The top 10.....Best Spoofs ever


Aug 15, 2003


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Even though comedies have different categories, my favorite type of comedy has to be the spoof, I have compiled a list of my 10 favorite spoofs along with some quotes, enjoy.

10. Scary Movie (2000) - The one that started the barrage of sequels that spoof the popular teen horror series Scream, The Wayans Brothers with the help of their spoofing compatriots deliver a funny comedy that is a bit over the top at times but gives us giggles and belly laughs and memorable characters such as Deputy Doofy and reporter Gail Hailstorm.

Favorite quote:

Gail Hailstorm: You're drooling a little.
Deputy Doofy: Sorry, sometimes I forget to swallow.
Gail Hailstorm: I never forget to swallow.

Favorite Scene:

The beginning montage where Carmen Electra is escaping the killer and shreds her clothes, the killer catches up to her, sticks his knife in her boob and pulls out her silicone implant...priceless!


9. Robin Hood- Men In Tights (1993) - One of Mel Brooks’ many spoofs, this one hits at the core of Kevin Costner horrendous performance in Prince of Thieves. Funny scenes throughout, good British sounding performance by Cary Elwes as Robin, Richard Lewis as Prince John and Dave Chappelle as Ahchoo. A worthy spoof to this list.

Favorite quote:

Prince John: Such an unusual name, "Latrine." How did your family come by it?
Latrine: We changed it in the 9th century.
Prince John: You mean you changed it TO "Latrine"?
Latrine: Yeah. Used to be "S$%thouse."
Prince John: It's a good change. That's a good change!

Favorite Scene:

Robin and Little John fight one another with big sticks and each hit snaps their sticks in half, they are eventually reduced to 4 inch sticks and resort to hand slapping.

8. Austin Powers (1997) - The one that spawned 2 successful sequels, these flicks hit at the heart of tacky 60’s psychedelic spy flicks and James Bond at the same time. Mike Myers is terrific as Austin and Dr. Evil, his arch nemesis. There is a lot, and I mean a lot of bathroom humor, including the infamous scene of penis innuendos, but Myers is charming and the movie is colorful and is is a definite good time to behold. It is shot in a psychedelic manner, spinning colors, extreme close ups, and the music is also fun and retro.

Favorite quote:

Vanessa Kensington: Mr. Powers, I would never have sex with you, ever! If you were the last man on earth and I was the last woman on earth, and the future of the human race depended on our having sex, simply for procreation, I still would not have sex with you.
Austin Powers: What's your point, Vanessa?

Favorite Scene:

The cleverly shot scene where Austin wakes up nude and his privates are hidden by household objects, his girl in the foreground is doing everyday things that make them look sexual in nature, very amusing.

7. Top Secret! (1984) - One of many Spoofs created by the masters, the Zucker Brothers along with Jim abrahams, this stars Val Kilmer in one of his better performances...in a comedy. This movie spoofs War Time spy flicks, primarily The Great Escape with Steve McQueen, and countless Elvis Presley movies. Many one liner jokes, very funny sequences, and memorable characters such as Latrine, Chocolate Mousse and Dejavu (“Have we met before”?).

Favorite Quote:

Nick Rivers: Listen to me Hillary. I'm not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground.
Hillary Flammond: I know. It all sounds like some bad movie.
[Long pause. Both look at camera.]

Favorite Scene:

The actual infiltration scene is one long gag, a fake cow made up of 2 people tries to assimilate into the herd so they could sneak in, but a real bull has a different idea. Throwing the German soldier over the edge and he breaks like a piece of porcelain on the ground, and the WWF style tag team battle between the good guys and the Germans.

6. Spaceballs (1987) - An underrated Mel Brooks spoof of the Star Wars Movies, great casting of Rick Moranis as Lord Dark Helmet and Bill Pullman as Lonestar. John Candy is hilarious as the Chewbaka type Mog (half man half dog, his own best friend) named Barfolemew and Joan Rivers as the annoying Jewish mother type Robot Dot Matrix. Much like in star Wars, Lonestar needs to rescue the princess Vespa from the evil Dark Helmet. Lot of gags, one liners and general hilarity.

Favorite quote:

Princess Vespa: I am Princess Vespa, daughter of Roland, King of the Druids.
Lonestar: Oh great. That's all we needed. A Druish princess.
Barf: Funny, she doesn't look Druish.

Favorite Scene:

Dark Helmet’s crew chasing the Lonestar gang at ludicrous speeds, then stopping on a dime, launching Dark helmet forward, hitting his head.


5. Blazing Saddles (1976) - Mel Brooks’ amusing Western spoof of a black man who is assigned to be a sherrif of a racist Western Town so that the town would fall apart, plan backfires and he actually puts the town on the map. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder and Harvey Corman. Funny, Mel Brooks style spoof with a lot of dirty jokes and sexual innuendos.

Favorite quote:

Hedley Lamarr: Repeat after me: I...
Men: I...
Hedley Lamarr: ...your name...
Men: ...your name...
Hedley Lamarr: [to himself] Shmucks.
[aloud]
Hedley Lamarr: ...do pledge allegiance...
Men: ...do pledge allegiance...
Hedley Lamarr: ...to Hedley Lamarr...
Men: ...to Hedy Lamarr...
Hedley Lamarr: That's *Hedley*!
Men: That's Hedley!

Favorite Scene:

Sherrif Bart’s speech in front of the town folk when they find out he was just elected sherriff, the horror and confusion is priceless.

4. Young Frankenstein (1974) - Yet another Mel Brooks classic, spoofing the Frankenstein movie, about a scientist who creates a living human monster and the shenanigans it causes. Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Madeleine Kahn and Teri Garr. Much like Blazing saddles in its humor, cleverly shot in black and white, very funny.

Favorite quote:

Igor: Dr. Frankenstein...
Dr. Friedrich von Frankenstein: "Fronkensteen."
Igor: You're putting me on.
Dr. Friedrich von Frankenstein: No, it's pronounced "Fronkensteen."
Igor: Do you also say "Froaderick"?
Dr. Friedrich von Frankenstein: No... "Frederick."
Igor: Well, why isn't it "Froaderick Fronkensteen"?
Dr. Friedrich von Frankenstein: It isn't; it's "Frederick Fronensteen."
Igor: I see.
Dr. Friedrich von Frankenstein: You must be Igor.
[He pronounces it ee-gor.]
Igor: No, it's pronounced "eye-gor."
Dr. Friedrich von Frankenstein: But they told me it was "ee-gor."
Igor: Well, they were wrong, weren't they?

Favorite scene:

Frankenstein and Elizabeth do the nasty for the first time, she looks at his member, we can only imagine what she saw from her shocked expression.

3. This is Spinal Tap (1984) - Rob Reiner’s ingenious documentary spoof of a rock band and their lives, starring Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean, who would later team up in such funny films as Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind. Funny dialogue with real rock and roll performances from the actors. Amusing tale which became a cult classic.

Favorite quote:

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and -
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: [Pause] These go to eleven.

Favorite scene:

The disastrous live performance where Harry Shearer’s character needs to get out of a pod on stage and for the length of a song he is trapped while the crew is trying to free him using any means available.

2. The Naked Gun(1988) - Leslie Nielsen’s funniest role as Lt. Frank Drebin from Police Squad and his antics on the job, co-starring the lovable O.J. Simpson, the movie is a laugh riot with great memorable quotes and lots of bathroom humor, used to be my favorite comedy before I started watching Airplane consistently.

Favorite quote:

Mrs. Nordberg: Oh, my poor Nordberg! He was such a good man, Frank. He never wanted to hurt anyone. Who would do such a thing?
Frank: It's hard to tell. A gang of thugs, a blackmailer, an angry husband, a gay lover...

Favorite Scene:

When Frank breaks into the home of an alleged rich criminal, all hell breaks loose and he sets the house on fire, he is forced to step out the window and sidestep a few nude sculptures, a lot of grabbing and yanking going on.

1. Airplane (1980) - Jim Abrahams and David Zuckerteam up for the most memorable spoof ever and my favorite spoof of all time, this is a laugh riot from beginning to end, plenty of one-liners and word games, great cast and great score, this one spoof the airplane disaster movies from the 1970s (Airport). Starring Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hayes, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Julie Hagerty, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges and Peter Graves.

Favorite quote:

There is none really, just a whole bunch of great ones equally, here are a few...

Ted Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
Elaine Dickinson: When will you be back?
Ted Striker: I can't tell you that. It's classified.

Captain Oveur:Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?

Roger Murdock: We have clearance Clarence.
Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What's our vector Victor?
Tower voice: Tower's radio clearance, over!
Captain Oveur: That's Clarence Oveur! Oveur.
Tower voice: Roger.
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: Roger, over.
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Captain Oveur: Huh?

Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?
Captain Oveur: I can't tell.
Rumack: You can tell me. I'm a doctor.
Captain Oveur: No. I mean I'm just not sure.
Rumack: Well, can't you take a guess?
Captain Oveur: Well, not for another two hours.
Rumack: You can't take a guess for another two hours?

Captain Oveur: You ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey: No sir, I've never been up in a plane before.
Captain Oveur: You ever seen a grown man naked?

Favorite Scene:

Elaine, the flight attendant is noticing the inflatable auto pilot is deflating, she needs to inflate him through a hose in his crotch, Dr Rumack walk in on this, seeing her perform the inflation, mistaking it for oral sex.


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