I remember back in Grade 5 getting the Scholastic book order catalog, and there was only one book all of my friends and I wanted: “Garfield’s Insults, Put-downs, and Slams.” And when we all got our copies weeks later, the barbs were flying back and forth across the schoolyard.
I remember reading the book over and over again, and some still stick out in my mind. For example:
I hate to leave, but my doctor says boredom is bad for me.
Go sleep face-down on a bed of nails!
What are you looking at, squid face?
But, those were all small potatoes compared to what has been said in the movies.
Internet surfing and editing maestro, Harry Hanrahan (or known on YouTube as hh1edits), has compiled a list of what he thinks are the 100 greatest movie insults of all time. Some of these lines are classics in their own right, and I must admit, it is quite the list.
Which is your favorite?
Just a brief Public Service Announcement: Remember, there is foul language aplenty in the video below the jump.
So sit back, relax, grab a pen and paper and write down some of these gems to hurl at your leisure.
For those interested in what movies the quotes are from, here is the list:
0’00 – Roxanne, Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Gleaming the Cube, The Princess Bride, A Fish Called Wanda, Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Casino, Three Amigos, A Clockwork Orange
1’05 – Dolemite, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bad Santa, The Witches of Eastwick, The Big Lebowski, In Bruges, Full Metal Jacket, There Will Be Blood
2’05 – Toy Story, Casablanca, Encino Man, The Women, Predator, Army of Darkness, They Live, Uncle Buck, Big Trouble in Little China, New Jack City, Billy Madison
3’00 – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Departed, Carlito’s Way, In the Loop, Glengarry Glen Ross, Stand By Me, Grosse Pointe Blank, Duck Soup, Caddyshack, Planes Trains & Automobiles
4’00 – South Park, Napoleon Dynamite, Mean Girls, The Breakfast Club, As Good as It Gets, The 6th Day, Step Brothers, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Full Metal Jacket, City Slickers, Road House, True Grit, Shot Circuit
5’00 – Raging Bull, The Usual Suspects, Snatch, Caddyshack, The Last Boy Scout, Ghostbusters, The Sandlot, As Good as It Gets
6’00 – 48 Hrs, In Bruges, Silver Streak, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Fish Called Wanda, Goodfellas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Mist, Trading Places
7’00 – The Warriors, Point Break, Gangs of New York, Reservoir Dogs, The Breakfast Club, The Cowboys, Full Metal Jacket, Dodgeball, Donnie Darko, Scarface, The Good the Bad and the Ugly
8’00 – Anchorman, Tropic Thunder, Sexy Beast, In the Loop, Get Shorty, Blazing Saddles, The Way of the Gun, Blade: Trinity, Clerks, The Boondock Saints, The Exorcist, What About Bob?, Weird Science
9’00 – Con Air, True Romance, In the Loop, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lake Placid, The Front, Gone with the Wind