So what are the most memorable, rib-tickling lines from movie comedies?
The folks at Turner Classic Movies think they know the best ones, releasing a list today of the 10 best comedy lines from classic movies. The unveiling came in advance of the TBS and Just for Laughs comedy festival, which begins Tuesday in Chicago.
"Great movie quotes frequently make their way into everyday conversation, and that is especially true for lines that make us laugh out loud," said TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne.
In chronological order, here is TCM's list of the 10 best comedy lines from classic film:
– "It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children."; Ginger Rogers, "42nd Street"
– "You can't fool me! There ain't no sanity clause!"; Chico Marx, "A Night at the Opera"
– "What do they think I am? Dumb or something? Why, I make more money than, than, than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!"; Jean Hagen, "Singin' in the Rain"
– "Well, nobody's perfect."; Joe E. Brown, "Some Like it Hot"
– "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room."; Peter Sellers, "Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
– "Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government."; Michael Palin, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
– "Over? Did you say `over'? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!"; John Belushi, "Animal House"
– "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?"; Peter Graves, "Airplane!"
– "It's good to be the king."; Mel Brooks, "History of the World, Part I"
– "I'll have what she's having."; Estelle Reiner, "When Harry Met Sally ..."