Movie Lovers Share Their Favorite Comedy Films Of All Time
Honestly, comedy is one of those genres that changes so much so fast that it doesn't often age well. Jokes that were hilarious might no longer work as we advance.
What made younger-you cackle might make current-you cringe and all it takes is one technological leap for an entire bit to not work anymore. Bart Simpson calling Moe's Tavern, for example, just isn't funny in a world of caller ID and an ability to block a number with the touch of a button.
But sometimes magic happens.
Sometimes the casting is so perfect, the timing so flawless, the writing so superb that the inconsistencies just don't matter.
Reddit user CityVirtual4704 asked:
"What the funniest comedy movie you’ve ever seen?"
You ready to laugh? Of course you are, we've all seen the doom and gloom on the timeline. Let's take a break.
Deadpan In The Face Of So Much
"The fact that OJ is in it makes it super weird now, but I’m not sure I ever laughed harder or more consistently than I did the first time I saw The Naked Gun."
"Something about Leslie Nielsen’s deadpan delivery and expression in the face of that much stupidity is amazing."
"Even as a child, this movie brought tears of laughter to my eyes."
"I remember the one time it was played in a bus on a six-hour travel and there was this teenage guy across us that was genuinely laughing his ass off. I really love seeing people enjoy this just as much as we did."
"Leslie Nielsen was originally a serious dramatic actor, and he was cast for Airplane! in order to make the delivery as serious as possible, which made it much funnier, and got him more comedic roles."
The Movie AND The Show Are Spectacular
"I loved 'What we do in the Shadows' - Specifically the movie, but the show is spectacular, too. That's rare."
"I love the show, but have never got around to seeing the movie. I'll make sure to watch it asap!"
"The series is awesome too! I love both. But that Colin Robinson energy vampire really cracks me up."
"Watched this for the 10th time over the weekend & it’s still laugh out loud funny. It’s one of those movies you miss little lines because you’re laughing at a previous one."
"Vampire: 'Take this bundle o’ sticks!” *pretends to throw bundle o’ sticks.* "
"Werewolf: *Takes off running before he realizes there was nothing actually thrown to run after.* "
"I lost it."
"I know I’ve seen it before & even remember that part but for some reason I laughed so hard I cried. I was quite literally howling in a fit of laughter."
It's Not Exactly About The Dogs
"I watched 'Best in Show' for the first time 2 weeks ago."
"I was on a flight back home and could not stop laughing. Good stuff."
"I have watched 'Best in Show' so many times."
"What a cast! The clever, subtle, humor is just the best. Fred Willard is hysterical!"
"I had the pleasure of photographing the Westminster Dog Show one year and let me tell you, I'm convinced 'Best in Show' is not a satire, it's a straight up documentary."
"All of those people are real. Dog show people are wild."
Apocalypse In The UK
"As a hardcore zombie fan, 'Shaun of the Dead' holds a special place in my heart."
"I used to say: If you took the comedy out of it, it’d probably be the most accurate portrayal of a zombie apocalypse breaking out in the UK."
"But now I realize - the comedy actually makes it even more accurate, and therefore even more terrifying as a concept.
What a film."
"The first time I saw it, I just wasn’t getting it until halfway through when the zombies started really showing up. Then I loved it."
"Then I re-watched it, and realized just how brilliant the first half actually was, I'd just missed the subtleties. Now it’s quite possibly my favorite movie of all time."
Must Be Complicated
"The Gods Must Be Crazy."
"Oh wow, this movie was the first one that came to mind but I hadn't expected to find it in the comments!"
"I'm not sure I've ever met anyone in real life who's even heard of it, but I used to laugh so hard it hurt when I'd watch this with my dad as a kid. Haven't seen it in years and should really do something about it."
"My fondest, most vivid memory I have of my grandmother was the time we watched 'The Gods Must Be Crazy' in the theater."
"I was probably 7 or 8 at the time. Seeing her laughing so much really left an impression. I don't remember much of my interactions with her nowadays."
"Makes me sad that I didn't spend more time with her."
"I guess I'm older than most here -- in my fifties, but even back in the eighties, this film was criticized as racist."
"I can't imagine that anyone who knows the history of Apartheid could still enjoy this film in quite the same way."
"I have so much issues with this one. Haven’t seen it since the late 80s but even then the blatant racism just screamed to me."
"Just about one of the only movies I would never allow my kid to watch."
"It’s disappointing that there are so many comments singing praise for this movie and yours is one of the only ones I can find that sees it for what it is."
"This movie is made by racist White South Africans and intended to paint Black South Africans in an incredibly negative and condescending light. To put it politely."
"Tom Cruises scenes were so unexpected. Put that movie on another level."
"Everyone needs to do themselves a favor and watch this movie with the commentary. Its even funnier, if that’s possible."
"Ya I have to agree. It's Tropic Thunder."
"Though I have seen all the movies above your comment, when I re-watch them I don’t really laugh at the jokes anymore. But no matter what when I see Robert Downey Juniors face when he is about to steal the map I f*cking lose it."
"There are hundreds of scenes like that too, the delivery and timing every actor gives is astounding."
Get Your Groove On
" 'Emperor's New Groove' is up there for me."
"Bonus points for being very family friendly and still gut bustingly funny."
"It’s Kronk that does it for me."
"His spinach puffs, being fluent in squirrel, the angel and devil on his shoulders insulting each other like 'that’s a harp and that’s a dress.' ”
"This was my first thought."
"As I scrolled through, there were a lot of other movies that I probably would find funnier on a first watch now, but 'The Emperor's New Groove?' I've literally never laughed harder at a movie in my entire life than the day I first watched it as a kid."
"I hadn’t seen that movie until college."
"My roommates and I decided to do a family movie night one night and watch it. Most of us either had never seen it or hadn’t seen it since childhood."
"We completely lost it. We were laughing the entire time decided to watch it again the next night cause we missed like half of it from laughing to hard."
More Than Just A Robin In This Cage
"The way Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play off of each other is amazing, and it’s easily my favorite comedy. Gene Hackman and Hank Azaria just make the movie that much better."
"My partner and I watch The Birdcage a few times a year - and we laugh every time. We probably know half the lines by heart now."
" 'Mmm Turkish Coffee... delicious!' "
"Nathan Lane playing a flamboyant gay man playing a straight man is absolute gold."
"In my humble opinion, Hank Azaria steals the show in that film."
"He is the funniest part of that movie. Considering the cast includes the comedic gods that are Nathan Lane and Robin F*cking Williams? Yeah. Azaria deserved an Oscar for that role."
"We adapt and use the 'Guatamala-ness' quote all the time when someone says "No" to a request."
Everyone's Favorite Lawyer Movie
"My Cousin Vinny."
"The part that always kills me is where the judge tells Vinny to stand up and says 'I thought I told you not to come dressed like that in my court room?' and Vinny says 'You were serious about that?' And the very next shot is him on the bus on the way to jail."
"The comedic timing of that scene is one of the best of any movie."
"I used to work with an attorney who was originally from Philadelphia. Before he moved to the South, he watched My Cousin Vinny."
"He said some of the courtroom scenes were a little too spot on to what he saw in some counties."
"As a lawyer, it’s my favorite lawyer movie."
"Also, I have never been in love with a fictional character as much as I fell in love with Marisa Tomei’s in that movie."
"This movie is, unironically, the best trial movie you will ever see in terms of best defense attorney performance."
"Not in the sense of 'oh this is the most important trial ever,' but 'this is what actual good defense lawyering looks like at trial.' ”
"Like, holy sh*t, defense attorneys DREAM of doing cross examinations like the Grits guy or the Tape Measurer. That is the shit that slam dunks a victory at trial."
"Every juror completely understood that both of those witnesses knew absolutely nothing about the case. It was beautiful."
"99% of the time tv and movies get what trial lawyering looks like wrong. 1% of the time you are watching 'My Cousin Vinnie.' "
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"Napoleon Dynamite. Mind you, the first time I saw it I couldn’t finish watching it - I thought it was horrible."
"A few months later a group of friends rented it and I was forced to watch it again. I gained a whole new level of respect for it & the writing & acting."
"Quietly hilarious. I regret not sticking with it the first time."
"A friend tricked me into watching it thinking we were seeing another movie. When the credits came up and I was like 'dude we’re in the wrong movie.' "
"He convinced me to stay and halfway through I was like 'This is so stupid. I want to go.' "
"By the time it got to the talent show dance, I realized this movie was gold!"
"Haha yeah, this movie is like that. I remember the first fifteen minutes or so thinking it was garbage, and then it randomly clicked and I was dying laughing for minutes at a time."
"I hated every minute of this movie as I watched it; but then I couldn't stop laughing about it in the weeks after. It took me a second to get it."
"So I Married an Axe Murderer, in which Mike Myers is brilliant."
"I especially love him playing the father with a thick Scottish brogue."
" 'We have a piper down. I repeat, a piper is down! '"
" 'His head's like Sputnik.' "
" 'Light a match!' "
"And the classic from Charlie: 'You know, Scotland has its own martial arts ... it's called Fa Que ... it's mostly head butting and kicking people when they're on the ground.' "
" From beginning to end it's chockful of quotables."
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A Friend I Haven't Met Yet
"It has to be The Producers."
" 'How could this happen? I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?' "
"I can always tell a friend I’ve never met yet by saying 'Don’t be stupid, be a smartie.' and seeing if I get a smile back."
Peter The Panther
"The Peter Sellers Pink Panther movies were my favorites. I even named my cats Jacques and Katie (after Kato) since they emulated the ridiculous chase and fight scenes between the two."
"My absolute favorite is probably 'A Shot in The Dark,' with wonderful moments like Clouseau going into a nudist camp and the guitar he's holding twanging as he sees an arousing female."
"The outtakes with Sellers constantly cracking up showed how masterful he was to play the character so ridiculously serious and self-important."
"I'll never forgive Roberto Benigni and Steve Martin for daring to try to repeat Clouseau - although Benigni's manic taxi driver in "Night on Earth" made me roll with laughter, giving a priest a heart attack with a story of sheep sex."
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Snubbed By The Academy
"When I was in my youth, my friends and I used to drink cough syrup and watch movies."
"I swear to god that watching Team America: World Police was one of the top 5 experiences that changed my life."
"I laughed until I cried, cried because I couldn't stop laughing, then gave a standing ovation before rambling at my buddies about its brilliance while proclaiming the sheer injustice that it was snubbed by the academy."
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The Criminally Underrated
"Honestly, I don't know if there is a ‘best’ comedy if someone asked me."
"But I do know the movie I continually laugh out loud while watching, no matter how many times I've seen it, is Forgetting Sarah Marshall."
"It’s criminally underrated in my opinion. Every performance was brilliantly funny."
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"Death at a Funeral (the British version) never fails to crack me up."
"I am American and tried the American version. I'm a fan of a lot of the cast, actually, but it just didn't work the same as the original."
"Props to Peter Dinklage for reprising his role."
"Death at a Funeral, the 2007 British version. It is hilarious."
- ShortnSimple1284Game Of Thrones Thank You GIF by EmmysGiphy
Slaughtering The Elderly
"This movie is brilliant."
"The entire movie is building up to a finale that, if it was in any other movie, wouldn’t be as funny. It shouldn’t be as funny. Seeing a clip of it wouldn’t do it justice."
"The movie creates a tone and mental space in the viewer that somehow results in them brutally slaughtering a bunch of elderly people in a rain of gunfire becoming the funniest thing I’ve ever seen."
"A movie where EVERY LINE IS A BRICK JOKE THAT COMES BACK."
"Seriously. Genius level writing."
"This is extremely anecdotal. I worked at a video store back in 07 through 09 and the most consistently rented dvds were Hotfuzz and Shaun of the Dead."
"We had like 10 copies of each and they were always consistently out. People would constantly have us call other stores to see if they had copies which they never did."
"I am certain those movies did better more consistent numbers than our weekly new releases."
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"O Brother Where Art Thou had me laughing out loud the whole time the first time I watched it."
"Not just great comedy, but a flawless film."
"The cadence of the language is critical. It's literally poetry. Shakespeare. Or, dare I say... Homer."
" 'Don't tell me how to court the electorate.' "
"I love that George Clooney has an Uncle who sounds exactly like his part, so he sent him the script to record."
"Clooney learned his lines by listening to his Uncle's recording."
"He shows up on set, and starts filming a few scenes, and the Cohen's are like, 'Why the f*ck are you changing the lines?' and Clooney doesn't understand."
"Turns out, his Uncle didn't approve of all the cussing, so he didn't record any. Clooney learned all his lines wrong."
"Makes me laugh whenever I think about it."
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Never Even Worked In A Restaurant
"I've never even worked in a restaurant and I could not stop laughing."
"It's one of those movies that's important to see because if you didn't already know how stressful it is to work in a restaurant, it's a crash course in empathy and consequences for being what later became known as a Karen."
"It's the Office Space of the food service industry."
"I have it."
"While the movie is hilarious, it’s also way to real and brings up bad memories. Working at a restaurant was easily the shittiest job I’ve ever held."
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CW: Domestic violence.
Sometimes family are the ones to avoid most.
That whole blood and water thing is true.
Evil is everywhere.
Even in our blood, our DNA.
It can be daunting to learn that someone you share something so intimate with can be darkness incarnate.
But really, that's probably a statistical truth for all of us.
So how do we cope?
Redditor onlyusemefeets wanted to hear about the worst of everyone's family, so they asked:
"When did you find out that someone in your family is evil?"
The Reddit community rose to the occasion to shed some light on their family skeletons.
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"When they ripped apart 3 generations of my family almost immediately after my dad died for a measly $37,000. He's a millionaire. That kinda money is pocket change to him."
"When my 11 year old cousin got cancer."
"Her mom and boyfriend were shooting up her pain medicine. My cousin was in so much pain, she told her Doctors. Thats when the doctors stopped giving her mom a prescription and the nurses dispensed her pain meds at the hospital. Unfortunately they could not keep track of medication while at home so they reported it."
"CPS removed her. She died shortly after in foster care. Parents were never charged."
"When my dad died of covid my Aunt tried to say she was entitled to some stuff of his since it belonged in the family. She even called a lawyer on us and it was big deal and my mom didn't need to deal with that trying to raise 3 kids on her own so f**k her. She still bothers us about stuff and all it is like plates and some pictures and some other things."
"Sunken Cost Fallacy"
"My brother's addiction has led to him spinning some ridiculous stories. I'm not sure if he is very convincing or if my father chooses to believe him because of some 'sunken cost fallacy,' or he genuinely refuses to give up. But my brother has told lies and stories about me and my siblings to the point that he's the only child who talks to my father anymore. He convinced my father that I forced him to do drugs."
"But I knew my brother was evil when scared away my sister with physical violence. Last month, he went missing for a weeks only to turn up after flipping his car high on pills. My father doesn't know it yet, but my mother is planning on leaving him because my father chooses my brother over her. No one can convince my father that he's enabling. No one can convince my brother to stop. Hard drugs really destroy entire families."
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"When he purposely excluded his 4 year old son (from a previous relationship) from his wedding to his new spouse, deleted all photos of his son from his social media, and legally signed away all parental rights. He has since had 2 more kids with said new spouse."
How can parents act that way?
"I don't know about evil, but my dad got remarried and has a kid and stepson with his new spouse. All of that would be fine if he didn't pretend that none of us (offspring from first marriage) exist so he can pretend this family is the first family and we never happened."
"Once this realization hit me, I stopped contacting him, and once I stopped putting in the effort, everything else dissipated. We haven't spoken at all. He does not care in the least. I honestly believe that he wishes we never even existed. He is a failure as a father and as a man."
"When my husband's brother (1 of 5 siblings) said he couldn't make it to our house to plan their mother's funeral because he had to work. Meanwhile we found out he wasn't working because we caught him on ring doorbell entering the moms house to rifle through it while the rest of us were planning the funeral at my house."
"When my ex said 'you've been a godsend, I want a divorce.' I had taken time off from work to take care of her parents. She told me this right before her dad died, and she inherited. She found a boyfriend while I was with her parents. She got the house by declaring I had abandoned it. I was with her parents."
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"When my dad tried to throw my 6 month old sister when he was drunk. That man is a monster in disguise"
So many people really need to be screened for their abilities to raise kids.
People Reveal The Major Pros And Cons Of Being 'Friends With Benefits' With Someone
Friends, especially great friends share a lot in life.
We share secrets, memories, joy, sorrow and in some cases... sex.
Is this a good idea or an unmitigated disaster?
The jury is still out.
It works for some and is a disaster for others.
Plus it can muddle the history of the relationship.
So what do people do?
Let's find out...
Redditor thunderchild10 wanted to discuss everyone's thoughts on the friends with benefits scenario, so they asked:
"What's your opinion of friends with benefits?"
I've never done FWB.
I feel robbed.
After a while...Friends With Benefits Herkenbaar GIF by GoPlayGiphy
"Fun, and fine for a while, but less fulfilling than a relationship. Also, you both need to be good at compartmentalization, otherwise one of you will likely end up catching feelings."
"My FWB caught feelings even though we were always clearly communicated as FWB. We were both in a big but really close friends group. I got a gf (she had recently had a bf as well) and she got mad. I ended up losing all my friends. It’s been 4 years, and she actually successfully managed to get 20+ ppl to forget I exist."
The Rule of Three
"I had 3 throughout college. Two ended in us dating and then breaking up. The only one that worked and lasted two years was me and an ex from high school. We never hung out but were cool after our breakup. Didn’t speak for like three years and then when we were in college we saw each other at the bar, hooked up that night, then like two days later she asked if I wanted to meet up and I said sure."
"Then it just continues for two years. We rarely spoke outside of the bedroom other than like ‘pick me up from the bar’. Overall it was cool but I think it’s very rare. You have to find two people who just don’t have any desire for each other other than when horny, which a lot of times is not the case in one side"
"I honestly don't understand it at all. Having any sexual relation with a person whom I don't love and who doesn't love me seems pointless and even scary to me. I guess I am over-sensitive or something, because the thought of being so close to somebody without actually having a connection, an exclusivity, without knowing if this will ever happen again, is genuinely horrific to me."
"I don't care what others do in the bed and with whom, but this kind of relationship is just not for me."
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"If they can provide Medical, Dental, Unemployment, and Retirement benefits then they’re a friend for life."
Benefits are benefits. I'm in.
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"It didn't work out. We couldn't keep it just friends once we started the benefits. We will celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary in 2 weeks."
"Very messy. You gotta either be f"k buddies only, dating, or friends only. Trying to keep feelings out of FWB is too difficult."
"That's a great point. I agree that it's tough to keep feelings out of the equation. I think it's best to just be honest and open with your friend so that you both know the boundaries of the situation and can stick to them. That way, both parties can be sure that they're getting what they need out of the relationship."
"Seems iffy to me if you want the friendship to lay long term. Doesn't someone usually catch feelings, so after the FWB finds a partner they want to keep, it leaves the other party out. Especially if the new bf/gf doesn't want you to be friends with someone you've had sex with."
"Yes? No? I'm not into casual sex for myself, so am I off base?"
"A lot of people are saying 'someone always inevitably develops feelings' and that it ends badly, but that's not been my experience. I'm still friends with a few of my FWB's that I'm no longer sleeping with over the last couple of years and I'm genuinely happy for them that they've found relationships that make them happy. And I know of quite a few others similar to me."
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"A great plan when both participants are on the same page. Whether that is 'stay FWB' or 'hey we caught feelings, let's give a relationship a try'. A mess when only one participant catches feelings."
Don't get hurt...
"Terrible idea, someone always inevitably develops feelings and gets hurt."
"It can work sure, but in general, unless you're both 100% sure (which, how can you ever really be?) beforehand that you won't develop feelings for each other, I generally have seen it not work."
"In my personal experience, someone always had to break it off just as feelings were starting to arise. So yeah, be careful I guess."
What have we learned?
Communication is key.
Do you have any WTF FWB experiences to share? Let us know in the comments below.
Former Disney Park Actors Describe The Weirdest Experiences They Ever Had While In Character
An undeniable part of the magic that guests experience at many of the Disney parks around the world is the interactions with characters.
Those who post photos of their Disney vacations will almost always include a photo with Mickey and/or Donald Duck, Goofy, Minnie, and their human friends like Snow White, Belle, Moana, or villains like Gaston.
It's not that difficult to suspend your disbelief during an encounter with a Disney character.
But spoiler alert, the beloved icons you're putting your arms around and giving hugs are with total strangers who are paid to make you feel special.
Redditors got a chance to discover what it's like for those costumed Disney cast members giving hugs and signing autographs to kids of all ages that they've never met before.
Redditor nvoltage1017 asked:
"Former actors at Disney parks, what’s the weirdest thing that happened to you while you were in character?"
Fluffy Disney characters are appealing to a niche interest in the kink community.
"I was one of the performers for Nick Wilde from Zootopia a few years ago, And if you’re not aware; a large number of people in the furry community find him highly attractive."
"You can just imagine the number of people in that community who flirted with me and/or Judy and whispered some pretty sexual things to us. I think I also had a guy grab Nick’s tie like in that flirty way, we had to get him escorted out of the park."
"The moral of the story is: don’t be inappropriate with the characters, we are real people underneath, and there are legitimate consequences for that kind of behaviour."
Just Plain Goofy
"I was playing Goofy inside a restaurant and I got swarmed Aliens-style by a hoard of <10 kids. Unfortunately while I was playing around with them the inner hood below the mask slipped over my eyes and I was completely blinded. We had assistants around whom we could signal for help by flapping our arms, but the kids had made it a game of attaching themselves Tarzan-like to both my arms and to raise them I would have had to lift 3-4 kids per arm (dangerous even if I'd been strong enough to do that)."
"I found myself blind and completely rooted to the spot, unable to ask for help and with nobody realizing that I was in trouble. I spent like a solid 10-15 minutes in that sort of limbo reflecting on the life decisions that had taken me there until the assistant came over and whispered 'set is over dude' and I finally managed to signal something was wrong."
Things get out of control.
Why They Do It
"I was a 'mouse height' performer at Disney World around 2013. Can unfortunately confirm groping happened from time to time and it was incredibly uncomfortable. We were trained to move away if we could and signal to the character attendants to escort the guest away if it happened. One time some guy thought it appropriate to pick me up completely off the ground in a bear hug. The head pushed back and, because the inside is connected to us with head gear and a chin strap, my neck bent back with it and it hurt like hell."
"Not a weird story, but one of my most memorable guest experiences was meeting a little blind boy as Mickey in Epcot. I gently guided his hands to the soft ears, then the nose, and bow tie and he was laughing and his smile lit up the whole room. I still get emotional thinking about it! Interactions like that made it all worth it to me at the time."
"I dated a girl that played one of the fairies for the Tinkerbell place. Beyond the pretty much daily occurrence of old dads hitting on her (she was 19 at the time) the weirdest thing to happen to her was a woman with a 4yr old little girl was all excited to get a picture with Tinkerbell, who was busy, so my ex volunteered to do pictures and entertain the little girl while they waited."
"The woman was a b*tch about that idea, rudely saying she was here to see Tinkerbell and not 'off-brand' fairies. So just shrugging it off, my ex moved on. A bit later, she hears a commotion and Tinkerbell is obviously upset, and security shows up. Apparently, this woman was Tinkerbell's bio mom and had taken her granddaughter to Disney, just to violate the restraining order against her."
"Disney Jail is a real place."
Trapped In Sick
"I used to work at a different amusement park that featured similar costumed characters. The worst thing I ever heard was the time one of the characters was overcome by heat in 95 degree weather, and vomited inside the suit, splattering the inside of the suit's head with their half-digested lunch."
"They had to walk a long distance back to the dressing rooms breathing the super-heated vomit air the entire way."
Things get violent
That's Just Nuts
"Never was an actor, but when I was a kid at Disney World in the 70s, I watched Chip get into a fist fight with a young 20 something guy. The guys girlfriend wanted him to do a picture with Chip & Dale, but he didn't want to. Chip grabbed him in a head lock and his girlfriend snapped the photo. When Chip let go, the guy came up swinging. Dale had to jump in and break them up, as Chip started swinging back. For a kid of 12, it was awesome!"
Shifts To Avoid
"My ex wife was in the character department at Disney World years ago. She was always getting injured by guests. From macho men wanting to see how strong of a grip Mickey had, to grabbing hold of Donald's bill and yanking really hard. Pulling noses, beaks, ears, etc., can really hurt people."
"Another person was dressed as Daisy duck and got tackled by a guest and knocked out cold. When she recovered, she pressed charges."
"The worst nights for the characters were high school senior nights and the religious group nights. Bunch of unruly teens with little to no supervision. No one wanted to work those shifts. Ever."
Some situations were a bit on the laughable side.
"I was part of the Disney college program and I have my own stories but not as a character. My mom on the other hand, she was a character actor back in the day (60’s or 70’s). They were testing a new headpiece for the seven dwarf costumes in Disneyland and my mom wore one of them out on a march with Snow White. As a Dwarf, your head is inside their hat, their face on their stomach, etc. Being Anaheim, it was really hot that summer day and as they were going around following Snow White a little kid saw my mom “Doc” he ran up to give him/her a hug. As he was hugging Doc, the plastic that made up the face started melting inwards and the child started screaming 'I killed Doc! I killed Doc!' In hysterics. Character handlers rushed my mom/Doc off through one of the secret passages by Pirates and got her out of the costume before the plastic could melt onto her."
"Always thought it was a fun story and curious how much it screwed up that kid."
The Gas Leak
"Not a cast member but either Mickey or Minnie cut a very audible fart while posing with my wife and me. It must've been awful inside that dutch oven of a costume."
"I knew a friend(a guy) who wore Minnie Mouse costume. He told me almost all guys would put their hands around his waist. He wouldn’t dare to talk or else they will hear his manly voice and that might pisses them off."
"Edit: this blows up quickly. I feel I need to let people know that it’s not okay to grope the Disney characters. My friend had introduced me to the people who play them and they are just normal people. All I can tell you is that they will make a disgusting face under the mask and talk sh*t about you later after work."
Disney cast members must've been relieved to some extent when the parks reopened with pandemic measures.
Not only did the Disney park institute mask mandates, but any character also interactions–if there were any at all–were at a safe distance from guests, preventing physical contact.
With normal character interactive procedures now back in place at most Disney parks, always remember to be on your best behavior.
People Break Down Which Practices The United States Needs To Adopt From Other Countries
We can all agree that there is something to appreciate about every country in the world, but there are arguably some countries that appear to have their ducks more consistently and happily in a row than others.
While it would be easy to let pride get in the way and continue to do things the same way, the more productive thing would be to learn from the countries who have figured out a better way to do certain things, whether it's healthcare, food banks, or other services.
Reflecting on the United States, Redditor Blinds**thead asked:
"What is one thing the USA should adopt from some other country?"
Introductions to Alcohol
"Swedish drinking laws. If I remember correctly, you can purchase alcohol below 5% at age 18, and be served liquor in bars (so the bartender can control the amount being served)."
"Seems like a smarter way to introduce kids to alcohol rather than opening the floodgates at 21."
Taxes to Approve
"I've never done them but they seem complicated and stress my parents out, so I just know I'll f**k mine up and end up in stupid jail, lol (laughing out loud)."
"Just send me something to sign, please!"
"A prison system that focuses on rehabilitation instead of punishment. Many countries have been successful with this saving literally billions of dollars and cutting down on crime."
Universal School Lunches
"Universal school lunches. It is embarrassing that we do not have folks cooking lunches for students from scratch and that it is not provided for free to all students."
"Do you want to bring your own lunch? Great, but you can also have the free hot lunch that looks homemade, not pizza squares, canned veggies, a slice of fruit, and 3 oz of milk."
"Kids shouldn't be going into debt for lunch. We're probably wealthy enough that our food waste alone would be sufficient, if captured magically, to feed every kid in the United States three proper meals per day."
"Also walkable cities and above-ground monorail systems."
"Finland has recently ended homelessness by just allowing people to live in small apartments without any preconditions, and four out of five of them make their way back to a stable life."
"It's also cheaper than allowing people to be homeless."
Foster Care Assistance
"It would be nice to also eliminate the fees foster parents pay for general registration, classes, and social services related to fostering or adoption."
"And also eliminate trying to recoup costs by billing parents whose children have been placed in foster care."
Longer Paid Family Leave
"I was SUPER blessed to get 12 weeks fully pay. But that’s not enough time. Putting the emotional aspect aside, I’ve returned to work functioning on four to five hours of sleep a night, and my productivity and cognitive abilities are greatly handicapped."
"My three-month-old son can’t even hold his head up or sit, let alone talk to tell me if anything’s wrong, and he’s placed in the care of someone else from 7:15 am to 5:15 pm. Doesn’t seem healthy for mother or child."
"The fact that our toilets don't have bidets and that at public restrooms the gap between the doors is massive, are both disgusting. Our whole bathroom situation is messed up."
Having a Siesta
"According to Dr. Andrew Huberman, whether you eat lunch or not, everyone requires a rest midday."
Tax Included in the Price
"Man, I had such a hard time with this when I visited America. Maths in my head is not my forte and I’m so used to looking at prices and expecting that to just be the price."
"I don’t get why you wouldn’t just add in the tax to the price. No one wants to do math unnecessarily. I mean, we don’t even tip in Australia so I don’t even need to work that out."
Raising Multilingual Children
"Teaching a foreign language to young students in public schools (ie 5yrs, k-5) when the propensity to learn the language quickly is maximum."
Clean Public Restrooms
"The clean restrooms in Japan were amazing. I never had to clean a toilet seat to put my young kids on it. In the states? Near every time. People here just don’t care about the ‘we’ when it comes to restrooms."
Separate Work and Healthcare
"Decent healthcare that isn't tied to your job. Other countries all over the world have figured out different ways to do this, so why can't we? (I know, corporations own politicians.)"
"I'm not an expert, but I'm guessing it would destabilize a bunch of industries in the near term. But I wonder if long-term, it would create so much new innovation since people would be unafraid to lose their health benefits to leave their stable but s**tty corporate jobs to start new ventures."
Designated Drivers on the Go
"In Japan, there is a service that you can call 24 hours per day that will come with two drivers and one car. One driver drives you and your car home, and the other follows in their car to pick up the driver that took you home with your car. No DUI, etc."
"It's actually really affordable there. No need to get an uber home that night and then an uber back the next day when you are hungover only to find out you have a million parking tickets or your car got towed."
Though there are positives to every country, it would be so cool to see each country be more open-minded about adopting the positives of other countries.
If a country is doing something better than another, the best thing for the citizens would be to take some notes, rather than let their pride do the talking.