Best Cult Comedy Film Quotes

28 Sep

Last article in our series on Cult Classic Films.

By Littlebells

In researching Cult Comedy Film Classics, I found the list to be endless.  This genre is actually quite vast considering comedies can be classified as science fiction (Spaceballs), adventure (Princess Bride), or romance (Sixteen Candles).  Generally cult classics are low grossing films but there are quite a few comedies that did very well at the box office.  Office Space estimated production cost  was $10 million.  Unfortunately they barely broke even with $10 million and change.[1]  However, Home Alone’s estimated budget was $15 million and it grossed approximately $530 worldwide![2] 

As Open Book mentioned in our very first article of the series,

Some say a cult film can’t be a blockbuster hit while others claim it’s the uniqueness that earns the status… With a controversial plot, odd or quirky alarming characters that appeal to audiences only after a long period of time.”[3]

This makes it difficult to make a top ten or even top twenty of the top cult film comedy classics.  One fan may declare particular comedies a cult favorite whereas another fan may disagree and give their own list of comedies.  However, there is one thing that I think can be agreed on by all regarding comedies: Best Quotes.

Listed below are 10 of some of the best quotes from cult film comedies.  See how many quotes you can match up to it’s corresponding quote before your brain short circuits and you need help from man’s second best friend, Google.

  • 1. “Ray, if someone asks if you are a god, you say, “Yes!”
  • 2. “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.”
  • 3. ” He’ll keep calling, he’ll keep calling me until I come over.  He’ll make me feel guilty.  This is uh…This is ridiculous, ok I’ll go, I’ll go, I’ll go, I’ll go, I’ll go.  What.  I’LL GO.”
  • 4. “Put…ze candle…*back*!”
  • 5. “This is Farmer Fred. Ted.   Oh I’m sorry, Farmer Ted.  I’m not really a farmer, I’m a freshman.”
  • 6.  “What do you do for recreation?   Oh the usual.  I bowl.  Drive around.  The occasional acid flashbacks.”
  • 7.  “Biology and the prejudices of others conspired to keep us childless.”
  • 8. “Nope. No. Uh-uh. Never judged a pageant before in my life. Nope. No way. Never around young girls. Even if I was, why would I wanna be, y’know? I- I- I don’t get off on that kinda thing and that’s really why you’re askin’, right?… S- someone say somethin’?”
  • 9. I’m __________, Esquire!    And I’m ___________!    And we’re… WYLD STALLYNS!”
  • 10. “Good news, everybody, we’re extending arts and crafts time by four  hours today.  My fingers hurt.  What’s that?   My fingers hurt.  Oh, well, now your back’s gonna hurt, ‘cause you just pulled landscaping duty.  Anybody else’s fingers hurt?…I didn’t think so.”   

Did you get them all?  Please let us know some of your favorite Cult Classic Film Comedies and your favorite quotes!

Please join us for a discussion Thursday 9/29/2011@7pE/12UTC

Also see: Cult Classic Films from Comics Book Culture

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111 Responses to “Best Cult Comedy Film Quotes”

  1. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM #

    This is a fun article LB. This is a hilarious way to end the week.

    Thank U!

    P.S. I’m still trying to figure them out. Tick Tock! Until tonight’s discussion.

    • littlebells September 29, 2011 at 4:18 PM #

      OB,

      I’m glad you think so! I have so many more quotes and youtube clips for the discussion! Brownies to the winner! HAHAHA! 🙂

  2. Francesa September 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM #

    Not sure if I will be able to join the discussion tonight, but would like to add a couple of my own. What about the Christopher Guest movies, Spinal Tap, Best in Show and the list could go on. I to this day see that some of his movies are on and cannot help but watch.

    Side note…LB I have been having computer issues up until today. Just an FYI, I have not been ignoring you.

    • littlebells September 29, 2011 at 5:17 PM #

      Oh Francesa, a woman after my own heart!!! I absolutely adore Christopher Guest and all his movies! I love the celebrity cast he works with. Fred Willard and Cahterine O’Hara always play amazing characters. And then there’s Parker Posey, Michael McKean, Eugene Levy…it goes on and on!

      Best in Show was the first film I saw of his. Then I saw Waiting for Guffman. Corky is my all time favorite character! Guest is so committed to his characters and he makes each so real and unique.

      • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 5:55 PM #

        Excellent!! Ha! Ha! Ha!

    • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 6:14 PM #

      “Best in Show” here is one of my favorite quotes.

      Sherri Ann Cabot: “Leslie and I have an amazing relationship and it’s very physical, he still pushes all my buttons. People say ‘oh but he’s so much older than you’ and you know what, I’m the one having to push him away. We have so much in common, we both love soup and snow peas, we love the outdoors, and talking and not talking. We could not talk or talk forever and still find things to not talk about.”

      • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 6:36 PM #

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! When people tell me they haven’t seen it, I say, “How is that humanly possible!!!” Here’s some fun trivia for you:

        Guest shoots 10-minute scenes to let the improvisations unfold organically and ends up with about 60 hours of film, which is then edited down over a year and a half to 90 minutes. (According to IMDB)

  3. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM #

    O.k. LB -Here are 5 of the films the quotes belong to. How did I do? LOL!

    1. Ghost Busters
    2. Princess Bride
    3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO3qJGKs9gw
    5. Sixteen Candles

    • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM #

      Part 2-
      6. The Big Lebowski
      7. Raising Arizona
      8. Drop Dead Gorgeous

      I’m done!!

      • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM #

        Awesome!!! Now if you can guess the last two you win internet brownies! I actually rented Raising Arizona and was watching it last night. Holly Hunter was absolutely fantastic and Nicholas Cage…well that is my favorite character of his. The best line: “Well ok then.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

        This was the toughest topic to cover. I’m still thinking of films!

        • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM #

          No, I want to share the brownies. I’m leaving the last two for others to figure out. Ha! Ha! Ha!

          • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 6:39 PM #

            (Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I have enough for everyone!)

            • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:05 PM #

              I’m trying to watch my figure! LOL!!

  4. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 6:24 PM #

    O.k. my all time favorite cult film comedy is………”Wag the Dog”

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM #

      OMG! I have to see this! HAHAHA! I can’t stop laughing!

      • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:03 PM #

        U will not be dissapointed. U have to let me know what u think?

        My favorite character: Tracy Flick!

        • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:11 PM #

          Tracy Flick for the win!!! Oh my gosh, I’m seriously going to need to spend a weekend just watching movies.

          What is it about Tracy that you just find so great?

          • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:24 PM #

            She really is a great villian. She’s intelligent, hard working and ambitious. All the things u would expect to find in a protagonist.

            • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:25 PM #

              Great answer!

              • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:01 PM #

                I love this film!

  5. Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 6:49 PM #

    Two of my top favorites are Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Hughes captured teen rebellion in such a funny way that you support the rebellious teen!!! DDG is just such a terrific mockery of beauty pageants. I love, LOVE the Minnesotan accents. And Allison janney…bless you!!!! The writing for both films is fantastic! Thank you John Hughes and Lona Williams!


    Amy Adams film debut, btw.

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 6:52 PM #

      aaaand

      Most smartest!!!! You wouldn’t believe how many people I hear SPEAK like this!! HAHAHA!

      • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:10 PM #

        I had to watch twice!!

    • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:09 PM #

      Hilarious! Drop Dead Gorgeous….

      • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:13 PM #

        Have you watched the film before, OB? I love it so much I bought it.

        • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:17 PM #

          Yes! I don’t own it. But maybe I will buy it now.

          • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:04 PM #

            Wow, this was on the TV just the other night! I wasn’t sure if I should watch it but I did and loved it. I loved Brittany Murphy’s character.

  6. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:04 PM #

    Hi LB!

    I’m here let me catch up! This is so fun!!

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:10 PM #

      Hi OB!

      Me too! My poor youtube is going to be battered by the end of the discussion!

      • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM #

        Hi all! Got to catch up too. 🙂

  7. comic relief September 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM #

    Hi, all.

    ……catching up.

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:13 PM #

      Hi Ozzie and CR! I’ll idle for a bit so you can view all the clips. I have lots of questions for you plus I want you to share your favorite film clips and lines. 🙂

  8. Parisenne September 29, 2011 at 7:13 PM #

    Hi everyone!

    I love Drop Dead Gorgeous! and one of the quotes is from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:15 PM #

      Paris, what is it about DDG that you love?

      • Parisienne September 29, 2011 at 7:33 PM #

        I love when Denise is dancing with the cross but i love that entire movie!

        • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:36 PM #

          The entire movie is just one massic classic clip!

  9. Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:14 PM #

    You are correct, Paris! Can you fill in the missing blanks?

  10. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:15 PM #

    U really strated something LB- Another fav is Extract! This cost 8 mil and made 10 mil.

    LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:19 PM #

      If JK Simmons is in it, then I’m sold! He is fantastic and I loved him in Juno and Burn After Reading.

  11. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:16 PM #

    Hi Paris, Oz & CR!

    • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM #

      Hi OB.

    • Parisienne September 29, 2011 at 7:32 PM #

      Hi OB!

      • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 7:34 PM #

        Hi Paris.

        • Parisienne September 29, 2011 at 7:36 PM #

          Hi CR!

  12. Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:34 PM #

    I’m a Ryan Reynolds fan. Some of my favorite comedies are Just Friends, Van Wilder, and Waiting. Waiting is by far the grossest, but when it’s on TV, I can’t help but watch it.


    *snort* Oh my gosh!

    • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:05 PM #

      Missed his Van Wilder days, but as a comedian Ryan Reynolds is a loon. Thanks for the reminder.

  13. Parisienne September 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM #

    LB,

    For this article, you are the most smartest, my friend. 🙂

    • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM #

      and the most funnest!!

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM #

      My goal is to reach mostest smartest! HAHA! I just hope everyone reading will get some good laughs.

  14. comic relief September 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM #

    wish…I…. could….stop…..laughing.

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:47 PM #

      No!! Don’t wish that!!! It’s the best cure all ever! HAHAHA 🙂

  15. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:45 PM #

    This was put out last year and could be a cult comedy film! What do u think?

    She’s Out of My League! It cost 20 mil and made 48 mil.

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:57 PM #

      I heard about this one. Just another one to add to the list!

  16. Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:45 PM #

    Everyone:

    Why do you think comedies have the largest audience? What is it about the films in the article and the ones in our comments that have made them such staples? Is it the scenarios? The fact that they verge on real life?

    Hey no one has guessed #10 quote. I’ll give you a clue, it’s an Adam Sandler film.

    • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:57 PM #

      Great Q LB-

      I think a really good comedy has all of them. Great premise and they verge on real life. It helps if u take a serious situation and can find humour in it. I guess that’s why I like Dark Comedies alot.

      • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM #

        Me too and I think writers and directors create these movies because real life can be a real pain. Taking a serious situation and giving it humor helps us find that much needed escape to laugh at our own reality.

        • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM #

          So True!

        • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:16 PM #

          I definately agree with this!

  17. comic relief September 29, 2011 at 7:52 PM #

    # 10 is happy gilmore

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM #

      Internet Brownies for everyone!!!!

    • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM #

      I think #9 is Bill and Ted’s excellent Adventure.

      • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 7:58 PM #

        Yes! CR, I hope this article has made up for the comedy you have been missing. 🙂

        • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:01 PM #

          We’re getting there. But I don’t want stop the flow….

  18. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 7:53 PM #

    I like Edward Burn films. This film was released last year called “Nice Guy Johnny.”

    • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 7:58 PM #

      I think I keep watching Ed Burns movies because he has a funny and a demented side.

  19. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM #

    LB- Youv’e selected some great films in your article. Out of the 10 which one is your all time favorite and why?

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:06 PM #

      Oh, OB. Oh my goodness….let’s see. I think I am going to have to go with Ghostbusters, FBDO, Sixteen Candles, and The Princess Bride (simply based on nostalgia of the decade). And let the record state, that those were just randomly picked movies. The list is HUUUUGE!

      • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:08 PM #

        Oh that’s a short list. It may be time to print a catalogue

        • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:10 PM #

          LB,

          ….sarcasm, (only partially intended).

  20. ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:09 PM #

    What about Drop Dead Fred? I love this film so much!

    • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:14 PM #

      Ozzie,

      You really have a taste for crazy stuff.

      • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:18 PM #

        Yes! Yes, I do, lol! 🙂

    • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:16 PM #

      I never saw this film. Was it released in the UK? On Boxoffice mojo they said it only had a domestic release and earned 13 mil.

      • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:21 PM #

        Absolutley no idea! I remember seeing it years ago on TV (eventually got the video, must get it on DVD!) and it’s been repeated since then, but I can’t remember if it ever had a theatrical release.

      • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:22 PM #

        It was released here, not recently. The actress was Phoebe Cates. She was really big in the ’80’s

  21. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:10 PM #

    Everyone-

    In 2010. What comedy films do u think could easily become a cult film five years from now?

    • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:17 PM #

      Wow, unfortunately, I didn’t see many. However, I can see MacGruber, Hot Tub Time Machine, Grown Ups, and The Other Guys and Dinner for Schmucks. I did see the last two and thought they were great.

      • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:20 PM #

        MacGruber is closer to being a cult classic it cost 9 mil and earned 10 mil. What audience or age group do u think they were trying to appeal to?

        • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:21 PM #

          SNL fans. Whatever that age group is.

          • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:28 PM #

            Well I was thinking the fans of the MacGyver series. The show ran from 1985 to 1992 it had a huge audience and popular around the world.

            • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:32 PM #

              Oh yes, them as well. Duh, LB!

              I enjoyed the MacGruber sketches but the trailer didn’t look as funny.

        • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:23 PM #

          When was The Boat That Rocked released? How about that? I loved that one too but my favourite scenes were from the cut ones that were on the dvd extras!

          • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:30 PM #

            I’ve not seen this film. Do u have a clip?

            • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:39 PM #

              Actually, thinking about it now, I think I remember the name was changed to Pirate Radio or something like that in the US.

              • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:43 PM #

                Oh! I saw this film it was great. OZ!!

                • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:44 PM #

                  Great call Ozzie.

                • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM #

                  This could easily be a cult classic. It cost 50 mil and made 36 mil. It deals with radio piracy so it speaks to todays issues with pirating movies and music.

      • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:21 PM #

        Oh also Born to Be a Star, which ugh, looked really stupid.

        • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:33 PM #

          Well we won’t go there on how stupid this film is. I’m sorry but this should be a classic_____________. U fill in the blank. Ha! Ha!

          • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:40 PM #

            POS? 🙂

      • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:37 PM #

        …not a cult classic, but “Due Date” might develop the audience to make it one in the future.

        • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:40 PM #

          I agree CR.

          • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:55 PM #

            Ahhh!! Due Date that was a funny film too. Did u know it cost 65 mil to make and made 200 mil. It will have a sequel for sure. So it does not qualify as a cult film.

  22. Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:26 PM #

    If you could only pick one cult comedy to watch, which would you pick and why?

    • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM #

      Hmmm! If I had to pick one. I would say “Wag the Dog.”

      • Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:36 PM #

        That really does look terrific and honestly it’s not too far fetched to imagine something like that ever happening.

      • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:40 PM #

        Why? “Wag the Dog” It’s a political satire which I love. They don’t get made or supported alot in HW. However, it’s just a good film all around. Good cast, premise, direction and makes u think about the world of the ultimate political spin doctors.

  23. Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:27 PM #

    The most interesting part in researching these films was reading the trivia. 🙂

  24. Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:33 PM #

    Hey, FYI, Paris’s PC froze. She’s back now.

  25. comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:43 PM #

    …here’s another 2010 possiblity, though I vaguely remember it opening really high.

    • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:52 PM #

      Actually, this film did pretty good at the BO. It made 170 mil and cost 100 mil. So it does not qualify as a cult film but it is a good guess CR.

  26. Littlebells September 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM #

    Everyone,

    I need to go, but I just wanted to thank you for joining in one this fun little activity. I know the article wasn’t very informative, but hopefully the laughs made up for it. I definitely have more movies to watch. 🙂

    See you next time!

    • comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:48 PM #

      Bye LB.

      Thanks for the laughs.

    • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:49 PM #

      Bye LB!

    • Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:50 PM #

      See u later LB . Great article and fun discussion. I had a lot of fun.

      I hope our visitors will chime in and let us know what cult comedy films they like.

  27. comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:49 PM #

    Bye LB.

    Thanks for the laughs

  28. comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:50 PM #

    oops. double post.

  29. comic relief September 29, 2011 at 8:52 PM #

    Unfortuantely, I have to go.

    Maybe now I can stop laughing and rest.

    Night all.

    • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 8:55 PM #

      Night CR!

  30. Open Book September 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM #

    Goodnight Everyone!

    Thanks for joining us!

    • ozzie20 September 29, 2011 at 9:04 PM #

      Night OB! I have had fun tonight!

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