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100 Maniacal Movie Laughs in 6 Minutes assembled by the maniacal James Chapman who previously collected Movie Titles in Movies (plus one)
posted by oneswellfoop (22 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
When I first viewed it, I thought, "half of these are in cartoons", but upon counting, only about 25%... a few more if you add CGI and Muppets.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:09 PM on August 12, 2012


I'm not one to just throw around a phrase like "Greatest thing ever," but ...
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 2:10 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nicolas Cage has his own section, as is only proper.
posted by Egg Shen at 2:24 PM on August 12, 2012 [5 favorites]


As does Gary Oldman.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 2:26 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thus, proving for all time, that the fourth Die Hard movie wasn't nearly as good as the first three. And that's recognizing how bad the second one actually was.
posted by cthuljew at 2:30 PM on August 12, 2012


I was surprised not to see The Wild Bunch, since it has several of these. To wit.
posted by Egg Shen at 2:31 PM on August 12, 2012


Die Hard > Die Hard 3 > Die Hard 4 > Kangaroo Jack > Die Hard 2
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:37 PM on August 12, 2012 [5 favorites]


I think I'd classify the Tom Hanks laugh from The Money Pit as hysterical rather than maniacal.
posted by hot soup girl at 2:42 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


In the list of films used Return of the Jedi is mislabled as Empire Strikes Back.
posted by mediated self at 2:48 PM on August 12, 2012


Two from The Nightmare Before Christmas! This is actually a great compendium of movies I need to watch again. Like maybe Labyrinth for the 10th time...

Nicolas Cage has his own section, as is only proper.

There's a HOW'D IT GET BURNED? joke I'm just not able to pin down here.
posted by psoas at 2:48 PM on August 12, 2012


Yeah, it can't be definitive withouth Wild Bunch and Treasure of the Sierra Madre?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 2:57 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hugo Weaving (#3 on the list) wins it IMHO.
posted by 3FLryan at 2:57 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I waited through basically that whole thing for the scene from Evil Dead 2.
posted by shakespeherian at 3:01 PM on August 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


There's a HOW'D IT GET BURNED? joke I'm just not able to pin down here

Me: Hey Nic, someone made a DVD of all your best movie laughs.
Nic: How'd it get burned-HOW'D IT GET BURNEDHOW'DITGETBURNED?!?


Also, I can't be positive, but it REALLY sounds like the Power Rangers (at about 2:40) re-used Ursala's laugh from The Little Mermaid. Either that or maniacal laughter all starts to sound the same eventually.
posted by ShutterBun at 3:41 PM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't argue with the editor's choice, and I don't even know if this technically fits the brief but I was so hoping it would end with this.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:56 PM on August 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've lways been very impressed with how Schwarzenegger manages to infuse every sound he makes with an Austrian accent. Not just speaking, but grunting, moaning, and, in this case, laughing maniacally.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 5:39 PM on August 12, 2012


Three different Jokers, but once again, Mark Hamill's version is overlooked (and this if from the movie version so it could've counted).
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 7:36 PM on August 12, 2012


Somewhat relevant: 40 Inspirational Speeches In 2 Minutes
posted by saturday_morning at 7:39 PM on August 12, 2012


Once again I am reminded how great a movie Dr Strangelove was. Of all the maniacal laughs presented, only Peter Sellers gave me chills.
posted by Popular Ethics at 8:36 PM on August 12, 2012


40 Inspirational Speeches In 2 Minutes

God dammit, I was SOOO hoping they weren't going to include that stupid speech from Independence Day which is inexplicably beloved by lots of people. Then BAM, there it is. Awesome, otherwise.
posted by ShutterBun at 9:17 PM on August 12, 2012


LOL
posted by Xoebe at 10:15 PM on August 12, 2012


...speech from Independence Day which is inexplicably beloved by lots of people. Then BAM, there it is. Awesome, otherwise.
posted by saul wright at 10:52 PM on August 12, 2012


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