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: