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Clever Details In These 25 Movies That Prove That They Are More Than Just “Dumb” Comedies

Comedy movies can in any case work regardless of whether their themes are frail. After all, their essential objective is commonly to make viewers giggle for 90 minutes. Most of these movies are classified as “dumb” but the following listed movies include some clever details that prove that not all comedies are meaningless, and some of them are much smarter than general audiences believe them to be. These details were shared by Reddit users on r/MovieDetails and we have compiled the 25 best details.

1) Tropic Thunder (2008)


In Tropic Thunder, Robert Downey Jr’s character states, “I don’t drop character till I done a DVD discourse.” During the critique for the film, he stays in character.

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2) Spaceballs (1987)

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At the 30 min mark of Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs (1987), After Spaceball 1 leaves ludicrous speed, Dark Helmet tells the crew to take a 5 min break, Dark Helmet and crew aren’t seen again until the 35-minute mark. 5 minutes later.

Posted by u/bjkman


3) Office Space (1999)


In Office Space (1999), when the Bobs are discussing Milton, his “evaluation” is written on some scratch paper instead of an official employee file because Milton was laid off years ago.

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4) Talladega Nights (2006)


In Talladega Nights (2006) When Ricky Bobby is in the hospital the monitor says his heart rate is 69 for the entire scene.

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5) American Pie (1999)

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In American Pie (1999), the orgasm manual is located in the “Fluid Dynamics” section of the library.

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6) Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)


In Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Rufus never presents himself. His name is given to the current Bill and Ted by the future Bill and Ted making a bootstrap mystery as the data has no detectable cause.

Posted by u/CobraCabana

7) Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

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Foreshadowing on desk that Einhorn is a man!

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8) Napoleon Dynamite (2004)


The food each character eats in Napoleon Dynamite matches the actors’ title cards.

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9) Scary Movie (2000)


In the primary Scary Movie, when Brenda is at the films, the trailer begins with a made-up film rating that makes whoever finds it looks stupid.

Posted by u/Digital3Duke

10) Anchorman (2004)

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In Anchorman (2004), the name of the Mexican restaurant the girls go to eat at is “escupimos en su alimento” which translates in English to “we spit on your food.”

Posted by u/jerodeltoro1

11) Airplane! (1980)


The longest-running gag in the comedy spoof Airplane! (1980) was that it was set a jet engine plane and they used a propeller engine sound for every scene it was in.

Posted by u/jerimiahf

12) Click (2006)


In the Adam Sandler film Click (2006) the man who gives the main character the remote introduces himself as Morty. The Latin root word “mort” means “death.” This is a foreshadowing of us finding out later on in the film that Morty is really the angel of death.

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13) Happy Gilmore (1996)



In Happy Gilmore, Chubbs has one of his hands bitten off by an alligator, yet all of his clothes are Lacoste. The brand’s logo is an alligator

Posted by u/mountzeus

14) Team America: World Police (2004)


The statue of Kim Jong Il from Team America: World Police is actually a person painted to look like a statue. You can see him moving in scenes. The movie used miniature puppets.

Posted by u/GitEmSteveDave

15) Knocked Up (2007)


In Knocked Up, Alison and Ben choose their doctor after he stated that he never vacations. During this scene, most of his picture frames contain photos of him on vacation. Later in the movie, he is unavailable for the delivery because he’s on vacation.

Posted by u/jbird221

16) Superbad (2007)


Superbad (2007) – In the scene where they give Fogell the list to buy the alcohol they tell him “Don’t f*ck it up and get Sambuca again.” In a scene earlier, Fogell can be seen holding a bottle of Sambuca.

Posted by u/Ajconnor1

17) Zoolander (2000)


In Zoolander (2000), Maury Ballstein says he thinks cell phones cause brain cancer and thus holds his telephone by his abdomen or in a pocket while utilizing a headset. Afterward, Maury grumbles his prostate is swollen and he can’t pee. These are the two indications of prostate cancer.

Posted by u/FrankDrebin72

18) Adam Sandler Movies Feature A Lot Of Alliteration


Adam Sandler’s love interests in these movies all have a double-V character name.

Posted by u/Heisenbro3556

19) MacGruber (2010)


In MacGruber (2010), When Piper runs through MacGruber’s military achievements, it’s an irrationally enormous rundown throughout an outlandish time span, however, “six visits in Desert Storm” is ludicrous in its own privilege since Desert Storm — the battle period of the 1990-1991 Gulf War — endured just 43 days.

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20) 21 Jump Street (2012)


In 21 Jump Street (2012), after consuming the drug HFS Jenko says that it tastes like Cool Ranch. Later on, they are stopped by Mr. Walters (Rob Riggle) who is eating a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos, which indicates that he is the supplier of the drug HFS.

Posted by u/yeezus_era_kanye

21) The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)


In The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) Andy wears all white to his wedding. This is generally the custom for brides, to symbolize their virginity.

Posted by u/br4dless

22) Dumb and Dumber (1994)


In Dumb and Dumber, Lloyd Christmas was in love with Mary Swanson. Had they gotten married and she took his last name, she’d be named Mary Christmas. It’s never mentioned in the movie.

Posted by u/Theranderso

23) Austin Powers: Goldmember (2002)


In Austin Powers: Goldmember, the news report on Dr. Evil’s sentencing additionally includes a news scribble featuring excessively positive news about Toronto, Canada, the origin and old neighborhood of Mike Myers.

Posted by u/C-TAP

24) Meet The Parents (2000)

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In Meet The Parents (2000) when Greg and Jack go to the drug store to get Tom Collin’s mix, the song playing over the store’s speaker system is “Day by Day” from the musical Godspell. Later, when Greg is saying grace over dinner, he recites the lyrics to the song to end his prayer.

Posted by u/Scooch100t

25) Borat (2006)


In Borat (2006), the titular anti-Semitic lead endeavors to purchase a weapon to “guard (himself) from the Jews.” The guns seller gives him a Desert Eagle, a gun co-planned and worked by Israel Military Industries

Posted by u/maygamer96


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