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6 Funniest Movie Moments That Were Unscripted

Most movie sets like to stick to a strict
production schedule, because the director would like the movie to turn out, you know,
good. Not only that, most actors aren’t blessed
with Robin Williams’ level of improvisational abilities. “Well, this is certainly a rough meeting and
it’s not going very well for me I’ll tell you that.” “Hey, boss, give her a chance, she’s gonna
loosen up at any moment…” But every once in awhile, the director lets
the right actors loose and they end up coming up with some of the best moments in the film. Shaun of the Dead A prime example of a movie that seems totally
made up on the spot by two friends is Shaun of the Dead. The dialogue flows so naturally and the
guys are so funny, it’s hard to believe they were actually following a pretty tight script. The only sequence where director Edgar Wright
really let a lot of improv happen was in the first Winchester pub scene. As Nick Frost is trying to cheer up Simon
Pegg by describing the real lives of the bar regulars, Frost would say something different
each take to get a genuine laugh from Pegg. “Cockicidal maniac” “Ph! Hee hee hee.” “She’s an ex-porn star!” The unscripted jokes gave us some comedic
gems. And apparently the woman who’s accused of
being an ex-porn star was the Mom of Wright’s actual girlfriend. Knocked Up Judd Apatow is a director who doesn’t shy
away from improv. In fact, he builds in lots of time for actors
to do takes with different lines to make sure he gets the most hilarious result possible. One of these great improvised moments is from
2007’s Knocked Up, where Seth Rogen and his friends excitedly discusses Steven Spielberg’s
Munich while at a nightclub. Originally, there was no mention of that film
in the script, but Apatow wanted to capture the real feeling of friends hanging out at
a bar — so he let his stars off the leash. You don’t generally think that a Spielberg
film will get a bunch of guys all Randy, but…: “If any of us get laid tonight, it’s because
of Eric Bana in Munich.” In the DVD commentary, Apatow said that Spielberg
actually saw Knocked Up and found the idea of Munich leading to any kind of sexual intercourse
pretty hilarious. And it’s hard not to agree. Pretty Woman The sweetest film ever made about prostitution,
Pretty Woman, made Julia Roberts a star. But it turns out that the moment everyone
remembers most was never even supposed to be in the film. According to director Garry Marshall, the
young actress would come to set a little sleepy from partying. So, in the scene where Richard Gere gives
Roberts a necklace, Marshall told him to snap it shut on her fingers to wake her up a bit. During the now famous take, Gere snapped the
case shut and Roberts gasped and giggled with glee, a reaction that’s become one of the
movie’s best remembered scenes. “Oh! Ha ha ha ha ha.” Marshall didn’t think the unplanned moment
would be in the movie and it was actually only added at the very last minute. Julia Roberts is probably pretty thankful
that the moment made the cut, since that laugh is one of her most-beloved moments. Good Will Hunting Hearing that Robin Williams is good at improv
should not be a revelation to anyone. The comedian was famous for his rapid-fire
brain and ability to make even his most simple lines of dialogue hilarious. You may not suspect, however, that one of
the greatest improvised moments was from his Oscar-winning role in Good Will Hunting. Williams found ways to bring some levity to
the scenes without being too goofy and spoiling the atmosphere. On the fly, Williams made up the famous line
about his wife farting in her sleep. “She used to fart in her sleep.” “Sorry I shared that with you.” “One night it was so loud it woke the dog
up.” It’s a funny, almost out-of-nowhere moment,
that still underscores the deep love his character had for his partner. The fact he could make a scene about his dead
wife into something funny, charming, and real shows his true depth of talent. Indeed — it takes a truly great comedian
to win on Oscar while making fart jokes. Bridesmaids Melissa McCarthy is one of the biggest comedic
stars in the world. But no one really knew how insanely funny
she was until she appeared in Bridesmaids. Her breakout role becomes even more amazing
when you realize that she practically made the whole thing up on-set during filming. While not every line was improvised, McCarthy
made the character her own from day one. She brought a lot of crazy ideas to her audition,
to the point where she got scared she was maybe too weird for the role — which was
clearly not the case. For example, the hilarious airline scene where
she aggressively flirts with “Air Marshall John” was all McCarthy. “Uh oh. Uh oh.” Somebody found a souvenir.” “Feel that steam-heat coming? That’s from my undercarriage.” “Ok” McCarthy’s scene-mate — and real life
husband — Ben Falcone said he ruined most of the takes by laughing his wife’s ridiculous
lines. Ghostbusters When you think of Ghostbusters, Rick Moranis
is probably not the first comedian that comes to mind. But his work as awkward accountant Louis Tully
is pretty great, and most of his best lines were completely ad-libbed. Moranis wasn’t the first choice for the role,
but when John Candy declined the part, Moranis jumped at the opportunity. The actor was crazy about the script and brought
the super dweeb to life. In the scene where he hosts a party at his
apartment, he made up the whole section where he introduces the couple to the rest of the
crowd. “Ted has a small carpet cleaning business
in receivership; Annette’s drawing a salary from a deferred bonus from two years ago! They got fifteen thousand left on the house
at eight percent.” This might seem simple — but just try making
up super-specific dialogue about business, receivership, tax codes, and mortgage rates
on the spot. Moranis nailed the role and held his own in
a movie stuffed full of great improvisers. That’s probably why the Ghostbusters hired
him as their lawyer in the sequel: “I was stuck in an elevator for two hours
and I had to make the whole time. But I don’t blame them. “Cause one time, I turned into a dog and they
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100 thoughts on “6 Funniest Movie Moments That Were Unscripted

  1. Note to the narrator: if u talking about funny improv, then try and loosen up a little bit. U just killed the jokes in each scene by explaining it with your drone voice ๐Ÿ™„

  2. A tip for anyone posting a compilation of video highlights- during the funny, scary, touching, sad, etc. scenes you're trying to highlight – shut the fuck up.

  3. They missed the greatest one. In When Harry Met Sally just after Meg Ryan does her faking an orgasm in the restaurant Estelle Reiner (the directors mother) ad libs to the waiter, "I'll have what she's having".

  4. Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove. It is said to be one of the rare cases where Kubric lat any one improvise. And that one of the problems making the film was the people behind the camera having trouble not laughing.

  5. "Cause one time I turned into a dog and they helped me".
    Haven't we all?

  6. I thought I would be seeing funny scenes. I was expecting something to laugh at. I didn't expect to be subjected to a deadpan documentary. bah!

  7. Bridesmaids is just American Pie, rewritten for soccer moms. Stiffler's character wasn't funny as a horny, shit-brained teenage boy. And it isn't funny as a horny, shit brained obese women either.

  8. This may sound lame. But it want let me look at anything. It just keeps telling me to look at video's to look at anything. Thing is there is not any video's that I can see. Plea help me

  9. TBH, I didn't laugh at any of these. The only one where I had a slight giggle was the ending of the Ghostbusters scene with the man in court. Sigh.

  10. A lot of great ones here.ย  I would have also like to have seen Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in Stir Crazy.ย  The scene when they walked into prison saying "That's right, That right…we bad" lol.ย  Rich goes on to say "We don't take no shit.ย  We take a little bit of shit but we don't take no bunch of shit" lol.ย  Best improve ever!!!

  11. Sorry I'm on the wrong side of UT.. I need to get back to the serious side.. otherwise my whole day will be wasted!

  12. The length of the commentary versus the actual scenes is very annoying. Let the scenes roll w/o so much voice over.

  13. In oretty woman i always wondered why she look like she was looking at the producers and stuff am i wrong

  14. "Melissa McCarthy is one of the comedic biggest stars in the world" Is a friggin understatement. I heard the Stay Puft Marshmallow man was originally going to be in the Ghostbusters. Then they hired her and couldn't fit both on screen so the character got axed.

  15. If you want to hear the narrator explain the scenes instead of actually see the scenes, this video is for you.

  16. When God maded Robin Williams, he broke the mold their is only one and now he's in heaven making God laugh dammit LOL LOL ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

  17. I've watched the first 2 clips and neither show the hilarious unscripted moments. Shall I bother with the remainder?

    Nope. I suspect they'll be the same.

    And I'm out.

  18. Want to know what is really amazing? Two cameras filming at once and doing two takes at a time with only one camera and one crew.
    Such horse shit!

  19. Robin Williams I used to watch on mork and mindy .. always be a favorite of mine…โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

  20. Even the Director of Photography was laughing at the improvised lines by Robing Williams in that Scene of "Good WIll Hunting". You can tell at the shaking of the camera.

  21. Then the plot leads to Snop dog " comes in roles ,tokes,then blows..meanwhile the movie/plot goes on ๐Ÿ˜‚

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