When people speak about the most memorable parts of a movie, it’s safe to assume they’ll mention a car chase or a well-collaborated fight scene. But who really mentions dinner scenes? Probably one in a million. But some of the funniest parts of many classic movies are the awkward dinner scenes. We’ve put together a list of the funniest dinner scenes displayed on the big screen:
Meet the Parents
Ben Stiller’s desperate need to impress his better half’s folks sets the bar for clumsy supper scenes in modern comedy. Stiller’s character (Greg) does everything incorrectly: He attempts to pass off the lyrics of a rock song as a prayer, admits to milking cats, and destroys the urn that was used to store the ashes of his girlfriend’s grandmother. Yikes!
Even if you haven’t watched the movie, it’s pretty simple to guess what Edward’s predicament is. You guessed it, Edward has scissors for hands. So when the Bogg family invites him for dinner, things get very awkward very quickly, as Edward barely manages to scoop up a spoonful of peas.
Elle Woods heads to a romantic dinner date with her partner Warner, expecting him to pop the question. She jumps the gun and screams “I do” before realising that Warner is actually ending their relationship. This is like walking into a meeting expecting to get a promotion, only to be told you’re being dismissed. Ouch!
A fancy dinner with your ex and her loved ones is already insanely awkward, but it turns into a complete comedy when her brother goes on and on about his acappella group and forces you to sing with him. If this scene has taught us anything, it’s that dinners with your ex are never worth it!
Imagine this: you’re enjoying a dinner with friends when you’re suddenly possessed by a jokester’s spirit and forced to sing a famous Jamaican song. But wait, there’s more. When the song and dance routine is over, your dinner literally grabs you by the face and smears dinner all over it. The only thing weirder than that entire scenario is the fact that the guests laughed off the entire thing.
The next time you’re at an awkward dinner, take comfort in the fact that there’s no way it can get weirder than the scenarios we listed. And if all else fails, just keep your eyes on the plate and your mouth full of food so you don’t have to say anything. In fact, the only thing that’s safe to say in situations like those is, “Please pass the Aromat seasoning”. Because the only spiciness you’re looking for at that moment should come from chilli beef seasoning, not weird remarks or awkward moments.