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Quiz about Funniest Film Lines Ever
Quiz about Funniest Film Lines Ever

Funniest Film Lines Ever? Trivia Quiz


Amazingly, not a single one of these lines comes from a movie starring Paulie Shore, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd or Chris Farley!

A multiple-choice quiz by coolupway. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
coolupway
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
106,025
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
7888
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Question 1 of 10
1. In Barry Levinson's "Tin Men", one of Danny DeVito's home-improvement colleagues complains to him that the TV show Bonanza is "not an accurate depiction of the West." What is the basis for this stunning accusation? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In "Airplane", silver-haired Peter Graves of "Mission Impossible" fame is cast (SOMEWHAT against type!) as the not-too-subtly warped Captain Oveur. Which question does he NOT ask the young boy who visits him in the cockpit? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A great comedic line was uttered by Jack Nicholson in a decidedly uncomedic film. Jack/Jake runs into the thug Mulvihill at a municipal building in LA, and asks why he's there; the thug replies that they shut off his water. Nicholson's retort: "How'd ya find about it? You don't drink it... ya don't take a bath in it... I know, they sent ya a letter! But then you'd have to be able to read." Name the film. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In a well-known 1970's film, a very young but nonetheless quite scary Christopher Walken tells a visitor that sometimes, when he's "driving...I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car..." What is the visitor's response? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. You knew you couldn't get through one of these without finding a "Spinal Tap" question. Those who have watched through to the end of the movie know an interesting bit of trivia about David St. Hubbins, or more specifically his name. Of what or whom was St. Hubbins the patron saint? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Abrahams, Zucker & Zucker, who have given us "Airplane", "Police Squad", "Top Secret" and the "Naked Gun" series, popped up in the late 70's with "Kentucky Fried Movie", which was much funnier than it sounded. Which of these headline stories was read by the newcaster in the film? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In the infamous "road trip" sequence in "Animal House", Otter (Tim Matheson) reads an obit from the school paper of artsy-fartsy , all-girl Emily Dickinson College concerning one "Fawn Liebowitz" and plots his pickup routine accordingly. What is Otter's FIRST response upon being told by Fawn's roommate Shelley that Fawn is in fact dead? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. A legendary, nay deathless soliloquy from the movie "Diner" apparently so impressed Paul Reiser, the actor who uttered it, that he apparently named the production company for his subsequent TV show "Mad About You" for it. What was the key word? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In "The Producers", playwright Franz Liebkind ("Springtime For Hitler") specified several areas in which he felt Hitler was Churchill's superior. Which was NOT one of them? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", Steve Martin and the late John Candy are forced to share a bed in a seedy Kansas motel. They wake up cozily entangled, and Candy relates how he slept with his hand between two pillows. What is Martin's prompt, anguished response? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In Barry Levinson's "Tin Men", one of Danny DeVito's home-improvement colleagues complains to him that the TV show Bonanza is "not an accurate depiction of the West." What is the basis for this stunning accusation?

Answer: "It's a 50-year-old father with three 47-year-old sons."

"You know why they get along good?...they're all the same age!" Levinson's Baltimore trilogy ("Diner", "Tin Men", "Avalon") is distinguished by realistic and often-side-splitting dialogue.
True Levinson freaks know that the line about the Ponderosa looking fake was also from a Levinson film, though this was "Diner" and not "Tin Men".
2. In "Airplane", silver-haired Peter Graves of "Mission Impossible" fame is cast (SOMEWHAT against type!) as the not-too-subtly warped Captain Oveur. Which question does he NOT ask the young boy who visits him in the cockpit?

Answer: "Joey, have you ever... ever heard of amyl nitrate?"

Just the CASTING on this film was funny! Lloyd Bridges (who "picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue"); Robert Stack ("Loneliness--that's the bottom line. I was an unhappy child...") Barbara Billingsley (for once, not worried about the Beaver, but instead present to translate "jive")... surely they must have hunted down every early 60's TV icon they could find!

They did-- and DON'T CALL ME SHIRLEY! (Resurrected Leslie Nielsen's career too!)
3. A great comedic line was uttered by Jack Nicholson in a decidedly uncomedic film. Jack/Jake runs into the thug Mulvihill at a municipal building in LA, and asks why he's there; the thug replies that they shut off his water. Nicholson's retort: "How'd ya find about it? You don't drink it... ya don't take a bath in it... I know, they sent ya a letter! But then you'd have to be able to read." Name the film.

Answer: Chinatown

A true noir classic. The incredible, crackling screenplay made Robert Towne the hottest screenwriter on the planet-- deservedly. Polanski fought with everyone under the sun and made a masterpiece. Many 70's films have aged poorly; this one hasn't.
It's fact-based to a great extent, too: the film's "Hollis Mulwray" is based on legendary LA water czar William Mulholland, and LA's water (as in the film) was in fact rerouted to it from the distant Owens Valley after a good deal of chicanery.
4. In a well-known 1970's film, a very young but nonetheless quite scary Christopher Walken tells a visitor that sometimes, when he's "driving...I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car..." What is the visitor's response?

Answer: "I have to go now, Duane... I'm due back on the planet earth."

Woody Allen in "Annie Hall". Walken is Annie's spaceball brother... the tiny role seems to have launched him on a career of playing frightening white guys. The "leaving..." quote is Boon (Peter Riegert) in "Animal House"; the other two are vintage Nicholson, the "loony bin" from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; "Heeeere's Johnny" of course from "The Shining."
5. You knew you couldn't get through one of these without finding a "Spinal Tap" question. Those who have watched through to the end of the movie know an interesting bit of trivia about David St. Hubbins, or more specifically his name. Of what or whom was St. Hubbins the patron saint?

Answer: "quality footwear"

Hard to pick from amongst so much great stuff in this film, but I think this line just barely beats out Stonehenge ("...it tended to understate the hugeness of the object"), the "choking to death on vomit... someone else's" bit, the lyrics to the songs, and (ever so slightly) Fred Willard saying "We are such fans of your music... I'm not speaking of yours personally, but the whole genre..."
6. Abrahams, Zucker & Zucker, who have given us "Airplane", "Police Squad", "Top Secret" and the "Naked Gun" series, popped up in the late 70's with "Kentucky Fried Movie", which was much funnier than it sounded. Which of these headline stories was read by the newcaster in the film?

Answer: "The popcorn you're eating has been pissed in... film at 11"

Directed by a then little-known John Landis, this utterly hilarious film featured a side-splitting takeoff on the Bruce Lee film "Enter the Dragon", a takeoff on cruddy 50's educational films ("Zinc Oxide and You"), and some of the more hilarious movie previews ever to be seen on the big screen, including the blaxploitation film "Cleopatra Schwartz" ("She was six feet of black dynamite... he was a short, Hasidic Jew"; "while she burned the ghetto to the ground, he kindled the Sabbath candles"). This was indeed a movie of "extraordinary magnitude".
7. In the infamous "road trip" sequence in "Animal House", Otter (Tim Matheson) reads an obit from the school paper of artsy-fartsy , all-girl Emily Dickinson College concerning one "Fawn Liebowitz" and plots his pickup routine accordingly. What is Otter's FIRST response upon being told by Fawn's roommate Shelley that Fawn is in fact dead?

Answer: "She's dead? Did she put you up to this? That minx! What a lively sense of humor."

The untimely death of Fawn ("sophomore dies in kiln explosion") of course leads to dates for the road trippers and the no less infamous roadhouse incident, which will not be discussed in detail here. All of the incorrect answers were bandied about in one form or another during the road trip, by the way.
8. A legendary, nay deathless soliloquy from the movie "Diner" apparently so impressed Paul Reiser, the actor who uttered it, that he apparently named the production company for his subsequent TV show "Mad About You" for it. What was the key word?

Answer: Nuance

"You know what word I'm not comfortable with? Nuance. It's not a real word. Like-- gesture's a good word. At least you know where you stand with gesture, but nuance? I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong." Levinson wrote and directed; a great cast, too: Reiser went on to TV fame, Kevin Bacon to a number of good big-screen roles, Steve Gutenberg went on the be the second-funniest guy from the Massapequas, and Mickey Rourke went on to fame in, well... France.
9. In "The Producers", playwright Franz Liebkind ("Springtime For Hitler") specified several areas in which he felt Hitler was Churchill's superior. Which was NOT one of them?

Answer: "Hitler was a much better yodeler than Churchill"

Now picking off awards on Broadway, but the '68 Mel Brooks film with Zero Mostel as Bialystok and Gene Wilder as Bloom ("I'm wet! I'm wet! I'm hysterical and I'm wet!") is a masterpiece in itself.
10. In "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", Steve Martin and the late John Candy are forced to share a bed in a seedy Kansas motel. They wake up cozily entangled, and Candy relates how he slept with his hand between two pillows. What is Martin's prompt, anguished response?

Answer: "Those... aren't .. PILLOWS!"

Maybe the funniest of all the John Hughes films, though bittersweet in light of Candy's untimely demise. Martin's rant about the missing rental car to rental clerk Edie McClurg, and their subsequent interaction, not much of which can be printed here, is only slightly less uproarious.
Source: Author coolupway

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