1. "Dude, come on, French it up!"
- Joey Tribbianni, Friends
Here's a clip from YouTube for your viewing pleasure. showing a series of clips when Joey attempts to speak French. I think it's funny even among people who don't speak French. Enjoy!
2. "People look to tall people in emergencies. We're like the lighthouses of society."
- Mike Heck, The Middle
One episode of The Middle, entitled Hecks on a Plane, features their daughter, Sue, winning a trip to Washington D.C. When things start to go wrong, Mike makes this comment. It always makes me laugh to think about it! Here's a tiny clip from a different part of the same episode.
3. "I'm this close to moving to France except for can't speak the language and I hate the people."
- Bronx Beat, SNL
I adore the Bronx Beat sketches on SNL, and this particular one had me rolling on the floor. This appeared quite a while ago and reminds me of an all-to-common phenomenon in our culture. While there was a huge movement rejecting France and the French, that didn't change the desire of so many people (especially women) to go to Paris, which is still described by many as the romantic city on earth. Of course one of the ladies on Bronx Beat hates France but wants to move there anyways! I couldn't find a clip of the sketch, I did find this little promo to give you a sense of what the Bronx Beat ladies (Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph) are like in character:
Are these actually good words to live by? Probably not. What do these quotes really tell us? I love some great comedy!