Flicks in Pieces is a weekly feature devoted not to entire movies, but to the individual parts of them that we love and loathe.
Comedy is, in large part, based on surprise. The joke you laughed at the first time is bound to lose impact the fourth and fifth time you hear it. And that’s why it may be harder for film comedy to hold up over the years.
But what are those exceptions – lines of dialogue you’ve heard a zillion times, but still have the ability to crack you up? “This goes to eleven”? Pretty much anything by the Marx Brothers? Share the cinematic punch lines that continue to amuse you.