapless baseball team on an unlikely playoff run. This fitting quote was his take on a pitch that missed the plate by several feet.

“This sticker is dangerous and inconvenient, but I do love Fig Newtons.” – “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” As arrogant NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby, Will Ferrell had plenty of funny quotes in this 2006 movie. Bobby let nothing stop him on his quest to win each race, and every spot on his car was open for advertising. This quote is Bobby’s opinion on his brand new windshield sticker.

“It’s a Liger. Half lion, half tiger.” – “Napoleon Dynamite” John Heder played the quirky title character in this 2004 movie, and the result was hilarious. In the film, Napoleon is an unpopular high school student out to help his friend get elected class president. His artistic skills are on display in this quote, as he describes one of his creations.

“What is this? A center for ants?” – “Zoolander” As the dimwitted male model Derek Zoolander, Ben Stiller has plenty of funny quotes in this 2001 movie. The plot follows Zoolander as he gets wrapped up in an assassination conspiracy while preparing for a show. He has larger aspirations, however, as evidenced by this reaction to a small-scale model of his learning center.

“You wanna fight? Stick your head up my butt and fight for air!” – “Joe Dirt” White-trash hero Joe Dirt can’t catch break in this funny 2001 movie. As Dirt, David Spade embarks on a cross-country journey to find his long-lost parents. This quote comes from one of the many scuffles he gets into along the way.

“If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer.” – “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” As obvious as it is funny, this quote from the 1994 movie is pure gold. In the title role, Jim Carrey plays a private detective on the case of a missing dolphin. There are lines like this throughout the film, proving Carrey’s comedic prowess.

“I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” – “Airplane!” The most iconic member of all funny quotes from movies, this line from the classic 1980 disaster satire is as good as it gets. The quote comes from the immortal Leslie Nielsen, playing a passenger on a doomed airplane.

-Andrew Jett

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