Ok, fat people are an easy target, but mocking a tubby character in a film is still funny. Don’t believe me? Check out this little lot.
Bakery ain’t open yet – White Men Can’t Jump
You’re going to play some guys at basketball for money, but who holds the cash while you play? Wesley Snipes’ character solves this by handing it to the nearest fat guy with ‘He ain’t going nowhere, the bakery ain’t open yet.’ Can’t find the clip so here’s the original trailer.
I thought you said he was a getaway driver? – Snatch
“You’ve been on a rally course, ain’t you Tyrone? ‘Course I have’.” This scene is one of many darkly comic ones in Snatch. Watch as Tyrone spectacularly fails to get out a car, his leather jacket squeaking in protest.
Chunk finds ice cream – The Goonies
Every ’80s kid loves this coming-of-age film, a classic in every sense. Here we have Chunk, having broken into the bad people’s house with the gang, finds ice cream in a freezer, along with something else.
Danny jumps a fence – Hot Fuzz
Watch Sergeant Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) chase a mugger, his svelte frame lightly leaping fences like a gazelle. Follow this with impressionable copper Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) and his admirable, albeit short effort.
Bluto at the buffet – Animal House
Small scene, but a funny one. John Belushi’s Bluto Blutarsky stacking up his plate at lunch with way too much food. A girl comments, ‘That boy is a P.I.G., pig.’ Bluto responds. Cue a food fight.
Now you cry – Fight Club
Meatloaf as you’ve never seen him before, or ever likely to again. His name is Robert Paulson. Bob. You’re pressed against his big man boobs, ready to cry. Even babies don’t sleep this good.