Today, April 14, is International Moment of Laughter Day. We like celebrating the good-spirited holidays more than anything else. So today, we’re sharing some of our favorite laughter-inducing movie moments. What movie moments made you laugh hardest? Share your favorites with us on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments below. Let’s spread the joy!

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut – Uncle Fucker

When I was 16, I sneaked into a screening of South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (it was rated 18 in the UK). My friend and I skulked in, found seats, and waited for the movie version of our favourite TV show. We had a few chuckles at the opening, and it was cool to see the characters rendered in expensive animation, and for the first ten minutes or so it was like watching a bigger version of the show. And then Terence and Philip sang “Uncle Fucker” and I laughed so hard I nearly coughed up my lungs. At 16 years old this was the funniest thing I had ever seen in my life, and the rest of the screen agreed. The film continued and I spent the rest of it crying with laughter and having to drink gallons of coke to soothe my throat which was raw from laughing so hard. The next day I sneaked in again. And laughed about as hard again too. – Sean Fallon

Office Space – Nazi Flair

I remember watching Mike Judge’s cult classic one lazy Sunday in middle school, not knowing what to expect. I certainly didn’t see the last line in this clip coming. Had I been drinking anything, I would have done a spit take. I must have rewound this scene 10 or 15 times, just to get to that one line. I think it was the unpredictability of the reference combined with how wildly inappropriate the comparison is. Also, given that I was a Jewish child without his parents home, there was a feeling that I was getting away with watching something that my parents would disapprove of. In any case, it’s still a very funny line in a very funny movie. – Josh Rosenfield

The Boxtrolls – Curds Way

The funniest movie-going moment I’ve ever experienced came back in 2014 when I attended a sold-out screening of Laika’s stop-motion animated film The Boxtrolls. The movie itself is pretty good, but what stands out the most is how strong most of the humor was. In particular I remember a single joke that had me, along with the entire audience, rolling in the aisles with laughter. I say joke but it’s really more of a dumb pun that hit harder than anything else in the movie. The movie’s hero, Eggs, is searching for the evil Boxtroll exterminators who have kidnapped his family, seeking out Winnie for help and, well, their conversation went like this:

Winnie: Boxtroll Exterminators? They live down in Curds Way.
Eggs: How do I get there?
Winnie: Curds Way? Milk turns into it.

The line is immediately followed by a literal rimshot that is actually in the movie. Cue instant laughter from everyone in the theater. Is it a dumb, obvious pun? Absolutely! But in the moment it hit like a ton of bricks to the point where we were still laughing hysterically well into the next scene. – Ryan MacLean

Little Miss Sunshine – Stuck Horn

When I saw Little Miss Sunshine in the theater years ago, I remember laughing until I cried at the “stuck horn” scene (in which they are driving down the road, horn blaring inconsistently, in a VW van). What I remember most is turning around to look at everyone else in the theater laughing as hard as I was.  – Katherine B. Shelor

This Is the End – Who Did This?

Seth Rogen and crew never fail to disappoint. While on the surface, most of the humor in Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Superbad, and the like seems crass and lowbrow, truly good writing, character development, and actual plot lines lead me to believe going to see This Is the End with my dad was a good idea. Because my dad is cool, and how bad could this one be? I’ve never laughed harder or been more mortified than I was in that theater at that moment. – Grace Porter

Hot Rod – Punch Dancing/Falling

The best two minute stretch of Hot Rod, which in itself marks one of the best stretches of comedy of the 2000s, contains three of my favorite kind of jokes. One: non-malicious satire (there’s no criticism of the ’80s punch dancing trope here, just a desire to do it), two: people falling down (the best joke in the world), and three: pressing on one joke until it isn’t funny again and then continuing to press until it is hilarious. I started laughing as soon as Rod hopped off his moped and kept all the way through his cigarette-smoking silhouette routine, for the full minute of the downhill tumble, all the way into 2008. – David Shreve, Jr.

 

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