The 10 Funniest Comedy Movie Scenes From The 90s To Watch For Laughs

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The 1990s gave us so many laugh movies, with some actors (e.g. Mike Myers and Ben Stiller) making a splash in the comedy world. Meanwhile, proven comedians (like Bill Murray and Robin Williams) were still churning out instant classics.

It was also a decade filled with new comedy directors: the Farrelly brothers made a slew of fan favorites; Wes Anderson emerged onto the scene with his new brand of offbeat humor; the Coen brothers continued to explore various themes through their very particular lens of dark comedy.

With all of these legendary actors and directors, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to say that the 1990s were the best decade for comedy movies. Here are our picks for the funniest scenes from those years.

10. “Have you seen that boy?” (Wayne’s World)

“Have you seen this boy?

Take a look at Mike Myers at his best self-referential and impersonator. Wayne’s World (1992) was a goofy movie born out of an SNL skit.

Arrested, Wayne nervously waits for a police officer to approach his car in what becomes an open reference to Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Wayne looks straight into the camera and shouts, half mirroring our own laughter in the audience.

Part of the humor here is that you expect it to be relevant to the plot, but it ends up being just another gag.

9. “My biological clock is ticking like this!” (My cousin Vinny)

“My biological clock is ticking like that! »

My cousin Viny (1992) is the definition of iconic. In this hilarious scene, Marisa Tomei (in an Oscar-winning performance) confronts Joe Pesci in another argument.

Panicked over the progress of the case for her boyfriend, Lisa gives Vinny a piece of her mind. However, the comedy in this scene comes from his response: at first he’s almost entirely uninterested, but as he reminisces about all the problems he’s been dealing with, it turns into a classic Joe Pesci rant.

“I’ve got a judge just waiting to throw me in jail. Some idiot who wants to beat me for $200. Pigs slaughtered! Giant whistles! I haven’t slept in five days! I haven’t money! A dress code problem!” And so on.

Joe Pesci’s delivery and his chemistry with Marisa Tomei make for one of the funniest scenes of the 1990s.

8. “That would be great…” (Office space)

“That would be great…”

office space (1999) is one of the most classic comedies of the 90s, and for good reason: it was tied to cabin workers across the country who all felt their own jobs were meaningless and mundane. .

The film’s comedy perfectly captures this feeling. Peter, who is already demoralized from doing his job, has to hear about the same TPS report from two different supervisors, all in about two minutes.

The portrayal of unnecessary micromanagement by middle managers is spot on, with Gary Cole’s expert delivery being the icing on the cake. “Yeah… If you could just make sure you do that from now on, that would be great.”

7. “I want to talk about…” (American Pie)

“I want to talk about…”

American pie (1999) is one of the quintessential teen comedies. It’s got everything you’d want in a crass coming-of-age story: parties, edgy sexual conquests, a bit of crass humor, and a very peculiar scene involving apple pie…

After being caught in the most humiliating position of his life, Jim crosses paths with his father, Noah, admiring the family portrait hanging in the hall. “Boy, that was a fun day, wasn’t it?”

Jim accepts, happy that any potential embarrassment is ruled out. But Noah continues, “Jim, I want to talk about masturbation.” Jim is now forced into the worst conversation of his life.

This scene is especially funny because almost all of us have had a moment like this with our parents, but maybe not as humbling as this. This scene is essential viewing for anyone who has ever had to have this talk.

6. “Me…Me…Me” (Groundhog Day)

“Me me me”

Bill Murray has made quite a career for himself being a sarcastic know-it-all. However, he was at his sardonic best in groundhog day (1993).

As the character of Phil Connors, he tries desperately not to walk away from the woman he begins to fall in love with. But unfortunately, he is still a misanthrope. As he tries to engage her in a pleasant discussion about dating, he can’t help but joke around.

What makes this scene so funny is that watching Murray in action like this is like watching a boxer with precise counter punches: every response is dripping with sarcasm. He just can’t help it!

5″C’est la Vie” (Rushmore)

“That’s life”

Rushmore (1998) is one of Wes Anderson’s best films, as well as one of his most misunderstood. Max, a student at a prestigious school called Rushmore Academy, falls in love with his teacher. He attempts to seduce her by several means, but ultimately employs the gentleman’s approach.

It’s the formality of the whole interaction that makes it so funny. Max approached the meeting as if it were a job interview, and his flirtation lacks all the playfulness that is supposed to make it fun.

After suffering a setback, Max feigns indifference: “I understand. You are not attracted to me. That’s life.Mrs. Cross doesn’t know how to deal with him, so just state the obvious: ‘Max, you’re fifteen.’

Although there are many funny lines, it’s Max using the mid-seductive pencil sharpener that is the highlight of this scene.

4. “Go back to your cell!” (Mrs. Doubtfire)

“Go back to your cell!”

Robin Williams had long been known for his impersonations and funny vocals. The character of Mrs. Doubtfire was therefore perfectly designed for him. This gave her the opportunity to fully showcase her side-splitting pieces.

The best example of this? When he calls his ex-wife Miranda and puts on his craziest voice among the craziest, with the funniest of all like a man who simply shouts at Miranda, followed by the request: “Go back to your cell! Don’t do me , take the pipe!”

Although the entire scene is golden, Sally Field’s horrified expression is something to behold, as is Daniel’s smug expression.

3. “Who does No. Two work for?!” (Austin Powers: The International Mystery Man)

“Who does No. Two work for?!”

Yeah. It’s juvenile, crude and downright silly, but it doesn’t stop being funny. In this scene, when Austin Powers goes to the bathroom, he is the victim of an assassination attempt…and what ensues is a grotesque misunderstanding.

The scene is shattering because the scenario is totally grotesque: two people in the toilet, one wearing a cowboy hat, the other being strangled to death by a terrorist with a lucky charm bracelet. But it’s the punchline that cements this scene as an all-time great scene: “What did you eat?!”

2. “That’s what’s happening, Larry!” (The Great Lebowski)

“That’s what’s happening, Larry!”

The great Lebowski (1998) was so good that it actually started a religion. Whether you embrace Dudeism or not, the comedy is simply phenomenal.

While the whole movie is brimming with wit and still dropping gems of subtle humor throughout, our pick for the most notable scene goes to the one where Walter and The Dude believe they’ve found the person stealing them.

John Goodman deserves an Oscar for this scene alone. “Is it your duty, Larry?” Listen, Larry! Have you ever heard of Vietnam? You are entering a world of pain, my son!

He does his best to intimidate the stoic teenager, while watching his mother to make sure he isn’t kicked out of the house.

“See what’s going on, Larry? This That’s what’s happening, Larry!” It just keeps getting funny, and the drop is both unexpected and doubly hilarious.

1. “I don’t know. Boredom?” (There’s something about Mary)

” I do not know. Boredom?

Another comedy of errors makes our list, though this one is undeniably the smartest.

In There’s something about Mary, Ted thinks he’s being questioned by detectives for picking up a hitchhiker, which is a felony in his state. But he’s actually being interrogated because a corpse was found in his car.

Horrified, one of the cops asks, “Why did you do that?” Ted is nothing but nonchalant in his responses, which makes things even darker: “I don’t know. Boredom? The guy turned out to be a talker, he just didn’t want to talk. to hush up.”

What ensues is a hilarious misunderstanding. While the officers think Ted is a lunatic maniac who confesses to dozens of murders, he simply divulges all the times he helped someone hitchhike.

The result makes Ted Stroehmann sound more like Ted Bundy, and it’s all down to the expert-level writing in this ’90s comedy flick.

Andrea G. Henderson