28 Hilarious TV/Movie Lines And Moments The Actors Actually Imagined

1.In gray man, Suzanne answering “I will be happy [punch] you in the dick” to Lloyd was improvised by Jessica Henwick.

“I’ve got some zingers in there,” Henwick said.

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The scene isn’t on YouTube yet, but you can watch the movie on Netflix. The moment arrives around 8:54 p.m.

2.In the last season of stranger thingsJoseph Quinn improvised Eddie’s line to Steve “don’t you ain’t a big boy”:

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This was confirmed by the stranger things writers!

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Watch the scene here (at 0:53):

3.And in season two, Murray dropping his eggs and looking at Jonathan to say “oops” actually happened in the moment – it wasn’t in the script, and actor Brett Gelman just agreed :

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If you watch the clip, you can actually see Natalia Dyer trying not to laugh.

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4.In The Adam Project, Ryan Reynolds came up with many funny lines from the movie when his character Adam meets his younger self. Like this one about his younger self having trouble understanding what “classified” means:

Ryan Reynolds saying,

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5.…and his wound “farts” when he coughs.

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6.Reynolds also suggested the scene and line where two little girls are playing Free City 2 in free guy and say of Guy, “He’s just an NPC – waste that mother -.” Director Shawn Levy shot it with his two daughters in their bedroom after the rest of the shoot was complete.

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Watch the scene here at 0:31:

seven.Taika Waititi also improvised a ton of his lines in the film, and many fell short. One of them was his line on “Albuquerque Boiled Turkey”.

Taika Waititi and Joe Keery

Screenwriter Matt Lieberman said, “There’s 80% of his lines that are in an editing room somewhere.”

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8.In Our flag means deaththe little toe touch between Blackbeard and Stede after they got caught was improvised by Taika.

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Rhys Darby, who plays Stede, said: “It was just Taika [Waititi] decide he should. Because we were looking at each other. Yeah, it was just a sweet little moment.”

Watch the scene here (around 1:30 a.m.):

9.John Cena improvised the Peacemaker rant about who Economos could have framed in place of his father in Peacemaker.

Peacemaker and Economos

Steve Agee, who plays John Economos, said the original script mentioned Ariana Grande and possibly one other person, but director James Gunn told Cena to start listing people. There are clips where Cena lists even more people, if you’re interested.

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ten.In Schitt’s CreekAnnie Murphy wrote the lyrics to “A Little Bit Alexis”:

Murphy was thrilled to have her own musical moment after Patrick’s “Simply the Best” and wrote the lyrics on a paper plate.

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11.And Catherine O’Hara offered to pronounce “baby” the way she did, which became a running gag on the show.

Moira saying:

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Watch the many times Moira mispronounces the word here:

12.In Distraught, Alicia Silverstone also offered to pronounce “Haitiens” this way. Well, sort of. She actually thought it was pronounced that way, and the director, Amy Heckerling, thought it was so funny that she refused to correct her.

Cher giving a speech

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13.In Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope, when Han Solo and Luke burst in to save Leia and Han poses as a stormtrooper, Harrison Ford improvises the awkward “how are you” moment:

Han Solo

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14.As Oliver and Charles follow Mabel in Only murders in the building, they start making jokes about STIs on Long Island. Oliver then launches into a song about it — this one improvised by Martin Short:

Oliver and Charles sing

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There’s no good YouTube clip, but the moment happens around 2:30 p.m. in Season 1, Episode 5, or you can watch a tiny bit of it here.

15.Many Faye one-liners in Euphoria were improvised by Chloe Cherry, including “you’re probably eating that ginger’s ass”:

Faye and Rue

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16.And when she asks Cal if he and Nate “fuck people together”:

Faye and Cal

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Watch the scene here at 3:14:

17.Andrew Garfield proposed the Spider-Man: No Coming Home moment that includes a fun reference to Spider-Man’s pointing meme:

All Spider-Men

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18.He also improvised the “I love you guys” he says to the other two Spider-Men:

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19.Zendaya throwing bread at Andrew’s Spider-Man in the film was also unscripted. At first, she picked up a candlestick, but she turned to the director and asked if she could use the bread on the table instead:

MJ throwing bread at Spider-Man

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20.In The right place, Michael’s devilish laugh when he found out afterwards that *this* big reveal wasn’t scripted – it was something Ten Danson tried three or four takes that showrunner Mike Schur liked and told him to keep:

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Listen to the laughter here:

21.In The unbearable weight of massive talent, Nicolas Cage improvised, shouting, “Nick f-iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing-ow-wow Cage!”

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“We are calling for action on this thing, and we are watching the scene unfold. I have no idea what will happen. He simply does. We call cut and take off the headphones, and Nic gets up, walks over to the monitors where we’re sitting, 20 feet away, and he looks at us and says, “I wanted this to be transcendent!” director Tom Gormican recounted.

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22.It was also Nicolas Cage’s suggestion to release both versions of himself. The script just featured Nicky kissing Nicolas on the cheek. He also came up with the line, “You tell them Nic Cage smooches good.”

Nicky and Nic Cage kiss

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23.In Loki, Tom Hiddleston improvised the moment when he throws down his drink and shouts “another!” :

Loki breaking a glass

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24.It was a reference that Hiddleston threw into the iconic Thor moment when Thor throws down his cup of coffee and asks for another one – which was also, by the way, improvised:

Thor saying, "Another!"  and throwing a cup

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25.Returning to a classic – Malfoy’s line “I didn’t know you could read” from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was improvised by Tom Felton:

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26.In don’t look up, Jonah Hill came up with the line in the post-credits scene where his character says, “I’m the last man on Earth…don’t forget to like and subscribe.”

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27.And Janie getting eaten by a Bronteroc was Meryl Streep’s idea. She improvised her character wanting to know how she was going to die, which led to a collaborative effort that ultimately resulted in the addition of a post-credits scene where her character was, in fact, eaten by a Bronteroc:

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28.And finally, in Black Panther, “Hey, Aunt” was an improvised line by Michael B. Jordan:

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Watch the scene here (the line is at 2:42):

Andrea G. Henderson