Wednesday, June 08, 2005

5 Funniest Fights

I was thinking today of some hilarious fights in the movies. Here's a short list of the 5 top ones in my book/collection of DVDs. I might need to correct this because it's a first draft.

5. "Charlie's Angels"

Crispin Glover vs. Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz

Ok, to be honest, there's no way this fight would be here if it wasn't Crispin Glover. You may remember him showing off his Karate moves on Letterman once upon a time, which makes this fight even funnier. Above is a picture of him letting out a high pitched scream as he attacks.

4. "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"

Jonathan Winters vs. Arnold Stang and Marvin Kaplan

If you haven't seen the 3 hour epic madcap comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World", you should, and you should take a few minutes to watch this scene twice. Jonathan Winters's character destroys a gas station with his bare hands in this fight. Seriously, the first time I saw it, I could not breathe from laughter.

3. "Happy Gilmore"

Bob Barker vs. Adam Sandler

Duh. And this is has one of the most classic one-liners in all of comedy history ("The price is wrong, bitch!")

2. "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Harrison Ford vs. That Sword Guy

I guess this should be called the funniest non fight. The story is that Harrison Ford was sick that day, so they decided to make it a comic moment rather than a big fight. The payoff is a surprising, hilarious moment (the first time you see it).

1. "They Live"

Roddy Piper vs. Keith David

"I'm not putting on those sunglasses"

This is clearly the most hilarious fight in film history. It's over 7 minutes long and involves the two men fighting in an alley over Keith David's character putting on some sunglasses that allows Roddy to see the aliens among us all. This film was made at the height of the WWF craze, so a lot of pro-wrestling moves work their way in there. Some say that they just kept going because Carpenter never told them to stop. Either way, they created, by far, the most classic fight in film history.

Let's see another pic:

1 comment:

b said...

As long as you are listing crappy fight scenes you might as well mention when Drew Barrymore promises to "moonwalk" after kicking everyone's ass. Most cringeworthy moment... evar.

I'm not sure exactly why the discussion is limited to your DVD collection (and through irrefutable logic, I have determined that you own They Live). Here are some other funny and "funny" fight scenes that you neglected:

1. Spaceballs

Dark Helmet: Before you die there is something you should know about us, Lone Star.
Lone Starr: What?
Dark Helmet: I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
Lone Starr: What's that make us?
Dark Helmet: Absolutely nothing! Which is what you are about to become.

2. The Princess Bride Westley fights Inigo Montoya.

3. Kickboxer Jean-Claude gets drunk in a bar with his teacher who makes sure the other patrons attack.

4. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. So Darth Maul just killed Qui-Gon and has kicked Obi-Wan's ass so he's hanging on for dear life. Apparently this bad-ass Sith doesn't realize that Jedi can leap 20 feet off their hands and doesn't even try to defend himself when Obi-Wan does just that. Umm... ok. Retrospectively this is even dumber because we all know now that Darth Maul having the high ground should have been more than enough and that even Yoda couldn't save himself from falling when he was hanging by his hand.